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Thread: Who ruined kiwibiker?

  1. #91
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    The Balclutha Liquors stores won't be
    Hoi!

    But you might be right....
    Winding up drongos, foil hat wearers and over sensitive KBers for over 13,000 posts...........
    " Life is not a rehearsal, it's as happy or miserable as you want to make it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Gidday Tom! Well this is quite a reunion. Still riding American Iron? Time fliesmwhen you're growing older disgracefully!
    \

    Gidday to you too!


    Yep, got a lardy-arse Ultra-glide Classic lurking in the garage with a buggered back tyre, need to organise a new one to get a WOF - then the painful part - rego, probably dearer than the tyre and fitting!

    Good to see so many 'faces' on this thread.
    Winding up drongos, foil hat wearers and over sensitive KBers for over 13,000 posts...........
    " Life is not a rehearsal, it's as happy or miserable as you want to make it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by badlieutenant View Post
    Many of us are lurkers, mainly on motogp. Good to see some of the old timers on here still. I'll probably visit more now the noise has died down.
    Have to say I really enjoyed the Thursday night rides over the rimas.
    Sadly a few of us that also enjoyed it too have gone
    Sums up my KB world nicely.

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    The dynamic has changed generally in motorcycling. The "safe spaces", hi-viz wearing PC Brigade has taken root.
    Nail your colours to the mast that all may look upon them and know who you are.
    It takes a big man to cry...and an even bigger man to laugh at that man.

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    7 pages and no mention of rego hikes? I remember a newspaper article a couple years after the rego went up stating new motorcycle registrations had dropped by over 50%.

    I highly doubt if FB has anything to do with the lack of activity on this site. I joined a few groups trying to replicate what KBs "Meeting and events' forum was 10 years ago. Go back 10 years to that forum, there's 2-4 new threads a DAY organising events etc. Now? Nothing.

    I think what really killed it is the ridiculous rego hikes which shooed away a lot of people who would've bought small displacement / LAMs (had it existed back then) bikes to use as a means of transportation and gotten into the hobby that way. >$400 for a small bike and close to $600 for >600 cc for a year? That's crazy money.

    Edit: Really bums me out the way things have panned out when I think about all the kind souls I met over the years getting into riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breakaway View Post

    I highly doubt if FB has anything to do with the lack of activity on this site. I joined a few groups trying to replicate what KBs "Meeting and events' forum was 10 years ago. Go back 10 years to that forum, there's 2-4 new threads a DAY organising events etc. Now? Nothing.
    It's been noted on forums across the 'net that participation dropped off after FB gained traction. A lot of prolific members here are now on FB posting up rides instead on KB because it only goes to those that they want it to go to. Direct marketing in a way ha.
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    I went to a KB dinner once. Fuck that noise!
    Organising stuff on bookface is way better.

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    When I joined in 2006, I had never heard of Kiwibiker. I googled the bike I had/was interested in and someone from here replied.

    Since then I've made many good friends, mainly but not all, through the KB South Island rallies, all of which I attended except the first one, starting at the

    Coachman? in North Canty through to the Nelson one just before I left NZ to live in the Philippines. I also went to most other S. I. rallies; sadly never made it

    to Woodstock, although it's one of my son's favourites.

    Most of the bikes here are scooters or underbones; anything over 400cc is called a 'big bike'. My personal transport is a Suzuki Smash... 115cc, but I seldom

    venture out of the city, so it suits me fine. Horses for courses and all that.
    "Statistics are used as a drunk uses lampposts - for support, not illumination."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    I went to a KB dinner once. Fuck that noise!
    Organising stuff on bookface is way better.
    You talking about the anniversary night at Southern Cross Drew or did you have a dinner without me?
    Cheers

    Merv

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    The "safe spaces", hi-viz wearing PC Brigade has taken root.
    Fuck that shit!

    Also:
    Bring back WINJA.
    TOP QUOTE: “The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”

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    ...i'm sure I didn't...?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    Fuck that shit!

    Also:
    Bring back WINJA.
    And Idol X 3, he was funny - in both senses!
    Winding up drongos, foil hat wearers and over sensitive KBers for over 13,000 posts...........
    " Life is not a rehearsal, it's as happy or miserable as you want to make it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by merv View Post
    You talking about the anniversary night at Southern Cross Drew or did you have a dinner without me?
    Curry night in Lower Hutt that Lynda Blair organised.

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    Mmm Curry.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Mmm Curry.
    Food was good, crowd was....a mixed bag.

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