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Sell three bikes to buy one?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by tHEtREV, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    I think most of the Rev's bikes are unregistered/off road only, but in QLD for road rego/CTP insurance it's half the cost if you rego the bike as single seat/no pillion only.

    It's an honour system and as long as you remove the pillion pegs it seems the local constabulary turns a blind eye to leaving the full seat on the bike - as long as they don't catch you carrying a pillion, that is. :-)
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  2. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    the rules changed in QLD some time ago, you only have to have a seat 500mm or less, Just covering with ie seat cowl not allowed. And the footpegs are supposed not just be removed, but made so they cant be put back on, ie remove the actual mounting point or disable it on the frame

    its not gettig caught with a pillion thats your issue, its if you have an accident when shit will get real
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  3. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    $300 rego, $300 insurance. Just clean them and never ride them. LOL.
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  4. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    Are you sure about that? I don't remember anything like that on the form the last two bikes I changed to single seat.
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  5. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  6. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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  7. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    i thought about 3 years ago

    you know, part of the conspiracy to take all our liberties away

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  8. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Haven't seen a shortened seat for single seat rego purposes in years. If the exhaust mounts onto the rear foot peg mount then it does not have to be removed. All my bikes have been single seat rego and all that has been removed was the pillion pegs by the bike shops. Will only cause a problem if you are carrying a pillion on a single seat rego bike.
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  9. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    Also use to need a compliance plate but that has been discontinued to.
    This was discussed on here a few years ago.
    My 1190R was delivered as dual seat registered but I filled the form out for single seat and submitted it with no inspection.
    I have purchased my last two new motorcycles as single seat, both were delivered with the pillion pegs still attached and no alteration to the seat.
    I think like @farqhuar said, it's an honor system, so don't get caught with a pillion on a single seat registered bike, or worse be involved in an accident with a pillion.
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  10. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    Correct. At the moment I only have the KLE registered, the others only get used at ride parks or organised trail rides so rego isn't needed. But the next bike I get will be getting regoed.
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  11. JasonEdward

    JasonEdward n00b

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    I'd like to ride a KLE. Not many around that aren't wrecks. Nice!
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  12. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Yah gotta be the right size to fit a KLE500. I almost bought one from a fellow inmate about 10 years back but the ergos just didn't work for me.

    I'm shy of 180cm, however, I found I had to sit way back on the seat (i.e. on the pillion section of the seat) just to be comfortable. It is a really cramped seating position.

    Wonderful bike, if only .....
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  13. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    I like it but the lack of bigger fuel tank sucks. An extra 10l would be nice.
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  14. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    I remember riding one when they were originally released - as a lighter option to the 87 transalp I was riding they looked good on paper. By the time 500 cc bikes qualified for cheaper rego , the fuel range was the only thing stopping me buying one.

    Nowadays....I'll take a smooth single with decent fuel range and suspension, thanks.
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  15. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Pity is, not enough were sold for acerbis et al to make a tank. I always figured the KLE was a good idea that fell short. Same at the 650 Versys. Victims of being sensible, logical.
    Reality is there are far more enticing bikes out there for those that can only afford one registered bike. If you can afford more than one, they're even less enticing.
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  16. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    They came standard as wrecks.





    :hide
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  17. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Where do you get the smooth big bore single ?

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    0405canvet Long timer Supporter

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    701 of course! Bit too fast for you!
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  19. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    we must have different def of smooth, it may be smooth in a narrow rev range but thats it, at a stretch
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  20. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    I got the last new one :kat

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