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Rinse and repeat

Rinse and repeat

Saturday was an absolutely magnificent winter\'s day: still, sunny and reasonably warm.  What a fantastic day to muck around at home and ignore the bikes...Even better - listening to the pouring rain as I nodded off in bed that night!Naturally it...
moto - 2024-06-26 08:32:27
A Magic Mousecapade

A Magic Mousecapade

The weather was supposed to be a bit dodgy over the weekend, it being winter I \'spose, but after walkies on Sunday the sun was actually out and while it was a bit chilly, the rain appeared to be holding off.  Right, better get a skid in then...A...
moto - 2024-06-18 07:53:07
The Project

The Project

Ok, so I hinted that I was undertaking a project.  Don\'t worry, it\'s not too strenuous and won\'t stop me riding all over the countryside.  In fact it might very well encourage me to carry on riding all over the countryside...On...
moto - 2024-06-11 07:58:11
Saturday sojurn

Saturday sojurn

Saturday was a cracker and with the weather supposed to be turning bad I decided that I needed to get a ride in.On last week\'s ride, we\'d finished up really early and as we were coming back from Dannevirke I couldn\'t help but being drawn to...
moto - 2024-06-09 08:00:09
Hooray for winter!

Hooray for winter!

 ...and the delicious gravel it produces!We had a long weekend this last time around so with three days off were always going to go for a skid somewhere.  Sunday was the day.I kept the route fairly secret, Colin only knew that we were making our...
moto - 2024-06-05 08:00:21
Spoiling the little one

Spoiling the little one

 This post completed without AI...Somehow there are two WR\'s living in my shed and every now and again I visit them to fire them up for a while as they haven\'t been getting in too many outings these days.  Last time I went out to do this a...
moto - 2024-05-28 07:48:45
Riding the Badlands: A Gravelly Good Time in Whanganui

Riding the Badlands: A Gravelly Good Time in Whanganui

Ok, so I seem to continue to be very slack in keeping up with my blogs. Yes, we\'ve been riding and playing in Colin\'s buggies, so getting in plenty of fun. So, to rectify the issue, I\'ve enlisted the help of a friend...The below blog was...
moto - 2024-05-23 08:04:48
Tough!

Tough!

 Some insane CB action:Kinda reminded me of this gnarly (for me) ride: https://banditrider.blogspot.com/2022/05/working-out.html
moto - 2024-05-23 08:04:48
A quick loop

A quick loop

Yeah, I suppose I should catch up on some of the action...A couple of weekends ago, Colin and I decided that the big girls needed a bit of action.  Colin\'s GSA hadn\'t been anywhere since the TT and the Tiger had only had that little ride with...
moto - 2024-05-07 07:58:19
More Maverick Madness

More Maverick Madness

Ok, so at least one person wanted more buggy stuff...How\'s about this slideshow I made up for the chaps at the work - pics and just a few video snips:PS: had another outing in the buggy the weekend before last...
moto - 2024-04-24 07:55:42
Chris & Stella - Eggsanity ride

Chris & Stella - Eggsanity ride

On Sunday I had the chance to tag along for just a wee bit (500 or so km) of yet another IBA ride that Chris and Stella were attempting.  Not happy with having completed a SS1600 (that incorporated this years NI800 route) on Good Friday, they had...
moto - 2024-04-20 08:06:28
Kawabusa 3 Turbo Edition  for Sale

Kawabusa 3 Turbo Edition for Sale

Just noticed what seemed like a familiar profile on an eBay offering and sure enough, it was a Kawabusa, but this time it’s the Kawabusa 3 Turbo Edition. Norm Wilding built two previous versions, the original Kawabusa and Kawabusa 2, while this...
moto - 2024-04-20 08:06:19
Buggy Madness - the Maverick Muster

Buggy Madness - the Maverick Muster

Ok, I should be writing up a wee ride from two weeks ago - but, I\'ve been busy.Colin and I are about three weeks back from another South Island adventure.  This time around we took his Can-Am Maverick down and joined up with 6 other buggies for...
moto - 2024-04-20 08:06:28
Good Friday Gravel

Good Friday Gravel

It felt like it\'d been ages since I\'d ridden a bike and when I threw a leg over the T7 on Good Friday and hit the gravel I was decidedly wobbly for a while.I\'d ridden out to Pohangina and then climbed up Finnis Road where the corrugations...
moto - 2024-04-20 08:06:28
Pootling

Pootling

Popped over to the folks for a visit and took a slightly longer route home.  Tried out Sport mode, think I like it...
moto - 2024-03-09 07:03:46
2024 TT2000

