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Forum: Australia 12-23-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,260
Posted By rabbitears
Mate - you're drinking coffee and reading the...

Mate - you're drinking coffee and reading the paper, you can't tell me you're paying attention to the road! ;)
Forum: Australia 12-22-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By rabbitears
Thanks, champs. Not on the bike unfortunately...

Thanks, champs. Not on the bike unfortunately (let the abuse begin) - car and tent - but at least not some massive Jayco spaceship with fugly graphics up the side.
Forum: Australia 12-21-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By rabbitears
NSW Natl Parks - "Bookings are not available for this campground" - stupid question

I'm looking at the NSW National Parks website for campsites between Xmas and New Year (last minute time off work). Some/most(?) of the campsites have the following comment: "Bookings are not...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,730
Posted By rabbitears
Are transition lenses any better now than ten...

Are transition lenses any better now than ten years ago? I tried sunnies then and they didn't really change colour - they just stayed a permanent light brown so they looked like your old geography...
Forum: Australia 11-23-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,176
Posted By rabbitears
Someone was recently ticketed near Bathurst or...

Someone was recently ticketed near Bathurst or Orange (or somewhere), and instructed a lawyer to fight it. I believe there was some support from the Helmets Committee (?) of the MCC NSW. I don't know...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,800
Posted By rabbitears
What knuckledragging nonsense you guys talk.

What knuckledragging nonsense you guys talk.
Forum: Australia 10-19-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By rabbitears
I support "awareness" of road rules delivered in...

I support "awareness" of road rules delivered in the form of a traffic officer giving out tickets. :deal
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19,233
Views: 2,317,777
Posted By rabbitears
to be fair, it was a pretty bewildering question....

to be fair, it was a pretty bewildering question. you might as well have asked how many petrol pumps were in the classroom.
Forum: Australia 10-13-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By rabbitears
You'd need a blue slip place that knows what to...

You'd need a blue slip place that knows what to look for but if the garage is in Manly (like your tag says) then you're not far from all the guys in Brookvale etc.

In any case, if you can't...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,871
Posted By rabbitears
go on... :D

go on... :D
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,871
Posted By rabbitears
Stre7ch seems like the expert here but I've been...

Stre7ch seems like the expert here but I've been wearing DeWalt-branded safety sunglasses from Bunnings. Usually buy a couple of them at a time so I can keep one pair sitting in my bike jacket and...
Forum: Australia 09-30-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,917
Posted By rabbitears
1) casual workers can be terminated immediately,...

1) casual workers can be terminated immediately, just like in US "right to work" (right to be sacked) states.

2) you don't tip workers in US motorbike shops, workshops, parts manufacturers or any...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19,233
Views: 2,317,777
Posted By rabbitears
Has anyone successfully claimed mileage from work...

Has anyone successfully claimed mileage from work for their bike?

I used my m/c for about 60km the other week to go to an appointment. Work told me to use the ATO rates. I only see ATO rates for...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,622
Posted By rabbitears
I don't have strong feelings either way about...

I don't have strong feelings either way about MCAS but I'm surprised to hear people say that they didn't get enough attention. Last time I was in there I could barely think because I was being...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By rabbitears
That's very cool. Hope it works out! :) Might...

That's very cool. Hope it works out! :) Might stop by for a coffee myself...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,622
Posted By rabbitears
If it went down the way you said, I think you are...

If it went down the way you said, I think you are right to feel a little aggrieved.

How come your insurance payout was in the form of a shop voucher instead of cash though? (Not disputing anything...
Forum: Australia 04-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By rabbitears
I went from a dominator to a sv650. It's water...

I went from a dominator to a sv650. It's water cooled, very well made afaics and generally a generation more advanced than the dominator. It feels lighter and more manageable but it's probably less...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,461
Posted By rabbitears
makes you wonder why some people are so agitated...

makes you wonder why some people are so agitated about other people wearing hiviz stuff that is apparently invisible anyway ;)
Forum: Australia 04-08-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,545
Posted By rabbitears
Very cool! :super

Very cool! :super
Forum: Australia 04-08-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By rabbitears
Maybe the journo was referring to the locals...

Maybe the journo was referring to the locals having survived some particularly heavy hand-pulled ales?
Forum: Australia 02-23-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By rabbitears
No idea about the law (no change there then ;) )....

No idea about the law (no change there then ;) ).

There is a guy who lives near me in the Inner West of Sydney that rides around with a cage mounted on the back of his sports bike (Bandit?). It's...
Forum: Australia 01-23-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,653
Posted By rabbitears
Thanks for reading the book and giving me the...

