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Forum: New Zealand Today, 12:45 PM
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Posted By Mark_S
its big, fat, slow and german and kind of...

its big, fat, slow and german and kind of likeable

http://kumquatwriter.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/i-know-nothing1.jpg?w=200

naming bikes is gay
Forum: New Zealand Today, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
turn up at my place between 9 and 9.30 (I'll pm...

turn up at my place between 9 and 9.30 (I'll pm you the address - I don't want scum like Bart to know where I live) on the 640 - riding could be a mixture but will definitely involve some bush...
Forum: New Zealand Today, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
Thanks for that little comparison - got to admit...

Thanks for that little comparison - got to admit the pd is pretty agricultural - its part of its appeal

with my roady anarchy 3's I hope to not get that close to mud

wanna come for a ride...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
I thought about using some rubber packing/spacing...

I thought about using some rubber packing/spacing but was concerned about the shear loading on the 5mm mounting screws



Well there is only one way to find out.....
plus every layer I add...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
thanks for that - but I can get a motobat battery...

thanks for that - but I can get a motobat battery quite cheaply through a freid so thats what I ordered - plus I have a motobat charger as well so....

Steve thought my battery could be the source...
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
do'h - never occurred to me to search advrider ...

do'h - never occurred to me to search advrider

found exactly what I needed to know

thanks for that

what model motobat have you got and would you get it again?
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,763
Posted By Mark_S
sounds like a job for the boxabits mine canary

sounds like a job for the boxabits mine canary
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
maybe there is some sizing issue between the...

maybe there is some sizing issue between the master cyl and calliper?

do you know what pads the nissan takes (mine has squarish pads?

I've tried searching for squarish pads but all I find are...
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 143,645
Posted By Mark_S
the penny just dropped took me a while to...

the penny just dropped

took me a while to tap into that one
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,216
Posted By Mark_S
The build thread...

The build thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=830576) for this bike is a real gem - ticks between legs and dr Phill et all
Forum: New Zealand 04-22-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 78,761
Posted By Mark_S
well I'm kind of stuck with the 1st weekend in...

well I'm kind of stuck with the 1st weekend in May or not for a couple of months so, depending on weather and getting the bike sorted this weekend, I will probably come down anyway and either ride...
Forum: New Zealand 04-22-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 143,645
Posted By Mark_S
I think I may need a new battery - only just...

I think I may need a new battery - only just started on Sunday and the heated grips didn't work and indicators wouldn't stay on until I'd ridden for an hour or so

I like dicking around with wiring...
Forum: New Zealand 04-22-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,763
Posted By Mark_S
Hi Andy Its a bit sad that they have...

Hi Andy

Its a bit sad that they have bulldozed it

the 'Devils Highway' doesn't sound like so much of an achievement as the 'Devil Staircase'.

It would be very cool though

If we get...
Forum: New Zealand 04-22-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 143,645
Posted By Mark_S
would fitting a digital voltmeter somewhere allow...

would fitting a digital voltmeter somewhere allow early detection of these problems?

doesn't the gen light come on when charging stops?

how hard is it to replace all wiring (ie in its own...
Forum: New Zealand 04-22-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 78,761
Posted By Mark_S
this from the rider of reliable suzukis whose...

this from the rider of reliable suzukis whose said stuff like:

oooh look my wheel bearings are fooked
oooh look my countershaft seal has committed hara-kiri
oooh look you can see my inner tube...
Forum: New Zealand 04-22-2015, 01:16 AM
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Views: 78,761
Posted By Mark_S
are you saying we are a bunch of pussies?

are you saying we are a bunch of pussies?
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 11:26 PM
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Views: 78,761
Posted By Mark_S
your sort (dr heathen scum) wasn't invited anyway...

your sort (dr heathen scum) wasn't invited anyway





Due to family stuff I could really only do the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of May

Travel down on the Friday and back on the Monday?
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 78,761
Posted By Mark_S
I probably need to pop down so we can go for a...

I probably need to pop down so we can go for a ride and swap bikes so I can see what your screen/brakes are like
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 01:22 PM
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Views: 176,763
Posted By Mark_S
so have you got gus purring like a kitten yet?...

so have you got gus purring like a kitten yet? (or is that 'rumbling like a walrus'?)

where are the repair photo's so I can see what to watch out for?

