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    Posted: 02 Apr 2015 at 09:13
Hi there from Te tai poutini o Te waiponamu o Aotearoa.
I have a 2v 1200 sport that I bought brand new in December 2010 ( the weekend of the first pike river run). I have done 55,000kms all over NZ and can't stop loving my bike ( all be it, still a bit slow 😊 ).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2015 at 09:16
Hey, welcome. Don't you have some rather draconian speed limits there? Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Damian671 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2015 at 10:14
Sounds like a speed limit from Transylvania πŸ˜„. sh*t yes, they hammer us but with local knowledge and a good radar detector you only seem to have you license removed every 3 or 4 years or so. Just done 2,500 kms around the bottom of te waka a Maui and only picked up the revenue collectors on the boring main highways. The secondary roads are so exciting and interesting the best plan stays on them.
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P.s. Check out... The forgotten highway and Whangomomona ( 600 corners in 60 kms)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GU221 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2015 at 13:26
Hullo Damian. Post some pics of lovely NZ mountain roads! Hope to get over there soon.
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Hired a camper a few years ago and had a terrific holiday on the South Island.  The views are stunning and endless. A totally beautiful country. We were running short of fuel in the middle of nowhere, it was getting dark and we stumbled across a camp site.  Drove in to find a note attached to a B&D Workmate, saying "Sorry we're not here.  Help yourselves to anything you need from the tent, find a pitch and we'll see you in the morning"  The tent was full of items generally needed when camping.  Anyone could have helped themselves and disappeared.  The clubhouse, complete with fridge and cooker etc was open and on the table was a bowl of fruit with a note saying please help yourselves.  Refreshing experience in this sometimes 'orrible world!   Went back a couple of years later and covered both islands. Fantastic.  From my experience though, when driving to Te Anau I remember commenting that a if a motorcyclist came off, he could lie in the road for a couple of days before being found, as the roads were totally deserted.  If you can get there it will be the experience of a life-time - but if you're on a bike, just watch out for the "cinder" roads when the tarmac runs outThumbs Up  In the camper, my initial reaction was to slow down, as everything was rattling and shaking, but after being overtaken by the local drivers, increasing the speed ironed out the undulations and all was well.  The dust cloud was spectacular though!  Also, watch out for the sand flies - little buggers, they be.
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hi and welcomeThumbs Up
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Can't post many pics of roads, just the pubs etc where we stop at or things like motels with their own hot pools ( excellent). But I can recommend off the main highway roads, places to stay and rallies etc.
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welcome mayte
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Hi and welcome to the group😊
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Hiya and welcome.

Always wanted to do NZ. Fancy a house swap holiday.............


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