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Re: I'm so God dang jealous of the relay riders
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2011, 10:02:34 pm »
Adding your name to my list Brett, any other SOHC4 members you know of in that area?
Ideally we would want to have as big a team as possible spread so that each leg was a nice ride but not an imposition.
At the speed the USA one is going (weekend to weekend) Godzilla could be here in time for our Spring/Summer so no hurry on this.

DonR of course you don't have to convert it to right hand drive...jezz are you dumb or what?
You do have to fit an electric petrol pump to reverse the flow of gas from your tank though as our gas flows up hill. ;D
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

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Re: I'm so God dang jealous of the relay riders
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2011, 10:18:47 pm »


DonR of course you don't have to convert it to right hand drive...jezz are you dumb or what?
You do have to fit an electric petrol pump to reverse the flow of gas from your tank though as our gas flows up hill. ;D

I had heard your toilets flushed backwards, but I never knew your gas flowed uphill! Damn, you guys can only burp. A least we can fart up here! ;D
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Re: I'm so God dang jealous of the relay riders
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2011, 10:33:41 pm »
oh the dream of a flushing toilet. count me in Rick for the South Island leg, be nice to get away from our broken roads. who do I hand off to in Antartica ?
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New Zealand relay leg, Kiwi riders register here
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2011, 11:41:23 pm »
OK looking at this wee map I got to figure Godzilla arrives at Auckland International airport (or will someone mail him to us?) so we cut NZ up into ridable bite size bits.
Auckland-Hamilton
Hamilton-Rotorua
Rotorua-Taupo
Taupo-Napier
Napier-Palmerston North
Palmerston North-Wellington
Ferry crossing
Picton-Blenheim or Christchurch (is taht too long a leg?)
Christchurch-Timaru
Timaru-Dunedin
Dunedin-Bluff
Godzilla then attacks AUSTRALIA ;D
Anyone else got some good ideas, this one is just a thought, we could have done the central North Island direct from Taupo to say Foxton (nice long ride in the Summer) then onward to Wellington.
Just random thoughts so far....anyone got some thoughts on this, are the legs too long for our old bikes?
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I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

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Re: I'm so God dang jealous of the relay riders
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2011, 11:50:11 pm »
I ride a 650, sohc. no ride is too long. I might need a couple of toilet stops tho.
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Re: I'm so God dang jealous of the relay riders
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2011, 11:52:37 pm »
Since I doubt that we have any members in Northland there probably isn't much point starting Godzilla up there.
Godzilla could always do a bungy jump at Taupo or Queenstown! ;D
I know we have members in Taranaki/Wanganui so maybe we could run the SOHC4 flag down that side of NZ from Hamilton and Godzilla down the East side?
You do have to remember that some of these legs will be separated by a week as most members will only be able to do the run on weekends.
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

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Re: I'm so God dang jealous of the relay riders
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2011, 11:55:36 pm »
Ease up on the coffee and wear a nappy Larry. :D
I remember when I would have taken a 100cc bike all around the North Island but some of these old ladies (mine in particular) haven't done long distance travel in a few decades.
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

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Re: I'm so God dang jealous of the relay riders
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2011, 08:07:44 am »
I went sky diving over Fox Glacier when I was there, and I'd be down to do that again with Godzilla if I make it there in time.

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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2011, 08:53:39 am »
Come on come on I know you are out there Kiwi riders. :)
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2011, 10:22:09 am »
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Where are you?? If you are anywhere in the US lower 48, the relay will get near you.
I wish.  In ND you may as well be in the interior of canada. We just had a nice rain/sleet/snow storm(even lightning and thunder) on monday. You are not riding these roads.

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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2011, 10:49:30 am »
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Where are you?? If you are anywhere in the US lower 48, the relay will get near you.
I wish.  In ND you may as well be in the interior of canada. We just had a nice rain/sleet/snow storm(even lightning and thunder) on monday. You are not riding these roads.

