Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > Australia / New Zealand

Australia / New Zealand Topics specific to Australia and New Zealand only.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 26 Aug 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Esperance, WA
Posts: 120
found a bike yet

Know you said Queensland- but have you seen this bike that came on offer today:?

ADVrider - View Single Post - OZ Flea Market ***** PLEASE-READ THE RULES in FIRST POST ******
__________________
Squily
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 27 Aug 2012
bnicho's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 74
No problem John. Most Aussies are very welcoming to visitors to our country.

In Aus we do have the same service books system as other countries. It's by no means compulsory though, so some mechanics have to be reminded to update the books.

Cheers,
Brett.
__________________
Melbourne - Adelaide - Uluru - Great Central Road - Fremantle - Nullarbor - Adelaide - Melbourne in a $1000 Mini - May 2013. We did it!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 27 Aug 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Leicester
Posts: 28
Thanks for the link Squily, I'm really giving bike selction a lot of thought. Got to decide real soon too...... just when I think I'm there another spanner hits the works!

And, thank you too Brett for letting me know about the service books. Just got to decide which bike now .

Regards,

John
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 17 Sep 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Buying a bike in Vic - processing time

Hey guys, I've read through the entire thread and I found it extremely intriguing and informative to read!

I'd just like to find out:
1) Where can I buy a 2nd hand bike down in Melbourne and how long will it need for all the procedures to be completed for me to ride?
I'm a foreigner from Singapore and will be getting a learner's permit the day I arrive. I intend to buy maybe just a 125cc scoot for me to travel around the mornington peninsula where I'll be based most of the time during my 1-month vacation.

Hope to hear someone's expert opinion soon!!


Cheers,
Josh
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 18 Sep 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Esperance, WA
Posts: 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by ironchefsg View Post
Josh
No experts here- and besides, an ex is a has-been and s spert is a drip under pressure...


But- the guys from Melbourne would be much better to give you advice as licensing requirements differ from state to state. You can also check out Motorcycle licence & learner restrictions : VicRoads

In Vic, you have to ride a "learner approved" motorcycle which is 'power-limited'

Here in WA, you cannot ride alone on a learner's permit (someone with a full license need to be in attendance at all time) and you are limited to 250cc for your 1st year. And in orer to get a full license, you need to go for the rider-test, which is a bit of a pain as they make you do some funny things and they're quite particular- e.g. if you put a foot down on the ground whilst doing the figure-8, you fail, or if you put the "wrong" foot down when stopping at a traffic light (or both), you fail. Thus you'll probably need some lessons too (to familiarise yourself) before you can get going.

As for how fast can it be registered- over here, if it's already road-registered (i.e. 2nd hand), you can pay your money, collect the paperwork and drive off. If it's new, it all depends on how fast the dealers can do the pre-delivery service and get down to the regestration office. I had to wait three days for my Vara after it was delivered to teh dealer.

All in all IMO- get your license over there and come over on an international license if you're only going to be here a month
__________________
Squily

Last edited by Squily; 18 Sep 2012 at 00:02. Reason: spelling, spelling, spelling....
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 18 Sep 2012
bnicho's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 74
Hi,

As per above, it would be much easier to use an International Drivers Licence that has an endorsement for motorcycles.

I very much doubt you can gain a Victorian learner's permit without being a permanent resident. Even then, it would take at least a few days to study, pass the written and practical tests etc. Days that could have been spent touring!

Motorcycle licences : VicRoads

The Mornington Penninsula is not very large and is only an hour or so from central Melbourne. You can go a lot further than that in a month.

There are loads of new and used bike dealers in the Melbourne CBD around Elizabeth Street, but you will suffer a huge loss in depreciation when you resell.

It would be cheaper to rent a small car for 30 days. It may be worth exploring renting a scooter instead. Others will need to help you with that, as I'm not a bike person. I prefer my Mini Moke.

Cheers,
__________________
Melbourne - Adelaide - Uluru - Great Central Road - Fremantle - Nullarbor - Adelaide - Melbourne in a $1000 Mini - May 2013. We did it!
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 23 Oct 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Leicester
Posts: 28
Address for registration

Hi All,

I've decided on the bike and am buying it new through a dealer. I was informed that I could use a hotel address but have been advised that that is probably not such a good idea and the dealer can't register it to their address. Is there anyone out there that could help out with the use of their address to enable me to register the bike or, failing that, at least give me some definitive guidance on the best way forward. I'm getting the bike in Hervey Bay, Qld just after Christmas.

Cheers

John
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 24 Oct 2012
bnicho's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 74
Plenty of backpackers have registered cars to backpacker hostel addresses. I don't see why a bike registered to a hotel should be any different.

Put just your name and the hotel address. Leave the hotel name out of it so it sounds like a private address.

Cheers,
__________________
Melbourne - Adelaide - Uluru - Great Central Road - Fremantle - Nullarbor - Adelaide - Melbourne in a $1000 Mini - May 2013. We did it!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Australia June - October 2010 Helly Travellers Seeking Travellers 3 27 May 2010 10:39
2010 Australia - China - India - Stans - EU - UK rehanw Travellers Seeking Travellers 8 20 Apr 2010 11:07
Australia: The Scrapheap Adventure Ride 2010 Pezz_gs Motorcycle Events around the world 0 3 Feb 2010 12:20
Australia to Europe in 2010 Vince_WA Travellers Seeking Travellers 9 11 Aug 2009 13:54

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!


HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.



Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:26.