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Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. MultiDV8

    MultiDV8 Been here awhile

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    Brisbane Australia
    My understanding is it will be registered according to the number of cylinders but only attract 2% duty rate.

    • Hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles have a registration duty rate of 2% (compared to 4 cylinder vehicles which have a registration duty rate of 3%).
    • Battery electric vehicles attract the lowest level of registration.
    Vehicle 1, 2 or 3 cylinders, electric or steam Cost as at 1 July 2020
    Registration $263.05
    Traffic improvement fee $58.35
    CTP $351.60
    Total $673.00
    Vehicle 4 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2020
    Registration $334.50
    Traffic improvement fee $58.35
    CTP $351.60
    Total $744.45
  2. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer Supporter

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    Over the bridge of sighs..
    Big encouragement to save the planet....
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  3. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer Supporter

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    As PJK said, never get between a State Premier and a bucket of money...
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  4. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Yeah, that's pretty much what I picked up from my reading of the TMR site.

    Bloody V8 costs so much more to rego in QLD than Vic where all cars are the same fee. It is now 17 years old and has covered over 300k kms, but still drives brilliantly and the wife loves it. In all that time we have only thrown a few basic parts at it and it is simple enough for me to do the servicing.

    I figured I'd swap it for a later hybrid V8 model of the same vehicle, but not sure if It's worth it as we don't drive it enough nowadays to worry much about fuel savings.
  5. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 .

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    A newer model is not always an upgrade in some cases.
  6. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    The foot activated hand brake?
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  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    and then...

    [​IMG]

    ... a mate comes over for beers and the state of origin... :rofl:1drink
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  8. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    I got given a Camry company car, sat there for 5 minutes looking or the handbrake.
    Needed to go ask where the handbrake was before I could drive off:shog
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  9. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    My Mustang's got a foot operated parking brake but I have to remember to keep the release catch pulled for lairy U-turns.
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  10. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    We had a family member and her friends, two males and three females all in their 30's visit from Spain a few years ago, we picked them up from the airport in both of our cars and gave them the wagon to travel around Tas.
    So they packed all the luggage in the back and I said follow us home we all got in our cars and I drive off and they are not moving so waited a bit longer and nothing so I went to see what was the problem, they managed to start the car but had no idea how to drive with only two pedals on the floor and a gear shifter that didn't want to move, none of them had ever seen an automatic before :lol3
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  11. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    Mustang?

    Well then ... there's no advantage to the Torana!
  12. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Never been a fan of those, not enough arms and legs to rally that Santa humour.
  13. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    The advantage I was referring to was making me aware of nutserts half a century earlier - because of the flare attachment method mentioned by Clancy.

    No other advantages sprang to mind.
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  14. Chalkie62

    Chalkie62 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Makes it hard to do skid turns. Sux.
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  15. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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    I was looking through the parts fish for the 690 rally bike. Don't ask me why... I just enjoy doing that stuff and laughing at the prices.

    Anyway, I come across this under "Rally Light Modification Kit"

    At first I thought it was for lights to see at night but it's the light weight kit for shorter rallies. I look a bit closer and it looks like they have crash bars too. Then I think... If they have all these parts, why can't they just make an Adventure model and recoup some R&D costs for the parts?

    Sorry, just Friday night random rant.
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  16. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    How much for P/N 99?
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  17. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    First off, because KTM are idiots.

    Secondly; because they might not actually have the production capacity. I've no idea of their factories capacity but it may be at 100% and their research shows that this is not something they can make big bucks out of.

    They appear, to me, to be a company with product range larger than necessary. They just might not have the capacity.
  18. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    There is a company , operating out of Romania I believe , that supplies a kit that has many genuine factory RFR parts for the 690 in it to turn it into a Rally replica . Makes it a very expensive bike with still most of the stock 690 issues (crap set up suspension etc ) to still be dealt with though . https://kit690.com/shop/kit690/
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  19. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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    I do like their kits with all the factory parts.
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  20. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    A good mate put a kit690 on his 690.
    Apart from the cost to get it here, was ok. Just.
    The carbon bashplate fell to bits after being hit by central Australian stones and rocks, leaving the fuel pumps and plastic fittings exposed .
    Not a great design. Looked cool though.

    The latter HARD kits, made here, was actually better designed and far more durable in real outback conditions, and used the factory rally screen
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