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Put Mitas tyres on, they last a lot longer. You get them from www.lmsimports.co.nz.
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Thanks for all the good Tipps.

I have new SpareTyres in my Crate, i use the Heidenau K60, now is in the front Conti TKC 80, and rear Michelin T63, i think after 3000km i must change this Tyres.

Wath is about insurance for the bike in NZ ???? I stay there for 90 days, somebody now a cheap insurence for this time ????

Thanks and see you in January

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Hi

I'm landing in Auckland on 10 January and plan to buy a bike and wandering about for 3 months so our paths may cross for a drink at some point.

Anyone reading this know of either a good bike dealer or someone selling a bike? Please PM me.

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Gubi: by registering your bike you are covered for injuries to yourself and others. You don't need other 3rd party insurance and you will find it difficult to get as a non-resident.

Kate: I don't have the info at hand, but look around this forum section and you will find other posts with relevant links. Do contact the people in the KiwiBiker forum. They are a friendly and welcoming bunch.

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Gubi: by registering your bike you are covered for injuries to yourself and others. You don't need other 3rd party insurance and you will find it difficult to get as a non-resident.

Kate: I don't have the info at hand, but look around this forum section and you will find other posts with relevant links. Do contact the people in the KiwiBiker forum. They are a friendly and welcoming bunch.

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Hi, THX for the Mitas tip. I know them but I am quite not convicted by them... I will put the Anakees and for SEA I ll go agian with the TKC 80.

About the insurance there are some opinions, yes you are covered for any health issues but when it comes to damage you are not insured at all. I took an insurance here and it took me 5 minutes on the phone and it was done. I took 3 Month full coverage for something like 90EUR, fair enough. Here are the details

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Level 3, 36 Water St.
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Whangarei,New Zealand
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email: sales@nac.co.nz
Vehicle insurance specialists for young drivers and high performance cars and motorbikes

I met some guzs which HAD a cmpervan, going on the wrong side of the street hit another car and thats it with their holidays, without insurance they had to get all their money together to pay the damage they caused and of they wend home again... avoidable for just some 90EUR!

NZ is FUNtastic and I am traveling from one friend to another (which I didnt know B4...) Tomorrow we take the ferry to the south island, finally going to the mountains... a bit sick of all the incredible beaches... need some mountains for a breack ...

have a safe trip...


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Yes, we insure our car and truck, because you can cause a lot of damage with them. How much damage can you cause with a bike? As for the vehicles themselves, I only drive what I can afford to replace.

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How much damage can you cause with a bike?

Its not the damage to my bike I am talking of. If I crash into a Ferrari (and dont tell me there are no Ferraris in NZ, have seen quite a lot of expensive cars around) or an Fueltanker its a lot of money, doesnt matter what you drive, a bicycle is sometimes enough...

Who cares then about the own bike. In the end of the day I dont care who takes which insurance, should be just a tip. Everyone has to decide to take a risk or just spend some small money...
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@beddhist,
thanks a lot, , by registering your bike you are covered for injuries to yourself and others. Thats will to be adequate.

@bikerIn,
thanks and dont worry, i drive from europe to malaysia 1 1/2 year without a insurance . i am not on Holidays, i am on travelling and need e bit adventure

@Mistress-Kate,
maybe we see us on the Road for a i am also for 3 months on the way and looking around for some gravelroads or harder enduro trails i dont like asphalt

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i am not on Holidays, i am on travelling ....

Oh sorry to hear that! I am doing holidays for quite some time (actually some years) and I love it. I hope you are able in the future to take some vacation from traveling...

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and i like to

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Hi there. We are in Christchurch and also love the gravel stuff. we could meet up for a (Christchurch must be the centre for small breweries as we have at least 15 here now) and I'll draw all over your map. If you want a good start, come down the Molesworth Track, just south of Blenheim to Hanmer.

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@Nigel,

Thanks, i will call you for a and i am happy about the nice answers here.
I am excited and looking forward only 30 days until I'm in New Zealand and finally to start my trip. I am pleased that so many people with me are good tips and invitations to the side.
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See you guys in Jan. in NZ



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Beddhist - thanks for the advice. I'll put out a shout on Kiwi Biker forum. I'd love to meet some folks for some route advice and s.

If you know anyone with a bike to rent me for 3 months then let me know.

teneretraveler - see you on the road! I'd like to get some dirt roads in too... message me once you know your route a bit.

To everyone in NZ - hello! See you soon!

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The crate is arrived in auckland and now in the warehouse

now i have to finish work and then lets go

@misstress-kate, i give you a pm

see you guys in 2 weeks

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NZ is a beautiful country with lovely people - both living there and traveling. The BBH network is a list of independent hostels all around NZ which most peoplw will use more than say hostelworld. You can pick up a free bbh book at any hostel or tourist office for free. The website is BBH World travellers Accommodation New Zealand. Most people get a SIM card when they arrive which you can use to call the hostel, usually a day or two before you arrive to book.
Many hostels also have a spot for putting up your tent and you can then use the kitchen and showers etc. in the hostel. Call the hostel or just drop in when you get there if you want to camp. It's generally really easy to find the hostels using the bbh book book as it has little maps of every town with the hostels on there.
A couple of my favourite places to stay were at 'Solscape' in Raglan where you can spend a few days learning to surf on the beach. The quality of hostels in NZ is great with not too many people, very homely and easy to make friends.
Most of what you find out will be when you get there from other travelers who always like to share their experiences.
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