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  1. Another from New Zealand

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    I've recently brought a 1982 XL 250 R, the old girl is in rough condition but all there, it will stay mostly in its working clothes, though I intend to get her back on the road.
  2. Touring New Zealand

    Chatter
    we're looking at doing a bike tour of New Zealand in a couple of years and want to start planning so we know how much it's going to cost etc. I think we're going to end up on a planned tour as this is a one of with limited time so need to get as much in while we can. does anyone have any...
  3. Rd04 sth NZ xmas

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hiya, new to the forum. This is a video I made of a trip to the south island, New Zealand.
  4. steering problem

    Africa Twin
    just had the WOF for my new rd04 (New Zealand MOT) and it failed. he said i needed to straighten the bars/clamps. i don't think there bent. when your going in a straight line you have to keep the bars slightly turned right. if you look down the forks it looks like there also turning slightly...
  5. New Zealand bike hire

    Travel
    Anyone hired a bike in NZ? Planning on going back there in march 2013, this time to do some bike touring as well as showing the missus a bit of my favourite country ;-) I'd like to hire a GS, but I don't think the missus' dodgy hips will cope too well, so it looks like it'll be an RT or a Pan...
  6. What? No rugby thread?

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    Now then, who's going through to the final? England getting beaten by France - who'd have put money on that? Wales beating Ireland. Cracking game and probably the game of the tournament. Australia beating South Africa - didn't see the game but from the low score, might have missed a good 'un...
  7. hi from New Zealand

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Just want to say hi, Ive just got hold of a 92 RD04 have always wanted one for years so it joins the Aprilia Tuono and the husky TE450 in the garage. I was going to trade the Aprilla on a KTM Adenture but I couldn't resist the old XRV. I cant wait to do some rides and maybe do a few mods to it...
  8. Hi From New Zealand

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    I've had a 08 Transalp for the last 6 months.. great bike. Does the tar/metal just like I want. Check out Boxing Day races + Adventure ride - Motorcycling - Everytrail for an example of the types of rides we now do. Been riding adventure for the last 2 years using a DR650. connecting up all...
  9. South Island, New Zealand: 10 days on two rented DR650s

    Travel
    Arrived in Christchurch on sunday, stayed with friends for 2 nights to get back to feeling somewhat human after flying to the far side of the world, pick up the bikes at City Motorcycle Rentals, and re-pack for the road trip. Day 1. Tuesday, april 7. Start from Christchurch, heading west...
  10. Hi From New Zealand

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi Im a new member from New Zealand. I ride an 04 650 Transalp. We're just going into summer here and looking forward to plenty of riding. The area I live in has hundreds of miles of back country dirt roads and tracks less than an hours ride away. I enjoy reading of adventure riding in other...
  11. Kia Ora from Dunedin, New Zealand

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    after about thirty years away from Moto's, have recently purchased '92 Dominator w' 28Kkm on clock and in generally good condition. However after only three months ownership, my Dominatrix has all but caused tears, with a couply trips on trailer to return to shop, when it has let me down thru...
  12. bike tour in new zealand planned

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    hi I got my africa twin shipped from rotterdam to nz last march. import charges minimal, registration around 250 nzdollars. now for the coming summer season I plan to travel around the south island. anybody going to nz with the own bike or rent-a-bike in akl or ch'church? and like to team up for...
  13. africa twin shipped to new zealand

    Africa Twin
    I did it, drove to rotterdam last year, and put the bike into a container of a friend who got some vintage car parts in it. no problem getting to bike on the road. no duty anyway, only the GsT/Tax 12,5%. getting plates and have it checked cost me another 250nz dollars. great bike for the best...
  14. Shipping to New Zealand

    Africa Twin
  15. Shipping to New Zealand

    Chatter
    Hi all My time in UK is up, 10 + years here and an operation and recuperation is taking me back to NZ. I am going to take my AT with me as I love it, The missus is jealous :lol: but Im taking her too so.... The bike ( AT ) will suit NZ roads perfectly... Anyway, has anyone had any...
  16. England back to New Zealand - any suggestions?

    Great Roads/Routes
    Early days yet but may consider going back home to New Zealand in a couple of years by overland as much as possible.Seems a far more fun way than jumping on a 747. Any suggestions for a possible route? I have a feeling this is going to take a lot of planning, will probably spend 6 months doing...
  17. All the way from New Zealand and living in Chester

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    Hi there New to this site as I have only recently acquired my Transalp. Have put a posting on one of the other forums looking to hook up for rides etc. Any of you guys been to NZ? Would love to have my machine back in Queenstown, no traffic, fantastic scenery (I think I'm talking myself into...
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