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Old 07-02-2014, 01:09 PM   #316
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I think you will finf the heated grips will help keep your body temp up,esp if you have a bit of protection of your hands from the wind
Certainly they made a massive difference on the klr but that also had really good wind protection for hands, legs and body whereas the sv takes the naked thing very seriously

If the grips alone aren’t enough I'll try some bar muffs
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:49 PM   #317
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True the best results for me was on my k100 rs which had quite good protection from shoulders to knee
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:32 PM   #318
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Quick blast up to the Mangahou Dams above Shannon (today).

Water being released from the top dam.








View from the middle dam



The bottom dam



Finished off with a coffee in Shannon
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:52 PM   #319
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nice photos

Haven’t been there for ages.

well its a stunning day outside and I have a nice shiny new set of heated grips so I think its time to see how much difference they make.

BTW would be interested in some recommendations for a tail bag to strap on to the rear seat.
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:36 PM   #320
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BTW would be interested in some recommendations for a tail bag to strap on to the rear seat.
Kriega do some nice stuff. I've bought some for Gus but haven't used them yet.
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:06 PM   #321
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Givi do a bag that straps on top of there new Ali panniers. I reckon it be a good rear bag.

http://www.givi.it/side-hardbags/Mon...8--lt?o=XS310B
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:44 AM   #322
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I don't want to be branded a cheapskate here, but...

My parents had an old handheld VCR camera that was a bit of a monster. It came in a good robust bag with strong zips that makes a fine tail bag. There are heaps of these things being dumped at the moment so shouldn't be hard to find. Perhaps not the most cool looking but a good fill in until you hit paydirt with lotto.
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:39 AM   #323
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I don't want to be branded a cheapskate here, but...

My parents had an old handheld VCR camera that was a bit of a monster. It came in a good robust bag with strong zips that makes a fine tail bag. There are heaps of these things being dumped at the moment so shouldn't be hard to find. Perhaps not the most cool looking but a good fill in until you hit paydirt with lotto.
You guys are gonna laugh I know, and I laugh every time I see it on my bike....... but......... the tail bag I've been useing to hold my tool kit, a small bottle of oil, a small first aid kit and a windbreaker is of all things an old black make up bag.
It fits my rear rack like it was made for the bike and holds the usual gear I take for a day ride all while lasting 10,000kms of dirt, mud and dust.
Just gotta ignore the subtle Revlon pattern printed on it.
Hey, what ever works and is free or cheap does fine for me.
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If your bag is full of that other stuff, where do you keep your makeup then?
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If your bag is full of that other stuff, where do you keep your makeup then?
I just borrow some off the Nelson lads
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:29 AM   #326
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:32 AM   #327
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I use cooler bags from the 2nd hand shops. Rectangle of plastic inside to reinforce the base and a couple of 2.5mm layers of dense foam to protect the contents from the bolt heads.
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:03 AM   #328
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thanks for the suggestions I'll sort a givi/vcr/revlon bag out over the next week or so.

The heated grips didn’t stop me getting cold but they did make a big difference - especially after it got dark.

Well I did a bit of gravel today - Mangahao (about halfway in). Peep-o-day to vineger hill, Turakina Valley, Pohonui Rd. the awesome Ridge Rd (views like Pori Rd) and Pukenaua Rd (both above Taihape) and the SV is just brilliant on gravel/dirt - I was really really surprised.

Imagine a triumph scrambler with 20kg taken off and 40 odd hp added and suspension that doesn’t shorten your spine when you hit a pot hole and you have the sv. I would have thought the tires would have made it a pig but it was very predictable and stable.

While I wouldnt go anywhere gnarly I'd happily do the molesworth/braeburn/maruia saddle type of stuff. who needs a vstrom?
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:07 AM   #329
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I use cooler bags from the 2nd hand shops. Rectangle of plastic inside to reinforce the base and a couple of 2.5mm layers of dense foam to protect the contents from the bolt heads.


+1
i'd put on a pic but buggered if i know how to do that. keeps beer cold too!...... or KFC hot thou i've never actually tried that one.
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:21 AM   #330
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Half way in to the Mangahou dams


Between Peep-o-day and vineger hill


ridge rd - north of Taihape
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