• Most Active Threads

    TZ350

    ESE's works engine tuner

    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...

    Last Post By: peewee Today, 09:36 Go to last post
    The_Dover

    South Auckland Thursday Night Ride

    Thread Starter: The_Dover

    Alright then you homo's in order to save a 100km round trip to the Albany Pub and avoid the attention of the filth I'm organising a South Auckland Thursday Night Ride. Organising being a loose description. I have a route in mind, sadly I don't know where the pubs are around south yet but I will...

    Last Post By: eldog Yesterday, 16:00 Go to last post
    Yow Ling

    The Bucket Foundry

    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...

    Last Post By: WilDun Today, 11:54 Go to last post
    speights_bud

    MotoGP 2017

    Thread Starter: speights_bud

    2017 season starting soon, KTM entering MotoGP, Lorenzo to Ducati and Vinales to Yamaha. Should be another cracker season. Provisional 2017 Entry list: http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2016/11/09/2017-motogp-provisional-entry-list/215493 Also, by participating in this thread you swear...

    Last Post By: BMWST? Today, 11:57 Go to last post
    MD

    Road toll - Police stupid obsession blaming speed

    Thread Starter: MD

    Watched the TV News tonight and yet again all the Police can say is we are speeding and we need to lower the speed limits. After decades of rolling out that same lame excuse. When, when, when, will they open their minds to the fact that, just maybe, other factors are behind why their decades of...

    Last Post By: Woodman Yesterday, 21:13 Go to last post
    KoroJ

    1KC - 1,000km Cruise

    Thread Starter: KoroJ

    This event is coming to you from The NZ Distance Riders and is a rebranded and expanded event from what was the C1KC (Capital 1,000Km Cruise). We have a website here: http://www.distanceriders.org.nz/ and Facebook page: NZ Distance Riders. We are now introducing a northern event out of Hamilton...

    Last Post By: eldog Today, 12:59 Go to last post
    Blue Smoke

    On Road Costs

    Thread Starter: Blue Smoke

    Looking at buying a new Suzuki 150 for under $3000 but on road costs are +$500 and servicing has do be done at the dealer during warranty at $250 at the time. Is there a way to avoid the on road costs and the expensive servicing or are these costs standard?

    Last Post By: rastuscat Yesterday, 13:35 Go to last post
    Nausea

    WOF Question?

    Thread Starter: Nausea

    Random question, my local VTNZ says they only do WOFs on bikes up to 250cc because they say that is all they are qualified to do. I thought the 250cc rule vanished with LAMS... anybody know if there is a different rule for warrants?

    Last Post By: eldog Today, 13:07 Go to last post
    rastuscat

    It's Always Someone Else's Fault

    Thread Starter: rastuscat

    None of us have confidence in other drivers. But we all think we are better than everyone else. Imagine that. https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/98002467/more-than-70-per-cent-of-kiwi-drivers-have-no-confidence-in-other-drivers-third-feel-unsafe-on-road

    Last Post By: pete376403 Yesterday, 20:39 Go to last post
    lb99

    Why does my bike go better on 98?

    Thread Starter: lb99

    83 GPz1100 Unitrack, fuelled up with bp98 as an experiment, I was avey surprised to notice a significant difference in smoothness and response, I am very impressed. But I am confused. The motor is hardly specced to run such a high octane, 2v fuel injected air cooled 8.7-1 compression, so hardly a...

    Last Post By: caspernz Yesterday, 13:58 Go to last post
  • The 2015 North Island 1,600 -- 10-11 October

    Are you one of that elite breed of riders who likes distance rides? Yes? Then read on...

    This year's North Island 1,600 event will be starting in Turangi at 1:00pm on Saturday 10 October. Starters will then have 24 hours to complete the set course, gathering the necessary photos at the various checkpoints and returning to the Turangi finish line. The actual distance will be a bit longer than 1,609km, otherwise known as 1,000 miles.

    The route for the ride will be a closely-guarded secret until it is revealed at 7:00pm on Friday 9 October. It includes a couple of stretches that haven't been ridden before in similar events.

    So are you up for this? More information about what's needed as well as registration forms can be found here http://www.distanceriders.org.nz/the...land-1600.html

    The closing date for entries is fast approaching -- 5:00pm on Friday 25 September.

    First-timers are most welcome -- every distance rider has been a first-timer. Round up some like-minded mates, get registered and start some conditioning rides -- particularly at night.

    Distance riders are a friendly bunch of folk who love to spin yarns of their past epic adventures. Start working on distance riding adventures of your own!

    The event itself isn't competitive other than completing distance within the prescribed 24 hours. It isn't a race. It's about you, your ride and the route.

    We only ride on sealed roads, apart from patches of road works. Pillions aren't allowed. Bikes have to pass rigorous pre-start scrutineering, so if you're thinking about riding, you'll need to get that done by our team at Turangi on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

    This event is run BY distance riders FOR distance riders. It's all about the event. It's not a money-making venture -- the fees are intended to cover the event's costs. Last year's surplus was refunded to participating riders.

    Tempted?

    Get your registration form completed and we'll look forward to meeting you at Turangi in October!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The 2015 North Island 1,600 -- 10-11 October started by Hitcher View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. Hitcher's Avatar
      Hitcher -
      Two weeks to go until registrations close for this year's North Island 1,600! You won't want to miss this one. It's choicer than a choice thing. "Corners, corners, corners!"

      http://bit.ly/1JQgHoj
    1. awa355's Avatar
      awa355 -
      This kicks off tomorrow doesn't it?. Hope everyone gets back okay. Weather is looking good (here).
    1. Flying Mouse's Avatar
      Flying Mouse -
      I'm emigrating from UK to Auckland at the end of July, I'm hoping my bike will arrive some time in September, so I'm hoping to have a go at this if you are running one this year? Any plans?

      /Edit
      Never mind, I found it on their website :-)
      http://www.distanceriders.org.nz/the...land-1600.html
      /Edit