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by Swain snow
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Exploring South Africas inner desert areas.
Replies: 4
Views: 3872

Re: Exploring South Africas inner desert areas.

Nice report-maybe someday for me
by Swain snow
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Planning a trip to the tip of South America
Replies: 20
Views: 2156

Re: Planning a trip to the tip of South America

I am looking to go that way but not this year. Picking up my rig in San Diego early in August and heading for Newfoundland via Labrador. Will be looking for somewhere to park my rig towards the middle or end of September then back to NZ for serious planning. Have ridden in a bit of Argentina and Chi...
by Swain snow
Sat May 30, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: A classic Chase down
Replies: 15
Views: 1804

Re: A classic Chase down

Seems I get told what to do so don't have much call for a watch-last one was a diving watch and I quit that about 15 years ago and haven't needed the watch since. Have a phone that knows how to take photos but no one has shown me how to get them off the phone. Need to find a 12 year old to instruct ...
by Swain snow
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Preston, Norwich, Taftville and Back. CT Snow Storm
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Preston, Norwich, Taftville and Back. CT Snow Storm

Don't forget to add degrees C or convert to make snow bunnies envious.
by Swain snow
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Bacon, bacon and more bacon
Replies: 19
Views: 2519

Re: Bacon, bacon and more bacon

And sometimes it is missing. I had the cook come to me on the first day at sea and say "Capt bacon all finished" I queried him and he said again "Bacon all finished" so being clever asked him" Why didn't you tell me yesterday when we were in port?" He looked at me as if I was completely stupid and s...
by Swain snow
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Some fun in Cape Town...
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Some fun in Cape Town...

Pretty countryside. Will try to show this to a couple of my Yarpie mates. NZ is crawling with them now. Neighbour from SA, his wife from Zimbawe, shipmate from SA, criminal pschologist from SA, good friend who spent 20 years there. Too bad about the Springboks(g).
by Swain snow
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Found out what the thing on the tank is for
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Found out what the thing on the tank is for

Yeah Right- Black Mac for me
by Swain snow
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Buying Parts for M72s US or Europe?
Replies: 17
Views: 1914

Re: Buying Parts for M72s US or Europe?

Excellent-Went through Nelson from Westport on New Years eve while headed home from a ship. Airport fogged in but cleared in time for the flight. There's a guy in Christchurch who has a couple of Guzzi rigs and something else. Kurt also put a CJ on an older R80 G/S and the fellow lives in New Plymou...
by Swain snow
Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Buying Parts for M72s US or Europe?
Replies: 17
Views: 1914

Re: Buying Parts for M72s US or Europe?

Hi secondshooter,
Kurt Neilson is a good contact for sidecar info etc and is at sidecarsnz.com. He lives outside of Katikati and was the Ural dealer for many years. He put a CJ chair on my R80 GS. Where in NZ do you live?
by Swain snow
Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Ridin' around, hop in
Replies: 66
Views: 8690

Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Great photos and what nice country for a trip. No snakes here in NZ-not even in the zoo. To show my lack of knowledge what is the electronic gizmo on the right on your set up. I'm sure I recognise the GPS but what is the other fellow and is he waterproof? :oops:
by Swain snow
Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Happy with 1wd base model?
Replies: 35
Views: 2703

Re: Happy with 1wd base model?

Good place for down under riders to reply as Australia doesn't allow registration of rigs with the sidecar on the wrong side so vitually all their riding is done with 1wd rigs. New Zealand allows either but 2wd rigs are a bit like hen's teeth so we get by with 1wd quite well. As for snow, it has nev...
by Swain snow
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Is 70 too old to learn how to ride a Ural?
Replies: 52
Views: 4520

Re: Is 70 too old to learn how to ride a Ural?

70 now and started with rig 4 years ago-I say go for it but it still keeps me working to pay for trips. Couldn't sensibly ask for more.
by Swain snow
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: So this happened today
Replies: 21
Views: 1730

Re: So this happened today

For kilt info and purchase try www.utilikilt.com. Made in USA but not the greatest for riding wear. I have a couple for after ride functions and general formal (for me) wear.(g).
by Swain snow
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Myself, Ron and Matt, from Austraila took a Ural ride.
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Re: Myself, Ron and Matt, from Austraila took a Ural ride.

The R80 G/S is a different critter from the R80 GS and the R100 GS. I think engine size and external oil cooler are the main differences between R100 GS and R80 GS. The R80 G/S did not have the paralever suspension. I've had a R80 GS 1990 model from new and it still goes and drags a chair beside it....
by Swain snow
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: So I used the Ural to pick this up today
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: So I used the Ural to pick this up today

Bought a 17 year old GS750 in Dallas years ago and rode it to northern Ontario-Nova Scotia and back to Texas via skyline drive etc. Two up and camping gear and the only things I did was service it, tighten the chain and cut 4 inches off the windscreen. was a good trip on what will be a minor classic...