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Edition 26
September 2016

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Edition 26
Hi All

The days are slowly getting longer and the weather is turning to typical spring weather which is a very mixed bag, usually with 4 seasons in one day so we need to head out prepared for everything.  

Any day is a good day for a ride.  Well that's what I had to tell myself on the way down to the Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday 13 Aug.  It seemed to rain all the way from the Bombay's through Rotorua and it was torrential just before hitting the AC Baths in Taupo.  Then Taupo turned on the sunshine for us.  What a great event and one that is well worth attending to remember those members who have passed.  We also had a good gathering after the ceremony at the Taupo Cosi Club and Sunday was a stunner.  The ride home was awesome.  All the way home I was thinking about how privileged we are to live and to ride in this beautiful country.

We have just over 2 months to go before the Ronnie Run and now is the time we spread the word about it.  There will a stack of A5, A4 and A3 posters at Club Night on Thursday 1st September.  Please take these (only take them if you commit to doing something with them) and hand them out.  We need to cover all biker hang-out’s, cafes, watering holes, bike shops, and also tradies places - e.g. Placemakers, Mitre 10, etc.  Lots of tradies ride bikes.  We will need helpers closer to the time for putting together shirts, badges, etc., and on admin & support roles on the day.  So, block out Sunday 13th November.  We expect every club member to be there.”

So let's get more rides going.  If you would like to lead a ride to your favourite place or on your favourite road then email Niki Morrison and let her know some dates and where you would like to ride to.  She would only be too happy to hear from you.

Are you a member of our Facebook page and do you visit our website? These are the best places to get the most up to date information on our Club runs and activities. Visit and join or visit 

Send me your stories, pictures, comments and feedback to me by clicking this link NH Editor

Enjoy our September newsletter and safe riding.

Craig McEwan #9243
Ulysses North Harbour
Ulysses North Harbour Facebook Page
Ulysses North Harbour Website

Dale & I arrived back from our “Living the Dream” trip 4.30 Sunday morning and we are trying to get our bodies back into NZ sync. We have had a great trip with many highlights but the trip for me was about the riding and we have done plenty, 13,500k in 36 days of riding over some great roads but also some boring roads and some really rough roads. Many times in Alaska, Canada & USA we would stop at a road-works stop/go person to be told the road-works are ONLY 25 miles long which we would have to do behind a pilot vehicle at 10mph. An example is the loneliest road in America, if you can imagine travelling from Far North to Wellington on the equivalent of the Desert Road with nothing but stunted scrub as far as you can see and in a straight line with the occasional curve and seeing a car or truck once or twice an hour. We travelled all day at between 130 & 145kph and stayed at Eureka for the night, what’s in Eureka?  A pub, motel, gas station and on the outskirts of town a brand new supermarket which sold everything from groceries and booze to paint and hardware.. 
The biggest challenge as far as riding went was the Top of the World Highway in Alaska which is only open from Mid May when the Yukon river thaws out until the 14th September when it becomes impassable, this road starts at a place called Chicken which is a tiny community during the summer (pop. 100) with an even smaller population in the winter. Going from Tok to Chicken isn’t too bad with only 20k of mud in the 60k ride, leaving Chicken the first challenge is just getting over the muddy bridge, then you have 160k of gravel roads, slippery mud, slush, large water filled holes and soft patches until you get to the Alaska/Yukon border crossing. After the border crossing it isn’t so bad with just 80k of gravel roads to the barge which takes you over the river to Dawson City where only the main road is sealed the rest are mud.

The Chicken to Dawson City road conditions were a challenge, but 14 big bikes met this challenge, no-one dropped their bikes and we all felt we had achieved something special and to celebrate some of us did the Sour-Toe Challenge where we had to drink an over-proof spirit with a amputated toe in the glass and the toe had to touch your lips, needless to say I had to have a few drinks before I got brave/silly enough to do it.  

Reg Cook a well known NZ racer from the 60’s & 70’s with his 3 wheel speedster.

