Help from someone somewhere else in Australia

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Young-Gun, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Young-Gun

    Young-Gun KTM Tragic

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    We've all found ourselves looking through Gumtree or eBay and spotted a bike or bike part on the other side of the country and really want to buy it but don't want to make an un-informed decision based on a random stranger on the internet who just wants your money... BUT you don't have anyone to call on to go check it out before you buy it. What if you then decide to pull the trigger and now need a way of collecting/shipping it... arrgh logistics!!

    How about a list of inmates who might be willing to help out (only if convenient) on occasion with such things... you PM the person who's the local Adv'er and if they're able to, they lend a hand.

    PM me or reply to the thread with the area you're in/able to help in and I'll add your username to this first post.

    Below are those who might be able to help, your username won't be listed in this post unless you have given your expressed consent:

    ACT
    General ACT > BergDonk (might be able to help at a stretch)

    NSW

    Lismore/Ballina > buggalugs

    Hunter Valley > Rider 101

    Coffs Harbour > shedmarket (travel between Iluka/Yamba and Port Macquarie regularly - have crane truck, trailer, ute)
    Coffs Harbour > Maso (travel between Iluka/Yamba and Port Macquarie regularly - have crane truck, trailer, ute)

    Port Macquarie > Colonial Mick (up to Cumbucter West)

    Forster (Nabiac to Taree) > @lopealong (happy to help where possible)

    Newcastle/Coolongolook > Freshshaved (Ute, Trailer, Workshop - Happy to look at shit, pick up breakdowns and put inmates up. Mate freight is great, mate)
    Newcastle/Lower Hunter > SplasheCola (always keen to help an inmate)
    Newcastle > @mr bones (Ute, straps and ramp available)

    Sydney > backtodirt (has trailer)
    Sydney (Upper North Shore) > fallingoff
    Sydney (15km radius of Olympic Park) > Russ
    Sydney (North) > dirtsurfer (has ute)

    Blue Mountains > live4daride
    Blue Mountains > Ockrocket (Outer West of Sydney, foot of the Blue Mountains (Windsor), happy to travel an hour or so to look at/pick up and send stuff if time permits.. just don't ask me to go down in to Shitney, I hate the place)

    Albury > Turborob (has trailer and some shed space)

    Jindabyne (Snowy Mountains) > rowdy_im
    Jindabyne (Snowy Mountains) > Woody2627

    Wagga Wagga to Deniliquin > enookway
    Yass > hunter_greyghost

    Monaro area > BergDonk (Shed and trailer)

    NT
    Darwin > BIGCOD
    Darwin > podge NT

    QLD
    Brisbane (North) > Young-Gun
    Brisbane (North West) > mickd
    Brisbane (West) > tHEtREV
    Brisbane (South) > Rick001
    Brisbane (South) > ozphotog (Logan City)
    Brisbane (far South - Jimboomba/Beaudesert) > tHEtREV

    Gold Coast > griffo1962

    Sunshine Coast > panhead_pete
    Sunshine Coast > b0mb3r (can help with trailer)
    Sunshine Coast > ditchwitch650

    Hervey Bay > 2upAussie990 (storage available)

    Bundaberg > What's his Face

    Cairns > Checkmate3 (workshop & short term storage)

    Yeppoon/Rockhampton > arunta dreama

    Ipswich > MymoJoe

    Toowoomba (Darling Downs) > Boneman660 (has trailer)

    Western QLD (Bollon, St George, Cunnamulla) > cashelvale (Mark), happy to help

    SA
    Adelaide > 3legs (particularly sidecars)
    Adelaide > rabrd001
    Adelaide > Sundowner (mechanical/accident/recovery assistance plus happy to help with bike inspections and freight help)

    TAS
    Hobart > jackafrica (retired - can help most times)

    Northern Tassie > Tanami (limited technical but happy to help

    VIC
    Gippsland > BOOTLACE

    Melbourne (CBD) > braaap! (5mins from CBD - truck and workshop available)
    Melbourne (North, East South) > PiJiL (ex bike mechanic, can also help with transport)
    Melbourne (West) > rookie#1 (Bacchus Marsh)