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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2011, 12:00:54 pm »
You don't understand. With the ice we get in the winter, riding here is a suicide mission. I live a mile from i94 and there is no way a 2 wheel will make it. It is getting though the residential areas and even county highways that are the issue. Would have been much better if this took place in may, at least for my state.

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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2011, 12:28:13 pm »
You don't understand. With the ice we get in the winter, riding here is a suicide mission. I live a mile from i94 and there is no way a 2 wheel will make it. It is getting though the residential areas and even county highways that are the issue. Would have been much better if this took place in may, at least for my state.

The preliminary schedule puts the relay is through North Dakota in mid-summer, around late July or early August (Sturgis!). Follow this thread:

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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2011, 01:15:49 pm »
OK Kiwis put yourself on the map to help me figure out the logistics or I'll be riding solo from Cape Reinga to Bluff!

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?action=googlemap

You seem to have to enter yourself then log out and come back in again before you appear.
Put yourself as close to your actual location as possible please.
We appear to have a member named PAUL who is somewhere between Christchurch and the Chatham Islands, maybe that earthquake was more vicious than I thought!
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2011, 01:29:53 pm »
maybe the first sohc aqua bike.
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present-CB 650 retro
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           MT50 (white)
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           KN250/XS400 project
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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2011, 01:43:06 pm »
So far this is my list of SOHC4 members that appear (sometimes) on the members map.
 Auckland-MrZxp
 Taranaki- Fisherman Phil
 Wellington- Short Shins
 Wellington- nancy
 Christchurch-mhurcomb
                   -Rich361
                   -Paul70  Though Paul may have drowned by now!
                   -Scunny
I'm not even sure if many of these are still active members of the forum?
I wonder how much gas it would take for me to run my 650 from Cape Reinga to Bluff? :P

I don't envy Terry his job in Aussie either, according to our member map he only has riders on the East Coast, nothing in the middle or across on the West Coast? :o
« Last Edit: March 25, 2011, 01:47:05 pm by Hush »
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2011, 01:46:06 pm »
Rich361 has his bike in bits at the mo, he would have to ride his Hardley
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
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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2011, 01:48:00 pm »
That's OK the only reg is that Godzilla must be transported by a SOHC4 bike. ;)
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2011, 11:57:55 pm »
Mods, can this thread be moved to the relay forum? Thanks!
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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2011, 01:29:37 am »
Just saw this post now sorry...  Am I too late??

Bike is nearing complete...  have all the parts...just need to put them back together...  This might give me the motivation I need!!

Let me know... but it's too bloody cold for riding at the moment!!!  Ha Ha
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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2011, 01:45:01 am »
don't worry, we aren't due to do our leg until spring/summer.
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
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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2011, 03:49:06 pm »
Welcome aboard Rich361, I am just putting together a few ideas for getting New Zealand into this tour, as we are few and far between it may be that we have to get Godzilla and the pennant couriered to different parts of the country so he can do at least some Kiwi miles on his world tour. I'll check with the world organiser Jerry and make sure this is OK with him but seems the best bet as with two islands and long distances apart I doubt anyone has the time or bike with the legs to do a 90 mile beach to Bluff ride. ;D
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #47 on: July 20, 2011, 03:17:50 am »
hey Rick, I can ride up to Picton and go across the strait to Wellington(good excuse for a piss up ) then bring it back to Christchurch if anything is left standing by then. haven't got anybody further south that I know of, andynzl hasn't been on for ages.
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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
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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2011, 04:25:10 pm »
Cheers Larry, I will work that into my tour plan, how many miles would that be for you as a return trip?
I'm seriously thinking of doing the Napier to Wgtn leg myself.
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

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Re: Kiwi riders sign in here for NZ leg of relay
« Reply #49 on: July 21, 2011, 11:48:31 am »
Christchurch to Picton the direct route is about 340 Ks
I prefer going thru the mountains so quite a bit further than that.
at a guess 1000Ks give or take a bit.
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