Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 08:28 pm, by: Dan McColl(Hoon)
Chris Ryan wrote on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 10:26 am:
Soarers are fantastic cars, but they are getting expensive to run, especially compared to their current value.
I disagree. My 500hp barge needs little more than regular servicing and tyres.
You'll find cheap soarers that have been neglected take a large input of time and money to bring them up to scratch, but find a well looked after one that's been cared for then you'll likely have very few issues.
Dan McColl Goo Roo Victoria (The Nazi State) Pretty Red Thing and The Black Rattler
Nice bikes there, Tai. I think I've been lucky so far - no problems with the law .
Tai Johnsen wrote on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 03:37 pm:
Being a bike rider does make you a much more aware car driver
Yeah I did the P's course for the bike in the same week as doing a truck license - both instructors hammered me about thinking ahead and being aware. I reckon you become a better driver too, after learning to ride on the road.
Another interesting thing I've noticed: People look at you differently on a bike. There seems to be a general respect for riders in the community. In the Soarer, I could tell people were looking at me like I was a hoon or they were jealous they couldn't afford a Lexus (not that that really bothered me ).
I'm restoring an '84 XR500 which I ride to work/ uni, havent got a fine yet (touch wood!)
I usually wear a garish high vis jacket, I look like a tool but it really helps people seeing me on the road. I've had to throw kicks out the side of the bike in traffic when retards try merging into me
Ian Johnston Goo Roo South Australia 1995 UZZ31, BA XR6Turbo Ute. 2007 VE GTS.
I agree with Dan. No more expensive than an Ozz car if its in good nick when purchased. My 1st one I have had for 8 years, and has been no more costly than some of my other cars. I hope the one I have now is as good as the last one. Have had my share of bikes over the years, just ask my missus
Monday, December 10, 2012 - 08:15 pm, by: Scott Vim(1uz1jz)
Yeah I picked up a pretty good one and haven't had many issues. Pwr steering pump was already done, alternator and a few other things so just has a small oil leak I need to fix and really have had no other issues.
I agree with Dan, clean, looked after examples are hard to come by. A few weeks ago I found a 94 pearl white UZZ31 in mint condition, owned by an elderly lady, around 70 years old. The car was seriously clean and I am kicking my self for not getting her number because she was looking at selling it!