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  • #36688
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    <cite> @Peter Dawson said:</cite>
    Led headlight bulbs are illegal ? Even though they allow you to see better at night and be seen !?

    Well that’s an easy one. Yes, they’re illegal if it’s not OEM, or a complete headlamp replacement.

    Ed, as for things like bar risers, I find it hard to believe. The rules are not subjective, they’re black and white, all in the VIRM. For example, bar risers are under steering, and there is the LVV table (9-1-1) that spells out what requires LVV: https://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/virms/in-service-wof-and-cof/motorcycles/steering-and-suspension/steering-and-suspension-systems

    #35831
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Yep, we had a quick explore there same day as you πŸ™‚
    Southern end accessible (no gate etc) but northern end overgrown with grass, fence etc.

    #35826
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    The road is much more overgrown now (can’t see the road closed sign for the mound of earth and grass on it), but in summer, it’s very rideable.

    The northern end starts as gravel, and you come to that road closed section. Looks like locals have deliberately let it look wild, as once through 50m odd, its flat (and there are a few farm gates onto it). Heading south, you reach the steep section after the tree lined section, and after a bit more flat, you get into the narrow bit with another clay based climb up to the road. This is quite uneven, guessing from horses hooves etc. So a bit technical, more than a gravel road, but winter it would probably look like above, a real bog.

    #35676
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    <cite> @Kiwiscoot said:</cite>
    Eishhh…best tyre replacement to consider might be a RH wrist brace!! 8?)

    Hahaha, doesn’t sound very fun, but does sound cheaper…

    #35668
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    <cite> @Kiwiscoot said:</cite>
    I am pretty happy with them but getting a bit sick of fitting new tyres every year.

    New tyres every year? If only…
    Bought my 1090R in August, replaced the rear in September, replaced both in November (front still has life), now about to need a 4th rear in January… The rear about to die might see 3000km, a record for a rear so far.

    TKC80 – butter, Anakee Wild, slightly less buttery but not double the life of an 80 Michelin claims, now going with a Tractionator Adventure, see what that’s like.

    #35629
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    <cite> @Eddieb said:</cite>
    In reality how often do you use all of that 100-120HP, what percentage of your riding is at full throttle? You’re probably only using maybe 2/3’s of it. A 100-120HP motorcycle gives you the midrange power you want but 99% of people would rarely use the full power available to them regularly.

    Tyre life in reality is the inhibiting factor. I’d have more fun, I’d open her up more regularly… but then I’d be in the shop more than once a month for another tyre. Can’t afford that!

    Therein is the other trade off. I could go for something that gives me more life, but I’d sacrifice performance and grip in the rough stuff.

    #35409
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    <cite> @Eddieb said:</cite>
    I don’t know anyone that would recommend a TKC-80 on the rear, they grip well but melt like butter.

    wot e sed… 2x TKC-80 rears down, neither will make 2500km… tad expensive. Going to experiment with a set of Anakee Wild next, then probably a Tractionator Adventure rear and either TKC-80 or Wild front…

    I will grant the TKC-80 one thing tho, for a knobbly its freaken amazing on seal. We’re talking edge of the blocks and it’s gripping (dry, gets slidy quite quick in the wet). Get silly and you have a wee slide that warns you you can’t be totally stupid, just mostly.

    #35362
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    100-120HP is my magic number, but I don’t do the really technical stuff, and clock up a lot of road km. More than 120 and I’m liable to get into trouble that I didn’t intend on. Less and I get bored.

    It’s also how your HP is delivered. CB919 probably has the least, then the R1200GSA, then the 1090R, from smoothest to punchiest as well.

    #32117
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    It’s probably way too late (only 2.5 years) but perhaps it will help someone else. At least one of the screws holding the unit together is underneath the labels, so poke and prod. Once you’ve got all the screws out, it should start to feel looser. While it’s tight, you haven’t got them all.

    #19676
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I paid for adventureridingnz stickers and put them on… they didn’t cost that much tho!

    #18413
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    There is a KTM toaster of course! πŸ˜€

    http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/KTM-Toaster,1232598

    #18411
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Do you own a toaster yet? πŸ˜€

    #18410
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I did enjoy Lucifer. Also thought Ed Harris has some good roles

    #18134
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Yep, Custom Chambers has done a few jobs I either have, or know of. Good guy, but old school, no website last I checked, deals via phone. Botany Honda also sends work his way.

    edit: Holy shit, he has a website! http://www.customchambers.co.nz/

    #17358
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    All those cheaper devices are a big unknown, and if you can get them to pair, there can usually only be one of those in a group of another brand.

    Other problem is things like auto-reconnect if they drop out of range. The cheaper units often won’t. I’ve used Sena for years now, not cheap, but they do work well. The older 10s can support 4 way, 20s support 8 way intercom and the coming 30 range apparently 16 way.

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