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Forum: New Zealand 04-08-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 13,542
Posted By msmckeon
They are beautifully packed, all the pairs of...

They are beautifully packed, all the pairs of small parts shrink wrapped in their own little pockets in a long strip of plastic. Pure pleasure when unwrapping time comes.

Did you get new screws to...
Forum: New Zealand 03-11-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 13,542
Posted By msmckeon
Were you naked when this happened?

Were you naked when this happened?
Forum: New Zealand 02-04-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By msmckeon
Polished Rockers Show

I have been asked to make sure all us adventure types know about this bike show:

http://www.polishedrockers.co.nz/

Apparently even Gus, Schmidt et al qualify for this (and are encouraged to...
Forum: New Zealand 02-01-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 13,542
Posted By msmckeon
I have owned eight two valve twins since 1987. 17...

I have owned eight two valve twins since 1987. 17 - 18 km/l represents the best economy usually achieved. I am a gentle rider.
In my experience the 800 achieves worse fuel economy than a 1000 when...
Forum: New Zealand 02-01-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 13,542
Posted By msmckeon
I agree. Monitor the situation, if you have a...

I agree. Monitor the situation, if you have a very slow leak into the shaft and you have little change in gearbox or final drive level, you may as well get to know your bike a little better by riding...
Forum: New Zealand 12-24-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 159,258
Posted By msmckeon
[Here...

[Here (https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdventureRidinginNZ/) you go. Adventure Riding NZ, EddieB's group. I think us Wgtn based riders are the biggest group actively using that page.[/QUOTE]

I had...
Forum: New Zealand 12-23-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 159,258
Posted By msmckeon
What Page?

"a good turn out for this run, advertised (afaik) exclusively via Facebook. "

Which page? Nothing on the Wellington Adventure Riders, which looks a bit inactive.

Michael
Forum: New Zealand 11-26-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,908
Posted By msmckeon
http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places...

http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/marlborough/south-marlborough/ka-whata-tu-o-rakihouia-clarence/plan-and-prepare/driving/
Forum: New Zealand 11-12-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 132,012
Posted By msmckeon
What is going on in Nelson? Obviously North...

What is going on in Nelson? Obviously North Island help with both punctuation and spelling is required. I sense the need for a Molesworth/Rainbow trip.

Michael
Forum: New Zealand 11-11-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 132,012
Posted By msmckeon
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: New Zealand 10-16-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 159,258
Posted By msmckeon
As repair will be every bit as functional as new,...

As repair will be every bit as functional as new, my vote is for repair. In no particular order of importance:

patina and originality
permanent reminder
re-use, re-task and re-cycle
reduced...
Forum: New Zealand 09-28-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 159,258
Posted By msmckeon
Which is where I went today, on my anodyne and...

Which is where I went today, on my anodyne and out of place GS. Should have taken the RD. It would have fit right in but is unwarranted and unregistered (which would probably also have helped it fit...
Forum: New Zealand 09-18-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 159,258
Posted By msmckeon
And to me. Had it done twice. First as a...

And to me. Had it done twice. First as a preventative measure to my 1989 R100RS while Mike was in there to deal with a failed gear change return spring. Second when getting the R80GS gearbox rebuilt...
Forum: New Zealand 08-25-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,056
Posted By msmckeon
[QUOTE=Padmei;22169709 After what seemed like...

[QUOTE=Padmei;22169709 After what seemed like hours I finally got the master link in the timing chain:QUOTE]

There is a really easy way to do this. Put the loose ends of the chain together over...
Forum: New Zealand 08-21-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 159,258
Posted By msmckeon
Wooden bridge in my parents drive after a decade...

Wooden bridge in my parents drive after a decade of RS ownership. Winter, wet, green growths, father said "watch out, it's slippery", stretched the throttle cables very slightly and bang! the back...
Forum: New Zealand 08-21-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 159,258
Posted By msmckeon
"Everybody" eventually has their RS front end...

"Everybody" eventually has their RS front end slip sideways out of their control at low speed on a slippery surface.
Forum: New Zealand 08-06-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 29,919
Posted By msmckeon
I am watching the thread - although as a "get up...

I am watching the thread - although as a "get up late and stop and smell the roses" type of rider, a plan to do long days is not usually my thing. Will be thinking of ways I could participate and...
Forum: New Zealand 06-11-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 16,453
Posted By msmckeon
Be very careful. A very few mm over standard...

Be very careful. A very few mm over standard length and heads of the bolts on the gearbox outlet flange will begin fouling on the nose of the shaft tube on full extension. Somewhere on the GS thread...
Forum: New Zealand 05-06-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,407
Posted By msmckeon
[QUOTE=Padmei;21341580]. I have had bikes reg on...

[QUOTE=Padmei;21341580]. I have had bikes reg on hold for longer than a year with no communication from them stating I have to re-register. In fact if it isn't being used for more than a year it may...
Forum: New Zealand 03-10-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 27,785
Posted By msmckeon
Tyres

Mark,
when are you going to deal with these Nelson people using your "I want" thread to talk about tyres....? If you don't do something soon it will be an oil thread before you know it.
Regards,...
Forum: New Zealand 03-09-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 27,785
Posted By msmckeon
I want, I want, I want

Loving the title of this thread by the way............

Don't foget that a motorcycle that is not just being used as a utility vehicle has to move you (emotionally) in some way. Practicality and...
Forum: New Zealand 01-06-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 159,258
Posted By msmckeon
Braces

This now seems somewhat prescient considering the events a few days later, and the resulting brace.

