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bomma
28th September 2007, 08:09
Hey the guys from Wild West have told me that they are going to start going out on rides every second sunday. As stated in the title the ride will be to WHangamata on the 7th of Oct which is a sunday.

DETAILS: keep checking the details coz they may be updated
Meet: Wild West Honda 3018 Great North Rd, New Lynn
When: Sunday, 7th Oct
Time: 9.30 meet for 10am departure.
Where: Whangamata. Im not sure of the exact route.
Who: This ride is for people of all skill levels and those roads are a great place to learn some of the finer and basic skills.

Anybody who has read any posts by me about Whangamata know that i have fallen in :love: with the roads out there!!! Amazing sweepers and right now theyve patched up the seal on all the corners so they are in kick-ass condition with little to no gravel and near track condition seal :Punk:

I'll try and make it but with my exam timetable the way it is i dont know if i have the day to spare :bye:

Cheers

EDIT: Details have been updated 7.40pm 29/09

Sign-Up here: http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/calendar.php?do=getinfo&ea=attend&e=1399

Macstar
28th September 2007, 08:32
You are a sucker for a good ride Bomma, there's no point in saying now that you'll "try to make time", or "I can't go, have a test", cause the truth is you will go. So now that you know you are going - sort out your uni so it doesn't stress you out and ruin your ride!

Anyway, yes I can also vouch that this is a great piece of road, one I have travelled literally a 1000 times in my 20 something years of growing up in Whangamata and Auckland.

I can also say (quietly) that in all of my years of travelling through the Kopu kills (the fun sweepers part of the ride) that I have only ever seen a handful of cops and that's in the peak holiday season too.

Just keep an eye out for dead possums, land slips and pig hunters...

bomma
28th September 2007, 10:56
lol thanks for that wake up call mac....you heard the man...looks like ill be going after-all :2thumbsup

hehe n if i bin they might just take my course work marks and gimme a grade based on that (depending on how badly i fuck myself up)!! 2 A+'s, a C- and hopefully a B- :niceone its a win-win situation!!!

klyong82
28th September 2007, 12:12
lol thanks for that wake up call mac....you heard the man...looks like ill be going after-all :2thumbsup

hehe n if i bin they might just take my course work marks and gimme a grade based on that (depending on how badly i fuck myself up)!! 2 A+'s, a C- and hopefully a B- :niceone its a win-win situation!!!

Can't wait till your Kwaka is in my garage maybe when you come back it has a CBR Urbantiger paint scheme as opposed to the racing green. :devil2:

Hanne
28th September 2007, 14:11
Anyway, yes I can also vouch that this is a great piece of road, one I have travelled literally a 1000 times in my 20 something years of growing up in Whangamata and Auckland.


Did you go to school in whangamata? Do you know Don Stewart?

Macstar
28th September 2007, 14:24
Did you go to school in whangamata? Do you know Don Stewart?

Yep, he was my teacher in 1991. He was a good guy from what I remember - still kicking?

bomma
28th September 2007, 15:55
that in all of my years of travelling through the Kopu kills

any reason its called the kopu kills?? :mellow: or is that just a typo??!

i can see how those roads could be lethal (if you were very stupid, very heavy on the gas and very light in skill) but i was just wondering....mayb a name that only locals know or something....:blink:

Squiggles
28th September 2007, 20:53
Yep, he was my teacher in 1991. He was a good guy from what I remember - still kicking?

yer, we watched the rugby the other weekend.... (he's hanne's uncle) :yes:

Chrislost
28th September 2007, 21:38
ok, ill see about not working that weekend.

so bommer you HAVE to be there.:baby:

bomma
28th September 2007, 21:50
ok, ill see about not working that weekend.

so bommer you HAVE to be there.:baby:

crap i need to sort out my rear!!! dunno if i can take her into cycletreads and get the rear changed this weekend man....i need the bike so i can get in and outta uni....might just take it into wild west on sunday early and see if they can sort it while the agm goes on...really dont wanna have to ride around for too much longer on that rear aye....<_<

crackle
29th September 2007, 13:47
Hi Bomma, Craig here from WILD WEST HONDA, an update on the time frame for the Whangamata ride. It is leaving at 10am, so meet at Wild West Honda(3018 Gt North Rd, New Lynn) from 9:30 for briefing.
Cheers buddy.

