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Old 03-06-2014, 12:48 AM   #1516
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Anyone able to help transport a broken bike from Auckland to Wellington?

I have committed to buy an insurance write off that is currently sitting in Gaudins (sp?) Motorcycles in Auckland. This was a Levin bike originally, but has sustained from front end & frame damage. I'm trying to ascertain whether its a roller, but it certainly isn't in ridable condition. I'll get more detail & some photos on this in the next few days.

Is anyone able to assist with transporting this down to Wellington?





I'm told that the bike is a bit of a grandad's axe - it's had a new frame, front wheel, engine, driveshafts etc in its life, & has been offshore to Pakistan.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:57 AM   #1517
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Can't say 'Gaudins" rings a bell, I got a bike up from Featherston with Biketrans for $340 ( including parts).
I looked at Fly/bludge of mate/ride but in the end wanted to save my leave.
Looks like a good project.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:46 AM   #1518
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I have committed to buy an insurance write off that is currently sitting in Gaudins (sp?) Motorcycles in Auckland. This was a Levin bike originally, but has sustained from front end & frame damage. I'm trying to ascertain whether its a roller, but it certainly isn't in ridable condition. I'll get more detail & some photos on this in the next few days.

Is anyone able to assist with transporting this down to Wellington?





I'm told that the bike is a bit of a grandad's axe - it's had a new frame, front wheel, engine, driveshafts etc in its life, & has been offshore to Pakistan.
I sense a project ?
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:52 AM   #1519
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I could store it in Hamilton for a while if you needed to between transport stages.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:25 AM   #1520
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I should be committed for buying this pile of shite that is currently sitting in Gaudins (sp?) Motorcycles in Auckland. This was a Levin bike originally, but has sustained from front end & frame damage. I'm trying to ascertain whether its a roller, but it certainly isn't in ridable condition. I'll get more detail & some photos on this in the next few days.

Is anyone able to assist with transporting this down to Wellington?



I'm told that the bike is a bit of a grandad's axe - it's had a new frame, front wheel, engine, driveshafts etc in its life, & has been offshore to Pakistan.

When were you planning on telling Mandy>
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:28 AM   #1521
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When were you planning on telling Mandy>
Must have gotten the house painted
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:40 PM   #1522
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I could store it in Hamilton for a while if you needed to between transport stages.
I may have someone that can bring it down with a house removal. Thanks anyway
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I'm trying to pick just the right moment....
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Must have gotten the house painted
Not yet. Anyone want to come round & tetter on the top of the scaffolding to give me a hand? A head for heights helps



Probably won't get to Polished Rockers as I had originally planned. Got to concentrate on this while I have access to the scaffolding & the weather is good. Then I've got to go round & do some remedial work, where rot or age has required replacement of parts of the house. Seems never ending...
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:04 PM   #1523
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I'm trying to pick just the right moment....

There is no right moment - just the least bad one

so whats the plan for the auckland dog? parts bike or project?
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:14 PM   #1524
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There is no right moment - just the least bad one

so whats the plan for the auckland dog? parts bike or project?
No way is that becoming parts bike too much goodness in there.
Nordie has a good yz frontend in the emporium that has to get moved along soon cos he's shifting further out banjo playing way. You can do two things - get it tuned up ready for Schmidt & grab my stock front end or put it on your one.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:44 PM   #1525
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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? :)
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:46 PM   #1526
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I had my R75/5 frame put on the machine at F1 in Hamilton as he has the BMW specs. Can't recall the cost....$400 ish. It had been on a sidecar and had a few offs.
But saying that, do up bikes can end up costing more than buying a good one.
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:08 PM   #1527
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Changing the battery

224,164 kms

Started to do some more work on the RS, & that required transferring the new Motobatt battery MBTX30U back from Gus. I’d swiped that just before I went down south. Good call. Gus’s old battery has now officially died.

So I’ve replaced the fricken heavy 30 amp hr lead acid battery with an AGM Motobatt 51814, 22 amp hr one. The AGM will be better if I drop Gus – no more acid spills.

Then there was cost considerations. I bought the MBTX30U for $226 (special), the 51814 for $145 after trading in the old battery.

Gus doesn’t really need a 30 amp hr battery – the /7’s got those to turn over the high drawing Bosch starter motor, because of higher compression (actually Gus does have high compression pistons fitted) & as a mitigant to the low output of the alternator (I’ve replaced that with a constant magnet Enduralast). Interesting to note the R80G/S’s batteries were specified for the 51814. Output for the old battery – haven’t a clue, the MBTX30U 380 CCA, for the 51814 220CCA.

Weight wise, drops from 10.2kgs to 6.75kgs, a worthwhile drop – unless the battery dies somewhere remote. .

Dimensionally the battery is longer, thinner, & slightly shorter than the MBTX30U. That was L 166mm x W 126mm x H 175mm, & height wise was slight too tall for the standard RS battery straps. The 51814 dimensions are L 183mm x W 80 x H170mm.



Fits on the left side of the battery tray. The tray makes allowance for this, with a second set of cut outs provided to allow the same battery straps to hold down the battery. There is a little room in the side for tools or similar. I’m now eying up a stainless traverse mounted battery tray from Boxer Supplies. Or I need to repaint the battery box (& tidy some wiring).



Here's a test on 5 batteries which is why I was keen on the Motobatt, despite its colour. I've seen this in other forums. 5 yrs old now though. Not specific to the forum I found this post in, nor do I frequent there. Google is your friend.
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:22 PM   #1528
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seem to be really good batteries (got them in the wr and klr)

now replace those rusty subframe bolts - they look like shit
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:05 PM   #1529
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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? :)
Is it tied off anywhere?
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:15 PM   #1530
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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? :)
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Is it tied off anywhere?
Double width scaffold, braced at the bottom. Erected by me (so not competent, no ). Not tied off to the building but quite stable. Toe & handrails. Using a harness attached to the handrail when I'm at the top. Ideally I'd be using the 3rd scaffold plank to give a more stepped 'fall zone'.

This, & the side of the sleepout are the most difficult portion of the house, & I didn't think I could use this scaffold in these places. I was going to hire some in. I'm impressed with this scaffolds versatility, so much so that I'm thinking about buying some. I wouldn't want to go up there on a windy day though.

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