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bomma
15th October 2007, 13:54
Most of us know Raj as YamahaR64Life and (as it is very obvious, he rides a Yamaha R6). Few of us know how ever that very recently his bike got written off for mysterious reasons that can never be spoken of. So he's purchased a new R6 which is down at Welly.

So to give him some company on his arduous journey down to Wellywood, i thought i'd post up here to see if anybody is keen to go down with him, part way or the whole way.

Departure is at 4.30am (yes it is early but is necessary to beat the bloody long weekend traffic going outta auckland)

pm raj for further details or post up on the link below

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?t=58621

cheers

Squiggles
15th October 2007, 14:46
Too early and have TWO TESTS THAT DAY GODDAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

Macktheknife
15th October 2007, 17:10
Few of us know how ever that very recently his bike got written off for mysterious reasons that can never be spoken of.

Seems like a golden opportunity to fill the rest of us in on what happened. Come on, spill the beans, give us all the gory details, you know you want to.

twinkle
15th October 2007, 17:29
Few of us know how ever that very recently his bike got written off for mysterious reasons that can never be spoken of.

how'd he crash then? :lol:

gijoe1313
15th October 2007, 18:21
:no: Not that nice sweet ride!? :weep: Well sounds like hes okay since hes heading off to Wellywood at 4am :wacko: Hmmmm ... wonder if I could swing it to also ride down for the day and aback again :shifty:

EJK
15th October 2007, 20:24
I might join, can I? lol
I'll have my breakfast on the way ;)

HungusMaximist
15th October 2007, 20:40
Yea well only if Raj explains wtf happened to his bike...

Squiggles
15th October 2007, 22:28
we should be able to tell from any new holes in his leathers...

bomma
16th October 2007, 10:20
looooly im surprised raj hasnt posted up what happend yet.....

dont you guys understand "mysterious reasons that can NEVER BE SPOKEN OF"?!?!?!

hehe i suggest that you guys start posting up speculation and before you know it, you guys would have made up some spectacular crash...ill start :niceone:

so he was blazin down a massive straight and takin tooiiight s-bends at moto gp speeds, hit a bump, high-sided and flew 100m into the air landing on a soft bush which broke his fall...fortunately his bike landed in a truck that was transporting cushions. th truck stopped when the driver realised that something had hit him and while stopped, a were-sheep came out of the bushes, picked up the bike and chucked it down the cliff.....poor raj has now had to purchase a new bike

twinkle
16th October 2007, 10:57
so he high sided it over a farm fence and down a hill huh? :whistle: lucky fulla to be walking still :wari:

jrandom
16th October 2007, 11:00
Heh!

Don't you hate embarrassing numptie crashes? Awww. Maybe he needs to spend more time with Harsha picking up those mad skillz.

:laugh:

At least Raj is in one piece. :niceone:

motorbyclist
16th October 2007, 15:26
bugger, exams

Pancakes
16th October 2007, 17:53
...dont you guys understand "mysterious reasons that can NEVER BE SPOKEN OF"?!?!?!
....


Sure we do, a secret is something you only tell one other person a!? The internet is one person, give or take.

Hanne
16th October 2007, 18:10
a were-sheep came out of the bushes, picked up the bike and chucked it down the cliff.....

Yeah, you gotta be wary of them.
They look so innocent and docile, and then suddenly it's all :2guns::2guns:

twinkle
16th October 2007, 19:19
a were-sheep came out of the bushes, picked up the bike and chucked it down the cliff.....

so what are they now then? :sweatdrop

bomma
16th October 2007, 20:02
so what are they now then? :sweatdrop

now theyre trapped as normal sheep on a special copy of "black sheep" which must never be watched!! coz if it's ever viewed, the sheep will be released and then be involved in another mysterious incident which must never be spoken of

Hanne
16th October 2007, 23:16
so what are they now then? :sweatdrop

Rabid!!!!!

bomma
17th October 2007, 13:48
now that we all know what happened to his old bike.......HUS COMING ON THE RIDE?!?!

show of hands guys n gals :)

The Stranger
17th October 2007, 14:25
now that we all know what happened to his old bike

No we don't.
Crash reports play an important role in helping others learn.
You have the opportunity here to perhaps save a life by sharing the truth, what is more important saving lives or secrets?

I_R_SQUID
17th October 2007, 15:49
Sometimes they are not posted for 'insurance' reasons. I know of a few companies who read these boards, hello to you reading this right now :)

Raj, I may come down for a quick motorway 'run' if that's what this is as long as I can get up in time....

twinkle
17th October 2007, 16:42
now that we all know what happened to his old bike...... :)

bollocks! there were-no-sheep! I wanna learn from his mistakes! learn I say! :jerry:

EJK
17th October 2007, 16:56
I'm in, however I won't make it to welly guys...
Still I'm in lol

twinkle
17th October 2007, 17:42
HUS COMING ON THE RIDE?!?!

show of hands guys n gals :)

:Offtopic: this thread is about raj getting :buggerd: by a horny rabid were-sheep.

R6_kid
17th October 2007, 18:47
I know what happened... but how much are you gonna pay for the truth? Honestly...

Wasn't anything spectacular, but depending how you look at it the story can be viewed as heroic or stupid.

sAsLEX
17th October 2007, 20:20
I know what happened... but how much are you gonna pay for the truth? Honestly...

Wasn't anything spectacular, but depending how you look at it the story can be viewed as heroic or stupid.

