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motorbyclist
4th May 2008, 13:26
Right, so on the weekend after exams I think it'll be time for a good ol' fashioned SMC club ride. It'll make a great start to the holidays. Open to all riders capable of open road speeds:)

tentative RAIN DATE SUNDAY 13th JULY

weather looks good even if saturday looks like shite
the forecasters aren't really accurate past 3 days mind you, so we'll have to play it by ear
http://www.metservice.co.nz/default/index.php?alias=rainfcst_7daytas

WHY: to unwind, relax, and have a fun day
WHEN: end of exams - sunday the 13th of july, rain date weekend after
WHERE: CORO LOOP! a loop of the coromandel peninsula, anticlockwise, with a detour through twilight road to kaiauia there and if time allows, miranda backroads on the way back.
HOW: meet at uni gym at 9am, leaving the port caltex 10am at the latest. we will stop by BP botany on our way out. finish up back at uni about 5 or 6pm.

there will be open road riding, alot of corners:drool:, the inevitable roadworks, about 450km of gas/rubber burning action, and should take the group about 7 hours provided everyone keeps upright and we don't stop too often - let's try to do it in less that 6:)

<img src="http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/coroloop.JPG">


There will be the usual pre-ride inspection to hopefully prevent avoidable damage/accidents and helmet/gloves/jacket are obviously a must.

Cr1MiNaL
4th May 2008, 13:38
Good luck with the exams fellow nubs >.<!

Squiggles
4th May 2008, 13:44
RRRS is on that day, my last exam is on the monday after :P

motorbyclist
4th May 2008, 14:02
oops, next sunday after then

(i thought RRRS was in may)

motorbyclist
4th May 2008, 14:04
main post upda ted, could a mod plz change th thread title?

6th july

Ragingrob
4th May 2008, 14:36
Sounds... MINT! Yeah I have exam on the 30th too, wtf's up with that ay Stephen?!

Magua
4th May 2008, 17:26
Sounds like a plan. I haven't made it to a SMC ride yet.

klyong82
4th May 2008, 18:22
Rotovegas guy!!!

bomma
5th May 2008, 15:01
lol rotovegas can get pist and hit the polynesian spa!!! lots of good memories at that place :)

nah day ride coro loop?? i volunteer tec whereva we end up goin :done:

bomma
5th May 2008, 15:03
and is that ej's old scorpio in dat pic??? and ehab's once undamaged (or less damaged) gsx hiding in the back???

Hanne
5th May 2008, 19:57
yeah it would be cool if we went a route that allowed people to come for the day and split off home or go further and stay overnight somewhere. Man that feels so adventureous :sunny:

BANZAI
5th May 2008, 20:08
Not sure if I can keep up with you guys with my GN :p

29th is good but not next Sunday! I'll go back to Japan for little while :D

Ragingrob
5th May 2008, 20:14
Not sure if I can keep up with you guys with my GN :p

29th is good but not next Sunday! I'll go back to Japan for little while :D

Are you gonna be riding to Uni nowadays? Where do ya park?

BANZAI
5th May 2008, 20:20
It doesn't have WOF yet!!! I only drove it littlebit at Stephen's driveway :p

I do need lots of practice...

Ragingrob
5th May 2008, 20:24
It doesn't have WOF yet!!! I only drove it littlebit at Stephen's driveway :p

I do need lots of practice...

Haha ah ok then fair enough! Yep get all the practise you can, you'll love it. Just take it easy in the wet ay!

ital916
5th May 2008, 20:30
Haha ah ok then fair enough! Yep get all the practise you can, you'll love it. Just take it easy in the wet ay!

Nonsense, go hard or go home, pin the throttle and power slide it all the way into the parking space. Jump off your bike walk into shads and order a beer, then pick up the nearest girl you see plonk her on the back of the ginny and wheelie it all the way down the road 100m to your apartment lol

motorbyclist
5th May 2008, 23:09
Are you gonna be riding to Uni nowadays? Where do ya park?

considering he lives not even 100m down symonds street, riding the ginny wouldn't be worth the petrol in starting/warming it!

(plus we need to save all the parks we can)

motorbyclist
5th May 2008, 23:26
and is that ej's old scorpio in dat pic??? and ehab's once undamaged (or less damaged) gsx hiding in the back???

heheh correct on both counts!

thought it was an appropriate picture being from one of the early SMC rides

bomma
6th May 2008, 10:57
Nonsense, go hard or go home, pin the throttle and power slide it all the way into the parking space. Jump off your bike walk into shads and order a beer, then pick up the nearest girl you see plonk her on the back of the ginny and wheelie it all the way down the road 100m to your apartment lol

it is easier to wheelie with a girl on the back :2thumbsup


heheh correct on both counts!

thought it was an appropriate picture being from one of the early SMC rides

haha awesome man very nostalgic of ya :clap:

BANZAI
6th May 2008, 11:09
Haha ah ok then fair enough! Yep get all the practise you can, you'll love it. Just take it easy in the wet ay!

Nonsense, go hard or go home, pin the throttle and power slide it all the way into the parking space. Jump off your bike walk into shads and order a beer, then pick up the nearest girl you see plonk her on the back of the ginny and wheelie it all the way down the road 100m to your apartment lol

I'm boring person so I'll just take quiet way. I will ride it like nanny :p


considering he lives not even 100m down symonds street, riding the ginny wouldn't be worth the petrol in starting/warming it!
(plus we need to save all the parks we can)

Yea, putting my helmet and jacket on warm GN up and open the garage shutter, it's beta just walk up the Symonds St :lol:

ital916
6th May 2008, 11:16
I'm boring person so I'll just take quiet way. I will ride it like nanny :p



Yea, putting my helmet and jacket on warm GN up and open the garage shutter, it's beta just walk up the Symonds St :lol:

You better ride that thing like a nanny on crack, they're a stable bike so you can throw her around no worries. I'll be chasing you on my bike with a baseball bat to encourage you to ride faster. :chase:;)


p/t

inlinefour
6th May 2008, 11:30
Nonsense, go hard or go home, pin the throttle and power slide it all the way into the parking space. Jump off your bike walk into shads and order a beer, then pick up the nearest girl you see plonk her on the back of the ginny and wheelie it all the way down the road 100m to your apartment lol

bwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhahahahahahahahahaha ha!!!!! All this on a GN250? Tui anyone?

2wheeljunkie
6th May 2008, 12:32
sunds like a sweet plan..will need all that unwinding after the exams..but ill be keen for a weekend ride..havent been on one yet soo would be cool to do so..either ways im keen for a blat on my baby..:2thumbsup

pocketcracker
6th May 2008, 13:03
so he only needs to travel at say 60kmph ,, to stay ahead of ya bat ! NO PROBLEM !

or did you find 2nd ?


Leans back and awaits his propeller !

2wheeljunkie
6th May 2008, 15:39
so he only needs to travel at say 60kmph ,, to stay ahead of ya bat ! NO PROBLEM !

or did you find 2nd ?


Leans back and awaits his propeller !

ohh wow tat is a fuckin burn...btw dushy leave banzai alone :2guns:....lol..take yer time banzai..remember motorcycle aint abt pushing yerself outside yer limits..unless yer dushy who manages to roll his tyre and not bail...good effort nonetheless..

ital916
6th May 2008, 16:40
The biker gods must love me bro. Pocketcracker I think the biker gods need a sacrifice from us, I'm thinking the virginity of a couple young female arts student is appropriate...yeah yeah I know your still waiting for your propeller. lol Banzai, listen to kyle he is full of great shit..I mean wisdom lol *jokes*, nah you'll find i'm one of the nanniest riders around yuichi, always with my hi-vis vest and my back protector, jeez I must be the only one that actuallly stays at a hundred on the open road.

motorbyclist
6th May 2008, 18:37
You better ride that thing like a nanny on crack, they're a stable bike so you can throw her around no worries. I'll be chasing you on my bike with a baseball bat to encourage you to ride faster. :chase:;)


lol! you call a bike that flips on it's side with no warning due to the slightest loss of traction stable?! a bike that'll stay upright with a locked front wheel for several metres, or keep going round a corner you've entered too fast in the wet on cold tyres despite "understeering" and without washing out is a stable bike! (seriously i'm not sure if it's the viffer or me or both, but either way it's a miracle that thing isn't written off yet)


take yer time banzai..remember motorcycle aint abt pushing yerself outside yer limits.

+1

learn to crawl before you walk and walk before you run - then you find your limit the safe way; too many "kids" get bikes/cars and try to hoon around without learning the basics first - then once they get into trouble they don't know what to do

as squiggles' sig says: "it's not how fast you were going, it's how fast you stopped"

bomma
6th May 2008, 18:45
take yer time banzai..remember motorcycle aint abt pushing yerself outside yer limits..

