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Forum: Racing 04-27-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,707
Posted By Crisis management
I'm with Skowinski.... although I wouldn't put it...

I'm with Skowinski.... although I wouldn't put it past MM to beat everyone by 10 seconds!
Forum: Racing 04-19-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,964
Posted By Crisis management
Great racing, I'm hugging my Ducati with my No 46...

Great racing, I'm hugging my Ducati with my No 46 hat on, life is perfect!


Almost forgot, Go Cal!!!! (take that you naysayers!)
Forum: Racing 03-25-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 20,895
Posted By Crisis management
C'mon, dig out the FE and get that air cooled...

C'mon, dig out the FE and get that air cooled engine making Italian noises!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By Crisis management
Hi Motu! My profuse apologies for letting the...

Hi Motu!
My profuse apologies for letting the side down, unfortunately we have run out of fencing wire up here.....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By Crisis management
That's an interesting article and as long as you...

That's an interesting article and as long as you accept that it's a last resort method of making piston rings with the expectation that the rings might seal a bit and are better than no rings then...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By Crisis management
I almost burst a brain cell trying to convert...

I almost burst a brain cell trying to convert Newton metres to inch pounds....luckily it's also printed in the instruction manual! So, 3 to 18 foot lbs or 5 to 25 Newton metres.

One of the best...
Forum: Racing 02-22-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,681
Posted By Crisis management
Ok, thanks, that's a great explanation!

Ok, thanks, that's a great explanation!
Forum: Racing 02-22-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,681
Posted By Crisis management
Ok, I understand a block pass, there was enough...

Ok, I understand a block pass, there was enough of that at the front between Rea and Haslam, I looked at the Sykes pass a few times and it didn't look like that to me, more of a get out of the way or...
Forum: Racing 02-22-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,681
Posted By Crisis management
A question for you all, in race 1 Sykes was...

A question for you all, in race 1 Sykes was "pushed" out, how come there was no penalty against the other rider? From my viewpoint if Sykes had held his line there would have been a collision with...
Forum: New Zealand 02-19-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 39,386
Posted By Crisis management
I know, I was talking to Bob Jackson a few weeks...

I know, I was talking to Bob Jackson a few weeks back and he was muttering about how much he enjoyed the Riverhead event, unfortunately the Kinleith dates clash with Tussock Buster where we will be...
Forum: Face plant 02-18-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,916
Posted By Crisis management
I'm a bit curious about the front brake aversion,...

I'm a bit curious about the front brake aversion, it's definately one of those tools you want to learn to use. Foxtrapper is on the money with the dead engine approach and I use it regularly on those...
Forum: New Zealand 02-18-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 39,386
Posted By Crisis management
I'll keep an eye out for you then! Seeing as...

I'll keep an eye out for you then!

Seeing as this thread is loosely about bikes you want, with the upsurge in vintage enduro up here I'm getting an urge to buy something 70's or 80's and attempt...
Forum: New Zealand 02-17-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 39,386
Posted By Crisis management
We can't all afford the bling like you rich...

We can't all afford the bling like you rich circuit racers... going to Paeroa this weekend? I'm going down for the sunday so please entertain me well, I'll even take photos!
Forum: New Zealand 02-17-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 39,386
Posted By Crisis management
Interesting eh? I just went for a ride to see...

Interesting eh? I just went for a ride to see where I would want the pegs and back and down would suit me, however for a couple of hundred dollars and then the need to stuff around with levers I'll...
Forum: New Zealand 02-17-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 39,386
Posted By Crisis management
Next question then, seeing as the Q tech and...

Next question then, seeing as the Q tech and boxer parts pegs look like they lower and move pegs forward, where do we get the lowered and moved back pegs?
Forum: New Zealand 02-17-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 39,386
Posted By Crisis management
I shouldn't have looked at the Boxer parts...

I shouldn't have looked at the Boxer parts website either... those of you that have fitted lowered footpegs, I see they offer a short gearchange as well, is that necessary or only for people with...
Forum: New Zealand 02-15-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 39,386
Posted By Crisis management
How did I miss this? Congrats Mark, they are a...

How did I miss this? Congrats Mark, they are a lot of fun and give you a new respect for the word momentum...
Forum: Racing 02-10-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 136,914
Posted By Crisis management
You're a heathen Krop, a thousand raised fists...

You're a heathen Krop, a thousand raised fists are being shaken in your general direction from the Isle of Mann! :D


My predictions for the year? Jorge is going to melt down and I can safely wear...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By Crisis management
Assuming it's a BMW (be good if you told us the...

Assuming it's a BMW (be good if you told us the make / year?) remove the cover, clean thoroughly to get it grease / oil free and fix it with JB weld or similar. I had an R80 cover that was held...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 26,424
Posted By Crisis management
Just to make you really drool Nachtflug, 21st of...

Just to make you really drool Nachtflug, 21st of february there is a Bears race meeting at Ruapuna, (Christchurch, NZ) with 7 Brittens attending and displays from Britten Motorcycle Company....
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 29,089
Posted By Crisis management
That looks absolutely lovely, simple, elegant and...

