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Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,101
Posted By Padmei
What the hell??? That's a bloody pushrod coming...

What the hell??? That's a bloody pushrod coming thru there:huh
Forum: New Zealand 01-20-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 23,696
Posted By Padmei
Hey Stephanio It'd be good to catch up but I'll...

Hey Stephanio It'd be good to catch up but I'll be away at Totaranui then Port Underwear over that time. I will however close my eyes & imagine you riding renegade across the Badlands with your...
Forum: New Zealand 01-20-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,366
Posted By Padmei
Ahh good stuff WW. It would be nice to actually...

Ahh good stuff WW. It would be nice to actually do it but as you describe- a bit of work for 5-10mins riding. I seem to remember the Tuamaweewee crossing being a bit of a concern & some framers...
Forum: New Zealand 01-19-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,366
Posted By Padmei
I tihnk I may have a prototype breather Pete...

I tihnk I may have a prototype breather Pete lathed up floating around.

Good luck with the rear one. I have tried with a bit of bike gear cable outer epoxied to the existing breather cap but kept...
Forum: New Zealand 01-18-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,624
Posted By Padmei
Have to say this is the best summer weatherwise I...

Have to say this is the best summer weatherwise I can remember for Nelson. Hot hot hot!
Forum: New Zealand 01-17-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,366
Posted By Padmei
Rain? - you're joking right? I would like very...

Rain? - you're joking right?
I would like very much to camp out by Anatori & try to get across Big river on a low tide - some say it can't be done others say it's a piece of cake. I think a spare...
Forum: New Zealand 01-17-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,366
Posted By Padmei
What he said. If you don't have a breather...

What he said.
If you don't have a breather riser arrangement for your gearbox you may want to flush that as well.

good ride aye? I reckon it's the causeways between the bays that's the coolest....
Forum: New Zealand 01-17-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 135,522
Posted By Padmei
It's funny cos I remember seeing that car in a...

It's funny cos I remember seeing that car in a display at St Lukes shopping centre as a kid. I wonder if people still have adventures like that. 3 weeks waiting beside a car in the middle of no where...
Forum: New Zealand 01-17-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 135,522
Posted By Padmei
This is for those that weren't around in the...

This is for those that weren't around in the seventy/Eighties.

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Forum: New Zealand 01-15-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 23,696
Posted By Padmei
Nice RR bro. I think I'll be heading thru the...

Nice RR bro.
I think I'll be heading thru the loop again soon. It's so much nicer on these hot sunny days.
Forum: New Zealand 01-15-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Padmei
I got some skull candy insert ones. Best i've...

I got some skull candy insert ones. Best i've used so far. They have the ribbon style leads on them which don't get tangld so easily. My previous ones were cheapish ones with silicon seals.
...
Forum: New Zealand 01-12-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,746
Posted By Padmei
While you walk the earth contemplate the use of...

While you walk the earth contemplate the use of the space bar
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By Padmei
There is no way to keep the ali looking nice...

There is no way to keep the ali looking nice unfortunately. It's funny how no-one in the automotive industry has invented a product to do it.
Forum: New Zealand 01-11-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,746
Posted By Padmei
It wasn't the dropping the KLR that mattered - it...

It wasn't the dropping the KLR that mattered - it was the trying to pick it up again. No way I'd say the DR was more off roadable than the KLR - We got the KLRs places the DRs would go fetal. They...
Forum: New Zealand 01-10-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,746
Posted By Padmei
What about a DRZ400? Kinda in between everything?...

What about a DRZ400? Kinda in between everything? Unless you want to do big distances.
I have seen that GS fanging around here. I don't think you'd like the airhead but maybe you need to own one to...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,667
Posted By Padmei
I stripped all the crap off my bike- 91 r80GS....

I stripped all the crap off my bike- 91 r80GS. Didn't do it for weight - just didn't like the look of the wooly mammoth head & wanted less on there.
To me the heaviest thing was the collector -...
Forum: New Zealand 01-07-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 23,696
Posted By Padmei
What's the ural like with water crossings? The...

What's the ural like with water crossings? The rainbow had a couple of fords.
Forum: New Zealand 01-06-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,399
Posted By Padmei
Coolest bike I've seen for a long time. Well...

Coolest bike I've seen for a long time. Well worth the effort.
Forum: New Zealand 01-05-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,455
Posted By Padmei
nice. great weather for riding at the mo.

nice. great weather for riding at the mo.
Forum: New Zealand 01-05-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 135,522
Posted By Padmei
Yes it looked like it had had a bit of water...

Yes it looked like it had had a bit of water shifting things around. We had to ride upstream a couple of metres & then across. I think it is the same one Pete came off on last time thru.
Forum: New Zealand 01-04-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,378
Posted By Padmei
I found that with my DRZ all the time -...

