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ehab2weelr
10th September 2007, 16:36
yea ride sunday 16/09 to piha/bethels,

date: sundy of this year of this month of this week.
time: dont know
where to: dont konw
how long for: dont konw
meet where: au gym. (or dont Know)
why: cause i wana go for a ride.......:done:

look at post by motorbyclist...

2wheeljunkie
10th September 2007, 17:01
that is a great start to a great forum..:clap:..but yea..anyone else keen for a ride?? i know i am.!:scooter:

motorbyclist
10th September 2007, 17:03
we are LEAVING symonds st. at 11am, so meet there around 10:30 - will go to bethels then piha and then have lunch around 3pm at hells pizza titirangi

have a FULL tank of gas as there are NO gas stations out there.

also bring a full stomach as we will not reach hell's pizza until 3 - that's 4 hours, three of which you'll spend on your bike

in event of rain over the ranges i will still be at symonds st to declare cancellation/postponement - rain/shine in the city does not mean rain/shine in the ranges

any problems txt me (andrew) 0274054213

i suggest working brakes, a pair of balls, and a bit of skill (AND GAS)
map further down the thread and here (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/smcroute.JPG)

we will get off the northwestern at royal rd - between lincon rd and westgate - and spend all of 5 minutes in 50kph suburbs then the rest will be mostly open twisty roads. this means the only gas stations you'll see is the one before you got to symonds and the shell station at titirangi


After pizza, i will take all interested down to hiua and back through yet more awesome road and back to my place/motorway, should be less than an hour - see post 72 further down this thread

2wheeljunkie
10th September 2007, 17:04
f**k yea im keen as..very!!!..piha sunds nice since i havent been there...:lol:

klyong82
10th September 2007, 17:18
Darn I am working on Saturday. and Sunday busy so I guess I am out.

aewilliam
10th September 2007, 17:53
Mint...a day on my arse and legs on the RS should be the Vibratrain equivalent of a warm-up for sundaynight soccer...i be in!
Thanks to 2wheelJunkie for getting me into motorised riding of bikes...churrr...:niceone:

ehab2weelr
10th September 2007, 18:19
sweet..:apint:

HungusMaximist
10th September 2007, 21:01
yea ride this sunday.

date: sundy of this year of this month of this week.
time: dont know
where to: dont konw
how long for: dont konw
meet where: au gym. (or dont Know)
why: cause i wana go for a ride.......:done:

Ehab : Edit and insert

Where my brain is at: don't know

Haha... Man it was good seeing you on those scooters on High Street. Hope you had fun that day in generating attention to yourselves. :eek5:

Good luck with your test bro, and see ya around for some future pings and burns.... :drool::argh:

Chrislost
10th September 2007, 21:27
hmmm
i believe the vfr wants another thrashing, it told me so thismorning while i was pootleing down the motorway...

EJK
10th September 2007, 21:48
What time to Piha? I might join :)

If thats ok with you guys :)

motorbyclist
10th September 2007, 22:44
hmmm
i believe the vfr wants another thrashing, it told me so thismorning while i was pootleing down the motorway...

come out again this thursday night (http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?t=56801), they reckon they're doing a 3 hour ride


What time to Piha? I might join :)

If thats ok with you guys :)

no prob.

i'm picking that we leave at 1100 from symonds st

should be out west by 1130


and we'll get back when we get back

if it's raining i'll be at symonds street to tell you guys it's cancelled - remember weather in the city has little to do with weather in the waitaks

motorbyclist
10th September 2007, 22:56
we are LEAVING symonds st. at 11am, so meet there around 10:30 - will go to piha/bethels/both and get back when we're done.

have a FULL tank of gas as there are NO gas stations out there.

in event of rain over the ranges i will still be at symonds st to declare cancellation/postponement - rain/shine in the city does not mean rain/shine in the ranges

any problems txt me (andrew) 0274054213

i suggest working brakes, a pair of balls, and a bit of skill (AND GAS)

breakaway
11th September 2007, 01:32
Ill be there :D

Need to bed my pads in first though.

Looking forward to talking to you ehab

I remembery you coming up behind me checking to see if I was okay all hysterical and shit when i had just come off :p

ehab2weelr
11th September 2007, 08:53
Ehab : Edit and insert


Haha... Man it was good seeing you on those scooters on High Street. Hope you had fun that day in generating attention to yourselves. :eek5:

Good luck with your test bro, and see ya around for some future pings and burns.... :drool::argh:

yea it was fun, the best job i ever had. hah:yes:
thanks test today lets see how it gos. :crazy:

Ill be there :D


Looking forward to talking to you ehab

I remembery you coming up behind me checking to see if I was okay all hysterical and shit when i had just come off :p

hahah, sweet looking forward to seeing u again aye.. btw what r u riding now?

trump-lady
11th September 2007, 10:38
I will leave my house at 9.30 and should be there before u guys leave at 11.00. Since now I know where it is........ hehehehehe

skidMark
11th September 2007, 10:51
yeah dont do what my mate sanchio did on his gsx250 lol

theres a corner with a driveway ahead of it...so u come thru a left hander...see an old abandoned driveway thenaright hander...i came through and though shit theres a good runoff if you were ever gunna stack it...got to piha....waiting waiting...where are they...shit i better go back...

theres sancho and ben standing there with a smashed gsx250 which he had only fully done up and repainted 2 weeks before....

he had come through the left hander...threw into the right by the driveway....but lost the rear...into the ditch and cliff.... he went up the driveway bike hit left right left right down the ditch....

not pretty (hes the guy who had the yellow tyga kitted cbr250 stolen the other week)

went up the old abandoned driveway for bits.....found remains of about four different bikes...chunks of fairing...indicators etc....scored me a feee zxr indicator LOL

shes a corner that claims many....do not get distracted by the frigging driveway...trust me...

there you go nice story for ya lol

ehab2weelr
11th September 2007, 13:06
I will leave my house at 9.30 and should be there before u guys leave at 11.00. Since now I know where it is........ hehehehehe

sweet so we hope to c u there for the very first time aye? hah:innocent:

breakaway
11th September 2007, 14:22
hahah, sweet looking forward to seeing u again aye.. btw what r u riding now?