It cant be that bad surely if he is riding down..... I think everyone is being a bit melodramatic.

bomma
17th October 2007, 20:21
It cant be that bad surely if he is riding down..... I think everyone is being a bit melodramatic.

i dunno......chris did come off his gixxer at bout 140kph and doesnt even haf a scratch to prove it (on him i mean, plenty of scratches on the bike :lol:)

HungusMaximist
17th October 2007, 20:24
now that we all know what happened to his old bike.......HUS COMING ON THE RIDE?!?!

show of hands guys n gals :)

Well I wanna know what's Raj riding at the moment...!

You better tell us what actually happend at Strata on Friday or else! Hahaha... :nono:

Maha
17th October 2007, 20:26
It cant be that bad surely if he is riding down..... I think everyone is being a bit melodramatic.

It wasn't and....they are!.....

bomma
17th October 2007, 20:38
Well I wanna know what's Raj riding at the moment...!

he's riding a beast of a vehicle.....its black, custom built, only two in the world, takes him everywhere and is capable of on and off-road commuting!!! pumps out a massive 2 LEG POWER :lol:


You better tell us at Strata on Friday or else! Hahaha... :nono:

well the truth can be bought for the simple fee of a beer :niceone:

motorbyclist
17th October 2007, 23:21
i dunno......chris did come off his gixxer at bout 140kph and doesnt even haf a scratch to prove it (on him i mean, plenty of scratches on the bike :lol:)

omg did you see those gloves?! he'd ripped the palms off and not a scratch on his hand! a bit of scuffing on his leathers and thats it!

most impressed

EJK
18th October 2007, 09:38
Whos comming?

Disco Dan
18th October 2007, 09:40
still dont know what happend.......:girlfight:

bomma
18th October 2007, 12:02
Whos comming?

i will go partway as long as the weather holds up...dont wanna have to ride back to uni all wet and soggy to study....

Cr1MiNaL
18th October 2007, 12:37
Right I've been following this thread for a bit and wasn't going to post what happened to my bike that caused the write-off but for TheStrangers post. He taught me much about my bike time to give some back. Only a select few know what really happened when it did, and now that its over and done with and I have a new bike I suppose some of you could learn from it...maybe.

Before I explain I'd just like to say for the critics among you that I don't care much for ur unsympethatic ways. Right short and sweet.

Was the last corner of the last session of the last lap of what had been a very very exciting day at the Puke racetrack. I was might impressed with what the R6 could do and with my abilities as a rider also. It was the first time I had the R6 on the track and was learning a lot about the bike and the laws of friction, gravity, inertia and torque (to name a few). Basically what I think happened was that comming into the right hand hairpin slowing down from 270 odd kays :
1. I only slowed down to 130 before entering the hairpin , where normally I would have slowed down to about 100.
2. When I hit the apex I miscalculated the depth of the bend and tried straightning up too soon. ie. I accelerated too soon and too fast. My rear tire spun out from under me, I do remember trying to boost the bike up again using my right knee (when I lost the slider).

So basically I lowsided on the track just after the hairpin. ( v famous spot for all bike crashes at puke). The damage to the bike was superficial to the extent of my knowledge but then again I was told parts for the R6 are v expensive which prompted the write off. As for me I tore my right knee slider right off and grazed through 2 layers of armor on the right knee but other wise didn't get a single scratch or bruise... God Himself, thick leather and Dave (F/F's) <---- I love this guy ..trusty back protector saved me. I consider myself very lucky to not get a single scratch on me otherwise.

So as TheStranger hinted, the lesson I learned from this was to perfect the finer skills of throttle control even when you might not be in the most comfortable position you can imagine.

pics: http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?t=56747

I_R_SQUID
18th October 2007, 12:54
Any abrasion on frame/swingarm? Forks fine? I don't know how that r6 crashes as i've never had a gooood look at one or thought about it. They shouldn't write off for fairing damage alone unless they know they'll get good money at auction to cover the costs..... weird.
Fairings alone with stickers and bolts and engine covers if needed shouldn't be more than 4-5k at a crazy quote incl labour, that's all.

Cr1MiNaL
18th October 2007, 13:01
Any abrasion on frame/swingarm? Forks fine? I don't know how that r6 crashes as i've never had a gooood look at one or thought about it. They shouldn't write off for fairing damage alone unless they know they'll get good money at auction to cover the costs..... weird.
Fairings alone with stickers and bolts and engine covers if needed shouldn't be more than 4-5k at a crazy quote incl labour, that's all.

I'd say 5 k and ur looking at a mint R6 ( got to do the labor urself which isint too hard) .. they will 90% resell the bike and hence they possibly wrote it off... I rode it back fine forks, frame etc all fine. The exaust pushed itself up the swingarms arse and this would be the major expense possibly. I put her down nice and gentle... wasn't in any mood to come off so sat on her until I was practically pinned.

EJK
18th October 2007, 13:27
That sounds bad.... Wow thank goodness you are alright!
Feel sorry about your bike tho...

Oh btw, I need more details. What route are we taking?

HungusMaximist
18th October 2007, 15:28
I'd say 5 k and ur looking at a mint R6 ( got to do the labor urself which isint too hard) .. they will 90% resell the bike and hence they possibly wrote it off... I rode it back fine forks, frame etc all fine. The exaust pushed itself up the swingarms arse and this would be the major expense possibly. I put her down nice and gentle... wasn't in any mood to come off so sat on her until I was practically pinned.

So is that really what happened or are you still holding out on some details?

Come on! !

I'd come and join ya till Ham-Town if my bike wasn't in the workshop aye.

