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Home Forums Riding Events, get togethers and ride reports Wanganui – Manuawatu Rides

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  • #11810

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

    Going for a ride in the Wanganui – Manawatu Region? Post your plans here so other local riders can join in.

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    #12648

    Darryl Mills
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    Hi I am a new member and would like to say hello, I have recently purchased a DR650se and have been exploring the areas around Palmerston North New Zealand.
    I would like to meet up with likeminded people for rides and chit chat and to find out about any planned rides etc.
    Thanks
    Darryl

    #12650

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

    Hi and Welcome Darryl

    We have a few members in Palmy and nearby, @Matt-Kerr and others. If you are planning a ride post your ride in this thread https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/forums/topic/wanganui-manuawatu-rides/ and/or this one https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/forums/topic/wgtn-rideout/ depending on which direction you are going and maybe other riders will join up with you.

    Cheers

    Eddie

    #12657

    ChrisCole
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    Hi Darryl
    I have a DR 650 as well, I am in the UK at the moment but when I get back to NZ I will get in touch

    Chris

    #13209

    Major Bumsaw
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    • Bike: Super modified DR650 and a Gas Gas EC400FSE
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Hi Daryl, I am a new member too. I have a DR650 also……Massive mods and now its a real bike!
    If you ever come over New Plymouth way then I will persuade the wife that I maybe Need to take you on a days tour. I will test your riding skills to the max. You will end up getting very dirty and have a grin ear to ear!

    Have you done any mods yet?

    #13214

    Darryl Mills
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    Hi Major Bumsaw
    The only mods I have done so far are to fit a bash plate and fit a 14 tooth front sprocket this has made the bike a bit nicer to ride especially off road.
    It would be great to catch up at some point in the future. I would like to liven up the engine at some point.

    #14205

    Ed2450
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    Hi I am new member living in whanganui and recently acquired an r1150gs taken the elephant on a few dirt tracks interested in doing some local rides with like minded individuals

    #16103

    Jonathan Billington
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    • Bike: BMW F650GS Dakar
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Based in National Park, right next to 42nd Traverse and Fishers Track. Keen to get out and explore on my new (to me) F650GS Dakar. Total newbie, only had my bike for a month so hoping to learn heaps from some seasoned riders!

    #28413

    Charl Potgieter
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    • Bike: Honda Africa Twin
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Hi all,

    Been in town for a month now and itching to get on the bike and explore…alas…bike only arriving mid Jan’19.

    Does anybody have dirt routes to share for the area?

    Cheers!

    #28414

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

    Have you checked out our North Island GPS tracks map? zoom into the Wanganui area and you’ll find some.

    https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/gps-tracks-rides/north-island-tracks/

    @douglas_osborne is organising a ride later this month.

    #28416

    Charl Potgieter
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    • Bike: Honda Africa Twin
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Cool, will have a look.

    Looking to go up to Hamilton end Jan for the 7’s and make a trip out of it by riding as much gravel as possible.

    Do you or someone you know perhaps have Garmin TOPO maps for NZ which I can use in MAPSOURCE?

    Cheers.

    #28417

    Charl Potgieter
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    • Bike: Honda Africa Twin
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Does anyboby know if this is actually a road between Ranana and Pipiriki?

    #28420

    Eddieb
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    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @charl_potgieter said:
    Does anyboby know if this is actually a road between Ranana and Pipiriki?

    That’s part of the Whanganui River Road

    https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/gps-tracks-rides/north-island-tracks/whanganui-river-road/

    Have you checked out the NZ Open GPS Map project? they used to have a free Topo option

    http://nzopengps.org/

    #28436

    Kiwiscoot
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    Hi Charl, how long have you been in NZ?
    There is an Android APP called New Zealand Maps that gives you the topo maps of NZ.

    #28437

    Charl Potgieter
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    • Bike: Honda Africa Twin
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Thanks @eddieb

    @kiwiscoot I’ve been in NZ for just over a month now. Container and bike should be in Whanganui mid Jan’19…CAN’T WAIT ANYMORE!! Need to get on the bike.

    First trip will be up to Hamilton for the 7’s over the weekend of 26 & 27 Jan.

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