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Offline Short shins

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SoG Road Trip February 2013
« on: July 02, 2013, 02:26:25 am »
2013 “Sad old Gits” ride
Seeing it's winter here now I thought it is only fair to post up our summer road trip

After last year’s ride to the South Island the Sog’s decided this year to do the traditional ride to the CMCRR festival at Pukekohe, held at Hampton Downs this year.
The theme was Triumph. 40 years since the last win by a works triple
As usual the organisers refuse to let bikes from the Far East compete.
I would pay good money to see a Honda 6!

Of all those invited as only 3 of us did the ride, myself (1977 Honda CB750) my brother Mark (1982 Yamaha SRX600) and Michael M (BMW R80GS)

Our route as usual shunned SH1 if possible we met at the Red House Café Te Horo then we headed to Ashurst via Shannon. From Ashurst we headed to Taihape via Cheltenham, Kimbolton then over the “Peep O Day”. From Taihape we headed to Napier, over the “Gentle Annie”
Here are some photos of our trip


Parked up on the Kimbolton Road


Old Road Bridge, On the “Gentle Annie”


On the “Gentle Annie” Mt Ruapehu visible in distance


Not much traffic, on the “Gentle Annie”

We had an apartment in Hamilton as our base for the weekend, To get to Hamilton we did the Napier – Taupo then cut across to Te Awamutu via Mangakino then up to Hamiton


Between Mangakino and Te Awamutu


Saw these from “our” apartment in Hamilton


Parked up at Hampton Downs


Spotted 1 other SOHC in the car/bike park

Some of the racing


Sidecar action


Triumph Thruxton maybe a real one?


Egli Vincent


McIntosh Manx


There was 1 triple racing Sounded pretty good

The return trip was Te Kuiti, Taumaranui. Ohakune Taihape,
Over lunch at Taihape we discussed a road we had spotted on the way up, It Looked like it should link up with the road to Kimbolton/Mangaweka.  So began our traditional SoG “Adventure”



SH4


A shortcut that turned into a dirt road adventure


Is this road that is supposed to go to Kimbolton? (as it turned out it was but I bailed and headed back to SH1)



SH1 is down there somewhere


Back on tar seal

At Taihape a woman riding a Ducati Monster of some description ended up at the same café as us. I noticed she had an amusing sticker on her bike, A small boy urinating on the word JAPAN, very funny. Not sure what the whole of Japan had done to her but I guess she must have her reasons for wanting to wee on it.

After nearly 1500km the 750 performed faultlessly and returned an average of 36mpg, shamed by the SRX with 60mpg The R80gs got 50mpg. Looks like I have a winter project, sort out my carbs
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Re: SoG Road Trip February 2013
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 11:22:34 am »
nice write up. hope the winter treats you a bit better after that storm we just had.
past-cb100,ts250,cb500,cb500,gs1000,gs650g.phillips traveller
present-CB 650 retro
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           XL250S riverbed rocket
           TS250[sold]
           TS185[sold]
           XL125S[sold]
           MT50 (white)
           MT50 (red)[sold]
           KN250/XS400 project
           XR/XL250 bitsa under construction
           SL100[sold]
           XL250R
           pedal(pub bike) leaks oil
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Re: SoG Road Trip February 2013
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2013, 08:13:42 pm »
+1 on the write-up.  Those pix look like they could have been taken in Idaho.
Greg
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Re: SoG Road Trip February 2013
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013, 04:48:29 am »
Great photos and write up! Enjoyed seeing the New Zealand scenery. Question  - what fairing is that on your 750? Is it good as a wind blocker?

cheers
Andy
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1. CB750K4: Long distance bike, 17 countries and counting...2001 - Trans-USA-Mexico (CB750K4), 2003 - European Tour (CB750K4), 2004 - SOHC Easy Rider Trip (CB750K4), 2008 - Adirondack Tour 2-up (CB750K4) , 2013 - Tail of the Dragon Tour , 2017: 836 kit install and bottom end rebuild. And rebirth: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,173213.msg2029836.html#msg2029836
2. CB750/810cc K2  - road racer with JMR worked head 71 hp
3. VStrom DL1000 2003
4. XLR650L 2006

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Offline Short shins

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Re: SoG Road Trip February 2013
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2013, 07:54:20 pm »
Idaho who'd had thunked it!
The Fairing
Been in the “family” since the early 80’s. Started out on my brothers SR500, hence the big hole for the headlight. He took it off soon after and it has been in storage waiting for the right bike to fit it on.
When I bought my CB750 I knew the right bike had arrived!
All the kool kids in the 70’s had “Stone “ bikini fairings on their Z1’s and Cb750’s
As I wasn't one of them then so the time now seems right!

So it is from a maker unknown the nearest modern one that looks close is the Emgo.
Maybe some of the New Zealand readers may recognise it?

As for its ability at reducing the wind, there is some buffeting around the helmet area but not to bad It's main function is for looks! I know some on this forum consider them to be an abomination in the eyes of the Lord but that's their problem!

Hey Scunny did you survive the winds down your way?
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Re: SoG Road Trip February 2013
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2013, 03:04:01 pm »
yep, no damage but #$%* everywhere. hasn't been the best riding weather lately so the bike is getting some tlc
past-cb100,ts250,cb500,cb500,gs1000,gs650g.phillips traveller
present-CB 650 retro
            VTR1000F3
           XL250S riverbed rocket
           TS250[sold]
           TS185[sold]
           XL125S[sold]
           MT50 (white)
           MT50 (red)[sold]
           KN250/XS400 project
           XR/XL250 bitsa under construction
           SL100[sold]
           XL250R
           pedal(pub bike) leaks oil
my gallery http://gallery.sohc4.net/members/personal/scunny

 

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