We had time at the Bonneville Salt Flats and watched the competitors get pushed off the start line, they had to be doing 180mph at mile two or they were disqualified.  I was surprised at the number of kiwi race teams there.. 
A special sight for us was the Crazy Horse monument, they have been carving this since the late 1940’s, there is a small team working on it and they will accept no government money. It will be the tallest monument in the world, and will not be finished in our lifetime.

Mount Rushmore, all these heads will fit into the head of the Crazy Horse Monument, at the moment they are working on the extended hand and spear which will take another 10 years. Yellowstone National Park, Beartooth Pass and Yosemite National Park were other highlights off our trip.


                            Our camping spot at Sturgis.

L.Wayne Painter #1756NZ L/M
Branch President, North Harbour Branch

Your North Harbour Executive for 2016
Committee Members
Andy Kelly is our Welfare Officer so if you know of a Branch Member who is sick, injured or in need of help from the Branch please contact Andy
on 021 144 9734 or Email Andy
Non Committee Positions
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Andrew Leader runs the "Twists and Turns" low speed manoeuvring sessions that Ulysses set up some years ago.

They are run on the first Saturday of the month at  Kelston Girls High School, 1 Archibald Rd, Kelston, West Auckland 0602.

All North Harbour members are invited to attend. 
It’s a great opportunity to practice all those key low speed skills in a safe, supportive environment.  For instance when did you last practice an emergency stop?  Plenty of skilled riders attend to help with technique and encouragement and they are not judgemental.  Better to practice where there are people to help pick the bike up if you lay it down!
 The school entrance is first on your right as you turn off Great North Road into Archibald Road: 
Andy #4460
Please support North Harbour Branch sponsors.
Come in to Cyclespot Italia and check out the new Ducati  
“Diavel X”

RR $31990.00 plus ORC for the standard model
 RR $37,990.00 plus ORC for S model

We can offer for the month of September  "great discounts on genuine Ducati accessories with these models only"
Please see in store for details

Contact Richard 021 337533  or
 46 Barrys Point Road Takapuna Auckland – 09 4861136
Cyclespot Group, Major North Harbour Branch Sponsor
Grant donates vouchers monthly for Social Evenings and
 advertises in the monthly newsletter.  
Pop into Cyclespot and check out the range of bikes & accessories.
North Harbour Ulysses Facebook Page
North Harbour Ulysses Website
If it is your birthday this month, don't forget to take a bottle of wine for the raffles on club night.
If you have any unwanted gifts, donate them for the raffle prizes.
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Wine Bottle Caps
Save your bottle tops from your wine bottles and bring along to each monthly meeting. These get passed onto Lions Club who collect as a fundraiser for Child Dialysis.  Get your local restaurant on board and have them keep the bottle tops for you.  
The Matakana Village Pub
We have a Biker Burger deal at the Matakana Village Pub.
Homemade Beef Burger & a Beer for only $20.

Come and see us soon.

Norah Yelverton
The Matakana Village Pub
M: 0275164047
Reviews and Photo Gallery 
Taupo Remembrance Weekend 2016
Done and dusted.
Thanks again Auckland Club and Taupo for having us.
Great weekend again, little bit of precipitation Sat but all dried out.
Good to catch up with 'OLD' Friends again from other North Island Branches and good to see a lot of new faces we will catch up again at Whangarei One tree point rally put it in your calendar.
Copious amounts of alcohol consumed in toasting the departed
413 NAMES in the BOOK.
These were just a few pics from the Remembrance Ceremony.  See Facebook for more.
Only Bikers understand why dogs love to stick their heads out car windows.
One fine summer’s evening, Paddy, Mick and Liam are riding back home from the bar, all three of them on Paddy’s motorcycle.

Of course, they get stopped by a cop who says to them, “This motorcycle is only licensed to carry two people, and there are three of you. One of you will have to get off and walk.”

“Three of us?” says Paddy as he turns to Mick. “Jeez, what happened to Rory and Niall?”

Pics from Wayne and Dale's North American Adventure

Left San Francisco to Eureka 500+k. crossed the Golden Gate Bridge.
Traffic on Interstate was slow feet down walk for miles
Left interstate and went out to coast, long ride very tight twisties 10mph. Rode thru the big tree 2400 years old.

