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    Thread: OT: Australian specific Motorcycle thread

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      11-14-2011 01:38 AM #1016
      Going to bump this for learner bike suggestions...

      I like the naked look of the Ducatti monster, so the Honda VTR250 appeals, and doesn't look too much like a lame under powered superbike with a reb bull can for an exhaust..

      Any other suggestions?? No plan to keep it long term I don't think, probably 1-2 years, and mostly as a commuter, but if I end up liking this whole motorcycling business, I'd probably move on to something like the Monster...
      Last edited by dkr; 11-14-2011 at 01:41 AM.

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      11-14-2011 02:09 AM #1017
      What sort of restrictions are there for learners over there? Go straight into this.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      11-14-2011 02:14 AM #1018
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlatino View Post
      haha, this thread was in dead last spot on page 3, about to fall of the edge forever.

      so I bought a 2011 gsxr 750, had it for 2 months now I think. >2500km on it so far, WAY eat your heart out.
      Hey just saw this. Awesome, congrats Aaron! But where are the pics? It didn't happened unless you show us the pics.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      11-14-2011 02:32 AM #1019
      Wayne, the learner restrictions are up to 660cc capacity and less than 150kw/tonne. Pretty sure that will be out on one or both counts..

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      11-14-2011 03:50 AM #1020
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      Wayne, the learner restrictions are up to 660cc capacity and less than 150kw/tonne. Pretty sure that will be out on one or both counts..
      675cc, about 500kw/tonne!

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      11-14-2011 04:17 AM #1021
      Quote Originally Posted by RichSawkins View Post
      675cc, about 500kw/tonne!
      I think the power is just a little outside of the range lol. Ok plan B then, stuff the learner's and just ride illegally. I did. Or you can buy my Honda DN-01.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      11-14-2011 06:06 AM #1022
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      Or you can buy my Honda DN-01.
      You going to pay me to ride it?? If not, get fvck..


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      05-01-2012 12:48 AM #1024
      Isn't he doing something wrong if he can't have sex with a long lasting boner?

    9. 05-01-2012 12:53 AM #1025
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Isn't he doing something wrong if he can't have sex with a long lasting boner?
      not being a doctor or nothing, but i'd imagine a boner lasting several hours/days could start to get a little... tender.... hahaha

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      05-01-2012 01:18 AM #1026
      That's what she said.

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      08-09-2012 09:53 PM #1027
      Wayne,

      You might want to be sitting down before you look at this, I think such figures cause you severe distress !

      http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...41214467_n.jpg

      Doubt you've seen such numbers on a car let alone a bike !

    12. 08-09-2012 10:39 PM #1028
      Cool, I tried to find this thread and for some reason couldn't???

      How long did it take to ride that distance? I put ~8000km on mine in the first 6 or so months, couldn't get off it.

      I am about a week or so away from buying a track bike too, really into it now. Looking at doing some club road racing next year also.

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      08-09-2012 11:05 PM #1029
      Bought it new in 2004. Recently been commuting 140km a day on it which has really racked up the Ks lately !

    14. 09-03-2012 12:43 AM #1030


      I had this CRF450 at my place minding it for a while, due to one reason or another I never got to go for a decent ride on it.

      It's getting motard wheels this week and I am going to go along to watch my mate race it. Should be very fun.

      I have been really enjoying my bike a lot the last few months. For fathers day, I got a card from my wife with $200 in it and note "the start to your savings for a track bike"

      So good news then, I have been researching zx6r track bikes now for the last few months. I think (well 99.99% sure) I'll start doing some club road racing also.

      I really love the fact that my wife likes motorcycles

    15. 09-24-2012 02:22 AM #1031
      I am going to bump this thread and keep it alive, who knows what could happen?

      So I went to Sydney Motorsport Park today, they have nice yellow garage signs now. Rode the new sectiona gain today, starting to work it out. I have been 4 times now int he last 8 or something months and the 1st time was the original track, 2nd time the "North" and the 3rd time the new extended track, so today was the extended/new track.

      It's pretty tricky and I find it hard to get the right line over and over. But then again I suck anyway.

      Met up with a mate, known each other since primary school (have been on many crazy adventures together over the years). Agreed to buy this bike from him. The price was too good to say no to. 08 model, raced by a pro for 1 season in superstock then he raced it for 2 years.

      Stoked.


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      09-24-2012 02:46 AM #1032
      Lol, you're mad Aaron. But I respect your madness, if that's possible.
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      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    17. 09-24-2012 02:58 AM #1033
      Thank you Matt.

      I'll take that as a compliment. You can't be from the Balkans and not have some mad in you.

      woops, I read what I had written, supersport (600's) not superstock (1000's).

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      09-24-2012 07:25 AM #1034
      That is awesome Aaron. Until today I have not had the balls to track bikes. I'll live precariously though you!

      Speaking of bike. A couple friend of mine came to visit is and our new baby today. I learn that they are both taking their bike license. Kinda unexpected,but so cool that I have other friends that I've known for years who now want to ride!
      Last edited by WAY; 09-24-2012 at 07:27 AM.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    19. 09-24-2012 03:52 PM #1035
      congratulations on the baby, boy or girl?

      thinking about it, I guess you have Phillip Island, yes that would take some balls. End of the day it's a ride day, not racing so you don't have to push beyond your comfort zone. I was on my now 1 year old road bike and it was $16k, I am pretty sure even just a small off would be more in $$ to repair the damage than buying a track bike.

