2019 Events

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The best motor racing event in New Zealand. 7th – 10th February https://www.burtmunrochallenge.co.nz/home   The best scooter endurance event in New Zealand. 21st April – 25th April http://www.motoretta.co.nz/   The coldest motor racing event in New Zealand. Queens Birthday Weekend – 2nd June /3rd June http://www.brassmonkeyrally.org.nz/

Bajaj scooter – Moto 2019

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Bajaj scooter – Moto 2019 Things have been a bit slow on the scooter front over the last year with one thing and another. The MotoTT 2019 is fast approaching and the Bajaj is getting some much needed love for the event. The last time out, on this event in 2017, the scooter started spitting […]

1979 Honda XL500S – Fabrication

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1979 Honda XL500S – Fabrication Other than building the seat base, the exhaust system and fittings there hasn’t been too much “fabrication” to do on this bike so far. There are a couple of things that do need sorted out, other than the electrical system, wheels, brakes, etc, etc; Handlebars, switches and cables Headlight and […]

1979 Honda XL500S – Frame 2

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1979 Honda XL500S – Frame 2 While sorting out the tank the seat has now become the next main focus because of where the rear of the tank will mount. There are plenty of cafe racer style seats available online, at reasonable cost but they might not necessarily fit. Some have the seat dimensions and […]

1979 Honda XL500S – Engine

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1979 Honda XL500S – Engine While doing the work to get a rolling frame done, I had been online looking at petrol tanks, seats and various electrical things that I would eventually need. Its been hard not to buy a whole lot of stuff but from reading online, that’s not necessarily the best way forward. […]

1979 Honda XL500S

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1979 Honda XL500S While scooters are what I generally like to work on and ride, I have had a number of different bikes over the years. One of my favorites was a 1979 Honda XL500s. It was one of those dual purpose bikes that you used on the road but could also take to a […]

2018 Events

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Burt Munro Challenge Rally 9am, Thursday 8th February – 12pm, Sunday 11th February 2018   MUNRO FAMILY TROPHY The Munro family has generously donated a spectacular trophy which is given to the “Competitor of the Year” at each annual Challenge. The Munro family presents the trophy in honour of Burt to the winner each year. […]

Canscoot Show Weekend Ride 2017

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Canscoot Show Weekend Ride 2017 The annual ride with the Canscoot ones from Christchurch was another interesting journey into Central Otago with great weather and awesome riding conditions. We had organised to ride up to Cromwell and then on to Bannockburn to meet up with the rest of the group on the Friday night and […]

Winter is here

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Winter is here and we recently had a -6 frost, just nippy enough really. Not much to report on the scooter front as the new workshop is still under construction. The Bajaj was left outside in the interim and has expressed its disgust by leaking oil in the new carport. Looks like the Canscoot ones […]

Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2017

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Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2017 Another fantastic scooter event has finished and finally was located in the South Island. Sadly for some teams from the North Island, this years event was always going to be logistically challenging, however some would say the event was better with the fewer teams that came down to the mainland. The roads […]