Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Zebee Johnstone, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. CTP set to rise....


    (give 'em lots of clicks to that story, they count these things)

    I did a test - my innerish metro Sydney 1200 could cost me $800 to
    register in October. $800 3rd party. OK it's not a light bike but
    it's not as if bikes are *making* 3rd party claims.

    The MCC is discussing the problem.

    Which reminds me: Mondays are hard for me, aus.moto needs a rep at the
    MCC meetings.

    You need to be someone who can make Monday night once a month in
    Gladesville, be interested in motorcycle safety and other motorcycle
    issues, be willing to report to aus.moto and take concerns back to the
    MCC, and preferably be willing to get involved in the work the MCC is

    Zebee Johnstone, Jun 26, 2010
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  2. Zebee Johnstone

    CrazyCam Guest

    Bloody 'ell!

    ....and it's not even a BIG bike by modern standards.

    Wonder what the 2300cc Triumphs will cost?
    Reminds me of the story about a large hole suddenly appearing in the
    middle of an Edinburgh main street, the report said that police were
    looking into it, and the newspaper had a picture of a couple of cops
    doing just that.

    CrazyCam, Jun 26, 2010
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  3. In aus.motorcycles on Sat, 26 Jun 2010 10:05:19 +1000
    Gave me a shock. Seemed to be purely based on postcode, not points or
    other insurance.

    Might also be I'm not an old enough fart...

    I encourage others to try the maa.gov.au greenslip calculator with a
    date of 30/10/2010 and see what they get.

    Zebee Johnstone, Jun 26, 2010
  4. In aus.motorcycles on Sat, 26 Jun 2010 00:16:27 +0000 (UTC)


    here's what I get:

    AAMI $881.78
    Allianz $704.00
    CIC-Allianz $869.00
    GIO $553.59
    NRMA $674.43
    QBE $842.00
    Zurich $879.00

    The lowest quote is still $180 more than I paid in May this year.

    (And isn't it odd that NRMA is the 2nd lowest? Just what is going on

    here's the real bastard... Same thing all data including capacity the
    same, but it's a car:

    AAMI $461.75
    Allianz $461.00
    CIC-Allianz $489.00
    GIO $433.53
    NRMA $472.42
    QBE $452.00
    Zurich $456.00

    The answer of course is the new compulsory levy for total disablement
    payments. Now... who do you think has more chance of being
    permanently disabled by someone else's actions? Car owner or
    motorcycle owner? And who do you think is more likely to be the one
    who caused that disablement, car owner or motorcycle owner?

    But who is having to pay?

    The state government is a mob of self serving bastards who couldn't
    run a boozeup in a brewery if you brought your own glass, but
    individual MPs are still hoping to stay in long enough to get their
    super. So write to your sitting member and tell them just what you
    think of this.

    Zebee Johnstone, Jun 26, 2010
  5. This is getting silly. I'd really like to help out but I've gotta
    concentrate on job changes. Maybe later. Let me know if there is
    somewhere I can help though.
    Kevin Gleeson, Jun 26, 2010

  6. This is what happens when you let a woman run the place !!
    It happened in Western Australia, Northern Territory, A.C.T. Victoria,
    Queensland and now New South Wales
    They run the place down to suit their own personal wants.
    George W Frost, Jun 26, 2010
  7. Zebee Johnstone

    Andrew Guest

    Hypothetically (since I don't actually live in Sydney), my 2008 Kawasaki
    Z750 would cost:

    AAMI $684.97
    Allianz $547.00
    CIC-Allianz $675.00
    GIO $378.26
    NRMA $523.88
    QBE $628.00
    Zurich $683.00

    The last renewal I paid here in the ACT was $403.70 for the CTP
    component. That GIO quote looks like a bargain.
    Andrew, Jun 26, 2010
  8. Zebee Johnstone

    CrazyCam Guest

    Zebee Johnstone wrote:

    Hi Zebee.

    I notice that you haven't quoted the numbers on a 180 cc, stinky smelly
    two-stroke scooter, which should, AFAIK, go down a bit in price.

    Have you still got that beastie?

    If you have, I'd still like to hear if you are ever of a mind to sell it.

    If you want to start an arguement, you'll have to say something else....

    Can any of the incumbent lot actually read?

    I thought the labour party had gotten rid of the "educated" ones ages
    ago...... kinda like Pol Pot.

