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Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,444
Views: 450,498
Posted By ADVGD
Aside from the interesting story of nearly going...

Aside from the interesting story of nearly going "David Tua" on the protesting locals, I'm in awe of this mighty road block; what an engineering masterpiece!!
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Forum: New Zealand 02-25-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By ADVGD
Good stuff mate, looks like you had a great trip,...

Good stuff mate, looks like you had a great trip, one for the photo album for sure. Good video too, I can appreciate the time taken to film that. I especially liked the one handed/self video stream...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By ADVGD
Thanks for all the kind words guys ...

Thanks for all the kind words guys



Indeed I did, the filming involved a decent chunk of time



G'day mate, the cush hub is still one of the bike's best additions for long distance...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By ADVGD
A video from last weeks GPS logging trip out on...

A video from last weeks GPS logging trip out on the DRZ400

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/X1GuicGsPoI" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" width="853"></iframe>
Forum: New Zealand 01-15-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By ADVGD
Words of truth... Brilliant pic mate

Words of truth...



Brilliant pic mate
Forum: New Zealand 01-11-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By ADVGD
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<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> It's certainly been a scrappy start to 2014, the good news is it can only get...
Forum: New Zealand 12-30-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By ADVGD
Looking good mate

Looking good mate
Forum: New Zealand 12-23-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By ADVGD
Great pics mate :thumb

Great pics mate :thumb
Forum: New Zealand 12-19-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,640
Posted By ADVGD
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<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Hi Chris, Josh here, we met and had lunch at the Fairlie café after the 2013 DB1k...
Forum: New Zealand 12-14-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By ADVGD
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<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Hi Craig

After months of intense development the Adventure Guide website...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2,444
Views: 450,498
Posted By ADVGD
Cool photo Ellen, this is my second favourite to...

Cool photo Ellen, this is my second favourite to the radio active glowing lamas
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By ADVGD
If you have run the engine so low on oil that it...

If you have run the engine so low on oil that it has caused internal scoring, then if you want to do the rebuild job right, you will need to pull the entire engine down. Strip, inspect, measure...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By ADVGD
I've recently completed this article about...

I've recently completed this article about repairing punctures on the trail, there is a good tip at the end specifically for DRZ400 riders

Link > Equipment to deal with punctures on the trail when...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By ADVGD
I have just updated the article for setting up...

I have just updated the article for setting up this DRZ400 for adventure riding:

http://www.adventureguide.co.nz/articles/12/142/drz400-adv-build.php
...
Forum: New Zealand 06-16-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By ADVGD
That looks sharp on the XR, it'll be interesting...

That looks sharp on the XR, it'll be interesting to see how it looks fitted to the XT
Forum: New Zealand 06-15-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By ADVGD
Who manufacturers that screen Pete?

Who manufacturers that screen Pete?
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 1,360,738
Posted By ADVGD
You’ve outdone yourself mate, the photos on the...

You’ve outdone yourself mate, the photos on the last three pages are simply outstanding, so many roads, tracks and landscapes that beckon the soul.

Thoroughly enjoying following, cheers
...
Forum: New Zealand 05-29-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 48,075
Posted By ADVGD
When you do, please kill him a second time for...

When you do, please kill him a second time for me, thanks =)
Forum: New Zealand 05-29-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By ADVGD
I look at ceilings and think of all the shit I...

I look at ceilings and think of all the shit I could grow up there... :evil
Forum: New Zealand 05-29-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By ADVGD
Oops, I should have said ...."Keep me in the...

Oops, I should have said ...."Keep me in the loop, keen to join you after the following weekend"

I'm heading down south for a Queens Birthday ride and will then be riding/camping my way back up...
Forum: New Zealand 05-28-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By ADVGD
Keep me in the loop, keen to join you

Keep me in the loop, keen to join you
Forum: New Zealand 05-25-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By ADVGD
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<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> There are a number of options for non-permission based adventure riding in New...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By ADVGD
A man, a shed, a welder, a pipe bender and a...

A man, a shed, a welder, a pipe bender and a bunch of hand tools = a satisfying way to spend a weekend =)

Nice fabrication skills mate, very tidy result
Forum: New Zealand 05-23-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 48,075
Posted By ADVGD
Ahhh sorry mate, I thought you were just a short...