2024 TT2000

You\'ll never guess but I\'ve actually finished the write-up!  Record time eh"Here it be: http://banditrider.weebly.com/2024-tt2000.htmlOh, and we followed up the 350km on Sunday morning with a wee ride up SH1 to Kaikoura (approx 590km...
moto - 2024-03-07 06:51:24
2023 TT2000

2023 TT2000

Yeah, it\'s all about the TT2000 at the moment.  And as far as I\'m concerned that\'s just great!I thought that having just finished teh \'24 event that I should definitely get my \'23 write-up done.  Actually, it\'s not that slack of...
moto - 2024-03-03 06:45:11
Getting organised early...

Getting organised early...

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moto - 2024-02-29 06:49:37
Easy To Fit Solid Brass Exhaust Tips

Easy To Fit Solid Brass Exhaust Tips

Manufactured by Paughco as precision fit into 1 ¾? and 2? straight cut drag pipes, the tips are easily installed in minutes. Simply slip the tip into your pipe, drill a hole for the retaining screw and secure in place. That?s it! With 2 styles to...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Not the TT2000 Part Six

Not the TT2000 Part Six

One of the reasons why we\'d had such a rapid 1,600km trip around the island is that we had plans for Friday - Tim was taking a cheeky day off to take us riding.  We were in that much of a hurry we got back a day early...This meant that Thursday...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Harley-Davidson Adds Adreline Pulsing Hillclimb To The 15th Anniversary.

Harley-Davidson Adds Adreline Pulsing Hillclimb To The 15th Anniversary.

Harley-Davidson Unveils More than 80 Events Across 20+ Venues, All Packed Into Five Days.The Harley-Davidson® 115th Anniversary Hillclimb, which will offer a taste of Harley-Davidson heritage while showcasing the heart-pumping excitement of today?s...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Sunday Saunter

Sunday Saunter

So, yesterday it was raining in Colin\'s neck of the woods but it wasn\'t here and I didn\'t care anyway so decided to zip up to Taihape to catch up with Glen.After a nice little warm up around the Manawatu Scenic Route (including a couple of...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Legacy Collection For Indian SCOUTS.

Legacy Collection For Indian SCOUTS.

Throughout its history, the Indian Scout has been one of the most versatile V-twin platforms. The new Kuryakyn Legacy collection celebrates its rich heritage bycombining bold lines, dimensional depth, and traditional fit and finish for a classically...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Go Courtney

Go Courtney

 Just another title... View this post on Instagram A post shared by MXGP (@mxgp)
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Indian Motorcycle Debuts its Spring/Summer 2018 Apparel Collection

Indian Motorcycle Debuts its Spring/Summer 2018 Apparel Collection

The collection includes all new products and categories, each designed and developed by a dedicated in-house team of professionals. The line includes the launch of Indian Motorcycle?s most comprehensive range of motorcycle helmets to date, new...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Sixth Sturgis Annual FXR Show & Dyna Mixer Brings Friends Back to Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Aug. 5

Sixth Sturgis Annual FXR Show & Dyna Mixer Brings Friends Back to Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Aug. 5

Snap Fabrication?s Joe Mielke brings the custom culture charity event of the season back to the Buffalo Chip® CrossRoads to benefit LifeScape of South Dakota. The sixth annual FXR Show & Dyna Mixer is a unique social opportunity to hang out and...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Wrecking Crew Rider Brad Baker On The FTR1200 Custom

Wrecking Crew Rider Brad Baker On The FTR1200 Custom

fA fun video of Wrecking Crew Rider Brad Baker spinning some laps on the FTR1200 Custom, the one-off build that was unveiled last fall at EICMA.
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. 1913 Flying Merkel Twin Named ?Best Of Show?.

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. 1913 Flying Merkel Twin Named ?Best Of Show?.

Attended by more than 3,000 people from around the world, the annual event included appearances by icons of motorcycle racing and design, a stunning display of the rarest, fastest and most beautiful motorcycles in history, an array of artisanal...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Winter gravel

Winter gravel

 ...is the best!With that extensive maintenance and farkling complete, Sunday was the day to put the T7 through her paces.  As per usual Colin had to get in on the act and dragged Andy along too.Leaving my place, we road tarmac across to...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
2023 NI800 Part 2

2023 NI800 Part 2

Ok, it\'s been a while since the first NI800 Post and there\'s a reason for this.Following our burgers we climbed back into our wet gear and headed back out into the night.to carry on South.  Glen got away on us as apparently his fire needed...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Drysdale 1000 V8 Will be Rebuilt in New Form After Theft Recovery