Very foggy and cold arrived Eureka to find motel had stuffed up booking. Took ages to sort. Turned the corner and working our way back to Vancouver.

The dream is almost over, we take the bikes out to the shipping agent tomorrow and catch the plane home.

36 days of riding and 13282k's. We have seen some great scenery and some long empty roads, the loneliest road in America like driving down the Desert Rd from Northland to Wellington in a nearly straight line with hardly any other traffic around. Will be nice to catch up with family and friends again.

Cruising with Charlie Truell

Nine riders today. Such a nice day, so we decided on a longer ride with the destination being Kawhia. We got totally lost trying to find
our way through the roadworks at Rangiriri and ended up going down Plantation Road and along Churchill Road to get to the bridge over the Waikato. Otherwise the riding went as planned and we all enjoyed the winding roads and scenery. Lunch at a nice cafe in Kawhia, then we rode across the peninsula

through dense forest to Ocean Beach. And finally, we did it all again in reverse,

getting back to Auckland a bit later than usual and having fun lane splittlng on the crowded motorways.

Midweek Wednesday Rides and now Tuesday (check out NH Ulysses facebook page for details.)
• A little old lady had always wanted to join a local biker club. One day she goes up and knocks on the door. A big, hairy, bearded biker with tattoos all over his arms answers.
• She proclaims, "I want to join your club." 
• The guy was amused, but says she needs to meet certain biker requirements in order to join.
• The biker asks: "Do you have a motorcycle?" 
• The little old lady replies: "Yep... my bike's parked over there", and points to a Harley in the driveway.
• The biker asks: "Do you drink?" 
• The little old lady replies: "Yep... drink like a fish. I'll drink any man in your club under the table."
• The biker asks: "Do you smoke?" 
• The lady replies: "Yep... smoke like a chimney. At least 4 packs of cigarettes a day. I'm shooting pool." 
• Very impressed the biker asks: "Last question, have you ever been picked up by the fuzz?" 
• The old lady thinks for a minute and says: Nope, ... but I've been swung around by my nipples a few times."
Peter Webb
Raffle Prizes and Tattle-Tales Wanted
 “Sheriff wants unwanted gifts and wine for birthdays and worthy events in your LIVES “
And please email ‘SHERIFF, I HAVE A TALE’ to Pete. 
Have you seen The Sheriff's weekly "Caption This" competition?  Join the North Harbour Facebook page to be in to win.  Well at least have a good laugh.
Motorcycle Tips and Tricks

YOU DON'T have to have the mechanical know-how of a MotoGP technician to perform simple home-servicing tasks; some decent tools and a little common sense are all you need to keep your bike in tip-top shape.

Ideally, get hold of a workshop manual for your machine for a better understanding of how each task should be carried out. Most will give pictures detailing each part of the process; a good manual will also list the tools you'll need to complete the job. 

Like a chef's knives, using quality tools are half the battle to a successful job, so avoid using the underseat toolkit if you can.

Obviously, if you're not 100 per cent comfortable working on your own bike then ask a knowledgeable mate to watch over you.


Tip: Check your oil level when it is cold before you go on a ride. If it is not at its high or max level top it up before going out.

Regular oil and filter changes will keep your motorbike young and healthy.

Oil level. Make sure you regularly check and keep your oil level at its HIGH or MAX level. It is best to check your oil level on the bikes centre stand or when it is in a level position. An under filled oil level can be disastrous while too much oil over the limit may flood your air cleaner with oil. (it is embarassing too).

You should also know the difference between the 'low' level and the 'high' level in ml e.g. if the difference is 300ml you cannot purchase a 500ml tin and pour the whole can in!

