Truenotch

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  1. This thing got a good dose of mud and dust during Te Urewera Undertaking a couple of weekends ago. It performed great and didn't miss a beat over the whole 550km distance! 

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    Only issues to report were the rack failing on Day 1 due to too much weight bearing onto the rear guard. It bent rack far enough that the rear wheel caught the numberplate and folded it upwards (folding the guard in half at the same time). The guard pulled straight (enough) and my tools rode in the service wagon for the rest of the event. 

    Notice the relocated number plate too. Hah. 

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    The other issue was on day 3 when my fuel can (now strapped to the seat) came loose and blocked my exhaust! It happened just after going through a ford, so I was looking for wet spark components. The plug, coil etc were all dry as a bone and it wasn't until a few minutes later that I noticed the fuel can was blocking the pipe. It was super close to burning through and could have turned me into a fireball :D

     

    Such a great way to spend a few days and I'm already hanging out for the next one! It's given me some inspiration to start working on the blue MX again, so I'll start chipping away on that over summer. 

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  2. 3 minutes ago, TimShadboltfan27 said:

    I believe those waikats met their untimely demise on the Motu. @Dolan poured one out for the fallen homies

    :D that reminds me. When I was following @Dolan on Saturday afternoon a couple of cans came shooting out after a big bump. They hit the deck and started shotgunning themselves all over the environment. I was gonna try to rescue them, but it was too late. 

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  3. 6 minutes ago, JoKer said:

    I am pedantic like that & just how it's displayed

    reports goto to all admin & mods / reps usually

    would take 3x clicks to add 2019

    It would have been exactly the same process as what went on here, but without the snark (i.e. I would have posted in here or PM'd @- i5oogt - to ask). The report system is for spam bots and abuse, not requests for further info about discussion threads.

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  4. 37 minutes ago, peteretep said:

    yeah same technigas pipe, I got it reasonably hot yesterday and it was smoking a bit, not massively though, but it was going faster than it has been which made me think the exhuast may be slowly clearing out and making more power. Dont have the gurgly take off any more. Could be some weird stuff happening with the packing too

    Sounds like you're overthinking it. Just nang it.

     

    See you at the end of the week? 

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  5. 9 minutes ago, peteretep said:

    OK, its a par for the course type thing? I am asking as I am interested to know what the symptoms are of an exhaust thats clogged, specifically when going from a brand new exhaust to a clogged exhaust, with a cause like prolonged periods of running rich

    Are you still running the brand Technigas new pipe? If so, it's very unlikely that you've got a coked up exhaust IMO, although it's possible that there could be an issue with the muffler packing or something? 

    What are the symptoms? Still the gurgly takeoffs from the lights? From my experience, a partially blocked exhaust will cause issues from mid-high RPM and will usually smoke a LOT once you get the pipe hot. 

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  6. 7 minutes ago, peteretep said:

    When you guys are talking about setting your exhausts on fire, what is the reason for it? You have noticed a decrease in power or something, or maybe you feel like making clouds?

    Because we have old bikes that have 40 years of oil scum built up inside the pipe. Sometimes it causes bikes to lose power, smoke or both. 

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  7. I keep blowing headlight and tail light bulbs on the MX100. Does anyone have an easy hack to stop them from blowing? Or common things to check that might be faulty. 

    I just tried a 12v 25/25 and that blew within 30 seconds too.The power is non regulated and it doesn't run a battery or a regulator for anything else. 

    Here's the full wiring diagram if it helps: 

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    **Edit - I have a trailtech AC regulator. Looks like I can wire that in pre-switch perhaps? 


  8. 1 hour ago, Beaver said:

    Such a mad man.

    Did 80km this arvo with a couple of fellow speedcocks, nice mix of gravel and open road. I'm calling my shit sorted and ready to rock

    That was a good hoon! 

    I drained my tank when I got home and there was 200ml left. Including the drive home from @Geophy's place would have been about 90km all up from the 4.5L tank. Whaka yeah, plenty of range with my extra 5L on the back :)

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  9. Updated. Day 1 is looking super safe for fuel stops :)

     

    Day 1: 
    22km - Taneatua 
    14km - Z Awakeri
    49km Kopuriki
    17km - Murupara (slight detour) 
    66km from Kopuriki OR 49km from Murupara - Ruatahuna 
    48km - Waikaremoana Holiday Park (their website says they have fuel, google doesn't list it. Can this be confirmed? 

    Day 2: 
    155km - Gisborne
    (I can't find anything along the route) 

    Day 3: 
    38km - Te Karaka 
    40km - Matawai (detour) 
    119km from Te Karaka OR 70km from Matawai  - Tirohanga
    7km - Opotiki 
    36km - Finish

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  10. I've just mapped out all the fuel stations along the route. I've bolded and underlined the big stretches. I'd say 2 will be a problem for many of us - 155km is a big stretch! 

    Also @johnnyfive - can you confirm that there's fuel at Waikaremoana holiday park? Their website says yes, but google doesn't list any fuel stations around there. 

    Day 1: 
    22km - Taneatua 
    14km - Z Awakeri
    49km Kopuriki
    17km - Murupara (slight detour) 
    66km from Kopuriki OR 49km from Murupara - Ruatahuna 
    48km - Waikaremoana Holiday Park (their website says they have fuel, google doesn't list it. Can this be confirmed? 

    Day 2: 
    155km - Gisborne
    (I can't find anything along the route) 
    Alternative: 
    55km - Frasertown - 55km detour (about the same length as the current route) rejoin with main route at Te Reinga Falls. 
    95km - Gisborne

    Day 3: 
    38km - Te Karaka 
    40km - Matawai (detour) 
    119km from Te Karaka OR 70km from Matawai  - Tirohanga
    7km - Opotiki 
    36km - Finish

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