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Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 03:07 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,148
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: 9
Views: 276
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: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Mark_S
nope

nope
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
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: 382
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: 1,674
Views: 145,218
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: 460
Views: 20,389
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: 460
Views: 20,389
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: 61
Views: 4,779
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: 1,675
Posted By Mark_S
what he said

what he said
Forum: New Zealand 09-06-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 20,389
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: 158
Views: 13,148
Posted By Mark_S
yup we want video

yup we want video
Forum: New Zealand 09-05-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 20,389
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: 460
Views: 20,389
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: 460
Views: 20,389
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: 460
Views: 20,389
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: 460
Views: 20,389
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: 460
Views: 20,389
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: 460
Views: 20,389
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...
Forum: New Zealand 09-02-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mark_S
It was the bit of Ridge Rd that goes from ...

It was the bit of Ridge Rd that goes from Mataroa south to Pukenaua Rd.

It was pretty slippery in places but the views are worth it.

If I can get free of my 'family commitments' I may head up...
Forum: New Zealand 08-31-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,172
Posted By Mark_S
that looks like the very last of the rfs motored...

that looks like the very last of the rfs motored bikes (like Clint was talking about)
That motor should last forever

go on offer him 5500 for it.
Its exactly what you were describing you wanted
Forum: New Zealand 08-31-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Mark_S
It is really nice of you to go to this much...

It is really nice of you to go to this much trouble to try an locate these people.

I hope you can find them
Forum: New Zealand 08-31-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,172
Posted By Mark_S
So if we are spending your money for you what...

So if we are spending your money for you what budget are we talking about? $8k for a bike and $2k for farkles?

You really need a good couple of hour ride on a dr or klr cause I just can't see you...
Forum: New Zealand 08-31-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mark_S
I must confess that on a few of the corners I...

I must confess that on a few of the corners I gave up any pretence of skill and just wobbled around like an old woman.

At least I stayed out of the water table - unlike my last ride (on Ridge Rd...
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,779
Posted By Mark_S
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/znJjTrGf-88" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,172
Posted By Mark_S
given that your bike was the utility bike of the...

given that your bike was the utility bike of the Buell range I think it'd be more like a 454 GMC Stepside
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,172
Posted By Mark_S
long travel = excessive seat height but more...

long travel = excessive seat height but more importantly to me increases the top heavy feel of a bike which makes me less confident on gravel/loose sufaces.

I also find slow steering stable bikes...
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,172
Posted By Mark_S
In the same vein I found my wr450 very skittery...

In the same vein I found my wr450 very skittery on gravel whereas the heavier and lower dt230 was great even though its suspension was pretty average at best.
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,047
Posted By Mark_S
The bike looks great - especially the seat - very...

The bike looks great - especially the seat - very professional result

Where did you buy your crampbuster and what was the cost?

Will it fit the fatter heated grip ok?

heated grips are more...
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mark_S
"chook on the bbq with a can of lemonade up it’s...

"chook on the bbq with a can of lemonade up it’s bum and roast veges for tea, followed by apple pie with fancy icecream"

sounds pretty dam good doesn’t it...
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mark_S
your dinner sounds much better than mine I...

your dinner sounds much better than mine

I explored the roads between Vinegar Hill and Kimbolton (Beaconsfeild Valley Rd - Peep-o-day Rd etc Then fooled around in Turakina Valley and Watershed Rd...
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,172
Posted By Mark_S
Real words of wisdom there I would...

Real words of wisdom there



I would agree with the suspension thing with the caveat that long travel works against you everywhere but real snotty stuff.

Actually my bogan side says that a...
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mark_S
well you slack tits missed a fun day Pulled...

well you slack tits missed a fun day

Pulled pork toastie in Balance for morning tea
Curried kumara soup in Hunterville for lunch
Ham cheese and pineapple toasty in Kimbolton for dinner
And my...
Forum: New Zealand 08-28-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mark_S
Won't the adults let you play with them?

Won't the adults let you play with them?
Forum: New Zealand 08-28-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mark_S
fook fook fook I've just found out this...

fook fook fook

I've just found out this morning that I have to shift my mum next weekend so thats me out - again

Might head up Turakina Valley on Sat (30th) as compensation if anyone is...
Forum: New Zealand 08-28-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,172
Posted By Mark_S
Horrendous Generalizations Follow

It seems to me that we generally tend to buy 600-700 singles (my previous 4 adv bikes all were) so we can do tracks like the 42nd or the Porika etc. Yet the time we spend actually riding the knarly...
Forum: New Zealand 08-27-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,172
Posted By Mark_S
A 685 kit and uncorking is probably a $600-$700nz...

A 685 kit and uncorking is probably a $600-$700nz cost (if you do engine work yourself) and transforms the bike even with a stock muffler. A 719 kit would be fun to try but prolly cost another $400...
Forum: New Zealand 08-27-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,172
Posted By Mark_S
<iframe width="420" height="315"...

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Forum: New Zealand 08-24-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,172
Posted By Mark_S
trail bikes make feck awful road bikes. a...

trail bikes make feck awful road bikes.

a Terra would seem to be a nice upmarket dr with better everything (except weight?).

Are they not likely to have low resale given their fast approaching...
Forum: New Zealand 08-24-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 1,674
Views: 145,218
Posted By Mark_S
more like the dog version of a 690. ...

more like the dog version of a 690.



It does seem like that doesn't it
Its amazing how ordinary life gets in the way...



what a waste - that little lot would have paid for a couple of...
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