    CrazyCam, Jun 26, 2010
  9. Zebee Johnstone

    F Murtz Guest

    That is very strange, QBE has always been cheapest for me.(well over
    $100 less than others.)
    F Murtz, Jun 26, 2010
  10. Zebee Johnstone

    CrazyCam Guest

    What was the real capacity of the Honda SL230?

    That would be a good thing if it were under 225cc.

    CrazyCam, Jun 26, 2010
  11. In aus.motorcycles on Sat, 26 Jun 2010 16:43:49 +1000
    I do, although it blew up, got fixed, and blew up 5km later... the
    shop which did the rebuild have it again waiting for a crank bearing
    that will maybe do 10km before self destructing.
    YOu'll be first in line. DO you care if it's actually going? :)

    I'm hoping to have it back so the Noggie doesn't rack up so many
    commuting miles.

    I suppose if I bought a 450 Motard and lowered it and added some kind
    of small rack and a fitting for my little tankbag....

    Zebee Johnstone, Jun 26, 2010
  12. Zebee Johnstone

    CrazyCam Guest

    CrazyCam wrote:

    Hmm, answering my own question, I just checked on the honda web site,
    and the SL230 is, in fact, 223 cc.

    Hmmm, wonder if I can find one cheap before it's own finds out it is a
    bargain for Green Slips?

    CrazyCam, Jun 26, 2010
  13. Zebee Johnstone

    CrazyCam Guest

    Oh! :-(
    Well, yes and no.

    If I can buy the non-goer VERY cheap, I am easily tempted.

    A going concern, is, naturally, worth more money and would depend on my
    finances at the time.

    Who is doing the work on it, anyway?

    If Craig, of MMT, couldn't get a single cylinder two-stroke to sit up
    and beg, I'd be very surprised indeed.
    Fair goes, a Noggie just doesn't spring to mind as a commuter bike.

    It's enormous!
    <insert puzzled look her> Why?

    If you really want some stupidly quick beastie, capable of mixing with
    the sports bikes, right up until they exceed 180 kph, I have a Street
    Triple that you might be interested in.

    CrazyCam, Jun 26, 2010
  14. Zebee Johnstone

    CrazyCam Guest

    Hi Gerry.

    Aye, I know fine what it is, and, if you are happy with it, that's just
    fine by me.

    I looked at the Super Sherpa myself, quite seriously, a couple or so
    years ago, and it was well within the parameters of what I wanted, but,
    as things turned out, I didn't get one.

    Now, though, while it probably isn't a big enough issue to sell the
    bike, an SL230, at 223cc, suddenly looks a better deal in NSW.

    CrazyCam, Jun 26, 2010
  15. In aus.motorcycles on Sat, 26 Jun 2010 17:46:40 +1000
    Close motorcycles, the bod there used to race them.
    You'd be surprised. It's a surprisingly good lanesplitter.

    They do look rather cute. But aren't weird enough for me. I have
    realised that I just don't do "normal motorcycle".

    Zebee Johnstone, Jun 26, 2010
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    alx Guest

    Some CTP insurers can even afford to throw in coverage for the at-
    fault driver.

    I recently received a renewal quote for a car and bike from the same
    insurer. Around the same dollar price in renewal but... guess which
    one does NOT include driver coverage? I guess because one does not
    drive a motorcycle. Yet more evidence of bike riders getting a raw

    By all means use the Greenslip MAA calculator and then also fish
    around for some quotes from providers that do not appear on that

    A certain "enthusiasts" insurer turned up as 20% cheaper again than
    the cheapest MAA quote.
    alx, Jun 26, 2010
  17. Zebee Johnstone

    hippo Guest

    Stuff it.... jovial riders probably suffer less stress anyway!
    hippo, Jun 27, 2010
  18. Zebee Johnstone

    hippo Guest

    or a verifiable out of town address perhaps?
    hippo, Jun 27, 2010
  19. Zebee Johnstone

    theo Guest

    theo, Jun 27, 2010
  20. Zebee Johnstone

    hippo Guest

    Well, Hippo, as much as I have been known to be jovial on the rare
    occasion, most of the time people who think they know me, nudge each
    other conspiratorially, and whisper "He suffers from PTSD you know.
    Whatever you do, don't mention the war!"


    Onya bike


    Friends of mine asked if now that I had a proper road bike again as well
    as the Postie, was I going to start riding socially? I of course replied
    that I'd probably just keep riding a bit anti-socially like normal....
    hippo, Jun 27, 2010
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