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Vic Section IIRA Association General Meetings held last Tuesday of the month (except December- January)  at

Pascoe Vale Hotel

12 Railway Pde Pascoe Vale Victoria 3044

Monthly Association Run

1st Sunday of the month run  check Calendar as these are not on if a rally falls in the same month

Please note: The comments are the opinion of the webmaster and not necessarily views of all in IIRA

 

To renew your membership with  the Association from our new on-line shop (click on the Paypal logo) 

Application Form June 15 V.3

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IIRA Rally Account

Commonwealth Bank 063141

Acc 10486429

Crazy Horse Rally at Lakes Entrance 14-16- 2018 (note new venue)

Details to be announced concerning accommodation etc , on the Rally entry form (below) there are 15 available rooms to be  booked ONLY through your association so book early to avoid disappointment

Crazy Horse Rally – Application form 2018

 

This months ride report to Point Cook

Pete Kime’s ride report to Point Cook earlier this month is very good as usual, no the bike above with a Coal Gas Diffuser fitted is from WW11 when petrol was severely rationed never attended but sure would be a good talking point

1 July 18 Ride to Pt Cook Air Museum ride report

It’s Harley Friday

The mobile couch potato Harley-Ferguson owners most favoured accessory, next to the tow rope

Burts own story

Burt

Zorro’s is closing but Crazy Horse Moto continues

30/6/2018
Hi everyone
its with some sadness we have taken the decision to shut the Zorro’s clothing business, based at our Governor rd site in Mordialloc Victoria. Sandy and I have had many great experiences throughout the years since we started Zorro’s and we have met and made many friends from amongst the motorcycle fraternity, both here and overseas. We both wanted to say thank you for your support. The shop will close on the last day of July 2018.

On a more positive note our Crazyhorse Indian business is very busy and we will be continuing to supply replica parts for Antique Indians and to develop our Australian & export business for manufacturing/supply of parts, components and accessories for both Antique and the newer Polaris Indians.

The shop has to be emptied and to that end everything has to go. We are making these offers:
On the stock from the shop on Fridays and Saturdays only:
All our leather goods ie jackets, vests etc will be sold first come, first served at retail less 50% discount. No returns.
All our accessories will be sold at retail less 30%. No returns.
I am happy to despatch anywhere in Australia subject to our normal postage terms, but there will be no returns under any circumstances.

There will be no discount on old Indian motorcycles or parts or the lines that we will continue to retail online.
once again thank you for your support.
Mark & Sandy
Crazyhorse Moto (Pacific)

This picture makes me all warm inside

Don’t those Harley idiots know 64% of their bike is made overseas already, if they bought a Indian it’s around 36% non-American content, these snowflakes are all upset that Harley is thinking about producing in India or Thailand. After Regan bailed them out in the eighties for close to a billion $ now their all sookey-poo, because nobody’s buying their product and they want to pack up, I hope Trump goes through with the threats an taxes them to death.

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Think twice before you buy that Chief or your parts from overseas

The article below will worry  quite a few people, that have thought about importing a vehicle from overseas, that light in the tunnel is quickly coming to a end what with all the asbestos problems that Border Force are now applying, The other problems are if you say take a bike to a International Rally in USA or Europe the is a chance even know you exported it that it may not be able to come back here ever so it’s in limbo, plus the government may get your previously or currently registered vehicle in Aussie, fully inspected at your cost before allowing its return! Click on the links below

And today the Melbourne City Council is thinking of banning parking on footpaths, its more and more difficult to just be treated like bicycle riders. By the way that Matchless/Indian (pictured) is a Springfield Chief as it was sold by Indian Sales in the late fifties

Consequences for non-compliance for exporting into Australia 

The compliance treatments we use vary according to the type of behaviour you exhibit. We group business behaviours into categories and apply an appropriate approach to each of those categories.
If you choose not to comply with the law, the Commissioner of Taxation can take actions including:

  • registering you for GST
  • imposing an additional 75% administrative penalty, which then becomes legally payable
  • intercepting funds from Australia that are destined for you
  • registering the debt in a court in your country
  • requesting the taxation authority in your country to recover the debt on our behalf

Australia is the first jurisdiction to move to adopt a vendor-platform collection model and many jurisdictions are poised to follow suit (the European Union, Switzerland and New Zealand have all announced similar reforms).

Taken from:

https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Inte…rnoncompliance

Australian Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989

It’s wet, cold and winter, but the IIRA goes on

In Heathrow airport today it’s bright and sunny 23C and it has been like this in UK for weeks, unbelievable as it seems that’s  refreshing for me because I have just left Norway where it was colder and wetter than Melbourne for a couple of days, so I’m ready for winter already,those Norwegians call this a good summers day with snow as well in the mix. Your committee bouyed with success of the recent Rain in the Face Rally are ready to realease the entry forms for the Crazy Horse Rally next week and I will add them to this site then, next Tuesday night is a General Meeting and your Treasurer will be hot( the only one that will be) for renewal subscriptions so bring him cash or transfer your monies. You probably realise that you only have 2 weeks to do this if you have a red plate machine with us or otherwise you are declared unfinancial and we have to inform Vic Roads that makes your machine not eligible to be ridden on the road and if caught the fine now is around $800 (gasp) a lot easier to pay I reckon. Next Sunday is a club ride and because I’m away till Monday I will put it on the calendar when I find out the time and venue, it may be a short ride being winter but if it’s dangerously wet on the day it can be cancelled so keep your phones on Sunday in case you have a text message.

Ride Report Rain in Face Rally 1 to 3 June 18

Indain announces a FTR1200 road bike 2019

Undoubtably you have heard by now about Indians comeback and domination in American flat teak racing, well this has lead to a roadvariant ready for sale next year this machine should be a giant killer and if the technology is built into it from their famous racebike

www.thedrive.com/motorcycles/21574/indian-ftr-1200-confirmed-for-production-arriving-in-2019

338 manufacturer’s in USA went broke!

I saw this today, beside the British, 30 Australian MotorCycle’s have gone and 338 American manufacturers, imagine if this variety of makes and models were still about today.

Without George, we wouldn’t have Indians

George Hendee’s anniversary is very important to all Indian owners, he’s the same as Walter Harley, or William Davidson is to Harley enthusiasts, George was the a founder of Indian and a prominent bicycle rider of his era before motor bicycles were manufactured.

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