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Old 08-27-2013, 01:23 AM   #721
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I've been wondering about filming the bike from a kite flying above the bike. I have a cheapo contour vid for this.
Anyway I came across these links when I googled motorcycle kites.





Then of course there's the ugly side of life for poor adv riders

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...look-out-68128

I think I'll try with a rubbish bag first & give that a go.
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:41 PM   #722
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Gotta share this - bloody impressive stuff.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=914170
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:11 AM   #723
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Anyone in Palmerston North who can look at a ute for me?

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=654282781

This looks good at a distance, but If anyone lives near there and has a bit of time, I would appreciate their opinion.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:51 AM   #724
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Nice looking twincab hilux on the corner of our place for $19k
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:12 PM   #725
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Nice looking twincab hilux on the corner of our place for $19k
Is it on trade me? I am not sure if it's better to buy something up here or wait until after the move. I want a 4x4. 19 is a bit more than I want to spend, but if it's a good vehicle, it's worth a look. I've been also eyeing up those Great Wall utes. Guy at work has one and really likes it.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:54 PM   #726
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Looked similar to this one -> http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used...-668130508.htm

I only saw it briefly, as I hurtled past, but it looked tidy. Still over priced though IMHO
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:43 AM   #727
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Apparently this model is quite sought after because supposedly it's less complex than the newer models. The cylinder head is a weak spot, though. I want something for the occasional commute, gardening and possibly the odd hunting trip ( not to mention carrying a broken down bike). A 2wd would obviously be cheaper, but they can't get out of their own way on a patch of wet lawn.
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:32 AM   #728
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Looked similar to this one -> http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used...-668130508.htm

I only saw it briefly, as I hurtled past, but it looked tidy. Still over priced though IMHO
You'd be surprised. A mate bent a conrod on his old hilux (driving into a river does that - 2nd one I've seen in the last months) . Insurance paid up $7K for a new motor as they priced the truck @ $15K - same as he paid for it 5 years ago.

Does look tidy but has tinted windows.
i've been looking for a 4wd & have found most of the "real ones" have been used for their purpose down here. I reckon you'd be better to find one in the city - but then I know bugger all about them.

I am after an early 1990 cruiser with as few electronic crap as possible. like Jatz' old one


http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used...-666220772.htm

I find it amazing the price differences between the same models - sometimes up to $10K difference between same mileage trucks.
i also wonder at the mentality of some of the vendors that post pics of them on trademe totally covered in mud & shit.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:25 PM   #729
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Guys, buy a diesel Terrano, will set you back $3 or 4K
Economical, reliable, better at 4x4ing and more comfortable than a ute, oh and cheaper rego.
Then spend the money you save on beer and motorcycles.
We bought one as an interim measure about 5 years ago and it looks like we will still be driving it in 5 years time.....they can take a lot of punishment.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:26 PM   #730
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Guys, buy a diesel Terrano, will set you back $3 or 4K
Economical, reliable, better at 4x4ing and more comfortable than a ute, oh and cheaper rego.
Then spend the money you save on beer and motorcycles.
We bought one as an interim measure about 5 years ago and it looks like we will still be driving it in 5 years time.....they can take a lot of punishment.
Yes, that was on my list as well. May go that route and get a trailer as well.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:33 PM   #731
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Guys, buy a diesel Terrano, will set you back $3 or 4K
Economical, reliable, better at 4x4ing and more comfortable than a ute, oh and cheaper rego.
Then spend the money you save on beer and motorcycles.
We bought one as an interim measure about 5 years ago and it looks like we will still be driving it in 5 years time.....they can take a lot of punishment.
I told him all this to but the litte firker just don't listen. But I would be buying a 1997 or 1998 3.2 litre one
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I told him all this to but the litte firker just don't listen. But I would be buying a 1997 or 1998 3.2 litre one
I'd been put off by the 3.2 'grenade' motors, but apparently there is one model thats ok, how do you tell? is it the 97-98?
Actually thinking of upgrading at some stage.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:54 PM   #733
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The grenade is the ZD30, the QD32 is an upgrade of the TD27 and still solid. Stay away from electronic injector pumps, they are starting to crap out and are much more expensive than the old mechanical ones. The QD32 has an electronic pump, and so do early ZD30's - just did a pump on a ZD30 in a Caravan last week, $3,000 for the pump and just too much labour.

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Old 11-29-2013, 10:42 PM   #734
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The grenade is the ZD30, the QD32 is an upgrade of the TD27 and still solid. Stay away from electronic injector pumps, they are starting to crap out and are much more expensive than the old mechanical ones. The QD32 has an electronic pump, and so do early ZD30's - just did a pump on a ZD30 in a Caravan last week, $3,000 for the pump and just too much labour.
What do you think of the 2.7 turbo diesel. I found a 1994 that looks OK, will have a closer look tomorrow.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:58 PM   #735
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That's the TD27, the least sophisticated and therefore most reliable of the Japanese diesels. Pushrod, cast iron head, gear driven cam and injector pump, all the right things that don't go wrong. Still not good to cook them, they often seize a piston rather than blow a head gasket or crack a head like the others.
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