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BANZAI
15th May 2008, 22:39
Hi all, Guess I am the only active n00b in SMC but I thought to make thread like this would be useful.

The purpose of this thread is for those Learner riders in SMC to post when they want to do practice in car parks with senior members of SMC.

For places to practice refer: http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?t=54559

So, what you think guys? Is it gonna be useful at all?????

Ok, so heres first L-plate rider's request....
Anyone free after 1pm on this Saturday?

bomma
15th May 2008, 23:16
im happy to help if you guys need me

i can personally tell ya that three kings is a shite place to practice....if you have come that far, you may as well go a lil bit further down the road to cameron pools parking lot.....generally empty on sundays and has a massive flat area

motorbyclist
16th May 2008, 00:57
have you heard about the wednesday night rides? they tend to go practice up in the albany megacentre's massive car parks with empty roads and roundabouts too

try to find somewhere with few cars to dent/annoy. maybe try some netball courts or something like that? (there was/is some good, big ones at my old high school that were empty most weekends)

what are the airport carparks like? last time i was there there was a few big empty areas

then there's subdivisions that are yet to have their immaculate roads opened. just squeeze/push past the barriers and there's a mini neighbourhood to go roving WITHOUT all the mums doing shcool runs in huge 4WDs ripping up the perfect surface and trucks dumping diesel everywhere

motorbyclist
16th May 2008, 00:57
actually, i might be keen for this; could do with an excuse to ride the pocket rocket

Squiggles
16th May 2008, 07:20
I use the carpark at dilworth and the one at the college of education, which is a good size and empty in the evenings/weekends

BANZAI
16th May 2008, 07:29
have you heard about the wednesday night rides? they tend to go practice up in the albany megacentre's massive car parks with empty roads and roundabouts too


I can't go on Wednesday nights, and guessing some of other learners can't.


I use the carpark at dilworth and the one at the college of education, which is a good size and empty in the evenings/weekends

Howbout use there this Saturday? Close from uni, perfect place for me :D



So, how many other L-plates in SMC? Hands up!

EJK
16th May 2008, 08:08
I have time after 1pm tomorrow. Got work at 3 tho lol

Anyways, Unitec Campus at Mt Albert is a good good place to practice basic biking stuffs. I gurantee you that ;)

BANZAI
16th May 2008, 11:21
I have time after 1pm tomorrow. Got work at 3 tho lol

Anyways, Unitec Campus at Mt Albert is a good good place to practice basic biking stuffs. I gurantee you that ;)


Cool, I gtg at 4pm so seems like it would work. So gather at Uni and the ride to whichever the carpark is convenient for everyone???

EJK
16th May 2008, 11:37
Hold on a sec... Theres a ride tomorrow :(

Wanna join us Ban?

My number: 021-0265-4015

Maverick
16th May 2008, 11:42
Im also happy to help new riders out with some carpark lessons/advice, feel free to drop me a pm,
When you have enough confidence to get out on the open road then check out the 250 friendly rides that I organise, they are great for building your skills and meeting other riders at similar skill levels.

Mav :cool:

BANZAI
16th May 2008, 14:41
Can't go for ride, have work from 9-1pm.

Anyone else can help me or want to practice with me??

BANZAI
16th May 2008, 19:39
Andrew's keen, maybe Hanne's sister come along as well.

Anyone else wanna use carpark to practice burnout and wheelie??? :lol:

So shall we say meet at Stephen's place 1-1:30pm and then head down to whichever the car parks convenient for everyone??

rie
16th May 2008, 21:33
i will swing by at some point if you're still at it. can't stay too long though. let me know if it's still happening

BANZAI
16th May 2008, 21:47
It should be, but don't know where we going :p

I'll just turn up to our Mr.President's place at 1:15ish :lol:

motorbyclist
16th May 2008, 21:49
So shall we say meet at Stephen's place 1-1:30pm and then head down to whichever the car parks convenient for everyone??

yep

see you then

motorbyclist
17th May 2008, 12:22
i'll be there by two!

Timati
17th May 2008, 15:35
Sorry guys. Been MIA for the past 2 weeks. When is the next ride?

motorbyclist
17th May 2008, 16:30
where's those pics?

Squiggles
17th May 2008, 16:32
I did graze my arse... rofl

BANZAI
18th May 2008, 10:15
Thanks for Stephen and Andrew for mentoring me and Rie for turning up!!
I still need lots of practice... Mainly need to get used to the clutch.


Andrew brought his pocket-rocket and we had some fun with it too :woohoo:
Here's some picture

We had two crash on the day but I only have one picture of incidents :p

Disco Dan
18th May 2008, 10:21
looks like the roof of the epsom campus carpark...

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?t=53059

Squiggles
18th May 2008, 10:25
looks like the roof of the epsom campus carpark...

Correct :msn-wink:

HungusMaximist
18th May 2008, 10:28
Looked like you had a good time, I'll bring some cones next time and do some wicked salom.

BANZAI
18th May 2008, 10:29
looks like the roof of the epsom campus carpark...

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?t=53059

I know about practice night, but cant do Wednesday night...

Disco Dan
18th May 2008, 10:29
Correct :msn-wink:

Flick me a PM next time you guys and (esp) gals head up there, i'd be keen!

There is an RC car track in Albany which would be great fun on a pocket-bike - we've used it on AWNMR a few times, is certainly fun trying to get a ZX11 around a hairpin designed for 3" long toys!

shingo
18th May 2008, 10:40
Flick me a PM next time you guys and (esp) gals head up there, i'd be keen!

There is an RC car track in Albany which would be great fun on a pocket-bike - we've used it on AWNMR a few times, is certainly fun trying to get a ZX11 around a hairpin designed for 3" long toys!

If you ever go there i'll bring one of cars. Show you boys what fast really means :devil2:

Disco Dan
18th May 2008, 10:43
If you ever go there i'll bring one of cars. Show you boys what fast really means :devil2:

Cars??? WTF dude !

We did it on full size motorbikes ! can you imagine two busas, a ZX11 and heaps of 250's trying to go around it at walking pace? ...oh and part of exercise was not to put your feet down!

BANZAI
18th May 2008, 10:46
RC cars!!!! What do you have??

Battery powered or fuel powered???

shingo
18th May 2008, 11:01
RC cars!!!! What do you have??

Battery powered or fuel powered???

I've got both, tho the nitro one aint quite going as it should at the mo. Was thinking of taking my battery powered one out today. Just have to find a nice big carpark somewhere....

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showpost.php?p=1529093&postcount=26

shingo
18th May 2008, 11:04
Cars??? WTF dude !

We did it on full size motorbikes ! can you imagine two busas, a ZX11 and heaps of 250's trying to go around it at walking pace? ...oh and part of exercise was not to put your feet down!

I'd be riding around it as well, but i would also have to bring one of my cars, see how it handles the track.

Disco Dan
18th May 2008, 11:10
I'd be riding around it as well, but i would also have to bring one of my cars, see how it handles the track.

Here's the track...

BANZAI
18th May 2008, 11:40
Here's the track...

Can we use it in weekends???

Disco Dan
18th May 2008, 11:48
Think gates get locked at night, not sure about weekends.

As long as gates open you can get to the track. you may be able to get a bike through somewhere but whole place under camera surveillance and security guards patrol. Doubt they would mind, prob give the guys watching the monitors a giggle watching bikes go around it... assuming you behave yourselves I doubt they would kick up a fuss.

motorbyclist
18th May 2008, 15:37
We had two crash on the day but I only have one picture of incidents :p

lol we had a few more after you left, plus hanne did a burnout:lol:

Hanne
18th May 2008, 20:41
lol we had a few more after you left, plus hanne did a burnout:lol:

haha that was meeeean!

BANZAI
18th May 2008, 21:18
lol we had a few more after you left, plus hanne did a burnout:lol:

I wanna see it!! :Punk:

Howbout this Sat same time or Sunday morning???

shingo
18th May 2008, 21:25
I wanna see it!! :Punk:

Howbout this Sat same time or Sunday morning???

Have it on sunday and i will try make it. I'll bring one of my rc cars with me, and i want a go on the DR :devil2:

Ragingrob
18th May 2008, 21:31
Hey Shaun end up going for a ride today or na? Yesterday we went an interesting way, up sh1 got off at Greville and cruised old albany road I think it was till riverhead then joined sh16 went along for a bit then cut all the way back across to Warkworth and down sh1 as we were running outta time.

Back on topic - I'm keen to come join you guys this weekend if I can!

shingo
18th May 2008, 21:49
Hey Shaun end up going for a ride today or na? Yesterday we went an interesting way, up sh1 got off at Greville and cruised old albany road I think it was till riverhead then joined sh16 went along for a bit then cut all the way back across to Warkworth and down sh1 as we were running outta time.

If you count riding round te atatu and henderson trying to find an empty concreted area as a ride, then yeah, i went for a ride.

Ragingrob
18th May 2008, 21:51
If you count riding round te atatu and henderson trying to find an empty concreted area as a ride, then yeah, i went for a ride.