I found that with my DRZ all the time - controlled braking was foot off foot on and repeat.
Forum: New Zealand 01-04-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 135,522
Posted By Padmei
Someone wanted it - gotta warn you it's not...

Someone wanted it - gotta warn you it's not pretty

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Forum: New Zealand 01-03-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 135,522
Posted By Padmei
I was having a hell of a lot of fun. Trailing...

I was having a hell of a lot of fun.
Trailing the other bikes it was enjoyable to see them strung out along the valley, the dust whipped up behind them. It was a scene straight from the Baja 1000....
Forum: New Zealand 01-03-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 135,522
Posted By Padmei
I didn't feel like waiting around killing time...

I didn't feel like waiting around killing time there. A 4wd came thru & the driver explained a car had gone off the side of the road & fallen about 10m down. Not sure on the status of the occupants...
Forum: New Zealand 01-03-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 135,522
Posted By Padmei
Molesworth Rainbow Run 3/1/2014

Where had my bloody GPS gone??? How ironic is that - losing something designed to keep you unlost. I was quite chuffed with myself on the Friday nite getting everything ready & packed for the...
Forum: New Zealand 01-02-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,624
Posted By Padmei
i arrived home. My kids couldn't look at me & my...

i arrived home. My kids couldn't look at me & my wife burst into hysterical giggles calling me puffy pie man face...
Forum: New Zealand 01-02-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,624
Posted By Padmei
Yes driving back from chch yesterday saw heaps of...

Yes driving back from chch yesterday saw heaps of cops. There was only one muppet driver but the usual amount of drivers (all were women) that never check their mirrors or move off the centre line.
Forum: New Zealand 01-01-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 33,216
Posted By Padmei
When are you & trusty going to put it up against...

When are you & trusty going to put it up against the local boys down here? Only bavarian machine racing machine today was a modern flash thing. Heaps of triumphs tho which is nice to see.
Forum: New Zealand 01-01-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,624
Posted By Padmei
Caught up with Deano at the port races. Will text...

Caught up with Deano at the port races. Will text him when we get to Renwick to let him know our status. Weather looks OK so far, cloudy with maybe afternoon showers. Hard to predict what will happen...
Forum: New Zealand 01-01-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,624
Posted By Padmei
OK breaking news- called the rainbow farm manager...

OK breaking news- called the rainbow farm manager & the guy at the end of the phone says to the best of his knowledge the slip has been cleared up. Unfortunately the weather doesn't look as warm &...
Forum: New Zealand 12-31-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,624
Posted By Padmei
Crazyfrog was saying Rainbow closed for flood...

Crazyfrog was saying Rainbow closed for flood damage. To be investigated & will report back tomm.
Forum: New Zealand 12-31-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,624
Posted By Padmei
Ok if you guys want to def lock in Saturday I'm...

Ok if you guys want to def lock in Saturday I'm down wid dat (see how I snuck in some gangsta lingo)
I spose I could indulge myself with the heat, smoke, screaming engines, broken parts & black...
Forum: New Zealand 12-31-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,624
Posted By Padmei
Shit forgot about that. Hmmmm...

Shit forgot about that. Hmmmm...
Forum: New Zealand 12-31-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,624
Posted By Padmei
I'm in Chch today heading back to Nelson this...

I'm in Chch today heading back to Nelson this avo. I'm planning to do the Molesworth/ Rainbow run tomm if anyone is keen for a leisurely ride. I'll be heading out 830-9ish.
Forum: New Zealand 12-27-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,746
Posted By Padmei
I'm getting 15km/l on my r80gs.

I'm getting 15km/l on my r80gs.
Forum: New Zealand 12-22-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 23,696
Posted By Padmei
Wow there is not one sq centimetre without a...

Wow there is not one sq centimetre without a sticker on it - that adhesive adds a fair bit of weight:evil
Forum: New Zealand 12-20-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,366
Posted By Padmei
I haven't read anywhere comparisons between the...

I haven't read anywhere comparisons between the two shocks where people have tried both - most have had one or the other. Having Dr Robert close is handy tho.

What bells & whistles do you get...
Forum: New Zealand 12-19-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,366
Posted By Padmei
I'm kinda intermittent with valve clearances....

I'm kinda intermittent with valve clearances. Mine don't move much but I have got new seats, valves guides etc.

What kind of money for the shock?
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,626
Posted By Padmei
D606 on the front - bloody hard to get on tho. ...

D606 on the front - bloody hard to get on tho.
Mitas E07 on the back - can't beat them for everything but mud
Forum: New Zealand 12-18-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,908
Posted By Padmei
Those old tigers hold their price pretty well to...

Those old tigers hold their price pretty well to compared to the newer gen ones. I really disliked their shape & style when they came out but funny how ones taste evolves as one matures.
You don't...
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