• 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: wobbly Today, 09:45 Go to last post
    Fast Eddie

    Sidecar Racing

    Thread Starter: Fast Eddie

    Thought I'd start a thread for the sidecar scene - mainly in the South Island since thats where I am (and the North Islanders seem to have a few more people in it) But anyones included of course! We race whenever the bikes do if you haven't seen us or haven't come out to the track for a watch or...

    Last Post By: Grumph Today, 18:32 Go to last post
    Rcktfsh

    Optimistic sellers

    Thread Starter: Rcktfsh

    This trader must be pretty hard to outdo as far as optimism goes. Bike has been on the market for a year now, wonder when the penny will drop he''s dreaming at that price. You'd have thought after a year he might have got round to the little bit of tlc required to get running. ...

    Last Post By: jasonu Today, 08:47 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: Flettner Yesterday, 20:33 Go to last post
    NordieBoy

    Tales from the Emporium

    Thread Starter: NordieBoy

    Hello, my name is NordieBoy and I've just bought a DR650. Be gentle with me. :scooter:

    Last Post By: NordieBoy Yesterday, 20:04 Go to last post
    1vanvan1

    Tag-o-rama (Auckland)

    Thread Starter: 1vanvan1

    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...

    Last Post By: Honest Andy Today, 14:00 Go to last post
    ellipsis

    CAMS Racing

    Thread Starter: ellipsis

    ..if you have not checked out our racing calendar for the 11/12 season on our site www.cams-racing.org.nz this is what we have Sept 3rd Levels Club Day All CAMS classes..F4...Streetstock...Moderns Sept 10th Levels BROOKLANDS CHALLENGE CAMS members/class only Dec 10th ...

    Last Post By: Triplenut Today, 12:29 Go to last post
    PistonBlown

    Tt2000 2017

    Thread Starter: PistonBlown

    Well the checkpoints have been announced. Formats changed a bit this year so one start point (Christchurch) and two finish points (Dunedin or Picton). Looks like the checkpoints are in 4 clusters this year in a kind of compass points layout. Finish times been opened up so there is not the...

    Last Post By: PistonBlown Today, 18:27 Go to last post
    MarkH

    The ST1300 thread!

    Thread Starter: MarkH

    I've been loving my ST1300 Pan European and have now run up more than 13,000kms since buying it in March, I've been thinking for a while that this great machine needs its own thread in the Touring Bikes section here. Maybe others are thinking about this bike and want to know more about what it is...

    Last Post By: MarkH Today, 11:38 Go to last post
    rastuscat

    CBTA Rule Change

    Thread Starter: rastuscat

    The CBTA rules have recently changed (1/2/18) in response to people kicking the arse out of them. You have to hold a 6R for at least 9 months before you are allowed to do your 6F CBTA assessment. Once passed, you still have to wait until your 12 months is up before obtaining your 6F. Just...

    Last Post By: Woodman Today, 13:20 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