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motorbyclist
4th March 2008, 12:22
basically, my car is full of fairings and a tank which i bought today

will finish at uni around 5pm

then gotta put her all back together again

i might appreciate a helping hand



and to get a wof, do they check the park lights? one is blown and the other is broken, still waiting for new ones from japan (stupid non-standard parts from the '80s)

i would go to WWH seeing as i ordered the bulbs through them, but then they'd measure the rear disc thickness and most likely fail me:pinch:


and yes, it's about bloody time

EJK
4th March 2008, 12:23
That took some time lol

xwhatsit
4th March 2008, 12:52
No they don't check parking lights. You'll be sweet.

Folcan
4th March 2008, 17:49
maybe depends where you go. cus the AA down the road from me in fleton matthew checked parking lights when i wen 4 wof yesterdy

motorbyclist
4th March 2008, 18:34
That took some time lol

haven't finished painting the fairings, just gave up waiting and bought some new ones:laugh:


maybe depends where you go. cus the AA down the road from me in fleton matthew checked parking lights when i wen 4 wof yesterdy

i think it's more who you get

i've had one guy let me (on the vfr) off with bald tyres and he didn't check the brake pads cause he couldn't see them easily... didn't notice the tragic state of my rear disc

next wof at the same place (on the fxr this time) involved a full check of the entire chassis with a flashlight for rust, measured brake discs, checked pads, tyres, even the yoke bearings

Chrislost
4th March 2008, 19:37
Just take it, if it fails borrow someones bulbs for the wof, and BUY a new disk

Hanne
4th March 2008, 22:08
Haha I'l ltake it to the warrant station for you :P
Last time my hrn broke on the way and Isaid oh, can I please have a sticker anyway? Andd they were like 'yeah, ok, just make sure you fix that though'.

Then I lost it and they had to make a new one.

stickers are cool.

bomma
4th March 2008, 22:14
haven't finished painting the fairings, just gave up waiting and bought some new ones:laugh:

im really surprised hanne's first post didnt say something like "what colour are you painting your fairings?? you should paint it Pink coz pink's the mostest awesomoest colourfullest shade :love: YAAAY FOR PINK:sunny:"

lol

Hanne
4th March 2008, 22:18
No there can't be TWO pink VFRs! Chris has alread yreserved that colour for his spare- spare racing set :sunny:

and PS, pink would clash with the red rims :laugh:

bomma
4th March 2008, 22:25
oh of course what the hell was i thinking :S

Folcan
4th March 2008, 22:33
What about purple with pink pokadots :P

Its the colour I wanted to paint my brothers NC30 instead I had to settle with painting it black and red lol

motorbyclist
5th March 2008, 01:00
Just take it, if it fails borrow someones bulbs for the wof, and BUY a new disk

turns out the brake lights don't respond to the front brake

and the battery is charging right now

buy a disc? i'm looking at a wreck down near hamilton - going to get a spare set of rims for some slicks/track tyres, plus the rear disc if it's cheap and in good nick

i also need yet another mirror as one of the bolts just came out of the old one...


but on the plus side, my WOF says it doesn't expire till the 13th december 2008 cause i got a new sticker and the chick at the desk didn't get an old 2007 one:msn-wink:

so that should keep the wardens happy, not that they bother looking<_<

as for insurance... well fingers crossed


oh, and these fairings i bought are infact originals from '89:eek5:. now i always thought the fibreglass ones were difficult to put on, but holy crap these are MUCH worse - though there's no risk of scratching nor need to lean the bike over/pick it off the ground

the tank has clearly been repainted at some point, and whoever did the masking should be sacked. whoever missed a spot with the white AND clear should be sacked too:laugh:. plus i can't get the "vfr400rnc30" permanent marker off...

motorbyclist
5th March 2008, 01:20
<img src="http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/girlybike.jpg">

:D

HungusMaximist
5th March 2008, 10:44
i think it's more who you get




Yep that's right and don't be fooled by the idea that motorcycle specific WOF places are gonna be more lenient.

I've got my Katana done at VTNZ at Mt Wellington and I'll tell you what he didn't do.

Didn't check the front wheel bearings or the rear wheel bearings
Didn't check the tread depth
Didn't check the horn

klyong82
5th March 2008, 10:59
Yep that's right and don't be fooled by the idea that motorcycle specific WOF places are gonna be more lenient.

I've got my Katana done at VTNZ at Mt Wellington and I'll tell you what he didn't do.

