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    TZ350

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    Thread Starter: TZ350

    . This is Thomas a Vietnamese race mechanic, you know that place where they have all those hot 50's and 125's are big bikes. Thomas, ESE's Race Team's Tuner is fettling number 9. adjusting the port timing for Taupo. Its hard to see but he has taped a degree wheel to the magneto flywheel...

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    Thread Starter: Yow Ling

    The foundry or metal casting stuff thats been going on the the ESE thread really inspired me to get on with having a go at this stuff. If you can cast metal theres really not much you cant do. I dont think its going to be easy, most of it has been a bit of 2 steps forward 1 step back so far. Im...

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    Tag-o-rama (Auckland)

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    Wellington is playing it, The guys in the Adventure forum are. So why can't Aucklanders play it. It seems like a bit of fun and an excuse to go for a ride!!! http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/group.php?groupid=107 Join the group, Read the rules, And start playing. Lets make this big! We...

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    Well, Kickstart has evolved again. It was at Ruapuna last year, but this year we are devolving it to the districts. This year we are going to run coffee stops with free stuff for motorcyclists. Who doesn't like free stuff? On 6 October, the one I am organizing is going to be at Tai Tapu, on...

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    Overtaking an emergency vehicle with flashing lights on.

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  • Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists.

    Hi All,

    The Institute of Advanced Motorists are offering free observed rides or drives to anyone who would like to know more about the IAM and 'Roadcraft' System of vehicle control Based on the UK Police Driving System. This is proven around the world to reduce risk when driving making those who use it safer drivers/riders.

    You can go out with a trained observer for a ride or drive for about an hour and get constructive feedback on ways you may be able to improve your riding or driving. This is informal and not any kind of test!

    Meet us at Hampton Motorcycles at 20 Carmen Road from 9am to 12 noon for a coffee, chat and / or a drive/ride on Saturday 26th January.

    If you want to ensure an observed run then contact us back on this email address canterburyiam@gmail.com asap

    regards
    Duncan Seed
    Chairman IAM Canterbury
    021 734 484
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists. started by onearmedbandit View original post
    Comments 17 Comments
    1. imdying's Avatar
      imdying -
      Sounds like an awesome way to spend a day.
    1. Maki's Avatar
      Maki -
      I already know I ride like a moron, no need to observe it.
    1. p.dath's Avatar
      p.dath -
      What a bummer. When I initially read this I saw "Hampton" and thought you were meeting at Hampton Downs, not in Christchurch.
    1. Blackbird's Avatar
      Blackbird -
      Quote Originally Posted by p.dath View Post
      What a bummer. When I initially read this I saw "Hampton" and thought you were meeting at Hampton Downs, not in Christchurch.
      There's a great IAM group in Auckland!
    1. kforbes's Avatar
      kforbes -
      Hi, Anything in Wellington?
    1. Bald Eagle's Avatar
      Bald Eagle -
      Quote Originally Posted by kforbes View Post
      Hi, Anything in Wellington?
      Poor response in Wgtn, registered on their website early December still waiting for any sort of response/comms.
    1. Blackbird's Avatar
      Blackbird -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bald Eagle View Post
      Poor response in Wgtn, registered on their website early December still waiting for any sort of response/comms.
      Andrew and Lynne Templeton are the IAM Examiners in Wellington and there are a handful of members from that area but with their Roadsafe motorcycle training business, I'm not sure at present how active they are in IAM. Guess you could ring them directly. Canterbury and Auckland regions are extremely active. I travel from Coromandel to Auckland for their month-end training rides and to mentor members at other times. A great bunch of people.
    1. HenryDorsetCase's Avatar
      HenryDorsetCase -
      What does "Advanced" mean in this context? serious question.
    1. Blackbird's Avatar
      Blackbird -
      In this context, there's a difference between an "experienced" rider who may have spent many years riding, but perpetuates the same bad habits (me, until I joined IAM ). An advanced rider is one who is taught to a system and we're talking about advanced roadcraft, not track-based training. IAM was founded in the UK and uses the UK Police training system as its basis with formal measuring of ability (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorcycle-R.../dp/011341143X).

      There's obviously a lot more involved with how it works, but this is your short answer! It's not everyone's cup of tea (pretty hard, but there again, anything worthwhile is) but I joined to safely extend my riding career and get rid of my ingrained faults (I'm now 65), but we have the full spectrum of ages represented. It's had a huge impact on my riding. The on-going nature of it prevents a slide in standards, which is bound to happen in due course with a one-off training event.
    1. HenryDorsetCase's Avatar
      HenryDorsetCase -
      interesting. I am not sure if I want my formal (in)ability on a bike tested......... besides I have been riding for YEARS, I must be a good rider, right?


      not really
    1. Blackbird's Avatar
      Blackbird -
      Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
      interesting. I am not sure if I want my formal (in)ability on a bike tested......... besides I have been riding for YEARS, I must be a good rider, right?


      not really
      Hahahaha - you sound just like I did 20 months ago The first assessment caused major ego damage but that was because of my shame - the examiner was tremendously supportive. However, it showed me enough to want to continue and get progressively better.
    1. HenryDorsetCase's Avatar
      HenryDorsetCase -
      I will try and schedule a follow up: Saturdays are bad for me so I couldnt attend this saturday's one (though I did sneak over to Avon City to pay for my Dave Moss thing).

      Cheers for the headsup.
    1. Blackbird's Avatar
      Blackbird -
      Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
      I will try and schedule a follow up: Saturdays are bad for me so I couldnt attend this saturday's one (though I did sneak over to Avon City to pay for my Dave Moss thing).

      Cheers for the headsup.
      Not an issue - will send you a PM shortly.
    1. p.dath's Avatar
      p.dath -
      Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
      There's a great IAM group in Auckland!
      I went along the Sunday just gone to have a look (in Auckland). What a great turn out. It looks great to me.
    1. Blackbird's Avatar
      Blackbird -
      Quote Originally Posted by p.dath View Post
      I went along the Sunday just gone to have a look (in Auckland). What a great turn out. It looks great to me.
      Ha - got it now! Philip on the Movistar.

      Sorry we didn't have the opportunity to talk for longer

      Geoff
    1. p.dath's Avatar
      p.dath -
      Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
      Ha - got it now! Philip on the Movistar.
      That's me! I hope to be able to come along more often. I just have to juggle a few family commitments, and be extra nice to my wife.
    1. avgas's Avatar
      avgas -
      Most bins wins?