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johnnyfive

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  1. To add, I used to think everyone was pussies when trikes were referred to as dangerous and unsuitable for what they were used for. I still think you're all pussies, but also yeah, these things are somewhat unstable and a bit unnerving if you're not on the ball.
  2. Then for reasons I can't exactly explain, I bought an ATC250ES IMG_20211106_182043_077 by John Bell, on Flickr Its rough, but mostly original and nearly complete, so without going overboard, I plan on fixing whats broken, and attempting to keep it somewhat straight and usable. It'll likely just get used as a last resort backup farm bike, and to punt trailers etc around the section. A decent waterblast didn't show up too many horrors, a welded gearlever , one bent footpeg, missing small trim and rear lights. IMG_20211120_134424_1 by John Bell, on Flickr IMG_20211120_134439 by John Bell, on Flickr Feature laden Headlight on a string IMG_20211120_134546_1 by John Bell, on Flickr Flip up rear panelling for... reasons.... IMG_20220114_163118 by John Bell, on Flickr Refitted the battery back into its box in the middle of the bike, someone had fitted some janky extention leads, and cut a hole to place the battery in the storage compartment at the back, just flopping around, this also stopped the flip back from coming up. Unacceptable. IMG_20220114_162905 by John Bell, on Flickr
  3. So the XR100 got new tyres etc and fork boots, yet to finish off 100%, but getting close enough for my purposes. IMG_20210828_172209_1 by John Bell, on Flickr IMG_20210828_172142 by John Bell, on Flickr
  4. Might be some of the factory issued cooling system mud? https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/263772990975
  5. Love your work! So thorough and always a great result
  6. Is that Al's Wingroad? Is he doing OK? Nice work on siiiick bikes
  7. I forgot to readdress this. I did speak to the individual last week, and from what he'd explained, was that he was residing outside of the Waikato boundary, but had travelled to his personal property inside the Waikato boundary to tend to it, adhering to whatever rules or permits applied at that time (I don't know). Probably redundant now regardless, as I understand there is no Waikato boundary any longer? I'm unsure if anyone was particularly concerned by this whole thing or not, but there it is, as I know it anyway.
  8. Yep I don't have any pictures to share or too much to recap on. Thank you to @Thphantum and @keltik for your time and effort picking up and couriering us and our trash bikes around the wilderness. And feeding us. Thank you to those that brought and shared, hunks of meat, parts, tools, time, fuel, fluids (if you know what I mean ) , yarns, the lot. Makes it a good time when the inevitable problems happen, and everyone pitches in and its no big deal. One thing I would like to mention though, I'd heard a rumour on Saturday night that someone from a group I'm not familiar with, breached the Waikato boundary to join us. I asked around a little on Sunday with little success. So if anyone can discredit or confirm this, I wouldn't mind talking to the individual.
  9. Something stops it at TDC, I think the chunk is floating round the bottom somewhere
  10. Couple bike failures closeish to the end, and rain to finish off. Pretty good though
  11. Meat was good. Aim to leave Hicks bay store around 9? Cool
  12. Ordered $40 of chips, meat on BBQ, might be a while. At camp ground
  13. I now notice theres a typo in the instructions I emailed out. Right is not Left. You'll be fine.
  14. Text directions and google maps links coming via email tonight Probably Maybe Also anymore non attendees that are still on the list in the first post? @tortron you're out yeh? Just trying to get my tallys right. @peteretep I suppose you're stuck in AKL too?
  15. Yeah I was relieved when he called, with the intention of honouring our booking, and not telling us to fuck off. I challenge @keltik and @Thphantum to see who can get the best fuel consumption. On that topic, we're gonna need gas money everyone so bring your TWENTY FUCKIN BUCKS to keep these thirsty bois running. Let me know how you get on, I intend on doing more work on backup bikes tomorrow if you get really stuck.
  16. Have sent a preliminary email, detailed directions still to come. I think everyone knows the drill by now? I know I've sent it to some people that are location restricted at the moment, on the off chance that that could change by Friday? Dreams are free
  17. How many spare bikes do we need? Jamies gonna be riding the decent* CT, I could waterblast the shit off my farm one and adjust up the brakes, it has a few lighting issues at the moment though. The XL185 could probably be available if really required, I think the jetting is still a bit up the cack, and the rear shocks are pogo sticks, but its a nice enough ride.
  18. Your best bet for Waikaremoana Lake backflip, is day 2 where we will be passing within 40km of it Have edited 1st post to reflect another entry and a couple withdrawls. I believe current number of bike entrants sits at 39. Obviously this number could change for reasons out of everyones control, I'm sorry for those of you who cannot attend. Heck, we might all have to stay at home, at this point I intend to proceed with caution. And continue with the ride, untill there is something that says otherwise. Still working on getting an email out with pre ride info etc. And knocking up some form of turn by turn directions to have stashed in your pocket. Apologies if you recieve an email and you cannot attend, it was not my intention to retraumatize you.
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