The official end for me

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by BAZZA614, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. BAZZA614

    BAZZA614 Member

    Well after owning a motorised bike for 2 years starting this hobby at the age of 12, my motorised bike is gone after selling it. recent change in NSW laws banning all petrol bikes completely weather you have 200 watt petrol motor or not ( being the law before the change that the engine was legal if it put out a maximum of 200 watts) this new law is taking effect on October 1st banning all petrol bikes. I sold my pride and passion after putting in a back breaking weekend to fix my motorised bike so the bike frame was safe to have a motor on it. brand new bolts, engine mounts , brake pads back and front to get the bike into an alright condition. the motor ran like it was new . Motorised bikes have taught me a hell of lot of things like of road safety ( but I was always was as safe as possible when riding the bike right from the start having very bright lights even though I Never Ever rode at night). Between many (let me just repeat many again) trials and errors trying to get the bike to a reliable state (because these Chinese engines come with an unreliable reputation) the motorised bike has taught me how the basic 2 stroke engine works it has taught me how to accurately trouble shoot and how to repair/replace parts. They have taught me one last thing - that all good things come to a end.
    -bazz
     

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    sorry to hear that, but those skills will last you a lifetime
     
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  3. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    when one door closes look for an open door
     
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  4. Imthegrt1

    Imthegrt1 Member

    Can't let it keep you down time to think outside the box.
     
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  5. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Like more than just a few of us, more and more citizens of Australia are looking at potential options to leave Australia, and in some cases never to come back, due to the oppressive laws and regulations being placed on peoples lives.

    The last i heard was that 100,000 people are leaving Australia each year to start new a new life somewhere else.
    That's a heck of a lot of people leaving a country that's supposed to be the """lucky country""".
     
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  6. BAZZA614

    BAZZA614 Member

    Crassus I'm wanting to leave school and start apprenticeship when I'm 16 and even though cars are have a 4 stroke cycle these 2 strokes bikes taught me more then if I had my head stuck in a book on mechanics. So I couldn't agree with you more.
     
  7. BAZZA614

    BAZZA614 Member

    Jaguar and Imthegrt1 I have had a few ideas but they wouldn't work out unfortunately but I'll keep trying :)
     
  8. BAZZA614

    BAZZA614 Member

    And Fabian it's so true as to what you said. its sad how this "lucky country" is getting so strict with things it shouldn't be, it's becoming a joke I mean what's next banning ride on mowers? imagine that every time you mowed your law you would be committing a ridiculous crime . I love australia and I'm greatful that I was born and so far been raised in Australia but if Australia keeps going down the path it's going down my opinion will change
    -Bazz
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2014
  9. jhammondcpa

    jhammondcpa Active Member

    I started my project this spring without any knowledge of the governing rules of operation on our public roads. However, I soon learned that the bike needed to be registered, tagged and insured. I was inconvenienced but not discouraged but the additional costs and requirements to ride on the streets. The fun related to the building process, the excitement of riding and the constant praise from strangers when the see the bike and can ask questions are worth all of the work and the extra costs!
     
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  10. If legal, consider an electric bike. I understand that Australians want great range, and e-bikes are shunned due to range limitations. Perhaps you could streeeeeeeeeeech the rules a bit and use a gas powered generator, on a trailer. to keep the battery charged. :)
     
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  11. BAZZA614

    BAZZA614 Member

    Jhammondcpa when I started my motorised bike build as like you I didn't know these bikes were illegal when I found out they were classed as a motorbike a were not to be used on the road unless the motor only put out 200 watts of power, I almost jumped out of my seat (then I got the 200 watt restrictor kit to make it legal) enjoy the riding your motorised bike.
     
  12. BAZZA614

    BAZZA614 Member

    Motorbikemike45 - great idea as long has the electric motor doesn't put out any more then 200 watts it's perfectly legal. i think your on to somthing there motorbike mike
     
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  13. 805gregg

    805gregg New Member

    That means even more taxes on the ones still there, can't you just change the Gov. or the laws instead of leaving? If not come to the USA, we are more free here
     
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  14. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Things are geting very, very close to your comment.
    It won't be long (in Australia) before you have to sit a test at Vicroads (DMV)to get a ride-on-mower licence, and the police will be using step ladders to look over your fence; pointing a radar/laser gun to hit you up with a ticket for exceeding 5 kilometers per hour (3mph) when operating your ride-on-mower.



    Just wait till you try and start a small business in Australia.
    Your opinion (about the so called """lucky country""") will change overnight.
     
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  15. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    People have tried that, but it doesn't matter what kind of government we have in Australia, they keep making life more and more difficult for the ordinary man; making the laws ever more restrictive and ever more invasive on your everyday life.
     
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  16. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    I don't know about more free, more "free" maybe. at least we've still got most of our guns to fall back on
     
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  17. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    and that's your only saving grace. Going by the Australian experiment where the government successfully took away the right for people to own guns that could provide a meaningful level of resistance to a tyrannical government, i most strongly suggest to the good citizens of America,,, never, and i mean "NEVER", let the government take away your right to own fully automatic weapons, with large capacity magazines, because in the not too distant future, your life and the protection of your family may very well depend upon it.
     
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