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I will leave my house at 9.30 and should be there before u guys leave at 11.00. Since now I know where it is........ hehehehehe

Looking forward to FINALLY meeting you :p

klyong82
11th September 2007, 14:28
Hi breakaway, where did you get your plastics welded? was it expensive? It is slowly looking like before all you need to do is a good panelbeating on the tank and a paintjob. There is someone on KB offering to paint bikers for a good price. You have to search.

HungusMaximist
11th September 2007, 14:41
Hey bro your CBR is looking way better than it was last time aye.

I am glad you took the sellotape off the back seat man!

That was some ruthless D.I.Y. job but what the heck, it did the job man. :rockon:

breakaway
11th September 2007, 16:17
I didn't get anything plastic welded. I bought new panels (the gold ones) for $50 total. The rear red bit with "Honda" written on it cost me $40 :(

The front fairing was fixed thanks to Fynn (westie) . It was fiberglass, so we just patched up the holes with fiberglass, sanded the shit out of it, and then bogged, then sand it more, then undercoated. The screen brace was fixed by Warren from Virgin Mufflers.

I also got the pillion seat lock sorted out, got a new latch and stuff :third:

bomma
11th September 2007, 17:57
im really REALLY KEEN for this ride so i hope the bloody weather is good or i might have to go on a killing spree :argh:

or just wait till next weekend and hope the weather is fine then :)

oh n ps. great work on your bike breakaway!! good to see her in one piece again instead of many many pieces held together with sticky tape and bungie ties :lol:

motorbyclist
11th September 2007, 21:52
hehe, i've just decided on a route via bethels then piha and ending at hells pizza titirangi (and i'll escort you noobs to the motorway if you're too lost :P)

should be a few hours - breakfast suggested

google confirms that it'll take about 3 hours, so we won't get to pizza till atleast 3pm

motorbyclist
11th September 2007, 22:54
route indication - will be windy and keeps out of the 50k suburbs as much as possible

(if image fails see http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/smcroute.JPG)


i've changed the details post up the top there - read it

EJK
12th September 2007, 09:44
Darn! I cant make it!
AAARGH

Have fun guys :(

ehab2weelr
12th September 2007, 12:40
cbr400 lookin lookin good, good job on it, :niceone:
thought u were gana inpound it....hah:rolleyes:

hows the weather lookin for sunday???

breakaway
12th September 2007, 12:46
cbr400 lookin lookin good, good job on it, :niceone:
thought u were gana inpound it....hah:rolleyes:

That's what I thought when I saw it at the bottom of that bank, but the frame and mechanical bits have been checked out, and it rides just as well as it used to before the little mishap. Except I think the front brake is grabbing a bit more than normal :D

Weather: http://home.nzcity.co.nz/weather/weatherdetail.aspx?wla=3

bikerboy011
12th September 2007, 16:02
wats up people!!
Am keen for this ride hopefully weather will be good

babyblade250rr
12th September 2007, 16:12
That's what I thought when I saw it at the bottom of that bank, but the frame and mechanical bits have been checked out, and it rides just as well as it used to before the little mishap. Except I think the front brake is grabbing a bit more than normal :D

Weather: http://home.nzcity.co.nz/weather/weatherdetail.aspx?wla=3

Great job getting the bike up to scratch amit, nice job to all involved!!:niceone:

motorbyclist
12th September 2007, 16:38
That's what I thought when I saw it at the bottom of that bank, but the frame and mechanical bits have been checked out, and it rides just as well as it used to before the little mishap. Except I think the front brake is grabbing a bit more than normal :D

Weather: http://home.nzcity.co.nz/weather/weatherdetail.aspx?wla=3

check your front brake discs aren't bent or they may lock unexpectedly under heavy braking - just use a whiteboard marker to check, and a spanner to bend it back (carefully!)

as for weather:
remember we (they) cannot reliably forecast more than 3 days ahead, and as a westie i tell you now they have no idea about what's happening in the ranges (nor woodhill) - i'll check the surfaces for roadworks/gravel/holes on saturday

breakaway
12th September 2007, 20:18
check your front brake discs aren't bent or they may lock unexpectedly under heavy braking - just use a whiteboard marker to check, and a spanner to bend it back (carefully!)

as for weather:
remember we (they) cannot reliably forecast more than 3 days ahead, and as a westie i tell you now they have no idea about what's happening in the ranges (nor woodhill) - i'll check the surfaces for roadworks/gravel/holes on saturday

One of the discs is bent. It was always like this since I got it. I haven't got around to replacing it since

1. It isn't that bad
2. I have no idea where the front end of my bike came from
3. When I rode up and down my street, using only the back brake to stop, I noticed one of the discs was slightly warm and the other one was cold. Is this sorta thing normal after you install new brake pads?

So you can use a spanner to bend it back? I thought the only way was to replace it? I heard skimming isn't a good idea since the margin of error is only 0.5mm.

Squiggles
12th September 2007, 20:52
for the love of god dont spanner your disks!!! (this is if we're talking about trying to bend them back to being straight...

breakaway
12th September 2007, 20:58
^ Yep, thought as much. Ive started a new thread in the mechanics section so I can find out what bike those discs are from so I can get replacements.

bomma
12th September 2007, 21:03
for the love of god dont spanner your disks!!! (this is if we're talking about trying to bend them back to being straight...

ud think this sorta stuff was common sense :spanking:

bomma
12th September 2007, 21:04
EDIT: ^ double post

klyong82
12th September 2007, 21:13
ud think this sorta stuff was common sense :spanking:

Might be able to do it on mountain bike disk but not motorcycles...

motorbyclist
12th September 2007, 23:05
nah i do it to my dirtbike seeing as i can't afford a new disc every 6-12 months, or at all for that matter

i actually asked at a shop and they seriously suggested it

motorbyclist
12th September 2007, 23:11
One of the discs is bent. It was always like this since I got it. I haven't got around to replacing it since

1. It isn't that bad
2. I have no idea where the front end of my bike came from
3. When I rode up and down my street, using only the back brake to stop, I noticed one of the discs was slightly warm and the other one was cold. Is this sorta thing normal after you install new brake pads?