Here are some pointers regarding oil which are true for most motorcycles

- The bike should be level as possible. 
- The oil should best inspected cold and is therefore best done before you go out on a ride.
- Becareful to not allow foreign matter and dirt to fall in during the inspection process 
- With threaded dipsticks do not screw the dipstick in when taking a reading, just allow it to rest on the lowest thread.
- High temperatures, time, speed, heavy traffic, short trips and dust quickly destroy the quality of your oil. If you do ride in these conditions change your oil more frequently.
- I suggest changing your oil every 6 months.
- It is recommended you change your oil filter everyother oil change if you are using a good quality oil filter (e.g. WIX, Your Motorcycle Manufacturer Brand). If not, every oil change!
- Always use a good oil filter (WIX brand from UAP/NAPA is a recommend one)
- Motorcycles can and do use the same oils as cars although special synthetic motorcycle oils are available. Always use the recommended oil weight for your motorcycle (e.g. 10w40 or 20w50). Older (15+ year old) motorcycles run best on regular (non-synthetic oil), while new bikes like either.

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Ulysses North Harbour
Runs and Event Calendar
Runs Coordinator
Rider in Charge (RIC) would appreciate all participants of rides to be at the departure point 10 minutes early with a full tank of gas.  If the weather looks suspect then please phone the RIC or check out North Harbour Ulysses facebook page to see if the ride is postponed or cancelled. 

The Rider in Charge will be organizing the day.  Contact them for details.  All riders participating in a Ulysses Ride are expected to hold a current motorcycle license, wear suitable clothing and to have a registered and warranted road-worthy bike.

The organizers and/or the Ulysses Club are not responsible for participants safety and all participants participate at their own risk.

All participants are aware that they are traveling on open public roads and are responsible for their own safety and compliance with all Rules and Laws.

Please check your runs list as some rides or destinations may have changed from initial calendar entry.
Club Night Meeting and Social Evening
Held at Pupuke Golf Club  
 231 East Coast Road (opp Sunnynook Rd) Campbells Bay
1st Thursday of the Month.
Meals available from 5.30pm and meeting starts at 7.30pm
Our next social dinner is on 21 September - 5:30pm onwards.  Please email Wayne Painter by Monday 19 if you intend to attend.
Africa is located at 1b William Pickering Drive, Albany

Tinopai with Scott
Sunday 4th September
Destination Tinpoai Kauri Museum.
Meet at McDonalds Orewa 8.45 AM departing 9.00 am
riding via some back roads you may not have ridden before. Run will be on rain hail or shine, but will be shortened if foul weather.
Not suitable for learner riders . 300 km +. Long experienced 
RIC Scott Stoddart 0274511344 

September 3

Twists & Turns

Kelston Girls High School,
1 Archibald Road, Kelston,
The school entrance is first on your right as you turn off Great North Road into Archibald 

Helensville Railway Café
2 Railway Street, Helensville
9:30am Sunday 11th September

For a coffee-Breakie. Come in your car or bike to meet. Decide on a ride, If on a bike please come with a full tank and an empty bladder, and help us decide on a destination. 

Bikers in Blue ride is a great event to show your support for Prostate Cancer. Come and meet your fellow bikers and ride alongside them in support of this disease. With over 250 bikes riding from PlaceMakers Pakuranga to PlaceMakers Silverdale I can assure it’s ride worth getting involved in.

18th September 2016
 -$20 Registration, includes bikers badge, calendar, raffle ticket and goodie bag
Organised by Motor Cycle Events Group
contact Morgan Sobanja for more details – 021 273 5254

Arrival 8am – PlaceMakers Pakuranga, 481 Pakuranga Road
Ride to – PlaceMakers Silverdale, 47 Tavern Road, Silverdale

Ronnie Run 2016
Sunday 13 November
Meet at North Harbour Hockey Stadium
Registration from 9am
Ride Leaves at 10:30am

Midweek Wednesday Rides and now Tuesday (check out NH Ulysses facebook page for details.)
Are you free to ride Midweek?
Why not join fellow Ulyssians on Wednesday's
Departs NS Cossie Club at 10.30am
Destination decided on the day.
These rides are proving very popular.
Highlight your calendar with these upcoming rides or events.

Runs & Rallies


North Harbour Ulysses Club Night - Pupuke Golf Club, 231 East Coast Road (opp Sunnynook Rd Campbells Bay, Meals are available from 5.30pm and meeting starts at 7.30pm, Email Wayne for dinner reservations. 