"....just relax and take it easy, you're still young, that's your fault, there's so much you have to learn" - Yousuf Islam aka Cat Stevens :yes:

Cr1MiNaL
7th May 2008, 19:40
I might join you guys with my new girl friend on the back. Unless of cause shes not my gf :(

motorbyclist
7th May 2008, 23:37
wait, you mean she might be a boyfriend?

2wheeljunkie
14th May 2008, 23:13
I might join you guys with my new girl friend on the back. Unless of cause shes not my gf :(

i didnt know u liked boys raj...not sure if yer dad might approve..itl be like the skit russell peters did when his dad asked him if he was gay...

motorbyclist
17th May 2008, 23:13
so, how does a coro loop sound?

thinking we do it anticlockwise cause i've never done it that way round, and means no blind right handers with caravans half over the centreline along the coastal section, so it's easier/safer (and thus you can go faster:devil2:)

shingo
18th May 2008, 00:07
so, how does a coro loop sound?

thinking we do it anticlockwise cause i've never done it that way round, and means no blind right handers with caravans half over the centreline along the coastal section, so it's easier/safer (and thus you can go faster:devil2:)

Hell yeah. I'm keen as for an anticlockwise coro. Never done it that direction either and really want to.

motorbyclist
18th May 2008, 01:53
wanna go via kaiauia? maybe stop there for lunch methinks

miranda backroads?

motorbyclist
18th May 2008, 02:25
ok, map is up in main post

BANZAI
18th May 2008, 12:41
Hmmmmmm sounds like hardcore ride....

I wanna join, but don't wanna hold you up guys...

Squiggles
18th May 2008, 14:40
Hmmmmmm sounds like hardcore ride....

I wanna join, but don't wanna hold you up guys...

I'd go on a few rides before doing the coro, i wouldnt want to take a first timer round the whole loop

motorbyclist
18th May 2008, 15:39
lol i wouldn't even take a second, third or fourth timer round the whole loop if we want to all get back on time and without incident

it takes alot of stamina to keep it up over that distance, plus it's so long that even falling behind by 10kph can mean a big wait for the lead guys when they stop

Magua
18th May 2008, 16:41
Doh. I may just come part of the way if that's the case. Never done a coro loop. :O

Ragingrob
18th May 2008, 18:30
Coro looooop :drool: mmmm mmmmmm!

Sounds good to me :). Anti clockwise sounds mint too. Count me in!

Metalor
19th May 2008, 17:50
I'd be keen for this if you boys don't mind me coming along. Dunno how my Volty will do keeping up with your sportsters though!

Ragingrob
19th May 2008, 18:31
I'd be keen for this if you boys don't mind me coming along. Dunno how my Volty will do keeping up with your sportsters though!

Easy don't worry about it! Gn's etc keep up just fine.

Ragingrob
24th May 2008, 20:48
Just wondering Andrew, are you meaning the whole loop or not? Cause on the map the route isn't the full loop, missing out Whangamata and down to Paeroa etc.

BANZAI
24th May 2008, 22:15
Hope I have enough skills and confidence to join this one.

Altho I gotta get to Airport at 10pm and have 12am flight on that night haha

motorbyclist
25th May 2008, 01:40
Just wondering Andrew, are you meaning the whole loop or not? Cause on the map the route isn't the full loop, missing out Whangamata and down to Paeroa etc.

evidently not the whole loop then

that road from kopu to the east coast is too good to miss:drool:

(plus we're going to take a pretty long time anyway)

Ragingrob
25th May 2008, 13:14
evidently not the whole loop then

that road from kopu to the east coast is too good to miss:drool:

(plus we're going to take a pretty long time anyway)

Sweet yeah, hope all the roadworks have cleared up by then!

shingo
25th May 2008, 13:33
Sweet yeah, hope all the roadworks have cleared up by then!

gravel = fun.

I really want to give gravel riding a real go this time, get the back wheel spinning and gravel flying everywhere.

ehab2weelr
26th May 2008, 08:08
I'd go on a few rides before doing the coro, i wouldnt want to take a first timer round the whole loop

youv done that before bud, that was my first ever ride... i did just fine, though i did spend most the time on the wrong side of the road....hahaha :2thumbsup :lol:

but yea its not the best choice for a first ride.......way to intense and feels like your in a game or somthin.....;)

Ragingrob
26th May 2008, 08:21
Lol dude on the ride last Friday I was just chillin' at the back listening to music and it seriously felt I was just playing a game or watching a vid on youtube! :pinch:

klyong82
26th May 2008, 09:08
youv done that before bud, that was my first ever ride... i did just fine, though i did spend most the time on the wrong side of the road....hahaha :2thumbsup :lol:

but yea its not the best choice for a first ride.......way to intense and feels like your in a game or somthin.....;)

I did the coroloop as my first NZ ride too....with you Ehab....I can remember it was raining heavily up the mount and saw you swerving to the other end of the lane....fun and games though....but sore butt and cramp legs and hands....so big no no coro-loop for a first timer...

Hanne
26th May 2008, 11:18
youv done that before bud, that was my first ever ride... i did just fine, though i did spend most the time on the wrong side of the road....hahaha :2thumbsup :lol:

but yea its not the best choice for a first ride.......way to intense and feels like your in a game or somthin.....;)

ROFL and I seem to remember you guys never actually made it much further than the KFC lunch stop in Thames!

klyong82
26th May 2008, 12:04
ROFL and I seem to remember you guys never actually made it much further than the KFC lunch stop in Thames!

Haha the KFC....I remembered that Stevo wanted to have lunch at coro town but Nish was sooooo damn hungry that he had to eat at KFC Thames if not he could not ride any further so we had a bit at Thames before we sat off again...

TOTO
26th May 2008, 20:17
I'd be keen for that. Work sundays but maybe I'll be sick that day - who knows, and I have a mate who owes me favours so I'm a definate maybe.


banzai , can you import me a little japanese chick from Japan when you are coming back. I promise to be thankful to you. :drool:

BANZAI
26th May 2008, 20:40
banzai , can you import me a little japanese chick from Japan when you are coming back. I promise to be thankful to you. :drool:

Hmmmm I can import Anime girls anytime, but not real one eh :laugh:

I'll see if any of my friend have connection with YAKUZA!!! :devil2:

shingo
26th May 2008, 20:49
Hmmmm I can import Anime girls anytime, but not real one eh :laugh:

I'll see if any of my friend have connection with YAKUZA!!! :devil2:

Just stuff one in a suitcase mate, tell customs its a puppet, you should get through no worries.

2wheeljunkie
27th May 2008, 18:01
Just stuff one in a suitcase mate, tell customs its a puppet, you should get through no worries.

well if yer going to do that..il take one..:Punk:

Hanne
27th May 2008, 18:12
evidently not the whole loop then

that road from kopu to the east coast is too good to miss:drool:

(plus we're going to take a pretty long time anyway)


SMC time seems to be 'figure out how long it SHOULD take, multiply by 2.5 to allow for voyeuristic bike-gazing at each photo stop/ petrol station/ fish and chips shop along the way!"

I think my grandparents are coming up to Auckland from Whangamata tomorrow, will ask them about the state of the road works

MGST
28th May 2008, 17:59
I'll see if any of my friend have connection with YAKUZA!!! :devil2:

If they're hot and cute :love:, they can have a connection with MY KUZA!!! :devil2:

Ragingrob
29th May 2008, 08:35
I can not wait for this ride! Gonna be miiiint after exams :woohoo:

If not a tad :cold:, it's gonna be even worse than the last coro I did a few weeks ago haha where the ride from the Miranda turn off till Kopu was through thick freezing fog!

Ragingrob
10th June 2008, 19:37
Bump for any newbies to the club to see :)

Ryan432
10th June 2008, 21:39
kyle was tellin me about this ride at the signup day, Id be pretty keen to come along, im just waiting for exams to be over, ital be the happiest day of my life so far!

2wheeljunkie
10th June 2008, 21:47
hard bud..i cant wait for mine to be over..geez sick of uni..:zzzz:

Ragingrob
10th June 2008, 21:49
Shite yeah, who's working in the hols weekdays? Cause I aint lol so lets get some riding done!!!

motorbyclist
10th June 2008, 21:51
i'm def not working for the first week off

gonna ride till i'm broke (and there's no gas within walking distance i can siphon) or broken all my bikes

2wheeljunkie
10th June 2008, 21:51
ahhh im working..need to pay of debts..sucks being in debt..:(

Ryan432
11th June 2008, 09:25
ahhh im working..need to pay of debts..sucks being in debt..:(

I hear you brother it sucks but then its so worth it when your riding your beatifull new bike! What did you replace the GPX with by the way? still got three grand left on the SV, thankfully its interest free tho so no pressure. i'm guna try take all the paid leave I have saved up so I can get me some paid free time!
:rockon:

2wheeljunkie
11th June 2008, 09:44
ohh mate i know exactly what u mean...i know im in debt but the sheer pleasure of having a bigger bike replaces all doubts of being in debt..lol..i got a hornet last fri and boi is she a beauty..soo easy and nice to ride..:clap:..paid leave..lucky u mate..dunt have such luck with my job..lol..