Anyway I look forward in seeing your new R6! :lol:

motorbyclist
18th October 2007, 15:34
The damage to the bike was superficial to the extent of my knowledge but then again I was told parts for the R6 are v expensive which prompted the write off.

any excuse for a new one!:msn-wink:

did you have insurance for the day (hehe, say you did it on the way home), or are you just selling it?

Cr1MiNaL
18th October 2007, 15:45
So is that really what happened or are you still holding out on some details?

Come on! !

I'd come and join ya till Ham-Town if my bike wasn't in the workshop aye.

Anyway I look forward in seeing your new R6! :lol:

Nah man that is exactly how it happened.


any excuse for a new one!:msn-wink:

did you have insurance for the day (hehe, say you did it on the way home), or are you just selling it?

No I did this on the track. I rode it home as it was still ridable. The bike is not my property anymore. The new bike is however :niceone:

twinkle
18th October 2007, 16:13
Thanks for clearing that up!
truck full of pillows my arse....

babyblade250rr
18th October 2007, 16:27
well bruda,

Most importantly i'm glad you survived to clarify the story for the rest of us!! and secondly!! ohhhhhh mannnnn the R6!! i luv'd that bike so much please tell me your replacing it with another yammie???????:eek5:

gijoe1313
18th October 2007, 17:31
Oof :no: Well it sounds like you got a heap of learning from it and you came away without any injuries so all is sweet! And to line up another replacement bike so quickly? Wowser! :niceone: and going on a road trip? Bonzo!

EJK
18th October 2007, 17:38
well bruda,

Most importantly i'm glad you survived to clarify the story for the rest of us!! and secondly!! ohhhhhh mannnnn the R6!! i luv'd that bike so much please tell me your replacing it with another yammie???????:eek5:

You comming?

babyblade250rr
18th October 2007, 17:40
nop unfortunately poor me has to go into work for a few hours that morning :shutup:

EJK
18th October 2007, 17:42
<_<

ten cHaAaArR!

babyblade250rr
18th October 2007, 17:45
besides if Raj is replacing the R6 with another i'm only gonna get jealous and upset anyways lol:crybaby:

EJK
18th October 2007, 17:49
You will own one day u fool! lol
Then I'll be jealouse and upset lol

klyong82
18th October 2007, 18:26
I wish I had an R6.....one day I can afford to buy one.....right now i just ride whatever...I get given.

Leong
18th October 2007, 19:07
So basically I lowsided on the track just after the hairpin. ( v famous spot for all bike crashes at puke). The damage to the bike was superficial to the extent of my knowledge but then again I was told parts for the R6 are v expensive which prompted the write off.

Hey Raj,
Sorry to hear about your bike ( I really like the look of black R6's like yours!! ) - glad you're OK though. Don't know when it happened, but I did the same thing week before last... except that I got off much more lightly. Wrote about it here - http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showpost.php?p=1241601&postcount=25

Have fun on the the new bike - See ya at the KB Trackday - Should be well run in by then!!

EJK
18th October 2007, 20:16
C'mon, I need details befor I go to sleep lol
Who else is comming?

twinkle
18th October 2007, 20:28
I can't, I have too many things to do. Vague possibility i'll ride down to new plymouth saturday though :cool: the wavesailing champs are on apparently :baby:

EJK
18th October 2007, 20:29
Ignore the 'Too many Things" lol

twinkle
18th October 2007, 20:36
:nono: those too many things are worth quite a lot of marks :woohoo:

ehab2weelr
18th October 2007, 20:41
:nono: those too many things are worth quite a lot of marks :woohoo:

you and i both..... cant wait tell 12th of nov... i be freeeeeee!!!!!:bleh:\
hahahah

bomma
18th October 2007, 20:47
im lookin forward to the early start!! hafnt had to wake up this early since................EVER!!! :)

has anybody had a look at the weather forecast for tomorrow??

ill get onto it now and post up as soon as i know more...

rain in the morning = no zx7r tomorrow

Cr1MiNaL
18th October 2007, 20:51
oK BOYS AND GIRLS... We meet at BP Autobahn at 4 am sharp. Leaving 4.15 am on the dot. Have breakfast along the way all planned out by my trusty flatmate. C u guys there get some sleep !

bomma
18th October 2007, 20:57
ok so according to the maps and stuff on metservice, it shudnt rain tomorrow so will be seeing all you guys n gals at the autobahn bright n early :)

EJK
18th October 2007, 20:58
:o Autobahn? when does the McDonalds open? lol 6:30am? OMG!
Well, I guess I'll have to leave my house at 3:30, which means wake up at 3:00am! OMG!
I err..... don't worry guys, I will be there :)

P.S. It will be damn cold guys, dress warmly!

ehab2weelr
18th October 2007, 21:04
I err..... don't worry guys, I will be there :)

P.S. It will be damn cold guys, dress warmly!

are you going?? da man!!:yes: you do know that there gana average 150kmh?:eek5: dont you? u think u can keep up?:rockon:
hahah have fun yall i got lab from 10 to 1 so no gsx250 2moro!:bye:

bomma
18th October 2007, 21:07
you do know that there gana average 150kmh?:eek5: dont you? u think u can keep up?:rockon:

errr no way im speedin on SH1....me n isaac almost got done by a cop in a car usin a hand held radar just after the autobahn on the ride to whangamata!!!

lucky for us isaac had his head on a swivel and managed to slam on his brakes in front of me prompting me to do the same :niceone:

klyong82
18th October 2007, 21:13
I had on-coming trucks flashing their head lights to tell us to slow down......there was a patrol car and a police biker waiting at the on-ramp for speeders. Myself and the CBR600 were doing 130km/h when we slowed down to 100k's

Pancakes
18th October 2007, 21:23
Dear Raj.

