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Offline Sushibar

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« on: February 05, 2017, 10:14:33 am »
Hi all like minded people...

In August 2016 I decided to leave beautiful South Africa, where I was going to was still a mystery but I wanted to go to a country that spoke English as learning another language would have been really tough. I was very lucky to have connections in USA, Australia and NZ. I started my planing September and by November I had a wonderful job in Auckland. I sold up in JHB, packed my container in January and moved at the end of January, we've been here two weeks and WOW it's absolutely amazing.
My heart was very heavy though because I had to sell my 800ADV as it would have taken up too much space. I couldn't even last two weeks without a bike so I went to North Shore and bought a new Africa Twin manual with Traction and ABS. I've put GIVI crash bars and luggage brackets  for the ATG bags that are in the container. Tomorrow is a public holiday here but I'm taking delivery on Tuesday....WHOOP WHOOP.
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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 12:29:29 pm »
Awesome enjoy and ride safe
 

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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 01:20:54 pm »
You made the move  :thumleft: keep us posted on your new adventure and good luck  :sip:
 

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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 01:53:48 pm »
Why is the front wheel locked to the next bike in the showroom?
Do they steal in NZ? :o :eek7:
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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 01:57:11 pm »
Great stuff....please post regularly about you find life in NZ and tell us about the people, work, weather (okay we know that), and so on.

All the very best and enjoy!!!
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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 11:17:45 am »
 

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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 11:18:46 am »
You made the move  :thumleft: keep us posted on your new adventure and good luck  :sip:
Hey 4K
I will keep you lads posted.
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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 11:26:23 am »
What work do you got to get there so fast
 

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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2017, 11:44:54 am »
Great stuff....please post regularly about you find life in NZ and tell us about the people, work, weather (okay we know that), and so on.

All the very best and enjoy!!!
Great stuff....please post regularly about you find life in NZ and tell us about the people, work, weather (okay we know that), and so on.

All the very best and enjoy!!!
TeeJay
I will do mate, maybe a starter. The people are exceptionally friendly, they greet 95% of the time, ask if you need help all the time, it's kind of weird at first but soon you used to the courteous nature of the locals. The majority of people won't die from hard work ...that said we are well sort after for our hard working nature. It's been upper 20's and lower 30's here since we arrived with one rainy day. I would imagine winter is the opposite😳😳. Chris, there is crime here but nothing we used to, there are joy riders that take your car for a ride at worst. We leave our cars outside, no gates, no fences, no alarms, no trackers, the cops are really switched on so if there are incidences they are taken care of swiftly.
So it's like SA in the 70's but not for everyone, immigration is tough and if your family are not 100% into it from the get go you will struggle. We're loving it....
 

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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2017, 11:47:42 am »
What work do you got to get there so fast
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I worked for an international company in SA and when I "pulled the trigger " it move I called on old colleagues to hook me up. I'm in transportation.
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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2017, 12:38:29 pm »
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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2017, 12:47:21 pm »
Cool....keep it coming. Where in NZ are you - north island (Auckland)?

I heard long ago that in some remote parts the cop station close on a Friday afternoon and open again on Monday morning :-)

Enjoy!
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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2017, 12:58:48 pm »
And don't forget the ride reports. :thumleft:
 

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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2017, 03:45:26 pm »
From what I have seen of NZ, it is fantastic motorcycle country. :ricky:
The roads aren't straight highways and instead wind around the rolling hills and dales.
The speed limits are strictly enforced and so you don't need a large capacity adventure bike
to compete with the speed of sport bikes.

North Island is better for the Roadies and South Island for the Dual Sporters.
Be aware that you WILL have at least two seasons in any day's riding,
so having good riding gear is vital.

Enjoy!  :thumleft:
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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2017, 03:57:36 pm »
Nice!!  :ricky:
 

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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2017, 02:47:15 am »
Hey Sushibar,

Great that you made the move. I was blown away by the differences when I got to the USA.

As already suggested, start a bit of a "blog" here. Not only does it inform and enlighten the guys and gals back in SA, I find it pretty therapeutic at times to get stuff off my chest. Life is great here in the USA, but it also has it's "challenges". I'm sure that you will find the same or similar...

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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2017, 07:12:45 am »
at least they have rugby and cricket,so a little bit like SA.please keep us informed and goodluck with the new adventure
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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2017, 09:27:24 am »
Awesome Sushibar, ride safe and keep the shiny side up
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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2017, 10:24:40 am »


Quote from: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 05, 2017, 01:53:48 pm
Why is the front wheel locked to the next bike in the showroom?
Do they steal in NZ? :o :eek7:


yes, never seen Honda AT's chained together at either Honda Tygerberg, nor Canal Walk - interesting, that, in New Zealand, nogal...!
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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2017, 12:27:45 pm »
We are (patiently) waiting Sushibar...for some updates.
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