Twists & Turns  2-4pm Kelston Girls High School, 1 Archibald Road, Kelston, Andy Leader 027 222 4180

Tinopai with Scott  Destination Tinpoai Kauri Museum. Meet at McDonalds Orewa 8.45 AM departing 9.00am. Riding via some back roads you may not have ridden before. Run will be on rain hail or shine, but will be shortened if foul weather. Not suitable for learner riders . 300 km +. Long experienced RIC Scott Stoddart 0274511344 

Decide on a Ride   See North Harbour Ulysses Facebook page for updates RIC Charlie Truell 

Decide on a Ride   See North Harbour Ulysses Facebook page for updates RIC Charlie Truell

Coffee - Breakie 9:30am Helensville Railway Café, 2 Railway Street, Helensville For a coffee-Breakie. Come in your car or bike to meet.  Decide on a ride, If on a bike please come with a full tank and an empty bladder, and help us decide on a destination. 

Decide on a Ride   See North Harbour Ulysses Facebook page for updates RIC Charlie Truell

Decide on a Ride   See North Harbour Ulysses Facebook page for updates RIC Charlie Truell

Bikers In Blue  A ride to promote Prostate Cancer Awareness. Dress up in blue, have fun riding in group. RAIN OR SHINE. Anybody is  welcome. Some great stuff happening this year. Watch this space for a new route with a longer ride. Leaving 10:30am from Placemakers Highland Park & heading north to Placemakers Silverdale. See website for more info

Decide on a Ride   See North Harbour Ulysses Facebook page for  updates RIC Charlie Truell

Decide on a Ride   See North Harbour Ulysses Facebook page for  updates RIC Charlie Truell

North Shore Dinner Night Africa Bar, 1b William Pickering Drive, Albany. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month (5:30 onwards), Bar & kitchen. Email Wayne for dinner reservations. 

Coffee - Breakie 9:30am Franc's, 77 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna For a coffee-Breakie. Come in your car or bike to meet. Decide on a ride, If on a bike please come with a full tank and an empty bladder, and help us decide on a destination. 

Decide on a Ride   See North Harbour Ulysses Facebook page for updates RIC Charlie Truell

Decide on a Ride   See North Harbour Ulysses Facebook page for updates RIC Charlie Truell

Aroha Cruise  We are very excited to once again close off our streets and invite classic car, bike and hot-rod owners to show off their pride and joy at our event. Of course, there is always so much more to see, tractors and fire engines, along with some fantastic car and caravans on display too.

Twists & Turns  2-4pm Kelston Girls High School, 1 Archibald Road, Kelston, Andy Leader 027 222 4180


Decide on a Ride   See North Harbour Ulysses Facebook page for updates RIC Charlie Truell

Decide on a Ride   See North Harbour Ulysses Facebook page for updates RIC Charlie Truell

North Harbour Ulysses Club Night - Pupuke Golf Club, 231 East Coast Road (opp Sunnynook Rd Campbells Bay, Meals are available from 5.30pm and meeting starts at 7.30pm, Email Wayne for dinner reservations.

NOTE:  Ulysses’ events in BOLD
For more details of each event see ad at end of The Ulyssian, or Ulysses website – or, contact local Coordinator or, use Google.
"Hey Rockers! In case you didn’t already know, one of our North Harbour Ulysses brothers has his own radio show on the classic rock station RBR Rock Radio. Yes thats right, Pete Unstead (AKA Pete Fingers) is also known on the Internet as the Outlaw DJ Pete Fingers on Internet radio station, 'RBR Rock Radio'. Pete has been presenting and hosting music shows for the past 5 years on numerous other radio stations and has been a DJ for the last 35 years. If you are into classic rock, club and disco with a mixture of folk and a few cool genres in-between, chances are The Outlaw DJ will play it in one of his shows.

DJ Pete presents a live show every two weeks on RBR Rock Radio and the details of his shows are posted on the Ulysses North Harbour Facebook page a few days before the show airs. You can also become a fan on the RBR Rock Radio Facebook page and catch up with what is going on there. Simply search in Facebook for RBR Rock Radio and like the page. RBR Rock Radio plays advert free music 24 hours a day 7 days a week and you can hear the station over the internet by going to the RBR Rock Radio website or go to and search for RBR Rock Radio.

