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    and now the bug has well and truly bitten look forward to seeing you out and about :)
     
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    also n00b question.. do i need to get roadworthy certificate for the bike before i transfer it to my name? (sorry am from VIC not sure of ACT rules) also do i incur stamp duty + reg transfer fee?
     
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    I asked a friend to ride with me at the start. I was worried about riding around most of the streets near me as they are 70-80 zones but it took around 10 minutes for me to get used to the increased speed and just have this huge smile on my face.

    Enjoy!
     
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    also if something goes wrong during the inspection who pays for the fix? i didnt get an RWC from the seller :( this may come back and bite me!
     
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    As the bike is more than six years old, you will need to get a rego inspection done on it.

    I used B&E Engineering in Mitchell, at no notice. He passed my bike :) $45.70

    Then you will have to take that and pay 3% duty along with $34.50 reg transfer fee.

    If the bike was purchased in the ACT, that's it. If from outside, it will also need an ID check and I think an ACT registration establishment fee. If you need the ID check, get it all done at the Dickson rego.

    And if there is a problem and you already bought the bike, technically YOUR problem.... :)

    http://www.rego.act.gov.au/registrations/regotransferr.htm
     
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    damn.. the rear tyre has a puncture plug... :(
     
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    I've had bikes passed with a plug in a tyre. There's nothing inherently illegal/not allowed about them. The rope style puncture plugs aren't necessarily guaranteed by the makers for motorcycle use, but the rubber mushroom type ones are fine for use with motorbikes and in any case, it's still roadworthy with said plug.

    Also, most places that do roadworthies on bikes wouldn't notice. Often you'll be with the bike anyway so you just make sure you roll it so that it is in the bit of the tyre the person inspecting it can't see.
     
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    Thanks Eric, Any place around Watson you would recommend getting the inspection done, am still not very confident getting on the main roads with traffic so it will have to be a place close to watson..

    also an option a mate of mine suggested: get the 24k service done now replace tyres etc that way i know i will pass inspection? is that something i should consider?
     
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    I should point out Eric is a comedy name due to my bananaman avatar :).

    How far off the service is it? I'd do that if you can afford it. New tyres can help you have more confidence and that's a good thing to have as a learner. Also means you can get the mechanic to check it over for you to make sure it'll pass. In terms of a service I can recommend either Moto Garage or Bruces, both in Mitchell which are the closest place you'll find. For the inspection I'd suggest B&E Automotive, also in Mitchell. The owner of that place rides and is pretty good to deal with for inspections.

    If you're worried about traffic Watson to Mitchell, just leave home at about 10am and you'll miss traffic and it'll be easy.
     
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    haha no worries i ll jst call you Eric anyway :p

    i see there is no getting away with riding to Mitchell..hmm iv only got 14 days to transfer the bike to my name if not i ll get charged a late fee from what iv read so far.. taking a day off from work within next couple of weeks well is impossible! hmm stuck for choices :(
     
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    If you're able to show you couldn't get an inspection until then due to not being able to get leave from work then the late fee can be waived.

    You could also see who on this list is close enough to you and get them to do the rego inspection: http://www.rego.act.gov.au/registrations/regoaes.htm
    Closest I'd be guessing would be one of these:
    Braddon Mechanical Repairers, 25 Lonsdale St, Braddon, 62488060

    DMB Automotive, Cape and Wooley St, Dickson, 62477883

    Kmart Tyre & Auto Service, 54 Mort St, Braddon, 62477709

    Braddon Service Centre, 36 Lonsdale St, Braddon, 62498200

    City Car Care, 19 Lonsdale St, Braddon, 62474532
     
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    ...if you get stuck I don't start work until late morning, and I'm happy to take it up to mitchell for the rego check.... it only takes 15 minutes and I can get a coffee around the corner while I wait :)

    .... doing all the paperwork at dickson registry once this is done might be easier as they open at 815am, so you should be able to do that before starting work.

    let me know if you want me to. seriously, happy to help out, no dramas.
     
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    DMB did my RWC and they are ok as well as being around the corner to Dickson Motor Registry ...
     
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    hi stu, could B&E Engineering do an inspection for modified bike as well? Or all modified bikes should do the inspection at Dickson? what I mean by a modified bike is like using aftermarket exhaust and other plug and play accessories. no heavy modification.
     
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    My understanding is that basic mods should be fine, as long as they are legal ;) so yes, B&E will be a good option.

    Aftermarket exhausts - it all comes down to the noise levels....

    Personally I think that lightly modded bikes, you are better off NOT getting them inspected at Dickson.

    That said, if you are transferring the rego from another state, as I mentioned above, you also need to get an ID check done at Dickson, and so you are better off in that instance getting the rego check done at the same time....

    I am sure more experienced types will comment on this as well.....
     
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    Thanks heaps Stu, I shall PM you for more details :)
     
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    Spotted you down near the Primary School/Shops I reckon :)
     
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    yeah that would have been me :D
     
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    Thanks heaps to Stu for helping me out getting the bike to B&E Automotive in Mitchell, didnt take longer than 10 mins and only cost me $45.70 (Y) cheers again Stu :)
     
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    More than welcome, very happy to have helped you out. It was fun hopping on your 250 and taking it for a little spin :cool

    Shame about that muffin though! :rolleyes:

    Now GET ON IT and ride. :D
     
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