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    Will be a spare bed at our place for the Fri/Sat nights.

    Taxi driver Google shows pumps at Waihau bay, 100k from Opotiki. Waihau bay to Gisborne, 225k.
    All up Opotiki to Gisborne approx 326k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    I will have to go 3 stops, you know old man bladder and all.
    Google maps show G.A.S. stations at Te Puia Springs, Tolaga Bay ... and Tokomaru Bay ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    Yes will be cruise pace. Will work myself out a rolling average and stick to that I guess.

    Hour and a half for me so will work on that one.

    Next year would like to do the 1000 mile one.
    Pace isn't a big deal, just keep stops to a minimum and brief, no need to hussle too much to clock the 1000 clicks in under 12 hours.

    My better half is turning it into a weekend with overnights before and after, she's gonna be disappointed when she goes to the High St in Hamilton for a shopping expedition while I go for a ride

    Quote Originally Posted by KoroJ View Post
    There should be fuel at Te Araroa Store and Mayfair store in Tokomaru Bay (and Tologa Bay and Te Puia Springs....but I'm not too sure about them). If I were doing that route, I might get to Gisborne....but I'd have to be too gentle and that wouldn't be much fun. I could do Mayfair, but then I'd probably need to gas in Otorohanga or there-about, so for a two stop plan I'd probably gas in Opotiki and Gisborne? If you can't make it that far....well that's just a shame and planning will be required....and maybe even carrying some gas. I'm sure Caspernz will be.

    I haven't been around East Cape since the 2011 GC so I can't comment on the state of the roads, but it's usually a good ride
    John, just FYI, BP Opotiki to Pak'N'Save Gizzy fuel stop the Busa did earlier this year without hassle. Mildly restrained pace, around 320 on the odo. Road conditions at the time about average, anyone wanna add to that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caspernz View Post
    Pace isn't a big deal, just keep stops to a minimum and brief, no need to hussle too much to clock the 1000 clicks in under 12 hours.

    My better half is turning it into a weekend with overnights before and after, she's gonna be disappointed when she goes to the High St in Hamilton for a shopping expedition while I go for a ride



    John, just FYI, BP Opotiki to Pak'N'Save Gizzy fuel stop the Busa did earlier this year without hassle. Mildly restrained pace, around 320 on the odo. Road conditions at the time about average, anyone wanna add to that?

    Will debate whether to haul a gallon of dinosaur juice just to be sure...
    What do you carry the spare gas in? Im normally 300 to reserve but knowing my luck....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    What do you carry the spare gas in? Im normally 300 to reserve but knowing my luck....
    Got a tailbag (for the pillion seat) that fits a 5 ltr plastic fuel container. Funnily enough I prefer toting 40,000 plus litres in the truck...
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    Quote Originally Posted by caspernz View Post
    Got a tailbag (for the pillion seat) that fits a 5 ltr plastic fuel container. Funnily enough I prefer toting 40,000 plus litres in the truck...
    Yeah, not sure I would be keen.
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    This could be fun. I'm in Hamilton. I have a garage with space for a couple more bikes and couch/floor room. I'll just need to check the speedway calendar to see if I'm actually going to be home that weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haydes55 View Post
    This could be fun. I'm in Hamilton. I have a garage with space for a couple more bikes and couch/floor room. I'll just need to check the speedway calendar to see if I'm actually going to be home that weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    Bike on the couch and me on the floor?
    You're in the garage, your bike can come in the lounge though (if she doesn't leak oil).

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    Quote Originally Posted by haydes55 View Post
    You're in the garage, your bike can come in the lounge though (if she doesn't leak oil).
    No oil leak, but does smell a bit. Need to scrape the last of the possum off from the other night. Tiz a bit cooked on.
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    I'm looking forward to this ride too as it will be my first.

    Will do the Hamilton start and ride with my Brother in law.

    With a range of around 320kms I'm planning on carrying some gas cans in the saddle bags to ensure I can get around east cape without having to worry about gas.

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    Sounds like an easy cruise - been on a longer ride when I had the 400 Burgman scooter.
    I might be tempted to take the ST1300 on the Hamilton ride, it would only need 2 stops for fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caspernz View Post
    Got a tailbag (for the pillion seat) that fits a 5 ltr plastic fuel container. Funnily enough I prefer toting 40,000 plus litres in the truck...
    And people used to hassle me for a 18L front tank and 18L rear tank

    Haven't checked where the 500-600km mark is, but that's an easy 1 stop fuel strategy
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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    I'm looking forward to this ride too as it will be my first.

    Will do the Hamilton start and ride with my Brother in law.

    With a range of around 320kms I'm planning on carrying some gas cans in the saddle bags to ensure I can get around east cape without having to worry about gas.

    Cheers
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    I can't see that you will need extra gas. 330 approx k's from Opotiki to Gisborne. Fuel at Waihau Bay 100k in, then 55k to a card pump at Te Araroa, fuel pumps at about 3 other places between there and Gisborne. I talked with the lady at Waihau bay today, she said the store is open from 8-4.
    Most riders would be hitting the East coast road late morning/early afternoon?, I guess.

    If the weather is fine it will be a stunning ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awa355 View Post
    I can't see that you will need extra gas
    Arthurs famous last words .......... one thing I've learnt on these rides is don't under estimate your fuel mileage particularly heading around the East coast, she's a long way pushing your bike & Waihau Bay, Te Araroa can't be reliable at the times you need it the most looks like a cool day ride
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