So you can use a spanner to bend it back? I thought the only way was to replace it? I heard skimming isn't a good idea since the margin of error is only 0.5mm.

1. maybe, but do you really want to find out the hard way? like a wet corner
2. doesn't matter
3. ideally replace both front pads at once (should wear at same rate too), new pads can get warm when you first run them and it can take a while for them to fully settle in if your disc is badly worn and scored. If one disc is warmer than the other, get a whiteboard marker and scribble all over both sides of the disc, then spin it once. you'll soon see how bad it is/isnt and where it is.

THEN, with a spanner (not pliers cus you'll damage the disc) you can very carefully correct it. alternatively you SHOULD take the disc off and replace it, or get a measuring table (perfectly flat surface) and get it back into shape

my spanner method is really only for bad bends that need fixing in the carpark on a ride, for roadbikes you'd really want to do it properly.

i've got a spare vfr400r nc30 disc that might fit you - it's bent though:bleh:

breakaway
13th September 2007, 10:44
I'm going out now to rape the hell out of my brakes (I.E. bedding in) and see if the problem fixes itself. When I put hte pads in there was some pretty vicious squealing but after about 50 km of stopping hard it went away.

klyong82
13th September 2007, 11:33
I'm going out now to rape the hell out of my brakes (I.E. bedding in) and see if the problem fixes itself. When I put hte pads in there was some pretty vicious squealing but after about 50 km of stopping hard it went away.


do u know how to bed in the brakes? i hope you are riding it at say 50km/h and then gently applying the lever for 10 seconds then let go to cool it off. Am i making sense?

Here is the link....forgive me for my english

http://stason.org/TULARC/vehicles/motorcycle-ducati/3-What-s-the-best-way-to-bed-in-my-new-brake-pads.html

breakaway
13th September 2007, 13:41
^ Yep thats sorta waht I did. Drag it for a few seconds, let it cool for a few seconds. Still making some noise though, but I guess thats to be expected with worn as rotors.

When I came home, I noticed the right rotor was pretty warm compared to the left one which was cold. I think the right one is warped.

klyong82
13th September 2007, 14:07
^ Yep thats sorta waht I did. Drag it for a few seconds, let it cool for a few seconds. Still making some noise though, but I guess thats to be expected with worn as rotors.

When I came home, I noticed the right rotor was pretty warm compared to the left one which was cold. I think the right one is warped.

All my CBR's had like a light buzzing sound when applying front brakes. I think it is normal probably depends on brand of pads used. Who knows the sound might go away after 100km's. A warped rotor will cause shuddering when brakes are applied. Get it sorted cos if it is serious might fail WOF. I would say those rotors are the original CBR400 rotors as discussed in the other thread

Macstar
13th September 2007, 16:17
Shuddering at high speeds and pulsing at lower speeds... trust me if you have a bent rotor you'll know it, plus it should be pretty obvious to the naked eye if you jack up the front of your bike and give the wheel a spin.

I rode my single front disc SRX400 for 6 months with a slightly bent rotor and then sold the bike he he he. It was more an annoyance than a safety issue. There's a guy on Trademe based in Waihi who makes rotors. You send him your old one (to keep) and he sends you a new one. His prices were $2-300.

breakaway
13th September 2007, 17:40
^ Yep that's it. Thing is I don't have a pit stand etc. It does shudder at high (motorway) speeds, and pulses at slow speeds (When I come to a stop at the lights or a stop sign). I knew it needed replacing right from the start, but thing is I really can't afford it. Honda discs are like $400 each. Might as well get some EBC ones from the states eh.

bikerboy011
13th September 2007, 19:27
I replaced my front brakes with new disks and pads last May just because one off them was i think bent, i was being stupied trying to do a stoppie thats how i think i bent it. Cost $675. They still squaeek alot unsure why even with out pressing the brakes they squeek even when am riding slow i can hear the squeeking. I went to mt eden m/cycles and asked them to check it out, the guy said you will have to book in and it will cost you $40 i was just sayin in my mind what the.....you did a shittiest job ever, i actualy said it but in a different way :) the guy said its normal for new disks.

So what you guys think?

Next time ill service my bike some other place any one now a good place for servicing Honda bikes.
Probably a Honda dealer. I think am going to have to get new tieres as i feel like am drifing a bet when am turning weird.

I wont be able to go for the ride on Sunday :(

Macstar
13th September 2007, 19:49
I replaced my front brakes with new disks and pads last May just because one off them was i think bent, i was being stupied trying to do a stoppie thats how i think i bent it. Cost $675. They still squaeek alot unsure why even with out pressing the brakes they squeek even when am riding slow i can hear the squeeking. I went to mt eden m/cycles and asked them to check it out, the guy said you will have to book in and it will cost you $40 i was just sayin in my mind what the.....you did a shittiest job ever, i actualy said it but in a different way :) the guy said its normal for new disks.

So what you guys think?

Next time ill service my bike some other place any one now a good place for servicing Honda bikes.
Probably a Honda dealer. I think am going to have to get new tieres as i feel like am drifing a bet when am turning weird.

I wont be able to go for the ride on Sunday :(

Ahem!!!!

The mechanics details that i posted in our club under the "Student friendly mechanic thread" was the head mechanic at CycleSpot Honda (now running his own show).

But in answer to your sqeeking prob. Some pads are like that (especially the race ones full of copper), from time to time you will need to squirt some disc cleaner on your brakes to remove the fine dust that builds up and if this doesn't work you can try removing the pads and making sure their are no sharp edges on the outsides of the pads. If there are (some sharp edges) just get some 120 grit sand paper and smooth the edges of the pads (NOT THE SURFACE OF THE PAD, JUST THE EDGES).