Hey how's friday sound for a ride maybe? During the day? Then head to the chiller for a well deserved drink?

shingo
18th May 2008, 21:54
Hey how's friday sound for a ride maybe? During the day? Then head to the chiller for a well deserved drink?

If the weather's good, i'm keen.
Should really go to my class at 11, but the lecturer aint that good, and i can just read his notes instead.

BANZAI
18th May 2008, 22:19
Don't have anything on Friday too, can I join you guys??

klyong82
18th May 2008, 22:28
Stevo aint got the skills to ride a repsol....:dodge:

Ragingrob
18th May 2008, 22:43
Don't have anything on Friday too, can I join you guys??

Hey dude, awesome to see you keen to get riding as much and as often as possible, that's what it's all about! Have you hit the open road or motorway at all yet? Me and Shaun kinda wanna go for a blast on Friday as opposed to a slower paced ride (not that I'd say I go too fast anyway haha).

Um a thought though is if anyone else is keen to come and are learners or keen for learner pace, then we would be keen to have everyone along with maybe a slower group and a faster group but still stick together overall, usually works out that way anyway!

Pretty much we'd hate to leave you behind. So it'd be cool as if ya know anyone who'd be keen to do their first open road with ya too? I don't mind leading at a slower pace at all, but as long as it's fine to head off in front maybe too for a bit. Lol now I feel like a dick hijacking your thread haha!

So :

This Friday 23rd May, time will be weather dependant but prob aim about 10am-11am, head out west to do SH16 maybe Woodcocks rd too. Back in time for the chiller at Strata. Calling ALL people who just wanna get some open riding done. Not a "Learner friendly ride" specifically, but various levels are all welcome in terms of splitting the group up maybe. Sound like fun to anyone?

Sounds ok Banzai?
:Punk::woohoo:

EDIT : Check out the thread in the smc forum re the ride.

motorbyclist
19th May 2008, 23:21
If you count riding round te atatu and henderson trying to find an empty concreted area as a ride, then yeah, i went for a ride.

the testing station near the old council building is nice and large and empty most afternoons (drug dealers/stoners generally clear out when you turn up with more than one car, and security would prefer a pocket rocket to a drug dealer. seriously speaking from experience here)

BANZAI
25th May 2008, 20:42
On the after exam ride day anyone keen to go crusing?

Maybe something like half or 1/4 of coro loop or somewhere suitable for Learners and have nice scenary.

I think it's a good idea!?

motorbyclist
25th May 2008, 22:26
learners and open road? good idea?

well considering the amount of riding you've been doing maybe it could happen

or just have another ride on anther weekend for learners

BANZAI
25th May 2008, 23:00
learners and open road? good idea?

well considering the amount of riding you've been doing maybe it could happen

or just have another ride on anther weekend for learners

Ofcource we need you senior members to help us!!! Couple guys lead us, couple guys at the back maybe?


Maybe not an open road. I don't really know Auckland Roads so somewhere suitable for learners...

rie
25th May 2008, 23:20
Ofcource we need you senior members to help us!!!

i love the assumed plurality of learners when actually i believe he means...me and him. (feel free to correct me though. we may have a few nifty 250s learning to ride)

not to mention the cohort of senior riders he intends to escort the imagined gaggle of L-plate learners across the coro-loop.

giggles aside, i would be thrilled to go for another ride. :)

how are your tight u-turns banzai? i would like to practice those in a safe area where Friends and Riders alike can throw themselves to the ground to protect my fairings in the event of a slow-speed dump.

rie
25th May 2008, 23:23
learners and open road? good idea?

absolutely the most fun a person can have simultaneously shitting themselves as one rapidly approaches a head-on with a van.

so no, not a good idea. but if i were sensible i would have bought a scooter like my BHS instructor told me to. ("because then you can ride in heels, dear")

BANZAI
25th May 2008, 23:49
i love the assumed plurality of learners when actually i believe he means...me and him. (feel free to correct me though. we may have a few nifty 250s learning to ride)

not to mention the cohort of senior riders he intends to escort the imagined gaggle of L-plate learners across the coro-loop.

giggles aside, i would be thrilled to go for another ride. :)

how are your tight u-turns banzai? i would like to practice those in a safe area where Friends and Riders alike can throw themselves to the ground to protect my fairings in the event of a slow-speed dump.

You forgot about Dushy!!! He's still on his L-plate and gotta do practice to prevent him from further crash! :p

Do you mean you wanna use my GN for U-turn practice so that your shiny GPX's fairings won't damaged? :lol:

It's gonna cost you a lot :devil2::msn-wink:

rie
26th May 2008, 07:31
Do you mean you wanna use my GN for U-turn practice so that your shiny GPX's fairings won't damaged? :lol:

hell no.

if my gpx starts to tip over all able-bodied men must throw themselves to the ground to cushion the fairings.

ehab2weelr
26th May 2008, 07:44
you guy should join us at the RRRS . look for the thread. :yes:

BANZAI
26th May 2008, 08:15
you guy should join us at the RRRS . look for the thread. :yes:

Stevo told me that's for more experienced riders. But could come along and watch what you guys doing???

Ragingrob
26th May 2008, 08:23
Yeah RRRS is more for intermediate riders and above from what I've heard, well some experience at least, and also we've already booked it all out. Dunno about the whole watching thing, I doubt it, would kinda be like just going to Uni without paying fees right?

klyong82
26th May 2008, 09:17
absolutely the most fun a person can have simultaneously shitting themselves as one rapidly approaches a head-on with a van.


Haha I wish I saw that in live action Rie ... well at least you now have first hand experience in squeezing through tight corners. You ride really well...keep riding ....and wait people should see you doing a 360 degree turn using the stand like what we saw at the Wellsford pump... :headbang:


hell no.

if my gpx starts to tip over all able-bodied men must throw themselves to the ground to cushion the fairings.

Invest in a set of crash bungs/sliders like on my bike to protect your bikes fairings in the event of a crash.

rie
26th May 2008, 10:52
Invest in a set of crash bungs/sliders like on my bike to protect your bikes fairings in the event of a crash.

mm i looked them up but there are no standard crash bungs available for my particular bike so they have to be custom made.

bit beyond my means at the moment given i don't even own riding pants & currently bind the machine physically to my house disguised as a pile of rubbish in the absence of a suitable shed.

Ragingrob
26th May 2008, 10:55
mm i looked them up but there are no standard crash bungs available for my particular bike so they have to be custom made.

bit beyond my means at the moment given i don't even own riding pants & currently bind the machine physically to my house disguised as a pile of rubbish in the absence of a suitable shed.

Haha yeah get some pants first... If you were involved in a crash on the open road, you would definitely want some pants, especially on a one-way bridge with a van! :dodge:

Hanne
26th May 2008, 11:14
you guy should join us at the RRRS . look for the thread. :yes:

The SMC RRRS day is booked out atm, they do have courses on every 3rd Sunday of the month though. Yes, it is aimed at people who have had some experience riding already but having said that I did it in May or so last year having had my bike 4 - 5 months (and for a good 4 weeks of that it was in the shop out of order) and found it REALLY useful, was able to put the skills to use right away.

So do look at it , and DO practice more low speed cornering etc before going near coro and tight corners and road works etc!

klyong82
26th May 2008, 12:01
mm i looked them up but there are no standard crash bungs available for my particular bike so they have to be custom made.

bit beyond my means at the moment given i don't even own riding pants & currently bind the machine physically to my house disguised as a pile of rubbish in the absence of a suitable shed.

Alright then I think the priority now is beefing up the security of your bike. Do you need help in finding security locks for your bike? Looking at your bike fairings I think you gonna have to drill a hole to mount the frame sliders....



Haha yeah get some pants first... If you were involved in a crash on the open road, you would definitely want some pants, especially on a one-way bridge with a van! :dodge:

Haha....

PirateJafa
26th May 2008, 16:22
bit beyond my means at the moment given i don't even own riding pants & currently bind the machine physically to my house disguised as a pile of rubbish in the absence of a suitable shed.

It is insured right?

EJK
26th May 2008, 16:22
BANZAI told me that he possibly could come to AWNR this week. Join if you guys can :) I'm happy to escort if you guys don't know where its held :yes:

ital916
26th May 2008, 16:24
You forgot about Dushy!!! He's still on his L-plate and gotta do practice to prevent him from further crash! :p


Your in dangerous territory there bud, clip around the ears territory haha jokes. If you put 7k on you gn's speedo in three months and ride come rain or shine and do tours through roads shitter than you can imagine and ride every day come day or night then you can start commenting on my riding bud haha but as for a carpark practice day, I am always keen to improve my low speed skills of which I am the first to admit is still shit, u turns anyone haha. So maybe after exams we can do a nice carpark practice before I piss off for a while to clock up some miles.

