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    Quote Originally Posted by mulletman View Post
    Done, why not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadpole View Post
    Under an ACC on a license' scheme you would be asking the tens of thousands of license-holding but non-riding people to subsidise you.
    Are they the ones who go out and buy the bikes you later see at Star Insurance Auctions?

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    I have two mates that still have bike licenses but are too physically buggered to ride again. I wonder how many others are out there and how many thousand (or tens of) would drop the MC endorsement if a holder levy appeared. Politicians only look at numbers of potential voters when they start making decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadpole View Post
    I have two mates that still have bike licenses but are too physically buggered to ride again. I wonder how many others are out there and how many thousand (or tens of) would drop the MC endorsement if a holder levy appeared. Politicians only look at numbers of potential voters when they start making decisions.
    If they taxed having '6' on the licence I'd probably drop it

    ... but probably wouldn't drop riding
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    This all looks pretty good to me. I did a silver course a couple of months back which looks like it can be counted, and I'm planning on doing a gold course later on when the weather is nicer.

    The silver course was well worth doing. A lot of what was taught was stuff I kinda knew, but I gained improved clarity of that stuff. I also improved my low-speed turning skills, despite the trainer never having dealt with someone on a DCT bike with no clutch lever. And I got to go out for the day on the bike - that is always worth while!

    I'm not opposed to doing a couple more gold courses next year as well, more time riding the bike and I never mind learning stuff.
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    damn still $400+ for a rego

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    I save even more by not paying rego.

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    Bugger, rego on hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scubbo View Post
    damn still $400+ for a rego
    Put it on hold over winter, then only $300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldiebutagoody View Post
    I took a ride down to the steps of Parlymint today to see what all fuss was about. Listened to the Gubbermint for about 10 mins.

    It was mostly attended by a sea of bright yellow high viz instructors, sort of like preaching to the converted. I think there were three of us that bothered to come listen that weren't professional trainers or Police.

    My thoughts: I gotta pay rego and I was thinking I would do at least one course at some point. So why not.....Its a bonus really.

    I went down just using today as an excuse to go for a ride, down the Wairarapa, Remutakas, Wgtn city, Kapiti, Saddle Rd to home. Bit chilly and windy but a good day out and made a couple new interesting biker friends along the way that share a love of good coffee.

    Thats all
    your assessment of those attending is not quite there. I was part of a group of 7 that rode in together for the event. We met up with a further 3 people who belong to the same organisation. A grand total of 1 out of that 10 was a professional instructor. There were at least a half dozen others there who I know personally that are not instructors. I know most of the instructors around Wellington personally. I know some of the cops. Even with them there were a whole lot of people I didn't know. So three is a bit of an underestimation really.

    You are right though about doing a course. Why the hell not? Usually you can get one free with the promotions the providers run and then get your cash back as well as the recognition I get from my insurance. Its a day on the bike, whats not to like?

    Good route you took and would have been decent day for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Gayner View Post
    I save even more by not paying rego.
    Doesn't that mean you're saving nobody, and the rest of us are potentially saving you?

    I'm grateful to get whatever cash back I can.
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    I think it's great. Also I do see that it's main objective is not to save riders up to $200 on rego cost but encouraging them to partake ride forever courses.

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    I dont think it is worth it.

    I have three bikes - two of which I keep registered - plus a quad

    Two courses to save on one rego aint a great deal.

    Would much prefer to see the ACC levy on fuel usage - I think it is fairer
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim.cox View Post
    I dont think it is worth it.

    I have three bikes - two of which I keep registered - plus a quad

    Two courses to save on one rego aint a great deal.

    Would much prefer to see the ACC levy on fuel usage - I think it is fairer
    to be fair, the intent of this scheme is not to save you money, its to encourage you to undertake training that might just save your life.

    The idea that people are being given a cash incentive to improve their skills at something they invest a lot of money in doing and to one degree or another they are questioning or moaning about it just staggers me.
    What other world do you see this happening? I have two neighbours who play golf. One is nuts about it, the other plays in order to relax and socialise. They both pay $150 for one hour of a professional coach's time on a regular basis, so they can enjoy their game more and get better.
    I know nothing is completely safe but how many golfers were killed or seriously hurt on the course last year?

    Not having a go at you specifically jim.cox but what the hell is wrong with people that they think they are so good they cannot be taught something to make them better and more likely to get home again at the end of the day? That is what is on offer AND they want to give you cash money to do it.
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