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Events, Meetings, and Ride Outs / Re: Pukekohe Classic Festival
« on: February 03, 2020, 09:22:26 AM »
And we came to Pukekohe 8 years ago from Bridgend, South Wales and were in Birmingham over Christmas to visit parents. Small world!

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Events, Meetings, and Ride Outs / Re: Pukekohe Classic Festival
« on: February 03, 2020, 08:30:33 AM »
Watched the Friday evening parade from the bottom of Manukau Road but didn't get into the track over the weekend.  Are you in the Franklin area and not Scotland as the flag suggests?

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New Member Introductions / Re: Another new owner
« on: May 27, 2016, 08:50:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by Harry [+]
Mate - two main cities?  :017:

Out of interest who did you order the rally raid kit from?

OK so I just managed to offend everyone in the South Island with my very first post :430: :431: Great start!

And I haven't ordered the RR kit yet.  There is a chance I'll be in the UK later in the year visiting family and I reckon I might be able to bring a kit back as baggage for less than the freight.  I did a quick calculation based on the US to NZD and GBP to NZD exchange rates a few weeks ago and ordering from the UK worked out about $400 cheaper than from Giant Loop.  I bought the bike specifically for the L3 RR kit so it's definitely going to happen at some point - and hopefully before next spring.

I just suspended the rego on the Yam so the X is my sole ride - yeah

Thanks for all the words of welcome everyone.  Now if only it would stop raining for a few hours ...

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New Member Introductions / Another new owner
« on: May 22, 2016, 03:54:52 AM »
Hi everyone - I just bought a brand new 2014 CB500X, collected it from the dealer yesterday.  Started looking seriously at this bike a few months ago when a friend wanted to get back into biking after years away.  I came across the Rally Raid kit and was smitten.  The stable mate to the Honda is a 1991 XT600E which is an awesome bike but not the most comfortable for day-long rides in the saddle and whilst I love its torque, it's just a bit too vibey and old school.  I won't be getting rid of the Yam but once the RR kit is on the CB I don't think it will get a look in.  This is the bike I intend to tour the whole of NZ on - just not all at once.  Coming off the Yam, the smoothness of the Honda is amazing and has all the power I think I'll need (national speed limit in NZ is 100kph with virtually no motorway outside of the two main cities), and it's certainly a 21st century bike compared to the 80's tech I've been used to.  Just need to get some miles on it now to bond with it properly ...

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