PirateJafa
26th May 2008, 17:53
and ride every day come day or night


..when she starts... ;)

Ragingrob
26th May 2008, 17:59
..when she starts... ;)

I.e. Weekly... :shutup:

10Chars

shingo
26th May 2008, 18:11
Yet another thread has turned into a Dushy bashing episode, top job fellas, keep up the good work :niceone:

Ragingrob
26th May 2008, 18:14
Yet another thread has turned into a Dushy bashing episode, top job fellas, keep up the good work :niceone:

:yes: I do what I need to :innocent:

BadCompany
26th May 2008, 18:25
Yet another thread has turned into a Dushy bashing episode, top job fellas, keep up the good work :niceone:

Cheers, we do try our best to entertain ourselves and others :)

EJK
26th May 2008, 18:35
Your in dangerous territory there bud, clip around the ears territory haha jokes. If you put 7k on you gn's speedo in three months and ride come rain or shine and do tours through roads shitter than you can imagine and ride every day come day or night then you can start commenting on my riding bud haha

Hmmmmm that means I can comment on your riding huh? :shifty: :devil2:
But... I guess theres enough bashers around so I'll step aside :cool:

Well, I'm happy to help BANZAI how to ride and all :yes: Watch out Drider, BANZAI may do 12,000kms in 3 months! :cool:

Ragingrob
26th May 2008, 18:55
Cheers, we do try our best to entertain ourselves and others :)

Lol dude who are you?

ital916
26th May 2008, 19:19
Bash all you want dudes and dudettes, tis not gonna distill my love for the road and for bikes. I'm gonna turn the other cheek and be the better man haha :shake:..or maybe not, if it's war you want banzai it is war you shall have, first off buy yourself a new helmet cos you've already broken yours....a day after I sold it to you :2thumbsup. Come show me your new handlebars too, I'm very keen to see them....before you drop the ginny again and bend them even more. And remember to check your winkers when riding, you must have a special edition or something, cos my bike doesn't come with winkers...it has indicators lol.

BadCompany
26th May 2008, 19:26
Lol dude who are you?

Haha why is that?


Bash all you want dudes and dudettes, tis not gonna distill my love for the road and for bikes. I'm gonna turn the other cheek and be the better man haha :shake:..or maybe not, if it's war you want banzai it is war you shall have, first off buy yourself a new helmet cos you've already broken yours....a day after I sold it to you :2thumbsup. Come show me your new handlebars too, I'm very keen to see them....before you drop the ginny again and bend them even more. And remember to check your winkers when riding, you must have a special edition or something, cos my bike doesn't come with winkers...it has indicators lol.

So then you've, what, six or seven times? How many handle bars and indicators, or even bikes have you gone through (the RG ;))? MMM SILICON-EY TIRES!

Hey so who would pay two grand for an old rooted bike that doesn't go? *looks at drider*

ital916
26th May 2008, 19:31
Haha why is that?



So then you've, what, six or seven times? How many handle bars and indicators, or even bikes have you gone through (the RG ;))?

Hey so who would pay two grand for an old rooted bike that doesn't go? *looks at drider*

He is obviously bad company...which makes him good company in my eyes, come to the friday night chiller this week.......another person to drink with, and laugh with...and look at robs missus with:whistle:

Ragingrob
26th May 2008, 19:34
Haha why is that?

It was a pretty random thing for you to say, given the fact that you've never posted anything to do with it. Do you go to Auck uni?

BadCompany
26th May 2008, 19:36
It was a pretty random thing for you to say, given the fact that you've never posted anything to do with it. Do you go to Auck uni?

I was more referring to our other thread that we turned up side down.


He is obviously bad company...which makes him good company in my eyes, come to the friday night chiller this week.......another person to drink with, and laugh with...and look at robs missus with:whistle:

Shall I go buy a bottle of rum in preperation then?

EDIT: Just found out what friday night chiller is. I like beer.

shingo
26th May 2008, 19:53
It was a pretty random thing for you to say, given the fact that you've never posted anything to do with it. Do you go to Auck uni?

I was thinking the same thing, specially when i couldnt find any post by him that contributed to the "turning upside down" of any smc threads.

Pretty sure i can guess who he is (one of the slower riders on the piha ride a week or so ago).

BANZAI
26th May 2008, 20:00
Ok, I should be free this Wednesday from 6:30ish. If I am EJ can take me to Wednesday night practicing. Anyone wanna come with me?

I'm free on whole Saturday this week, if weather's good practice at Epsom campus carpark or RC car track??

Drider> Yea my GN is GN250RS. It come with winkers :msn-wink:

I'll buy helmet when you guys have same helmet, same or cheaper price and in silver :p

Ragingrob
26th May 2008, 20:03
I was thinking the same thing, specially when i couldnt find any post by him that contributed to the "turning upside down" of any smc threads.

Pretty sure i can guess who he is (one of the slower riders on the piha ride a week or so ago).

Oh can't be, this guy rides with his throttle fully open 90% of the time! And rides his 250 "properly".

BadCompany
26th May 2008, 20:10
Oh can't be, this guy rides with his throttle fully open 90% of the time! And rides his 250 "properly".

Hahahaa, ten points for memory.


I was thinking the same thing, specially when i couldnt find any post by him that contributed to the "turning upside down" of any smc threads.

Pretty sure i can guess who he is (one of the slower riders on the piha ride a week or so ago).



-10 for failure.

ital916
26th May 2008, 20:23
So then you've, what, six or seven times? How many handle bars and indicators, or even bikes have you gone through (the RG ;))? MMM SILICON-EY TIRES!

Hey so who would pay two grand for an old rooted bike that doesn't go? *looks at drider*

Only thing I ever replaced was tires and one indicator haha, I dropped my bike at speed twice, and five times almost stationary learning to take it off road. Cos of that crack now I do want to know who you are...also cracks about my departed two stroke go only so far, she was a great bike and no one except people I know well can make fun of her without me getting slightly ticked off. So crack away matey but not about betty, cos then I will get annoyed, and then when I meet you on friday if you come to the chiller I'll just think your a dick. Have we met before too, cos dushy bashing is only for people who know dushy I reckon. Robbo I know as well as everyone else so they can say whatever they want and I'll have a laugh about it but you, na you can't me thinks. Nuff said.

Edit: actually you also made a crack about my new bike too which you've probably never even seen, so now I do think your a dick and if you do come to the chiller and say anything about my bike I shall get ticked off, words shall be exchanged my friend. Warning sent.

BadCompany
26th May 2008, 20:33
Only thing I ever replaced was tires and one indicator haha, I dropped my bike at speed twice, and five times almost stationary learning to take it off road. Cos of that crack now I do want to know who you are...also cracks about my departed two stroke go only so far, she was a great bike and no one except people I know well can make fun of her without me getting slightly ticked off. So crack away matey but not about betty, cos then I will get annoyed, and then when I meet you on friday if you come to the chiller I'll just think your a dick. Have we met before too, cos dushy bashing is only for people who know dushy I reckon. Robbo I know as well as everyone else so they can say whatever they want and I'll have a laugh about it but you, na you can't me thinks. Nuff said.

Edit: actually you also made a crack about my new bike too which you've probably never even seen, so now I do think your a dick and if you do come to the chiller and say anything about my bike I shall get ticked off, words shall be exchanged my friend. Warning sent.

Haha I'm just taking the piss, I'm Jafa's flat mate. I've heard stories ;)

ital916
26th May 2008, 20:36
Haha I'm just taking the piss, I'm Jafa's flat mate. I've heard stories ;)

You shoulda just said that in the first place mate, maybe your not such a cunt then, we shall see over a beer on friday. Tell jafa to get his pasty broken body all healed up and back on his bike.

Man I sound like a grumpy old man, must be all the tests...uni has turned me evil...gah. Showies would be great right now haha.

Squiggles
26th May 2008, 20:36
Edit: actually you also made a crack about my new bike too which you've probably never even seen, so now I do think your a dick and if you do come to the chiller and say anything about my bike I shall get ticked off, words shall be exchanged my friend. Warning sent.

Wont stop me taking a crack at it :jerry:

ital916
26th May 2008, 20:39
Wont stop me taking a crack at it :jerry:

So whos keen to buy three rusted piece of shit kawsakis that'll never get fixed? *looks at squiggles* :jerry:

motorbyclist
26th May 2008, 20:41
mm i looked them up but there are no standard crash bungs available for my particular bike so they have to be custom made.


pillows + duct tape:clap:




EDIT: Just found out what friday night chiller is. I like beer.

lol welcome to the club!

BadCompany
26th May 2008, 20:42
You shoulda just said that in the first place mate, maybe your not such a cunt then, we shall see over a beer on friday. Tell jafa to get his pasty broken body all healed up and back on his bike.

Man I sound like a grumpy old man, must be all the tests...uni has turned me evil...gah. Showies would be great right now haha.

Haha don't worry I remind him every day about he is so good at riding straight into corners :P


So whos keen to buy three rusted piece of shit kawsakis that'll never get fixed? *looks at squiggles* :jerry:

OOOOO!

Ragingrob
26th May 2008, 20:46
I reckon SMC L-platers should be out there on this fine night getting some night-riding practice in rather than all this arguing! Or fixing their bike, or fixing their bones.

:banana::chase:

ital916
26th May 2008, 20:50
I reckon SMC L-platers should be out there on this fine night getting some night-riding practice in rather than all this arguing! Or fixing their bike, or fixing their bones.