      So I was happy to be out on the track and go home with my nice bike. Once I get the race bike I'll go for it and see what happens. I'll be happy to just qualify last and finish at any club event.

      but anyway, what I was saying is I think the ride days are safer than going for a ride on the road, unless you are just going with mates to enjoy the sun and coffee, sit around and chat.

      I had a rgv as I mentioned before, actually the same guy I am getting the bike from, his younger brother that raced proddie 250's in the early 90's I got the race glass for my rgv, but I never had the money to race it, only did a few ride days. Wish I never sold it. Ride days were something like $70 then too.....
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      09-24-2012 07:22 PM #1036
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      That is awesome Aaron. Until today I have not had the balls to track bikes. I'll live precariously though you!

      Speaking of bike. A couple friend of mine came to visit is and our new baby today. I learn that they are both taking their bike license. Kinda unexpected,but so cool that I have other friends that I've known for years who now want to ride!
      'nother friend of yours is picking up his Sport Classic this week. But he's had his license forever.
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      I am planning to keep this for awhile. I am deadly serious too.

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      09-24-2012 08:24 PM #1037
      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
      'nother friend of yours is picking up his Sport Classic this week. But he's had his license forever.
      You've come a full circle now...

    22. 09-24-2012 08:39 PM #1038
      Mark, how are you? what's a sport classic? sounds ducati or harley

    23. 09-24-2012 11:24 PM #1039
      Is it ghey to get a re-issue Paul Smart?

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      09-25-2012 12:59 AM #1040
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      Is it ghey to get a re-issue Paul Smart?
      Ythes.
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      I am planning to keep this for awhile. I am deadly serious too.

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      09-25-2012 01:02 AM #1041
      This on the other hand...

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      I am planning to keep this for awhile. I am deadly serious too.

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      09-25-2012 01:13 AM #1042
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      Is it ghey to get a re-issue Paul Smart?
      get one of these Mike



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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Stubby, Esq. View Post
      buy both, save time.

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      09-25-2012 02:04 AM #1043
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlatino View Post
      congratulations on the baby, boy or girl?

      thinking about it, I guess you have Phillip Island, yes that would take some balls. End of the day it's a ride day, not racing so you don't have to push beyond your comfort zone. I was on my now 1 year old road bike and it was $16k, I am pretty sure even just a small off would be more in $$ to repair the damage than buying a track bike.

      So I was happy to be out on the track and go home with my nice bike. Once I get the race bike I'll go for it and see what happens. I'll be happy to just qualify last and finish at any club event.

      but anyway, what I was saying is I think the ride days are safer than going for a ride on the road, unless you are just going with mates to enjoy the sun and coffee, sit around and chat.

      I had a rgv as I mentioned before, actually the same guy I am getting the bike from, his younger brother that raced proddie 250's in the early 90's I got the race glass for my rgv, but I never had the money to race it, only did a few ride days. Wish I never sold it. Ride days were something like $70 then too.....
      Thanks. Baby girl, Elizabeth, or EliWAY .

      I know what you are saying about track days being safer, but I don't trust myself. With cars, when I am on the track, I push hard and often to my limit. With bike, I am afraid I may do the same! Whereas on the road I am always conscious that there may be a car coming around the next corner so I don't push anywhere near as hard.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      09-25-2012 02:06 AM #1044
      Mark that is total hotness. Is that the actual bike you are getting? I have always liked them, but my back wouldn't hold up to it.

      Mike, yes, Paul Smith is totally gay. Not that there is anything wrong with gay if that is your inclination...
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
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      09-25-2012 02:42 AM #1045
      Wayne, not the exact bike, but same other than the wheels and the white side plates. I'll leave the wheels stock but might add the white side plates. And, yes it does have the Termis and ecu.

      My Specialized bicycles have more 'drop' than the Duc so I should be fine.

      Fingers crossed I'm riding it home tonight. I'll post a pic once I'm happy with it in a week or two.

      Thought about a Paul Smart, mainly for the Ohlins suspension front and rear, but was dissuaded by the
      gheyness of them, and the green frame. Red is faster anyway
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      I am planning to keep this for awhile. I am deadly serious too.

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      09-25-2012 10:26 AM #1046
      No point getting the Paul Smith for the suspension IMO. Why? Because there are much better handling bikes out there if that is what you are after. This one will always be a compromise in that department. Anyway, keen to see pics and hear about the riding experience of the new purchase Mark!
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    31. 09-25-2012 02:03 PM #1047
      I googled paul smith ducati, came up with fork covers? then I found the paul smart.

      Didn't think it was Paul Smith, he lives a few doors up from me and he and his wife are middle class white as they come plastic surgery addicts, oh and electrolosis?? hair removal too.

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      09-25-2012 08:20 PM #1048
      Paul Smith Ducati looks like this

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      09-25-2012 08:25 PM #1049
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      No point getting the Paul Smith for the suspension IMO. Why? Because there are much better handling bikes out there if that is what you are after. This one will always be a compromise in that department. Anyway, keen to see pics and hear about the riding experience of the new purchase Mark!
      Sorry to disagree with your illogic. Why get the JCW GP over the bogo Cooper, when there are much faster cars...! Anything with Ohlins suspension is going to be better than without, and effectively the Paul SMITH is simply my bike in a different color with Ohlins and an ugly exhaust. So I simply went aesthetics over boingers, being a male an all...
      Last edited by KGB; 09-25-2012 at 08:38 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      I am planning to keep this for awhile. I am deadly serious too.

    34. 09-25-2012 09:35 PM #1050
      Paul Smith....you're such a fvckwit Wayne, lol

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