I love you! Will you have my babies? PM me back dood, I'm stoked there is private messages on this, there's some stuff you'd never wanna post a.






disclaimer; I already have my own babies

bomma
18th October 2007, 21:27
Dear Raj.

I love you! Will you have my babies? PM me back dood,

:Oi: i think there's a line for this ride dude

motorbyclist
18th October 2007, 21:32
Dear Raj.

I love you! Will you have my babies?
wtf^^


anyway, is this going to be a one day trip? i would be keen if it wasn't for exams - though if i'm still awake at 3am i might come see you guys off:laugh:... what time will you be back in auckland?

EJK
18th October 2007, 21:59
I think they will just cruise down to Hamilton with me lol
After Hamilton, God knows lol

bomma
18th October 2007, 22:19
I think they will just cruise down to Hamilton with me lol
After Hamilton, God knows lol

hey ej since we are both gonna turn back partway down the trip, how bout we both turn back around 8.30 - 9?? that way we should have plenty of time to be back at uni around midday?? :niceone:

Pancakes
18th October 2007, 22:22
If my bike wasn't in bits I'd be there, foot peg and rear brake is off. What a sad sack a crap excuse! see the new beast soon dood!

bomma
18th October 2007, 22:28
If my bike wasn't in bits I'd be there, foot peg and rear brake is off. What a sad sack a crap excuse! see the new beast soon dood!

what the hell happend to her?!?! (im sure uve posted it up somewhere but its gettin late and i cudnt be arsed lookin it up) :bleh:

shudda :zzzz: aaages ago :mellow:

EJK
18th October 2007, 22:29
hey ej since we are both gonna turn back partway down the trip, how bout we both turn back around 8.30 - 9?? that way we should have plenty of time to be back at uni around midday?? :niceone:

I'm planning to go to Tauranga from Hamilton, then to Auckland ey lol
Whats ur plan?

EJK
18th October 2007, 22:31
shudda :zzzz: aaages ago :mellow:

If I sleep now, then I'll never wake up at 3.....

Which means I've only got one way to join the ride :zzzz:

bomma
18th October 2007, 22:34
I'm planning to go to Tauranga from Hamilton, then to Auckland ey lol
Whats ur plan?

hmm i could be keen...ya reckon we'd make it back to aucks by 2pm??

haf a very important lecture that i shudnt really miss :spanking:

i was thinkin cud just head down as far south as poss, have brekkie somewhere around 8.30 and then turn back

if i dont sleep now, the pootle down SH1 will surely see me fall asleep at the bar? and go straight into the railing :blink:

Pancakes
18th October 2007, 22:37
I'm just swapping the foot brake switch out for a new one. Didn't get it done before the sun went down. Ah well. I'll finish that and new taillight, plate and rego tomorrow then a bit of a day ride maybe!

EJK
18th October 2007, 22:38
lol I think we'd definitely be by 2pm
FOR GODSAKE WE ARE LEAVING AT 4AM!!!! lol!!!
thats like morethan 6 hours of riding! lol

I don't mind riding alone lol I must train myself the "Touring" skills lol

bomma
18th October 2007, 22:41
lol I think we'd definitely be by 2pm
FOR GODSAKE WE ARE LEAVING AT 4AM!!!! lol!!!
thats like morethan 6 hours of riding! lol

I don't mind riding alone lol I must train myself the "Touring" skills lol

sweet looks like you'll have company :Punk:

im pretty patient and if its wet out there ill ride like a nana so itll give you a good chance to take the lead :)

hope you're right brotha and we make it back...

well ill be seeing you brite n early tomorrow aye :done:

time for :zzzz:

EJK
18th October 2007, 22:46
Lucky you, I won't sleep lol

See you tmrw

HungusMaximist
18th October 2007, 22:59
^ Man, you committed cunts..... Both of you's ..... ! ! !

motorbyclist
18th October 2007, 23:51
I'm planning to go to Tauranga from Hamilton, then to Auckland ey lol
Whats ur plan?

see you guys 4pm at strata:beer:

EJK
19th October 2007, 00:53
Captains Log:
12:52am.
Yaaar! I am bored!
I'm drinking a cup of coffee. Yet no sign of fatigueness.
Don't worry lads! I've spent overnight countless times.

Pancakes
19th October 2007, 01:34
Go to bed ya nob.

25% of highway crashes in the UK had no prventative action taken indicating that the drivers may have been asleep or micro-sleeping at the wheel. I saw that the other day.

Your in Mt Albert a? Student? Weekday rides?

EJK
19th October 2007, 01:59
Go to bed ya nob.

25% of highway crashes in the UK had no prventative action taken indicating that the drivers may have been asleep or micro-sleeping at the wheel. I saw that the other day.

Your in Mt Albert a? Student? Weekday rides?

:O Stalker! lol kiddin.

Captains Log:
1:58am
An hour and 15 minutes to departure. I just finished Halo Demo.
Bored.... lol
Yes, I'm not tired lol
But outside is quite drzzli at the moment... Hope it will dry up soon :)

Pancakes
19th October 2007, 02:04
Just wondering cos I'm off work for a few more weeks but have the bike back now and will be looking to do a few couple of hour rides.


Drizzle shmizzle. Get ya woolies and waterproofs on and have a milo before you go. Sweet as! and stop even if it is a shoet one while the sun comes up. It does things to your body. I'm dozy, see ya for a ride soon a.