Squiggles
29th September 2007, 14:21
^^ thought we might be a bit late back if we went at 2 :pinch:

bomma
29th September 2007, 19:40
Hi Bomma, Craig here from WILD WEST HONDA, an update on the time frame for the Whangamata ride. It is leaving at 10am, so meet at Wild West Honda(3018 Gt North Rd, New Lynn) from 9:30 for briefing.
Cheers buddy.

cheers man updated!! hehe sweet this means i can hoon back and make it back in time for work :) dont have to pull a sickie after all :2thumbsup

Macstar
29th September 2007, 23:23
yer, we watched the rugby the other weekend.... (he's hanne's uncle) :yes:

Ha true, she's got family all over NZ! Be good to catch up with him sometime - he got me into Mountain Biking when I was a young wippersnapper.


any reason its called the kopu kills?? :mellow: or is that just a typo??blink:

It was actually a typo, but quite a fitting one!

bomma
1st October 2007, 17:58
It was actually a typo, but quite a fitting one!

lol well hopefully we get to do the whole track in the dry this weekend!!!

if not then ill just keep doin the dry bits ova n ova :2thumbsup

Squiggles
1st October 2007, 18:11
just the kopu hills or we going north after them for the real fun? (hope my sets get here within the next couple of days)

bomma
1st October 2007, 18:21
just the kopu hills or we going north after them for the real fun? (hope my sets get here within the next couple of days)

im assuming we're coming from the north, thru the hills and down to whangamata....isnt that what we did last weekend?? :blink:

p.s. If you are coming on this ride please sign up using the link on the first post on the thread!! gives us a good idea of numbers

klyong82
1st October 2007, 18:23
I hope my Fireblade returns this week. Getting bored of the Guzzi and it is bloody heavy after sitting on the Firestorm yesterday.

Whangamata for fish pie Nish....woohooo wonder if they are open

bomma
1st October 2007, 18:28
I hope my Fireblade returns this week. Getting bored of the Guzzi and it is bloody heavy after sitting on the Firestorm yesterday.

Whangamata for fish pie Nish....woohooo wonder if they are open

mmmmmmmm smoked fish pie :drool:

Macstar
1st October 2007, 19:00
Mussel pie is another good seafood choice - but never buy one from a petrol station or dairy.

It's a shame La Hacienda has gone now (infamous Mexican Takeaway joint in Whanga), that place was awesome. Apart from the bakery we went to on the vegas ride, Whanga's gone all upmarket now... can't even get a burger and chips for much less than $10 from the various fish'n'chip outlets in town.

bomma
1st October 2007, 19:48
Mussel pie is another good seafood choice - but never buy one from a petrol station or dairy.

It's a shame La Hacienda has gone now (infamous Mexican Takeaway joint in Whanga), that place was awesome. Apart from the bakery we went to on the vegas ride, Whanga's gone all upmarket now... can't even get a burger and chips for much less than $10 from the various fish'n'chip outlets in town.

yea man n its like that everywhere aye....bloody fish n chips in rotorua i like twice as expensive as it is here!!! that bakery we went to was a tad over-priced but nothing like some of the other take-away joints round there...thought auckland was bad enuff :bash:

bomma
2nd October 2007, 12:11
why aint the rest of you pricks who are coming not signed up?!?!

need to know numbers guys n gals...makes for better and easier planning...

come on now it only takes like 3 clicks and a coupla scrolls...

the link to the sign-up thread is on the very first post in this thread so get to it....go on....now mister/missy.....dont make me have to come out there

Macstar
2nd October 2007, 12:25
There. Im all signed up.

klyong82
2nd October 2007, 12:49
Thats cos we might not be able to make it Nish...

bomma
2nd October 2007, 12:55
Thats cos we might not be able to make it Nish...

i dont understand what you mean.....how can someone NOT come along on a ride?!?!?! is that even possible?!?!?!

oh i get it you're joking!! oh hahaha nice one kim you little kidder...you almost had me :niceone:

klyong82
2nd October 2007, 13:21
i dont understand what you mean.....how can someone NOT come along on a ride?!?!?! is that even possible?!?!?!

oh i get it you're joking!! oh hahaha nice one kim you little kidder...you almost had me :niceone:

Alright smart guy. We will go to Whagamata for smoke fish pie, mussel pie, or any pie haha :lol:

bomma
2nd October 2007, 13:22
Alright smart guy. We will go to Whagamata for smoke fish pie, mussel pie, or any pie haha :lol:

sweeeeeet :2thumbsup

klyong82
2nd October 2007, 13:24
Hey bikerboy coming too. Have not seen you for a while thought you got scared riding after you witness the written off R6 on the ride to Whangarei. Theres quite a few people going for the ride.....awesome

RC1
2nd October 2007, 13:28
just looked at this and it appears as if i signed on, dont know how this happened ???

bomma
2nd October 2007, 13:38
just looked at this and it appears as if i signed on, dont know how this happened ???

yea apparently a few other organised rides with sign-up links are havin this problem....haf no idea why its happening but hopefully it gets fixxed!!!

alternatively you could perceive it as divine intervention....mayb a higher power really wants you to go on this ride ;)

RC1
2nd October 2007, 14:13
yea apparently a few other organised rides with sign-up links are havin this problem....haf no idea why its happening but hopefully it gets fixxed!!!

alternatively you could perceive it as divine intervention....mayb a higher power really wants you to go on this ride ;)

could do wiil have to see if im not to busy

bikerboy011
2nd October 2007, 17:18
Hey bikerboy coming too. Have not seen you for a while thought you got scared riding after you witness the written off R6 on the ride to Whangarei. Theres quite a few people going for the ride.....awesome



ahahaha ya man am coming!!

nah this shit doesnt scare me :woohoo:
I just like riding in small groups. I went for a ride to kariawa is thats how you spell it:shifty:, a few weeks ago with skidmark was pretty good, cought up with some KB going to a farewell.

