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  1. Looking good murray ! be keen to go for a local pest some time to shake down the rigs
  2. Long time no update. Because not much has happened with this thing. Its a 40 year old honda, it handles everything like a champ and is generally rad at being lush. The only grief it has given me has been a fried coil, which was easily sourced from Anaconda Honda. In June me Midge and Blizz went on a journey around the south island to get to the 40th Brass Monkey Rally. Blizz was on his Africa Twin and Lips on his tractor spec R80. This thing was no match for the big blocks on the highway, but on the gravel it really holds its own, it just braps through anything and besides having non existent brakes, it is quite predictable and 21" front wheel is lush for off road stz. I left from Hastings and ticked up 3500kms over 10 days. Saw some amazing sights, rode some awesome roads. A lot of gravel. really made me miss the south island... Heres a pic before Some pics during And heres a pic after. My 40L dry bag pretty much held all my shit, tent, sleeping bag and mattress, then clothes and other misc shit. Then i had my tank bag full of tools and spare oil. Cos it was cold as fuck i just wore my wet weather gear all the time. This thing got an absolute hiding after 3500kms. Throughout the trip, my rear brakes gradually went from shit to horrifically shit, as i'd run out of adjustment and the drum arm was over rotating. On about day 7 of our mission, we took a journey on a rude looking back road between Cheviot and Hurunui, which quickly turned into a cow shit covered, rutted as fuck farm track. Channeling my inner Carmichael i tried to pick a dry line out of the mud, but was a bit shit and ended up getting cross rutted and low siding through some delicious resource consent and nitrogen leaching goodness. Front brake lever snapped clean off on impact and rear brake pedal bent up into the engine case. After some masterful cable tying and rock bashing i was able to get her rolling again, but was relying on mostly engine braking for the rest of the trip. It also consumes oil at a somewhat? alarming pace. I managed to consume just over two litres during the trip. for a bike that holds 1.6 litres, that is a bit more than power sweats. Think its time to shout this thing its first top end in 40 years. Some orders have been made for some engine and brake parts. The trip also highlighted some deficiencies in rider comfort and storage provisions. So Ive bought a few more ADV accessories like larger footpegs and a acerbis fender bag for additional storage on this rig. Will update with shiny new bits and more boomer ADV accessories. You should all buy 250s, they are rad
  3. Wow, this sounds amazing, is there anyway i can register interest as pit crew/traffic management advisor/BP Butter Chicken Pie Procurement Officer/Commentator for a team ? Two Jims in a Booth are dying to get their teeth into some more nitty gritty motorsport commentary action.
  4. We will go waikanae top 10 again gizzy. Then probs te araroa campground? Is there gonna be a big divide in people staying at hicks vs te araroa? Where’s everyone leaning towards?
  5. @nzstato might be a /ling but always puzzles me why driveway and landscaping aren’t part of CCC. Did your contract with the builders include lawn and a drive or did you agree to exclude these and do yourself? When we value shit off the plans it’s always tricky when we do completion reports to release all the funds and they have no lawn or pathways, and are still using a pallet as a front doorstep … house isn’t exactly “complete”
  6. Including all their smash hits from the 70's! Heaven is in the Back of My CT Rack The Devil Went Down to Opotiki and their cover of Unchained Melody which swept the nation. Available in Mono Sound
  7. Upon the walls of the waikaremoana mess hall I stumbled across a rare pic of The Hokianga Halfwits 3rd XV, colorised from 1917. Due to the war effort the team was reduced to three players that season. As opposed to defaulting, the men played each game with a 3 man side and amassed a world record point differential of -14,000 after 6 games. from left to right; Kamahl, Tom Selleck, and the villain from Lethal Weapon 2. insert: the microwave from the Rawene Tea Rooms which served a whopping 400 roast dinners during the winter of 81.
  8. that would be a bloody good mish for you guys from nelson/marlborough! few spicy roads between there and palmy to make the trip a bit more interesting/off the highway. PPSC will start planning the route north shortly. Would highly recommend camping for anyone looking to spice up their trip. Camping at the gizzy holiday park is pretty rad popping open your tent to crashing waves and a sweet view. Can imagine up the coast gets even cooler
  9. Sounds good mate. PPSC will set up a docking station for ya
  10. That’s gear. I may have a pair of mudbug shocks floating around they were too long for RX and made chain stretch in quite an alarming fashion. will dig out next time I’m out there
  11. Years of tv radiation have left our genitals withered and useless so now we ride slightly larger motorcycles to compensate. will ride from palmy and hopefully make it 1500km ish journey. Hey @tortron come down to palmy and bend valves the long way to east cape