Drysdale 1000 V8 Will be Rebuilt in New Form After Theft Recovery

After the article on the Sutton radial, I was contacted by Ian Drysdale. Ian has been a busy guy with a lot of amazing projects currently underway. Among the many things he mentioned, one really got my attention, the Drysdale 1000 V8 sportsbike that...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:35
Large Touring Double Diamond Stitch That Accepts Frame Mounted Backrests

Large Touring Double Diamond Stitch That Accepts Frame Mounted Backrests

Very versatile seat with a few customization options. Accepts driver backrest assembly (sold separately). Also works with H-D OEM frame-mounted backrest mechanism and backrest pad. Solar-reflective leather in the seating area and automotive-grade...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Kick-off

Kick-off

Time off must be put to good use.  This means riding!Prior to Christmas, Colin and I had been kinda planning out which rides we might want to tick off over the break and one that I\'d suggested was a trip through the forgotten highway as we...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Born For The Street

Born For The Street

The small Indian Scout cruiser has enjoyed the largest media coverage of any new factory motorcycle launched during these last years. Inevitably, to personalize their new ride, many buyers were tempted to go to the “preppy route” of a...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
NEW ?  Grand National and Slash Cut Slip-ons for 05-17 Dyna Models

NEW ?  Grand National and Slash Cut Slip-ons for 05-17 Dyna Models

The Dyna platform may have ceased production, but they remain an important part of the custom scene and companies like S&S Cycle continue to make cool parts for them! Their latest includes slip on mufflers in two different formats designed to...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
A weird sort of trail ride...

A weird sort of trail ride...

 A few weekends ago I was somehow persuaded to accompany Colin on another outing in his side-by-side.  He\'d already taken me for a run on the beach at Red Rocks (see below pics/video) and demonstrated that 200hp in a wee buggy makes for a bit...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Why Old Men Don?t Get Hired

Why Old Men Don?t Get Hired

A retired gentleman saw an ad for a job that he thought would interest him. The hours fit hit schedule and the company appealed to him. He made an appointment for a job interview and at the appointed time arrived. The interview proceeded …...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Starbucks ride

Starbucks ride

Maybe I should start blogging the odd ride again...Yeah, I have been riding quite a bit lately and not posting a heck of a lot so let\'s see if I can still string something together from yesterday\'s wee galivant.After the usual we gravel...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
MV Agusta 350 Vetturetta – the Italian Car We Never Knew

MV Agusta 350 Vetturetta – the Italian Car We Never Knew

Got a note the other day from a reader in New Zealand, Richard Gray, who wanted to share some information about the MV Agusta 350 Vetturetta. Never heard of it" Neither had I, but it’s not a motorcycle, it’s a motorcycle engine powered car, a...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:35
Earning a burger

Earning a burger

The Thursday phone call often starts with "it\'s ages since we went for a ride".  Well, this time it was doubly true as the phone call was on Wednesday night...Colin needed a ride on his 890 and I was dead keen on getting the T7 out too - I had...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
2-Stroke MIG Bike. No Afterburner.

2-Stroke MIG Bike. No Afterburner.

Recently, I ran a feature called ?The Way They Do It In Poland? in reference to the Poznan Motor Show. One of the custom bikes I published was intriguing enough for some of you to request its specs. Info that I got easily from Motographer Horst...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Xmas Trail Ride

Xmas Trail Ride

 Yesterday was the Bush Riders Xmas Trail ride.  Today I am sore...Totally worth it!The ride was just 40mins ute drive from my place and by the time I got there, there were plenty of vehicles parked up and bikes being unloaded.  I parked between...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Nexo 4.00 Inverted Adjustable Front Fork

Nexo 4.00 Inverted Adjustable Front Fork

Rebuffini has designed and developed the new innovative Nexo 4.0 inverted front end to offer supreme performance to Harley-Davidson? motorcycles. With 46 mm diameter inner tube and 58 mm clamps. Adjustable with almost innumerable settings in order...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson Confirms LiveWire on Schedule for 2019 Release. An aging primary demographic is forcing the American manufacturer to shift its current marketing and branding strategies in an effort to stay relevant, and profitable. No model better...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Shedding a little light

Shedding a little light

After a not so nice trip in the dark (and before a big trip) on the Super Ten I decided that she needed some more watts pointing up road.  Previously I had a set of expensive Denali D4\'s on the Super Ten but I\'ve moved them over to the T7 as...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
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