You can also download the Tunein App for iPhone and Android for free and listen to Pete from your mobile device. If you have anything you would like to share during a live show you are welcome to send the information to Pete Fingers via the email and he would love to hear from you. You can also send him a request or dedication to broadcast so long as you keep to the correct genre. Do you want to join in during a live show? Click on the RBR Rock Radio Facebook page when Pete is live and join in the text conversation, or send a voice message via the flashy ’SpeakPipe App’ attached to the stations page. Your voice message can even be rebroadcasted during the show if you wanted to say something to the other Ulysses listeners. Its all happening on RBR Rock Radio.

So why not give it a go and take a listen to RBR Rock Radio any time of the day over the Internet and watch out for The Outlaw DJ’s next broadcast on the 11th September at 8am"

Let me know how that works?


Help motorcyclists stay safe! We are so excited to show the world what we are creating, that’s why we need your help. Please visit REYEDR’s Thunderclap‘crowdspeaking’ campaign and support us by clicking on the red share buttons to spread the word through social media - it won't cost you anything, it's free!

After you support us on Thunderclap, or if you already have supported us, a big thank you! It would also be really great if you can  forward this email to your mates for their support.

Post Lightning Lab Demo Day (DD), Team REYEDR have been greatly focused on ongoing product development whilst we awaited the return of two of our three advisors from offshore, for their post DD input and review of our capital raise program. We had some distraction though when the troubles of our (indirect) competitor Skully surfaced in the news, followed by their sudden demise! You can read our take on it, at the end of this post.

REYEDR HUD development: For DD, our HUD prototype incorporated the Apple watch as the display engine as a means to speed up product development. We have since reached out to Apple for their collaborative input, however, Apple being notoriously slow and so as not to risk delaying our program, we have already started development of our own display engine and identified the preferred technologies and now selecting ODM/CM (original design manufacturers/contract manufacturers). We are obviously partial to product development in NZ, within the team and with local experts if needed, however we are also tapping into offshore expertise, if not available locally.

REYEDR App development: Our App is now in Alpha testing with updates every week (or two) depending on (the complexity of) the features being added. The last release included social connectivity and group ride setup. It is really exciting to see our vision becoming a reality, and I repeat here what I mentioned in my DD pitch: “The REYEDR HUD is magic, but the real hero is our App!” Not only is the REYEDR App is the OS (operating system) for the HUD but is also a standalone App.

The social aspect connects bikers to their large community, and lets them discover new routes, through those who have ridden and shared them in the past, or to experience with those in their ride group. Motorcycling is a risky sport, the App will also keep riders safely geo-connected with their group with the ability to alert emergency services, giving riders and non-riding loved ones peace of mind.

Kal Gwalani, # 9420
 mango teQ Limited

Talk to Barry Holland regarding rider training or visit the Prorider website for course and booking information. 
Become part of the Pro Rider Community
Visit your local motorcycle/scooter shop and ask about a Ride Forever voucher from Pro Rider, get one for a friend. Book via the Pro Rider website and have your say on our Facebook page!
The Pro Rider Riders Club is coming soon. Keep an eye on Facebook!
Check out ProRider Website for all available courses.
A Message from Ulysses Zimbabwe

Good Morning to you all,

I am pleased to be able to announce the dates for the Victoria Falls Indaba next year.

The event will be held over the weekend 23rd, 24th, 25th June 2017.

We will endeavour to provide you with contact information for accommodation and bike hire from either Johannesburg or Lusaka.

Provisionally the Itinerary will be as follows:

Friday 23 -  Arrival, Registration, meet and greet and cocktail evening.
Saturday 24th - Ride to Hwange Main Camp, brunch, game drives as required.  Gala Dinner
Sunday 25th - 3 country ride (Borders,Visa's, costs permitting). Zambezi river cruise and dinner.
Monday 26th - Disband and farewells.

We will attempt to meet groups at border points to escort them through to ease any issues on the road. We hope to have the Police Traffic involved in his to make the travel problem free. It is currently perfectly safe to travel through the country.  Updates on any changes in the situation will be advertised as they happen.  Currently, Beitbridge is not the route to enter Zimbabwe, all other entry points are fine. Roads conditions outside of the cities and towns is very good.