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Squiggles
3rd October 2007, 09:57
let see how fast shipping is.... sets were sent yesterday.. im there if they are :sunny:

ninjac
3rd October 2007, 10:52
Bathurst - Whangamata - Bathurst - Whangamata
Will wait and see what the weather is doing.

klyong82
3rd October 2007, 11:21
let see how fast shipping is.... sets were sent yesterday.. im there if they are :sunny:

A set of rotors which I paid US$35 for postage took 3 weeks to arrive. Exhaust can from UK paid $25 pounds for postage took 5 working days. But do hope you get your sets in time if not you coming on the ZZR or the CX500

ehab2weelr
3rd October 2007, 15:45
im coming only if i have my bike fully serviced by then.
if not im not coming...
kim get ur cbr u prik!!! i had it with u and the MG. :lol:
hahahah

Squiggles
3rd October 2007, 17:52
come service her on sat ehab :)

motorbyclist
3rd October 2007, 18:11
well it looks like i'm in, but it depends largely on weather and what i'm doing on saturday

klyong82
3rd October 2007, 19:38
im coming only if i have my bike fully serviced by then.
if not im not coming...
kim get ur cbr u prik!!! i had it with u and the MG. :lol:
hahahah

Gucci is good cos no more backaches and sore arms unlike CBR. Besides I know you like it cos you tried to rape the Gucci last couple of times.
I can help you out with oil and filter if you meeting at Squiggles place.


come service her on sat ehab :)

Are you working on your GN this Sat? Oh another meet up.....

motorbyclist
4th October 2007, 17:47
well it looks like i'm in, but it depends largely on weather and what i'm doing on saturday

maybe not, got the flu

DMNTD
5th October 2007, 14:03
Is this ride exclusive to Uni students?
I am a student...of Life :shifty:

Macstar
5th October 2007, 14:09
Nah you can come. It's actually being organised / promoted by Wild West Honda too. Catch ya there.

DMNTD
5th October 2007, 14:13
Shweet...I may have missed it but which route are you doing?
I ask simply so I can work out where to meet you'll and at what time roughly.
Suggest Waihi through to Whangamata though ;).
If not maybe meet at Kopu...

bomma
5th October 2007, 14:19
Shweet...I may have missed it but which route are you doing?
I ask simply so I can work out where to meet you'll and at what time roughly.
Suggest Waihi through to Whangamata though ;).
If not maybe meet at Kopu...

hey dmntd as far as i know we'll be heading down through kopu and then back up through waihi....be gud to see you and your crew :) looks like the weather is gonna be awesom!!! :2thumbsup

bomma
5th October 2007, 14:31
Groovy...just need a time frame for us to meet y'all now and it's game on.

you could pm me your mob numba and ill give you a buzz before we head off....or someone will prolly just post up with more details....

we'll be leavin from new lynn at 10am if that means anything to ya :mellow:

motorbyclist
5th October 2007, 14:54
if we're going through kopu we better be stopping for pies at the kopu cafe

Macstar
5th October 2007, 21:12
Big problem: Just realised All Blacks France is 8am Sunday morning. Can we stall the start time to 10.30am?

klyong82
5th October 2007, 21:40
Are we riding tomorrow morning (Saturday)? Coro-loops? Wellsford?

Disco Dan
5th October 2007, 22:26
I may be keen... will have to check with my pillion as I promised her a ride this sunday - will be her first time on a bike.... and she just so happens to be my boss... oh.. and recently single..... :innocent::love:

Will sign up just in case she is still keen...


*peow peow*

Macstar
5th October 2007, 23:49
I may be keen... will have to check with my pillion as I promised her a ride this sunday - will be her first time on a bike.... and she just so happens to be my boss... oh.. and recently single..... :innocent::love:Will sign up just in case she is still keen...

It all starts with a casual ride on a motorcycle...

I'll be taking a pillion too. Not to talk you out of it, but expect a solid 2 hours each way, so could be a fair slog for a newbie pillion?

Disco Dan
6th October 2007, 00:29
It all starts with a casual ride on a motorcycle...

I'll be taking a pillion too. Not to talk you out of it, but expect a solid 2 hours each way, so could be a fair slog for a newbie pillion?

she should be right, cheers for the heads up.

