Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

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

  1. Homer GSA

    Homer GSA R1200GSA 2008

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    Ha ha. My son said the same thing lol...
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  2. JBtourer

    JBtourer Long timer

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    You got his and hers pair didntya.:-)
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  3. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Four for the price of two :-)
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  4. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff Supporter

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    I bought these plates around 1998 when my NT rego ran out after moving to Qld from Darwin. My NT plates were 294 (which I still have) and I wanted something similar if possible. Personalised plates then were around $275.00, with older series black background alpha/numeric plates still available for $110.00 no more to pay, but the first letter had to start with N, O, or P. So I ended up what you see here. They have been on five vehicles so far. Hopefully the next one will be a Porsche, although I may be dreaming a bit there.
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  5. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Is not weird. You've got dementia and just forgot the first visit.
    You'll soon realise when you collect two identical bikes next week.....
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  6. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Just a tip.....stick with the high undies!:D
    Pro tip...test drive a Kia Stinger,very impressive bit of kit
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  7. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff Supporter

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    I've had the N line since early in the year...very impressed with it. The time and money Hyundai spent at the Nurburgring, sorting out the handling has been well worth it.

    I've wanted an air cooled Porsche since the first time I saw a 356, sometime in the late 50's or early 60's, but lately, since the 993 (the last air cooled Porsche) is getting a bit old now have lowered my sights a bit and would be OK with a Cayman.

    Yes, the Stinger is an absolute weapon, but for the same reason I still ride an airhead BMW, I would go for an old Porsche if given the choice.
  8. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    The Korean Aston Martin.
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  9. gavmac

    gavmac Long timer

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    Qld traffic police have a fair few Stingers, both marked & unmarked!
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  10. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Pretty fast for the price.
    It’s hard to outrun the radio.
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  11. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer Supporter

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    300 000 km per second......tricky.
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  12. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Those Stingers are quick and I am a Scorpio.

    If the disco lights come on I stop and discuss the day, then take my medicine.
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  13. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    You blokes need some of this..
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  14. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  15. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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  16. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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  17. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    Yes, I always reckoned you to be a man of refinement (not crude oil. geddit?) but since I didn't want to start yet another 'discussion' about oils, I actually posted a pic of something used to get the smell of oil (and bullshit) off one's body. So you don't have to get your reading glasses, I've enlarged the relevant label.
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  18. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Mate I’m more one to try and minimise

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  19. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    Conditioner as well?

    Hand in your man card...
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  20. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    Advice needed.
    I want to power up a shed for lighting and a few single phase outlets to run a grinder, bench drill, small lathe...... ( not all at once ). Do I go full off-grid solar or just buy a 8kVa diesel generator and have a few solar powered lights for those times when I just need to duck in and out?
    Seems full solar is going to be around 6k and a genset about 3k.
    Mains power not an option at this stage.