Otherwise, replace the pads for some softer composite ones or just live with it.

Chrislost
13th September 2007, 19:55
thers noting stupid about doing a stoppie! unless it happens to be infront of a cop!(you looked behind right!!)

take the disk off and put it on a glass coffie table. you will see pretty much straight away if its straight or not.

depends if your been to shadows or not, because if you have you might be bent and not your disk.

klyong82
13th September 2007, 20:04
They still squaeek alot unsure why even with out pressing the brakes they squeek even when am riding slow i can hear the squeeking. I went to mt eden m/cycles and asked them to check it out, the guy said you will have to book in and it will cost you $40 i was just sayin in my mind what the.....you did a shittiest job ever, i actualy said it but in a different way :) the guy said its normal for new disks.

So what you guys think?

Next time ill service my bike some other place any one now a good place for servicing Honda bikes.
Probably a Honda dealer. I think am going to have to get new tieres as i feel like am drifing a bet when am turning weird.

:(

You can try some brake cleaners. Removed the pads and unbolt the calipers and spray the cleaner all over to clean the dust. Best if you can buy some "anti seize compound" and rub it at the copper back of the pads will eliminate the squeeking. Did that on my CBR250 never bothered with the other CBR's I owned.

Macstar
13th September 2007, 20:19
Unbelievable, that written off 2004 CBR600RR just sold for $6350 on Trademe. It needed $600 worth of revinning and engineer reports plus fairings damage, shifter, brake light, indicators and more. Even as a race bike, the price was up there...

Macstar
13th September 2007, 20:28
route indication - will be windy and keeps out of the 50k suburbs as much as possible

(if image fails see http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/smcroute.JPG)


i've changed the details post up the top there - read it

BTW that is a choice circut with heaps of really fun corners and wicked scenary. I ride out to Piha every second week but usually tackle it from the north i.e. go up to Kumeu first and down through the ranges. I'm looking forward to this ride, shame there isn't a pub at Piha for a quick re-fueling stop...

I was out there on Tuesday and the dreaded green moss is still on some sections of the road, I'll try to remember to bring that up before we leave on Sunday

klyong82
13th September 2007, 20:28
Unbelievable, that written off 2004 CBR600RR just sold for $6350 on Trademe. It needed $600 worth of revinning and engineer reports plus fairings damage, shifter, brake light, indicators and more. Even as a race bike, the price was up there...

I reckon a new set of fairings from just fairings for $2000. These bikes are still worth about $11-$13k second hand. should be able to get it back tip top condition for about $3k still worth it unless its becomes a streetfighter or naked bike.

bomma
13th September 2007, 20:32
yaaaay i cant friggin wait!!!! :2thumbsup

i dnt mind being tec for this ride coz ill be riding two-up....gonna take it easy round those corners so make myself useful and keep an eye on the slower riders....

Macstar
13th September 2007, 20:35
You'd know better than me what they sell for, but there is an uncrashed mint '06 for 11K

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=117577760&key=725455

Macstar
13th September 2007, 20:36
yaaaay i cant friggin wait!!!! :2thumbsup

i dnt mind being tec for this ride coz ill be riding two-up....gonna take it easy round those corners so make myself useful and keep an eye on the slower riders....

You bringing a lady:banana:

Squiggles
13th September 2007, 20:41
you could give em a clean with some brake fluid, i've had them squeak before because of a buildup of brake dust... come on sat and fiddle with us

edit: lol, that came out wrong!

klyong82
13th September 2007, 20:47
You bringing a lady:banana:

Damn......wheres my lady? Bomma beat me to it.....

breakaway
13th September 2007, 21:01
I think mine just need some more bedding in.

bomma
13th September 2007, 21:17
You bringing a lady:banana:

yep :msn-wink:

lol nuthin like dat mac just a gurl i used to teach how to ride on the vtr, back before i sold her (the bike not the gurl)

klyong82
13th September 2007, 21:25
yep :msn-wink:

lol nuthin like dat mac just a gurl i used to teach how to ride on the vtr, back before i sold her (the bike not the gurl)

Come on Bomma....you know u wan her. Dun you worry bro...i am sure the boys will make it work out for both of you. Love is in the air!!! woohoo

Macstar
13th September 2007, 21:29
Taking a passenger will make it easier to do wheelies too:headbang:

bomma
13th September 2007, 21:56
Taking a passenger will make it easier to do wheelies too:headbang:

lol and when she flies off the back itll take some weight off the landing :clap:

bikerboy011
13th September 2007, 22:22
Well i just have to live with it.... wats happenning on sat??
Am going spookers tomorrow lol

motorbyclist
13th September 2007, 22:40
brakes sometimes make "light buzzing" sounds due to the pad running over the holes in the disc - my vfr front discs are full of holes and make quite an interesting noise (especially when the tyre buries itself in the radiator guard)

squealing brake can be one of two things:
1: as mentioned they may just be squealy brakes, all you can do is keep them clean
2: the pads need replacing - some calipers have "scratch pads", metal things that clip on behind the pad and will only touch the disc when the bad is ready to be replaced, making an annoying squeal to get you to fix it. experience says not to ignore it or you'll wear the pad right off and weld you scratch pad onto the now bare metal backing of the pad. end result is a heavily scored scored disc.

funny thing was that with the metal-on-metal brakes they worked really well and locked really easily (rear brake on dirtbike). now even with the new pads properly run in (theroretically with more surface area) they take a good stomping to get to lock up


and a final tip: when i put new pads on the pistons had to retract almost 8mm. i didn't think about it untill i heard my reserviour squeak - all the fluid from the two pistons had gone under my pressure back into the reserve and burst it. damn thing was bulging really bad and leaking like a sieve. (still works though)



I was out there on Tuesday and the dreaded green moss is still on some sections of the road, I'll try to remember to bring that up before we leave on Sunday

yeah on saturday i plan to have a quick run of it to look for roadworks, gravel, green stuff etc etc

i hope my bike can carry enough gas:laugh:

breakaway
14th September 2007, 08:11
you could give em a clean with some brake fluid, i've had them squeak before because of a buildup of brake dust... come on sat and fiddle with us

edit: lol, that came out wrong!

