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Old 06-07-2012, 02:39 AM   #946
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257 track two weeks in a row, don't you know it was Queen's Birthday not Groundhog Day?

You would enjoy Rangitaiki there is lots of forest single track on pumice.



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Old 06-07-2012, 02:48 AM   #947
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And home for tea & cake..
Mmmm....

Cake....
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:19 AM   #948
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257 track two weeks in a row, don't you know it was Queen's Birthday not Groundhog Day?

You would enjoy Rangitaiki there is lots of forest single track on pumice.



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Hi

257 was so much fun we had to have another go - it was all good apart from the final climb out which caught us all out I think



The top bogs are pretty straightforward at the moment
although the ride into it was a bit wet and bleak



I played 'follow the Andrew around the pine forrest' while Glen tested his suspension settings
There was the odd place I decided not to follow Andrew though....



You missed a great day
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:24 AM   #949
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Mmmm....

Cake....
actually - the thought of a nice bit of coffee and cake back at the car after a ride seems quite appealing.

Andy Mac has a mate Dave who always rides with a camping coffee perculator and normally has bickies as well - very civilized
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:04 PM   #950
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Important Correction

It has been forcebly and repeatedly pointed out to me that we had already decided to end the last ride because of impending darkness NOT because of problems with Glens bike that didn't actually occur until several microseconds after the decision to end the ride had been made.

I apologize to any whining little offended parties and hereby promise not to cast aspersions on the reliability of orange bikes.

that said - it was a bit of a mongrel finding out why the orange bullet became the orange slug....

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Old 06-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #951
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How often do reed petals break?
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:44 PM   #952
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How often do reed petals break?
I think they are regarded as a maintenance item
these are origionals and have done approx 120hrs
so safe to assume to replace every 100hrs or so?

this is my first encounter with reeds so my level of expertese is not high
I wonder if the DT has them....
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:02 AM   #953
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I think they are regarded as a maintenance item
these are origionals and have done approx 120hrs
so safe to assume to replace every 100hrs or so?

this is my first encounter with reeds so my level of expertese is not high
I wonder if the DT has them....
Where are the broken bits?
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:10 AM   #954
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Where are the broken bits?
lucky they wern't the old steel reeds...
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:54 AM   #955
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Where are the broken bits?
hopefully somewhere in the Mungatooks and not embedded in his very expensive ported barrel

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lucky they wern't the old steel reeds...
thankfully carbon fibre seems a little more digestable.

it turns out that the bottom reed on the vforce 3 reeds touches the bottom of the inlet manifold and batters itself to pieces. Apparently a not uncommon problem. The vforce 4 reeds Glen will replace them with don't suffer from the same 'minor' shortcoming.
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:27 AM   #956
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OMG you've got Vforce bits on your bikes WoW i've seen those on 'Power rangers battle for planet Zerko"

Did Gigantuam break them off cos you were using up too much of his forcefield with them?
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:39 PM   #957
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For sale, used 2006 WR450F. Light trail riding only. Very good condition.

Probably it'd be just the thing for a bit of light use up in the Mungatooks
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:11 AM   #958
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:22 AM   #959
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Is everyone in Kapiti selling their bikes? Do they know something we don't?
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:03 AM   #960
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How often do reed petals break?
Fairly often. They need to be checked and replaced. Here's the reeds from the 200, NordieBro says this is enough to make it very difficult to start. It certainly had to be kicked over just right to get it to fire up, but back when it was good it'd fire up really easily.



It's being replaced with one of these, worth an extra 5% everywhere in the rev range supposedly:



They don't make a 4 for the 200... yet.
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