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Forums Forums Tracks & GPS North Island tracks map 42nd Traverse

This topic contains 48 replies, has 27 voices, and was last updated by  andy mac 1 month, 1 week ago.

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  • #839

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

    Contributed by: Adventure Riding NZ Track type: Dirt track Track composition:> Bumpy, Muddy, Undulating Slippery when wet?: Yes Suitable for bikes
    [See the full post at: http://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/gps-tracks-rides/north-island-tracks/42nd-traverse/]

    #3615

    Andrew Thomson
    Participant
    • Location: Palmy
    • Bike: Super Tenere, Concours 14
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Can be done on a V-Strom 1000 if you are mad enough…

    #6689

    Bernard
    Participant
    • Location:
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    On Postie Bikes? – no problem.
    Our loaded Posties made the crossing, 12th Jan 2015.
    Great ride that got the bikes warmed up for bigger challenges.

    Carb adjust at about half-way –

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    #6860

    James Williams
    Participant
    • Location:
    • Bike:
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    What’s the condition like ? Suitable for a lone noob rider on a loaded up 800gs ?
    I may give it a nudge on Sunday if it stays dry

    #6887

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

    Not knowing your skills I would say no. Generally good going in the dry but some of the water crossings and the climbs out will be a problem.

    #6924

    James Williams
    Participant
    • Location:
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    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Thanks for the reply. I have had a little bit of experience, so may have a look, depending on the weather on Saturday/Sunday. I spoke to a guy today who went through reasonably recently, he said I’d have no troubles.

    Cheers

    #7003

    woodman
    Participant
    • Location:
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    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Did you get through okay James?

    #7071

    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland/Ponsonby
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Hi. That is my story about the 42nd Traverse.
    I was starting a trip down to the south island, be a part of the dusty but 2015. I thought ok,now you are here, do the 42nd traverse.
    Just one time unfocused and bang. Wash out track.
    Just happy, got the bike back and nothing is happen. Lucky me.
    My BMW Dakar is hard damaged. And the worst thing…..cant go on the south island. No dusty but for me. ANd that fucks me hard.

    #7080

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

    @xdodox said:
    Hi. That is my story about the 42nd Traverse.

    My BMW Dakar is hard damaged.

    Oh Bugger Daniel!

    Glad to hear you are ok, what damage was there to the bike?

    #7082

    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland/Ponsonby
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    All Plastic parts on the front. Fender, Main light, clutch lever…..Is not to bad, i hope. But i am just pissed off, cause i cant go now to the south island.
    I start today to check what parts i need to fix it.

    #7086

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

    @xdodox said:
    All Plastic parts on the front. Fender, Main light, clutch lever…..Is not to bad, i hope. But i am just pissed off, cause i cant go now to the south island.
    I start today to check what parts i need to fix it.

    The pictures don’t look too bad, post some close ups of the damage, it is unrideable as it is? if it’s rideable you could still go.

    #7087

    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland/Ponsonby
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    I could not go further. No front light, no indicator. Hard bent clutch lever. bent shift bar. Leaking fork seal and some of the front plastic parts. Back in Auckland now. Orderd already the parts which i need to fix it.
    Next year second try. 🙂
    But, i wanna try the 42nd traverse again, but this time without any acrobatic stunts. 🙂

    #7089

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

    @xdodox said:

    But, i wanna try the 42nd traverse again, but this time without any acrobatic stunts. 🙂

    Come on our ride next month then

    https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/events/207/taumaranui-42nd-traverse-fishers-track-etc-weekend/

    #7095

    888
    Participant
    • Location: Te Awamutu
    • Bike: Honda CRF250L (heavily modified)
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Anyone up for a 42nd trip tomorrow or Saturday? Weather looks good, should be dry. I’m planning on hitting it from the Owhango side, coffee at National Park then drive around and do Fishers track so I end up back at National Park.

    #9770

    Ray Taylor
    Participant
    • Location:
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    IS it one way or can you start at the owhango side now? I am looking at doing it in a SxS and would prefer to come back via the 42 rather than driving around the highway

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