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    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...

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    Autech

    MotoGP 2021

    Thread Starter: Autech

    Okay I'll start the new year's thread this time to save Merv doing it. Got a big shuffle in teams for this one boys, lets hope Ducati have finally cracked on to a good combination with Miller and Bags after so many years. I'm also hoping Aprilia will have fixed their engine gremlins from...

    Last Post By: mulletman Today, 19:34 Go to last post
    F5 Dave

    Broken bones; A-weight-ting is the hardest paart

    Thread Starter: F5 Dave

    3 months. I hadnít really gone more than a week without riding a bike since I was 17. 3 bleeding months, it sucks. All for a silly fall on the slowest corner of the track in practise. 6-8 weeks they said for broken clavicle. Yer kiddin! Sheesh. But 3 months on & itís still broken. ...

    Last Post By: F5 Dave Today, 20:03 Go to last post
    el chupacabra

    Yamaha RZ/Banshee build

    Thread Starter: el chupacabra

    Hello, long story short after years of owning RGV250s and having a couple of seizures chasing performance i decided to hack up my frame and fit a set of banshee cases i got from the states knowing that they had more potential for a lightweight race bike. (just for track days and the odd club races)...

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    Jeeper

    New bike recommendation

    Thread Starter: Jeeper

    Thinking about changing my bike. Bought the BMW G310GS about 3 years ago purely for commuting as it was really comfortable for my size. COVID took care of the commuting problem (mostly work from home now). What I was looking at now is something that can actually do some out of city travelling...

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    jim.cox

    Well done, lads!

    Thread Starter: jim.cox

    Well done, lads! https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/motorcyclist-clocked-ludicrous-220kmh I've done 220 on an unlimted german Autobahn - and I know how far you have to be looking down the road and how fast things happen - can't imagine what that would be like on a kiwi country road. Plus...

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    dangerous

    OMG... Dangerous is a newbe

    Thread Starter: dangerous

    yip... hey its gotta be better than putting a hiviz vest on and joining the ulysses off the sports bikes and onto a adventure bike, after getting into trail riding a year ago it got me thinking about a more comfy bike to tour on and take alternative routs like I do in the 4wd... so here goes...

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    crshbndct

    ANother bike reccomendation thread.

    Thread Starter: crshbndct

    6'2" 105kg.(but losing weight rapidly at the moment) Have around 10k to spend. Currently riding a ZXR250, which is obviously not the best for me, given the age and mileage. I like the riding position, maybe something a fraction less crouched. My wife is quitting work soon to have a baby, so...

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    Wrestler

    Compact sleeping bag

    Thread Starter: Wrestler

    Hi, I am planning a big trip next summer and my wife has decided she will come along on the back. This puts a premium on space. Can anyone recommend a compact sleeping bag for touring? Weíll now have to get 2 in our kit.

    Last Post By: FJRider Today, 16:09 Go to last post
    rastuscat

    Auckland Congestion Charges

    Thread Starter: rastuscat

    Go on, do something. Submissions are being sought on congestion charges in Auckland City. Motorcycle use decreases congestion. Easy. So go on there and make your views known. Submissions that don't have obscene language or personal attacks carry more weight, so try to be civil.

    Last Post By: caspernz Today, 20:45 Go to last post
  • BRONZ

    by Published on 23rd June 2010 18:45

    We're not happy. You're gouging money from bikers. Where's it going ?

    Just what are we getting for our massively increased levies?

    We've been told that a bunch of grumpy bikers are planning to turn out to demand some answers : to remind Mr Smith that we're not happy. And that we're watching him.

    And to show him exactly what he can do with his A.C.C.

    When ? Sunday 27th June.

    Where . Central Auckland. Can't tell you exactly where just yet. because if we do, we might be able to have it there. And we're having it there, permissions or not.

    We'll update you with exact location , and game plan nearer the day. Sufficiently nearer that it's too late for TPTB to stop it.

    And some extra grumpy people may ride on to other places afterward. Not that we know anything about that. . (less than 20km, easy riding, and very legal., No speed limits will be brioken. Quite the reverse. )

    Be aware that getting into the location may be difficult for trikes or sidecars . Anyone planning on bringing one, PM me.

    Be aware also that we may probably be breaking some rules of some sort.. This meeting may not be totally respectfull. Or polite. So anyone that has major issues with keeping squeaky clean and rule compliant may want to flag this one.

    Some folk may want tp wear a mask. or balaclava. Or skull mask . We're encouraging masks and balaclavas. After all, it'll probably be cold.

    Probably be wet too. So if you're a wimp, you probably want to flag this one.

    Otherwise, if you're not afraid of getting wet, and don't like bending over and taking it (there's a hint there for you) , be there. Disrespectfully, and noisily.

    Central Auckland. Somewhere. 27th June 11am.

    Anyone that can lead a group from the outskirts, (West gate, Autobahn, Dairy Flat ? ,) please post up , so groups can get organised.
    by Published on 7th January 2010 14:31
    1. Categories:
    2. ACC Levy News

    BRONZ (Auckland) held its first meeting of 2010 last night, and confirmed its position regarding ACC levies .

    BRONZ has outstanding and ongoing concerns about :

    • The size of the levy (for large bikes in particular), and the probability of large increases next time round.
    • Separate cc classifications
    • The problem of multi vehicle ownership


    BRONZ confirmed its three objectives

    Abolition of the separate motorcycle classification
    Abolition of cc distinction
    Abolition of statutory full funding requirement

    (achieving no 1 would automatically eliminate no 2 , but they were both kept because no 2 may be a stepping stone to no 1)

    BRONZ also confirmed its opinion that a fairer method of collection should be established.

    BRONZ considered specific actions for Q1 2010.

    No specific BRONZ organised protest action is planned for Q1, but BRONZ will continue to endorse protests that meet BRONZ criteria (legal, not having disruption as the primary reason, though recognising that protest usually entails some disruption to someone)

    BRONZ will undertake a program of education and persuasion targeted at the public and at decision makers and influencers, focused on the objectives above. These targets include National and Labour MPs, media, and the general and motorcycling public

    BRONZ will review specific protest action (ie megaphones, bikes on the road) as ACC actions or events provide a 'hook' to centre protest action on - noting that the next such event is likely to be the release of the report of the ACC Stocktake Group, forecast for March

    BRONZ also noted the invidious position of the AA as regards motorcycles and resolved to communicate concerns to the AA.