The Cayenne is very popular with the young Chinese "soccer mum", whose husband will happily pay for it, because then the wife won't complain about his days spent at the office with his secretary or out with his mistress.
My local kawasaki shop is closing. I went in there a few months ago and they had nearly nothin on the floor, what was left was pus. Old mate from yamaha would not let me test ride a new WR. i said i would not buy one without riding it first. He understood but was not really phased so i walked out. He wanted to keep it new for a buyer. the numb nut didn’t seem to grasp that i was that buyer.
Lots of turmoil coming for rural / regional bike shops as all major names are pulling out of Aussie quad market due to stupid new compliance laws passed by Federal Government dickheads! Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Polaris all leaving or have left Oz! You can't buy a quad anywhere right now! Last Honda shipment arrives soon and my local bloke has pre-sold 18 of the 25 he had forward ordered back in July. Sometimes Government Departments are just total F*cken idiots!!
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Most Cayenne owners are rich female Chinese migrants with not a clue about the car. You can hardly blame mechanics from absolutely rorting owners of this model.
Most Chinese know nothing about their cars, hence the repair shops here make an absolute killing doing basic maintenance, with the owner none the wiser.
Its not just the cars though. The idea that manual labour of any kind is only for peasants means that for any middle-class home owner, all maintenance is signed over to a tradie, who comes in, takes their time doing basic stuff and then charges several times the price for what could be done by the home owner for next to nothing.
Oh well, I guess it keeps the economy ticking over though.
Hahah, back when I was an apprentice, they tradie I was working with would adjust the price quoted by assessing whether the person had a clue as to what they were really asking and if they were the kind who would try and 'renegotiate' after the job was completed. Best jobs were always the ones that the owner could have done in a few minutes themselves. $50 minimum. We'd take longer than required so they didn't think we were ripping them off.
We once took craps inside the walls of a dental surgery because they weren't paying on time.
Not going to guess the reasons, but in Melbourne the muslim community is greatly over-represented in covid cases.
It's actually the same in Sydney with various ethnic groups being very prominent! I've heard that Anglos are way way down the list of demography and locally acquired infection rates. That data is being kept under wraps by the Gooberment for obvious reasons!
Post by Tim Horton on Sept 16, 2021 15:16:05 GMT 10
Back to "Ammo" information....
I saw a little u tube by a large US retail sporting goods, firearms, ammo seller saying.....
Supposedly.... The bulk of the large US ammo makers are something like 2 years behind in making Nato standard calibers... To me that means in small arms terms... 9mm, 45acp, 556, 762x51, 30-06, 300 win mag, 338 Lapua and maybe others.. Then there is the medium caliber stuff 20mm, 25mm, 30mm of different variations..
One time in the tool and die shop I got a print for a divider, spacer for between the pernitrate charge and the main charge for a 155mm shell.. I relabeled the print to say something stupid like Field Dishwasher Temperature Regulator... A couple other veterans in the shop looked and said in a hot second... Temp regulator my a$$...
The farther north you go, the more things that want to eat your horse and you. Grandpa Gilbert Keep your stick on the ice. Red Green