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  • #18532

    viferpilot
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: 2014 BMW F800GS
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    I’ve dragged pics and videos into this album (comments on some of ’em) :
    https://goo.gl/photos/5MSYwk8qPe7kap79A

    Wot an adventure! ( esp on TKC70’s [8K wear] )
    Great company and teamwork. Thank you everyone.

    Richard

    #18539

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

    A wee write up over here

    More photos are over here

    #18617

    mitchthamenace
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: KLX250s
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hey guys

    Would love to join in on the next ride – done a wee bit of trail riding etc. Would love to get the bike dirty

    Any ideas on when the next trip is?

    Thanks

    Mitch

    #18619

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

    Hi Mitch, subscribe to this thread (at the top of the page). You’ll get an email if anyone is posting.

    More than likely we’ll be out next fine weekend (not this one then). If anyone has some suggestions as to where you’d like to go, we could look at that (remembering that’s mid winter & some places are weather dependent).

    #18620

    bassman
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: Triumph Tiger XCx
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Geez Mitch I dont know a KLX 250 might have to add 100kg of ballast lol.Welcome to the madhouse as box a bits said above

    #18626

    mitchthamenace
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: KLX250s
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Thanks team – have subscribed.

    Yeah she’s a wee bike, good to get me back riding again only had it a few months. Need something to hold those tires down!

    #18634

    Mario Gregor
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: BMW R2100GS 2006
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    as always, keen as 😉

    #18650

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

    Anyone doing a writeup for the Ocean Beach ride?

    #18651

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

    Ocean Beach – 1st Jul 17

    Last minute ride decision to join a ride organised by Chris Adams via facebook. Met at Caltex Rimutukas at the gentlemanly hour of 10.00am. Ride participants were Chris (DR650), Steve (KLR650), Brent (KLR650), Neil (WR250R), & me, Box’a’bits (R100GS).

    I’d been having carb flooding issues on the left carb, but thought I’d sorted it by dropping the float bowl & allowing things to flush through. But no, arrived at Rimutex, & immediately started dribbling. Although thinking about it, maybe Gus was just in lust with the Valkerie we parked next to.

    Loads of Lions supporters leaving Wellington, some in Campervans, others sweating off the hangovers on cycles. Busy on the hill, but we managed to cut a path through. A little damp on the road, but no real issues

    Coffee & a savory scone at Everest Cafe at Featherston. Nicer sitting outside.

    The ride out to Ocean Beach was scenic with moody clouds sitting down over the hills, & no wind. Dropped tyre pressures just before the seal ran out. Joined there by Richard, on his Motard KTM.

    The track at Ocean Beach was rougher than normal – they’ve obviously had some weather over there. Past the Doc Camp the puddles were much higher than normal – we just ploughed thru.

    Unfortunately the ride ended before the scree slip – because of a new slip. We could perhaps have gotten thru’ that – but the consequences for getting it wrong were high. We could also have gone along the beach under the slip – but the tide was coming up.


    Photo courtesy Steve Mahar

    Chris put up his drone – here’s a link to the footage.

    Posted by Chris Adam on Sunday, 2 July 2017

    Raw Drone footage of the slip from Chris Adams

    The float issue came back to bite me. Most of my tank of gas had disappeared. So while Steve, Chris & Neil decided to re route to the outlet of Lake Onoke, Brent & I decided to call it a day & shoot back to Featherston.

    Hit reserve just coming down the first sealed hill after Ocean Beach, but made it back okay. Good job we didn’t get further along the track.

    I understand Neil & Richard also did the Rimutaka Pylon track on the way back.

    Back home, the outlaws had arrived, so that was a good excuse for some garage time. I pulled the left carb, & found a small piece of fuel line rubber (I’d just replaced the fuel lines) lodged above the float needle. So hopefully that issue is now resolved. I have no wish to become the latest BMW suicide bomber on the morning commute….

    #19074

    enduro0627
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland, North Shore
    • Bike: 2014KLR650EE
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Hi,
    I am wondering if you have seen the AdventureRidingNZ “Picture Project” for the September motorcycle show.
    Check out the details here:
    Picture project
    Andrew

    #19778

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

    Pongaroa in the northern Wairarapa now has a petrol station after locals crowd funded the cost for building one.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/97885221/tiny-tararua-towns-initiative-builds-one-of-new-zealands-most-remote-petrol-stations

    #20501

    bikemerv
    Participant
    • Location: Porirua, New Zealand
    • Bike: Honda XR250L, Yamaha WR250F
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Motomart Summer Adventure Ride to Northcroft Road 17 December 2017

    I went on the Motomart summer adventure ride today that started at the Motomart shop in Lower Hutt and then went via Masterton to do the Northcroft Road loop. It seemed like it may as well have been a BMWOR ride except for the fact I took my Honda XR250L and one other person rode a Honda, an Africa Twin CRF1000. There was also one Kawasaki there.

    The Northcroft Road loop detail can be found on this site here https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/…/nort…/northcroft-road/

    Photos follow:
    1. The line up forming at the shop – Motomart Lower Hutt.
    2. The run leader showed up.
    3. We regrouped opposite the Mobil Station on Ngaumutawa Road in Masterton.
    4. Scorching hot day for us too at around 30 degrees in Masterton.
    5. Nice views high up on Northcroft Road.
    6. The track was grassy and surprisingly green on Northcroft Road.

    #20508

    bikemerv
    Participant
    • Location: Porirua, New Zealand
    • Bike: Honda XR250L, Yamaha WR250F
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Motomart Summer Adventure Ride to Northcroft Road 17 December 2017/2

    More photos:
    1. At the corner with Dorsets Road.
    2. Then we headed out Stronvar way via the Castlepoint Road and hung a right onto Te Parae Road at Tauweru.
    3. The group did some frying in the sun at Tauweru.
    4. Pretty hot in motorcycle gear at Tauweru, and it also meant the gravel roads were rather dusty.
    5. Still frying at Taueweru.

    #20514

    bikemerv
    Participant
    • Location: Porirua, New Zealand
    • Bike: Honda XR250L, Yamaha WR250F
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Motomart Summer Adventure Ride to Northcroft Road 17 December 2017/3

    Basically you’ll see above I got very few photos on Northcroft Road with the group not even stopping for a break until we were at Tauweru.

    More photos:

    1. Then we wanted to check out what JNL(NZ forestry and wood-processing business) have been doing illegally blocking off legal roads and this is a gate on Fernglen Road Ngahape.
    2. Boys thinking about it.
    3. Nice little dam and lake.
    4. Don’t like turning around at blocked roads.
    5. Still chewing over it.

    #20520

    bikemerv
    Participant
    • Location: Porirua, New Zealand
    • Bike: Honda XR250L, Yamaha WR250F
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Motomart Summer Adventure Ride to Northcroft Road 17 December 2017/4

    Then it was off to lunch at the pub.

    More photos:
    1. Parked outside the pub (the Gladstone Inn).
    2. Bit of a line up forming.
    3. An old guy was there with his old Harley Davidson (Aermacchi) 350.
    4. A Transalp was there too, but not on our ride.
    5. Right kind of hat for this hot farm country with a cool drink.
    6. Relaxing waiting for our food for lunch.

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