Ryan432
11th June 2008, 10:02
the 900? go the naked bikes!!

2wheeljunkie
11th June 2008, 10:14
weird..not sure where my post went..yea bro got the 900...she's is such a joy to ride ehh...soo flickable and juz beautiful progreesive torquee..i fall in love with her more and more everyday. :drool:

klyong82
11th June 2008, 10:48
U guys are all riding a ex-CBR 900 now....yeah ride like me.... :laugh:

2wheeljunkie
11th June 2008, 12:10
U guys are all riding a ex-CBR 900 now....yeah ride like me.... :laugh:

hope that isnt a bad thing..:dodge:

klyong82
11th June 2008, 14:09
hope that isnt a bad thing..:dodge:

Its a good thing....the more Honda riders we have in the club will piss Stevo till he shit in his pants.

2wheeljunkie
11th June 2008, 14:47
poor steve..losing the suzuki battle..but then again i do love suzuki's..but my loyalties have to be with Honda now..:Punk:

Ragingrob
11th June 2008, 14:50
Honda represent!

Phurrball
11th June 2008, 14:56
Its a good thing....the more Honda riders we have in the club will piss Stevo till he shit in his pants.

Soooo...

That would be a good place to post these images...

*Sorry el Presidente*

:shifty:

klyong82
11th June 2008, 17:25
Soooo...

That would be a good place to post these images...

*Sorry el Presidente*

:shifty:

Darn another Honda......darn now there's 2 yellow bikes....hmmm well I'll share the limelight with ya then Ross:eek:

Phurrball
11th June 2008, 18:12
Darn another Honda......darn now there's 2 yellow bikes....hmmm well I'll share the limelight with ya then Ross:eek:

Lemonlight? <_<

shingo
11th June 2008, 19:17
Lemonlight? <_<

:oi-grr:

10char

PirateJafa
11th June 2008, 19:33
Lemonlight? <_<
Bananananana.

2wheeljunkie
11th June 2008, 21:35
loving the sudden honda popularity...:clap:...sweet bike by the way ross..when u getting it?

motorbyclist
11th June 2008, 22:39
Soooo...

That would be a good place to post these images...

*Sorry el Presidente*

:drool:


weird..not sure where my post went..yea bro got the 900...she's is such a joy to ride ehh...soo flickable and juz beautiful progreesive torquee..i fall in love with her more and more everyday. :drool:

what was the jump from 250 to 900cc like?

TOTO
11th June 2008, 22:44
must have been like : fkn fkn fkn NEEEEEeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaawwwwww...

2wheeljunkie
12th June 2008, 08:58
:drool:



what was the jump from 250 to 900cc like?

wudnt lie to you..PRETTY DARN AWESOMEEEEEE......:2thumbsup..i mean i really was like WOHHHH...yea its awesome..u shud see the grin on my face right now..

and thats pretty much what it felt like TOTO..:wari:

Phurrball
12th June 2008, 09:56
loving the sudden honda popularity...:clap:...sweet bike by the way ross..when u getting it?

:hitcher: I don't think the popularity was planned, but one could suggest a correlation between the superior intelligence and decision making skills of University students and the obvious decision to invest in a superior marque.

*Hahaha - big P/T - I like models from most manufacturers, it just so happens I want to try the veeeefour character of an RC45 derived engine with gear driven cams, comfy ergos (spot the risers), good fuel economy and excellent finish. Uglier than the new model, but a better engine IMHO*


wudnt lie to you..PRETTY DARN AWESOMEEEEEE......:2thumbsup..i mean i really was like WOHHHH...yea its awesome..u shud see the grin on my face right now..

and thats pretty much what it felt like TOTO..:wari:

I hear ya - I laughed inside my helmet like a maniacal loon the first time I properly cracked the throttle on my VTR1000 - all the while the hairs on the back of my neck stood up at the visceral awesomeness of the planet being spat out behind me, the front pawing the air, and the deranged bark of the Yoshis as the tacho raced towards the red line.

Damn I'll miss that hairy-chested brute with its massive übercarbs.

Back to the yellow thing - I think the VFR shall be known as the "Transcendental Banana" :banana:

(Was planning on putting our friend, the blue, flute playing Transcendental Lord Krishna somewhere on the bike - I gotta have SOME divine protection from marauding motorists)

I have negotiated to keep the Öhlins and my brand new Avon Storms from the VTR - unfortunately that all costs (tyres on and off, buy and swap OEM shock - the SMC crew is too busy with exams to call on, so WWH is doing it. Ouch at workshop costs :buggerd: )

Pick up once my settlement comes through and I sell stuff/work my arse off to make up the several hundred dollar shortfall.

*Anyone wanna buy stuff? A westie car perhaps? A BMX? Anything, please?? SMC vegetarian sausage sizzle to Phund Phurrballs Pholly?*

(c'mon Shingo - another unamused emoticon at my great punnyness!)

Anyhoo - gotta go, exams to study for and sit...







*Oh, and the good lady is threatening to sell it if I don't finish my LLB with these exams*

klyong82
12th June 2008, 11:14
If the ohlins fit my fireblade I want it.....

2wheeljunkie
12th June 2008, 11:37
cant wait for you to get it mate..love the yellow..me and ehab have always thought they are the sexiest colour on bikes..besides the kawa greenn of course..:innocent:

klyong82
12th June 2008, 12:12
cant wait for you to get it mate..love the yellow..me and ehab have always thought they are the sexiest colour on bikes..besides the kawa greenn of course..:innocent:

I dont remember you ever saying my bike is sexy with the yellow.......I have heard it from Ehab though...he has even riden it ....told me that he didn't even need to change gears as he would have on a 250......

shingo
12th June 2008, 12:32
*Anyone wanna buy stuff? A westie car perhaps? A BMX? Anything, please?? SMC vegetarian sausage sizzle to Phund Phurrballs Pholly?*

I'll buy the alto off ya. I want a new car that uses less gas than my current one.


(c'mon Shingo - another unamused emoticon at my great punnyness!)

My lame-o-meter(tm) never hit the red zone whilst reading your post, so you're safe this time.

2wheeljunkie
12th June 2008, 16:08
I dont remember you ever saying my bike is sexy with the yellow.......I have heard it from Ehab though...he has even riden it ....told me that he didn't even need to change gears as he would have on a 250......

sorry bud guess i shud have..atleast ehab said it to u..lol..yea where's my turn in the underground parking kim????..ahaha

Phurrball
14th June 2008, 16:22
I'll buy the alto off ya. I want a new car that uses less gas than my current one..

That's no westie car! That's a Tauranga retirement village car!

(And it will start appreciating in value as gas prices climb more, so I'll keep it for now...;))


My lame-o-meter(tm) never hit the red zone whilst reading your post, so you're safe this time.



"...Phund Phurrballs Pholly..."Damn - I was trying soooo hard...too hard obviously...

As for loving the transcendantal banana, I'm pretty sure I will - I've got it for the long term, as it's slightly more sensible than the 'storm, but still has heaps of engine character plus reliability = cheaper to run and comfier too. :2thumbsup

I will sorely miss the big twin's stonking power delivery and sound though - will go in to WWH tomorrow and pay for having the Ohlins removed and fire up the red beast one last time before the towies take it away to the nasty insurance man :bye:(I still own the gas surely?!?!)

2wheeljunkie
15th June 2008, 08:54
I will sorely miss the big twin's stonking power delivery and sound though - will go in to WWH tomorrow and pay for having the Ohlins removed and fire up the red beast one last time before the towies take it away to the nasty insurance man :bye:(I still own the gas surely?!?!)

it is your god given right..!!!:Punk:

Chrislost
17th June 2008, 12:56
im keen.
who wants to lend me a bike?

motorbyclist
17th June 2008, 17:40
i've got a spare fxr :bleh:

Ryan432
17th June 2008, 18:13
do it chris, fxr would be awesome! or you could "borrow" a customer bike from work ;)

motorbyclist
17th June 2008, 18:14
fxr needs an oil change first

then just don't crash it (you break it you buy it - $2k)

2wheeljunkie
18th June 2008, 07:48
think ive manage to find a bike too....now i can ride..yay!!!:clap:

motorbyclist
21st June 2008, 22:33
ok, looking at our time schedule and the probability of us not making it back before dark, i may cut out the kaiauia part if upon inspection it is too rooted to have any fun on

so, i'm thinking of running an "inspection ride" sometime next week for those keen

ehab2weelr
22nd June 2008, 13:44
yep il be keen.............no wait exam.........fak! :bye:
hahah

Ryan432
22nd June 2008, 14:49
When do you plan on doing the inspection run? apparently the weather is gunna stay crap for a while but I'd be down for a ride after tuesday avo if you don't mind a noob to the club tagging along

Ragingrob
22nd June 2008, 15:09
A noob, on an SV1000... :lol:

Yeah meant to rain all week :) which is a good thing to make me study!

