• 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: TZ350 Today, 13:10 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: F5 Dave Today, 12:54 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, 21:01 Go to last post
    Kendog

    The dogs' Hornet mods

    Thread Starter: Kendog

    One thing I love about these forums is seeing what other people have done to their bikes, it inspires me to do new things to mine. The Hornet is a very 'mod-able' bike, so over the last 7 months I have had a good time not only riding it but personalising it. If you are into this sort of thing...

    Last Post By: Gremlin Yesterday, 20:16 Go to last post
    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: Reckless Today, 17:29 Go to last post
    Frodo

    Eight days through the South Island

    Thread Starter: Frodo

    It was time for the Shiver and me to have another camping trip around the South Island New Zealand. This is the route I took. Starting and finishing at the ferry terminal at Picton, then 7 nights, 8 days and about 2700km. A somewhat dreary ferry crossing, here coming into Tory Channel.

    Last Post By: Frodo Today, 15:50 Go to last post
    Blue Meanie

    WoF Woes!!!!

    Thread Starter: Blue Meanie

    The things you have to do to get a bloody WoF these days. My bike (BMW G310R) went into the main dealer in town on Wednesday to have the side stand replaced under a recall notice so I decided to kill two birds with one stone and booked it in for a WoF at the same time. Bugger me, they only went and...

    Last Post By: rastuscat Today, 15:10 Go to last post
    Greenhonnet

    1992 Yamaha Zeal FZX250 4 Cylinders

    Thread Starter: Greenhonnet

    Kiaora, Tena Kotoa Katoa, I purchased this 1992 old beast on Fri. It started to jerk out a bit when I throttled in to climb up the hill taking her back home. On Sat I took her for a WOF check and Reg. On the way to those places she started to cut out when climbing up the hill whereby I have to...

    Last Post By: speedpro Today, 11:04 Go to last post
    Dak S83

    Hayabusa Hi Side

    Thread Starter: Dak S83

    Lol, probably one of the first to wreck the new 2021 Hayabusa at 11:38 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmh10rI7s28

    Last Post By: FJRider Today, 16:35 Go to last post
    dangerous

    Swann, Kiwibike or other

    Thread Starter: dangerous

    so....Iv been a vero customer for ever, so was about to just go with them no questions asked... but just rang swann and they will damn near half the premium, had me thinking so rang kiwibike insurance... will do both bikes as one and cheaper again... so prices ranging from 400- 1100 WTF! But...

    Last Post By: Black Knight Today, 14:28 Go to last post
  • MAG-NZ Inc

    by Published on 19th April 2011 10:03
    1. Categories:
    2. Protests

    Support the three strikes demonstration ride
    Thursday 5th May 12 noon

    The government has struck out at us three times now. We will not tolerate this any longer, and it is time we showed them!

    What they have done:

    1) Used bikers as a smokescreen to mask the introduction of risk based levies, and massive levy increases.
    2) Attempted to justify the hike with misleading statistics and unjustified financial model changes.
    3) Ramped up roadside 'safety' checks - in reality poorly disguised rego and WOF checks - and now the introduction of demerits for unlicensed vehicles.
    What they deliberately overlook:


    They tout the risk based system as being fairer for everyone, by arbitrarily creating different road user groups and charging based on the likely treatment cost. Well many of us own multiple vehicles, so appear in those groups and pay more than once. How is it fair we pay multiple levies yet are only eligible for a single treatment? How can they justify a minimum three month on hold period, when that makes it so expensive to be law abiding with infrequently ridden bikes? And to assume all drivers in each class have the same level of risk is at the very least idiotic, if not irresponsible; with the implication that safer vehicles are more important than safer drivers. The myriad of different variables needed to create a truly fair risk based system would create massive administrative overheads to process. This is a system that is not required, not wanted and moves ACC yet further away from the Woodhouse principles towards private insurance.


    What we demand they do:

    1) Remove the vehicle-based levies, to be replaced with a fuel-based levy collection system as a first step, ultimately returning to the Woodhouse Principles.
    2) The minimum on-hold period of three months to be removed.
    3) All political parties make their stance known about ACC: whether they are in favour of the no-fault Woodhouse system, if they agree with the move to full future funding, where they stand on risk-based levies and if they would agree to private insurers in the system.


    What can you do?

    Support the three strikes demonstration ride; this will take place on Thursday 5th May 12 noon. The idea is that you meet up with other protesters, ride together to the local ACC offices, then ride to the National party offices (because we all know who is really behind this crap). At both locations you will arrange yourselves to present a smokescreen of motorcycles: we’ll let them see us and hear us! There will be a letter to noisily deliver to each location stating our grievances and demands. Meeting points to be announced when finalised.

    Currently we have ride coordinators for Auckland, Wellington and Tauranga if you would like to organise one in your region let us know!
    by Published on 11th December 2010 15:56

    Date: Sunday, December 19th 2010
    Venue: Cyclespot Honda, Barrys Point Rd, Takapuna
    Time: 10am


    Following on from the success of last years event

    We will also be handing over toys to....

    *HEART KIDS*

    BRING A TOY.


    Itinerary: Meet at Cyclespot Honda from 10am onwards.

    Ride through Auckland City will leave Cyclespot at 11am (toys to come with us, toys must be sealed in a plastic bag)

    Once back at Cyclespot approx 30- 40 mins later, toys to be handed over to a Heart Kids Representative.

    Thank you speeches to follow.

    B-B-Q will be in full swing.

    MP's that support the levy increase get a lump of coal and MP's that dont support the increase get an Orange.
    Oranges and Coal to handed out along with MP's address's.


    Ride Route: Over the Bridge/Shelly Beach Rd/Jervois Rd/Ponsonby Rd/K Rd/Queen St/Customs St/Fanshawe St/Over the Bridge back to Cyclespot.
    Remember: TOYS TO BE SEALED/TIED IN A PLASTIC BAG.