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Old 05-11-2014, 12:33 PM   #31
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I know they are.

I haven't contributed much to this thread as I've been trying to think of something positive to say - nup- nothing at all comes to me about those bikes- they seem pretty urban, too far away from the desert, goggles & bandannas for my liking.

Keep your money in your pocket Jatz & use it for a bonnet scoop for the ute
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:14 PM   #32
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They're looking at YOU Padmei...
Actually I want taking a dig at Padders's bike - his bike is a bit more rat/unique (the choke knobs alone make it cool).

It was more at the 'band of brothers' bullshit videos that have infected spewtube lately

All the 'oh so individual' toss pots on their carefully stylized airheads with their totally inappropriate riding gear

when did wearing sand shoes/check shirt (must NOT be tucked in) over a tee shirt and a chin smearing open face helmet become cool?

I think Jesse James would roll over in his discovery channel grave if he knew airhead riders were mimicking his morons version of atgatt like a bunch of lemmings
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:40 PM   #33
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:01 PM   #34
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:44 PM   #35
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Thats it .... with a ADV side car offcourse ...

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Old 05-17-2014, 12:18 AM   #36
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I know they are.

I haven't contributed much to this thread as I've been trying to think of something positive to say - nup- nothing at all comes to me about those bikes- they seem pretty urban, too far away from the desert, goggles & bandannas for my liking.

Keep your money in your pocket Jatz & use it for a bonnet scoop for the ute
Oooooo.... a bonnet scoop on the ute, now that would be way cool and I could grow a mullet and everything

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Nice, but.... where is the battery and reservoir bottle, hmmmm and I think my arse would mutiny if I put it on that seat for any time

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I already have an over weight, porky, poorly sprung adv bike, why would I want another ??
Besides which I don't know how long that drive shaft universal would last on that sort of angle
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:32 AM   #37
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I took the thing for a ride to Murch for an ice cream today, except..... I got cold on top of the Glenhope so came home


Came home via the scenic route. The speedo mount decided it'd had enough due to the corrugations Weird !


And a selfie


Dunno when that happend

I'll have to make a time to do a full day ride and see if it grows on me some more, it's definitely betterer on gravel than I thought it would be
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:35 AM   #38
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I Maybe we should organise the beach races this year? Could have a BMW class.

Giants are playng Waitakere in a few weeks. Told the missus we're gonna go & cheer them on. I'm gonna rent a mullet put on the Judas Priest T shirt & get a nice crushed velvet skirt for her. Prob leave the kids n the pub carpark ove the road...

Good times!
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:48 AM   #39
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I took the thing for a ride to Murch for an ice cream today, except..... I got cold on top of the Glenhope so came home
pussy

the brick doesn’t look to bad as it is

If you didn’t own a flash bike like your 800 do you think you'd find the brick more interesting to ride?
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:11 PM   #40
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pussy

the brick doesn’t look to bad as it is

If you didn’t own a flash bike like your 800 do you think you'd find the brick more interesting to ride?
C'mon... I't bloody cold wearing a flannel shirt and a pair of sneakers No, seriously, I got another helmet cause the peak on my old one catches too much wind, and I just couldn't bring myself to get a silly open face jobbie, just so I "look the part". No screen doesn't help much either. Maybe I am getting soft
I think the front end looks o.k. All stripped down ish... The back end still looks like a porky touring bike though.
I might just start pulling stuff off and see what I end up with

Maybe I have been spoilt a bit with the 800. It just "fits" better which means I'm more comfortable riding it which means I ride it better, if that makes sense. The K bike is just different still fun though, in it's own way.

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Old 05-27-2014, 05:38 PM   #41
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I took the thing for a ride to Murch for an ice cream today, except..... I got cold on top of the Glenhope so came home
maybe I need to take back the pussy comment above.

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C'mon... I't bloody cold wearing a flannel shirt and a pair of sneakers No, seriously, I got another helmet cause the peak on my old one catches too much wind, and I just couldn't bring myself to get a silly open face jobbie, just so I "look the part". No screen doesn't help much either. Maybe I am getting soft


Yesterday was the last day of rego on the sv and it was a lovely day so in the afternoon I did a loop of the Wairarapa. Feck it was cold - despite jacket liners and glove liners and 2 balaclavas I was frozen to the core. I don't think I'm hard core enough to ride a nekkid bike in winter. The klr with all its wind protection and heated grips sounds much more sensible (and boring....)
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:12 PM   #42
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maybe I need to take back the pussy comments
Maybe.... ? It was a nice day when I left home but I got to the top of glenhope and it didn't look so nice towards Murch
I'm just suiting up now to head for the Brass and a few days knocking around Southland.On the other bike that has a screen and heated grips. I think it might be a bit chilly.
B.O.T..... the bricks speedo is sitting on the kitchen table. I know how to fix it now A job for when I get back.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:53 PM   #43
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I have a brick. That's all.
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:56 AM   #44
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I have a brick. That's all.
Hey Taz - Sorry about hearing about that.
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:17 PM   #45
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I know they are.

I haven't contributed much to this thread as I've been trying to think of something positive to say - nup- nothing at all comes to me about those bikes- they seem pretty urban, too far away from the desert, goggles & bandannas for my liking.

Keep your money in your pocket Jatz & use it for a bonnet scoop for the ute
I rode one once for a day round the hills outside Changmai, my lasting memory was being overtaken by a couple on a smaller bike with no helmets or anything....
Do they have a race history? I'm guessing they would be a big heavy lump to wrestle around, and the R100's struggle to get past.....wait for it...Honda 350 twins.
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