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Offline Wal_T

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Hunterville New Zealand
« on: November 23, 2019, 05:05:39 AM »
Had ridden this road before, but forgot how good it is - perhaps because this time I'm on the Tiger instead of the Storm it's more fun!

Mangahoe Road from Fordell to Hunterville. Mount Ruapehu in the distance still has snow on it from winter.


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Re: Hunterville New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2019, 05:40:46 AM »
Used to use that road for rally practice in the racing 1.6 litre company Ford Escort back in the day. It was unsealed then.

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Re: Hunterville New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2019, 07:06:00 AM »
Cool. I think the Targa NZ rally used it this year too.

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Re: Hunterville New Zealand
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 08:55:38 PM »
Rode this again yesterday with wifey on her Tiger, captured it with my GoPro.

Look out for the traffic jam at 01:30, very NZ... apart from then I don't think I saw a car on the road.

Felt like Marquez during the twisties at the end, but it looks super sedate! Had lots of fun anyway on a gorgeous spring day.


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Re: Hunterville New Zealand
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2019, 10:36:32 AM »
Just wondering, Why have you removed the screen?
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Re: Hunterville New Zealand
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 10:45:26 AM »
I get helmet buffet. I tried all windscreen settings, both my helmets, removed the wing fairings, plugged the vent at the base of the screen with a rag and my helmet still shook enough to give a headache. So screen removed. I don't like the horns, but actually is really comfortable to ride.

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Re: Hunterville New Zealand
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2019, 02:19:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wal_T [+]
I get helmet buffet. I tried all windscreen settings, both my helmets, removed the wing fairings, plugged the vent at the base of the screen with a rag and my helmet still shook enough to give a headache. So screen removed. I don't like the horns, but actually is really comfortable to ride.


Those 'horns' are just begging to have a fly screen attached.

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