Ryan432
22nd June 2008, 17:07
lol not a noob to motorbikes just to the club thats all! :rockon:

motorbyclist
22nd June 2008, 22:53
set for late this week, hopefully once rob has his new exemption allowed toy and once the weather clears up

Ragingrob
22nd June 2008, 23:05
Late this week? Don't you mean next week??

motorbyclist
22nd June 2008, 23:33
late this week or early next week

whenever the sun comes out

TOTO
23rd June 2008, 21:36
Does the ride have a Rain date or is it all go no matter what the weather ?

Ragingrob
23rd June 2008, 21:44
No rain date as such I don't think... I guess we'd look at the weather in advance and see what we think. We're on holiday so midweek riding's prob good for half of us too :p

klyong82
23rd June 2008, 21:48
No rain date as such I don't think... I guess we'd look at the weather in advance and see what we think. We're on holiday so midweek riding's prob good for half of us too :p

And you better be getting another Honda so that we can piss Stevo off.....Hope the weather is good then

TOTO
23rd June 2008, 21:55
Are we stopping at Coroglen tavern for luch ???

motorbyclist
23rd June 2008, 23:31
dunno about lunch, and there will be postponement if the weather means moisture on the coromandel roads

our members have enough trouble as it is in the dry and i cbf spending $50 on a scenic tour

motorbyclist
24th June 2008, 00:19
fuck i just realised i didn't account for school holidays

but it's winter so traffic won't be that bad

Macstar
24th June 2008, 16:10
dunno about lunch, and there will be postponement if the weather means moisture on the coromandel roads

our members have enough trouble as it is in the dry and i cbf spending $50 on a scenic tour

Yep, loop in the wet aint much fun. Weekend before's loop was nasty in leathers. Lost the rear half a dozen times too - even with brand new but scrubbed in tyres.


Are we stopping at Coroglen tavern for luch ???

That place rocks - their all day breakfasts are HUGE.

HONDA ONLY CORO LOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HA HA HA HA

ehab2weelr
24th June 2008, 18:57
HONDA ONLY CORO LOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HA HA HA HA

get fukd dats cause you hondas cant keep up with the real bikes.....:lol: :girlfight:
hahahahahaha

Macstar
24th June 2008, 19:00
get fukd dats cause you hondas cant keep up with the real bikes.....:lol: :girlfight:
hahahahahaha

So you bringing the Gixer then? It was scary enough riding with you on the GSX!!

TOTO
24th June 2008, 19:30
i better stay away from him. He has a habbit of breaking stuff - bikes , scoters , trailers ...it was you ehab , wasnt it with the trailer broken in half :D

klyong82
25th June 2008, 08:27
Yeah bring the gixxer Ehab....I'll ride with you so as long you dont go skidding across the road like the last time up the hilly part...by the way your spark plugs have arrived.

ehab2weelr
25th June 2008, 08:58
So you bringing the Gixer then? It was scary enough riding with you on the GSX!!

hay people have to learn some how.....:whistle: hahahah
im not sure if da gixer is comin need to get it reg and crap like that...
most likely ride the gsx....and i dont wana do what i did to get it looking good.....so not planning on binning but you know shit can happen
:2thumbsup
hahahah


by the way your spark plugs have arrived.

o sweet as il grab them of you the next time i see you. ;)

Macstar
25th June 2008, 17:39
our members have enough trouble as it is in the dry and i cbf spending $50 on a scenic tour

:clap::lol:

I'd be keen for a blast on Sat Motorb - I do get into "trouble" sometimes tho...


i better stay away from him. He has a habbit of breaking stuff - bikes , scoters , trailers ...it was you ehab , wasnt it with the trailer broken in half :D

Toto - you want those Oggies or not?

motorbyclist
25th June 2008, 18:03
:clap::lol:

I'd be keen for a blast on Sat Motorb - I do get into "trouble" sometimes tho...


i thought you were taking a 28 day break?


gotta go pillion rob from whangarei to kaitia this sat - he's dropping off the cbr then picking up his new BEAST

Ragingrob
25th June 2008, 18:06
i thought you were taking a 28 day break?


gotta go pillion rob from whangarei to kaitia this sat - he's dropping off the cbr then picking up his new BEAST

Oh yeah, we only need to get to Kawakawa after Whangerei, it's about 30mins apparently maybe 45mins. A LOT better than 2 hours to Kaitaia!!!

motorbyclist
25th June 2008, 18:37
due to mechanical work taking place at squiggle's place, strata closing early, and *insert infallible excuse here*, this week's chiller is at squiggle's place

motorbyclist
25th June 2008, 18:51
edit takes too long

replace squiggle's with squiggles'

Macstar
25th June 2008, 19:14
i thought you were taking a 28 day break?


gotta go pillion rob from whangarei to kaitia this sat - he's dropping off the cbr then picking up his new BEAST

Got a team of lawyers dealing with that... will discuss more in person.


edit takes too long

replace squiggle's with squiggles'

Me can't come then - will be drinking in town and planned to swing by Strata inbetween parties. See ya'll Sun then.

Ragingrob
25th June 2008, 19:17
Got a team of lawyers dealing with that... will discuss more in person.



Dude, you know that the Mongrel Mob aren't lawyers ay? Probably better at getting what you want though ;)

Macstar
25th June 2008, 19:24
Dude, you know that the Mongrel Mob aren't lawyers ay? Probably better at getting what you want though ;)

Ha! So what's going on on SAt? Have you bought a bike? Sold the CBR?

Ragingrob
25th June 2008, 20:23
Ha! So what's going on on SAt? Have you bought a bike? Sold the CBR?

Mwahahaha! IF all goes to plan, I'm dropping the Cibby off at Whangarei, and then picking up a Vifferocious from Kawakawa :2thumbsup

Macstar
25th June 2008, 20:40
Sweet mate. You'll be able to teach Motorb a few things:msn-wink:

Ragingrob
25th June 2008, 20:48
Yeah like how to do the slowest Coro loop ever cause I'm riding a new and bigger bike :p

:chase:

Macstar
25th June 2008, 20:52
Yeah like how to do the slowest Coro loop ever cause I'm riding a new and bigger bike :p

:chase:

Yeah, Motorb is a formidable opponent - a hard one to shake off your tail... mind you I don't think he's been doing much riding of late on the Viffer??

Link to your Viffer?

Ragingrob
25th June 2008, 20:57
Yeah, Motorb is a formidable opponent - a hard one to shake off your tail... mind you I don't think he's been doing much riding of late on the Viffer??

Link to your Viffer?

Oh I'm sure now it's hols, all he will be doing is riding!

PM sent re linky link... Let me know what ya think!

motorbyclist
25th June 2008, 23:34
Yeah, Motorb is a formidable opponent - a hard one to shake off your tail... mind you I don't think he's been doing much riding of late on the Viffer??

haven't ridden since your last coro loop and a waitakere loop with chris

but that'll soon be fixed :D

Macstar
26th June 2008, 14:02
You gots to makes time for riding! With all my travelling (posted in Chch at the mo), I am left with weekends nowadays for riding... so rain or shine - I'm out there on Sat & Sun.

I'm seriously thinking about getting a radar / laser jammer combo with a HARD system - but quotes have ranged form $1600-2200 (that's for the Beltronics with a 5km detection range).

A man can't be too careful these days...

HungusMaximist
26th June 2008, 14:31
A man can't be too careful these days...

Yes..... :shifty:

PirateJafa
26th June 2008, 15:48
How much is ya license worth to ya? :P

Phurrball
26th June 2008, 17:51
RR might not be the only one with new wheels on the loop :whistle: Cross all yer digits for me...

Cheque arrived today - but won't clear till the 1st. Bastard banks and insurers...:nono:

My new ride is at Katikati - but the idea of anyone pillioning my 100kg plus to pick it up is as amusing as it is dangerous (weight induced wheelies??)

(Before you mock me by calling DOC to my stranding - that's my kerb weight - all geared up and ready to roll, not my 'dry weight' :msn-wink:)

Ragingrob
26th June 2008, 18:08
RR might not be the only one with new wheels on the loop :whistle: Cross all yer digits for me...

Cheque arrived today - but won't clear till the 1st. Bastard banks and insurers...:nono:

My new ride is at Katikati - but the idea of anyone pillioning my 100kg plus to pick it up is as amusing as it is dangerous (weight induced wheelies??)

(Before you mock me by calling DOC to my stranding - that's my kerb weight - all geared up and ready to roll, not my 'dry weight' :msn-wink:)

Yeeeeha! Nice one Ross! Oooh Katikati huh, hmmm what's the plan to get ya there then??

Macstar
26th June 2008, 22:11
RR might not be the only one with new wheels on the loop :whistle: Cross all yer digits for me...

