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banditrider 03-06-2013 02:02 PM

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Today's pootle:

glitch 04-06-2013 06:49 AM

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Boy, the good, old Queen seems to be having one hell of a birthday bash...last weekend over your side of the ditch, coming weekend over here.

Anyways...nice to see some sunshine, even if only on pics.

Dad's R11 looks schmick. Always liked the 11 before they turned all Buck Rogers style with all the angular bits.

Let's hope you didn't leave the lights on on the Connie, too :bs

banditrider 04-06-2013 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by glitch (Post 46817)
Let's hope you didn't leave the lights on on the Connie, too :bs

Well, the battery will need a bit of a charge. I have a preference as to how to do that...

glitch 06-06-2013 05:50 PM

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Just as a matter of interest....what year/ mileage/ condition etc was the BM at time of purchase...and what are the local prices for something like that?

Still like the shape of the thing...

And that loop looks sweet. lucky buggers got just the most amazing riding country right at the front door, regardless of which starting-block one chooses to pick. :lao

banditrider 06-06-2013 06:22 PM

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It's a 2000 model with 50k on it. Owned by an ex engineer. Really clean and well looked after. It is a good looking BM and I reckon silver is "the" colour for them. I really liked the handling. Ride position was ok (sportier than either of my bikes though). I still can't get my head around the boxer though - ridden two now and don't think they're for me. Dad's second R bike - he had an 1150GS a few years ago:

He got the S for a bit of a steal as he was looking at a scruffier one with 90+km on it for the same money. It's got all the luggage too.

I think it was around $7500 - not absolutely sure.

Route 52 rocks! It runs from Waipuk to Masterton (about 200km all up). Very rough and tight in places but way more fun than taking SH2. Lots of gravel options heading off in all directions too. Not as much in a storm in the middle of the night - took a good 3 hours that night (on the Rusty Nuts Grand Challenge - 1,000 miles in 24 hours).

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