:banana::chase:

I reckon we should all be checking out your middy :banana:

Ragingrob
26th May 2008, 20:55
I reckon we should all be checking out your middy :banana:

As she goes past on the pillion seat of my working bike? :eek5:

EJK
27th May 2008, 08:19
Its a WAR!

I'll back up BANZAI from now, teaching him everything I know (Incl. The stylish bin) :laugh: By next week, he may do the coro loop :eek:

Btw, Shall we have a wee small ride this Saturday?

Whos in?

I'm happy to take some photos :)

BANZAI
27th May 2008, 12:45
Its a WAR!

I'll back up BANZAI from now, teaching him everything I know (Incl. The stylish bin) :laugh: By next week, he may do the coro loop :eek:

Btw, Shall we have a wee small ride this Saturday?

Whos in?

I'm happy to take some photos :)

HAHAHA thanks man! :niceone:

Don't need sylish bin thanks!!!

Um... I wanna see whats the RC circuit look like. Also wanna see how my new handle bars perform in tight turns :p

Howbout RC track day??

EJK
27th May 2008, 14:12
Is that in Albany? The RC track?

Hanne
27th May 2008, 18:04
pillows + duct tape:clap:






That was how I learnt to rollerblade when I was eight!

BANZAI
27th May 2008, 19:37
Is that in Albany? The RC track?

Umm not too sure, refer Disco Dan's comment...


So I'm planning to meet EJ at front of Uni Gym 6:30 and head to Wednesday Practice night.

Who else wanna come join us???

BadCompany
27th May 2008, 19:43
Who else wanna come join us???

Can I bring a camera and point and laugh to myself? :D

BANZAI
28th May 2008, 06:57
Can I bring a camera and point and laugh to myself? :D

Haha sure :D

Weather is very good today!

Randomly woke up at 5:45am and went for waterfront ride :woohoo:
It was :cold::cold::cold: but FUuuuuuuuuuunN:laugh::scooter::Punk:

EJK
28th May 2008, 16:30
I'll see some of you guys in an hour! Dress warmly it's getting cold!

BANZAI
28th May 2008, 21:03
Man, you guys were crazy!!!:eek:

I never done any open roads and night riding, but went to westgate open roads to get to albany(dont know which one,the one go turn right at roundabout after westgate shell.)!!!!!:gob:

But that was FUUUUUUUUUUN! :fisrt:

And thanks to KB guys doing carpark practice. I need to do it more!

Had to leave early coz meant to be at Uni thing tonight.

Don't think can goto wednesday stuff again, but that's what this thread for! :p

Ragingrob
29th May 2008, 07:24
So those open roads were all good ay? And at night too! Awesome dude sounds like you had a great time.

EJK
29th May 2008, 08:54
It was a good experience to Banzai lol

So far hes ahead of Driders pace :lol:

Ragingrob
29th May 2008, 09:00
It was a good experience to Banzai lol

So far hes ahead of Driders pace :lol:

Lol don't push it EJ! I think this weekend I've gotta knuckle down and write some spanish dialogues for an oral exam next week, so wont be joining ya on any rides/carpark practices... After exams though I'm all ears!

EJK
29th May 2008, 09:03
Alrighty ho! :) No problem!

Btw yeah, I might go on a small ride this Saturday :)
And even go to that RC track and take some photos :D

Note: Banzai's last night;

:first: First time on the open road
:first: First time on a night ride
:first: First time on a ride where only your headlight is the only light!
:first: First time to ride on a strip of road works (gravel similar)
:first: First time to do all above at night! :D

BANZAI
29th May 2008, 10:47
Alrighty ho! :) No problem!

Btw yeah, I might go on a small ride this Saturday :)
And even go to that RC track and take some photos :D

Note: Banzai's last night;

:first: First time on the open road
:first: First time on a night ride
:first: First time on a ride where only your headlight is the only light!
:first: First time to ride on a strip of road works (gravel similar)
:first: First time to do all above at night! :D


HeHeee so many first times at once :p

Now,
Whos free Saturday for small ride(cruise) and car-park pratice?

rie
29th May 2008, 11:52
Now,
Whos free Saturday for small ride(cruise) and car-park pratice?[/B][/SIZE]

where are you thinking of going?

BANZAI
29th May 2008, 13:56
There is an RC car track in Albany which would be great fun on a pocket-bike - we've used it on AWNMR a few times, is certainly fun trying to get a ZX11 around a hairpin designed for 3" long toys!


Here's the track...

This http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=95827&d=1211069391
is where the track is. So we gotta find some way to get there. Any ideas???

I'll PM disco dan if he's free to take us there :p

PirateJafa
29th May 2008, 15:36
Alrighty ho! :) No problem!

Btw yeah, I might go on a small ride this Saturday :)
And even go to that RC track and take some photos :D

Note: Banzai's last night;

:first: First time on the open road
:first: First time on a night ride
:first: First time on a ride where only your headlight is the only light!
:first: First time to ride on a strip of road works (gravel similar)
:first: First time to do all above at night! :D


A night ride at night?

No way! :Pokey:

carbacca
29th May 2008, 16:26
could be keen for satruday ;) after i sort my warrant

yes i've been gone for a while...bike is finally warrant-able now but i need practice i think

BANZAI
29th May 2008, 18:42
could be keen for satruday ;) after i sort my warrant

yes i've been gone for a while...bike is finally warrant-able now but i need practice i think

Hey your avatar is one of the early "Kamen-Rider" right??
Which one isit?



So, how shall we do it?

Ride from westgate openroad to albany(what's the name of that route if it have name for it?) then find the RC track and practice there?

What time do we meet up?

BadCompany
29th May 2008, 21:17
Hey your avatar is one of the early "Kamen-Rider" right??
Which one isit?



So, how shall we do it?

Ride from westgate openroad to albany(what's the name of that route if it have name for it?) then find the RC track and practice there?

What time do we meet up?

Coatsville-Riverhead Highway?

Hey that RC Track, it looks like its behind North Harbor Stadium?

shingo
29th May 2008, 21:31
Hey that RC Track, it looks like its behind North Harbor Stadium?

That'd be cause it is.

BANZAI
29th May 2008, 21:35
That'd be cause it is.

Is it ok to use in Saturdays(morning-afternoon)? or would there be lots of RC car ppl racing their cars??

shingo
29th May 2008, 21:37
Is it ok to use in Saturdays(morning-afternoon)? or would there be lots of RC car ppl racing their cars??

I dont really know, i have never actually been there.

It is one of the few rc tracks in auckland, so i'd expect there to be some people there. Guess you wont know till you get there.

Ragingrob
29th May 2008, 21:41
I dont really know, i have never actually been there.

It is one of the few rc tracks in auckland, so i'd expect there to be some people there. Guess you wont know till you get there.

I'm sure I could pretty my moving target swerving and take down a few of them for ya Banzai!

EDIT : I mean practise! Sorry Shaun I was just thinking of how pretty you are.

BANZAI
29th May 2008, 22:11
Hahaha ok, we will try get there on Saturday. If we can't use RC tracks, I'm sure we can find something else to do!!!

So meet at uni (Symonds St?), what time? 9:30am, 10, 10:30, 11 etc...????

klyong82
29th May 2008, 22:39
If you are still riding in the afternoon then I might come and join you....gonna be in the airport in the morning...:woohoo:

BANZAI
29th May 2008, 22:58
Had request to meet at uni after 2pm. How's that gonna affect all of you who are planning to come?

motorbyclist
29th May 2008, 23:00
HeHeee so many first times at once :p

Now,
Whos free Saturday for small ride(cruise) and car-park pratice?

lol he's hooked!


could be keen for satruday ;) after i sort my warrant

yes i've been gone for a while...bike is finally warrant-able now but i need practice i think

zomg Hong is back!

klyong82
30th May 2008, 08:46
Had request to meet at uni after 2pm. How's that gonna affect all of you who are planning to come?

Might be there and who's bring the repsol pocket rocket for me to ride...

Macstar
30th May 2008, 10:42
Might be there and who's bring the repsol pocket rocket for me to ride...

Wild West Honda has a munted Repsol in their workshop. So sad to a bike like that destroyed.

klyong82
30th May 2008, 11:00
Wild West Honda has a munted Repsol in their workshop. So sad to a bike like that destroyed.

That repsol has been sitting there for a long time... I'll buy that for a dollar

BANZAI
30th May 2008, 19:15
Tomorrow 2pm in front of Uni Gym, symond st.

We probly go Albany through open road from westgate and might visit pirate jafa :p

We'll go and see if RC track can be used, but EJ says there should be another carparks can be used.

Does anyone have small markers or pylons?


If the weather is bad, we can go have an afternoon tea :lol:

BadCompany
30th May 2008, 19:22
Awesome so I'll hve a bunch of noobs on silly bikes at my house :P

BANZAI
30th May 2008, 19:52
Awesome so I'll hve a bunch of noobs on silly bikes at my house :P

GN isn't a silly bike! It's one of the greatest bike in the world! :first:

:p anyway are you coming? Where were you last wednesday??

BadCompany
30th May 2008, 20:08
GN isn't a silly bike! It's one of the greatest bike in the world! :first:

:p anyway are you coming? Where were you last wednesday??