What time are you guys gonna be tinkering? I'd like to go to the farewell McJim ride since he trailered my bike back when I rode it off a bank :confused:

Squiggles
14th September 2007, 08:51
Bah, I'll probably start @ 11 and finish @ around 5 :yes:

PostMaster
14th September 2007, 14:57
I'm keen for a ride. Will have to try put off our group assignment till next weekend. But one has to have priorities right?

Squiggles
14th September 2007, 15:57
i have a test and a few assignments due next week and i aint worried :wari:

bomma
14th September 2007, 20:58
I'm keen for a ride. Will have to try put off our group assignment till next weekend. But one has to have priorities right?

man whats the rest of your group for?!?!

should :spanking: em and get em to do the work while you come on the ride :devil2: :niceone:

ehab2weelr
14th September 2007, 21:48
ok im a bit lost is McJims fare well ride this sunday???:blink:

motorbyclist
14th September 2007, 22:24
no MY ride is this sunday!:nono:

EJK
14th September 2007, 22:40
OMG ehab! its tmrw! wanna join? come to Botany BP at 11am SHARP

hope you get this message before the time runs out lol

motorbyclist
15th September 2007, 15:40
ok, i just finished covering 200km of roads and they all look sweet.

we may have some problems with traffic cus they simply won't pull over, or keep left.

i warned hells pizza we're coming,

and decided that after pizza those interested can follow me out to huia and on a tiki tour back to my place - couple of coronas waiting for me there:D - and from there it's like 7 minutes to the motorway - the huia run should be less than an hour

motorbyclist
15th September 2007, 16:01
oh, i also, to get out of traffic, jumped off piha rd down to karkare - which some of may know is basically a road on the side of a cliff - and had awesome fun on the twisties along lone kauri rd, which eventually loops back to piha rd.

now i nearly highsided on some gravel on the road, and it is an EXTREMELY tight twisty mofo of a road and probably would result in death of a less experienced rider trying to maintain my 40-60kph so we won't take the group down there tomorrow; but if anyone's keen we could do that road some other time, or possibly tomorrow if everone's ok with it


EDIT
and by nearly, i mean i went down into a hairpin too fast, hard on the brakes and there was big bits of gravel in the middle and the bike went from steady at 45 degrees to my foot and knee just skimming the ground (basically horzontal) and then a intinctive flick of the bars and a bit of traction and the dam bike nearly catapulted me off.

had i let off the brakes i would've fallen quite a distance before hitting the most probably bare rock below.

so unless everyone takes it easy (i passed a tour bus on a left hand blind corner ffs) and can keep their wits about them (on another two right handers i had to swerve widly to get back on my side of the road to avoid a head-on with car) we wont take that route

PostMaster
15th September 2007, 17:47
[QUOTE=bomma;1207269]man whats the rest of your group for?!?!

Damn straight. I never thought of it like that, but I should definitely set them to work and come for a ride.

Squiggles
15th September 2007, 19:35
so unless everyone takes it easy (i passed a tour bus on a left hand blind corner ffs) and can keep their wits about them (on another two right handers i had to swerve widly to get back on my side of the road to avoid a head-on with car) we wont take that route

I would suggest slowing your pace down. the other side of the road is not somewhere you should be, think not if there is another car coming, but that there is motorbike coming the other way...

johnnyflash
15th September 2007, 19:42
... (i passed a tour bus on a left hand blind corner ffs) and can keep their wits about them (on another two right handers i had to swerve widly to get back on my side of the road to avoid a head-on with car) we wont take that route

Sort of thing you expect from an inexperienced rider:wacko::stupid:..

EJK
15th September 2007, 20:28
If you guys are planning to go to Huia, then PLEASE visit "Little Huia" where there is a Ford :D
Have some splash! lol

trump-lady
15th September 2007, 20:33
How many going at this point? Im still wanting ta ride but been told its ganna rain....being new to auckland im not used to rain and ride in it like a little biiiatch...... :)

Macstar
15th September 2007, 21:15
How many going at this point? Im still wanting ta ride but been told its ganna rain....being new to auckland im not used to rain and ride in it like a little biiiatch...... :)

A quick message before the AB's kick off... should be at least 5-10 riders from my talks to people. Weather is supposed to be showers in the AM, but then again if you looked at today's forecast (absolutely stunning day in Akl), showers had also been forecasted by the same so-called weather experts.

I suggest you come along, you may get caught in a shower or two but unlikely to be continous. If the roads are wet we'll just slow down and enjoy the scenary. Our rides are usually split in to two groups anyhow (slow and faster).

breakaway
15th September 2007, 21:19
Damn. I'm all worn out (and poor) from McJim's farewell ride. I'm not sure if I'm gonna be able to make tomorrow :shutup:

trump-lady
15th September 2007, 21:24
Damn. I'm all worn out (and poor) from McJim's farewell ride. I'm not sure if I'm gonna be able to make tomorrow :shutup:

common dont be a baby,,,,,,if u come ill shout you a slice of pizza :)

motorbyclist
15th September 2007, 21:46
I would suggest slowing your pace down. the other side of the road is not somewhere you should be, think not if there is another car coming, but that there is motorbike coming the other way...

yea, nearly had that one too:o


Sort of thing you expect from an inexperienced rider:wacko::stupid:..

well inexperienced in that i'm yet to crash, but i think "dangerously impatient and aggressive" would better describe my riding. if i'm in a group i calm down a bit and prefer to follow someone so i don't get ahead and can't write myself off - same reason i prefer dirt riding cause i'm less likely to badly hurt myself and dropping/crashing my bike won't hurt it (or anyone else).

and i'm smart enough to NOT get an r6 - i know i'll be dead/crippled within the week:(


How many going at this point? Im still wanting ta ride but been told its ganna rain....being new to auckland im not used to rain and ride in it like a little biiiatch...... :)

just come anyway, and if it's rain out here i'll consider cancelling or shortening - but i doubt that'll happen unless the weather is quite bad

remember rain in auckland does NOT mean rain on the waitaks

motorbyclist
15th September 2007, 22:10
ok, i just checked out metservice's maps and my reckoning tells me the weather will be fine

probably cloudy - but if it discourages traffic to the beaches that's a good thing as far as i'm concerned.

and a quick question; it looks like my front brake discs are taking on a purple hue, probably from heat (you should've seen the brake dust on the white rims!). now everything still works and i checked that the calipers never got that hot using the trusty thumbometer, but those discs got damn warm - should i be concerned?

