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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...

    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...

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    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
    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, 12:42 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

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    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
    Damon

    Bridgestone tyres in Auckland?

    Thread Starter: Damon

    I've been without a bike for a few years and finally got a new one a couple of months ago but now it needs some new tyres. Back in the day Cycletreads was the place to go for a good deal and always had what i was after, I gave them a call the other day looking for a Bridgestone S21 and the guy...

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  • Track Open Days

    by Published on 20th October 2014 12:28
    1. Categories:
    2. Track Open Days

    Meremere Dragway, State Highway 1 Meremere


    It’s that time of year again, Kawasaki “Good Times” drag day is only a few weeks away.

    We look forward to seeing you there on Sunday the 16th of November.

    Gates open at 10:00am and we open up the strip at 12:00pm.

    Of course if you are on a Kawasaki it’s free to run, other brands $30.

    New for this year, we will be running a road loop and here’s your chance to road demo one of Kawasaki’s exciting new models. We envisage these demo bikes will be busy so pre-book with your participating dealer to avoid disappointment.

    For more details please look on our website or call your local dealer.

    Come and join us as it will be a fun day for all, spectators are free and there will be an appearance from Ian Wilkins with his Top Fuel Drag Bike Afterburner 2.

    More information, http://www.kawasaki.co.nz/news/article/129

    Road Bikes must have a current warrant of fitness and registration.

    Race bikes must have proof of current tech inspection or MNZ approved log book and will be tech inspected to MNZ specs.
    by Published on 4th January 2013 08:52
    1. Categories:
    2. Community News,
    3. General Events,
    4. Member Rides,
    5. Track Open Days

    The BIG BIKE DAY OUT is happening at Hampton Downs on the 23rd and 24th Feb 2013. Playday have booked the last weekend in February for the next 10 years and we are hosting the first annual Track day festival, but not just any track day we are having Big bikers BBQ and the Bar will be open from when the last bike session stops, the Live band will play till their fingers fall off or they get thirsty. Camping overnight is not a problem and we would love to have you stay. Hamptons ...
    by Published on 11th January 2011 17:36
    1. Categories:
    2. General Events,
    3. Track Open Days

    Carl Cox @ Hampton Downs

    *copy and paste from the hamptondowns.com news letter

    This Sunday, 16th January 2011 - The Carl Cox Revolution Tour is coming to Hampton Downs. The Hampton Downs Ride Day on Sunday the 16th of January will be hosting International DJ legend, Carl Cox and some of his friends, as the finishing point of their motorcycle tour around New Zealand.



    Carl has taken a fleet of Italian motorcycles around the country and they are finishing off by taking them around the race track! During that tour, Carl has headlined at Rhythm and Vines in Gisborne over New Years. Carl plays to sold out venues around the world but he is also a very keen biker with a collection of bikes that most of us could only dream about, and a group of friends to match.
    Carl and his mates will be enjoying the day riding at Hampton Downs and while he is there we will be having a bit of a party. DJs will be playing the tunes while you enjoy the day with some food and drinks.

    The party will start at 12.00 mid day and go until 8PM
    Cover charge is $5 per adult with kids under 14 free (participants of the ride day are also free)
    So bring along the family and friends and enjoy an afternoon of fine music and fine people.
    by Published on 1st April 2009 12:58
    1. Categories:
    2. Track Open Days

    THE TRACKDAY FOR TRACKDAY JUNKIES -
    TAUPO FULL TRACK
    FRIDAY 2/10/2009


    ENTRY ON THE DAY NOW ACCEPTED


    To start the day there will be 2 groups
    Fast and Med.
    20 minutes on track per group.
    AFTER A COUPLE OF SESSIONS WE WILL GO TO OPEN TRACK

    This means you can come and go on track as you please ALL DAY


    Cost will be $150 per rider
    For your money you get as much track time as you want.

    Numbers strictly limited to a maximum of 20 riders PER GROUP. in other words 40 TOTAL
    THIS MEANS LOTS OF ROOM AND heaps OF TRACK TIME

    THE ONE SIMPLE RULE OF THE DAY IS THAT WE ALL WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE IT A FUN AND SAFE DAY.



    I want this to be a fun relaxed day for everyone.

    TRACK RULES AND PAYMENT DETAILS ARE OUTLINED IN THE POSTS BELOW
    There will be a HOT DRINK vendor at the track all day for those that need a hot drink or that caffeine buzz.

    St Johns Ambulance WILL be in attendance


    Places will be strictly on a first-come-first-served basis. Payment is the ONLY way a place is reserved. All the details are in the four posts following.
    CONFIRMED ATTENDING--SEE http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/sh...post1129305142

    SO COME ON GUYS N GALS LET'S ALL BE THERE AND MAKE IT A FUN DAY!
    PLEASE READ THE RULES OF THE DAY IN POST 3
    I can be contacted on 0-21-035 4615 or 0-9-8375005 or
    millarscarcentre@xtra.co.nz