Shes really excited about it, we can always break off from the group and head home if she gets too tired... heck she offered me a bottle of red on our return.... :drool:

Squiggles
6th October 2007, 01:05
she should be right, cheers for the heads up.

Shes really excited about it, we can always break off from the group and head home if she gets too tired... heck she offered me a bottle of red on our return.... :drool:

its only the coro, and surely a zx11 is more comfy than the tl for a first timer :P

will check the mail 2mo morning but i dont think there'll be a parcel there for me :(

Disco Dan
6th October 2007, 01:06
its only the coro, and surely a zx11 is more comfy than the tl for a first timer :P

will check the mail 2mo morning but i dont think there'll be a parcel there for me :(

Believe it or not... ive never done the coro loop.... :no: its certainly on my 'todo list'.

Yeah she will enjoy the 'armchair' on the back of the zx :devil2:

erik
6th October 2007, 09:07
I think I'll show up for this one. The roads from Kopu to Whangamata and Waihi are some of the best.

klyong82
6th October 2007, 09:20
I think I'll show up for this one. The roads from Kopu to Whangamata and Waihi are some of the best.

:yes: indeed it is a fun route. There is going to be a mixture of riders tomorrow. WWH told us there might be 250's up to Goldwings. So yeah and it is not a race

matchless
6th October 2007, 09:57
About what time at Kopu,if you are coming this way
Cheers

bikerboy011
6th October 2007, 11:37
I wont be able to make it for this ride sadly as my rear keeps going flat. I will get a new set of dunlop gpra-10 soon.

motorbyclist
6th October 2007, 12:09
damn i hope i'm feeling up for a ride tomorrow:ride:

we'll see

Disco Dan
6th October 2007, 16:56
Well after speaking to my pillion we may be leaving at a slightly diferent time, so if we miss you all at the meeting point we shall prob be at whangamatatatatatatata about the same time you all get there.

motorbyclist
6th October 2007, 17:39
looks like i won't be coming to this one

ehab2weelr
6th October 2007, 19:00
not sure i could make it eather :bye:. didnt have time to change oil. and my rear for some f**ked reason keeps going flat on me... dont wana change tyre yet. havent fineshed my burnouts on it!:second: hahahah
im down for the next sunday one though!

matchless
6th October 2007, 19:28
Is Kopu on your planned route?
Cheers.

bomma
6th October 2007, 20:22
Is Kopu on your planned route?
Cheers.

yep sure is mate!! should be there btwn 11 n 11.30

keep an eye out for a few other riders that are gonna be joining us at kopu (not sure where exactly but itll prolly be at the turnoff after the bridge??

pm dmntd (hes getting a few of his crew together and meeting us at kopu)

the weather has been AMAZING and i cant wait for a blat through that gorge in the dry with some functional tyres!!! keep tellin ya isaac ditch mei on someone else and lets have at it!! ;)

and i reckon some of you other fullas need to take some viagra and harden the fuck up!! this could be the best chance you get to enjoy riding on such a beautiful day prior to the exams so you should be out there pegs scrapin and brakes screechin!!

Squiggles
6th October 2007, 21:07
^^ ill take your bike and you can ride a gn... might have to roll it all the way down symonds twice to start it though :lol: then ill be there! :D
riding the cx just isnt the same.. must be that honda element to it :(

enjoy... and signup for the pink ribbon ride next weekend!!!!! :cool:

bomma
6th October 2007, 21:13
^^ ill take your bike and you can ride a gn... might have to roll it all the way down symonds twice to start it though :lol: then ill be there! :D
riding the cx just isnt the same.. must be that honda element to it :(

enjoy... and signup for the pink ribbon ride next weekend!!!!! :cool:

lol i just had an insanely good idea :eek:

just go to mt eden mcycles and claim that kim sent you to pick up his cbr coz he wants you to wash it or some bs (just make up sumthin but make it sound plausible/believabl)

then voila you have yourself a bike for the weekend :niceone:

man im a genius!! now you have no excuse not to come on that ride :bleh:

just dont tell kim :msn-wink:

klyong82
6th October 2007, 22:19
lol i just had an insanely good idea :eek:

just go to mt eden mcycles and claim that kim sent you to pick up his cbr coz he wants you to wash it or some bs (just make up sumthin but make it sound plausible/believabl)

then voila you have yourself a bike for the weekend :niceone:

man im a genius!! now you have no excuse not to come on that ride :bleh:

just dont tell kim :msn-wink:


What a good idea. I got a key for my 1995 CBR900 you can pinch it and apparently the bike is still in my ownership. But stay away from my new Fireblade. I went out on the ride with Isaac today and I was pretty hard on some bends. After the ride I look at my rear tyre and it is close to be square might need to do the switch back next week. :whistle:

Folcan
6th October 2007, 23:06
I would be keen to come, but I havent managed to get a new mirror. I dont fancy going on any long trips without my other mirror

motorbyclist
7th October 2007, 01:01
your neck works dunnit?

klyong82
7th October 2007, 07:40
I would be keen to come, but I havent managed to get a new mirror. I dont fancy going on any long trips without my other mirror

We are meeting at WWH, buy one off Don...tell him if I dont get a mirror I cant go for the ride then blink your eyes like ya about to cry. Sure he might have a second hand or give you a discount on a new one.:cool:

Macstar
7th October 2007, 08:03
See you at Kopu. I'm watching the game.

