Learner legal bikes

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Resound, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Resound

    Resound Guest

    I've been holding off on buying a bike preparatory to getting my learner's
    permit, partly because I'm about to get married and have very little cash
    but also partly because if Victoria is ditching the 260cc limit in favour of
    a power/weight limit in 2008 I'd rather have a ~400cc bike with a fatter
    torque curve that'll happily manage freeway speeds than a 250cc screamer
    even if it lacks top-end urge. A quick Google seems to indicate that this is
    still all up in the air but a couple of newspaper articles I've seen lately
    seem more certain. The VicRoads website wasn't helpful. Can anyone shed some
    light on this?
    Resound, Sep 10, 2007
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    Resound Guest

    Oops, I should have looked a bit harder. Looks like it's all happening
    mid-next year. I'll just need to wait for them to publish the list so I can
    start working out what I want to ride.
    Resound, Sep 10, 2007
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    Biggus..... Guest

    The VicRoads website wasn't helpful.

    welcome to reality
    Biggus....., Sep 10, 2007
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    CrazyCam Guest

    Dunno about the rule changes in Vic, but suggest that you go and get a
    motorbike before the wedding.

    This establishes a clear pre-nuptual right.

    Any motorcycle is better than no motorcycle.

    CrazyCam, Sep 10, 2007
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    BT Humble Guest

    Which can still be rescinded at any time, but at least you'll have had
    some fun beforehand.
    Unless it's a Harley. ;-)

    BT Humble, Sep 10, 2007
  6. Zebee Johnstone, Sep 11, 2007
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    Agreed, you also have to marry the right person. If Resound thinks now she
    will object to a motorcycle later, you'd better forget about the motorcycle
    until after the 2.4 children and the divorce.

    On the other hand Angie limits Cam to what the shed will hold, and when I
    suggested to Helen that a Norge would be a nice replacement for the Cali she
    asked what colour I was going to get.

    Theo Bekkers, Sep 11, 2007
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    Toosmoky Guest

    Just the thing to take on a HOG ride...
    Toosmoky, Sep 11, 2007
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    BT Humble Guest

    BT Humble, Sep 11, 2007
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    Did you check out the last picture on that page of it as a postie bike?

    Theo Bekkers, Sep 11, 2007
  11. In aus.motorcycles on Tue, 11 Sep 2007 09:39:32 +0800
    Perfect bike for Johnno.

    - Coopers then?
    Zebee Johnstone, Sep 11, 2007
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    Yeebok Guest

    Luclky sod ! Mine gripes about the fact that it uses a 2 foot wide chunk
    of the garage that'd normally be bare.
    Yeebok, Sep 11, 2007
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    Her car's in the garage along with the beer fridge. My ute's in the carport.
    My bike is in her shed. I don't allow vehicles in my shed. There's no bloody
    room anyway, it's only 92 sq metres.

    Shoulda built a 200 metre shed.
    Theo Bekkers, Sep 11, 2007
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    Resound Guest

    My beloved bride to be differs from me in many way. One of the ways in which
    she differs from me is that she already has a bike license. She got that
    well before getting her car license and thinks getting a bike is a damn fine
    idea. Excuse while I look smug.
    Resound, Sep 11, 2007
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    CrazyCam Guest

    Resound wrote:

    Feel free to look as smug as you please. :)

    ...and, all the best wishes for your wedding.

    I still recommend getting a bike, especially since you are planning it
    to be a kind of learning experience.

    Puting things off, so that you can get a bigger one later, always smacks
    of something that may not happen. <shrug>

    Obviously, folk see things in their own way, and I absolutely hate not
    having a motorcycle available to me, and worry about people who have
    bike licences but no bike.

    CrazyCam, Sep 11, 2007
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    But is it really wise to try and learn to ride two things at the same time?
    I hate to see regret.

    Theo Bekkers, Sep 12, 2007
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    Yeebok Guest

    Excuse me while I get jealous.

    GET THE BIKE !!!!! She'll actually like you for it, you bastard.
    Yeebok, Sep 12, 2007
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    Resound Guest

    The one of the main reasons I'm putting it off is because the list of bikes
    I'll be allowed to ride on my learners hasn't been published yet. I'll
    probably get something like a Suzuki GS450/500 but I want to be sure that,
    having bought it, I'm allowed to ride it. That and I'm currently rather
    skint. It's the getting a mortgage thing which is still new and I haven't
    adjusted yet.
    Resound, Sep 12, 2007
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    JL Guest

    The list of bikes will almost certainly be the same as the LAMs list
    from NSW which has also been adopted by Tassie (and I think SA, if
    they haven't I think it's on the cards). It only differs from the ACT
    list (who were the first to implement it btw) by having a 660cc cap
    (so you can't get a Harley for a learner bike even though most meet
    the power to weight ratio).


    JL, Sep 13, 2007
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    Resound Guest

    She also just pointed out that we really need a good selection of power
    tools on the wedding registry. I'm feeling more and more comfy with this
    commitment thing as each day passes.
    Resound, Sep 14, 2007
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