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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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    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...

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    1/32 man

    Do you wear ear plugs?

    Thread Starter: 1/32 man

    A mate showed me some he had custom made at an audiologist...said they were good but cost him $150. Are there cheaper but still effective options. After today’s ride of about 70mins I am contemplating using some. Any comments or opinions welcome.

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    MD

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    Gus25

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    rocketman1

    Noisy tyres- Adventure type

    Thread Starter: rocketman1

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    1/32 man

    Is there such a thing as quiet helmets?

    Thread Starter: 1/32 man

    Having recently got back on a bike I needed to gear up as economically as I could. I bought a Bell qualifier helmet from TM $200 On recent rides the wind noise seems to have got worse and on inspection the left visor mount/clip/swivel doesnt seem right. After some pushing, cussing, jiggling...

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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