Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

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

  1. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    You got me, I was almost there
    Cheers @Warin great advice.
  2. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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  3. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    I bet her bike ran well. :1drink
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  4. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Exceptionally well. Finely tuned and well adjusted. :-)
  5. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    I didn't send the suspension to them, I rode there Jane did answer all their questions.
    The next time I was riding past I dropped in and followed up with more info and twicked a bit more.

    I know that mullet boy is a freak and nor I or anyone here will ever come close and settings are very individual for rider and bike.
    The only similarity between him and I is probably the white in my eyes.

    I always read people re-valving transforms the ride, it's night and day blah blah blah but with this bike it hasn't been my experience, I have ridden other bikes and experience is much better.

    The reason for re-valving was due to what I said before, yet after it was done I didn't notice any difference.

    I don't know, maybe I'm expecting too much, I do come from a road riding background.

    Some suspension guru relocated with his family from Qld? to Tas might go and see him if any of you can tell me who he is, I forgotten his name.

    Thanks for your input.
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  6. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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  7. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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  8. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    from Monday November 30 2020 robbo pie shop to top of jamberoo mountain will be 80kph road the whole way down from the 100kph now

    sure that is going to get policed thru there

    and just so we dont think there revenue making there is also this for nsw

    Warning signs ahead of mobile speed cameras are set to be abolished in NSW, as operational hours of 45 cars is set to triple.

    [​IMG]
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  9. JBtourer

    JBtourer Long timer

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    As justification for removing the signs they used the case of the drunken, drugged idiot that killed four kids.
    FFS. As if signs or anything else would have stopped that dope.
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  10. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    What is the point of cameras etc if you have to put signs up ahead of them.
    May as well just go and put up camera signs all over the place and no cameras.
    They got rid of signs in Qld years ago.
  11. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    well it wont bother you then as you already know

    these amused me when i lived up there
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  12. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    The idea is to get people to slow down. Fines in the mail weeks after the event don't make any difference to one's speed on the day and just piss people off when they turn up. Data suggests they make no difference to behaviour until points are getting close to a cancellation time, if then. The rights and wrongs of actual specific speed limits, or even the merits of any on the open road, is another argument.

    What's the objective, slow people down there and then because its dangerous to exceed the posted limit, or accumulate revenue?

    I few years ago I got a ticket from a Vic mobile radar, presumably in a highway patrol car. It was on the Murray Valley Highway near Tallangatta, and I was there on the day and recalled seeing a HWP come the other way. Was for 107 kph in a 100 zone. If it was dangerous, why wasn't I pulled up on the spot and given a good talking to? Did it change anything except make me less likely to visit Vicco?
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  13. Richarde1605

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    Totally agree Steve, the talking to does slow you down but sometimes the copper will let you know that he is going that way.
    Pointless sending multiple fines after they have fucked up.
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  14. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    The Monaro Highway, Cooma Canberra, has been interesting of late. One day I counted 19 HWP cars heading south, last Thu it was 7 between Cooma and Bredbo as I went up to Cbr. Presumably they're heading south to keep the Vics out. Only till tomorrow night though, should be open at midnight. And that's something we're looking forward to, on Monday our daughter will be home from Melb, having been locked down since March, and laid off back then too. 2, 3 or even 4 HWP is not unusual in ski season, and caught many out because they figured if they'd passed one, there wouldn't be another for some distance.
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  15. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff Supporter

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    Here's a real one, I think, chasing his quota.
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  16. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Speed camera proliferation.

    The main reason for more off roading these days. Eventually I think I'll have multiple dirt bikes, despite the advancing years, and some slow safe "cruiser" for the bitumen.

    Hayabusas are tricky to ride around on....
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  17. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Is that Sargent Garry Hogan ?

  18. Richarde1605

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    Some great backroads in that part of the world. Bredbo Pub is the highlight on that highway. Be safe mate, and hug your family <3
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  19. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    :dunno

    1st 1 i saw was near yelarbon :lol3:lol3
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  20. richo360

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    In their eyes, one less interstate speedster is one less potential injury or fatality I guess.
    Whos more concerned, them (Vic pollies/plod) or you?

    On the peninsula south of Melb where I live, in the last 12 months most major B (and some A) roads have had the speed limit reduced to 80 from 100 under a 'trial'. Which will stay, no doubt.
    I've a mate who was a senior plod down this way prior to his retirement. His view? The slower you go, the less likely you are to die or suffer serious injury in an accident. We all know that statement has merit.
    Whether the approach is truly driven by protecting individuals from injury and death, or the mighty dollar, is the question.
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