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post #1 of 8 Old 11-24-2013, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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ZX6R adventuring up 90 mile beach in New Zealand

Hey guys, this weekend me and a few mates went to the top of New Zealand for a bit of an adventure.

Now the fun part is that there's a reeeeeally long beach running up the west coast at the top of New Zealand called '90 mile beach'. Myself and a friend on his KLE500 decided we'd get onto the beach and ride up it to get to the top of New Zealand!

It was pretty incredible blasting along the beach right beside the water for an hour+, really beautiful spot too. I've got some photos, and my friend had his GoPro so I'll see if I can upload some video too.

One thing I'll mention is that sand got everywhere, pretty extensive disassembly is required to clean it all out, but well worth it.
Because as we all know; the meaning of adventure is taking inappropriate equipment to out of the way places!











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Wow. I'd do it.

Thanks for sharing.

The sand in the radiator would freak me out.
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Should've cable tied a truck mud flap in place first

Sounds pretty awesome though!

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Wow. I'd do it.

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The sand in the radiator would freak me out.
Haha yeah, was running about 5 degrees hotter than normal. I got as much as I could out when we took breaks and then at the next gas stop I used the compressed air from the tyre pump to blast the rest out.

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Sounds pretty awesome though!
Yeah it was great! ... although I spent six hours today disassembling, removing sand, and regreasing everything.
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Sounds fun!

A friend and I took our Ninjas to a camping area once, and little did we know, the last 8 mile road to the camp was a mixture of dirt and caliche (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caliche). Well, it rained that day and the day before, and caliche is very slippery, gooey, and sticky when it's wet. So we were sliding all over the place, and it gummed up everything. The space between the front tire and the front fender is like 1/2 inch, so once the goo got in there, the front tires stopped turning, and were just sliding in the mud. I almost went down two or three times, and my friend did actually lay his bike down in the mud (he was at least able to muscle it gently down though).

It took us about two cold and rainy hours to get halfway down that road. We saw a few other guys from our group heading that way in cars and trucks, and some of them borrowed a trailer at the camp and came back for us. We hauled the bikes the rest of the way. Now every time we go back to that camp, people are always asking us if we were the ones who brought the motorcycles that one time.

Talk about inappropriate equipment in far away places! It was a crazy and hard trip, but the memories are awesome!

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One thing I'll mention is that sand got everywhere, pretty extensive disassembly is required to clean it all out, but well worth it.
Because as we all know; the meaning of adventure is taking inappropriate equipment to out of the way places!
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90 mile beach. Not 90 miles though interestingly enough. Luckily sand is somewhat easy to clean off.

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Id do it too. I have friends that beach ride. They fabricate a guard for the radiator. Thin piece of metal.

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