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Old 03-09-2016, 10:13 PM   #6
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Saw the pics on Facebook Ant. Cool. That's a lot of zeros there! 7500000. Wonder why they don't just knockoff 3 zeros throughout the country? It would make things easier. Guess it may not be as easy as it sounds.

I think Italy actually did that with the lira in the 70s!! The Indos seem to like all the zeros.

The Aussie dollar is about 10000rp so it makes mental calculation of the exchange rate easy at least.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:26 PM   #7
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Back into it today. Called my bike shop friend Mr Samuel and he took me to see a few more places. One place had a crappy scooter for 6mill. I said no, something bigger , I dont care if it's old. "Why didn't you say so, we happen to have a fine example of a 2006 Honda Tiger for the very reasonable price of 7.2 mill!" Took a quick look, made sure the tax and rego were in order and bang, I was $720 lighter and the proud new owner of a Honda! Never thought I would say that. 200cc of untamed power and hopefully reliability. They even changed the oil and filled the tank, advised me to change oil every 1500km. Bike mechanics are cheap and ubiquitous here so why not? Probably cost me $10 for a full service.

My new pride and joy safe in hotel car park.

As I was not confident finding my way back to the hotel I got the shop assistant to pillion me home for $5





So old most thieves will not be interested, yet near mint! The hotel staff were admiring it in the garage... "oh, the old Tiger, remember these?"

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Old 03-09-2016, 10:33 PM   #8
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Always picked you as a man of taste Ant.

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Old 03-09-2016, 10:35 PM   #9
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Bwahaha yes... the baby Japanese tiger club I guess
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:43 PM   #10
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I suppose I should move this into trip reports , not planning eh Pete?
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