Thanks for reading the book and giving me the highlights - it's like I outsourced the reading to you. :D
Forum: Australia 01-20-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,653
Posted By rabbitears
I'm just some tosser off the internet, but... ...

I'm just some tosser off the internet, but...

1) Sole Import Agreements aren't really a monopoly in any sense because they're only about a specific product or brand. You might sign an exclusive...
Forum: Australia 01-20-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,653
Posted By rabbitears
I have no idea about Torpedo 7 but Chain Reaction...

I have no idea about Torpedo 7 but Chain Reaction Cycles is based in Northern Ireland i.e. under UK law. The law (in the UK) around distance selling means that internet retailers are regulated more...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By rabbitears
Thanks mate - got a friend who will be interested...

Thanks mate - got a friend who will be interested in hearing that!
Forum: Australia 01-15-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By rabbitears
Huh? There are plenty of camping fees to be...

Huh?

There are plenty of camping fees to be paid in the US: http://nysparks.com/camping/fees-rates.aspx
Forum: Australia 01-13-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By rabbitears
I'm neutral on the principle of charging fees (if...

I'm neutral on the principle of charging fees (if the money doesn't come out of fees, it either can't be spent on the parks or it comes out of general taxation, I suppose), but this:



is...
Forum: Australia 01-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By rabbitears
They've gone up, just like everyone says. A...

They've gone up, just like everyone says. A couple of years ago they were $800-1000 tops in Sydney - a couple of months ago they were $1200 min now. Nuts!
Forum: Australia 01-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,786
Posted By rabbitears
Sorry - lived in the US for a while, and can't...

Sorry - lived in the US for a while, and can't agree with this rosy depiction of US law enforcement. Don't want to take this further off topic so I will leave it there!
Forum: Australia 01-05-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By rabbitears
Aha! Definitely worth knowing! Thanks, mate.

Aha! Definitely worth knowing! Thanks, mate.
Forum: Australia 01-04-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By rabbitears
Surely the policy there has to actually be...

Surely the policy there has to actually be written by a licensed NSW CTP insurer, and all licensed NSW CTP insurers quote through that MAA website (in addition to their own websites or whatever)?

...
Forum: Australia 12-29-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,163
Posted By rabbitears
You're not wrong to mention it, but there's no...

You're not wrong to mention it, but there's no real constitutional difficulty here. The states couldn't GAF about helmets one way or the other (it's not like mining royalties or something where...
Forum: Australia 12-21-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,995
Posted By rabbitears
Dunno, I've only had speed tickets sent through...

Dunno, I've only had speed tickets sent through the post, I've never had one in person...You would have thought it would say something somewhere.
Forum: Australia 12-21-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,283
Posted By rabbitears
Yeah, but obviously if you were going to the...

Yeah, but obviously if you were going to the trouble of amending state/territory law to allow riders to wear overseas-certified helmets, you'd also find the time to put in a one-line amendment to the...
Forum: Australia 12-20-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,995
Posted By rabbitears
Sorry, mate, I'm not trying to be a smartarse,...

Sorry, mate, I'm not trying to be a smartarse, but what was the actual name or reference number or whatever of the offence?

You're the only person here that has any first hand knowledge of any of...
Forum: Australia 12-20-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,995
Posted By rabbitears
+1. Did they give you a ticket you can scan...

+1.

Did they give you a ticket you can scan and upload? (Take anything that identifies you or the cop off first, obviously).
Forum: Australia 12-19-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,030
Posted By rabbitears
When they say unmarked bikes, do they just mean...

When they say unmarked bikes, do they just mean "without hiviz decals and police lettering", or do they mean without any flashing lights sirens etc whatsoever"? I'm not an expert but it seems funny...
Forum: Australia 12-18-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,988
Posted By rabbitears
I have good news for you...if you ever go on...

I have good news for you...if you ever go on holiday to South Africa, you're going to love the food! :D
Forum: Australia 12-17-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,163
Posted By rabbitears
If I can say this constructively, it's a bit...

If I can say this constructively, it's a bit confusing. My humble suggestion would be that the email that we are supposed to forward to lawmakers should be simple up top and detailed below e.g.

...
Forum: Australia 12-17-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,988
Posted By rabbitears
Sad to say that it's a lovely part of the world,...

Sad to say that it's a lovely part of the world, but IMVHO most food in Australian small town cafes and restaurants is expensive and awful. This is not a country where you can wander into any small...
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