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Offline coastalcop

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Re: Changing the air filter - for noobies.
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2016, 09:14:24 am »
Australia is the land of "milk and honey", but it will cost you. Where as America is the land of opportunity because every thing is so "bloody cheap".

If something is sent to you via post marked " knick knacks" or " design prototype" is it heavily taxed on entry?  I've gotta think with the folks here in the US and the easy access to PayPal that your  yank brothers could do a Bruce a favor when you need parts.   

Depending on your distance to a US base there, a friend in the military can be golden as the post between the USA and military bases is quick and cheap,  I helped out more than one local friend when  stationed overseas with my " I ordered two of these, want one?" When it came to moto parts ( they also had the inside track and hooked me up on Gilera parts as well) .   Granted that was about 20 years ago, but uncle sugar changes slowly so I gotta figure it's still a viable option.

Offline Conrad

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Re: Changing the air filter - for noobies.
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2016, 05:57:52 am »
what the.....? come on, price per litre?

may take up walking soon eh?

USA price on oem air filters are quite cheap, might want to check, and I'll split the difference and send you one...

price here is $40-60 depending where purchased, I'll send ya one for $70 US.

complete bikes here run about $15,000 new....

and you don't need 98 octane fuel... 89 works fine.... we buy it here for about $2.30 a US gallon,  or approximatly $14.00 a fill up.

Octane is calculated differently outside of the US.
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Re: Changing the air filter - for noobies.
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2016, 11:51:28 am »
Octane is calculated differently outside of the US.


got it...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating


dollars are different also
http://www.x-rates.com/calculator/?from=AUD&to=USD&amount=1


but I'm still not seeing the gas price thing....

methinks the decimal point needs to be moved left, 2 places.....

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Offline smokin

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Re: Changing the air filter - for noobies.
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2016, 08:50:47 am »
got it...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating


dollars are different also
http://www.x-rates.com/calculator/?from=AUD&to=USD&amount=1


but I'm still not seeing the gas price thing....

methinks the decimal point needs to be moved left, 2 places.....


Check this out in relation to fuel cost in Brisbane Australia, where I live:
https://www.racq.com.au/cars-and-driving/driving/fair-fuel-prices?fragment=0&fuel-type=Premium Unleaded 98&location=4161&btnGo=Go

Use post code 4161 and select fuel type 98 octane. Price is per litre .
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