Why the 2nd hand bike shortage in shops?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Blakduk, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    It's just a pity the knobs in there don't seem interested in selling stuff. I went in recently with the intention of buying a riding suit. No one could be bothered getting off their arse to see what I needed, so I walked out. I'll buy online.
  2. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    Yep , the experience at Brisons is pretty poor these days , They had one good employee who busted out about a month ago , not sure where Kev has gone , but it has left Brisons without a decent customer service person on their staff from my experience .
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  3. TheBear

    TheBear Been here awhile

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    What I'm hearing now is that there is a container shortage... maybe they're all stuck on the Ever Given...
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  4. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Wasn’t that long ago there was a bulk freighter drifting out the front of Kingscliff - it was heading for Newcastle. IF the current was pushing hard that’s a 4 day drift.

    Been a freight bottle neck for honks now.
  5. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Long timer

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    Rumour on the street is Nev has been very recently sniffing around the streets of Brisbane buying up second hand bikes
  6. wozzamatta

    wozzamatta Is it new bike time yet

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    Acording to the Yamaha head honch there are a lot of Yamaha bikes on the Ever Green, he was explaining the shortage of Yamaha's to the English press.
  7. TheBear

    TheBear Been here awhile

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    They will seize on anything, won't they? "Oh we couldn't paint them, there's a worldwide shortage of blue paint."
  8. david61

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

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    Even the quickest Google search will tell you it was sailing from CHINA to Rotterdam, when it got stuck.
    So most Yammie's are made in China then......?
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  9. wozzamatta

    wozzamatta Is it new bike time yet

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  10. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    You know... it’s obvious ffs

    Where else is the black hole our semiconductors are disappearing into?


    [​IMG]
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  11. david61

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

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    Well, more Googling, this is apparently the ships usual trade route, which it had completed multiple times before. Not fussed about what Yamaha/Ducati claim, merely pointing out where the ship starts and finishes.
    Not too many Japanese or Italian ports there.....

    Schematic diagram of Evergreen CES navigation route. | Download Scientific Diagram (researchgate.net)

    Side note, the article you posted says the ship name as "Evergiven", it was Evergreen that got stuck. Plus, while waiting to go through the canal, it charted a giant cock and balls in the Red Sea. Lol.
    Schematic-diagram-of-Evergreen-CES-navigation-route.png
  12. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    It's my understanding David that the Ever Given is the name of the ship operated by the Evergreen shipping line.

    The Netherlands is the European Headquarters for Yamaha, so it makes sense that the Ever Given may have been transporting Yamaha parts and components, manufactured in Taiwan or China, to Rotterdam. I don't know about Ducati though
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  13. david61

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

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    Double LOL.
    Maybe the Captain had a premonition he was in trouble anyway....
    maxresdefault.jpg
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  14. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    "... did someone say; a short secondhand bike...?"

    [​IMG]
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  15. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Is that someone's idea of looking cool?

    At least he removed the training wheels. :lol3
  16. UTB

    UTB Been here awhile

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    I was puzzling over this earlier - is he risking his fingers on the uncovered belt drive? If so .....why?
  17. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    He has the hand shift lever in his left hand... look at the blue knob on the end of the shifter...
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  18. UTB

    UTB Been here awhile

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    Cheers - I had seen the blue knob but it just added to my confusion. I just googled it ...... learn something new every day..........but it looks to me like the sort of thing that may win the owner a Darwin award.
  19. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    No clutch lever to be seen, maybe you need to pop the belt onto a bigger/smaller pulley by hand....
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  20. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Could be the linkage for the cvt...

    still sfa harleys in the Harley dealership.

    And tyre man says no Dunlops till next year, apparently the yanks are holding them for domestic only.

    bonus I guess in lockdown you won’t be wearing out the rubber much.