Folcan
7th October 2007, 08:22
Well I guess ill come and see if I can get. even if I use my neck still cant see far behind me haha

Maybe if someones got something that is chromed and really reflective. I can tie it into the plastic mirror holder :D

bomma
7th October 2007, 08:26
GO THE AB'S!!!!!!!!!!!!! :2thumbsup

(infraction for message in caps, imminent)

motorbyclist
7th October 2007, 10:17
i'm sure they'll make an exception lol


good luck guys

Ragingrob
7th October 2007, 11:53
GO THE AB'S!!!!!!!!!!!!! :2thumbsup

(infraction for message in caps, imminent)

Oh dear :oi-grr::crybaby: that sucked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The country's gonna go into depression lol.

Folcan
7th October 2007, 16:08
Wow what a great ride. Even thou I got lost and ended up going by myself. I was surprized that I caught up with the some of the group in whangamata. the roads out there are great. Im definately gonna go there again haha...

I almost ranout of petrol too :P I underestimated how many kms I had done since I got a full tank haha. was about 80km from auckland when I hit reserve. I managed to make it to a petrol station thou and top up haha

all in all a good day

trump-lady
7th October 2007, 17:14
What an awesome day with a great bunch of people. By far one of my best rides since being in Auckland. Thanks to the organisers! Ill be there in two weeks time. Also thanks to the uni bunch for letting me tag along and waiting for me so I didnt get lost. You guyz are great. (sorry for the uni misshap....i still owe you a lunch!) Again I LOVED this ride....im actually still on a mwee high from it but tired so you know that says it all........

Be safe and see you all soon

carbacca
7th October 2007, 17:20
i hope my arse forgives me for the abuse i gave it......so tired now

now to lube the chain.....

twinkle
7th October 2007, 17:43
i hope my arse forgives me for the abuse i gave it......so tired now


:shit: I think i'm glad i didn't go :sweatdrop :laugh:

trump-lady
7th October 2007, 18:16
and this might be premature but sporty07 just told me bout northland riders overnight shin dig with band and food nov 3rd. Shes ganna post it up but theres room to stay and party :) so keep ya ears open! I def will be attending so later on lets get a ride leaving from Auckland.....................

erik
7th October 2007, 19:11
I got to wild west honda just as you were all leaving, thought I should put my earplugs in and catch up but didn't catch up, so went my own way after papakura. I think I again caught you all at Kopu, just as you were leaving. So I did the ride on my own, ended up going to Waihi beach for lunch.

I'll have to try to be on time next time. :doh:

Plugz 4 Lugz
7th October 2007, 19:43
Did you have 'slow' earplugs? I sure hope they aren't our custom made ones!!!!!!???? Cheers Sue (Plugz 4 Lugz)


I got to wild west honda just as you were all leaving, thought I should put my earplugs in and catch up but didn't catch up, so went my own way after papakura. I think I again caught you all at Kopu, just as you were leaving. So I did the ride on my own, ended up going to Waihi beach for lunch.

I'll have to try to be on time next time. :doh:

Disco Dan
7th October 2007, 19:52
Well after a slight delay at work this morning we set off... she did well as a first time pillion, headed down to whangamata via the gourge... awsome awsome roads! ...after stopping to remind pillion (again) that trying to have a conversation with me during a 45k corner with boots scraping is a 'tad tricky' for me. We stopped at a nice pub for a beer, saw heaps of bikes around there... no idea if any of them where your group or not? I had my kb shirt on so was easy to spot! Return trip and made better time despite me taking a wrong turn and ending up in thames... :pinch: ...back to the shore and she couldnt be happier!

Great day overall!

Macstar
7th October 2007, 20:26
It was a great ride as the Coro usually is. In 5 hours of actual riding, Nish and I only spent 30 minutes with the main group. We missed the departure at Wild West Honda and then got left behind at the lunch stop in Whanga too! Fortunately by that stage we'd found Kim and Hong and a few other stragglers. There must have been close to 30 riders before everyone got lost/split. Hopefully the official club photographer will post some pictures soon (Kim).

Big mixture of bikes and riders. Even after growing up in the Coro and knowing the roads / corners pretty well, there was no catching some guys (bastards).

The cops were in full force today too - spotted no fewer than 7 different units but they had no reason to be interested in us...:rolleyes: no reason.

