Enter the little WR who now shall be dubbed "Might Mouse":
After chatting to Colin about his one I had a quick look on Trademe and stumbled on this one. It looked like it was in pretty good nick (it is a dirt bike - people bin them as a matter of course) and only had 5,600km on it.
Dad and I drove down to Otaki to pick it up and I got to ride it home on the main road. At 100km/h she is working away but from everything I hear they have indestructible motors and thrive on revs.
I then got to ride it to work one day before parking it up and heading South.
In preparation for its first outing today, I checked out the air cleaner (sweet as), found a bolt to bolt the muffler to the frame and added some go faster farkles...
So, why buy it? Well, apart from the need to work on my N + 1 problem, trail bikes rock and this little beast is going to be able to take me into all sorts of places that the Tenere just can't. Really looking forward to finding some of those places...
Oh, and the farkle list so far:
- Bigger tank - going to need this for longer Adv type rides
- Better bash pad
- Seat (ouch)
- A rack or something so I can carry a little bit of gear
- Turbocharger and nitrous system...
Anyway, another blog is coming with the details of today's ride but here's a preview: