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Forum: New Zealand 03-21-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By MarKTM
No they aren't ....Only motor vehicles. ...

No they aren't ....Only motor vehicles.


"This will improve how the levy system reflects actual risk and cost of injuries."

Further cuts were likely the following year, she said.
...
Forum: New Zealand 03-01-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 28,921
Posted By MarKTM
I knew it! You were't speaking figuratively. :D ...

I knew it! You were't speaking figuratively. :D
There are usually only two things that keeps a man from riding....

1. Really really bad weather and the other....Hmmm
2. A really friendly...
Forum: New Zealand 02-03-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 37,173
Posted By MarKTM
Yes, it was perfect!

Yes, it was perfect!
Forum: New Zealand 02-02-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 37,173
Posted By MarKTM
Nice bike and purchase Mark. A realistic price...

Nice bike and purchase Mark. A realistic price however...

That Other bike was the bike I sold to them and he is seriously greedy!
He has the cheek to ask over nearly $4000 more than what I sold...
Forum: New Zealand 01-21-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,420
Posted By MarKTM
I suggest Marty..

Shame about the mount I feel. If you went to the Touratech mount lockable, even with a 7/8 bar or something like a cross brace it will look a great deal better..
Try eBay, cheap, really! The Zumo...
Forum: New Zealand 01-21-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By MarKTM
That could be a busy and slow ride through the...

That could be a busy and slow ride through the 42nd then with that number of riders. You are going to need to start early both days. The gas station at National Park will take some time out of the...
Forum: New Zealand 01-15-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,155
Posted By MarKTM
20mm high and only a 2-3 hour playtime? You'd...

20mm high and only a 2-3 hour playtime?
You'd lose them first then they'd go flat and you would get pissed off having no reception with Bluetooth....
Speaking of which, is there a music player now...
Forum: New Zealand 01-15-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,155
Posted By MarKTM
Bought some of these about two years ago. ...

Bought some of these about two years ago.
Expensive but bloody good...

http://www.etymotic.com/



...
Forum: New Zealand 01-03-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 140,347
Posted By MarKTM
Sallie my German Shepherd walks across no issues....

Sallie my German Shepherd walks across no issues.
Sabre, the boy, crouches, spreads the legs and does the same thing, yep, commando crawl. Doesn't matter if it is a wide bridge, the fact of the...
Forum: New Zealand 01-03-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 140,347
Posted By MarKTM
Kinda tough getting a bike across that! ...

Kinda tough getting a bike across that!


Like some of those iffy ones I walked across in Nepal built by the Swiss army....Scary stuff. :nah
Forum: New Zealand 01-03-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 140,347
Posted By MarKTM
Nice stuff :clap Nice pictures, got me all...

Nice stuff :clap Nice pictures, got me all excited for my little trip down there this coming week.
Forum: New Zealand 12-15-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By MarKTM
Yep, one way in and two ways out, East or...

Yep, one way in and two ways out, East or West....the 409 road is okay to bisect. Just so happens it starts or ends at a pub!
Forum: New Zealand 12-15-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By MarKTM
Fair few bends in those roads....Lot of gear...

Fair few bends in those roads....Lot of gear changes.
I am going south January to uplift a bike from CHC, will be riding back somewhere, dunno which way yet. Might take in those roads, looks like a...
Forum: New Zealand 12-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,415
Posted By MarKTM
You can multi quote without having to re-write...

You can multi quote without having to re-write all just in case you didn't know..:D The far right tab after the quote button..
Far be it from me to teach you to suck eggs but....
Forum: New Zealand 12-13-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 163,245
Posted By MarKTM
That is a great photo! :clap Just needs an...

That is a great photo! :clap
Just needs an adventure bike there...
I like what you do with the contrast and separating colours.
Nice work! :D
Forum: New Zealand 12-13-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 74,165
Posted By MarKTM
Check out Kiwibiker, RMOTO... He is an avid...

Check out Kiwibiker, RMOTO...
He is an avid expert of trout fishing and has publised some great guides, including gps routes....
...
Forum: New Zealand 12-13-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 140,347
Posted By MarKTM
The video was good to watch, even had a bit of...

The video was good to watch, even had a bit of Pink Floyd, Welcome to the Machine...:D
Imagine finding one of them crates in a barn somewhere in Europe and inside is a brand new BMW...

Remember...
Forum: New Zealand 12-02-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,415
Posted By MarKTM
:1drink Wish I had a garden that small More...

:1drink Wish I had a garden that small
More time to ride aye..... Nice job!
Forum: New Zealand 11-23-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,073
Posted By MarKTM
New Katoom

Nice one Marty. See you out there soon...
Take care. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6,171
Views: 796,412
Posted By MarKTM
New buyer in the pipeline...