Anyway, cheers!

Chrislost
7th October 2007, 20:45
What a good idea. I got a key for my 1995 CBR900 you can pinch it and apparently the bike is still in my ownership. But stay away from my new Fireblade. I went out on the ride with Isaac today and I was pretty hard on some bends. After the ride I look at my rear tyre and it is close to be square might need to do the switch back next week. :whistle:

i always get hard on the twisties.

klyong82
7th October 2007, 21:03
Here are the pics. Awesome ride. Guzzi's rear tyre is looking very scrubbed in. The fish pie was good.

Ragingrob
7th October 2007, 21:49
Far out what an awesome day for riding! You just wait...I'll be coming along on rides soon! :P

Patar
7th October 2007, 23:05
man, i really wish you guys had sent out an email to the smc members.
reason being that i was out for a ride today, in the same direction and would so have come had i known about it before i got back from my ride =(

motorbyclist
7th October 2007, 23:14
i hope my arse forgives me for the abuse i gave it......so tired now

now to lube the chain.....

dude, lube only works if you apply it BEFORE you start:bleh:

klyong82
8th October 2007, 02:30
dude, lube only works if you apply it BEFORE you start:bleh:

Unless he gave the chain a good clean with kerosene then lubing it after the ride. I aint got a chain on the Guzzi so less maintenance for me.

carbacca
8th October 2007, 08:02
i lubed it last weekend as well so the weekends riding made it about time again to lube it

klyong82
8th October 2007, 09:26
i lubed it last weekend as well so the weekends riding made it about time again to lube it

I normally clean with kerosene every 500km then lube it Motul chainlube. Takes about half an hour to clean it then wait for it to dry. While I am at it clean the rear rims with a kerosene rag. I find kerosene gets rid off all the crap on the rim.

Macstar
8th October 2007, 09:39
I normally clean with kerosene every 500km then lube it Motul chainlube. Takes about half an hour to clean it then wait for it to dry. While I am at it clean the rear rims with a kerosene rag. I find kerosene gets rid off all the crap on the rim.

Sounds good. What time should I bring my bike around?

I feel guilty for ringing out the RF for so long yesterday. Gonna give her a an oil change and a good scrubbin. Brakes are squealing again too - I put soft pads in to preserve the rotors and they're good around town but shit when you push the bike.

bomma
8th October 2007, 10:30
man, i really wish you guys had sent out an email to the smc members.
reason being that i was out for a ride today, in the same direction and would so have come had i known about it before i got back from my ride =(

lol im pretty sure i sent out an email like 2 weeks ago 2 the club members letting em know about the ride. Its a pity coz basically since the club has started its the same bunch of people showing up for the rides. I really want to get a uni biker "community" thing going, and this is visible from the way friendships have grown between the fullas who have come on rides.

Im not going to be missing out on rides (well after exams anyways), so its not really much of a loss for me but if only we had more uni people showing up on the rides.....

WHAT A FUCKING AWESOME DAY!!! Me and macstar ripped up those roads!! Shit if i didnt have to get back to work i wudda gone back over those roads a few more times!!! Isaac tried to keep up but, due to his old age, ended up hurtin his injured back in the process. also very nearly ran himself off the road trying to get away from me :lol: very entertaining :niceone:

And some of those guys on bigger bikes were being a bit......lenient with their cornering but heavy on the straights which was annoying (especially that guy on the cruiser who cornered like a nana and then hooned it out of the corners which meant he was a bloody pain in da ass).

Definately have to do that ride again before i head off to India!!

HungusMaximist
8th October 2007, 11:39
Looks like you had mean fun.

Just went over the Wild West Honda to pick up a few bits and pieces, and Craig mentioned he kept up real well his big twin. Big turn up apparently, 27 riders.

Won't be able to hit Taupo this weekend but I am there for the pink ribbon cruise.

My four week dry spell finishes this week. :banana:

skidMark
8th October 2007, 11:45
I normally clean with kerosene every 500km then lube it Motul chainlube. Takes about half an hour to clean it then wait for it to dry. While I am at it clean the rear rims with a kerosene rag. I find kerosene gets rid off all the crap on the rim.


all this talk of lube and kittyhawk nor disco dan are anywhere to be seen...wtf.

Macstar
8th October 2007, 11:50
lol im pretty sure i sent out an email like 2 weeks ago 2 the club members letting em know about the ride. Its a pity coz basically since the club has started its the same bunch of people showing up for the rides. I really want to get a uni biker "community" thing going, and this is visible from the way friendships have grown between the fullas who have come on rides

Do the SMC club members know about our club forum on KB? That's by far the best way to keep up to date on rides etc.



