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Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
So are we starting the day with one of your...

So are we starting the day with one of your classy coffee's or ending the day with one?

If we are starting the day with one what time do you want us to turn up?

Its comforting to know that...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,636
Posted By Mark_S
When my rattle gun wont shift something the...

When my rattle gun wont shift something the answer has always been to find someone with a bigger rattle gun (a car mechanic normally). A bit of heat wont hurt either (heat gun's are great)

Great...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 01:59 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
It is at Levin Motorcycles who do the checking...

It is at Levin Motorcycles who do the checking for the engineer as well as the brake testing and fitting a new back tire but then on Thursday it was supposed to go to the engineer for him to do his...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 01:27 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
So Sunday's weather looks better by far ...

So Sunday's weather looks better by far

Shall we go with Sunday? (Sorry Dazza)

I don't think I'll have the Tiger registered but that doesn't mean that I can't ride it - it will just be a...
Forum: New Zealand 09-30-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 52,753
Posted By Mark_S
yup we just want to quietly potter along...

yup

we just want to quietly potter along admiring the daisies and stopping every now and then for a nice pot of tea (and maybe a scone or two)
Forum: New Zealand 09-30-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 52,753
Posted By Mark_S
that's funny - I look at the rally photos and...

that's funny - I look at the rally photos and think ' what a bunch of rough looking bastards... no thank you'

give me a nice motel room and some peace and quiet...

one man's meat etc etc...
Forum: New Zealand 09-30-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
The wheel holders are plastic covered threaded...

The wheel holders are plastic covered threaded stud which goes through a removable bit of square tube the bolts to the top of the front of the trailer - its also about 500mm wider than the tray and...
Forum: New Zealand 09-29-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
lets see which day looks better as the forecast...

lets see which day looks better as the forecast firms up.

Took it out for its first ride after work today - went up to the end of Magaone Rd.

It went well everything seems to work ok and the...
Forum: New Zealand 09-28-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Mark_S
also where are you? available riding areas...

also where are you?

available riding areas make a huge difference to bike choice
Forum: New Zealand 09-27-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
a cup of tea is nice but a decent cup of coffee...

a cup of tea is nice but a decent cup of coffee is an event.

Does either day work for you guys?



Well its sitting in the shed all shiny and ready for a little test ride tomorrow after work...
Forum: New Zealand 09-26-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
I can too drink coffee I can get away with...

I can too drink coffee

I can get away with 1 decent coffee a week - any more and I feel like I been drinking battery acid and I shit like a water blaster

So looks like my coffee of the week...
Forum: New Zealand 09-25-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
Yup If all goes according to plan I might...

Yup

If all goes according to plan I might just head up Turikina Valley way on the 4th or 5th

wanna come for a ride?
Forum: New Zealand 09-24-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
Tiger Travials

Phew

got the chassis measured today and the fork legs checked with a dial gauge and all is ok.

Hope to have it ride-able this weekend and get the brake cert done next week along with new tires...
Forum: New Zealand 09-24-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 52,753
Posted By Mark_S
Don't worry - It'll get better in about 20 years

Don't worry - It'll get better in about 20 years
Forum: New Zealand 09-23-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 52,753
Posted By Mark_S
awesome photo Feck that was a while...

awesome photo




Feck that was a while ago - my first organized adv ride.
That was the one that was too wet for Bart to go on wasn't it?

I had no clue where we were 90% of the time and...
Forum: New Zealand 09-23-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,047
Posted By Mark_S
<iframe width="853" height="480"...

<iframe width="853" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/JXMyZ929lpY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: New Zealand 09-21-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,544
Posted By Mark_S
good to see you upright and smiling. isn't...

good to see you upright and smiling.

isn't it amazing how the instinctive reaction is so often the wrong one and how little time you have to do anything about it once that front end starts to go.
Forum: New Zealand 09-21-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
its both

its both
Forum: New Zealand 09-20-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
Thats a nice looking bike and the quality of work...

Thats a nice looking bike and the quality of work looks high. All it would need is a decent front guard to be a good all road beast. Be interesting to see what it goes for - I'm guessing 6500-7000?
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-19-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,578
Posted By Mark_S
I really enjoyed reading this thanks for...

