Saturday, October 27, 2012

Test Ride

Today Alan and I went to Motormart and test road a couple of BMW adventure bikes. The bikes we took out were; BMW GS800 (800cc //twin) new test bike, and BMW GS650 (650cc single. The 650 was under powered and had terrible motor vibration. Otherwise nice to ride. The new 800 was a lovely bike, price $22k. After the test ride we finished the outing with a ride up SH2, across Haywards (coffee and lunch stop) and back home on SH1.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Sunday ride

Left home at 1100hrs for Alan's.  We went directly to Martinborough for lunch and then returned around the lake.  Got home at 1516hrs. 

The trip was 205kms.  Odo is 35009.  The rear tyre is started to break up and at best it has 1000kms left.  The front tyre is also close to replacement with wear in the sides.  These have been the poorest wearing tyres ever.  They are Pirelli Diablo - lower priced than other tyres but have only been on for 5000kms.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

First Wednesday night ride for 12/13

Daylight saving started and so did the ride.   I went to the starting point and saw many old faces and a few new ones.  After the ride departed for Featherston I headed home via Haywards and SH1.