I was at night class, and will probably be thrashing about in my newly acquired car on Saturday.

BANZAI
30th May 2008, 20:10
I was at night class, and will probably be thrashing about in my newly acquired car on Saturday.

What isit? F430? :rofl:

BadCompany
30th May 2008, 20:55
What isit? F430? :rofl:

Close, its an MR2.

EJK
30th May 2008, 22:35
Hey your avatar is one of the early "Kamen-Rider" right??
Which one isit?



So, how shall we do it?

Ride from westgate openroad to albany(what's the name of that route if it have name for it?) then find the RC track and practice there?

What time do we meet up?

Yep we'll take the Coatesville Riverhead road :) Hope it's not too wet :(


Coatsville-Riverhead Highway?

Hey that RC Track, it looks like its behind North Harbor Stadium?

Yep thats the one. I've just been there and it looks ok. I now know where it is ;)


Is it ok to use in Saturdays(morning-afternoon)? or would there be lots of RC car ppl racing their cars??

We'll smash them :)


Hahaha ok, we will try get there on Saturday. If we can't use RC tracks, I'm sure we can find something else to do!!!

So meet at uni (Symonds St?), what time? 9:30am, 10, 10:30, 11 etc...????

2pm?


could be keen for satruday ;) after i sort my warrant

yes i've been gone for a while...bike is finally warrant-able now but i need practice i think

ZOMG Hong is back!.



So, I'll see you guys tomorrow at 2pm! :Punk:

Shall we go even if it rains like hell? :blink:

gijoe1313
30th May 2008, 23:50
Rain? Makes for more practice! :yes:

hmmmm ... I need to be a good boy and get all my chores done ... and may tag along! :innocent:

EJK
30th May 2008, 23:52
If BANZAI bins, it's your responsibility ;)

BANZAI
31st May 2008, 06:30
Close, its an MR2.

Ooh, coool. Which one?


Rain? Makes for more practice! :yes:

hmmmm ... I need to be a good boy and get all my chores done ... and may tag along! :innocent:

Tag along!!!


If BANZAI bins, it's your responsibility ;)

:nono: Don't say something like that!! Binning is not cool! I'm gonna borrow words from Rob, "No binning in my ride!!" :first:

zeocen
31st May 2008, 09:30
well if gijoe1313 tags along, then I might tag along with him if my chores (aka, work on a weekend, grr) :D Just to watch, it's nice and relaxing watching motorcycles do some low speed manuvering and stuff after a 'hard day at the office'.

....or am I weird ;/

motorbyclist
31st May 2008, 15:31
saw a nice spot in newmarket, next to the gas station, a big tarmac area under the motorway overpass - and it's won't matter if it's raining

plus another carpark i've since forgotten about

Ragingrob
31st May 2008, 17:22
saw a nice spot in newmarket, next to the gas station, a big tarmac area under the motorway overpass - and it's won't matter if it's raining

plus another carpark i've since forgotten about

On Khyber Pass Rd heading past the petrol station on the left?

BANZAI
31st May 2008, 17:32
Thanks to EJ, Kim, Gijoe, zeocen and Rie for coming today!!!

We left uni to westgate and meet Rie there and took Coatesville Riverhead road to Albany.

On the way there nothing much happend but except one corner I couldn't turn and came over to the otherside of the road, lucky there were no car coming!! :wacko:

RC track was being used by all those RC car racers so we took other way back to west gate and had some food there :D

It was great ride!! :first:



RC track can only be used in the evening I guess, and probly not in weekend but during weekday. Maybe sometime we could go there via motorway and do practice night???

gijoe1313
31st May 2008, 18:22
Mighty good ride today, got to practice low speed control on Betsy, which on a two stroker is an almighty hard thing to do :lol:

Good company and good riding ... zeocen was the token minority white guy and he was stereotypically white guy tall :rofl:

Nice to meet you Rie! Always a pleasure to ride with female bikers! :yes:

Had some ginger beers and chips at Miss Q's Westgate and zeo and I spannered new bling onto my Big Ol'Hornet and took a look at Betsy's lighting gubbins to try and work out what was wrong with her! (Will get Jeaves methinks to give a hand :wacko:)

:niceone:

zeocen
31st May 2008, 18:33
Yeah it was good to meet some new faces, very friendly bunch.. though what is it with asians and ginger beer!? I was the only non asian and I had a coke! hehe

You were riding pretty sweet Banzai! I didn't see the "oops" corner but from what I did see you looked very confident, you even passed me on the motorway! On a GN! :niceone:

And if anyone was wondering why I suddenly took off on the motorway, some chick in the passenger seat of a car lifted her shirt at me and showed me her bra :gob::gob:, I was bewildered, so I raced up to see what the hell it was for! But I didn't get a second show :<

klyong82
1st June 2008, 06:47
You should see the GN overtaking a Fireblade on the motorway...so much determination that I let banzai pass... haha

Darn some excitement for you zeocen...anyway nice to meet you...and nice bike you have..

klyong82
1st June 2008, 16:26
Some pics from the ride...

EJK
1st June 2008, 17:07
More photos :)

Soz guys, I had to go to Rotorua that evening :lol: It was a great experience! (Riding at pitch-black night).

1. Go Porsche!
2. Bike line up :)
3. The GN seemed too far away so I took another from the GN's side :lol:
4. 5. 6. People :)

klyong82
1st June 2008, 18:43
Forgot a couple of other pics....:gob: who said we werent allowed on the track...this is how the Honda's do it....woohoooo:yes:

PirateJafa
1st June 2008, 18:50
Noes!

/hides thread away before Katman finds it

motorbyclist
1st June 2008, 21:28
good to see you guys out there and riding in the true spirit of the SMC

and learning the "right" way

BANZAI
2nd June 2008, 05:39
Yeah it was good to meet some new faces, very friendly bunch.. though what is it with asians and ginger beer!? I was the only non asian and I had a coke! hehe

You were riding pretty sweet Banzai! I didn't see the "oops" corner but from what I did see you looked very confident, you even passed me on the motorway! On a GN! :niceone:

And if anyone was wondering why I suddenly took off on the motorway, some chick in the passenger seat of a car lifted her shirt at me and showed me her bra :gob::gob:, I was bewildered, so I raced up to see what the hell it was for! But I didn't get a second show :<


You should see the GN overtaking a Fireblade on the motorway...so much determination that I let banzai pass... haha

Darn some excitement for you zeocen...anyway nice to meet you...and nice bike you have..

Thanks for coming guys!!

I caught cold after that and slept almost all day yesterday lol

Feel better now and just woke up! :laugh:

Zeocen, I think Ginger beer suits asians taste :lol:

I had no choice but over take you guys! Car coming from behind, car next to me, you guys already moved to left lane but I didn't.
Hehee it was sweet moment :p


Jeez. I look so stupid with my eye closed in that photo...

HungusMaximist
2nd June 2008, 09:11
Nice photos aye.

Pretty funky RC track, I've never seen anything like it...

Btw, did you do your oil change Yugi?

BANZAI
2nd June 2008, 09:57
Nice photos aye.

Pretty funky RC track, I've never seen anything like it...

Btw, did you do your oil change Yugi?

Hoping to go Stephen's place this afternoon and do gasket and oilchange.

Feel better now so if weather stays like this I'll go.

EJK
4th June 2008, 11:33
I'm going to AWNR tonight. Come if you guys want :)

If you don't know where to go, then txt me to 021-0265-4015 before 6pm! :D

Today is SUNNY :sunny:

gijoe1313
4th June 2008, 12:22
I'm going to AWNR tonight. Come if you guys want :)

If you don't know where to go, then txt me to 021-0265-4015 before 6pm! :D

Today is SUNNY :sunny:

You back to riding the little FXR? Or still purloining the HyoHobag? :scooter: And good on you for getting back to skills training!

BANZAI
4th June 2008, 13:15
Man, still having cold. Hope it'll be gone before weekend...

Nice weather today but can't ride!!

Have fun at AWNR guys.

BANZAI
5th June 2008, 07:23
Got exams next monday and friday, so can't do much this weekend...

But feel free to use this thread to organise something! :sunny:


Now, some ppl suggested me before, instead of us Learners follow experienced riders to Coro-loop, why don't we organise "End of Semester SMC L-Plate Rider's ride"?

As usual, drag some senior SMC or KB member in :p so there are "supervisors" for the ride then goto some little but fun roads in Auckland!

EJ's favourite road seems nice to go.
http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?t=74756

Let me know what you think, and good luck with exams!! :niceone:

Hanne
5th June 2008, 09:34
Now, some ppl suggested me before, instead of us Learners follow experienced riders to Coro-loop, why don't we organise "End of Semester SMC L-Plate Rider's ride"?

As usual, drag some senior SMC or KB member in :p so there are "supervisors" for the ride then goto some little but fun roads in Auckland!

EJ's favourite road seems nice to go.
http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?t=74756

Let me know what you think, and good luck with exams!! :niceone:

That sounds like a better idea than tackling coro just yet, just don't put them both on the same day! I will come along with you guys (never quite made it out to huia before, it has always rained...), my rear shock is in the post! Yusss!

