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Forums Forums Tracks & GPS North Island tracks map Porters Road – Manawahe – Rotorua

This topic contains 6 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Eddieb 8 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #4608

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

    Another one to check out

    #9380

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

    @michael_j_breen, @Sharn Amon @facebook-hadge-haine1 one for you guys to check out and track. If I can get my energy levels a bit higher I’d be interested.

    #9401

    Hadrian Haine
    Participant
    • Location: Waerenga
    • Bike: 08 Husaberg FE 450 and a classic 86 Honda XLR250R
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Wow this looks great, certainly great for my light weight. but would probably judging by the depth of those trenchs and ruts be a summer track i would imagine those would be like deep drains this time of the year.

    #10305

    Brainflex
    Participant
    • Location: Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I had a ride along this yesterday. It is a awesome track, definitely not for the larger bikes, knobblies a must. I gps logged it and will post a ride report n track as soon as I sort it out.

    #10311

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider
    #10335

    Brainflex
    Participant
    • Location: Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I decided it was time for a run up Porters Rd and so, not knowing what to expect I took the ultimate machine, the mighty CT110.Ct110

    I entered from the Manawahe Rd end and was immediately into the interesting stuff. It is a challenging track consisting of open double track but heavily eroded by water run off causing a deep rut along many sections of the track

    Porter Rd 1

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    The road has side tracks going off which can be explored, being on my own I left these for a later date. The track itself would be greasy in the wet but dries out to a very sandy base, some sections of track are deep soft sandy areas.

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    The track goes up, down and across. After a while it entered into a tree covered area and became more hard-packed but with tree roots running across it, these would be slippery when wet. The track could be ridden from either direction or as a lollipop loop from Manawahe end. I came out via Wairoa Rd to Hamilton Rd. Wairoa Rd is quite sandy in areas but otherwise easy going, Hamilton Rd is a normal gravel road.There are lots of other side roads to explore and if anyone fancies a look round, give me a shout and I will come along and share what I learnt.Or not, happy to advise if you don’t want me there (sob sob).
    Personally I would recommend smaller bikes with knobbies, 650cc max, even for experienced riders but if someone wants to prove me wrong, bring some strong friends. lol. Edward is sorting out the gps log and making it usable for the site.

    #16742

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

    @brainflex took me thorugh Porters Road recently, it’s awesome!

    Eddie's random adventures and DR650 build thread

    This was my first time on Porters Road and I should have done it ages ago, if you like something lumpy and bumpy get down to this and give it a go! I highly recommend it.

    I had a few more issues here as well, a lot of Porters Road has a sandy base, and with my E-07 worn down to the center line I struggled for traction in quite a few places. Also I have my DR on the low suspension setting because of my much higher seat and along with the weight of a full 30 litre Safari tank resulted in a few ground clearance issues, at least that’s my excuse anyway.

    Beached as bro

    A quick stop

    Huge thanks to @brainflex for pulling me out quite a few times and showing me around.

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