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  1. #2806
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMOTO View Post
    And how do you propose to ride up Mt Greenland on that Fran?
    The Kona Unit would be the Mt Greenland beastie.

    The TT is sulking with carb o-rings that have dissolved into goo.
    Pro Tip: Use fuel safe o-rings kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by JATZ View Post
    Naaaah.... I still like girls
    It was offered at a price I couldn't refuse. Got a front hub ?? Disc brake model.
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...1189081090.htm
    Helmet time is the best kind of time.

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    Yeah, saw that. He reakons it won't fit.
    The good people at econohonda are trying to sort something, for reasonable $$

  4. #2809
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    Econohonda are good people

  5. #2810
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    The new workshop...

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    Will get an additional test next week with a DR oil change and brake light issue fixing...

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    Roof leaky?

    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    The new workshop...

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    Will get an additional test next week with a DR oil change and brake light issue fixing...
    Guessing its a bit damp in the workshop now?
    Helmet time is the best kind of time.

  7. #2812
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzz67 View Post
    Guessing its a bit damp in the workshop now?
    Damp and bloody windy. A howling nor'wester...

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    Weird afternoon!

    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    Damp and bloody windy. A howling nor'wester...
    now it's calm and sunny.
    Preferred it when Jim hickey organised stuff.
    Helmet time is the best kind of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzz67 View Post
    now it's calm and sunny.
    Preferred it when Jim hickey organised stuff.
    Not too bad after the rain/wind...

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    The birth of the New Emporium...
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  11. #2816
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    And back to Ye Olde Emporium

    Retiring the mighty DR as well.
    Test riding a replacement on Monday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    And back to Ye Olde Emporium

    Retiring the mighty DR as well.
    Test riding a replacement on Monday...
    Another DR650?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogIrwin View Post
    Another DR650?
    Nope. Going for something different.
    After 11 years and 176,000km, it's time for a change.
    The wiring loom needs replacing (lots of bare copper showing with all those k's and years of vibes) and more work to really get it going properly.

    Looking at more road biased, but still gravelable.
    Cheap is important

    Most likely going to part out all the DR bits.
    2 sets of forks, 2 sets of wheels, modded Corbin seat, IMS tank, FCR39 carb, 2 engines (1 needs the cam chain guides replacing), brand new chain, sprockets and front tyre (dammit. died hours after I replaced them) etc, etc...

    The Kiwi on the front guard will be transferred to the new bike with a small ceremony.

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    2012 XL700V
    Emulators and springs in the front, something in the rear and something done to the mapping.
    Bars are up and forward, but otherwise standard.
    Took it for a test ride up the Maungatapu to the head of the dam (as you do) and it went very well.
    Standing climbing was annoying because of the tank, but standing descending was fine.
    The centre stand digs big gouges when gravity asserts itself after jumping the water bars climbing up from the dam
    Rocks, wet clay, gorse, no issues. It actually suits my nana riding style better than the DR.
    The DR does however protest less over the jumps
    It's really well balanced, changing direction in the gravel was no problem, quite stable seated or standing.

    Can't wait for the road tyres to wear out so I can get some Shinko 705's on it.
    It actually came with a set of Shinko 805's spare. Which I'll never use.
    Oh, and the screen is very Padmei-esq in that the wind hits me in the middle of my visor and blurs my vision.

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    We should do a "rideout" at some stage...
    To christen it

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