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Old 11-01-2013, 12:25 AM   #391
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that sprocket looks new compared to some I've seen....cant remember where though

a bit like this one

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Old 11-01-2013, 01:47 AM   #392
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a bit like this one

Thats not a sprocket thats a new form of CVT
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:30 AM   #393
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think i should send it to Rosie and Co for a Spare

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Old 11-28-2013, 12:54 AM   #394
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Wairoa farm ride

Ross (Waipukbiker) sorted out a ride out the back of Wairoa. This was to be more of an offroad ride, so dirt bikes were the go. I started out at about 6am. Conditions were very foggy so it was visor up, eyes stinging, most of the way.



Got to Wades house. Dropped off the DR650. He already had the dirt bikes loaded (he was kindly loaning me the DR350 ) and hit the road.



We met the rest of the Hawkes Bay crew in Napier then headed north for Wairoa. Bloody long drive.

At the start point



Ross grew up here, so was showing off his first set of wheels...



And the house he grew up in... could use a lick of paint...



Ed on the old trials bike



Wade, bringing the 'laser guided missile' to the pillow fight...



At least I had the equivalent to a sling shot...



The crew









some pretty rugged terrain...suck in your tummies boys...











Robyn found a bog and buried the poor little 2 hundy...



I didn't know belt drives were becoming popular for offroad



plenty of bush tracks





A lovely stream





Ed admiring his beast



Lunch under the trees. It was nice of Ross to be thoughtfull enough to leave this chair here for me many decades ago. It only had 3 legs, but served it's purpose well.





1974



Not much younger



a little whoopsy



another one





the laser guided missile making it look easy



poor little 200 getting a hammering



dead things



steap country



overgrowen tracks









views





Mum, Dad, and the Kid



more bush









Ross, cleaning his war wounds





photo ops





then the long haul home



Pics of the day: The old TY250 had a real 1974 aura about it. I can't quite understand it.





Cheers Ross for an awesome ride. Another chunk of countryside that most people never get to experience. That's why I do this stuff. Thanks also to Wade for lending me the 350. I finally got the hang of kick starting it at the end of the day (and remember why I traded the one I had on a DRZ400 all those years ago). It went well and was ideal for that terrain, but I guess my legs are just too short.

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Old 11-28-2013, 04:10 AM   #395
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #396
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thanks for posting the pics Bart. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Maybe we will get to ride it together some time soon. How did you find the 350 handling wise on the tight trails? Its and awesome bike but still looks a tad heavy? what was the power and suspension like?
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #397
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thanks for posting the pics Bart. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Maybe we will get to ride it together some time soon. How did you find the 350 handling wise on the tight trails? Its and awesome bike but still looks a tad heavy? what was the power and suspension like?
It's good to see you haven't been put off after your little mishap.

I owned a DR350 many years ago, so it was like putting on an old pair of slippers. I quickly remembered why I traded it on the DRZ400. No magic button. Being a short arse, I had problems kick starting. This bike had a few fueling issues also. It would miss and occasionaly stall on steep uphills, but Wade's aware of this and should be easy to sort.

In real terms they are the perfect 'trail' bike. Most modern bikes have gone down the MX track with ultra hard suspension and even harder seats, and agressive ergos. The 350 gives a very plush ride and the seat's like a puffy feather pillow. Power is ample for offroad. It's no feather weight, but seems well balanced. Unlike a lot of more modern bikes (DRZ400 included), you could ride this thing all day without getting remotely tired. If you don't want to be a Crusty Demon, but want to see some serious countryside, I don't think you could beat it.

Now, if it had that magic button...
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:46 AM   #398
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It's good to see you haven't been put off after your little mishap.

I owned a DR350 many years ago, so it was like putting on an old pair of slippers. I quickly remembered why I traded it on the DRZ400. No magic button. Being a short arse, I had problems kick starting. This bike had a few fueling issues also. It would miss and occasionaly stall on steep uphills, but Wade's aware of this and should be easy to sort.