That looks absolutely lovely, simple, elegant and single purpose, well done Chris and thanks for posting the details up, very much appreciated.
Iain.
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,842
Posted By Crisis management
I'm shocked and appalled, my hands trembling too...

I'm shocked and appalled, my hands trembling too much to pack my pipe bowl and there's a wet patch on one of my slippers.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By Crisis management
The Ford plant in Geelong, Melbourne, Australia...

The Ford plant in Geelong, Melbourne, Australia built the sedan, station wagon and ute, I'm not sure they were built in England tho. I occasionally see one around here, they were assembled here from...
Forum: New Zealand 01-22-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 39,386
Posted By Crisis management
Just so you don't feel left out Mark, I just...

Just so you don't feel left out Mark, I just bought an 03 Ducati Monster 1000 to satisfy my road bike urges. Looking forward to your next bike purchase......
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By Crisis management
thanks guys, sort of assures me I'm not a...

thanks guys, sort of assures me I'm not a complete whack job, I've used the fish scale method on my earlier SS but looks like it will be the allen keys / shim methods on the monster. I have belts...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By Crisis management
Cam belt tensioning

I recently bought an 03 Ducati Monster 1000 (dual spark motor) and while doing my usual post purchase maintenance (all the stuff the PO doesn't tell you) I came to replacing the cam belts. Ducati...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By Crisis management
In my limited airhead history (half a dozen...

In my limited airhead history (half a dozen filter changes?) I have used Motobins little black number without problem.
Forum: New Zealand 12-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,700
Posted By Crisis management
Interesting comments regarding the Monster / SV...

Interesting comments regarding the Monster / SV comparison, obviously I should ride one. Yours sounds great but a bit out of my price range (Scottish heritage), good luck with the sale.
Forum: New Zealand 12-09-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,700
Posted By Crisis management
Your a bastard, that looks like Pauls bike and I...

Your a bastard, that looks like Pauls bike and I am shocked and appalled that anything Italian could be made to look so English. :huh



Tell me more, Roger (Rogson) has been bleating on about...
Forum: New Zealand 12-08-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,700
Posted By Crisis management
Yeah, but I've already got the fat pig (R100GS)...

Yeah, but I've already got the fat pig (R100GS) for the cafe posing duties, I really want something with road manners that's light weight and sharp handling, the monster does that for me while still...
Forum: New Zealand 12-08-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,700
Posted By Crisis management
Depends how much you can do yourself, the...

Depends how much you can do yourself, the aircooled (like Voltaires) are cheap to run, my KTM450 costs about the same in servicing and everything can be done out of a compact tool kit. The 916 motor...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,863
Posted By Crisis management
Just a note, the Valeo on my 89 R100GS died a...

Just a note, the Valeo on my 89 R100GS died a week or two ago and I replaced it with another Valeo from euromotoelectrics.com.
Great service, the price was $175 US plus shipping (to the south...
Forum: New Zealand 12-01-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Crisis management
I'm riding down from Auckland and will be doing...

I'm riding down from Auckland and will be doing either the Molesworth or rainbow on the way down, I am taking as many detours as I can (through that farm into Lees valley before Christchurch etc) so...
Forum: New Zealand 12-01-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,748
Posted By Crisis management
Talk to Robert at KSS, when I looked at an Ohlins...

Talk to Robert at KSS, when I looked at an Ohlins for the Ducati he suggested a Nitron shock as a better performer and better price, it works well too! I do like the Ohlins on my PD, it keeps the...
Forum: New Zealand 11-30-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,700
Posted By Crisis management
Fucker, I did about 50kms at Woodhill yesterday...

Fucker, I did about 50kms at Woodhill yesterday and can hardly walk, bloody trees leaping out all over the place.






Glad you're enjoying it, it's pretty well set up. :clap
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 116,042
Posted By Crisis management
They look good, until you see the price! :huh ...

They look good, until you see the price! :huh That would be almost $400 delivered to me in my piece of paradise, that's almost double the value of the front end of the bike.....

Your bike looks...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,773
Posted By Crisis management
Thanks, that makes sense, I wonder if this is...

Thanks, that makes sense, I wonder if this is more of an issue in the larger displacement engines as they have a greater pumping capacity, the sump / crankcase having been designed for 750cc...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,773
Posted By Crisis management
Why are we to not fill to the"full" mark on the...

Why are we to not fill to the"full" mark on the dipstick? Does the oil run out the end of the engine or pour in a tidal wave down the cylinders? :D
My R100GS doesn't use oil (other than the bits...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,305
Posted By Crisis management
I suspect you need to look at improving your...

I suspect you need to look at improving your skills, I spent saturday afternoon in sand on a GS, 21" front tyre and the only time I had problems was when I slowed down or when the sand got over the...
Forum: New Zealand 11-16-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,863
Posted By Crisis management
I have to admit to a mild sense of foreboding...

I have to admit to a mild sense of foreboding when the yellow transporter turned up but I was really glad to be pushing an R80 into it on saturday night rather than towing it home.
The GS disgraced...
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