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Forum: Australia 05-27-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
Review of vehicle import requirements

http://www.minister.infrastructure.gov.au/jb/releases/2014/January/jb003_2014.aspx
Forum: Australia 08-05-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
I vaguely recall the discussions about min age of...

I vaguely recall the discussions about min age of a pillion, I think it was about the strength of a child's neck and wearing a crash helmet, similar laws about a child in a front seat and the risk of...
Forum: Australia 08-05-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,380
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
You might want to have a look at ...

You might want to have a look at http://www.nrm.qld.gov.au/land/stockroutes/

Each State has similar with maps etc.
Forum: Australia 07-30-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,030
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
All fuel sold in Australia is based on a...

All fuel sold in Australia is based on a temperature/density at time of loading the road tanker that delivers the fuel - this is a standard agreed to by all fuel companies. What the servos do after...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
Thank you. I have a box full of still...

Thank you.

I have a box full of still photos, which you have now encouraged me to scan before they too disappear - all sorts of Rallies and trips that Lorraine and I did.

There was another...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
No, no, the condoms were for emergency fuel...

No, no, the condoms were for emergency fuel carriers - well according to Frank Caschia (sp?). There were probably a few used for both purposes over the years!! just have to hope you did nt get one...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
Thank you Chris. You're right Lorraine was great...

Thank you Chris. You're right Lorraine was great lady - in many ways she was ahead of her time, there was not that many women riding big bikes in the 1970s - common as muck nowadays!!!

Yes I...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
>>>> Mick, Lorraine's daughters are no longer...

>>>> Mick, Lorraine's daughters are no longer little bikettes - Linda has three kids and rides pillion on a Triumph, still lives in Melbourne. Nadia works for the Berlusconis Family in Italy as a...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
Get fucked!!! We are all just coming into our...

Get fucked!!! We are all just coming into our prime by picking up our pensions and getting the old BeeEms fired up again - beards are optional as is hair on the head - although back hair seems to get...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Roger_Martin/libr...

http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Roger_Martin/library/Outback%20Aus%201984?sort=3&page=0#/user/Roger_Martin/library/Outback%20Aus%201984?sort=3&page=1&_suid=137383236115109493043371917766

Is the...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,433
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
Fantastic, just goes to show that you dont need...

Fantastic, just goes to show that you dont need to have an overloaded, 2 litre truck of a bike to do some great trips.
Forum: Australia 07-13-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
Is n't second from left Mick Fagan? And to...

Is n't second from left Mick Fagan? And to complicate matters was the trip to Innamincka a social sip organised by the NSWBMWOC? If so I have a video of a Dutch guy arriving in Innamicka after riding...
Forum: Australia 02-03-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,042
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
Before you lash out $100+, they are approved for...

Before you lash out $100+, they are approved for petrol? There should be a little circle with UN inside it and an approval number underneath it if it is to be used for dangerous goods. If you have a...
Forum: Australia 11-16-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,215
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
In January??, you're mad. The country in NW NSW...

In January??, you're mad. The country in NW NSW and SW QLD kills people at that time of year.
Forum: Australia 09-17-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
You need to do a weblookup for "VSB10" which...

You need to do a weblookup for "VSB10" which details most of the hurdles you have to leap over to privately import a vehicle into Australia. Once you've bent over for the koalas in Canberra, you'll...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
I ran a 4x4 hire business about ten years ago. As...

I ran a 4x4 hire business about ten years ago. As others stated, overseas visitors were great and followed the rules, locals were animals and would often lose their deposits for damage.

Beware of...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,850
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
I'd spent a day riding my BM R65 at about 80kph...

I'd spent a day riding my BM R65 at about 80kph which was just the right engine speed to produce vibrations that caused arm and hand numbness. That night I was asleep on a BBQ table and felt...
Forum: Australia 12-21-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
You have to comply with two sets of laws -...

You have to comply with two sets of laws - Federal and State.

First up the bike (or any vehicle) has to have an import approval from DoTARs, do a weblookup on VSB10 which gives all the details....
Forum: Australia 10-02-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,064
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
If the bike has the import approval it can be...

If the bike has the import approval it can be registered, start at the ADRs and make the bike comply - if it came in some other way (Carnet or Tourist import approval pre 2009) then it cant be...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,064
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
I've imported a couple of vehicles privately in...

I've imported a couple of vehicles privately in recent years, and its easy enough as long as you can comply with all the administrative "taxes" that the govt puts in the way. You need an import...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-01-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 813,921
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
A lonely bit of road

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr144/Roger_Martin/May2009OutbackAustralia155-1.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-24-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 64,147
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
No photo I'm afraid. The best border crossing...

No photo I'm afraid. The best border crossing used to be from Afghanistan into Pakistan, there was a Coca Cola sign in about thirty different languages welcoming travellers to Pakistan and "let Coca...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
If you dont need a carnet (and most of the world...

If you dont need a carnet (and most of the world can be travelled without one - only 3rd World Africa and Australia!!), you need to get an Import Approval from DoTARS, do a weblookup on VSB10 which...
Forum: Australia 06-04-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,161
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
Interesting thread with some unique opinions....

Interesting thread with some unique opinions. Here's my two bobs worth.

First up when you privately import something valued at less than $1000 and its posted you can make a tax saving of close to...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,482
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
First up you should be worried. Qld govt has sold...

First up you should be worried. Qld govt has sold the "rights" to the electronic drivers licences to a private company who have the ability to onsell the verification of a drivers licence to third...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 426,886
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
The septics have released a list of the porn...

The septics have released a list of the porn videos found at bin Laden's hideout;

Turban Cowboys
Broke Yak Mountain
The Tora Bora Whora
Scud Mark Under Where?
Hard as Iraq
Sheep Throat
Ali...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
The green card insurance scheme provides only the...

The green card insurance scheme provides only the legal minimum insurance required in the country you are driving through - this can vary across the EU and non EU countries - third party property...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 426,886
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
Fried Rice

A Chinese bloke living in Melbourne finds a Greek restaurant that sells the best fried rice he's ever tasted.

He goes there every day and orders a plate of "flied lice" from the Greek waiter, who...
Forum: Australia 05-13-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Bribieisland4x4
You can buy a bike in Germany with export plates...

You can buy a bike in Germany with export plates and greencard insurance included for one month, that enables you to ride to the UK. You then need to go through the registration process in the UK and...
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