Cruisers ahoy

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by bikerbetty, Jun 9, 2011.

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    Lars Chance Guest

    Phew! Good work.
    Lars Chance, Jun 12, 2011
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  2. Bit early for you ?
    George W Frost, Jun 12, 2011
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    Peter Guest

    If you can talk shit why cant they. ;-)

    With love!

    Peter, Jun 12, 2011
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    Nev.. Guest

    and I did! Left home at 05:15 in thick fog, by 7:30 I was on the Great
    Ocean Road between Lorne and Apollo bay watching the sun rise. Took the
    long way home and got home in time for a late lunch. A tad over 600km
    for the morning.

    Nev.., Jun 12, 2011
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    CrazyCam Guest

    On 06/11/11 5:40 PM, bikerbetty wrote:

    ...and the Guzzi importers do sillier things than that.
    Might be difficult. You'd obviously, need to try one on, but I'd be
    surprised if you find a new Nevada in any Guzzi dealership.

    Frankly, I wouldn't buy a new Nevada anyway.

    Typically, if its one of a new shipment, the dealer will ask for 15 or
    16 plus on-road costs. If the Nevada has been lounging about the
    showroom for 12 to 14 months, you should get it for just over 10 grand.

    There are second hand Nevadas which go for much less money, tend to have
    some extras attached and they aren't the kind of bike that will have
    been flogged mercilessly by its previous owner.

    Currently, there is quite a nice looking one on the U.C. website, but
    it's in Kyogle, NSW. A 2005 model, with 42,000kms, the seller is asking
    six grand, but I'd expect you could get it for well under.

    BTW, my try-on with a Rocket III, I sat on it, grabbed the bars, gave a
    mightly heave, and not a sausage happened! It sat there on its side
    stand, sniggering at me.

    CrazyCam, Jun 12, 2011
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    G-S Guest

    Well done staying upright Nev!

    G-S, Jun 12, 2011
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    Les Guest

    Sorry Nev... you need urgent help :p

    Les, Jun 13, 2011
  8. In one of those rare events in my life, common sense kicked in.

    Was planning a quick spin over to Scottsdale today (the long way - as
    the Sidlings is probably still contaminated with snow/ice).

    It's now midday - and 3 degrees. I'm not going anywhere.
    Peter Cremasco, Jun 13, 2011
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    Lars Chance Guest

    I agree!
    I would've *loved* to help him do that ride.
    Lars Chance, Jun 13, 2011
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    bruce Guest

    theres no point spending another $10k+ on something thats going to bend...
    and anything modern will cost a bomb... thats if you can get insurance, which
    by now will probably cost more than the bike.
    bruce, Jun 13, 2011
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    bikerbetty Guest

    Will be interesting to see what the insurance costs for the next bike....
    :) I'm not one to send in insurance claims for every little thing, so
    hopefully my next policy won't be too dreadful... :)

    bikerbetty, Jun 13, 2011
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    atec77 Guest

    Are you a betting woman ?
    atec77, Jun 13, 2011
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    bikerbetty Guest

    lol, no - the extent of my gambling is about a twice a year Lotto entry -
    and of course my Ozmoto motoGP tipping comp entry!

    bikerbetty, Jun 13, 2011
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    atec77 Guest

    The last bad smash I had a decade ago doubled my insurance rates , back
    to rating one now and it certainly buggered the pan-head at the time
    which was an unfavourable idea according to Sgio
    Prepare to be examined by Aliens

    Know what I mean ?
    atec77, Jun 13, 2011
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    bruce Guest

    I have made 1 at fault claim in 25yrs (which counts for **** all really)
    which was this year, for a pissy $2800 (wish I knew it was going to be that
    little - original quote was $5800....), and now when lookin into insurance
    on the Corolla doing it without a claim shows me $350, with 1 claim shows
    me $800..
    :) I'm not one to send in insurance claims for every little thing, so hopefully
    my next policy won't be too dreadful... :)
    bruce, Jun 13, 2011
  16. <ahem>

    Fraser Johnston, Jun 14, 2011
  17. I'm yet crash a bike on the road. I've crashed a dirtbike a few times
    and dropped my V-Strom in deep sand but other than that <touches wood>.

    Fraser Johnston, Jun 14, 2011
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    atec77 Guest

    atec77, Jun 14, 2011
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    bikerbetty Guest

    bikerbetty, Jun 14, 2011
  20. Nope. Read my review it should be in the archives. But I do get tired
    of hearing about you crashing because you come across as quite a nice

    Fraser Johnston, Jun 15, 2011
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