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    Care Needed with "Non-Essential" Riding

    Hey guys hope you're all staying safe at the moment in our new socially distanced and self isolated world!

    Just a heads up on a forum post from another forum this morning from a fella on the Gold Coast:

    Left home for a quick ride yesterday at 530 am

    Quick ride up tambo and back with a quick stop at outpost for a coffee.

    Heading through tambo on the way home cops stopped me and gave me a warning for not essential travel could have been a $1300 fine.
    1984 Katana 7/11 - done at last!

    1982 GS450E - not quite stock

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    Senior Member QLD muddy's Avatar
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    Sheesh, bloody hell that IS tough.

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    That is not good Pete and they have started to give warnings to people standing close in the street and next time it will be a $1,000.00 fine.
    Also all fast food stores you can order and then go to your car to eat as not allowed in the store.
    Nick
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    Senior Member WA ThomasJ's Avatar
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    In WA it is a $1000 on the spot fine unless you have just cause (i.e. medical, chemist, work or shops) to go out and about. Also no more than 2 people on any one group apart from if you all reside in same dwelling.

    I have actually just change just change my insurance with Shannon's to "laid up" which save a few dollars as well as the excess is mega low if you have a fire or break in. I did keep the new Kat on full insurance as I can ride that to the hospital or surgery every once and while.
    Preservation over restoration - they are only original once

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    I heard they are looking at people with club plates in particular as they know its not everyday work use.
    Previous Rides - 1981 650 Katana, 1988 GPz750R
    Current Rides - 1981 650 Katana, 1982 650 Katana, 1983 650 Katana, 2 x 1984 750 Katana (Darkside), 1985 750 Katana (Darkside), 1983 1100 Katana
    Donor bike 1981 650 Katana

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    I went for my walk this morning up Samford Rd and the traffic is light, but a number of bikes were in there.

    I reckon if you need to get out, the safest option would be to join the morning commute traffic. It won't be open throttle twisty riding, but traffic is light, and I doubt the coppers are likely to interfere with that too much. Hitting the hills would be asking for trouble. My Mrs asked me to go and grab something from Chermside yesterday and I went the (almost) direct route and back and had no issues, that was after 10am.

    I think I'll aim for the "commute" once a week at this point to at least keep both bikes moving and batteries charged etc. I'll take my work ID with me so if I do happen to get asked I can demonstrate I had to duck into the office briefly.
    1984 Katana 7/11 - done at last!

    1982 GS450E - not quite stock

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    Senior Member WA ThomasJ's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by minus45 View Post
    I heard they are looking at people with club plates in particular as they know its not everyday work use.
    The VJMC has released an email stating that there is no sanctioned events and impromptu rides are banned as well the WA Council of Motoring Clubs who is the overall approving body for the Historic rego's has withdrawn all approvals which means in Historic registered bikes and cars are grounded.
    Preservation over restoration - they are only original once

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasJ View Post
    The VJMC has released an email stating that there is no sanctioned events and impromptu rides are banned as well the WA Council of Motoring Clubs who is the overall approving body for the Historic rego's has withdrawn all approvals which means in Historic registered bikes and cars are grounded.
    Now that's getting serious, luckily i have been slack and don't have club rego on any of my kats, I may just choose to ride a different one each day to work (not really feasible), hahahaha
    Previous Rides - 1981 650 Katana, 1988 GPz750R
    Current Rides - 1981 650 Katana, 1982 650 Katana, 1983 650 Katana, 2 x 1984 750 Katana (Darkside), 1985 750 Katana (Darkside), 1983 1100 Katana
    Donor bike 1981 650 Katana

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    Preservation over restoration - they are only original once

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    I will still be riding my club rego bike to and from work.
    Thats bullshit as they cant stop that.
    They dont give a rats arse as long as you not going for a " in ya face "cruise.
    Its still a legal form of transport that can be ridden 60 days a year.
    So no need to be paranoid fellas.

    Nige

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