EJK
19th October 2007, 02:08
Yep just let me/ us know and we will ride :) lol

Captains Log:
2:06am
If I sleep now (by somehow) I'll NEVER make the ride lol
OMG so bored! No one on KB except Pancakes lol
I'll play some more games I guess...
Health: Physically and mentally 100%

motorbyclist
19th October 2007, 02:23
lol you are gonna be absolutely knackered by lunchtime

try this (http://www.official-linerider.com/play.html) - it should keep you busy for a while:)

skidMark
19th October 2007, 02:46
:O Stalker! lol kiddin.

Captains Log:
1:58am
An hour and 15 minutes to departure. I just finished Halo Demo.
Bored.... lol
Yes, I'm not tired lol
But outside is quite drzzli at the moment... Hope it will dry up soon :)


will your bike even make it through the bombays? :2guns:

EJK
19th October 2007, 02:55
Captains Log:
2:54am
Times almost up :)
Wearing my gears now (Taking my reflective vest too which was from Bomma), then I'll head to Foodtown (24 hours) to get a bottle of drink.
From there I'll take SH1 South heading BP Autobahn.
Hope the ground is dry lol
See you guys there! :yes:

EJK
19th October 2007, 13:11
Captains Log:
1:08pm
Yaahrr....*yawn*
Good riding guys, I liked the dawn riding lol It was fun!
thx to Bomma for taking the lead.
Yawn.....
Lesson learnt, take a SLEEP before a big ride like this...
-0-
Red bull, V or coffee do shit after 5 hours :O

klyong82
19th October 2007, 13:16
Captains Log:
1:08pm
Yaahrr....*yawn*
Good riding guys, I liked the dawn riding lol It was fun!
thx to Bomma for taking the lead.
Yawn.....
Lesson learnt, take a SLEEP before a big ride like this...
-0-

Take a good rest EJ. Nice of you to follow Raj halfway to Welly...Wish I could have been there but work work work. Anyway back to work watching movies....I mean work.

RC1
19th October 2007, 13:17
will your bike even make it through the bombays? :2guns:

it will since hes able to ride it :laugh::laugh::laugh:

skidMark
19th October 2007, 13:17
Captains Log:
1:08pm
Yaahrr....*yawn*
Good riding guys, I liked the dawn riding lol It was fun!
thx to Bomma for taking the lead.
Yawn.....
Lesson learnt, take a SLEEP before a big ride like this...
-0-


lmfao as bomma said or whoever it was...youll be stuffed by lunchtime
oh look quarter past one....i'm in shock ur bike got as far as welly....it's got my respect now...go t3h lil scorpio Z 0v d00m

EJK
19th October 2007, 13:21
I didn't go to Welly lol

skidMark
19th October 2007, 13:26
I didn't go to Welly lol


oh sorry...it's still a piece then...

EJK
19th October 2007, 13:27
By beginning of next year, I hope my Scorpio will go to Palmerston North.
And by mid next year, I hope my Scorpio will go down to CHCH :)

skidMark
19th October 2007, 16:14
By beginning of next year, I hope my Scorpio will go to Palmerston North.
And by mid next year, I hope my Scorpio will go down to CHCH :)


is that where the scrap metal dealers are?

Pancakes
19th October 2007, 17:17
I'd never be able to haul all the bikes you've trashed to CHCH on a 225 Mark! You'll have to hire a truck. If you book for more than 3 weeks ahead make sure they have room for your current ride too eh?

bomma
19th October 2007, 20:40
lol "Skidmark bashing is now a legal and recognised sport! Have you got what it takes"

neways, was an awesome ride!! worth every second of sleep i missed!!

im pretty sure i had a baby in that toilet in hamilton guys.....poor toilet, i feel sorry for it

EJ mate you're coming along just fine, although i didnt see you in the twisties, the other basic skills seem to be rife on you....head checking all the time, keeping a safe distance good lines in the wet and GREAT ENTHUSIASM!! would love to ride with you again :2thumbsup

im stuck at uni for a lil bit longer but i can hear my bed calling my name.....cant wait to :zzzz:

EJK
19th October 2007, 21:27
lol "Skidmark bashing is now a legal and recognised sport! Have you got what it takes"

neways, was an awesome ride!! worth every second of sleep i missed!!

im pretty sure i had a baby in that toilet in hamilton guys.....poor toilet, i feel sorry for it

EJ mate you're coming along just fine, although i didnt see you in the twisties, the other basic skills seem to be rife on you....head checking all the time, keeping a safe distance good lines in the wet and GREAT ENTHUSIASM!! would love to ride with you again :2thumbsup

im stuck at uni for a lil bit longer but i can hear my bed calling my name.....cant wait to :zzzz:

Haha, It was awesome ride! :D
Get a better hand grip next time lol

As I've told you Nish, I was so tired that my mind was listning to music and my body was driving the machine.... I was really OUT OF MIND!

Conclusion: Hey boys and girls, too much caffein is bad for you! It is not good for your health & mind lol
Oh btw get some sleep UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES! EVERY NIGHT! :lol:

EJK
21st October 2007, 00:54
Some piccies lol

4 Crazy people preparing for the trip... at 4:00 am
The first thing Gordon said to me was "You m*****F**** you really came!!!!" :lol::lol:
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3 Crazy bikes prepared for the trip... at 4:00 am. 4 Guys, 3 bikes, 2 destination and one hellova cold morning!
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Sneeking behind Nish hehehe
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Cr1MiNaL
21st October 2007, 01:59
Hey guys Im still in Welly (actually PN atm) thanks for meeting and escorting me out of Auckland. Really appreciated it. My mate was surprised I knew such determined riders... lool >.< I was surprised u guys came too.... Got my bike ysty also.... shes a baby.... Im enjoying the Welly roads the takas ...etc... sexy time... hi 5 !