Tours before and after the event can be organised to suit your needs.  More information on this to come.

Ok that is a synopsis of what is happening.  The final details will be advertised as they occur.

Thank you all for your interest. With your support I have no doubt this will be a superb event.
Kind regards


Need that badge sewn on, then call in on Merine.
Phone 021 708677
Our Club Insurances have been renewed again for the coming year with AON.
Please note, our insurer has made particular mention that we communicate to all members that in the event of a incident that may require activating our insurance policy that the insured party (that's all of us as members of the Club) does NOT admit liability for, or settle any claim or incur any defence costs without the prior written consent of the insurer (that's AON).  In other words admit nothing and immediately advise Natcom of the situation.
This information is posted on the links page of the Club website.  

ULYSSES 2016  

            AON has a New Policy Wording with a New Underwriter:
In collaboration with NZI, Aon has a new improved policy wording for Motorcycles.  This Prestige Motorcycle Policy gives you the best of the best in cover for all types of On-Road Motorcycles including 3 wheelers, Off-Road Motorcycles including Quad Bikes, Competition Motorcycles (not covered whilst racing), Motorcycle Collections and Classic/Vintage Motorcycles.  A new policy wording will be sent out shortly.
Some of the BENEFITS:
New replacement Motorcycle if a total loss occurs within 12 months of the insured motorcycle being first registered as a new Motorcycle up to 20,000km – this increases to 24 months and 30,000km for Ulysses Members.
Windscreen/shield, headlights or tail lights covered – Nil excess
Roadside Assistance is now provided on comprehensively covered motorcycles by
FIRST ASSISTANCE – 0800 120 102
AUTOMATIC RIDING APPAREL cover - $5,000 (indemnity value) any one claim per year.
Option to have REPLACEMENT RIDING APPAREL cover - $5,000 (REPLACEMENT value) any one claim per year.  Premium for Ulysses Members $50 plus GST.  (Normally $75+GST)
DISCOUNTS DISCOUNTS DISCOUNTS – Age Discounts, Multiple Bike Discount (conditions apply), Loyalty Discounts, Trike Discounts, Named Rider Discounts and the Restricted Usage Discount – this is now based on riding less than 7,500km per year, per bike! (was 5,000km)
LOWER EXCESSES – The standard policy excess is now $250 (plus underage excesses applying), $500 theft excess and on approved track days a $750 excess only will apply.
RIDE FOREVER If you complete a Ride Forever training course, provide us with your certificate and we will apply a NIL excess for one claim within 12 months of completing this course.
Call us on 0800 65 62 64 and ask for Leonie, Annaliese or Brandon if you have any queries.
ASURE Accommodation Group
Welcome to ASURE Accommodation Group – a nationwide group of motels, motor inns, motor lodges and apartments strategically placed throughout New Zealand, offering you quality, affordable accommodation. 
10% discount is available to all Ulysses Club Members for bookings made online on using the promo code Ulysses  
In addition, all members are eligible to receive our ASURE Loyalty Programme – stay at three or more ASURE properties and receive $100 off your tenth night stay.
Completed loyalty cards must be redeemed direct with the ASURE property and cannot be redeemed online.
Terms & Conditions: Discount available on room only, excludes public holidays and special events and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion.
You will need to enter your Ulysses Club membership card number to complete your booking – see screenshots below, and you will need your card when you arrive at the accommodation.
A discount of 10% off the best available fare applies for travel dates
18 January through to 19 December 2016
Booking conditions and instructions for members are:
Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander online at
Also check out our Premium Plus onboard lounge upgrades for total comfort at for 18yrs plus
Simply insert the Promo code “XULY1”on the “Payment details” page then click on “enter” and this will apply the discount.
Membership card is required at the terminal on check in.  No membership card and retail fares will be charged.
Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request.
The normal conditions of the above fare type apply - e.g. Easy Change is 100% refundable if cancelled.
Bookings made through our call centre are at regular rates.
Health food makes me sick. 
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