  12. Yes! we need more recruits in our Medium sized ADV Club PPSC spinoff series
  13. You taking this to the brass @xsinclairx? Will keep an eye out for it!
  14. Haven’t done full roman MS paint graph extrapolation but 750 kms used 1 and a half tanks and I think it’s a 60L.. so about 12L/100km overall? A lot of traffic wombling in tga/mount. It’s bigger than lux and full of camp shit so greater consumption to be expected
  15. @HighLUX yea after looking at the exhaust tip after a while it’s definitely running rich. Had that coolant warning light flicker on randomly the other night ... should prolly check that smeg in the reservoir keen for cat delete and 4wd sway bar 3Y the world
  16. Gather round for a sharn boys Me and the ol miso soup went for a trip around Northland at the start of the year and camped out of her old mans AU wagon which was lush. While it was a robust and practical Australian sports car, it was cramped and not a functional camper. We caught the bug for camper life and started browsing trademe with mild enthusiasm and wild pinterest-fuelled dreams. The first takeaway i got from van shopping - fuck vans are expensive. In our budget all we were hoping for was a flogged out ex-tradie L300 with 500xxxkms. Until one night this bad boy popped up on trademe - the skylite roof piqued my interest immediately. It had everything we needed: fully self-contained, electric cert, wof and reg and a boot full of camping gear and was in our budget! I enlisted the service of fellow 3Y enthusiast @HighLUXto go kick a Kelly 70 for me, and confirmed it went hard for what it was. So we made a spur of the moment decision to go pick it up from Rotorua the next day. Its a lush spec import Liteace with pop-up skylite roof and is well specced up the front with monsoons, power windows and steering and a fully hektik JVC headunit run straight off the battery in true SCA carpark installation fashion. The 3Y-EU injected 2 litre donk actually doesnt disgrace itself on the flat, though it dislikes maintaining reasonable speed up hills. Suits me though, wagon time ain't no crime. Have taken it to TGA for a weekend since buying and it was smooth and comfortable but by gum it drinks 91 like Sumpson at Nats 13. It is an ex-backpacker rental van which explains why everything has been done legit - no doubt its seen a fair few dogging spots in its time. The interior was setup for a single with a tiny bed, which needed to go. Other amenities include a sink unit with water and waste, a compostable toilet and electric chiller. The electrics setup is pretty lush - battery and inverter setup with adventure kings solar panel thing, along with power point for camp grounds, complete with RCD and 3 pin outlet to run the breadmaker. There must be nearly a grand worth of electrics alone in this thing, stoked. I then set about the task of building a double bed, adopting a @Beaver approved design from his Vanette. A slat bed with additional pull-out frame so can be used as a single seat during the day, and pull out for double bed at night. I made it out of decking timber and ripped down some fence rails, as it turned out to be the most economical solution amidst this nationwide timber shortage. so its a little chonkier than i would have liked. I had an uneven number of slats so had to double up on long bois. Still, for a bumpkin with fuck all carpentry skills im sure Stevie Wonder would approve. OCD trigger warning I dismantled the old bed and left the electrics in-situ and then when i built the new frame had to play electrician and figure out how to put the RCD and gear back together. Tidied up a few cowboy spec installation foibles while i was there. Pretty stoked with its functionality, and still some room underneath for storage of bits and bobs. Next mission will be to build a storage solution on the otherside of the van to maximise space in this compact little rig. will be sure to document that too. The hugs and kisses is currently making some lush 70s floral print covers for the mattress squabs to give it a nice lil retro vibe. Then what? go dogging i guess oh and maybe slam and wheels hehe
  17. Definitely need to do a OS 42nd traverse mish
  18. Bort plz spin the Kaikoura fishing trip sharn feat. 95 hilux surf rear window side sharn via mainstream media
  19. It’s back! By general demand, the now annual Hawkes Bay Moped NZ ride. In 2021 we're whacking it up a notch and exploring the bay over two days. Saturday's ride will comprise a scenic tour of Napier, Hastings, Havelock North and a bit of back country towards the ranges. Refreshment stops along the way and avoiding highways as much as possible keeping smaller capacity cycles in mind. This ride is a little over 100kms in length, beginning in Ahuriri and ending at the Westshore Hotel for fizzy sports lagers and firm handshakes. The route is subject to change based on potential road closures for Art Deco Weekend events. Link to Day 1's ride here https://goo.gl/maps/bv2cLnu8VymEU77E7 Sunday will involve a more spirited journey into the Kawekas, with a mixture of sealed and gravel roads. This ride will take us to the Mangatutu Hot Springs in the Kaweka Ranges. There are limited amenities on this route outside of the Puketapu township so it may pay to be self sufficient for snacks, fizzy sports lagers and gas if youre riding a big block. This ride is a 200km return jaunt, with fuel available in Hastings and Puketapu. Link to Day 2 ride here https://goo.gl/maps/8P3ELLHZtzmKfHJ17 Last year we had an awesome turn out of weirdos, and their equallty weird and terrible motorcycles. On top of motorised shenanigans there will be art deco related events and classic machinery to get amongst all weekend! How spoilt are we. Also if you're committed to the two dayer mission and struggling to find accomm i can facilitate you with some floor space/tent space at my abode. The boring stuff: The ride is aimed for small bikes less than 250cc. But we wont discriminate if you wanna hang out on your big boy bike. On both rides, but particularly day 2, there is a considerable amount of open road riding. Be courteous of other road users, keep left, if youre holding up traffic let people past and remember to hold your line. This will be a busy weekend in the bay so keep your eyes peeled for Aucklanders spilling lattes in their Q7's. Any questions send me a message! dont be a stranger come and get stuck in! Link to facebook event HERE
  20. It would actually go really well in the enduro class for vmx. Probs won’t get the red plate as you’d be lining up with xr650s etc but would hold its own against the xr200s and pe175s. Just big carb, maybe aggressive cam like that torture test dude and it would probably go pretty hard ?
  21. Disc brake front even?? Probably goes harder than my xl250 lol /do berm buster on it this year plz
  22. That would be an epic mish over a weekend. Does Ohura still have prison backpackers ? PPSC have tried to get a ride through Forgotten Highway off the ground but its a bit of a drive to go for reccy to make sure google doesnt send us to Deliverence spec woolsheds in the middle of nowhere
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