Waikato Ride Outs

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  • #5243

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Going for a ride in the Waikato? post here for other riders to join you.

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    #5244

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Jake and I are leaving Caltex Dinsdale tonight at 6:30 PM for a short wander taking in Old Mountain Road and Waitetuna Valley Road, and probably a look up Vandy Road.

    @facebook-michael-eastwood1, @Dean Saunders, @oscar ?

    #5247

    Oscar
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    Give me a call as you’re leaving Dinsdale and I’ll meet you at Whatawhata.
    07 829 8262

    #5253

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
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    @oscar said:
    Give me a call as you’re leaving Dinsdale and I’ll meet you at Whatawhata.
    07 829 8262

    Just be there at 6:30

    #5255

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Nice cruisy ride thanks @jake-maryniak and @facebook-michael-eastwood1.

    The sun sets on Waitetuna Road with the Raglan windmills in the background.

    #5408

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Anything happening this Sunday?

    #5429

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    It looks like Sunday is going to be rain.

    We’ve got to go and look at a bike tomorrow morning and after that will probably cruise out to Raglan for brunch/lunch. I might take the sidecar for a spin.

    #5430

    Michael Eastwood
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    Bugger. How can I link this blog to my cell phone so I can have text alerts?

    #5431

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @Facebook – michael.eastwood1 said:
    Bugger. How can I link this blog to my cell phone so I can have text alerts?

    If you subscribe to the topic at the top of the first post it should send you alerts.

    #5432

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Plans change sometimes and I ended up heading out on my own on the sidecar. First stop was Raglan where I met @phoenix_inflight and presumably his better half, great to meet you guys today!

    I grabbed a sandwich there and headed for Old Mountain Road, just getting to Raglan was the furthest I had ridden the sidecar to date but it was running well and I was keen to have a go on a bit of gravel.
    Lunch was at the summit of old Mountain and the bike went up there fairly well, it’s fun being able to do big slides into and out of right hand corners, it’s a little unnerving on uneven terrain though when the sidecar is higher than the bike and feels like it wants to tip over.

    #5437

    Box.a.Bits
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    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: BMW Supertanker, R80 & Velorex Sidecar, Gilera Runner ST200
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Hows the chair handling now. You mentioned a while ago that it was a struggle to turn during the early iteration?

    #5445

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
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    @Facebook – stephen.clark.52206 said:
    Hows the chair handling now. You mentioned a while ago that it was a struggle to turn during the early iteration?

    It’s better but still not right. I went from not enough toe in to too much, and a bit much lean out.

    #5561

    Aaron Robertson
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    • Location: Te Awamutu
    • Bike: R1150 GSA
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    anyone going for a ride any time this week?

    #5565

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @whacko1701 said:
    anyone going for a ride any time this week?

    I’ve just done a 2 day ride and am away with the family for New Years. @jake-maryniak amd I may do some day rides early in the new year.

    #5616

    awa355
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    • Location: Te Awamutu
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    I’m taking the scooter down to Awakino tomorrow (Fri 2nd) via the Mangatoa road. My plan is to scoot thru Waitomo, over Waipuna, Ngapaenga , Pomarangai. I hope to turn off at Waikawau and see what’s up Te Marama rd, then continue down to Awakino.From there, I will probably then head crosscountry through Aria to SH4.
    An alternative return might be back up Mangatoa and Marokopa/Harbour road.

    haven’t ridden Mangatoa road sth of the Pomarangai turn off so should be interesting. Plenty of opportunities to try out the new camera. Then after lunch will mow the lawns!! or maybe not.

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