Cheque arrived today - but won't clear till the 1st. Bastard banks and insurers...:nono:

My new ride is at Katikati - but the idea of anyone pillioning my 100kg plus to pick it up is as amusing as it is dangerous (weight induced wheelies??)

(Before you mock me by calling DOC to my stranding - that's my kerb weight - all geared up and ready to roll, not my 'dry weight' :msn-wink:)

you can borrow my bike but that probably won't help much now will it?!

Squiggles
26th June 2008, 22:26
My new ride is at Katikati - but the idea of anyone pillioning my 100kg plus to pick it up is as amusing as it is dangerous (weight induced wheelies??)

Myself and Hanne might be heading out that way on wed evening / thursday morning next week... katikati isnt that much further than whangamata

either that or we're heading to warkworth, which is miles away :lol:

motorbyclist
27th June 2008, 00:39
but that'll soon be fixed:D


right, so while i may have new front wheel bearings i now have front brakes that for some reason are rock-solid, extra sensitive, and refuse to release the rotor:pinch:

not complaining about my "digital" brakes for the coro loop, but in all this wet weather it's a bit worrying.... and i can't afford pads AND tyres for my next wof:(

Macstar
27th June 2008, 08:35
Motorb takes another 4 months off riding:oi-grr:

HungusMaximist
27th June 2008, 08:47
and i can't afford pads AND tyres for my next wof:(

Maybe it's time to down grade your taste of beers from Coronas to Double Browns. Even better, give up beer for a few weeks and you should have enough cash for pad and tires. ;)


Motorb takes another 4 months off riding:oi-grr:

Raking in those air miles aren't ya?

How is traveling day in day out, hit on any hot cabin crews yet? :cool:

Ragingrob
27th June 2008, 09:18
He better not be! Gonna whip him into making sure the brakes are fine and dandy for our ride up north tomorrow!!! :bash:

motorbyclist
27th June 2008, 10:54
Motorb takes another 4 months off riding:oi-grr:

yeah right! (and it was 2 months before i found those new fairings)

even when i was "off" riding i was still fanging the dirtbike/pocket rocket and those few rides on the fxr

hehe, even the day i crashed i simply rode home, started the fixxer up and went straight back out to scenic drive:ride:


Maybe it's time to down grade your taste of beers from Coronas to Double Browns. Even better, give up beer for a few weeks and you should have enough cash for pad and tires. ;)


double brown?!:puke:

the fridge currently has a box of flame in it:2thumbsup



guess i'll just have to wear the pads back and see if she comes right cause i cbf rebuilding the brakes top and bottom and i think i've actually gotten all the bubbles out anyway so bleeding won't do too much unless there's a bit of crap blocking the return valve/passageway somehow, and then i would have to do it "backwards" forcing it up/out the line/valve rather than drawing it through.....

Macstar
27th June 2008, 11:24
Raking in those air miles aren't ya? How is traveling day in day out, hit on any hot cabin crews yet? :cool:

I've earned about $500 in airpoints in 5 months which means I can go into the Koru longe now and I get priority baggage!! It also means I can use those points towards a personal flight at some stage... Fiji, Samoa??

Air hosts are nothing special on AIR NZ and half are male anyway.

With an average work-related spend of $500 p/w on my credit card, I'm also getting some good reward points there too!! That will almost add to an international flight too by the end of the year.

motorbyclist
28th June 2008, 00:12
if only you could transfer those air points to bike funds

PirateJafa
28th June 2008, 06:57
Or to remove demerit points!

Badger8
28th June 2008, 07:01
CORO!!! :drool:

Am hoping to join you guys for this one, havent ridden with most of you for aaaages. Finally upgraded from the ginny too, so might stand a chance of keeping pace now :eek:
Will depend on if i make it back that weekend with enough energy to attempt it, fingers crossed! :yes:

Macstar
28th June 2008, 21:50
Or to remove demerit points!

:2thumbsup

klyong82
1st July 2008, 11:25
So this ride is 5 days away so a show of hands how many people will be coming for the coro trip? I hope you all better be keeping your bikes in tip top condition for the ride.

So depending on the numbers then we will decide if there's gonna be 1 or 2 groups and the possible route/s. Some of us have new bikes VFR, VTR, CB and my hybrid single seater :love: so I'll most likely be taking it easy for the ride:Punk:.

Its gonna be a full on trip so be prepared for sore legs, hands or nuts :kick: unless you are a girl. We are gonna have alot of fun riding the twisties...so if your bike needs brake pads etc get it done and wear thermals to get yourself warm. Woohooo excited.

P.S cannot pillion you Nish only got one seat so you better bring your Hornet and stop been a 'pussy'...I think you need to face your fear and ride the coro-loop again.

Macstar
1st July 2008, 11:56
So depending on the numbers then we will decide if there's gonna be 1 or 2 groups and the possible route/s. Some of us have new bikes VFR, VTR, CB and my hybrid single seater :love: so I'll most likely be taking it easy for the ride:Punk:.

P.S cannot pillion you Nish only got one seat so you better bring your Hornet and stop been a 'pussy'...I think you need to face your fear and ride the coro-loop again.

I think two groups is a good idea. In fact, I may ride solo and meet you guys at the lunch stop (I can't face anymore stares or head shaking from Squiggles).

Nish... I thought you were my Coro Loop bitch?!

Ragingrob
1st July 2008, 12:01
*Puts hand up*

I'll be there, here's hoping the weather holds out!

klyong82
1st July 2008, 12:02
I think two groups is a good idea. In fact, I may ride solo and meet you guys at the lunch stop (I can't face anymore stares or head shaking from Squiggles).

Nish... I thought you were my Coro Loop bitch?!

I'll be able to test the PC3 and pilot power on this trip ...googling for mappings etc...now

Macstar
1st July 2008, 12:06
I'll be able to test the PC3 and pilot power on this trip ...googling for mappings etc...now

The guy who Dyno'd my bike and set up the fuel map for the PC III said that basically there is little freedom of mapping once you find the optimal fuel / air mixture i.e. the other maps won't make much difference to power and will likely result in rev ranges of lean or rich mixtures.

He could be wrong, but that's what i was told. I too had plans to plug in my laptop and do cool shit with the PC III but it sounds like it's a waste of time trying to change Dyno-tuned settings.

Macstar
1st July 2008, 12:08
BTW: Love the tag, "nish did a coropoops" and no, it wasn't me who added it!

klyong82
1st July 2008, 12:16
The guy who Dyno'd my bike and set up the fuel map for the PC III said that basically there is little freedom of mapping once you find the optimal fuel / air mixture i.e. the other maps won't make much difference to power and will likely result in rev ranges of lean or rich mixtures.

He could be wrong, but that's what i was told. I too had plans to plug in my laptop and do cool shit with the PC III but it sounds like it's a waste of time trying to change Dyno-tuned settings.

All this power commander thing is new to me but reading from the various sites does suggest what you just told me. Will see mate....


BTW: Love the tag, "nish did a coropoops" and no, it wasn't me who added it!

Haha...:shutup:

Wonder what is Andrew's bike parked at AUT business building.....calling the towie now muahaha

Macstar
1st July 2008, 13:52
I'll be able to test the PC3 and pilot power on this trip

As for the tyres, I put some Pilot 2CTs on a few weeks back. I'd be keen to hear what you think of them. I think they are average-to-crap as the rear stepped out a few times in the wet on my last Coro Loop and I also fishtailed on a straight piece of road in top gear at approx 120kph - gave me a freakin heart attack!

klyong82
1st July 2008, 14:08
As for the tyres, I put some Pilot 2CTs on a few weeks back. I'd be keen to hear what you think of them. I think they are average-to-crap as the rear stepped out a few times in the wet on my last Coro Loop and I also fishtailed on a straight piece of road in top gear at approx 120kph - gave me a freakin heart attack!

Well my bike is gonna be weird I got 2 good tires.....front is Pirelli Diablo which I used on my previous Fireblade they are ok once warmed up while the rear is pilot power...I hear from Raj that they are wonderful tires.

Might just dump both tires and grab some conti's sport attacks if I find there do not fit my riding.

Macstar
1st July 2008, 15:55
Well my bike is gonna be weird I got 2 good tires.....front is Pirelli Diablo which I used on my previous Fireblade they are ok once warmed up while the rear is pilot power...I hear from Raj that they are wonderful tires.

Might just dump both tires and grab some conti's sport attacks if I find there do not fit my riding.

Give the old rear to Chris for some burnouts. 'Ol Raj eh? Does that cat still ride?

Phurrball
1st July 2008, 18:00
OK all -

My original plan was to pick up the VFR on Saturday. The weather looks dirty that day. Sunday looks much better :sunny:

I have found cheap bus fares which will get me to Katikati on Sunday shortly after 3. If you fellas are heading back to Auckers, I should be able to tag along for the latter part of the ride. If I miss you all, that's OK too, as I don't want to hold anyone up, and I'm sure I'll enjoy the trip just fine on teh beast of newness! :scooter: :drool::devil2:

What is the route/approx timings? Unfortunately bus timetables are not known for their flexibility... (I know times will be VERY approx. We have phones,and can liase that way if it suits...)