In real terms they are the perfect 'trail' bike. Most modern bikes have gone down the MX track with ultra hard suspension and even harder seats, and agressive ergos. The 350 gives a very plush ride and the seat's like a puffy feather pillow. Power is ample for offroad. It's no feather weight, but seems well balanced. Unlike a lot of more modern bikes (DRZ400 included), you could ride this thing all day without getting remotely tired. If you don't want to be a Crusty Demon, but want to see some serious countryside, I don't think you could beat it.

Now, if it had that magic button...
Nice pics Bart. Trail riding with a bunch of mates in new country doesn't get much better than that.
+ 1 on the thoughts on the DR 350. Great bike. 6 speed box too.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:22 PM   #399
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A few shots from the Woodville MX in Jan

Here's some shots from the Woodville MX. I took Wade and my little fella along. Managed to scab some VIP tickets, so free beer and food. It was the best day I've had in ages.

Carnage at the start of one race













My little fella had a ride in a helicopter. Waving out the back seat.



Above the start line



River race











Whibley, the master





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Old 03-04-2014, 03:54 PM   #400
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nooice action shots there Bart
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:27 AM   #401
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Takapari Road

Oaters (Aslan) organised a ride up Takapari road on Saturday. We had a good turn out and a weird array of bikes. I don't think I've ever been on a ride with such variety.





Some pansy even turned up on a road bike.



He must've been a bit confused, but at least he had the decency to go and open the first gate for us hard core adventure guys. I was surprised he wasn't too scared to get a little dust on his nice shiny riding gear.



Cool old house on the road side. It's got some history apparently.



Riding up the hill



There was a little traffic, but everyone was well behaved



Check out the variety of bikes















We ran into cloud near the top. I was concerned we wouldn't get a view, but it lifted slightly as we arrived.





Most stopped at the A-Frame hut, but a few of us carried on to the end of the road. My poor DR was getting smashed on the rocks and ruts, and bottomed out more than once. I now have a few more dings in the bash plate. It did it's job nicely.

On the way back from the road end.







You can see the hut in the middle left



On the way back out













Nice work to the guys on big bikes. Some sections were challenging.

pic of the day



It was good to see there were absolutely NO spills. The ride out was TOTALLY uneventful. No one riding like an IDIOT managed to loose his front end and go down in a screaming heap on a steep down hill right hander.

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OK, perhaps there was a little white lie at the end there. Some idiot on a DR650 was going way too fast down a steep bit leading into a right hander and lost the bald front tyre. The bike went down real quick and I got spat off before I even had a chance to react. I don't remember much, but do recall my head hitting the deck hard, and sliding along the track.

Bike damage:
Clutch lever
Front left indicator
bent gear lever
Scratches and gouges in tank
Helmet scratched and broken screws in peak



Bart damage:
Pretty good gouge in left knee
Left hand blown up like a baloon and doesn't really work proper



Of course I went and brought in a couple of cord of firewood on Sunday which didn't really help the hand situation. I'm picking it's only a sprain, but if the swelling doesn't go down in a couple of days, I'd better get it x-rayed.

I feel I got let off lightly. My knee pad obviously slipped down on impact. The Shoei helmet is showing very little damage, but I remember it hitting very hard.

I'll order a new front tyre tomorrow. I'd had a few close calls lately with the front, so it was my own stupid fault.
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:20 AM   #403
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Which helmet screws? Have you got spares? Sounds like you copied me from my last ride there (except mine was going up). I replaced the helmet but have the old one here for spares. Aside from helmet damage I did ribs again (Nov, so must be time to break some ribs ).
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:21 AM   #404
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I still haven't got a gps track of that

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Old 03-24-2014, 02:22 AM   #405
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Damn

that looks painful

given your damage I will overlook the 'pansy' remark (well at least for a while)

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