    Kennedy's Creek (western end of Great Ocean Road) > prestonpaul (parking & shed space, tools and trailer)

    Wodonga > Turborob (has trailer and some shed space)

    Beechworth > @fnatic (trailer, straps and ramps, happy to assist fallen comrades)

    WA

    Perth (& surrounds) > Pete640 (shiftworker)
    Perth (North) > rossguzzi
    Perth (South) > bully1 (as far south as Mandurah)
    Perth (South) > Tenerrod (South of Perth, north of Bunbury)


    Kalgoorlie > Squily (most of the time)
    Esperance > Squily (some weekends)
    Nullarbor and Goldfields > Squily (on arrangement)

    Tom Price > PilbaraWanderer



    Also....

    Another thing is maybe even list planned road trips giving origin and destination and travel dates in case people want an affordable way of transporting something fiddly. This can sometimes be frowned upon for home security reasons where inmates don't want others to know when their homes will be uninhabited for days or weeks. If you choose to share this information, please be mindful that all posts on this site are open to the general public.
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  2. panhead_pete

    panhead_pete Gone riding

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    Sunny Coast - panhead_pete but Im away 12 days outa 21.
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  3. bully1

    bully1 Long timer

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    A couple of years ago I was looking at buying a BMW outfit in Adelaide, I PM'd Alex ( 3legs ) and asked if he would look at the rig, He went and had a look , contacted me and we went from there.

    I flew over to pick it up and went and met him, had a few scotches then rode the bike back to WA.

    I had never met Alex beforehand and only had a couple of drinks with him, however, what he did for me will never be forgotten.

    Put me down for WA if you like, Perth to Mandurah ( WA is a bloody big place )
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  4. Reefdog

    Reefdog Long timer

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    put me down for the UAE :poser
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  5. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    I have had a few inmates across the country help me over the years. I won't name them here.

    The most recent was a very helpful fella in the NT;)

    Put me on the list for Ipswich area.
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  6. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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    I'm in the Gippsland, Vic. If I can help, I'd be happy to.
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  7. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    put me down mate
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  8. BIGCOD

    BIGCOD the desert ninja

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    :thumb This is a great idea for a thread and will be very useful to a lot of members!! No one comes up to the NT to buy anything as its so bloody expensive!!! But there are ppl here who'd help if required.....
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  9. Young-Gun

    Young-Gun KTM Tragic

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    Thanks mate :D ... might you be one such person?
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  10. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    put me down to. Have trailer so might be able to help there to
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  11. BIGCOD

    BIGCOD the desert ninja

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    yeah id help if able too. There are other "helpful" people up here too so im sure we could sort something out :freaky
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  12. podge NT

    podge NT Podge NT

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    If Big Cod doesn't I will
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  13. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Good idea. I can help out with Perth and north (a bit)

    On the Aprilia forum I had a guy in UK help me with storing a bike crate at his house and a bed when I shipped my bike there for a 8 week ride. This is one of the best features of internet IMHO.

    Another idea on AF1 forum (aprilia) is if you have a bed and shed for travelers. 'Stay At My Place'
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  14. backtodirt

    backtodirt Been here awhile

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    great idea, chuck me on for sydney (big place and a lot of bikes for sale here.....may be in for a full time job!) I am no mechanic but can detect when a bike is not as it says in an ad. Also have a trailer so may be able to help there too!
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  15. Pete640

    Pete640 Long timer

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    Ive met some truly great people on this forum as well. Im happy to help out in Perth and surrounds if required and around shift work
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  16. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    Count me in. Upper Hunter NSW ( and maybe a bit of the Lower Hunter as well )
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  17. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    I can do Brisbanes western suburbs, Jimboomba and Beaudesert.

    Can also pick bikes up and store them.
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  18. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    I can do Adelaide suburbs especially if it involves sidecars.

    3legs
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  19. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    Yeh falling off Sydney's
    Upper nth shore.
    Cheers
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  20. boneman660

    boneman660 Try Hard

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    Ryan,

    I've had so many people do the right thing by me from ADVrider. List me for Qld, Toowoomba/Darling Downs. Have a trailer if that helps. Good on you for doing this! Boneman :freaky
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