EJK
16th September 2007, 07:44
It's drizzling down now lol
and there are some 35kph S-corners on the way down to Piha as you guys know, still keen? lol

motorbyclist
16th September 2007, 07:54
don't discourage them!

it isn't raining here

the cloud is lifting

there won't be much traffic to the beaches

the roads are wet though....

decide at symonds, for those who are man enough to still show up

motorbyclist
16th September 2007, 08:33
blue sky

i see sun!
:cool::banana::2thumbsup:wari::yes::sunny: :headbang::woohoo::laugh::D

carbacca
16th September 2007, 08:39
tis looking better every minute yay

trump-lady
16th September 2007, 08:42
ummmmmmmm............or woman enough!

Disco Dan
16th September 2007, 08:42
Where you meeting? Is this still on?

Trying decide if I go "solo" or "group" today :whistle:

carbacca
16th September 2007, 08:44
meeting on symonds street, around the uni gym motorbike parking area somewhere at 1030

motorbyclist
16th September 2007, 08:54
well my driveway is drying out, so without looking i'd say the roads will be partly dry by 11, and all dry by 12:D
for details see the first 3 posts on the thread

trump-lady
16th September 2007, 08:57
don't discourage them!

it isn't raining here

the cloud is lifting

there won't be much traffic to the beaches

the roads are wet though....

decide at symonds, for those who are man enough to still show up

OR WOMAN ENOUGH!!!!! :rolleyes:

ehab2weelr
16th September 2007, 09:16
i at uni watin its nice and suny hear....
think its gana be suny the rest of the day...:2thumbsup
its ranin out eats but the rain is heading south so it must be suny out west.
hope to c u there. im watin now. :2thumbsup

ps: if ur reading this "what the hell are you doing?" !!!! get ur ars over hear now>>>>>:lol: :banana:

carbacca
16th September 2007, 09:17
leaving now...cyas in a jiffy

carbacca
16th September 2007, 14:40
just got back now and my arse is sore. great roads through waitakeres which i didnt know about!! didnt have to go far from auckland for those so should definitely go back again before summers in full swing and half of auckland head to the beaches in their cages. those roads also suck fuel like theres no tomorrow, worst km/l figure i have recorded **waves to macstar from inside the gas station**

carbacca
16th September 2007, 14:42
:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

trump-lady
16th September 2007, 14:42
Really great day and a great bunch of people. I really enjoyed today and thank the organizers...... Im glad now I know where to go....youll be seeing more of me :)

carbacca
16th September 2007, 14:43
:bash::scooter::sweatdrop:dodge:

carbacca
16th September 2007, 14:44
something you wont see too often...

a GN250 caught up to a GSXR600 hahaha, granted the gixxer was one day old but still it was funny to be able to say that

twinkle
16th September 2007, 14:49
thanks for pics :scooter:
So much for my day of studying :rolleyes:
We had an 'exciting' ride back over scenic drive, and almost as soon as we left titirangi the sun came out again :woohoo:

HungusMaximist
16th September 2007, 15:06
Looked like everbody lost their mow!

Steven had a good shave and so did Nish, a good trim!

Disco Dan
16th September 2007, 15:38
Pictures look good folks, sorry could not stay for the ride... friend had a emergency.

Nice arse Trump Lady :innocent:

twinkle
16th September 2007, 15:43
lol i thought you went for gas, we waited a while for you and then left :confused:

Phurrball
16th September 2007, 15:52
Good on y'all for going out -

Weather out west looks a lot better than in town - it's poxy here, and has been all day. I'm stuck in the library...:( so I'm well jealous.

Back out west soon to go home - YAY!

EJK
16th September 2007, 16:02
ps: if ur reading this "what the hell are you doing?" !!!! get ur ars over hear now>>>>>:lol: :banana:

Hey thats my quote! lol
btw did you give that $20 to Macstar?

Squiggles
16th September 2007, 16:12
well, im back now, i lubs scenic drive... had a wee oops and thus have two finger nail sized nicks (note: Hanne sized finger nails) on my rh fairing... she's still so much hotter than nish's bike though :bleh: ya pussy nish. :eek:

motorbyclist
16th September 2007, 16:19
don't forget the broken footpeg/rear brake lever:lol:

motorbyclist
16th September 2007, 16:20
Good ride guys, we'll definetly have to do that on another weekend, maybe start at huia and heard north next time

and i TOLD you the weather would be fine:bleh:

twinkle
16th September 2007, 16:24
where did you guys go anyway? mitre 10?


she's still so much hotter than nish's bike though :bleh:
will be when you wash the mud off :shutup::whistle:

klyong82
16th September 2007, 16:26
Hey thats my quote! lol
btw did you give that $20 to Macstar?

Hmmm i think he spent it on gas.....haha:whistle::2guns:


well, im back now, i lubs scenic drive... had a wee oops and thus have two finger nail sized nicks (note: Hanne sized finger nails) on my rh fairing... she's still so much hotter than nish's bike though :bleh: ya pussy nish. :eek:

holy crap :gob: what happen bro? u binned the TL? you better still come to rotovegas.

motorbyclist
16th September 2007, 16:27
further note; it's probably a good thing we didn't go down into huia cause by the time i got home my hands were killing me

my left ring finger is numb too

and man, this is one glorious beer:apint:

motorbyclist
16th September 2007, 16:32
holy crap :gob: what happen bro? u binned the TL? you better still come to rotovegas.

those damn downhill straights before hairpins!:shit:

lol, now both smc rides i've been on i've been right behind the guy to come off the road

it's a good thing i had a pillion or i would've probably done the same thing

klyong82
16th September 2007, 16:44
those damn downhill straights before hairpins!:shit:

lol, now both smc rides i've been on i've been right behind the guy to come off the road

it's a good thing i had a pillion or i would've probably done the same thing

darn this is 2 accidents in 6 SMC ride. Not good . glad squiggles is ok. I hope your pillion isn't scared of seeing the crash. Good ride today guys.