EJK
21st October 2007, 15:27
Wow! good that you are OK so far lol
Careful comming upto Auckland.

Wanna meet up somewhere and ride the rest of the way up? lolol

Cr1MiNaL
21st October 2007, 22:04
Hey EJ we are riding down to Auckland tomoro morning at 9 am. Prolly reach hamilton by 2? depending on how many backroad detours we take.... oh anyone interested in a new pair of bridgstones done like 300 kms? Will make a new tread.

bomma
22nd October 2007, 13:41
oh anyone interested in a new pair of bridgstones done like 300 kms?

what you givin em away?? ;)

ill take em off your hands raj ol buddy :msn-wink:

you're so generous mate!! isnt he generous everybody?!?! :niceone:

thanks again bud :bleh:

motorbyclist
22nd October 2007, 13:47
would the rear fit an 18inch rim?

thought not:(

klyong82
22nd October 2007, 14:40
I know it will fit my bike.....

motorbyclist
22nd October 2007, 14:45
but you own the shop anyway! you should be giving us brand new tyres!

Cr1MiNaL
22nd October 2007, 22:32
would the rear fit an 18inch rim?

thought not:(

Im pretty sure mines an 18 inch rim. Its a 180 not a 190 like the thous. And its a Dunlop Qualifier not a Bridgestone sorry. Anyone interested?

Pancakes
23rd October 2007, 00:02
I'm interested in how the new ride is! Same as the old one, any different setup etc? How was the Welly' hills? What weekdays do you have off? I'm thinking of an early 2-3 hour ride up north for a brekkie with a view then back. I think EJ is keen and thought you would be too? In a week or two when it's spoil ya self on the bike weather?

And what is >.< ?

motorbyclist
23rd October 2007, 00:36
Im pretty sure mines an 18 inch rim. Its a 180 not a 190 like the thous. And its a Dunlop Qualifier not a Bridgestone sorry. Anyone interested?

18"! really? my dad's '03 r6 has a 17", and as i understand it 17 is the norm (which is why when they made the rvf they ditched the vfr's 18 and went for the 17 "to improve tyre choice")

doesn't matter i run a 160 anyway (and chris tells me it should be a 150, and i think he's right)

Cr1MiNaL
23rd October 2007, 10:17
18"! really? my dad's '03 r6 has a 17", and as i understand it 17 is the norm (which is why when they made the rvf they ditched the vfr's 18 and went for the 17 "to improve tyre choice")

doesn't matter i run a 160 anyway (and chris tells me it should be a 150, and i think he's right)

Ur correct. The rims are 17 inches. The rear tire diameter face to face is 180 mm. 180/55/R17 front is 120/../R17 I always get this mixed up.:doh:

motorbyclist
23rd October 2007, 13:32
yeah i thought so, but i'm sure a bit of chopping and welding will let you take a single sided 18 like me:D

or grab a ductai swingarm, underseat exhaust, and maybe a supercharger while you're at it:first::innocent:

(bloody westies)

(added pic of r1 with same treatment)

Cr1MiNaL
26th October 2007, 21:55
As a tribute to two crazy cunts who came to escort us outside Auckland in the freeexing cold here are some pics of our expedition. Thanks guys. Enjoy !

Cr1MiNaL
26th October 2007, 22:16
More pics


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Cr1MiNaL
26th October 2007, 22:28
and some more !!!!! the weather turned from shit to heaven in a matter of an hour just as you guys left... ! what a trip ! Now ma R6's been to Chch , Wellington - Auckland and all the towns in between ... almost a tourer ! a way pretty tourer I mught add. ;)

motorbyclist
26th October 2007, 23:49
damn that looked like a good ride

EJK
27th October 2007, 01:14
WHAT?! You guys went to Christchurch??
Btw nice pics lol
OMG to those roads! :gob:

Knee down on gravel ey Raj? lol

Cr1MiNaL
27th October 2007, 10:08
Heh I like to pose. wait till I photoshop it to look like its on the track ;) that will make a cool picture aye ! Woot Woot. Good luck with exams guys... wish the weather wasn't so good, it's such a distraction!

Matt Bleck
27th October 2007, 10:20
:laugh: You're a laugh... make sure you add some dust in that photo eh!


NIce set of wheels ya got there Raj! :niceone:

Cr1MiNaL
28th October 2007, 13:49
:laugh: You're a laugh... make sure you add some dust in that photo eh!


NIce set of wheels ya got there Raj! :niceone:

Cheers mate,
Not as fast as urs though :crazy:

bomma
28th October 2007, 17:22
Heh I like to pose. wait till I photoshop it to look like its on the track ;) that will make a cool picture aye ! Woot Woot. Good luck with exams guys... wish the weather wasn't so good, it's such a distraction!

:Oi: you coming on the coro loop ride on the 4th??

motorbyclist
28th October 2007, 17:41
it's gonna be awesome

Cr1MiNaL
28th October 2007, 19:02
:Oi: you coming on the coro loop ride on the 4th??

