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  • #19357

    Josef Burgey
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    Hello OldBeer,
    thank you for your tips.
    Which route would you recommend from Napier to Wellington.
    Would the 52 over Masterton OK, or should I choose another route?
    Thank you for your help.
    Greetings, Joseph

    #19358

    OldBeer
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    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Hi Joseph
    I haven’t ridden that road on a bike yet but it’s on my list to do. I believe it’s a very good route. So yes, go on SH 52.

    #19359

    JamesGale
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    I’ve traveled SH52 hundreds of time (car and bike). It’s a nice ride. Just be ready for the twisty stuff on the Rimutaka Hill.

    #19360

    OldBeer
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    Thanks James!

    #19362

    JamesGale
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    SH52 has actually been renamed to SH2. (That’ll help depending on how old your maps are).
    I usually take SH50 out of Napier, which then joins with SH2. There are a few nice distractions along the way.
    You could cross over to the west coast. There are some nice coastal views, but the new Kapiti Expressway is a bit boring to ride.

    #19708

    Xenia Sägesser
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    • Bike: XT660R
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    Hey everyone

    We are a couple from Switzerland, who are riding our two Yamaha XT660 (I ride an R version and my boyfriend the Ténéré) towards New Zealand at the moment. At the moment we are in India and will ship our bikes by the end of the year to your beautiful country. On the 21st of January we will fly into Auckland and have around 3 month to travel around before we head to Australia.

    It would be great to catch up with some of you guys while we are on the road and we might have one or two questions about some good offroad tracks

    In case you would like to check out what we did so far you can do so here:
    http://www.xtadventures.ch
    http://www.facebook.com/xtadventures
    http://www.instagram.com/xtadventures
    http://www.youtube.com/c/xtadventures – we make a video about every country we visited so far (well a little behind now haha)

    Cheers from North India
    Xenia & Tinu

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    #19710

    OldBeer
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    Hi Xenia

    Look forward to catching up when you get here, there are lots of nice back roads and quite a few tracks that you can get lost in. Plenty to see and do in both islands.

    Let us know when you have your dates for arriving in NZ and we can arrange to meet.

    Cheers

    #19718

    Xenia Sägesser
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    Hey OldBeer 🙂
    Thanks a lot! We are looking forward to explore the two islands. We arrive on the 21st of January in Auckland and will head to the South Islamd as soon as our bikes arrrive 🙂
    Cheers

    #25946

    bigkuri
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    • Bike: Adv 1190R & XR650R (tricked out)
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Hi everyone

    I’m a returning Kiwi, after having finished Uni and disappearing to the UK, Europe, and USA for 20 years. Things have changed a bit since I’ve been gone! New to Auckland being an Otago farm boy at heart. And of course a bike nut. Through racing, and years of doing up bikes and on-selling as a hobby I’ve tallied up 75 bikes owned. My current main bike is a KTM1190R which I shipped over with me from the UK.

    Pictures speak a thousand words:

    Loved that last bike, and the Erzberg was fun 😀

    Hopefully get to meet some of you here: looking out for ride outs 🙂

    Cheers! 🙂
    Warrick

    #25957

    Eddieb
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    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Nice!, where is the stairway?

    #25977

    bigkuri
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    It’s close to Erfoud. See info here 🙂

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/morocco-stairway-to-heaven-and-other-innovative-desert-structures.231286/

    It was an epic day seeing these nutty art forms. That stairway is actually a house – has a massive angel with spread wings inside it. Loved it 🙂

    #26841

    Eion
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    • Bike: Triumph tiger Explorer
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    hi guys,

    great to find a site dedicated to Adventure riding, I have owned a few bikes over the years from cruisers through to sport bikes (08 R1) to my last bike a honda st1300 touring bike. After going to thailand and riding a 2015 v-strom 650, two up from Chang mai over the mountain range (762 corners) to a place called Pai, I was sold on the duel purpose bike. Why? because some of the off road/goat tracks that we went on detour off road would not have been possible on my previous bikes one up let alone two up. So when we came back the mission was on to find myself a duel purpose bike. I rode the 2018 v-strom for a ride and found it a little light on the road for my liking, next I rode the 2018 Triumph tiger Explorer, for me this was the bike I would be looking at. After searching bike shops, trade me etc, I finally found A 2013 triumph tiger Explorer with good kms, Now just setting it up for a trip to the South Island over christmas time.
    Info I need at the moment is what are the best tires for on road 90% off road 10%? Mitas E07s? who in Auckland sells them? any other ideas would be most helpfull.
    thanks
    Eion

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    #26843

    bigkuri
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    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Welcome matey. E07 is more like 60-40 not 90-10. If you can find them the Goldentyre GT201 are great.

    #26848

    Eddieb
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    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider
    #28408

    Charl Potgieter
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    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Hi all,

    We moved to NZ a month ago from South Africa and currently stay in Whanganui. I did quite a bit of adventure riding the SA and can’t wait to get on the dirt roads once my bike arrives mid Jan’19 with the rest of our stuff.

    My current ride is a 2017 Honda Africa Twin (DCT). Previous bikes were BMW R1100S Sport (x2), BMW R1200GSA, BMW F650GS, KTM 950 Super Enduro and a BMW R1200GS LC.

    Hope to meet up with some of you soon and hit the trail!

    Charl

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