But yeah, this sounds good and then more people could participate. Or have two days out :cool:

Ragingrob
5th June 2008, 09:38
I'm keen for Huia too if it's the day before the Coro loop or whatever. We should crank it in the middle of the week with no traffic, we're on holiday right!

Hanne
5th June 2008, 09:42
AND we could make it fancy dress!


haha or not.
(although the TL looked awesome in raindeer horns and tinsel)

Hanne
5th June 2008, 09:52
Also, Sophie is coming over on Sunday to do some practice, we might do some more cones courses in the pm (I need to practice u turns for my full test!!), txt/ pm if any1 is keen 2 join

MGST
5th June 2008, 10:38
Now, some ppl suggested me before, instead of us Learners follow experienced riders to Coro-loop, why don't we organise "End of Semester SMC L-Plate Rider's ride"?

As usual, drag some senior SMC or KB member in :p so there are "supervisors" for the ride then goto some little but fun roads in Auckland!

EJ's favourite road seems nice to go.
http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?t=74756

Let me know what you think, and good luck with exams!! :niceone:

I think that is a very good idea. I am itching for a ride, but can't spare a whole day for Coro loop and $$$$ for gas. Haven't been out Huia way for ages, so that will be a nice change. Does full licence make me "senior"? Bah, I'm older than all of you anyway.

BANZAI
5th June 2008, 11:43
I'm keen for Huia too if it's the day before the Coro loop or whatever. We should crank it in the middle of the week with no traffic, we're on holiday right!

I'm going away on Coro day but my exam should be finished by week before so free JUN30-JUL5.

Say JUN30 and if weather is bad we can postpoun it to next day, if weather is bad on that day, next day, and next day...


Also, Sophie is coming over on Sunday to do some practice, we might do some more cones courses in the pm (I need to practice u turns for my full test!!), txt/ pm if any1 is keen 2 join

Hmm MONDAY EXAM, hmmm hmm........


I think that is a very good idea. I am itching for a ride, but can't spare a whole day for Coro loop and $$$$ for gas. Haven't been out Huia way for ages, so that will be a nice change. Does full licence make me "senior"? Bah, I'm older than all of you anyway.

Yep:yes: You can lead us or chase us from behind :laugh:
It'll be so nice to see your clubman running!!

EJK
5th June 2008, 11:48
I might get my FXR back this Sat :sunny:

Ragingrob
5th June 2008, 15:47
I'm going away on Coro day but my exam should be finished by week before so free JUN30-JUL5.

Say JUN30 and if weather is bad we can postpoun it to next day, if weather is bad on that day, next day, and next day...




Have an exam on the 30th :crybaby:, then getting drunk lol... So better make it the wednesday! How about we just say the week of june 30 - july 5, but not the monday, and then wait and see what the weather looks like and pick a day?

BANZAI
5th June 2008, 20:37
Have an exam on the 30th :crybaby:, then getting drunk lol... So better make it the wednesday! How about we just say the week of june 30 - july 5, but not the monday, and then wait and see what the weather looks like and pick a day?

OK~ That sounds good! We will aim for 2 JUL Wednesday then!!!

shingo
5th June 2008, 21:15
Also, Sophie is coming over on Sunday to do some practice, we might do some more cones courses in the pm (I need to practice u turns for my full test!!), txt/ pm if any1 is keen 2 join

Will be helping Rob do some stuff, but i may bring my RC car too. Can have races round the parking lot. Now I just to convince Andrew to bring the pocket rocket...

BANZAI
5th June 2008, 21:22
Will be helping Rob do some stuff, but i may bring my RC car too. Can have races round the parking lot. Now I just to convince Andrew to bring the pocket rocket...

Now RC car and pocket rocket is coming as well.....

I'm coming!!!! :p

What time? Where? Epsom carpark?

shingo
5th June 2008, 21:27
Now RC car and pocket rocket is coming as well.....

I'm coming!!!! :p

What time? Where? Epsom carpark?

You'll have to talk to Andrew about the pocket rocket, but i will be there provided the weather is good, and Rob's bike doesn't explode when we're working on it.

Ragingrob
6th June 2008, 08:47
You'll have to talk to Andrew about the pocket rocket, but i will be there provided the weather is good, and Rob's bike doesn't explode when we're working on it.

Hey, we're putting new coolant in to PREVENT that from happening while riding round town!

Mint your RC car that'll be fun as!

:woohoo: I'm already one paper down, three(oops) to go yeyah! Just got my spanish oral :sweatdrop in a few hours then I'm good to go till exams.

PS : Who's coming snowboarding with me this winter???!?!?!?!! I know you're keen Shaun.

Squiggles
6th June 2008, 10:35
:woohoo: I'm already one paper down, one to go yeyah! Just got my spanish oral :sweatdrop in a few hours then I'm good to go till exams.

Lucky, i've passed my general ed, but have 2 exams on thurs and one the following monday :weep:

EJK
6th June 2008, 11:10
No ride to Huia tomorrow. The weather is not good :(

Huia could be a paradise when the weather is fine, but it's a hell when the road is wet. Wet moss can be deadly.

shingo
6th June 2008, 14:15
Hey, we're putting new coolant in to PREVENT that from happening while riding round town!

well...thats the plan, but i'm not making any promises :devil2:



PS : Who's coming snowboarding with me this winter???!?!?!?!! I know you're keen Shaun.

Hell yeah i'm keen, been wanting to go snowboarding since my brother started, just been to lazy to do anything about it.

So yeah, you can count me in for the next trip. Just have to start saving some dosh to pay for it.

Ragingrob
6th June 2008, 19:27
Lucky, i've passed my general ed, but have 2 exams on thurs and one the following monday :weep:

Oops I meant three to go :crybaby:. Damn! Mine are pretty spread out, wait don't you have one on the LAST monday? The 30th?

Ragingrob
6th June 2008, 19:30
well...thats the plan, but i'm not making any promises :devil2:



Hell yeah i'm keen, been wanting to go snowboarding since my brother started, just been to lazy to do anything about it.

So yeah, you can count me in for the next trip. Just have to start saving some dosh to pay for it.

Well here's to hoping that we do more good than bad to my bike!

MEAN, always good to get more people into riding both on the roads AND the slopes :niceone:

Ragingrob
6th June 2008, 19:31
And for a nice triple post... So about 1:30 or 2pm at Stephens then? For making my bike even cooler, and Soph to battle the GN.

shingo
6th June 2008, 19:56
And for a nice triple post... So about 1:30 or 2pm at Stephens then? For making my bike even cooler, and Soph to battle the GN.

Sounds good to me.

I have been given permission to ride the DR too :cool:

Macstar
6th June 2008, 22:23
Remember to purge the coolant bleed valve if youe engine has one robby

EJK
6th June 2008, 22:25
I'm hungry. Can we light up the barbie tmrw? :laugh:

Ragingrob
6th June 2008, 22:33
I'm hungry. Can we light up the barbie tmrw? :laugh:

I'm free after about 1pm :bleh:

Ragingrob
6th June 2008, 22:34
Remember to purge the coolant bleed valve if youe engine has one robby

After reading the manual and looking at the cbr forums, I don't THINK my bike has one. There's been a little talk about releasing any trapped air by running the bike with the radiator cap or something, so yeah I assume it doesn't have one :woohoo:

Macstar
6th June 2008, 22:40
Sweetas. You're spose to do a radiator flush annually. Apparently, coolant can become positively charged after awhile making your radiator act like a big battery? If that sounds too far fetched, crappy radiator coolant corodes your hoses and engine...

Ragingrob
6th June 2008, 22:45
Haha yeah, well if I cruise into town from Karaka the temp sits down the cold side of things. Hop off the motorway, sitting at lights for 2mins and it'll be up around 3/4 or higher! So I'm gonna see if new coolant and a nice flushing will help that.

EJK
6th June 2008, 23:18
So whats happening tomorrow?

Ragingrob
6th June 2008, 23:26
Haven't heard a thing...

I'm keen for a bit of a spin in the arvo, but the weather's meant to pack in...

EJK
6th June 2008, 23:27
I'm hungry... lol

Ragingrob
6th June 2008, 23:30
Haha wtf! Go have a midnight snack then! Or go for a ride and eat some bugs.

Do you have the fxr back?

EJK
6th June 2008, 23:33
I might pick it up tomorrow... but Hmm.... that means I won't have a room for the Hyo :rolleyes:

Ragingrob
7th June 2008, 00:13
I thought you gave the Hyo back? Well if ya pick up the FXR shout me a text if the weather's fine early arvo and maybe we could cruise with Banzai or something.

motorbyclist
7th June 2008, 10:57
wait, where and when am i taking the pocket rocket?

i wanna race the RC car with it:D

as for a huia ride, i'm keen - but be warned of two things:

rain in the city does not mean rain in the ranges and vice versa, so weather news will need to come from a local like phurrball
rain on huia road makes it dangerous even for an experienced rider; that road is covered with tar snakes in all sorts of dodgy places, so i suggest cancellng if it's raining

2wheeljunkie
7th June 2008, 11:39
I thought you gave the Hyo back? Well if ya pick up the FXR shout me a text if the weather's fine early arvo and maybe we could cruise with Banzai or something.

wait a minute im confused..whose getting an fxr?? those things are beautiful!!:spanking::cool:

Ragingrob
7th June 2008, 16:12
wait a minute im confused..whose getting an fxr?? those things are beautiful!!:spanking::cool:

Lol EJ's fxr from way back :calm:

shingo
7th June 2008, 18:31
wait, where and when am i taking the pocket rocket?

i wanna race the RC car with it:D


Whats the top speed on the pocket rocket? 30-35km/h?