I really enjoyed reading this

thanks for posting

The sv's are way more versatile than they appear.
For what its worth the front suspension on the sv1000's (which is what I have) is way better...
Forum: New Zealand 09-19-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 19,562
Posted By Mark_S
awesome video - even the music was better than...

awesome video - even the music was better than Fran's normal choices....

what a stunning part of the country

I need to get back over that way sometime soonish
Forum: New Zealand 09-14-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,601
Posted By Mark_S
bike looks really awesome maybe the...

bike looks really awesome



maybe the seat is a just a little too long or flat making the hump appear a little 'unintergrated'?
Forum: New Zealand 09-13-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,116
Posted By Mark_S
awesome - looking forward to seeing the...

awesome - looking forward to seeing the highlights of your 32g's worth
Forum: New Zealand 09-13-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Mark_S
nope

nope
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Mark_S
I have just purchased an 06 955 tiger that needs...

I have just purchased an 06 955 tiger that needs tires.

I have Mich PR4's on my SV1000 and they work great on the street but also grip well on dirt roads as well.

I was thinking of getting a...
Forum: New Zealand 09-11-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By Mark_S
klr is no good 2 up - doesn't have the power ...

klr is no good 2 up - doesn't have the power

wee strom is a much better road bike - its worth an extra $30 a day.

If you were one up and going to do some proper adventure riding then the klr...
Forum: New Zealand 09-11-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 147,167
Posted By Mark_S
Hows the back? it wasn't caused by riding...

Hows the back?

it wasn't caused by riding but the stupid practice of sleeping on the ground
Forum: New Zealand 09-10-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
yes - possibly the race might need to come out to...

yes - possibly the race might need to come out to allow the re-welding of the fork stop. Also I'm now matching a possibly different manufacture inner race to outer race.

I want to do the minimum...
Forum: New Zealand 09-09-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
new triple clamps turned up today $225 from gp...

new triple clamps turned up today $225 from gp motorcycle wreckers in Tauranga.

Also brought a set of crash bars from them for $125 which I thought was pretty good

plus I uploaded some photos...
Forum: New Zealand 09-08-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,047
Posted By Mark_S
this is actually quite interesting <iframe...

this is actually quite interesting

<iframe width="640" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/z3OQTU-kE2s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: New Zealand 09-07-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,946
Posted By Mark_S
what he said

what he said
Forum: New Zealand 09-06-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
Yup - the crack in the weld is tiny - but its...

Yup - the crack in the weld is tiny - but its enough to de-reg
top clamp is toast too but amazingly the forks seem ok



Yes I can't imagine a klr twisting its clamps



And I thought I'd...
Forum: New Zealand 09-06-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,601
Posted By Mark_S
yup we want video

yup we want video
Forum: New Zealand 09-05-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
well that's a bit of a bitch I put the front...

well that's a bit of a bitch

I put the front end back together today and the bars still don't line up with the front wheel. The bottom triple clamp is bent forward one side and back the other..
...
Forum: New Zealand 09-05-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
I suppose we are all victims of marketing - to me...

I suppose we are all victims of marketing - to me a Triumph will always be 'cooler' than the equivalent Japanese bike - quality but with a little bit of football hooligan thrown in.

The scrambler...
Forum: New Zealand 09-04-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
Local bikeshop recommended a place in Hamiltron...

Local bikeshop recommended a place in Hamiltron (Monteith & Parker Auto Radiators)
so its on its way there now.



I don't think there was any front end impact other than the bars going full...
Forum: New Zealand 09-04-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
Thanks Colin This radiator is completely...

Thanks Colin

This radiator is completely straight - it just pisses water out what appears to be a pinhole in a row.

Re your S shaped radiator - have a look at this brave individual

<iframe...
Forum: New Zealand 09-04-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
there is one minor difference between Carey’s...

there is one minor difference between Carey’s Tiger and mine - the skill of the rider.....



That's the plan Stan



Score - it don't get better than that
Forum: New Zealand 09-04-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
Thanks guys for the positive comments I took...

Thanks guys for the positive comments

I took this afternoon of work and pulled the front end out. forks,axle and triple clamps are straight and there is no evidence of frame damage around the...
Forum: New Zealand 09-02-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 22,172
Posted By Mark_S
I love riding the sv but was still interested in...

I love riding the sv but was still interested in having an alternate more adventury bike to ride as well.

I spent a chunk of time riding a tdm900, a vstom 1000 and a couple of 955 Tigers.

They...
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