Z32 VIC L-platers can drive a TT Zed, who knew?

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  1. MickW

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    My oldest son is still on his L plates and he's legally allowed to drive dad's TT 300zx.
    Who knew?? And how fkn weird does it look to see yellow L plates on a turbo Zed?
    I'm in Victoria BTW, different states might have different laws.
     
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    I saw L plates on a Porsche GT3 RS once.
     
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    I let my bike license expire long ago, but when I was 0n L'plates.. back in the day... that's right L plates , I was allowed to ride any capacity machine I could afford. So I brought a Z900 then later a Z1a and Z1b, these things were the fastest production bikes back then. The z1a was worked over buy a guy named peter allan who was a drag bike racer and had the fastest 900 in the world at the time. My bike went from a being fast, to a 160mph animal with me flapping in the breeze. Lately I've had visions of a 1340 soft tail, but with l's now (id have to sit for a new license) you are limited to a 250cc machine on l's in Victoria …..fk that. licensing exemptions for riders who have had previous experience with higher capacity machines would be a reasonably sensible move.. imo.
     
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    Bugger. I need to up my game and get filthy rich in time for my next kid to not feel under privileged driving a TT Zed on his L plates :)
     
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    Bikes scare the shizz out of me. The few I ever rode got me addicted to acceleration. CONSTANT acceleration. Had a few brown trouser moments and a few debates with the laws of inertia then realized that I'd eventually lose the argument one day.
    I agree there should be allowances for mature riders with previous experience on higher capacity bikes.
    Shades of RPR, recognition of prior learning as the trades refer to it.
     
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    *RPL, not RPR sorry. I missed the 5 minute edit window.
     
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    RPR, i have one of those with the cops. RPR - recognition of prior ratbagery
     
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    Roger that :) I got some RPLFV from the highway patrol boys in my youthful days. Recognition of prior low flying in a Valiant!!
     
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    Low Flying in a Valiant??? you were a very brave man.
     
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    No, I was a very poor man and always in a hurry to be elsewhere.
     
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    Having no money sucks, back in the day it would often manifest into driving a valiant or in extreme cases like mine a 1600 with a lot of bog and not a lot of compression.
    Having said that I have a friend has a valiant coupe of the pacer vintage. He is constantly knocking back offers in the 30k -40k range.
    Makes no sense to me but some people love old cars with massive overhangs and plastic wood grain
     
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    Blimey. We've gone from L-platers driving TT Zeds to older blokes riding high powered bikes and poor people driving Valiants or worse when they were young. I'm enjoying this :)
     
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    Mine was a 4 door Pacer VG model, with the very ugly corner tail lights. Mustard yellow with try-hard black pin striping. 245 Cu In's of nastiness, went like stink ( for the time ) Three on the floor shifter, with reverse where you'd expect first gear to be. I fitted custom headers and a dual exhaust to it, I'll never forget that sound from a straight six under load through two tailpipes. Might have been worth a few quid these days but it stopped suddenly against an SEC pole around 1983. Shades of bad Hollywood, the horn came on and stayed on for several minutes after I hit the pole.
     
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    We did well to survive the crashes in those old cars.

    Your son is on a very good wicket compared to where we were at his age. In my case the closest i got to driving a 300zx was looking at it in the powerhouse museum display. It was there because it had a few world firsts from memory, first production Coil on plug engine i think, something about the wiring and i remember it saying the engine could not be rebuilt.
    Clearly some boffin had no idea what he was talking about.

    Good on you Mick for getting your Son out in the Z. As you can see from the replies he will remember these days with you many years from now when we are all gone. Bets of luck to you both.

    Tomorrow Im going to be working on my mates 2 door Valiant.
    You should come over we are changing out the diff for a LSD with 10inch drums. I cant wait, everything will undo easily and nothing will snap off. At least the weather will be freezing up in the mountains on the south side of the hill with no sun so i won't feel the hammer hitting my fingers.
     

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