Chrislost
16th September 2007, 16:47
those damn downhill straights before hairpins!:shit:

lol, now both smc rides i've been on i've been right behind the guy to come off the road

it's a good thing i had a pillion or i would've probably done the same thing

im guna stay behind you then
were you out and about on saterday by any little chance?


bins happen, its half the fun...
buying new gear after isnt though!!!

Squiggles
16th September 2007, 17:21
lol, now both smc rides i've been on i've been right behind the guy to come off

i knew there was a reason i let you get so far ahead of me on the way to titirangi....


might get some adjustables to replace that bracket, stock feel too far forwards when i lean forward...


dont worry kim, whether i've got new sets or not ill be a coming, might come on a gn :blink: or the cx... yeah, i think the cx ;)

klyong82
16th September 2007, 17:35
dont worry kim, whether i've got new sets or not ill be a coming, might come on a gn :blink: or the cx... yeah, i think the cx ;)

Sure if I still have the Moto Gucci handbag I'll ride with you if I have the CBR then I aint gonna be TEC :2thumbsup

motorbyclist
16th September 2007, 18:47
darn this is 2 accidents in 6 SMC ride. Not good . glad squiggles is ok. I hope your pillion isn't scared of seeing the crash. Good ride today guys.

uh, that's two accidents and one near miss with dan on my last ride



im guna stay behind you then
were you out and about on saterday by any little chance?


sure was - giving the vfr the death cane around the waitaks checking out the road for today's ride

haha, both days i lost a bit of my boots onto the road round the corners - i might take pillions more often to slow me down a bit

what happened to you yesterday?

Macstar
16th September 2007, 19:11
Don't be bashfull Steve, give us readers some details of your 4WDing.

motorbyclist
16th September 2007, 19:52
oi would whoever's organising the AGM start a thread about it already? (that way they can update the 1st post with the details as they form)

Squiggles
16th September 2007, 20:47
Don't be bashfull Steve, give us readers some details of your 4WDing.

Passed Motorbyclist and nabbed a catseye, rear got pretty bouncy and started fishtailing, too much to lean in and take the corner so i scrubbed off as much speed as possible and rode up the bank a wee bit, fell over of the way back down and broke the brake rearset :pinch:

Will see if i can get someone to machine me up a temp rearset (triangular piece of alloy with a couple of holes in it) till i can get some nice new adjustables :devil2:


If it was a honda it'd be in a million pieces :eek:

Loved the view at piha, i havent been out there in 10 years, was awesome :niceone:

I'll start the AGM thread

Macstar
16th September 2007, 20:57
Sounds like a pretty light (and lucky) escape. You must be running out of road worthy bikes now mate!

klyong82
16th September 2007, 21:06
The honda would have tAken the corner nice and safely. Look the VFR400 survived 2 up. :shutup: :lol:

Squiggles
16th September 2007, 21:13
Sounds like a pretty light (and lucky) escape. You must be running out of road worthy bikes now mate!
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Cruiser/auction-117761093.htm?p=3


and there were 3 in the shed and the .... :D

Squiggles
16th September 2007, 21:13
The honda would have tAken the corner nice and safely. Look the VFR400 survived 2 up. :shutup: :lol:


wheres your honda again? :lol:

Macstar
16th September 2007, 21:15
Jeez, there's a plague of GNs in the world - we'll never be free of them they just keep popping up in the back of people's garages.

Hanne
16th September 2007, 21:44
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Cruiser/auction-117761093.htm?p=3


and there were 3 in the shed and the .... :D

little one said "fix me, please! One can only watch fish swim through a tank for so long before one becomes lonely for the open road....(to uni...)" :blink:

klyong82
16th September 2007, 21:50
wheres your honda again? :lol:

My Honda is been serviced by professionals. Its been well look. The Gucci would have taken that corner ppiece of cake too. :2thumbsup

twinkle
17th September 2007, 06:49
Jeez, there's a plague of GNs in the world - we'll never be free of them they just keep popping up in the back of people's garages.

GN ftw!! :scooter:

ehab2weelr
17th September 2007, 10:49
Hey thats my quote! lol
btw did you give that $20 to Macstar?

hahahahahahahahahah

yep i did.... :2thumbsup

ehab2weelr
17th September 2007, 10:59
the bin dose not count as an smc bin...:bleh:
because the ride finshed, they just went on there own littel ride...
so weve only had one bin in 6 smc rides....:msn-wink:

klyong82
17th September 2007, 11:07
the bin dose not count as an smc bin...:bleh:
because the ride finshed, they just went on there own littel ride...
so weve only had one bin in 6 smc rides....:msn-wink:

AGreed so Squiggles binned on his own....

Chrislost
17th September 2007, 18:43
:blink:
. :blink: . :blink:

motorbyclist
17th September 2007, 19:59
AGreed so Squiggles binned on his own....

lol yeah right

bomma
18th September 2007, 08:03
Jeez, there's a plague of GNs in the world - we'll never be free of them they just keep popping up in the back of people's garages.

GN's you say?? Well Macstar, let me sing you a tale of heroics and skill from a man on a wee-little GN named James (Twinkle).

So as everyone knows i was TEC for the ride on sunday. Heading out from bethels, i let every bike get in front and took off as TEC. About 10 mins into the ride i heard a low grumble behind me, but saw nothing in my rear view. "It must be nothing" i thought to myself. Next thing i knew, with a mighty roar, Twinkle on his lil GN tore past me in a blaze of light and speed!!! He was a man on a mission!!

