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Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18,045
Views: 2,174,090
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, 04:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,408
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, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
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, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,408
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, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
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, 07:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,808
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, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By rabbitears
Very cool! :super

Very cool! :super
Forum: Australia 04-08-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
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, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
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, 06:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,182
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,182
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, 02:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,182
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, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,278
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, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,772
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, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,772
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, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
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, 02:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,976
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, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,278
Posted By rabbitears
Aha! Definitely worth knowing! Thanks, mate.

Aha! Definitely worth knowing! Thanks, mate.
Forum: Australia 01-04-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,278
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, 01:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,784
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, 08:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,912
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, 08:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,601
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, 06:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,912
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, 03:01 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,912
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, 01:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,645
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, 04:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,662
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, 09:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,784
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, 05:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,662
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...
Forum: Australia 12-14-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18,045
Views: 2,174,090
Posted By rabbitears
Puke Bugger, wish I'd checked this thread again last...

Bugger, wish I'd checked this thread again last night :D

Never mind, it wasn't a steal at $2500 so I don't feel sore at having missed out. Thanks guys.
Forum: Australia 12-13-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 18,045
Views: 2,174,090
Posted By rabbitears
Cheers farqhuar - doing it myself isn't an option...

Cheers farqhuar - doing it myself isn't an option ATM and I'm not sure the bike is priced cheap enough to justify copping the dealer cost. I appreciate your advice!
Forum: Australia 12-13-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 18,045
Views: 2,174,090
Posted By rabbitears
Evenin' all. How much would you figure for...

Evenin' all. How much would you figure for changing the fork seals on a Honda VTR250? Thinking about buying one on eBay, they say they have a perfect service history but one seal is gorn. Would you...
Forum: Australia 12-08-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,034
Posted By rabbitears
"Countless hours of scientific study had us...

"Countless hours of scientific study had us believe the Earth was flat and was also the centre of the Universe! Believe different and you risked death."

That's just untrue, though. It was...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By rabbitears
Not quite - the NSW rules are for NSW-plated...

Not quite - the NSW rules are for NSW-plated vehicles. If you're following the NSW rules on your NSW vehicle, your registration is valid interstate. A rider going from NSW to WA wouldn't need to look...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,362
Posted By rabbitears
I don't think the OP or I think the vendor is a...

I don't think the OP or I think the vendor is a liar. It's just that getting all defensive and whining about Telstra and how busy you are and how the hamster that powers your server died from a...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,126
Posted By rabbitears
Aha, good point!

Aha, good point!
Forum: Australia 11-06-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,126
Posted By rabbitears
As suggested above, easiest way would be to get...

As suggested above, easiest way would be to get you added to the owner's insurance policy. However, the slight risk here is that if you need to claim on the policy, you might cause the owner to lose...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,362
Posted By rabbitears
I think that goes for both ends of the...

I think that goes for both ends of the conversation tbh.

I suspect a lot of the OP's later snootiness could have been avoided if the seller had just begun with saying sorry for not responding to...
Forum: Australia 09-28-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,213
Posted By rabbitears
I'm considering buying a powered two-wheeler...

I'm considering buying a powered two-wheeler (okay, I admit it, it's a scooter). It wasn't sold in Australia and is supposedly a private import from the UK. When I did the free rego check on the NSW...
Forum: Australia 09-20-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18,045
Views: 2,174,090
Posted By rabbitears
You've got a lot of gear for city living,...

You've got a lot of gear for city living, unfortunately, but there will be something out there.

Do you know exactly where you near to be near to for your baby (and how often?) and for work? Maybe...
Forum: Australia 09-08-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,154
Posted By rabbitears
Unfortunately your mate is talking rubbish.

Unfortunately your mate is talking rubbish.
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