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Godzilla greets New Zealand
« on: October 22, 2011, 06:08:58 pm »
Well it's been kinda quiet on the World Tour front and I thought seeing as how I have temporary custody of GZ I better throw something up for all to read. GZ arrived in Napier which is kinda the wrng place for us to start our leg of the tour but I think Seaweb was still reeling from the shock of the $85 bill to send him to us. ;D. So it's a holiday weekend and I can't get GZ to the guys up North until Wednesday but having him here without a SOHC4 under his scaley asse didn't seem right so I took him sight seeing in Napier. Anyone who comes to Napier will want to see the famous statue of "Pania of the reef" a young Maori maiden legend says pined for her lover on our shores. Well GZ found sitting on my ticket box a bit much, he moaned about having his toes pinched under the spring loaded ticket holder so I bungee corded him in place but then he couldn't see ahead of himself so finally I strapped him with a zip tie up by the clocks. Now I don't know what you USA and Canuck fellahs got up to but I kinda think ya spoiled the lizard somewhat riding on all those 750's cos I'm doing 70 mph down the motorway and he takes a friggen nap all over me clocks! I am not going to be the first rider in the World to drop GZ across 4 lanes for some idiot to run over so I'm desperately holding him with one hand and doing everything else with my right! Luckily he stayed with me and we had a great ride around. I think he's sulking cos there's two Suzukis in the shed and he's a bit of a Honda snob you know! :D
« Last Edit: October 22, 2011, 06:13:58 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: Godzilla greets New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 06:23:20 pm »
bikes looking good Rick. don't you go spoiling GZ, he may complain about the lack of comfort on my wee bikey.
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Re: Godzilla greets New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 06:35:04 pm »
He's already ruined mate, all those thumping great 750's across America, he's snearing at our 650's! Anyone who finds 75 mph on the front of my bike so boring they can take a nap is just being contemptuous! ;)
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: Godzilla greets New Zealand
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 06:51:22 pm »
We had to shackle GZ with tie-wraps just to keep him from falling off. He wasn't falling asleep; he was nursing a hang-over. ;)
Great start to the NZ leg! 8)
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Godzilla greets New Zealand
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 06:59:13 pm »
I saw a show of NZ on the history channel. That Kiwi had better grow some wings since Godzirra is there.

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Re: Godzilla greets New Zealand
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 07:20:56 pm »
Good to see GZ off and running in NZ!
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Re: Godzilla greets New Zealand
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011, 07:35:41 pm »
Good to see GZ off and running in NZ!

He's only running because he's heard what they do to the sheep....... :o ;D ;)
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Re: Godzilla greets New Zealand
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2011, 11:04:15 pm »
that's a tad harsh Mick, at least our sheep are good looking, far classier than your roos, look better in high heels and suspenders and.. and.. oh #$%*, wrong forum.    ;D
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Re: Godzilla greets New Zealand
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2011, 11:49:36 pm »
that's a tad harsh Mick, at least our sheep are good looking, far classier than your roos, look better in high heels and suspenders and.. and.. oh #$%*, wrong forum.    ;D

And a lot easier to catch too mate.... ;D
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Re: Godzilla greets New Zealand
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2011, 03:51:39 am »
20 million blondes can't be wrong! ;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: Godzilla greets New Zealand
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2011, 04:01:57 am »
that's a tad harsh Mick, at least our sheep are good looking, far classier than your roos, look better in high heels and suspenders and.. and.. oh #$%*, wrong forum.    ;D

And a lot easier to catch too mate.... ;D
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2011, 06:08:25 am »
It's not the 750's that's doing it Hush, he likes the wind in his face.  He told me this when I went to find a spot for him on my 500.  With a Cycle Sound stereo enclosure in my Vetter Windjammer, I couldn't make the mistake that some of the other guys made.  I had him strapped in between my windshield and my GPS with his head sticking out in the wind.  This way he gets to snack on the bugs.

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Re: Godzilla greets New Zealand
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2011, 06:40:50 am »
He's already ruined mate, all those thumping great 750's across America, he's snearing at our 650's! Anyone who finds 75 mph on the front of my bike so boring they can take a nap is just being contemptuous! ;)
Ya gotta let him breath and not hide behind a big shield!  Maybe also he was trying to be on his best behavior, seeing as your rig probably had him thinking you were escorting him to jail. ;D  Don't feel so emancipated...GZ was quite content when I took him on a brief buzz on my little CB350F here in Canada.

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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2011, 06:03:23 pm »
Don't worry about the bugs, he just got himself a Miner Bird, damn thing was in a squadron of about 30 that was crossing the road just as I hit 60mph and the last one hit my knee!
Just took the lizard for a wee 50 mile spin to keep him happy, the speedo on my 650 clicked over to 30,000 miles as we finished the ride and I thought how fitting for it to be with GZ on board but now I check my registration papers I see there is a jump from 60,226 miles down to 18797 miles at some stage, probably when the original Police (MOT) speedo was replaced so who knows how many miles she's done? :D
« Last Edit: October 23, 2011, 11:22:42 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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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2011, 02:14:58 pm »
OK it's Wednesday morning 26th October and Godzilla has been dispatched to the far Northern end of the country to begin the New Zealand leg of his journey in earnest.
Have fun you guys up there, don't take any crap from the lizard, he like to get his own way and will if given the chance attempt a suicidal jump into oncoming traffic so zip tie has ass!
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: Godzilla greets New Zealand
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2011, 07:21:17 pm »
You guys must be right about the windscreen, here he is napping on my 500.  Gotta stap him down good, Hush!  By the way, nice job getting your bike, GZ & a half naked woman in the same pic  ;)
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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2011, 01:53:55 am »
You should see the photo and article I got into our local paper, pretty good publicity if I do say so myself. ;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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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2011, 02:02:46 am »
You should see the photo and article I got into our local paper, pretty good publicity if I do say so myself. ;D

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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2011, 01:01:42 am »
C'mon Mick you doubter you! ;D but best of luck reading it as I had to scan it from the paper.
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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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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2011, 12:52:22 pm »
Awesome Rick, well done mate.... ;)
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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2011, 04:44:19 pm »
Interesting article Hushie!  I didn't realize the CB750 came out 9 years earlier in New Zealand  than it did in the States. :o I wonder if Madmtnmotors knows he started out in February instead of March. ;)

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« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2011, 05:06:42 pm »
Great write up! [no problem reading it]

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« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2011, 12:42:51 am »
Ah a little poetic licence never goes amiss and all publicity is good publicity. ;D
Gotta admit I stuffed up on the dates though, but again it has lead to some inquiries from people wishing to correct me then becoming interested in coming along so the odd slip up can often help your cause. ;)
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« Last Edit: October 28, 2011, 12:44:56 am 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: Godzilla greets New Zealand
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2011, 03:21:10 pm »
I also noticed a few inaccuracies but still cool having it in the paper for some exposure to the masses. The inaccuracies can always be changed if we wanna go gettin' anal about it!!!
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Re: Godzilla greets New Zealand
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2011, 03:58:20 pm »
At first I thought "F*ck it's bigger than I expected", but then I realized...... ;D
Anyway, good news article, hope we can get a bit of coverage like that over here.
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