Isaac tried to keep up but, due to his old age, ended up hurtin his injured back in the process. also very nearly ran himself off the road trying to get away from me :lol: very entertaining :niceone:

I admit it, by the 5th or 6th hour I was getting pretty stiff and fatigued. After that close encounter with the side of the road and an extra heavy slam to the back I decided to ease off... By that time though I had had more than my fill of riding thrills but.

And hey, for the record, you were only able to scrutinise my riding so well cause you were behind me for most of the trip!

I wonder what effect a 3 month break from riding will have on you when you go to India next month?:niceone:

bomma
8th October 2007, 12:23
Do the SMC club members know about our club forum on KB? That's by far the best way to keep up to date on rides etc.

yea we tell em bout the forum in EVERY email, and even include a link to this thread in EVERY email just to save em the trouble!!!



After that close encounter with the side of the road

still cudnt believe you veered off man!! that was completely out of the blue!!!


And hey, for the record, you were only able to scrutinise my riding so well cause you were behind me for most of the trip!

lol many a right hand lane passing while flippin the bird was done yesterday :)
bet the fullas who we rode with back to auckland thot we were retarded coz we kept hooning it on the straights for no apparent reason :nono:


I wonder what effect a 3 month break from riding will have on you when you go to India next month?:niceone:

prolly slow me down a bit coz 2 months in india = at least 10 extra kgs on nish :lol: if im coming back with a spare tyre round my hips, ill make sure its a 190 :2thumbsup

Phurrball
8th October 2007, 12:49
Sorry I didnae make it fullas! Would've been an awsome day, but I had domestic chores to do.

On the bright side, I did get to pick up the big VTR yesterday...lostsa stylistic changes needed to my riding (needs much more input than a wee bike!!!), but oh, the fun scaring children and small creatures with those yoshis :devil2: Was opening and closing the throttle just to hear the sound on the overrun.

Shame it's gotta go into storage until after exams now :crybaby:

Catch you all soon.

klyong82
8th October 2007, 13:04
Sounds good. What time should I bring my bike around?

I feel guilty for ringing out the RF for so long yesterday. Gonna give her a an oil change and a good scrubbin. Brakes are squealing again too - I put soft pads in to preserve the rotors and they're good around town but shit when you push the bike.

During the weekend bro but I run out of chain-lube. I woke up this morning with a sore-back and I think I got a cold... alright time for a snooze at work :zzzz:

edit: worth mentioning too that the guzzi won the RF twice from the traffic lights on the way back.

Macstar
8th October 2007, 18:12
I really want to get a uni biker "community" thing going, and this is visible from the way friendships have grown between the fullas who have come on rides

I forgot to comment on the above before. Good on ya for bringing this up Nish. Increasingly, some of my best (and varied) mates are bikers. I've only known the SMC crew for a couple of months but already get on with you guys better than my fellow postgrad class mates that I've known for 18months.

There's something about getting with a bunch of mates and talking, breathing and of course, riding bikes. Unlike most clubs, classes, workplaces and bunches of people in general, there's virtually no bitching or politics between members.

Anyway, glad to have met you guys and to be an unofficial and non-paying member of the Auckland Uni SMC. Looking forward to the next ride & Friday avo drinks.

Macstar
8th October 2007, 18:19
edit: worth mentioning too that the guzzi won the RF twice from the traffic lights on the way back.

Hey man! When did you sneak that edit in? What is this? Pick on Isaac day? Between you and Nish, the KB community must think I'm a geriatric old fool on a moped...

You only won the drag races cause I didn't want to stretch my chain and eat teeth from dropping the clutch - you shaft driven show off! Besides, if you removed that bucket-sized pretruding search light (excuse for a headlight) on the front of the Guzzi, the RF would have won...!

Macstar
8th October 2007, 18:24
On the bright side, I did get to pick up the big VTR yesterday...lostsa stylistic changes needed to my riding (needs much more input than a wee bike!!!), but oh, the fun scaring children and small creatures with those yoshis :devil2: Was opening and closing the throttle just to hear the sound on the overrun.

Shame it's gotta go into storage until after exams now :crybaby:

Catch you all soon.

Sorry, one more post: Awesome to hear you got your new bike! How you can put it away for 3-4 weeks I don't know...?! It's criminal how people can put themselves through such torment in the name of uni.

bomma
8th October 2007, 19:05
Anyway, glad to have met you guys and to be an unofficial and non-paying member of the Auckland Uni SMC. Looking forward to the next ride & Friday avo drinks.

Oh thanks for reminding me mate, so ill grab dat money n your details off ya at da friday meet up this week :)


Hey man! When did you sneak that edit in? What is this? Pick on Isaac day? Between you and Nish, the KB community must think I'm a geriatric old fool on a moped...

isaac, mate, we didnt say it, you did :rofl:

jokes man you're awesom n its a pity that your stupid boy racer phase has left its mark on ya....just glad to see you've wisened up :niceone:

Chrislost
8th October 2007, 20:51
Hey man! When did you sneak that edit in? What is this? Pick on Isaac day? Between you and Nish, the KB community must think I'm a geriatric old fool on a moped...


if your geriatric how come i cant keep up with you?
i can keep up with nish:baby: tho so i dont mind too much

klyong82
8th October 2007, 20:52
Hey man! When did you sneak that edit in? What is this? Pick on Isaac day? Between you and Nish, the KB community must think I'm a geriatric old fool on a moped...