Ahhh sorry mate, I thought you were just a short arse like me, I didn't realise you qualify for hobbit status.

What you are looking for then is the SIDI Adventure Rain Boots (Hobbit Model) :D
...
Forum: New Zealand 05-23-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 48,075
Posted By ADVGD
It appears the pukekos have been talking to my my...

It appears the pukekos have been talking to my my ex-girlfriend, she wanted to rid the earth of me also



Nice one mate, slap on a set of SIDI Adventure Rain Boots (Short Arse Model) and...
Forum: New Zealand 05-19-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 48,075
Posted By ADVGD
Hey Andi :wave It's really cool to see an...

Hey Andi :wave

It's really cool to see an increase of adv riders with a talent for videography

This is another of similar nature where he just does a really nice job putting together an...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By ADVGD
This article may be of help: Choosing wheel...

This article may be of help: Choosing wheel bearings for adventure bikes (http://www.adventureguide.co.nz/articles/12/301/adventure-bike-wheel-bearings.php)
Forum: New Zealand 05-17-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,104
Posted By ADVGD
Considering the oil consumption, remove one of...

Considering the oil consumption, remove one of the zeros from the asking price and the bike will be $270 overpriced.

I wouldn't touch it, let alone ride it
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By ADVGD
You're posting on the ADV Rider forum brother,...

You're posting on the ADV Rider forum brother, being able to change a tire on the trail with trail tools is a required skill for adventure riding.
Forum: New Zealand 05-14-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 48,075
Posted By ADVGD
Great looking trip Clint I'm no...

Great looking trip Clint




I'm no expert, but maybe this would be more accurately worded "Maybe we can meet up with the odd locals for a few cold ones" :rofl

Are you NI or SI bound mate?
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By ADVGD
The Polly Heaters draw a modest 36 watts, some...

The Polly Heaters draw a modest 36 watts, some other brands such as Oxford Hot Grips can draw up to 48 watts. Some Gerber vest models draw 77 watts and as for axillary lighting this can vary...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By ADVGD
This question has popped up on numerous forums...

This question has popped up on numerous forums with no supplier that I know of offering a 1 1/8” bar heater. I was gutted when I switched to Renthal 1 1/8” Fat Bars and couldn’t run Polly Heaters....
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By ADVGD
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<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> This question has popped up on numerous forums with no supplier that I know of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By ADVGD
My DRZ400 tank was suffering from some war...

My DRZ400 tank was suffering from some war wounds, a little intervention required…

Full article here: Fuel Tank Protectors (http://www.adventureguide.co.nz/articles/12/310/tank-protectors.php)
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By ADVGD
The Mitas E09 is a great tyre, I have run them...

The Mitas E09 is a great tyre, I have run them for years, they have quality casings, good longevity and are good on road and off road. If you are having stability issues, as LittleRedToyota said,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By ADVGD
B&B do a very nice looking one: B&B Bashplate...

B&B do a very nice looking one: B&B Bashplate (http://www.adventureguide.co.nz/articles/12/45/drz-250-bashplate.php)

I run one on my 400, longevity is A1. That link is to the DRZ250, but the 400...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,444
Views: 450,498
Posted By ADVGD
Aside from your enjoyably humorous write up of...

Aside from your enjoyably humorous write up of your journey, the photos you have been taking are brilliant. But, this is by far, the photo of the trip. This is absolutely outstanding!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By ADVGD
If it isn't right, take it back. If you mess...

If it isn't right, take it back. If you mess around with it yourself the shop can justifiably deny responsibility. Just take it back, be nice about it of course, and ask them to correct the issue. If...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By ADVGD
+ 1 for OEM This article may be of interest...

+ 1 for OEM

This article may be of interest if you are considering All Balls Bearings:

Choosing wheel bearings for adventure bikes - Avoiding the pitfalls ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By ADVGD
Very common, the taller you are the more...

Very common, the taller you are the more uncomfortable stock DRZ400 bar positioning is for adventure riding/standing up. Installing a new bar with the right bend to suit riders height/riding style is...
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