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General Discussion / Re: Who's smarter
« on: November 21, 2020, 08:51:52 PM »
  Probably not the right room to find piss ants who don't have an opinion on anything, incase his boss or wife hear about it.

General Discussion / Re: Who's smarter
« on: November 20, 2020, 07:10:17 PM »
  A lot of this risk assessment stuff and heaps of other bullshit started around the same time as Work Cover became self funding. They They had to find more ways to raise money, the problem is that the employers have to fund all of this crap and production slows as a consequence.  Not a lot of winners here.

General Discussion / Re: Who's smarter
« on: November 16, 2020, 12:22:30 PM »
  Tony in my generation and maybe yours everything was more hands on, if you had a problem or something needed fixing then you had to figure out what caused the problem and how to fix it. Today most, but not all of the younger generations are not prepared to even have a look they just pay someone else to fix it for them. I realise that throw away is the modern way of doing things but I don't have to agree with it
  As far as education goes, I believe it has failed them and that it has over the last 30 odd years or more moved away from the
 3 R's into an irrelevant system offering no basic life skills, like respect, having a conversation without a phone in the hand,  being prepared to work and gain experience in the work force before moving up the ladder. Today the young ones expect to be the boss within about 12 months.
  Out of all of these the lack of respect is the biggest problem, this should be taught in the home, it also should taught in schools and sadly it seems that no longer applies.

General Discussion / Re: Who's smarter
« on: November 11, 2020, 11:15:21 AM »
This was sent to me by my grandson.

General Discussion / Who's smarter
« on: November 10, 2020, 06:50:21 PM »
If you think you are smarter than the previous generation... 50 years ago the owners manual of a car showed you how to adjust the valves.   Today it warns you not to drink the contents of the battery.


General Discussion / Down-sizing
« on: October 08, 2020, 08:12:20 PM »
  A mate is down-sizing and has a heap of magazines to give away I will list them below.   ( ALL  GONE  )

Two Wheels  (100s)
Classic Motorcycle  (100s)
Classic Bike       ( ? )
On Two Wheels  (about 20)
Easy Rider (Aus) and ( US )   (heaps)
Thunder Down Under     ( ? )
Oz Bike   ( ? )
Motorcycle Mechanic   (about 50)
Plus about 30 Hard Cover Motorcycle Books

 If anyone's interested just send me a PM and I'll give you his contact details.


General Discussion / Re: VMX Unlimited
« on: September 23, 2020, 09:51:58 PM »
  Hi Steve
   I haven't used them since Les sold that side of the business to, I think the blokes name was Alistair Maxwell from down the south coast area. (I may be wrong)  When Les owned the VMX Unlimited it was one of the better suppliers, sadly when they change hands that integrity isn't always there.  If he runs it as a one man operation, sometimes they can get over run and this can slow the service. anyway the members on here who have used him will let you know if this seller is  straight up or not.
  Good luck.

CZ / Re: sprockets
« on: August 19, 2020, 06:26:49 PM »
Have used both of the sellers Tony suggested, and was happy with their service.  etovar especially, fast and cheaper than most, with heaps of stock.
Don't know how the overseas delivery will be affected, but I suspect there will be delays.


General Discussion / Vale Dave Morris
« on: August 10, 2020, 02:27:50 PM »
  Saw this on my facebook page today. Sad news, Dave was one o the really good blokes, and a wealth of information on Jawa/CZ or just to have a talk to.

On Thursday 6th August David John Morris sadly passed away.
Whether you knew him as David, TC or Top Cat we will all remember his smile and contagious laugh.
A service will be held on Thursday 13th August at 2pm.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 government restrictions, numbers will be capped at 100 attendees, 24 in the chapel which will be prioritised for the family and close friends of David.
For those who are not be able to attend, below is a link to live stream the service. Live streaming starts at 1:55pm but the link will be active for 12months thereafter.
If you wish to share your memories of TC, we’d love to see your photos or hear your favourite stories of his life in the comments.


General Discussion / ozlotto
« on: June 15, 2020, 02:23:52 PM »
This has nothing to do with bikes, although I might buy a few more it I win. 
  The problem is I'm not getting to the newsagents much these days, and I wonder if anyone on here actually puts ozlotto on via the internet ( online ) and what agency do you use.  Some of them can be a bit hard to get your winnings from if you do happen to pick the right numbers, they want you to leave it with them, and then use it to buy more tickets.  There has to be a site online for the agency that sells them through the news agent, and where you can either collect smaller winning from them or from the news agency if you happen to be near one,
   Cheers Zane
p.s. I'm not hooked on buying lotto tickets, but I do from time to time.

General Discussion / Re: AJS and BSA
« on: June 05, 2020, 07:54:37 PM »
 Mick he's away for the weekend, so i'll try and get some more info next week.

General Discussion / AJS and BSA
« on: June 03, 2020, 06:25:21 PM »
  A mate of mine called in today. He has asked me what I thought a 1951 AJS  500 single motor and a 1930 BSA frame might be worth.  I have no idea so I told him I would put it on here and maybe the brains trust will be able to give me some idea.  I dont know the condition, so maybe a couple of prices , good/fair
  Thanks in advance.

General Discussion / Re: Buying Australian
« on: May 30, 2020, 05:24:38 PM »
  I purchased from an local company hoping to receive the bearings in short time. If they were to be used on one of my bikes i would always use quality bearings but not all jobs need them, and this job didn't.
  The thing that pisses me off is the advertised delivery date and the actual delivery date.  When I was working as a purchasing officer the discounts on both bearings and bolts/nuts was unreal we used to get up to 80% off retail price 
  The seller has contacted me again and told me that he has spoken to fastway and they will do their best to have them delivered ASAP. So I suppose all I can do now is wait.

General Discussion / Re: Buying Australian
« on: May 29, 2020, 09:06:51 PM »
  i don' think this case has much to do with the virus, if fact the more i think about it the more I believe the middle man warehouse is probably controlled by Fastway and they only pick up when it has a heap of parcels for the one area, and any complaints they can blame the sender. This arrangement might make sense for the carrier, but not for the buyer,  the seller is also a party to it because he continues to use this carrier. Hopefully some bad feed back from disgruntled buyers will change their minds about using them. What's wrong with using Australia Post, in this case I can't imagine having to wait 3 weeks for a 150km delivery.

General Discussion / Buying Australian
« on: May 29, 2020, 07:03:40 PM »
   i ordered bearings from a seller on ebay thinking they had Australian stock, my fault I only half read the ad.  So I thought i'll buy more to get this job done, from another supplier in Sydney, that i know has stock here on the shelf.  I placed the order on 20th May the delivery was between 23rd and 27th May. When it had not arrived in that time I contacted the carrier (Fastway) with the tracking number and they told me that the item had not been picked up yet by them. I contacted the seller and they told me that the parcel had left their store on 21st May and was with the carrier.  By now i'm getting a bit pissed off so I contacted Fastway again, this time the bloke on the phone told me that fastway had not yet been informed by the facilitating company that the seller was using. He told me that this company holds heap of orders from many sellers in their warehouse and when they get a big enough quantity of parcels going in this case to the Newcastle dept, they then call the carrier to pick them up. He said that he would be surprised if it turned up within the next week more likely it will be 2 weeks.  If this is the case, then it could be more than 3 weeks to get a hand full of bearings from Sydney to Cessnock.  The bearings from China will probably arrive first. Anyway looks like bad feed back ahead for this arsehole seller.

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