64valiant

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About 64valiant

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  • Birthday 20/09/1989

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  1. so it begun with @mark105 saying he was keen to maybe ride some dirt bikes a bit more after doing farm bike champs. I have always missed doing trail rides in the country side with my dad and friends and i haven't owned a dirt bike since i was around 21, previous to that i had never not owned a dirt bike, there are photos of me at 2 weeks old with my dad on a dirt bike. But now that time has rolled around i had always kept eyes out for dirt bikes and the right time and also waited till closer mates had bikes as well. Even when i sold my safari i the deal was i would be able to buy a dirt bike again. but that never happened. So i give you my 1964 vespa dirt edition it started with some knobbly tyres as you see above well then i wanted to change my seat due to it always been a bit shit and hey im an upholstererrrrrr as you see the seat is rather out of shape so with some cutting here and there we kinda had a platform i could weld to trimmed the metal off the edge and we have a base to build up from building up the foam yeah i built it up a little to high sadly but hey i was able to cut it down and shape it up. happy with the shape i wrapped it in a 3mm layer of foam then proceeded to make a cool cover for it of course it had to be based of a modern style gripper motorx style seat cover cause i need more things for people to laugh at me when im doing a trail ride on this thing. the trail ride we are going to this weekend requires a fire extinguisher so i drilled some holes and put some riv nuts in and bolted this bad boy up and that's me for now. again ill report back on Sunday or Monday. such a lol i have the chiropractor on Monday i have been seeing for a while, he will ask me oh hey man how was your weekend. then ill tell him what i did which he will have a heart attack over and yeah haha.
  2. i plan on running two sets of rims so with a quick change i will be able to swap out from off road mode to on road mode pretty fast with the likes of 12 nuts. will have to do some digging to find some 2nd hand rims or hit up retro scooter for some new ones
  3. will do my best to get an action shot of the vespa against mx bikes. this is the trail ride we heading on. http://www.silverbullet.co.nz/event.php?id=15489&fbclid=IwAR11_4uw_kd8Sjwcjb2wEzCPxXZDEHUsWoaMSgbSluqiQFQt5m4rZbdFAnw a video of the ride we plan on doing
  4. So I don't really do much with that bad boy other than ride it. Do some wheel stands here and there. But @mark105 has acquired a big bike and wants to do some trail rides and I've always wanted to do some trail rides again but I just don't have enough cash to have a dirt bike and a vespa. So I got dirt tires for my vespa..... These tires are a bit smaller than my road tires so hes a bit slower but also a bit more peppy. After doing some intense googling I found some bigger sized tirs online. Good old shinko to the rescue. If i enjoy doing trail rides on the vespa I will try get a set of these. Bit taller gearing so I can still so 100kms on the dirt/grass but not quite aggressive as the smaller tire I'm currently running. These bad boys full on motorcross tyre. I'll report back on sunday night when I'm feeling sorry for myself.
  5. young @Archetype even got some sick hand tattoos as well.
  6. Another good monthly meet even with the short notice. Good to see all the normal faces out and new ones inc new cars. Lets do it all again next month.
  7. hopefully weather holds out. its meant to come and go by 6. want to ride me vespa
  8. yea my names Greg or that guy who doesnt work mondays at midnight upholstery. i have a 1965 super 150 with a px200 in it and i like to try do stunts on it. you may remember me from last year doing jumps while waiting for the road to re open.
  9. Burgers next Thursday. Have made a fb event https://www.facebook.com/events/1844364952333075/?ti=as Cant wait for more light next month.
  10. righteo. the speedo is out, either it is out or my kombi is reving a hell of a lot due to a small tyre. its current front & rear tyre are 195-70-14 gps speedo doing 50kph = 56.33kph on the dash. tyre rolling from one spot to the next spot is 197.0972 the internet tells me by working out pie and all the other shit. my xero tells me its roughly 11% out at this point I've given up with where i was heading and called @flyingbrick we have come to terms i need a 205/80 r14 to make it some what read close to the correct speed. this will make the Circumference 214.6525cm instead of the current 197.0972cm. my peace of paper in front of me has so many god dam numbers written all over it and I am ready for a Jack Daniels.
  11. yeah trusty old vespa. no changes at all. hold up i might spend large and get some new heavy duty shocks. just going to be racing clint the hole time. @Beaver hows your project coming along?
  12. Literally this is all I could think after the mention. Sign me up please.
  13. We went for a drive today. Started with heading to caffeine and gasoline. Had a look around at a few cars. Then headed to pukekohe to visit a few mates while we were up that way. No one was home so we heading to port waikato and then continued our way down the coast. Clocked up just over 120miles. I visited this spot while on the vespa and pretty much done the same trip just in reverse. Such a stella day and kombi went really well. 10/10 nice roads and great scenery, much wow. Also done a oil change on Saturday. Will post those photos tomorrow.
  14. so @Mrs 64valiant sent me more photos to use in the post above so here are some of us putting the upholstery in. me sitting at our table beth laying on the bed for scale me, beth & boobs now on the bed. we went to raglan and had fush and chups for our 1st meal in the kombi. ft potato cam and me looking out onto the raglan harbor yeah cool story bro. I plan on taking a week and a weekend off for my 30th and driving it around the north of the north island so the goal is legal and 85% of its problems sorted by then.