TOTO
1st July 2008, 19:49
weather looks trouble free on sunday : http://www.metvuw.com/forecast/forecast1.php?type=rain&region=nzni&tim=120

So I will be pulling a sickie after all. Cant wait completely.


Are we going trough Miranda rd on the way there ?

Ragingrob
1st July 2008, 19:54
Yep I'm sure we will be, the main highway is boring as through to Kopu! How are those vids coming along?

TOTO
1st July 2008, 20:16
Yep I'm sure we will be, the main highway is boring as through to Kopu! How are those vids coming along?

need video compressing software.

the vid is good but a bit shaky. i'm gonna find some rubber washers to put on it to try to prevent vibrations a bit

motorbyclist
1st July 2008, 21:19
and wear thermals to get yourself warm

lol i find it's hard work hauling the viffer around the coro loop at isaac/raj speed

end up with unzipped jacket etc and still sweating!


I think two groups is a good idea. In fact, I may ride solo and meet you guys at the lunch stop (I can't face anymore stares or head shaking from Squiggles).


don't worry, we'd be far out of his sight soon enough:cool:

that is provided you can get atleast 2 minutes from uni without binning it:baby:


The guy who Dyno'd my bike and set up the fuel map for the PC III said that basically there is little freedom of mapping once you find the optimal fuel / air mixture i.e. the other maps won't make much difference to power and will likely result in rev ranges of lean or rich mixtures.

He could be wrong, but that's what i was told. I too had plans to plug in my laptop and do cool shit with the PC III but it sounds like it's a waste of time trying to change Dyno-tuned settings.

yeah, once it's at optimum it's at optimum - you can only get so much from an engine so don't expect miracles that aren't in the form of a supercharger;)



Wonder what is Andrew's bike parked at AUT business building.....calling the towie now muahaha


that's me not being able to find the paul st bike park... must be going blind(er)


workshop course, to help me better "make one" when i need new bike bits

klyong82
1st July 2008, 21:20
weather looks trouble free on sunday : http://www.metvuw.com/forecast/forecast1.php?type=rain&region=nzni&tim=120

So I will be pulling a sickie after all. Cant wait completely.


Are we going trough Miranda rd on the way there ?


Yep I'm sure we will be, the main highway is boring as through to Kopu! How are those vids coming along?


Yes highly probably we will head out Miranda route then proceed to Coro....better hit the twisties in the morning since we are nice and fresh to attack those corners. Might come back thru SH1 if everyone is tired.

Hi Macstar don't think I'll be giving my rear PP as it is new but the diablo is half worn....by the way I am too poor for the next month gonna have to survive on instant noodles then.

Macstar
1st July 2008, 21:30
don't worry, we'd be far out of his sight soon enough:cool:that is provided you can get atleast 2 minutes from uni without binning it:baby:

Even I found that last comment funny thanks MotorB. It's a day I'll never forget and one reason I want to be upfront away from everyone else!

You however are a good Coro loop budy and I'm looking forward to hitting some of dem corners this Sunday with you. Maybe you can set the pace this time?

TOTO
1st July 2008, 21:35
Baby hornet is tagging along too :doobey:

Macstar
1st July 2008, 21:38
Baby hornet is tagging along too :doobey:

You got the hang of your Hornet now? How does it corner compared to the ol Hyosung?

TOTO
1st July 2008, 21:42
You got the hang of your Hornet now? How does it corner compared to the ol Hyosung?

Love it Love it. Faster, lighter, Good suspention ( I hardened it to MAX), more fun at legal speed than crunched up behind a bubble.


Love my horny baby :woohoo:

Macstar
1st July 2008, 21:44
Love it Love it. Faster, lighter, Good suspention ( I hardened it to MAX), more fun at legal speed than crunched up behind a bubble.


Love my horny baby :woohoo:

Yep, that's the one. Expect to see you up front on Sun with the other Hondas!

Ragingrob
1st July 2008, 21:49
Yep, that's the one. Expect to see you up front on Sun with the other Hondas!

There are gonna be bikes other than Hondas? :gob:

TOTO
1st July 2008, 21:56
There are gonna be bikes other than Hondas? :gob:

Na , its a Gay Coro loop. hondas only. :shutup: :niceone:

Macstar
1st July 2008, 22:00
Man wash your mouth out. Hondas aint gay! Not Hornets anyway...

TOTO
1st July 2008, 22:03
Man wash your mouth out. Hondas aint gay! Not Hornets anyway...
Its a reverse Sarcasm Macstar - studied at the school for immigrants :yes:

motorbyclist
1st July 2008, 22:19
You however are a good Coro loop budy and I'm looking forward to hitting some of dem corners this Sunday with you. Maybe you can set the pace this time?

heheh we'll see how my brakes are doing.... might have to have an emergency brake rebuild sometime this week

they aren't releasing properly - means hot brakes and i can feel it's loading up the chassis/suspension when on the motorway... slowing me down and won't be good for corners:(

sticky piston i'm thinking... and/or rooted seals

Macstar
2nd July 2008, 07:24
heheh we'll see how my brakes are doing.... might have to have an emergency brake rebuild sometime this week

they aren't releasing properly - means hot brakes and i can feel it's loading up the chassis/suspension when on the motorway... slowing me down and won't be good for corners:(

sticky piston i'm thinking... and/or rooted seals

Bugger, I'd look for whole new (or second hand callipers), the rebuild kits for the RF were about $250-300 an end. I remember on TM at the time there callipers from wrecked semi-new bikes for the same price. Jost bolt on and hook up the the brake lines.

Ragingrob
2nd July 2008, 09:35
Yo I made it into a calendar event for an idea on numbers/group skill level. :2thumbsup

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?p=1631135#post1631135

klyong82
2nd July 2008, 11:20
Nice one Rob

Phurrball
2nd July 2008, 12:04
OK -

I'm on the bus to Katikati on Sunday, it arrives at 3.15, so I guess I;ll be done and dusted about 4? Don't know if I'll be able to hook up with you fellas,I guess we'll play it by ear...

Yay! :scooter::woohoo:

motorbyclist
2nd July 2008, 14:07
Bugger, I'd look for whole new (or second hand callipers), the rebuild kits for the RF were about $250-300 an end. I remember on TM at the time there callipers from wrecked semi-new bikes for the same price. Jost bolt on and hook up the the brake lines.

yeah this is gunna suck if i can't make it to my own ride!


Yo I made it into a calendar event for an idea on numbers/group skill level. :2thumbsup

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?p=1631135#post1631135

good idea

Chrislost
2nd July 2008, 14:42
Na , its a Gay Coro loop. hondas only. :shutup: :niceone:

ooo
i dibs putting my suzuki at the back
ill go at the front if on a honda tho

Chrislost
2nd July 2008, 14:43
yeah this is gunna suck if i can't make it to my own ride!



good idea

undo the pins that the pads slide on

take your calipers off

clean the pistons, sand the pins lightly(to clean them not more!)
put everythign back in the same places, making sure that the pads contact the same part of the disk that they were beforehand.

Nivosus
2nd July 2008, 18:10
ooo
i dibs putting my suzuki at the back
ill go at the front if on a honda tho

whats the deal with ur k5 nowdays X:? last i saw it looked like a street figher / motard

lol

Macstar
2nd July 2008, 18:42
Sheez MotorB. I just watched that video you took of you me and Raj doing the Coro loop 3 or 4 months ago whilst listening to the new Nine Inch Nails album (you can download it for free BTW), am so amped up now for the loop! Are you going to bring your video camera again?

Have you got a link to your camera, what do they cost?

The weather is supposed to be shit this weekend, but I think I will do the loop anyway - I desperately need some decent ride time.

BANZAI
2nd July 2008, 18:42
Hey just to let you know that some of us learners gonna do half way to Coro.

If you wanna take it easy or supervise and mentor us you are more than welcome to come with us!!!!

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showpost.php?p=1631898&postcount=291

Macstar
2nd July 2008, 18:51
Hey just to let you know that some of us learners gonna do half way to Coro.

If you wanna take it easy or supervise and mentor us you are more than welcome to come with us!!!!

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showpost.php?p=1631898&postcount=291

You could go on the bus past the Coro Loop with Ross :niceone:

bikerboy011
2nd July 2008, 19:00
Count me in!! first time to take my new bike out on a long ride.

Nivosus
2nd July 2008, 19:08
Hey just to let you know that some of us learners gonna do half way to Coro.

If you wanna take it easy or supervise and mentor us you are more than welcome to come with us!!!!

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showpost.php?p=1631898&postcount=291


how can it be half the coro loop if you dont even go onto coramandel :P?

