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Re: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2010, 12:22:20 AM »
Good to see another Kiwi on here, I just sold a CB650Z clutch cable to a guy in Lower Hutt who I directed to this site, not sure if he signed on but there's about 10 NZers on here now....go the blacks. ;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: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2010, 12:27:19 AM »
Good to see another Kiwi on here, I just sold a CB650Z clutch cable to a guy in Lower Hutt who I directed to this site, not sure if he signed on but there's about 10 NZers on here now....go the blacks. ;D

Or "look out sheep" .... ;D

Sorry Hush,couldn't help myself.... ;)

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Re: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2010, 12:32:58 AM »
Bludy Ockers. :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 #28 on: July 07, 2010, 02:54:17 PM »
Any of you guys interested in a combined trip to New Plymouth late NOV 2010 - I believe the classic bike nats are on there - perhaps fisherman phil or some in nacky can advise us further???
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Re: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2010, 12:04:44 AM »
Hey guys, another 750F1 owner in Wellington here.
I've been slowly tinkering it into shape for the last 3 years since I bought it off eBay from a guy in Melbourne. I was in Sydney at the time.

Came home last year but haven't registered it yet. It's been real slow, but sometimes just sitting in the garage with it is a welcome break from everything else.

Here's a recent shot. If you've been looking at Trademe recently you may recognise the yellow F1 in the background. I bought it for parts but can't bring myself to tear it down. It runs and has such history baked into every speck of dirt and grime.

Drop me a line if you're riding through.

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Re: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2010, 12:06:28 AM »
Dooh, forgot the photo.

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Re: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2012, 12:11:14 AM »
Hey all,

Im new to all these forums and I have been searching for these types of sites for a while.  I am from Hawkes Bay but now live in Waikato.  I currently have a 72 CB500F still going strong.  My current project is a CB350F.  It will be a large project and also very slow so will be cool to chat with you all about mods etc.   Just sorting frame out and measuring taper rollers for triple clamp.  Need to find some more rims as my current ones are very rusty.  Re-furbished front forks and look real smart.  Anyone respoked a wheel before?  Im about to learn.  Could be a danger but i should be all good.  Hope to post photos soon.  Boggie

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Re: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2012, 03:00:19 AM »
Hey Boggie, welcome. lots of good info here. try a search for lacing spokes.
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Re: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2012, 03:03:24 AM »
Hey Boggie, welcome. lots of good info here. try a search for lacing spokes.

Go to bed Scunny, its way past your bedtime.... :o ;D ;)
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Re: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2012, 06:33:50 PM »
Hi Boggie,
Mark here - Palmerston North. It's a good place for help this forum. Tell us your real name..appologies and condolences if Boggie is it! ;D
Yep - I did my front wheel up a few months back. New spokes, rim rechromed. Lacing the spokes was frustrating but my end result was very satisfying. However..I only saved $70-$100 or so - an expert would charge about that for a rim in good condition...to fit new supplied spokes. It is not mechanically challenging at all - more a case of working to a method, having losts of photos of "before I F'd it up" and being prepared to do it several times - the first time you do it. Then comes truing the wheel...same process..gotta be mentally tough...do it in small repeated stages till it gets betterererer.
As mentioned - has been covered here before - so use the search tool. Check in Tips and tricks u/h wheels.
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Re: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2012, 06:20:45 AM »
Hi! Everybody I am I down in Christchurch too. I've got 750 Bitsa 900cc. I am here not for a long time. So I don't know anybody who likes bikes as much as I. If you want to get acquainted reply me.

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Re: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2012, 01:14:26 AM »
Here ya go Scunny, a riding buddy for ya in topsy turvey Chch. ;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: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2013, 11:19:56 AM »
Hello all. I'll be moving to Blenheim in a few weeks. I'm from the US, but have been living in Australia for the past year. Finally, my wife and I are finding our way back to New Zealand! I probably won't be able to get a bike straight away when we get there, but as soon as I do I'd love to go ride with anyone willing. If anyone finds any great deals I'd love to hear about them. I'll be keeping my eye on trademe until then. Cheers!

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Re: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2013, 12:21:48 PM »
Welcome to NZ cousie, plenty of bikes down Bleheim way, they are a special kind of people in that area of NZ, love strange cars and bikes, got a few mates live there and they modify anything with wheels, you'll love it.
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: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2014, 04:38:24 PM »
Hi,
New member Kiwikk reporting in from sunny New Plymouth.
Just got me a Ruby Red CB440F so I'll be out cruising whenever the weather's fine and the Missus let's me off the home DIY crap.  ;)

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Re: Where are all you Kiwis
« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2014, 01:28:00 AM »
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