Thank you, Tommo
As is what I have found to be New Zealand custom - I have yet in my worldly travels to find a place as friendly as this country. Nice to see and experience in this day and age. I keep asking how hard it would be to move to New Zealand (not that hard to do).... the challenges are actually more directed towards my newly "empty nester" wife. Personally, I would move here in a minute. (I love it here in NZ.) Thank you and your countrymen for showing this Yank what life should be like.
I am due to return to Tokoroa/Rotorua area next month. If time allows work-wise, I will arrange a mutually agreeable meeting. I will be much closer than I am here now in Marsden Point/Whangerai.
Long live old motorcycles......!!!