Michael
Forum: New Zealand 01-04-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 159,258
Posted By msmckeon
Golly........! No wonder us motorcyclists have...

Golly........!
No wonder us motorcyclists have to pay such high ACC levies.
Sure hope there is no lasting damage - get well soon Steve.

Regards,
Michael
Forum: New Zealand 12-04-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 28,084
Posted By msmckeon
DOC Clarence Reserve

While the DOC Clarence 4WD web page (a cobweb?) is stuck in 2011, I rang the South Marlborough area office last week and motorised access is proposed to be open again in January/February 2013.
...
Forum: New Zealand 11-04-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 159,258
Posted By msmckeon
That is good to know. My R80GS muffler is...

That is good to know. My R80GS muffler is rattling like this also. I guessed it was the inernals breaking loose due to corrosion and fatigue. I like the approach you took, re-use/re-cycle and keeps...
Forum: New Zealand 10-30-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 132,012
Posted By msmckeon
That is my comparison - the Paralever hardly...

That is my comparison - the Paralever hardly seems an advance over the Monolever. No shaft jack up or drop, but achieved at the expense its other virtues.

As I stripped the Paralever on my "new"...
Forum: New Zealand 10-30-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 119,923
Posted By msmckeon
His skeleton is resting beside his trials bike in...

His skeleton is resting beside his trials bike in a lost valley in the Akatarewas that it is not even possible to walk into or out of.

Where is the other cylinder on your new bike?

Michael
Forum: New Zealand 10-30-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 132,012
Posted By msmckeon
[QUOTE=Padmei;19922050]Interesting discussion my...

[QUOTE=Padmei;19922050]Interesting discussion my friends.
My driveline thing I think mirrors Michael's experience with his newer dakar. A series of problems. /QUOTE]

Just for the avoidance of...
Forum: New Zealand 10-29-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 132,012
Posted By msmckeon
I am a railway engineer, in NZ, so I am familiar...

I am a railway engineer, in NZ, so I am familiar with aging equipment. Sometimes maintenance and even repairs are not enough and you have to do a complete renewal of an old locomotive, multiple unit...
Forum: New Zealand 10-29-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 132,012
Posted By msmckeon
Exactly why I moved from an R80G/S in 2001 to a...

Exactly why I moved from an R80G/S in 2001 to a 2001 F650 Dakar. About my 21st or so motorcycle and first new one, Great decision, that bike took me and my partner all over the South Island High...
Forum: New Zealand 10-10-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 132,012
Posted By msmckeon
I have owned 5 Monolever, 2 Paralever and 1 twin...

I have owned 5 Monolever, 2 Paralever and 1 twin shock 2 valve twins.
The only difference apparent to me on the road is that the shock on pre Paralever bikes rises under acceleration and drops if...
Forum: New Zealand 09-23-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 119,923
Posted By msmckeon
Or get a Pampera, it has got somewhere to sit...

Or get a Pampera, it has got somewhere to sit down on for the bits of trail or road between the gnarly bits.

Michael
Forum: New Zealand 09-23-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 132,012
Posted By msmckeon
Don't forget to put the clutch pushrod back in at...

Don't forget to put the clutch pushrod back in at about this step in reassembly...............

I'm helpful like that.

Michael
Been there, done that (and forgot to put the fuel ine under the...
Forum: New Zealand 09-22-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 132,012
Posted By msmckeon
As an easy way to confirm you are not 360 degrees...

As an easy way to confirm you are not 360 degrees out, check using the Triumph twin method, don't worry about the timing mark and all the mental challenges this involves.

Exhaust valve fully open...
Forum: New Zealand 09-15-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 159,258
Posted By msmckeon
As you can see Wellington is the "airhead" (as in...

As you can see Wellington is the "airhead" (as in 2 valve BMW flat twin motorcycle - not limited brain power) capital of New Zealand, not Nelson. Time to visit the centre of the action?

Actually,...
Forum: New Zealand 09-01-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 159,258
Posted By msmckeon
If you disturbed the floats when adjusting, worth...

If you disturbed the floats when adjusting, worth checking the little spring clip thing that connects float to float needle. If this is not correctly connected the float and needle don't stay in lock...
Forum: New Zealand 08-01-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 159,258
Posted By msmckeon
Yeah, whatever, don't you know sunk costs don't...

Yeah, whatever, don't you know sunk costs don't count Steve!

Costs per km of my Vespa 250GTS bought in 2007, calculated over 17,561 km:

Depreciation $0.224
Fixed costs: $0.162
Maintenance:...
Forum: New Zealand 05-16-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 68,071
Posted By msmckeon
No, start with practice on the kill switch on...

No, start with practice on the kill switch on your BMW. Under no circumstances take it apart inside a plastic bag, see how far the sping and ball bearing inside can travel when released.

Michael
Forum: New Zealand 05-16-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 68,071
Posted By msmckeon
Golly. I am now reconsidering going on the MMMM...

Golly. I am now reconsidering going on the MMMM and staying in Gisborne with Mark. Aside from any other reasons I would not want to cramp his style down on the main street of Gisborne city late on...
Forum: New Zealand 05-13-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 159,258
Posted By msmckeon
[QUOTE=Padmei;18675427]Frick me is that expensive...

[QUOTE=Padmei;18675427]Frick me is that expensive to anyone else?:eek1

You can see why I shake my head at those using an airhead for a RTW bike. The way I see it you can spend as much on getting...
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