If thats the case, you aint got a chance, would be fun to see tho.

BANZAI
7th June 2008, 20:07
Hey can we make Huia trip between 3July-5July??

I might go Skiiing! :cool:

Ragingrob
7th June 2008, 20:20
Hey can we make Huia trip between 3July-5July??

I might go Skiiing! :cool:

Haha I'm sure that can be arranged. On holiday all it takes is a text and ppl will be keen for any ride!

2wheeljunkie
7th June 2008, 21:09
Lol EJ's fxr from way back :calm:

sorry the spankin animation was not meant to be there..not sure what i pressed...:blank:..if u guys go near reupehu il b keen..goin to the mountain from the 29th to the 4th...black ice aint a pretty thing im sure..ahh

motorbyclist
8th June 2008, 01:28
Whats the top speed on the pocket rocket? 30-35km/h?

If thats the case, you aint got a chance, would be fun to see tho.

more like 40-50kph, depending on tyre pressure, balls (or just plain stupidity) of rider, air temp, road surface, 2 stroke mix ratio, the "mood" of the bike, and wind speed/direction:laugh:

the $500 ones will do 80kph

the more expensive italian ones, or a worked $500 chinese one will do 110kph:crazy:

2wheeljunkie
8th June 2008, 07:48
the more expensive italian ones, or a worked $500 chinese one will do 110kph:crazy:

are u serious...farkkk...ull need alot of balls to stay on to that at 110..gee weezz...:shit:

shingo
8th June 2008, 11:27
I dont actually know the top speed of my car, i reckon i could get it up to 100kph, but with the current setup it is probably topping out out around 60-70 maybe 80 kph.

I need a volunteer to chase it around on there bike to see if we can work out an approximate speed. Who's up for it?

PirateJafa
8th June 2008, 11:42
Do we get extra points if we run it over? :innocent:

motorbyclist
8th June 2008, 11:46
how big are the wheels? at that speed a slight bump or stone would send your car flying...

EJK
8th June 2008, 12:00
Do we get extra points if we run it over? :innocent:

It'll be embarrassing when you lose the drag race against a RC car! lol

shingo
8th June 2008, 12:01
Do we get extra points if we run it over? :innocent:

You'll get a nice big invoice in the ail for it. It will be high so i guess you can count it as points.


how big are the wheels? at that speed a slight bump or stone would send your car flying...

It's only an 1/18th scale so the wheels are pretty small.

I've hit a few nasty bumps that have sent it cartwheeling for quite a distance, but it's a pretty tough little car some i'm yet to break anything.

The biggest issue when it gets to those sorts of speed is the lack of downforce. The chassis is a flat piece of plastic which turns into a rather effective wing at high speeds and can cause the car to take off.

So far i've only had the front end lift up because of that, but i'm sure with a bit more speed it would start to fly.

EJK
8th June 2008, 12:10
So whos keen for an RC Track fun?

Time suggestions please :)

motorbyclist
8th June 2008, 12:15
i doubt the RC kids would appreciate us on their track

especially as when we fall our bikes tend to leave gouges in the road surface

PirateJafa
8th June 2008, 12:16
It'll be embarrassing when you lose the drag race against a RC car! lol
Well considering I'd be running... :P

EJK
8th June 2008, 12:17
We can do it in the evenings.

Besides, I doubt that the bike can bust the concrete pavement!

motorbyclist
8th June 2008, 12:27
We can do it in the evenings.

Besides, I doubt that the bike can bust the concrete pavement!

i know for a fact an fxr can gouge concrete

(i was silly enough to let a mate ride my fxr on my driveway once)

EJK
8th June 2008, 12:29
i know for a fact an fxr can gouge concrete

(i was silly enough to let a mate ride my fxr on my driveway once)

ok I give you that one :lol:

2wheeljunkie
8th June 2008, 14:21
i know for a fact an fxr can gouge concrete

(i was silly enough to let a mate ride my fxr on my driveway once)

moral of the story..dunt let any mate who cant ride a bike ride your bike..:dodge:

EJK
8th June 2008, 14:22
I'm going to the RC track later. Who wants to come?

motorbyclist
8th June 2008, 14:35
moral of the story..dunt let any mate who cant ride a bike ride your bike..:dodge:

he could ride a bike, which, accompanied by a fair bit of stupidity and never having ridden a road bike before, led to said gouges in concrete

of course he helped fix it too - only bent mirror frame, which is a minor issue but a bastard to fix

BANZAI
9th June 2008, 13:36
So, did you goto the RC track EJ? I wanted to go but had to work...

Guys did practice at Epsom carpark yesterday seems like they had fun :D

I was there for wee bit, but I left

Ill probly be free this weekend, there will be no exam till 28th after Friday exam :D

BANZAI
9th June 2008, 15:14
Can I borrow someones camera that can cramp onto my bike?

Would like to shoot tacho and speedo.

I wanna post a movie to a thread in Japanese forum.

Maybe we could do SMC movie and post it there? lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIrbU_sP9As

List of cars and bikes
SV400S
FZ400
Nissan March K12
Freeway250
XJR400
DR-Z400SM
Adress110
CBR900RR
ZX-12R
Hayabusa
Civic EK3
GSF1200

ital916
9th June 2008, 18:21
Can I borrow someones camera that can cramp onto my bike?

Would like to shoot tacho and speedo.

I wanna post a movie to a thread in Japanese forum.

Maybe we could do SMC movie and post it there? lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIrbU_sP9As

List of cars and bikes
SV400S
FZ400
Nissan March K12
Freeway250
XJR400
DR-Z400SM
Adress110
CBR900RR
ZX-12R
Hayabusa
Civic EK3
GSF1200

I'm gonna sit back with a brew and watch as you take photos whilst riding and promptly enter the pearly gates backwards in a fireball.

EJK
9th June 2008, 18:29
BANZAI, when you are doing this, I'm in :)

Ragingrob
9th June 2008, 18:44
Andrew's got a bike cam I believe. I'm in too :bleh:

shingo
9th June 2008, 18:58
I'm in too. Camera, a bit of duct tape and you should be good to go.

Ragingrob
9th June 2008, 19:00
I'm in too. Camera, a bit of duct tape and you should be good to go.

Can your bike even go 100kph? :shit:

EJK
9th June 2008, 19:00
I can help with that too :)

PirateJafa
9th June 2008, 19:03
Wouldn't mind seeing the TL do that. :P

shingo
9th June 2008, 19:09
Can your bike even go 100kph? :shit:

:girlfight:

it's on like donkey kong now.

Ragingrob
9th June 2008, 19:14
:girlfight:

it's on like donkey kong now.

Sweet let's do the ice castle battle one. Oh wait that's Diddy Kong Racing :dodge:

BANZAI
9th June 2008, 19:38
Thanks guys!

Would just duct tape ok???

I cant pay for the camera in case if anything happens to it :p

We need looong straight road that GN can get up to 100kmh :bleh:

shingo
9th June 2008, 19:43
Would just duct tape be ok???


It ain't called 100 mile an hour tape for nothing.

EJK
9th June 2008, 19:43
We need looong straight road that GN can get up to 100kmh :bleh:

Long straight road? Tick ;)

Ragingrob
9th June 2008, 19:44
Long straight road? Tick ;)

SH1?

10chars

EJK
9th June 2008, 19:45
SH1?

10chars

Cops? Tick ;)

PirateJafa
9th June 2008, 19:51
Long straight road? Tick ;)
It's a GN.

Long straight downhill road? Tick.

:Pokey:

BANZAI
9th June 2008, 20:02
It's a GN.

Long straight downhill road? Tick.

:Pokey:

Hey its no problem going uphill at on-ramp to motorway near my apartment!!!:nono:

Altho it kinda struggle to get to 100 lol

motorbyclist
9th June 2008, 22:54
I'm in too. Camera, a bit of duct tape and you should be good to go.

that's exactly what i did for the last coro loop tailing isaac and raj

but used a bit of foam to raise the camera and cut out vibration rather than the standard mounting

http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=dwORDqT5oQA

(and here's (http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q2ydx0Wa74) another guy who had better luck uploading to youtube)

2wheeljunkie
10th June 2008, 14:44
It ain't called 100 mile an hour tape for nothing.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hanne
10th June 2008, 20:59
that's exactly what i did for the last coro loop tailing isaac and raj

but used a bit of foam to raise the camera and cut out vibration rather than the standard mounting


Classic! Westie FTW

2wheeljunkie
11th June 2008, 10:17
ahah i wud have said its the engineering side of him that thought of that..lol..