You only won the drag races cause I didn't want to stretch my chain and eat teeth from dropping the clutch - you shaft driven show off! Besides, if you removed that bucket-sized pretruding search light (excuse for a headlight) on the front of the Guzzi, the RF would have won...!

Yeah yeah...I'm the man....say it again....and again......Well wait till the Fireblade comes back and we'll drag...woohooo

Macstar
9th October 2007, 08:44
Well wait till the Fireblade comes back and we'll drag...woohooo

Hopefully I won't have moved overseas by then (at the rate your Honda is coming along...)

klyong82
9th October 2007, 08:53
Hopefully I won't have moved overseas by then (at the rate your Honda is coming along...)

Dont you worry it will be back before you leave. I reckon I will be faster since the Fireblade is 40kg's lighter and I am probably 30kg's lighter than you. :banana:

Phurrball
9th October 2007, 13:15
Sorry, one more post: Awesome to hear you got your new bike! How you can put it away for 3-4 weeks I don't know...?! It's criminal how people can put themselves through such torment in the name of uni.

It's not that bad - I know what I'm in for, so I really have someting to look forward to and it gives me a chance to sort out a few minor issues -

Put on scott oiler, check out gunged up side-stand switch that gave some problems on day one, [bloody idiot interlock switches!!!] get battery checked (may be connected to switch issue) AND sort out insurance - including disputes tribunal hearing to finally iron out the issues from my April crash on the bandit...if I'm lucky I'll come out with my $500 excess intact.

Other than those things, the bike was eeeeexxxcellent:
Gentle as a pussycat if you please or alarmingly rapid if you let those BIG carbys take a gulp. :devil2:

bomma
9th October 2007, 13:19
It's not that bad - I know what I'm in for, so I really have someting to look forward to and it gives me a chance to sort out a few minor issues -

Put on scott oiler, check out gunged up side-stand switch that gave some problems on day one, [bloody idiot interlock switches!!!] get battery checked (may be connected to switch issue) AND sort out insurance - including disputes tribunal hearing to finally iron out the issues from my April crash on the bandit...if I'm lucky I'll come out with my $500 excess intact.

Other than those things, the bike was eeeeexxxcellent:
Gentle as a pussycat if you please or alarmingly rapid if you let those BIG carbys take a gulp. :devil2:

still dont know how you can contain yourself ross :mellow:

when i bought my zx7r it was pissin down so i cudnt take it home for a few days and i kept tellin my parents that i dont mind riding it in the wet and blah blah blah!!! i could not wait till i got her in the garage and looked her over and got my ass on her!!

you must have like nerves of steel man to contain yourself like this :clap:

Phurrball
9th October 2007, 14:11
still dont know how you can contain yourself ross :mellow:

when i bought my zx7r it was pissin down so i cudnt take it home for a few days and i kept tellin my parents that i dont mind riding it in the wet and blah blah blah!!! i could not wait till i got her in the garage and looked her over and got my ass on her!!

you must have like nerves of steel man to contain yourself like this :clap:

Just don't want to ride without insurance (sensible I believe), and Mrs Phurrball is best appeased to ensure peace and harmony -

she didn't want me to have a 'big' bike until I'm done with my degree, so I'm doing OK to have wangled one now :devil2: It took a lot of convincing to get to this point. Just need to get her out on her little VTR too so she gets reacquainted with riding again and how fun it is :yes:

(She isn't as evil as some of you might assume - she's just trying to motivate me to finish my studies, and thinks I'm a dangerous loon. I'm sure many males fall into the latter category in the eyes of their partner no matter how they are in objective reality - it just means they care and don't want us maimed :love:)

Dys
12th October 2007, 21:58
What a awesome day that was.
Got the bike off the clock on the way back too :cool:

bomma
14th October 2007, 11:58
What a awesome day that was.
Got the bike off the clock on the way back too :cool:

holy crap you guys musta boosted off!!! hope that wasnt on the main highway....many a cop lingering around those ways :blink:

bomma
15th October 2007, 21:30
ummm i got an email from don and APPARENTLY things werent as hunkie dorie as we had initially thought....

there was an incident on the way back and a a guy on a ZX14R binned.....weird thought he (Don) would have mentioned it earlier.....

oh well im just glad that isaac n myself were able to make our own way there, with excellent company while stopped in whangamata from kim n hong and on the way back too!!

top notch :2thumbsup