I didn't know there was a coro ride on the 4th. Whose going? My exams are on the 2nd and 9th(2 exams). I could be keen depending on company :buggerd:

EJK
28th October 2007, 19:07
Oooooh lots will be there lol

Btw, reffering to the first pic: Are we legends or idiots who wants to ride at 4am? lmao

klyong82
28th October 2007, 19:29
I didn't know there was a coro ride on the 4th. Whose going? My exams are on the 2nd and 9th(2 exams). I could be keen depending on company :buggerd:

Hi Raj there will be about 8 bikers from the uni club going while the rest are the Wild West Honda crew.....

bomma
28th October 2007, 20:36
I didn't know there was a coro ride on the 4th. Whose going? My exams are on the 2nd and 9th(2 exams). I could be keen depending on company :buggerd:

well now ya do bud :niceone:

yep like kim said thers 8 people that are signed up (including myself) but im pretty sure there will be more that shall turn up from kb....

last ride that i went on (whangamata) there were about 35-40 people that showed up and it was heapsa fun so come along mate and show off ya new R6 :2thumbsup

Hanne
29th October 2007, 12:03
last ride that i went on (whangamata) there were about 35-40 people that showed up


:gob::gob::gob: That's alot.

+1 more this time, madison needs to be taken out for some exercise.

HungusMaximist
29th October 2007, 13:10
well now ya do bud :niceone:

yep like kim said thers 8 people that are signed up (including myself) but im pretty sure there will be more that shall turn up from kb....

last ride that i went on (whangamata) there were about 35-40 people that showed up and it was heapsa fun so come along mate and show off ya new R6 :2thumbsup

Iam not so sure if you remember Nish but there was a 2001 R1 that rode down with the Wild West crew with all the bells and whistles...

The owner is actually selling it and rang him up to find out what's the deal with all the fancy shit. He kept telling me how all the boys with the Gixxers and the ZX14 had a hard time keeping up with him....

I kept thinking, this is fruitier than a vegans fart.... :shit:

Just wanted a confirmation from you boys, is this true? :headbang:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=123641477

klyong82
29th October 2007, 14:02
Iam not so sure if you remember Nish but there was a 2001 R1 that rode down with the Wild West crew with all the bells and whistles...

The owner is actually selling it and rang him up to find out what's the deal with all the fancy shit. He kept telling me how all the boys with the Gixxers and the ZX14 had a hard time keeping up with him....

I kept thinking, this is fruitier than a vegans fart.... :shit:

Just wanted a confirmation from you boys, is this true? :headbang:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=123641477

Yes that is the fella I rode with to Whagamata in the intial stages. He was fast pulled a wheelie on the main-road. Nice R1. Worth having a look bro.

klyong82
29th October 2007, 14:03
:gob::gob::gob: That's alot.

+1 more this time, madison needs to be taken out for some exercise.

Yes, and they took off without us so on our way back we had a small group of 5 riders. Yes you missed the trip the smoke fish pie was nice.

bomma
29th October 2007, 15:10
Iam not so sure if you remember Nish but there was a 2001 R1 that rode down with the Wild West crew with all the bells and whistles...

The owner is actually selling it and rang him up to find out what's the deal with all the fancy shit. He kept telling me how all the boys with the Gixxers and the ZX14 had a hard time keeping up with him....

I kept thinking, this is fruitier than a vegans fart.... :shit:

Just wanted a confirmation from you boys, is this true? :headbang:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=123641477

aaaahahahaha FRUITIER THAN A VEGENS FART!!! aaaaahahaha thats legendary ewen!! where the hell did you come up with the that?!?!?!?! bling you when im allowed (apparently im all blinged out for the next few hours)

loooooly and you are right i dont remember....there were a lot of big fancy bikes that me and macstar passed so i dont really remember looking back too often......except to see if macstar had managed to keep up of course :lol:

HungusMaximist
29th October 2007, 15:28
Yes that is the fella I rode with to Whagamata in the intial stages. He was fast pulled a wheelie on the main-road. Nice R1. Worth having a look bro.

I think he wants 10 and a half for it but then again he's open to some negotiation, but on the other hand can you lend me a few grand Kim?

Please? I said the magic word. :yes:

klyong82
29th October 2007, 16:12
I think he wants 10 and a half for it but then again he's open to some negotiation, but on the other hand can you lend me a few grand Kim?

Please? I said the magic word. :yes:

$10,500 is a lot of money. I think that is the price of a dealer. I say it is worth about $9500. You sure you want a loan from me? I am going to have to do a credit check on you. My rates are as cut-throat as Geneva Finance....

motorbyclist
29th October 2007, 22:05
yeah, don't wanna owe the triads money....

want $10k so bad (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-124099987.htm?key=958577)

up for a ride to tauranga? (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-123946528/k-958577.htm)

near new hyosung 650 in thames (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-123177321.htm?key=974324)

bomma
29th October 2007, 22:44
[QUOTE=motorbyclist;1269366]yeah, don't wanna owe the triads money....QUOTE]

yea you're better off gettin money from the bank, gettin the bike and leaving the country.....not that id do anything like that:whistle:....i plan on paying all of my student loan back :lol:

klyong82
29th October 2007, 23:19
yeah, don't wanna owe the triads money....

