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  1. Ridden in Spain (including Barcelona) but never...

    Ridden in Spain (including Barcelona) but never managed Norway (or Sweden) though I have ridden in Finland. Nordkapp much further north than I've ever managed and well into the Artic Circle, that's...
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    I've simplified the backend of mine quite a bit...

    I've simplified the backend of mine quite a bit with a rear fender off a Kawasaki and led indicators - well except for the "beer barrel" aux-tank:

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    PS Just incidental what's in the...
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    That same thought had gone through my mind but...

    That same thought had gone through my mind but then I thought about the $700 shipping and tax I ended up paying on a part I got shipped from Canada that cost $80 and I thought that probably wasn't a...
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    Yep I've got mine wired that way as well. Make a...

    Yep I've got mine wired that way as well. Make a big difference on country roads with no markings.

    @MrNewt - No idea why in Canada and the US they are different, I'm guessing its differences in...
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    In Australia and New Zealand (and possibly Europe...

    In Australia and New Zealand (and possibly Europe as well) they are separate as shown in the picture:
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    My understanding is in the US they are where we have the high beams and you just have...
  6. I'm happiest in that perfect state of oneness...

    I'm happiest in that perfect state of oneness with road, spyder and landscape.

    I don't ride to think, I ride to ride. For it to consume all my senses. A perfect moment stretching out in front and...
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    The guy who fitted the one in my picture had one...

    The guy who fitted the one in my picture had one stone through his belt so went to the dealers for a new belt. On the ride back home from having it fitted he went through some roadworks and damaged...
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    A rider here has fitted a Spyderpops guard to...

    A rider here has fitted a Spyderpops guard to their F3s with a bit of modification, I don't know the details of where the bracket came from etc. but here's a closeup from a photo to give you an idea...
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    I don't have any photo's but here's the front...

    I don't have any photo's but here's the front part of the pan highlighted in yellow on an exploded diagram of parts. Its just a plastic cover on the underside of the frame:
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    There's a...
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    Looking at your avatar picture you've got a...

    Looking at your avatar picture you've got a topbox and I'm guessing that's mounted to a rack? Hard to work out if it is or not as its such a small picture.

    If its not and it is the plastic...
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    There are two series of RS. Though these look...

    There are two series of RS. Though these look the same there are quite a few differences.

    Series 1: 2008 to 2012
    Series 2: 2013 to 2016

    Though the basic engine config is the same they do have...
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    Al Noor Mosque ride

    One of the Spyder riders in our local group is an attendee of the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch where the recent terrorist attack by a white supremist took place. He asked if the group could come...
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    All models will still get updates to their...

    All models will still get updates to their 'computers' when serviced by a dealer but obviously older models are less likely to need updates as:
    - The systems were simpler on older models.
    - All...
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    I've got an 2011 RS. I do a lot of dirt/gravel...

    I've got an 2011 RS. I do a lot of dirt/gravel road riding so got very excited about the Ryker Rally 900 as it sounded perfect this.

    I'm not a fan of feet forward sitting position, the stock RS...
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    Last rally did 500+ kms a couple of times between...

    Last rally did 500+ kms a couple of times between fill-ups. Was very weird riding along without the fuel gauge going down for ages.
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    Got a lucky break with the other guys unlucky...

    Got a lucky break with the other guys unlucky break which put me ahead of the game:-)

    Originally design was going to be a bit more complex with a pump etc but a mate with a Can-am quad bike fitted...
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    Aux Gas Tank

    About a year ago Bfromla and I were discussing aux gas tanks and rear racks on the RS and I was moaning about the problems of sorting one out over here in New Zealand

    Firstly the local dealers...
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    @Stu - Missing the tyre pressure gauge isn't a...

    @Stu - Missing the tyre pressure gauge isn't a big issue, they're electronic and I'm sure they are just fitted with a random number generator. I could read the same tyre three times in succession...
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    I do several endurance events (iron butts) a year...

    I do several endurance events (iron butts) a year and got one of Dave's get inserts when the foam on my RS gave up the ghost on one of these 2 years ago. My seat needed sorting anyway so decided it...
  20. You know you're going to have to come over with...

    You know you're going to have to come over with her one time and see for yourself;-)
  21. TT2000 2019 - South Island, New Zealand

    Not been online for a while but thought I'd post a write-up of the latest TT2000 ride as I normally do one here.

    For those who are not familiar with the TT2000 from my previous posts then the idea...
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    That's a shame as I'd heard good things about JFK...

    That's a shame as I'd heard good things about JFK though I'd never used them myself. The dealers here don't keep much floor stock and Timaru have mentioned to me in the past that they find they...
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    Sorry haven't been on this forum for a while and...

    Sorry haven't been on this forum for a while and only just spotted this post.

    There is JFK Powersports (https://www.jfks.co.nz/) in Auckland is worth contacting, I believe they are the dealer that...
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    Those were taken just before Christmas 2013 when...

    Those were taken just before Christmas 2013 when I was working down at Scott Base - that's Antarctica New Zealand's main base just over the hill from the US McMurdo base.

    These where taken went we...
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    Instant Coffee with some bars of chocolate,...

    Instant Coffee with some bars of chocolate, served on the tred of a Hagglund…
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    ...here
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    I'll be taking a serious look at the Rally model...

    I'll be taking a serious look at the Rally model when it finally gets over here (not holdng by breath). Shame its an auto but to finally get some proper offroad ability will be worth it

    ...but...
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    That's a crafty association:thumbup: Best I can...

    That's a crafty association:thumbup: Best I can come up to follow that is trippy motorbike:
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    Ok I can do an association with the second photo...

    Ok I can do an association with the second photo but you'll need to look closely...
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    Gave me a hard one there as I have plenty of...

    Gave me a hard one there as I have plenty of sunset pictures but very few with motobikes/Spyders in them. So best I could find was just as the sun was going down at one of the Brass Monkey rallies...
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    Is it for wind protection, wind is often...

    Is it for wind protection, wind is often channelled down rivers etc so I suppose you could need more cover there?

    Or is it that one town did it and then other neighbouring ones followed, a sort of...
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