Ahead of me was a K7 GSXR600 and as we tore up the mountainous roads, hitting the corners at near-to-death speeds, Twinkle would not be shaken!! Leaning beyond physically possible angles, Twinkle kept right on the Gixxers arse and would not give up. With pegs scraping and sparks flying, the GN managed to pass the Gixxer on a straight and was never seen again!!

This, i tell you now friends, is no tall tale. It is but the truth, the true story of Twinkle and his wee-lil GN. What i saw that day was not a man on a bike, but a man and a bike working as one, pushing all barriers.

Good on ya Twinkle. Maybe one day ill be skilled enough to be able to handle the raw power and ferocity of a GN250!!! :niceone:

twinkle
18th September 2007, 08:47
yeah that gixxer was going so sloooow :bash: was a nice cruisy ride though, no stress :apint:

:rofl: I am so going to need a more appropirate avatar now :rofl:

bomma
18th September 2007, 08:54
yeah that gixxer was going so sloooow :bash: was a nice cruisy ride though, no stress :apint:

:rofl: I am so going to need a more appropirate avatar now :rofl:

lol cant blame the guy tho aye, he wrote his k7 gixxer thou off the weekend before and had just bought this one....had brand new tyres and the roads werent exactly dry...made for some interesting watching tho, the rear tyre moving around side to side :jerry:

Macstar
18th September 2007, 08:54
No disputing that James is a warrior on the Gn (BTW: when are you due for an upgrade to two or more cylinders?), but we have to make minor mention of the fact that the Gixer in question was about 20km old... sorry:msn-wink:

I reckon you should saw off your exhaust James, open that baby up so we can all experience the roar.

klyong82
18th September 2007, 08:59
I saw a GN at the back of Bomma from a distance did not notice it was Twinkle but he was all over Bomma. Bomma had a lady all over his waist too.:banana:

Gixxer rider was not too comfortable with his new ride but give him some time and he will be riding it hard in no time.

twinkle
18th September 2007, 09:01
I reckon you should saw off your exhaust James, open that baby up so we can all experience the roar.

I tried that, it just sounds like a lawnmower with no muffler :o
Upgrading in about.... another 70,000km or so, unless the engine dies before then.
If I get 100,000 out of it it will have worked out about $0.13-0.14/km that it has cost me everything included:wari:

Macstar
18th September 2007, 09:08
If I get 100,000 out of it it will have worked out about $0.13-0.14/km that it has cost me everything included:wari:

Shit serious! I have had my Rf for about 18 months and have kept a record of every dollar spent (petrol, tyres, repairs, WOF REGO, insurance, estimate for depreciation etc etc).

My bike has cost me 0.32 cents/km! (However this figure included about $920 of aftermaket upgrades, take those off and I'm down to about 0.26/km).

At thrashing speeds the Rf gets a constant 10 miles to the litre / 16km and open road crusiing that improves to about 20km.

Sorry mate, but I'm prepared to pay twice as much as a GN for that extra 100hp!

twinkle
18th September 2007, 09:19
haha i just ride what i can afford, it will be another couple of years before i have the spare money to buy the bike i want. The biggest bonus is how easy it is to work on the GN :2thumbsup

klyong82
18th September 2007, 09:34
...... unless the engine dies before then

I am sure I can arrange something to make the above statement come true so that we can accelerate your desire to own a new CBR600RRRR...I am sure Squiggle would be keeping his eyes open for an extra GN.


Shit serious! I have had my Rf for about 18 months and have kept a record of every dollar spent (petrol, tyres, repairs, WOF REGO, insurance, estimate for depreciation etc etc).

My bike has cost me 0.32 cents/km! (However this figure included about $920 of aftermaket upgrades, take those off and I'm down to about 0.26/km).


I spend a lot on cleaning products and polishing products. I try not to calculate the cost of my fireblade cos I know it is gonna be more than running my car and probably a scary figure from an accountants point of view.

twinkle
18th September 2007, 09:41
lol cant blame the guy tho aye, he wrote his k7 gixxer thou off the weekend before and had just bought this one....had brand new tyres and the roads werent exactly dry...made for some interesting watching tho, the rear tyre moving around side to side :jerry:

Yeah i know, i was looking at his tyres before we left, and scenic drive is a shitter for water draining across the road mid corner.

ehab2weelr
18th September 2007, 09:43
i got my baby for $4200, back when she was worth 5gs...:headbang:
then i droped her and it has caust me about $450+ to fix and shes still not done.... so by the end of it shel caust me as much as she was worth....hahah
not counting all other mony put on her like gas, oil, filter, tyers, brakes, gas, gas,gas....etc.:eek5:

but hay its all about riding isnt it? hahah :yes: :clap: ;)

breakaway
18th September 2007, 10:06
Leaning beyond physically possible angles,

I've seen this first hand :first: on the ride back from Whangarei

twinkle
18th September 2007, 10:07
I am sure I can arrange something to make the above statement come true...

lend it to ehab? :rofl:


nah sorry ehab i dun mean it :bleh:

bomma
18th September 2007, 12:00
[QUOTE=twinkle;1211193]lend it to ehab? :rofl:QUOTE]

ahahahahahaha :rofl::rofl::rofl:

right on the money :niceone:

or give it to kyle for a couple of days :lol::lol:

sori kyle but i just had to :devil2:

motorbyclist
18th September 2007, 14:28
Yeah i know, i was looking at his tyres before we left, and scenic drive is a shitter for water draining across the road mid corner.

omg when i hit one of those i nearly shat myself - the bike was almost flat on the road and a stream of water appears around the corner/hairpin:shit:

scary stuff:eek5:

Squiggles
18th September 2007, 19:49
theres always a patch of water right across the road there if im thinking of the same spot... no idea why

motorbyclist
18th September 2007, 21:08
it's called typical west auckland roads

actually, scenic drive is one of the best quality roads in the whole of west auckland - just so happens to be one of the most fun too