Yes those are some decent 600cc bikes for the amount of money Ewen is willing to spend. Dont think he wants the Hyosung. I run a legitimate business bro dont chase my customer away...:blip: That 1998 R6 advertise is a YZF600 and not a R6



yea you're better off gettin money from the bank, gettin the bike and leaving the country.....not that id do anything like that:whistle:....i plan on paying all of my student loan back :lol:

For goodness sake people it is not worth it to take out a loan on any item that can depreciate in value over time. If you want a nice bike then start saving up :weird:

Suppose Ewen did that what happens to the bike if he leaves the country? He is better off selling it to recoup some cash :cool:

Cr1MiNaL
29th October 2007, 23:37
yeah, don't wanna owe the triads money....

want $10k so bad (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-124099987.htm?key=958577)

up for a ride to tauranga? (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-123946528/k-958577.htm)

near new hyosung 650 in thames (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-123177321.htm?key=974324)

holy shit mate that is one mint R6 and will proolly sell for 11 k ! Crap why didn't I see this 2 weeks earlier... wuda prolly saved me 6k. Cant get over how cheap it is... once in a lifetime chance people to own the best bike in the world :eek:

EJK
30th October 2007, 00:28
Wow gosh I like the 98 R6 :o

Meh, my future bike will be a Z750 :love:
BTW: Ewan on R1 or R6? :gob: :lol: Could work lol

klyong82
30th October 2007, 13:15
Hi Ewen,

Thunderace for sale...
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-123250072.htm


CHeap 600RR but in Dunedin
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-124405708.htm


CBR600F for sale. I think I might have seen this on the Pink Ribbon Ride. Lady rider.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-124724656.htm

I think this is a F4I in wellington
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-124510582.htm

You might be short if you want a 1000cc but if you dont mind a 600cc plenty of choices.

motorbyclist
30th October 2007, 14:02
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-124935341.htm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-124595685.htm

Cr1MiNaL
30th October 2007, 14:03
Dude nothing like a 600. On or off the track there is nothing u cant do on a 600 that u can do on a thou. Buy that R6 if u got 10gs , unbeatable price. the cbr 600 @ 12k is gr8 value 4 money too ! Happy hunting.

motorbyclist
30th October 2007, 14:15
omg 98 costs $1.81 per litre!

screw getting a thou!

guess you're stuck with one of these then :D

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-123383429.htm
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-123383430.htm

motorbyclist
30th October 2007, 14:17
you could alsways ask wild west if they've got anything good coming into the country; might be a bit cheaper if they know its already sold before even getting off the boat;)

jrandom
30th October 2007, 14:22
On or off the track there is nothing u cant do on a 600 that u can do on a thou.

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HungusMaximist
30th October 2007, 14:34
Hi Ewen,

Thunderace for sale...
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-123250072.htm


CHeap 600RR but in Dunedin
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-124405708.htm


CBR600F for sale. I think I might have seen this on the Pink Ribbon Ride. Lady rider.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-124724656.htm

I think this is a F4I in wellington
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-124510582.htm

You might be short if you want a 1000cc but if you dont mind a 600cc plenty of choices.

That YZF for 5 grand will be pretty good, the only thing is the damm weight, it tips the scale at about 198 kg's and it's also a 5 speed. But then again this isn't too bad but realistically speaking I am in the market for a bike from 2000 onwards.

As for the Hondas I don't really know much about a 600 cc F's so Kim can fill me in here.

As for that 2006 R6, it's frikking mint and a great buy for 10,000 bux. :clap:

edit: ^ yeah if it actually stays for 10 grand... fark... eek!

HungusMaximist
30th October 2007, 14:41
omg 98 costs $1.81 per litre!

screw getting a thou!

guess you're stuck with one of these then :D

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-123383429.htm
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-123383430.htm

Seeing that chap only wants 5 and a half for that SV it isn't soo bad.

If I were to choose to get a 1991 VFR I'd go the SV but if I were to really consider the SV over a proper sports bike, I'd have to think again.

I know they're OK for touring and shit like that but I wonder if I can have just as much fun......

I was rather hooked on a Yammie Fazer I saw other day. The 1000 cc engine rips a good 130 hp for a toned down R1 engine. Better riding position and comfort all round.

klyong82
30th October 2007, 15:32
Well the 600F3 or 4's are nice bikes more of a tourer but it has the power if you need to blast. If you wanna check one out I am happy to go have a look with you. There is a 1999 R6 on sale by a kiwibiker for $8k. Looks mint. I think the power of a late or modern 600 would have been equivalent to your katana.

motorbyclist
30th October 2007, 15:38
riding dad's 03 r6 i can say that they're pretty quick... more grunt than traction until the tyres are properly warm...

120 odd horse, 150 odd kg


the new r1 is something nuts like 190 horse and 170kg :drool:

bomma
30th October 2007, 17:00
oooh baby R1 :drool:

EJK
30th October 2007, 17:45
Those SVs seems nice.
I know a guy who is selling his TL1000, looking around 10.5k.
I THINK its this one: Tradeyou (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-122059014.htm)

It's the only Auckland TL on trademe so I can only assume...

EJK
30th October 2007, 17:55
ZX6R?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-124328141.htm
But I bet its on reserve for much higher price

Awesome az Honda VFR?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-124887887.htm

A YZF-R1 on no-reserve?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Sports/auction-124555164.htm

Edit: Awesome Z750?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Tourers/auction-122954973.htm

Chrislost
30th October 2007, 18:34
when did VFRs become worth 6k:eek5:

makes mine worth at least 4 with a sleeping engine

klyong82
30th October 2007, 19:20
How bout I sell you my Fireblade for $10k? (I got a race can coming from the UK for it) I got my eyes set on a silver CBR1000RR now. Ans I know a sweet Asian banker from Westpac that might be able to help you on finance. :yes:

bomma
30th October 2007, 19:23
How bout I sell you my Fireblade for $10k? (I got a race can coming from the UK for it) I got my eyes set on a silver CBR1000RR now. Ans I know a sweet Asian banker from Westpac that might be able to help you on finance. :yes:

what a deal!!! i guess kim finally cracked under the pressure....welcome aboard mt eden mcycles :2thumbsup

klyong82
30th October 2007, 19:34
what a deal!!! i guess kim finally cracked under the pressure....welcome aboard mt eden mcycles :2thumbsup

Told you I am a nice guy....now show me all your money....