BANZAI
14th June 2008, 11:12
EngRish translation of 0-100kmh site.

http://user.wazamono.jp/kasokusure/E-index.html

2wheeljunkie
14th June 2008, 12:05
wow the internet does have everything..:eek:

BANZAI
16th June 2008, 20:52
I had to visit my friend in Botany today and when I was leaving the rain wasnt hard so I decided to go with GN.

Then on motorway it started to rain really badly...

At the exit of motorway to Pakuranga, there was road patches in left courner to Pakuranga highway and it cought the wheel or something and slipped a little bit.

It was just a little bit so I stayed on road safe but was very scary!

Then on the way back it was raining badly too!!!!

And I just couldnt shut my visor. On the way to Botany I can shut my visor but still can see, but at night theres no way I can see with visor on in that rain.

My jacket was fine except wrists bit and gloves are soaked and over pants is soaked too! Jeans was ok but got moist.

I need proper riding pants!!!

Overall it was good experience...

It was crazy to see that guy in Gixxer (two eyed one, not really sure which one but I saw suzuki mark) was riding pretty fast in rain... He over took me and over took cars in the heavy rain and kept going!!

motorbyclist
17th June 2008, 17:45
i'm still drying my gear from riding monday night


the northwestern floods and you get as much water from the sky as you do from infront and both sides the way cars chuck water everywhere!

Hanne
17th June 2008, 21:39
yuck yuck yuck! I looked like I had been dumped in a pool when I got home last night. Gear still by fire, taking ages to dry out!
My old teacher came by and stephen answered the door in clown pants. The only dry pants i had that fitted him.

Haha yep rain is fun!

2wheeljunkie
18th June 2008, 07:46
yuck yuck yuck! I looked like I had been dumped in a pool when I got home last night. Gear still by fire, taking ages to dry out!
My old teacher came by and stephen answered the door in clown pants. The only dry pants i had that fitted him.

Haha yep rain is fun!

if i were steve i wud have just rocked around in my tighty whities if i had to wear a clown pants..maybe mc hammer gold umbrella pants but no clown pants for me thank you..:headbang:

Phurrball
18th June 2008, 17:41
Hmmm -

I got to work on Monday just before 7am. It wasn't raining then.

That changed...it rained...a lot.

My work roof leaked.

I viewed home time with the trepidation of someone that knows their dry, comfy crotch won't last.

My trusty Placemakers el-cheapo throw over waterproofs were pretty good - except the pants are not designed for on a bike = too short when sitting on seat!

(If anyone wants any let me know - they seem at least as good as most 'budget' bike throwovers, and cost 1/4 as much. Pants OK with proper bike boots, but too short for anything else. Sizes L-XXL fit over bulky gear OK - good to have under the seat or at the bottom of your backpack if you're not sure what the weather will bring)

I knew I was going to get wet, so I wrapped my un-nuggetted steel cap work boots in this small cling wrap we use for bundles of timber - much the the amusement of my colleagues. It worked pretty well, except where it rode up on my gear change foot. I was pretty happy with how dry I was after 25km in the hosing rain. It took my high-vis 2 days to dry though...

At least heavy rain washes the crap off the road and offers predictable levels of grip, unlike showers that just float the diesel and oil to the surface!

I always feel real solidarity with other riders I see in the heavy rain.

*I cheated yesterday and took the car on my mission. The gas bill will punish me*

klyong82
18th June 2008, 17:48
I just drive my Porsche to work, reach the main door and the porter opens the car door with one hand and hands me an umbrella with the other. He then drives my car to the carpark and give it a wash and polish...problem solved I dont get wet at all :whistle::dodge:

BANZAI
18th June 2008, 21:18
My trusty Placemakers el-cheapo throw over waterproofs were pretty good - except the pants are not designed for on a bike = too short when sitting on seat!

(If anyone wants any let me know - they seem at least as good as most 'budget' bike throwovers, and cost 1/4 as much. Pants OK with proper bike boots, but too short for anything else. Sizes L-XXL fit over bulky gear OK - good to have under the seat or at the bottom of your backpack if you're not sure what the weather will bring)


Hey, I'm looking for rain jacket (my jacket is waterproof but it is not nice that jacket gets wet!) how much are they??

Squiggles
18th June 2008, 21:47
I have bright orange hotpants, with non matching yellow jacket :lol:

Hanne
19th June 2008, 09:19
I have bright orange hotpants, with non matching yellow jacket :lol:

Which I once borrowed and wore to German class.
No one said a THING! :lol:

klyong82
19th June 2008, 11:52
Which I once borrowed and wore to German class.
No one said a THING! :lol:

That's because no one dares to say anything to you as they're afraid your rapist boyfriend might turn up in front of their house door smiling as the door opens....:killingme:killingme I just had to bring it up again.....

BANZAI
22nd June 2008, 15:02
Okeis so there will be End of Exam year ride on JULY 6th.

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?t=72996

Now howbout us learners do Half or something shorter loop with keeping the speed limit and ride like nana??

It is open road but it is a road so as long as we take it slow there shouldn't be problem right?????????????????????

Who would like to do this and who could help us learners? Perferbly at least 3 experienced rider with mechanics knowledge as well just in case anything happens on that day.

I gotta be at airport by 10pm on that day so prefer to come back before 6pm just to be on safe side.

RSVP

BANZAI

klyong82
22nd June 2008, 15:36
You could ride to Thames and back but I think at nana pace gonna still take 6 hours to and fro or to Whangamata and back....depending how I feel I could be in for a nana ride ... but those roads are pretty good riding at 80-100km/h

rie
22nd June 2008, 17:30
Now howbout us learners do Half or something shorter loop with keeping the speed limit and ride like nana??

BANZAI

there is nothing nana about going legal. nanas can save the fine money to buy shiny new pipes to bling bling their gns.

EJK
22nd June 2008, 17:33
I'm bored tomorrow, Think I'll go to the RC track and have fun in the wet tarmac :lol:

BANZAI
22nd June 2008, 17:52
I'm bored tomorrow, Think I'll go to the RC track and have fun in the wet tarmac :lol:

Argggggggg NO BIKE!!!!!!!!!!!! :2guns::2guns::ar15::ar15:




Kim, Rie and EJ you are in :D

6hr is fine, leave uni 9am sharp and back by 3pm???? (does it including break and stuff or just riding time?)

EJK
22nd June 2008, 17:54
Kim, Rie and EJ you are in :D

6hr is fine, leave uni 9am sharp and back by 3pm???? (does it including break and stuff or just riding time?)

Whats happening? :crazy:

Squiggles
22nd June 2008, 18:57
6hr is fine, leave uni 9am sharp and back by 3pm???? (does it including break and stuff or just riding time?)

You'll never do the coro in 6 hours, not even a half coro, taking the perfectly straight roads (SH2) to get to thames and back is 230k....

klyong82
22nd June 2008, 19:35
Well we were saying to stop at Thames and back....should be good enough for the learners not sure should we go thru Kaiaua.......or you reckon they are not suitable for the trip Stevo?

BANZAI
22nd June 2008, 19:47
Howbout this? Or would it be too much? EJ you are in for L plate Ride :p

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=18351812580827517036,-36.852736,174.769485%3B16377563321617200250,-36.853723,174.770744%3B11023380378513988295,-36.915730,174.837220%3B15259359880577244101,-36.915096,174.870570%3B17707351302272638341,-36.921344,174.932471%3B344559736689388771,-36.945340,174.963550%3B17615256357241424055,-36.881550,175.050210%3B17442109954916485367,-36.991500,175.037550%3B16710218171163939749,-37.187714,175.317498%3B2939731639700229956,-37.229025,175.019690&saddr=Symonds+St+%40-36.852736,+174.769485&daddr=Grafton+Rd+%40-36.853723,+174.770744+to:Unknown+road+%40-36.915730,+174.837220+to:Pakuranga+Hwy+%40-36.915096,+174.870570+to:Whitford+Rd+%40-36.921344,+174.932471+to:Whitford+Rd+%40-36.945340,+174.963550+to:Maraetai+Coast+Rd+%40-36.881550,+175.050210+to:Papakura+Clevedon+Rd+%40-36.991500,+175.037550+to:Miranda+Rd+%40-37.187714,+175.317498+to:SH+2+%40-37.229025,+175.019690+to:-36.919431,174.838142&mra=mi&mrcr=7&mrsp=10&sz=12&via=1,6&sll=-36.982535,174.858398&sspn=0.198285,0.299377&ie=UTF8&ll=-36.930135,174.870071&spn=0.198422,0.299377&z=12

klyong82
22nd June 2008, 20:02
Hmmm that can be a good ride bro ... some goood twisty bits and finish it with a cruise on the motorway...

Ragingrob
22nd June 2008, 20:04
If I have a new bike by this ride guys, I may be keen to come along with you guys in order to get used to the bike at a slower pace as opposed to trying the Coro loop with the others for my first ride on a new bike! We'll see...

shingo
22nd June 2008, 20:07
You should ride back through the Hunua's. Great piece of road and way less boring than SH1.