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Old 14 Apr 2013
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Lightbulb Bike Swap/Share NZ & Sydney 21/12/13 - 7/1/14

I am very new to this forum and find it to be full of great information and general advise from its members.

I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask....

I am looking to borrow / swap / rent a large motorcycle that can carry a pillion with a bit of comfort. If the wife is not happy.... No one is ))))

I have a 2008 Kawasaki GTR1400 Concourse set up for touring with GPS, music, intercoms ect....

I am hoping to find someone with a similar size bike that would be happy for a stranger, mature age , with 40 years riding experience which can be used for a short 2-3 trip with my Motorcycle Club ( Clubman Tourers ) Clubman Tourers

Most members are renting bikes for 2 weeks or so.
I'm hoping to find someone that would be willing to loan me a bike from 21-12-2013 to 6-1-2014... Exact dates are flexible.

I will be riding around your wonderful Islands on tar sealed roads unless you have a GS for KTM 990...

In return, you will have access to my cycle located in Sydney.. Only 5 mins from the airport.. Can even pick u up if I am off duty from work.

If this might work, please send me an email to either


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Old 19 Apr 2013
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Damn if we were in NZ I would have jumped at that.

Great idea and I hope someone takes you up on it.

Have you posted on Kiwi Biker - New Zealand Biker Forums the NZ forum, you may get a better response there.

I can post link when the wifi is stringer cos in Guatemala it is hit and miss, this is a hit after six attempts to post

Cheers Andi
Cheers Andi & Ellen .... twomotokiwis.com Two Moto Kiwis Alaska - Argentina - April 2012 -> Somewhere
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Visiting NZ & bike swap

Rob, we may be able to accommodate your request. PM me at warrenandlex@gmail.com. Bike is a 2006 GS1200Adv. Located near Christchurch.
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Just a follow up on my bike swap idea

Just a short note to say how successful this turned out...

I had a few replies, all were great.

Eventually did a swap with a really nice fellow from Nth NZ .

I flew over, he collected me from the airport and had the bike ready to go.

I had 3 weeks of FUN riding around New Zealand.. im still smiling.

He and his lovely Mrs flew over here to Sydney. I returned the favor and collected them from the airport.

I think they had a great time on my bike and left Sydney smiling as well.

Great result and I even made a new friend...

Well worth the effort !!!!
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What a cracker of an idea Rob....good onya
Glad you all had a blast
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