If I get my bash plate usable on Saturday...
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 37,074
Posted By Mark_S
yup wot he sed

yup wot he sed
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
never occurred to me - will definitely try it on...

never occurred to me - will definitely try it on the tiger

PD is much better with no fairing so there is less to gain there

Thanks for the suggestion
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 78,761
Posted By Mark_S
mine's got a 4 pot nissan and its unlockable on...

mine's got a 4 pot nissan and its unlockable on the road
I've disassembled/cleaned/reassembled the calliper and master cyl and tried another disc - still crap

I'll get some new pads once I...
Forum: New Zealand 04-20-2015, 01:58 AM
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Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
the first big spike is where my coronary would...

the first big spike is where my coronary would happen

yup single seat is a boxabits loaner like the yellow paint on the spring (he offers a free fitting service if you make him a coffee)


...
Forum: New Zealand 04-20-2015, 01:48 AM
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Views: 78,761
Posted By Mark_S
sounds like you are describing an airhead ...

sounds like you are describing an airhead

I'd want better brakes before I added more power

the brakes suck balls
Forum: New Zealand 04-20-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,558
Posted By Mark_S
wot he sed

wot he sed
Forum: New Zealand 04-19-2015, 06:10 PM
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Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
How tall is tall? the one that was on the pd...

How tall is tall?
the one that was on the pd was about 300mm high and was horrendous - double vision stuff



Yep - I had the wudo sump extender above the normal sump lowering my ground...
Forum: New Zealand 04-19-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
The original screen caused horrendous buffeting -...

The original screen caused horrendous buffeting - I'd much rather ride in clear air - its a pity that it looks so odd without the screen

No pool of oil was great - now I need to get the bashplate...
Forum: New Zealand 04-19-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
Waihi Falls

The pd needed a shakedown ride after I un-disembowelled it so I arranged to meet up with Steve and head over to Waihi Falls (north of Pongaroa)

Steve decided that his bed was too warm and...
Forum: New Zealand 04-19-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
Yes I wondered about that - I'll have to ponder...

Yes I wondered about that - I'll have to ponder for a bit....



I'm suprised how many hours getting this far soaked up - but I am taking my time and enjoying the process.
Forum: New Zealand 04-19-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 143,645
Posted By Mark_S
don't stop now ffs :huh

don't stop now ffs :huh
Forum: New Zealand 04-19-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,763
Posted By Mark_S
so what was the short???? did you get it all...

so what was the short????

did you get it all sorted out?
Forum: New Zealand 04-19-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 143,645
Posted By Mark_S
yabut he sed he was 'laying the bike up for the...

yabut he sed he was 'laying the bike up for the winter....'

did you lie to us Padders???????
Forum: New Zealand 04-19-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 78,761
Posted By Mark_S
Funny that I have an almost overwhelming...

Funny that

I have an almost overwhelming urge to strip all the pd stuff off of mine and try and make some sort of minimalist dirt bike/scrambler thingy (with cup holders)

I'm enjoying working...
Forum: New Zealand 04-18-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 78,761
Posted By Mark_S
its too late you are being pulled inexorably...

its too late

you are being pulled inexorably down a dark rabbit hole of airhead modification where the only limit is how much spare equity you have on your mortgage

you took the red pill when...
Forum: New Zealand 04-18-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 78,761
Posted By Mark_S
if you buy the tank then you have the first part...

if you buy the tank then you have the first part of the project bike
then all you need is the minor stuff like frame, engine , suspension etc

go for it
Forum: New Zealand 04-18-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
Wicked Battlesump Galactica

Now I own an airhead this thread will have 3 garage photos for each riding photo

Got the sump all finished

<img src=http://webcoda.com/images/bike/IMG_0227.JPG>

And mounted (the sump...
Forum: New Zealand 04-17-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
nah just a new oil pickup and some gaskets...

nah

just a new oil pickup and some gaskets so I can finish assembling the battlesump galactica
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 126,082
Posted By Mark_S
they did they did they did :clap If I...

they did they did they did :clap



If I can find my camera your wish will be my command
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 78,761
Posted By Mark_S
now your'e just being obtuse :raabia ...

now your'e just being obtuse


:raabia

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/Berwyn/PICT0323_zps6b29c50c.jpg
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 78,761
Posted By Mark_S
I knew what I meant to say and that's what...

I knew what I meant to say and that's what counts...
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