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Old 14 Dec 2016
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Smile HU Queensland is back from Sep 21-24, 2017!

We're back! #HUQueensland17 is happening at the Outlook in Boonah.

Helen Black is the local host for this event, ably assisted by Scott McMurtrie (returned from his travels with stories to tell!), John Harpour, Grant Nelson, Julie McCarthy and many others! Shane Kuhl remains in a key advisory role!

Online registration is open now, with super early bird rates until 31 Jan!

Here's some pics from the 2015 event!

Camping with a view at HU Queensland 2015.

Perusing the schedule at HU Queensland 2015 - spoiled for choice!

Great place for conversations around the fire pit at HU Queensland 2015.

Peter Forwood enjoying dinner at HU Queensland 2015.

Peter 'The Bear' Thoeming in conversation at HU Queensland 2015.

Bikes lined up at HU Queensland 2015.

Jacqui Kennedy (ScooterGal) at HU Queensland 2015.
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Smile Online registration is open for HU Queensland 2017!

All the details and sign up here!
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Fantastic to hear Susan, all going well my son Robert and I will be there this year and hopefully his wife Ellen will be riding in as well with us. It's marked in the calendar so fingers crossed we should make it there.

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Aussie Help Needed

I need help from someone who lives in Queensland getting duplicate papers for my motorbike. I bought my 2012 Suzuki DL 650A V-Strom from Patrick and Belinda Peck two years ago in March 2015 when they were in Santiago, Chile.

I need to get duplicate documents for this because I had an accident in Ecuador and the papers were lost. I spent over a year in hospitals there and in the US having four operations. I am now in Costa Rica, where I am living, but cannot register it here without any papers.

The only thing that I have is a photo of the Bill of Sale that Patrick and I both signed after I paid him. Unfortunately, Australia does not have an embassy here, nor next door in Panama. so I cannot go to them.

I can send you the photo of the Bill of Sale, but I really need papers so that I can register it here in Costa Rica.

Thanks for your help,
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Hi Motomon

Here is a link to the states transport website;


I would suggest contacting them online in the first instance or ringing them directly. Australia's transport regulatory agencies can be somewhat difficult to deal with sadly.

When they sold the bike to you they should have sent the notice of disposal to Queensland Transport. This should note you as the buyer and it will note your full details (ie date of birth, full name and address, drivers licence number). If this is the case they should be able to supply you with a copy of the notice of transfer which should show the previous owners and that the registration is pending being transferred to you.

I would guarantee the embassy would be unable to assist you - we find it hard enough at the actual department.

If, and I hate to be the bearer of non inspiring new, if you can arrange a copy I am happy to collect it from the department if you arrange it with them and I will forward it to you.

The biggest issue you will face is proving who you are to them without being here.

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Help Needed to Contact Patrick Peck

If anyone in Queensland or anywhere else knows how to get in contact with Patrick or Belinda Peck, I urgently need their help.

I bought their 2012 Suzuki V-Strom when they were in Santiago, Chile. I subsequently rode it around South America then had a bad accident in Eucuador. I spent a year in hospitals there and the US getting four operations.
I then returned to Ecuador, had the bike fixed and rode and shipped it to here in Costa Rica where I am now. Unfortunately, the original papers were lost, but I was able to cross borders with the photocopy of the Bill of Sale.
I now want to register it and pay the horrendous taxes here in Costa Rica. I am told that I must have original documents to do this. I contacted the Queensland, Australian authorities to get copies, but they tell me that it was never transferred to my name, nor is it even in Patrick's name. Since he bought it from another Australian, it was probably never transferred to his name.
I tried to look up his phone number, but he must have moved and could not find a number for him. I have written to him at his Horizons Unlimited contact, but have little confidence that he will see my message and respond.

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