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Old 02-17-2012, 11:11 AM   #76
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Dual purpose, more roady, but not incapable off road.
Oh, KLR650 type useage.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:44 AM   #77
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I washed my bike today.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:40 AM   #78
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Shivering your arse off for 4 months of the year is not unique to penguins, as anyone from Invercargill will attest.
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Back to bikes. Thinking of a new bike but can't decide what to get. Must be cheap and versatile.Suggestions?
After much humming an ahhing with the same question Woodman I decided on a DR650, went with my head not my heart, if you want a wee bike I may have a DR350 here for sale... If I can get Piglet off it
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #79
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I washed my bike today.
Didn't see that in on the news, I bet those TV news reporterers helicopters were annoying, or did you sell the story exclusively to Womans Weekly?


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After much humming an ahhing with the same question Woodman I decided on a DR650, went with my head not my heart, if you want a wee bike I may have a DR350 here for sale... If I can get Piglet off it
Hmmmm, tempting, a wee bike to bash around would solve the problem of having to lug the Orca around the tricky stuff.

If you had gone with your heart you would have got a KLR
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:39 PM   #80
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Didn't see that in on the news, I bet those TV news reporterers helicopters were annoying, or did you sell the story exclusively to Womans Weekly?
Yep. It's become a biannual event. I even got out the degreaser and water blaster.

I was tempted to just buy a new bike to save the hassel, but I'm too broke.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:57 PM   #81
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Thanks to everyone who suggested different sources of battery monitoring thingies

I replaced the 6 month old camakooza battery that came with the bike with a motobatt and managed to run the fan whenever needed on yesterdays fairly epic ride. hooked the battery up to the flash charger i also brought and it said the battery was fully charged - so I am a much happier camper.

And for Barts info - we rode up the devils staircase yesterday - although my first attempt was less than stunning....



and I dont really believe Bart washed his bike
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:13 AM   #82
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That was pitiful Mark.:ymca

This bike cleaning thing... what is it?
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:42 AM   #83
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Up the staircase. Good work. Be a bit of pushing and shoving getting up that first bit.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:01 AM   #84
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Well just to bring everyone down on a Friday nite, the worst possible thing has started to happen to Schmidt. Yep the water blaster has caused some of my professional painting on the tank to flake off. Red is showing. Again
I think you already know. . It involves water blasting & paint stripping. Schmidtty really wants to be a Marlboro bike
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:07 AM   #85
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I think you already know. . It involves water blasting & paint stripping. Schmidtty really wants to be a Marlboro bike
Oh I wasn't waterblasting the bike... I was aiming for the kids - damn they run fast...
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:44 AM   #86
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Up the staircase. Good work. Be a bit of pushing and shoving getting up that first bit.
no pushing or shoving involved - it wasnt that bad really

down the staircase
up the staircase
down the staircase
up the rock garden
down the rock garden
out via a third way out called martins flat (nasty)
talk about mind numbingly rooted

when my video producer is finished making me look competent (by eliminating all the bits of video with me in it...) I'll upload the fun bits
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:16 PM   #87
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It must've got easier over the last few years....or perhaps a DR is not the weapon to do it on.

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Old 02-19-2012, 10:08 PM   #88
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If you had gone with your heart you would have got a KLR
And hell might have frozen over too

Seriously... If the local yammy dealers had rung back in a timely fashion I would probly be on a new Tenere, however, I'm happy to be riding a bland boring bike that does everything I need it to do. and cost less than half the price
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:29 PM   #89
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It must've got easier over the last few years....or perhaps a DR is not the weapon to do it on.

2005

It must've got easier over the last few years.... Yeah right!

Definitely was drier than your photo however I wouldn't normally consider trying this technical climb (there is a steep drop-off to the left) But since Mark & Glen had got up I had to give it at least one attempt, of course I know better and choose a different line. Surprised myself and was absolutely stoked to clear this section (oh maybe a few dabs)

However no luck on the next section, and I accepted defeat. After 40 minutes the extreme enduroists returned, triumphant from conquering the Devil's Staircase. Mucho kudos

When they said they were heading home thru Martins Flat I said adios, I'll take this 30km diversion and meet you at the carpark.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:03 AM   #90
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That was pitiful Mark.:ymca
Pitiful yes - but at least I'm consistently pitiful - I pride myself in consistency :)

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It must've got easier over the last few years....or perhaps a DR is not the weapon to do it on.

2005

There is no way in hell to get up from that hole you are parked in.
Up around the left hand edge is the only way that doesnt require booster rockets
Trials tires make a phenomenal difference - they are almost like cheating

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It must've got easier over the last few years.... Yeah right!

Definitely was drier than your photo however I wouldn't normally consider trying this technical climb (there is a steep drop-off to the left) But since Mark & Glen had got up I had to give it at least one attempt, of course I know better and choose a different line. Surprised myself and was absolutely stoked to clear this section (oh maybe a few dabs)

However no luck on the next section, and I accepted defeat. After 40 minutes the extreme enduroists returned, triumphant from conquering the Devil's Staircase. Mucho kudos
I prefer the term 'extreme lunatics'

it was quite demorilizing seeing you ride up the 24hr and up the first segment of the staircase on a knobby when I have previously failed to do either on the WR with a knobby....

It was a great day wasnt it - I'm getting addicted to this shit
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