Ragingrob
2nd July 2008, 19:14
how can it be half the coro loop if you dont even go onto coramandel :P?

:shifty: That's why he said "half way to coro!" :laugh:

BANZAI
2nd July 2008, 20:18
You could go on the bus past the Coro Loop with Ross :niceone:

Howbout Ross gna pillion me there and I ride VTR back? :p

Everyone can follow Ross till there then ride the whitford rd back to uni!!!!

Squiggles
2nd July 2008, 20:34
Call me a mean bastard but i reckon you need to do some riding by yourself banzai

what is the road condition out kaiaua and huia way these days?

Ragingrob
2nd July 2008, 20:38
You mean bastard.

klyong82
2nd July 2008, 21:05
You mean bastard squiggles!!

BANZAI
2nd July 2008, 21:08
Is non-openroad experience for 1300km good enough??

Ragingrob
2nd July 2008, 21:13
Is non-openroad experience for 1300km good enough??

Not really... At least get some open road riding done by yourself or with a couple of mates before the group stuff. Group riding requires a fair bit of concentration and a learner can be easily distracted, not to mention trying to follow other people's lines and speeds into corners which can lead to disaster.

Go for a pootle up SH16 or even just out Riverhead way by yourself or with a couple of guys just to get some more experience on 100kph road which is very different to riding around town or on the motorway.

Squiggles
2nd July 2008, 21:19
I only say so because its always good to get some experience riding your own ride, not concentrating on everyone elses (as your post on the rrrs thread suggests you were doing)

ital916
2nd July 2008, 21:24
Is non-openroad experience for 1300km good enough??

I'm going for a blast on saturday and tomorrow i'll be doing the henderson gp on the way to andrews. If you want you can come with me on saturday, I'm thinking sh16 to woodcocks and then to wellsford, nice and easy. I ride pretty slow bud, advice if you do come. Don't follow my lines, don't look at me when going through a corner. Brake early, slow in fast out. I'm not gonna leave you behind haha so don't rush or hurry. Think a couple corners ahead and you'll be right. In fact i think it will do us some good getting some solo hours under oue belts, especially me. I just need to ride :niceone:

PirateJafa
2nd July 2008, 21:28
I would offer to chaperone you on Sat/Sun Yui, but I'm bikeless at the moment.

Ragingrob
2nd July 2008, 21:36
Good advice Dushy, just like the guy at RRRS said, sure meet up with mates and have lunch etc but when you're actually riding don't ride as a "group", just ride as you would usually by yourself. Even EJ told me this week when we did SH16 that he just learnt to look around the corners from me, and he's been riding for a little while at least! I was really trying to put into practice what the course taught us.

TOTO
2nd July 2008, 21:57
what is the road condition out kaiaua and huia way these days?


Kaiawa Is sweet as. we did it with Dakara in the wet yesterday and even wet was primo. No slips or metal on the road, no road works etc. kaiawa ride is sweet as at the mo :niceone:

Nivosus
2nd July 2008, 22:05
http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=3599741317961172759,-36.735740,174.716580%3B13084644304613078974,-36.709196,174.436677%3B15525899147159424283,-36.688727,174.668761%3B15981651474871951799,-36.705760,174.665890&saddr=SH+17+%40-36.735740,+174.716580&daddr=SH+16+%40-36.709196,+174.436677+to:SH+17+%40-36.688727,+174.668761+to:-36.712192,174.668198&mra=dme&mrcr=2&mrsp=3&sz=12&sll=-36.72265,174.58477&sspn=0.238587,0.410614&ie=UTF8&z=12

this is a pretty mint beginer ride tbh. Can't count the number of times ive done this with mates or solo back in the 250 days on a sat/sunday arvo. Just watch ur speed as there are a few cops about and focus on clean consistent lines...... doesnt take to long either.

TOTO
2nd July 2008, 22:08
I'm going for a blast on saturday and tomorrow i'll be doing the henderson gp on the way to andrews. If you want you can come with me on saturday, I'm thinking sh16 to woodcocks and then to wellsford, nice and easy. I ride pretty slow bud, advice if you do come. Don't follow my lines, don't look at me when going through a c orner. Brake early, slow in fast out. I'm not gonna leave you behind haha so don't rush or hurry. Think a couple corners ahead and you'll be right. In fact i think it will do us some good getting some solo hours under oue belts, especially me. I just need to ride :niceone:


So you are going to ride on saturday and you dont even mention a thing to me. :oi-grr:

So you gonna invite me or not ???

motorbyclist
2nd July 2008, 23:04
Sheez MotorB. I just watched that video you took of you me and Raj doing the Coro loop 3 or 4 months ago whilst listening to the new Nine Inch Nails album (you can download it for free BTW), am so amped up now for the loop! Are you going to bring your video camera again?

Have you got a link to your camera, what do they cost?

The weather is supposed to be shit this weekend, but I think I will do the loop anyway - I desperately need some decent ride time.

it's an oregon scientific ATC 2000 (commonly called 'ATC 2K')

got it for $250 bucks plus another $30 for a 2gb SD card, running on rechargable AA batteries i had lying around

i'll def be keen to find a new spot to stick the camera somewhere on the side of the bike, or maybe on the tank again but higher up



it was an "Oregon Scientific ATC 2000"

i got it off trademe new for $250.

waterproof to 3 metres, seen video of one falling from a model rocket from 1900 feet and the video didn't even cut when it hit the ground, and i met a guy at the ride with one who had put it on his fairings and given it a bit of road rash - still worked fine

takes SD memory cards up to 2GB, at max quality a 2GB card (about $30) will last an hour, two alkaline AA batteries seem to last around 2 hours. usb to get it on your computer, and functions as a mass storage device, so no drivers or special software included/needed.
No cables needed either. Just turn her on and go.

comes with mounts for various applications, but I found a combination of "furry" velcro on the camera and 3M Dual Lock (both self adhesive) is the best way to stick it to your helmet - good to atleast 140kph on helmet

the video quality is what you would expect for $250. max settings are 640 by 480 at 30 frames per second. sound it ok, especially considering the mic is inside the body, but wind noise over 80kph is a serious problem (might actually be my bike's cam gears, but doubt it). i'm yet to make a wind sock to see if i can fix it.

note that resolution is much higher than youtube video, so for that purpose this camera can be run at much lower settings.

i found attaching to the tank was ok, but it needed duct tape to stabilise it or it flops around too much. on the helmet it is stable, isn't too heavy, and doesn't create much drag, but it take a bit to get the aim right as there is no live feed, so you have to put it on, sit on bike, take it off, load onto computer, adjust and repeat - i think i'll mark the mount points on my helmet lol.

so all that considered it was much cheaper and easier than buying a $400 bullet cam and hooking that up to a $1200 video recorder, and i don't have to worry about anything breaking on impact, especially when i try it on the dirt bike, but isn't exactly high def.

will try to post raw video sample asap

Macstar
3rd July 2008, 14:45
Thanks mate. There's an ATC3K model out now that has a wider angle lens and can go 10 m deep and some other spec improvements. I can't find anyone selling it in NZ though...

I only found one shop selling your model but they wanted $229 for it which seems a bit high for a 2yr old camera considering the new one has a Nz RRp of $289.

Macstar
3rd July 2008, 14:50
Booo hoo hooo :weep:

http://www.metservice.co.nz/default/index.php?alias=coromandel

Cormandel Forecast:

Situation: A complex trough of low pressure brings a barrage of fronts and strong westerlies for much of the country, turning colder southwest during the weekend, finally easing on Monday.

Outlook:Saturday:Becoming southwest 25 knots gusting 40 knots. Occasional showers. Sunday: Southwest slowly easing to 20 knots gusting 30 knots. Showers easing, then clearing. Monday: Southwest 15 knots. Mostly fine.

Or is there hope?

klyong82
3rd July 2008, 15:16
Darn.....lets hope it turns out fine.....need to ride..

bikerboy011
3rd July 2008, 15:48
Am not coming along if weather is shit.

Phurrball
3rd July 2008, 17:19
Hey! Don't mock my bus riding! It leads to better things...:scooter:

(Mmmm - throbbing bus lulling me to sleep :drool:)

klyong82
3rd July 2008, 19:25
Am not coming along if weather is shit.

Haha would love to see your new bike....if you are there....

bikerboy011
3rd July 2008, 19:34
Haha would love to see your new bike....if you are there....

:cool: haha cool, i hope weather will be good though...

motorbyclist
3rd July 2008, 21:31
Am not coming along if weather is shit.

lol nor am i:p


ride is, of course, postponed in event of crap weather. will post here on Saturday night with rain date etc if weather still deemed less than perfect.

motorbyclist
3rd July 2008, 21:39
Thanks mate. There's an ATC3K model out now that has a wider angle lens and can go 10 m deep and some other spec improvements. I can't find anyone selling it in NZ though...