Didn't check the front wheel bearings or the rear wheel bearings
Didn't check the tread depth
Didn't check the horn

Took my blade to VTNZ Parnell and was out in 7 mins with a wof sticker. I did all the test myself ask me to do this and that. Guess they just didnt wanna touch my bike which I think is good.

Hey Andrew love the pink ...bling bling....:love:

Phurrball
5th March 2008, 12:39
Mmmmm...Pink VFR... so HONDA. allegedly

Re WOFs, it strikes me that if you want to stay safe - go to a bike shop:

In my humble experience, bike shops check what matters for your safety and will fail you if your bike truly isn't up to scratch. Bike shops will usually let you off the minor stuff too (Park lights, after market bits, LOUD zorsts :innocent:) .

If you want a quick, dodgy WOF more than likely issued by someone that's never thrown a leg over a bike - go to a testing station. If you want to stay rubber side down, go to a bike shop. My 2 cents...

R

motorbyclist
5th March 2008, 18:31
oh, i forgot to mention that guy who was all hardout checking the frame for rust also did another peculiar thing:

he checked the entire exhaust system for leaks

wtf


oh, turns out the light switch on my front brake is buggered....

bugger....

HungusMaximist
5th March 2008, 19:12
Andrew, is the pink a photoshop or is it actually serious? ?

Folcan
5th March 2008, 19:28
oh, i forgot to mention that guy who was all hardout checking the frame for rust also did another peculiar thing:

he checked the entire exhaust system for leaks

wtf


oh, turns out the light switch on my front brake is buggered....

bugger....

I had my front brake switch break on my FZR it was $28 :pinch: for a new one

ital916
5th March 2008, 20:57
I told you to paint your vfr pink when you just crashed it...glad to see you have. :yes: So coming to strata tomorrow dudes, i'm keen to catchup with everyone..

Chrislost
5th March 2008, 21:04
oh, i forgot to mention that guy who was all hardout checking the frame for rust also did another peculiar thing:

he checked the entire exhaust system for leaks

wtf


oh, turns out the light switch on my front brake is buggered....

bugger....

does that wreck have a good engine?
ill swap ya the brake switch off my viffer for the engine.
i also have a mirror i can chuck into the deal...

Hanne
5th March 2008, 21:06
So coming to strata tomorrow dudes, i'm keen to catchup with everyone..

tomorrow??

Haha Andrew, if that paint job was for real then Madison would've just turned lesbian :love:

Chrislost
5th March 2008, 21:08
I told you to paint your vfr pink when you just crashed it...glad to see you have. :yes: So coming to strata tomorrow dudes, i'm keen to catchup with everyone..

OPMGWTFBBQ

for fucks sake

WTF

hmmm
i guess the long blonde hair and what not finally got the better of you huh?

ehab2weelr
5th March 2008, 23:36
love what u can do with photoshop.... but gata say that the pink looks hot on a bike if a blond with blue eyes and a xoxoxo body is riding it :msn-wink: hahahah.
didnt no u had a sis bo???? :eek: hahaha

motorbyclist
6th March 2008, 00:31
Andrew, is the pink a photoshop or is it actually serious? ?

almost serious....

i get enough dodgy looks already with just a bit of hair sticking out of the helmet:no:



Haha Andrew, if that paint job was for real then Madison would've just turned lesbian :love:

i like it too



hmmm
i guess the long blonde hair and what not finally got the better of you huh?

that and being a honda rider it would seem...

actually i thought it was something you were after, otherwise i would've gone ahead and done it :p

but something tells me i would've had to send hanne to take my bike to a panelbeaters to get anyone to do it:laugh:


looks hot on a bike if a blond with blue eyes and a xoxoxo body is riding it :msn-wink:

*takes a step away from ehab*

"butts to the walls everybody!"


does that wreck have a good engine?
ill swap ya the brake switch off my viffer for the engine.
i also have a mirror i can chuck into the deal...

MY wreck? you've got two of them them already!

plus i've been riding it all day

(and yes the engine is mint:bleh:)

Chrislost
6th March 2008, 07:15
love what u can do with photoshop.... but gata say that the pink looks hot on a bike if a blond with blue eyes and a xoxoxo body is riding it :msn-wink: hahahah.
didnt no u had a sis bo???? :eek: hahaha

wooooa duuuuddddeeeeee!

did the closet get too crowded or somthing?

ehab2weelr
6th March 2008, 10:18
wooooa duuuuddddeeeeee!

did the closet get too crowded or somthing?

somthing like that.......haha

HungusMaximist
6th March 2008, 12:50
somthing like that.......haha

Btw, how's your bike coming along? :msn-wink: