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Old 04-10-2013, 02:10 AM   #151
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catch up Friday evening sounds good, Saturday=no riding, but Sunday ok depending where you are etc, but will go for a hoon somewhere anyway (new farkles to try out).
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:29 PM   #152
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I can't do Fri evening sorry. At this stage I'm Mtbing Sat so may or may not catch you on Sun
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:44 PM   #153
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Friday night's good for me.

Where?
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:10 PM   #154
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Yep, where?
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:26 PM   #155
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Given the wx is looking damp, my place is not so good - chez nordie?
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:14 AM   #156
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Given the wx is looking damp, my place is not so good - chez nordie?
Not good. Stepson's GF is arriving back in the country and bringing her parents up from Invercargill. They're arriving here tomorrow evening...

A KiwiBiker/AdvBiker BBQ is probably not what they've got in mind after the drive
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:08 AM   #157
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Convivial ale somewhere?

Where is marks staying?
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:19 AM   #158
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I may turn up depending on where, when, work commitments and who's going.....

hell that's vague, even by my standards
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:55 AM   #159
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Orright, bbq my place from 5pm, we can use the garage and/or the pit tent or something if it's a bit damp. Heck, we could even use the kitchen!!

If ppl want to they can adjourn to a watering hole afterwards - I won't be able to though.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:56 AM   #160
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Be there probarbly closer to 7 than 6 with sossies in hand.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:06 PM   #161
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Hi Guys

I'll be there as soon after 5 as I can make it.

If its ok I'll bring Tim (from British Spares) who's been to another one of your BBQ's

We won't be able to leave Mahana till 5

Colin can you pm me your address - is it still by the hospital?

Had a great ride over to Takaka yesterday although the grader was working on the road to Anatori and the surface was shite. The ride to cobb was brilliant although the last climb is pretty washboarded (I have loose fillings today)
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:49 PM   #162
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Thanks Colin for putting on a great feed - was good to catch up with the NADS's - its been a while

How did the race go on Sunday? - the course would have been a bit slippery wouldn't it?

On Saturday Tim, Alison and Dan (Tims brother - 89 gs 1000) and I rode down to Muchison via the Braeburn and after waiting out the rain at the River Cafe (with 3 million Ducati riders) for an hour or so headed over the Mauria Saddle. Once out the other side the others headed home and I headed to Reefton via Springs Junction (what a road...) . There was nowhere to stay there so I headed down through nasty rain squalls to Greymouth and stayed Sat night there. Weather cleared about 8am Sunday so I headed up to Westport and the back to Picton via the Breaburn again.

I had some really great riding despite a bit of rain here and there and I'm keen to do it again sometime soon.

I test rode a 'like new' 2003 tiger with all the farkles on Sunday. The bike was located in the middle of the buller gorge - what a great location for bike testing.

Riding it back to back with the klr over the same roads with the klr was really helpful.

I think its helped me reach a final decision after all this faffing around (and around 4000k riding - looking at bikes etc).

The tiger is the bike I'd most like to replace the klr with but its benefits (much better engine, better seat, better brakes, slightly better cornering) are not enough to gain if I can no longer do tracks like the porika and 42nd.

So in a fit of creative thinking I'm going to buy my 3rd klr

If I had double the budget It would probably be a different outcome as I'd be looking at gs1200's, 950 adventures and the like but I don't so at least I can be assured that within my price bracket the klr its the optimum all round compromise for me and the riding I now realize I like to do.

so there
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:20 PM   #163
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A 3rd KLR....


My "I want I want I want" has got a
lot closer... The XR250 now has a new home...
I have the XT660R... So a more road orintated
twin cylinder ADV bike.... but what?....
Theres a dam nice 07 KLE500 on TM.. only done
6,500km..but he wants good $ for it..
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:01 AM   #164
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Congratulations Mark on making a decision.

I had to pick up a hire truck from petone this morning so i used the KTM and lashed it to the inside of the truck for the journey home. I had forgotton how good these mid sized adventure bikes are for carving up rush hour traffic. A great chance to be a real wanker and remain incognito.

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Old 04-15-2013, 12:53 AM   #165
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Good to see ya when you were down, you and your host are almost impossible when together but very entertaining as well . We managed to stay dry on our return from Frog flat, maybe you should of followed us
Glad to hear you have made your mind about what to get next, I'm still thinking myself but I don't think it will be british sorry Tim
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