Hi all.
After reading up to thread 189.....:1drink
I thought I would share what I have put a bid on auction wise and fingers crossed will obtain.
It is a 2013 Terra 650 ABS model, 140/80/17 wheels...
Forum: New Zealand 03-08-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,267
Posted By MarKTM
Nice...

Looks like a nice bike and you had a good ride...
Green is a standard colour, color...lol?
Forum: New Zealand 03-08-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 140,347
Posted By MarKTM
I got a little aprilia Tuareg as well as a R100GS...

I got a little aprilia Tuareg as well as a R100GS PD....I tried to kick start it this afternoon, after reading the thread...Suffice to say, I am glad there is a little button there...:1drink
Forum: New Zealand 03-07-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,773
Views: 171,190
Posted By MarKTM
Has that scaffold been erected by competent...

Has that scaffold been erected by competent people? :)
Duty of care n'all.....
Looks bloody high....
3 points of contact at all times....Take all practicable steps please....okay? :)
Forum: New Zealand 03-07-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 140,347
Posted By MarKTM
Quite rare to see a kick start, mind you after...

Quite rare to see a kick start, mind you after seeing attempts made to start, wouldn't even consider it...The compression must be HUGE! All in the technique I suppose. It went fast! I saw it on the...
Forum: New Zealand 02-26-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By MarKTM
Just spoke to him

Asked for some more photos. He said he cannot take them, so will get the on behalf to take them, who knows nothing about motorbikes...He is asking over $10K and got upset when I said it was worth at...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 201,189
Posted By MarKTM
Really enjoying this...

Nice work, enjoyable read and you obviously have the way with the locals. In as much, I mean that you respect and talk to them and having been there before are very much aware of what to do and where...
Forum: New Zealand 01-28-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 17,572
Posted By MarKTM
That is what mine is looking like at present in...

That is what mine is looking like at present in the garage. Pretty easy to dismantle and work on if required....:D
Forum: New Zealand 01-27-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By MarKTM
You don't need ABS, there are some quite large...

You don't need ABS, there are some quite large riders here in NZ with ample beer bellies... In fact it helps with the rough roads....absorbs the bumps. :rofl
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,507
Posted By MarKTM
Didn't realise I could clutch it

Well worth trolling through these threads. Seems I have a sticky switch, sometimes doesn't show neutral. I thought I had to use the gearshift lever, fiddle up and down to get it to show. Now just...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 81,581
Posted By MarKTM
Hi there, just checked the site. Apparently they...

Hi there, just checked the site. Apparently they either don't make these anymore? I would like one though...BTW, photos of mine coming a bit later...Off riding now.


...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4,156
Views: 2,147,485
Posted By MarKTM
Happy New Year to you and Happy Trails

I just have to say after reading a load of ride reports over the Christmas break, yours was an inspiration. So much so, I had to ride and plan something! I shall be following your ride and others...
Forum: New Zealand 11-09-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By MarKTM
I have a 2009 DR650 kitted out ready for...

I have a 2009 DR650 kitted out ready for adventure.
I might be persuaded to rent it to you for the duration of your stay. PM me if you are interested.
All ready to go, just need to register it and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 47,076
Posted By MarKTM
Thanks for the entertaining read and photographs...

Thanks for the entertaining read and photographs Phil. Nice trip, a lot of ups and downs. Good to see the Suzuki behaved as well :D
It has always been on my wish list. One day it is gonna happen!
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,429
Posted By MarKTM
I bought it :) Mark here, Waihou Thumper on...

I bought it :) Mark here, Waihou Thumper on Kiwibiker.co.nz :clap
Forum: Racing 12-30-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 22,580
Posted By MarKTM
Hi everyone, I have a link for you, you might...

Hi everyone, I have a link for you, you might like to try.....I got this channel started and will drip feed as things kick off. I also have some historical stuff from Eurosport that was filmed when...
Forum: New Zealand 10-07-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,104
Posted By MarKTM
A definite for camping at the venue then? Is this...

A definite for camping at the venue then? Is this free? Any facilities there, toilets, cold water?
Forum: New Zealand 09-23-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,104
Posted By MarKTM
Trail ride the Husky...:)

Trail ride the Husky...:)
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 30,411
Posted By MarKTM
The 625sxc I just took apart has 112 links and...

The 625sxc I just took apart has 112 links and stock is the 16/40.
I will compare the new chain to the old. I thought my specs were way wrong when it said 118...:) Of course it has to shortened, 120...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,012
Posted By MarKTM
Nice write up......

Damn fine piece of country isn't it...
Well done matey, hop to get down that way soon on the SXC.....BUT.....With a bigger tank..:)
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