I only found one shop selling your model but they wanted $229 for it which seems a bit high for a 2yr old camera considering the new one has a Nz RRp of $289.

ooh good, that's one of my only issues with the 2k

TOTO
3rd July 2008, 22:18
the saturday after may be good weather...

Macstar
4th July 2008, 00:58
the saturday after may be good weather...

F#$k that, we'll call it Macstar's Loop and still go this Sunday as planned. Who's keen?! Little wind and rain never hurt nobody...

PirateJafa
4th July 2008, 04:31
Thanks mate. There's an ATC3K model out now that has a wider angle lens and can go 10 m deep and some other spec improvements. I can't find anyone selling it in NZ though...


Frankly if your bike is 10m under the water, the camera would be the least of my worries! :P

ital916
4th July 2008, 07:58
F#$k that, we'll call it Macstar's Loop and still go this Sunday as planned. Who's keen?! Little wind and rain never hurt nobody...

Except the man that was allergic to wind and rain. He went into anaphylactic shock and died. If only he didn't go out that day, his 52 bastard love children would have an father right now.

TOTO
4th July 2008, 08:14
Except the man that was allergic to wind and rain. He went into anaphylactic shock and died. If only he didn't go out that day, his 52 bastard love children would have an father right now.

watching too much ER are we ....:rolleyes:

Ragingrob
4th July 2008, 08:47
Me and Shingo are gonna have to pull outta this one guys, due to driving the next morning at 3am down to the snow, I don't really wanna be the fatigued driver the tv ads are about!

Plus I kinda don't wanna be doing the coro with a brake disc that has had 6 extra holes drilled into it just to be able to fit, haha ay Stephen!

klyong82
4th July 2008, 10:10
Me and Shingo are gonna have to pull outta this one guys, due to driving the next morning at 3am down to the snow, I don't really wanna be the fatigued driver the tv ads are about!

Plus I kinda don't wanna be doing the coro with a brake disc that has had 6 extra holes drilled into it just to be able to fit, haha ay Stephen!

You can still come for a ride....you just dont need to do the entire route....

Ragingrob
4th July 2008, 10:24
You can still come for a ride....you just dont need to do the entire route....

Good point :doh:

Will have a talk to Shaun and see what comes outta it :bleh:

Where would be a good place to turn around? Maybe we could do the Kopu hill and then Tairua hill and then head back over them.

Ragingrob
4th July 2008, 10:35
Something kinda like this... Linky (http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-apla-nz-google-gm&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=map)

TOTO
4th July 2008, 11:28
linky not working...

But yea, you guys should come at least for a bit

shingo
4th July 2008, 11:35
linky not working...

But yea, you guys should come at least for a bit

fixed it (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Kopu,+Waikato,+New+Zealand&daddr=coroglen&mra=pe&mrcr=0&sll=10.619084,100.440493&sspn=105.582465,224.296875&ie=UTF8&z=11)

klyong82
4th July 2008, 12:39
fixed it (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Kopu,+Waikato,+New+Zealand&daddr=coroglen&mra=pe&mrcr=0&sll=10.619084,100.440493&sspn=105.582465,224.296875&ie=UTF8&z=11)


Something kinda like this... Linky (http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-apla-nz-google-gm&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=map)

Yeah baby!!

Ragingrob
4th July 2008, 13:07
Just checking guys... Will you all plan to leave the port caltex at 10am? If so, Shaun and I will meet you at BP Autobahn, or even just keep an eye for you guys on the motorway and then jump on when you go past :niceone:

motorbyclist
4th July 2008, 14:39
F#$k that, we'll call it Macstar's Loop and still go this Sunday as planned. Who's keen?! Little wind and rain never hurt nobody...

as i said, not paying $50 bucks for a scenic tour... only got enough petrol money right now for one day's riding so it's going to be a dry one!


oh, and i cbf picking up all the "omg wet roads are slippery" riders/bikes

Ragingrob
4th July 2008, 15:13
as i said, not paying $50 bucks for a scenic tour... only got enough petrol money right now for one day's riding so it's going to be a dry one!


oh, and i cbf picking up all the "omg wet roads are slippery" riders/bikes

+1

Takes a bit of effort and moolah to actual do the coro, if I wake up and the weather's shit I think I'll tell Shaun to bring his xbox :wari:

Badger8
4th July 2008, 22:08
Bugger, i'm gonna have to pike on this one lads.
And not some woofter excuse about gettin all moist. My body has finally given up on me, been workin too hard and not enough recovery time. Back is farked, and could barely move my head when i awoke this morning. Think i'm gonna spend the weekend on my back (and not in a good way :no: ) before i drive down sunday night and do it all over again.

motorbyclist
4th July 2008, 23:02
http://www.metservice.co.nz/default/index.php?alias=rainfcst_3daynz

:crybaby:

any suggestions for rain date?

TOTO
4th July 2008, 23:21
sat 12 JULY

Weather on that saturday here... (http://www.metvuw.com/forecast/forecast1.php?type=rain&region=nzni&tim=180)

motorbyclist
5th July 2008, 11:27
lol

sunday plz

Ragingrob
5th July 2008, 11:30
Could be keen next weekend :yes:

motorbyclist
5th July 2008, 11:32
actually, looking at this (http://www.metservice.co.nz/default/index.php?alias=rainfcst_7daytas), it looks like tuesday thru to saturday night will be mint:D

bikerboy011
5th July 2008, 12:39
Tomorrows weather few showers, fine periods. Is the ride still on?

motorbyclist
5th July 2008, 12:55
over the coro it will piss down tonight and roads won't be dry till 1 or 2pm with this winter sun

problem with showers and fine periods is the roads (and your gear) is still going to be wet the whole day

when the group leaves tomorrow it will likely be drizzling in auckland, so expect alot of people to wimp out

so as far as i know, macstar is still going regardless.... i don't see myself going at this stage

motorbyclist
5th July 2008, 13:04
btw, i'm gradually getting sicker as the week wears on, so i have no intention of riding in the cold/rain

squigs informs me he isn't coming either for similar reasons

bikerboy011
5th July 2008, 14:07
I think ill pull out too.... need to save money for mt rupaho.

Squiggles
5th July 2008, 14:35
squigs informs me he isn't coming either for similar reasons

I think im starting to catch a cold, so can be located balled up infront of the fire at hannes for the next couple of days

Phurrball
5th July 2008, 15:14
I'm picking up me bike regardless :woohoo:

TOTO
5th July 2008, 15:48
:cold: :cold:

:scooter: = :no:

:bye:

klyong82
5th July 2008, 15:53
:cold: :cold:

:scooter: = :no:

:bye:

Ride faster then so that the heat generated from the engine warms you up.....;)

motorbyclist
5th July 2008, 15:56
he rides naked, so it just get's drawn away faster


but if he rides in first gear, slipping the clutch at redline, he might get a bit of heat!

2wheeljunkie
5th July 2008, 16:46
yeaa by the looks of the weathers looks like im bailing too..have had a drippy nose the whole week..dunt want to develop it into a cold...farking weather..!:no:

Ragingrob
5th July 2008, 16:51
See you all at Ruapehu this next week then huh! :2thumbsup

Zapf
5th July 2008, 18:00
http://www.metvuw.com/forecast/forecast.php?type=rain&region=nz&noofdays=3

Look at the weather... looks like no rain tomorrow... Are u soft? :)

motorbyclist
5th July 2008, 18:10
http://www.metvuw.com/forecast/forecast.php?type=rain&region=nz&noofdays=3

Look at the weather... looks like no rain tomorrow... Are u soft? :)

look at metservice (NZ based group our news channels rely on, not this american BS) and you'll see that it's still drizzling as late as 9am

so roads aren't going to be dry till well after lunch, and whatever road we take down will be wet

and then once we've gotten half way we'll already be soaked

with this wind and recent storm conditions we can expect debris also

plus it's farking cold

and windy...



and i'm sick enough as it is



have fun guys!

ital916
5th July 2008, 18:26
The smc is being sensible, i'm proud of you guys :grouphug:. As manly as it sounds to say "fuck the weather". going for an extreme ride, on some extreme roads, with some extreme thunderstorms hanging around is asking for some extreme trouble, and I mean X-TREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEME. Have fun isaac, ride safe eh. As we know, sensible riders live longer.

TOTO
5th July 2008, 18:36
i think ke knows ... :yes:

lemining
5th July 2008, 18:44
im going to pass on the ride 2moro guys it is too cold.

u can call me soft, but you will be the one with flu on monday ;)

TOTO
5th July 2008, 18:48
i'm probably riding to raglan on monday if the weather clears up *which it should* so all of youz are wellcome to join me.

oooooaaaahh - its raining hail right now on the shore :cold:

HungusMaximist
5th July 2008, 19:55
All the best to the people that ride tomorrow, I've got a band practice so I won't be able to make it.

Stay safe and don't crash!

EJK
5th July 2008, 19:56
I'm riding with Yui tomorrow. Who wants to join?