Did you know that the Club owns a selection of special tools that members can borrow?
- Flywheel puller
- Clutch holding tool (part no. 90890-04086)
- Magneto rotor holder (part no. 90890-01235)
- Crankcase separator (part no. 90890-01135)
- Tappet spanner
- Engine stand
Please e-mail the Club (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to borrow any of these tools.
Clutch holding tool (90890-04086)
Magneto rotor holder (90890-01235)
Crankcase separator (90890-01135)
On 31 July 2020, VicRoads launched new digital functionality that enables Club permits to be renewed online with a myVicRoads account (if you don’t have a myVicRoads account, go to www.vicroads.vic.gov.au to find out more).
The online service removes the need for Club permit holders to visit a Customer Service Centre or to renew via mail.
How to renew a Club permit online
- (i) Have your renewal notice signed by an authorised officer* of the Club (subject to COVID restrictions) to declare that you are a current member, or
(ii) Request a Club permit endorsement form, completed and signed by an authorised officer*, to be sent/emailed to you instead.
- Sign your Club permit renewal notice (you must be the permit holder).
- Submit your renewal (and signed Club permit endorsement form, if used) and pay the renewal fee online via your myVicRoads account.
*Authorised officers of the Club are the President (Jeff), Vice President (Paul), Secretary (MikeH), Treasurer (Craig), and the Club Safety Officer (MikeC). A Club scrutineer cannot sign a renewal (unless they are also a nominated authorised officer).
Requirements to renew a Club permit remain the same
The renewal (or Club permit endorsement form) must be signed by an authorised officer of the Club to declare that the permit holder is a current, financial member. The Club permit renewal must also be signed by the Club permit holder.
Proof of payment
When a Club permit is renewed online, the receipt must be printed and kept with the log book received with renewal. The receipt may need to be produced as proof of payment.
Changing period of use
If the Club permit holder wishes to change the period of use from 45 days to 90 days or 90 days to 45 days, the renewal cannot be processed online.
More info and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
As we cannot currently meet face-to-face for our monthly meetings at the Royal Standard, Melbourne, we are having virtual meetings via Zoom instead, on the last Tuesday of the month, from 7.30pm – open to all current, financial members of the Club! If you wish to participate, please email the Club prior to the meeting you wish to attend (email@example.com), and closer to the time, before the day of the meeting, we’ll send you the Zoom logging in instructions.
Typical agenda items are:
- Business arising from previous minutes
- Treasurer’s report
- General / new business
With the sad demise of Motorcycle Trader magazine in April 2020 after 26 years in business, many of us are missing the quality content produced by the editorial team, many of whom, coincidentally, are members of the SR500 Club, e.g. Chris Harris, Grant Roff, Guy Allen, and Greg Leech!
But just because Motorcycle Trader is gone, doesn’t mean that the guys have stopped writing. It just means that they’ve found other ways to publish their work, which are freely available for us to enjoy!
Below is a selection, and we thoroughly recommended you take a look, and maybe consider showing them your support by following their websites, adding them to your internet favourites, and liking them on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube (or all of the above)! We’re sure they’d appreciate having you on board! Enjoy!
Paris Dakar Melbourne, Chris Harris
AllMoto, Guy Allen
Info Moto, Greg ‘Snag’ Leech
||Broken Hill, NSW
||Sunday, 24 May 2020
David Merritt has the following Kibblewhite (USA) items for sale, to suit a 1976-1981 Yamaha SR/TT/XT 500:
- 1x High performance Chrome Silicon spring kit, 0.560″ lift, $110 incl. postage
- 2x Bronze valve guides, 0.001″ oversize, $90 for the pair, incl. postage
Or $190 for the lot, incl. postage to anywhere in Australia.
Contact: David Merritt
Phone: 0427 312 119
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic and associated social distancing and venue restrictions, we have no choice but to temporarily suspend our monthly meetings*, with immediate effect, and until further notice.
Please do follow Federal and State/Territory Government health department pandemic and social distancing advice to ensure you, your families, and communities are safe.
Until such time as the pandemic situation de-escalates, life returns to normal, and we can once again meet as a Club, please… stay safe and stay healthy!
Please watch the Club website and social media channels, and the Victorian Department of Health website for updates.
*The venue of our meetings, The Royal Standard Hotel, West Melbourne, remains open for takeaways & deliveries, only. Lucy & Frank will gladly take orders for their delicious meals over the phone – we’re sure they’d appreciate your business during this difficult time.
Club member, Mike Cowie, has moved house!
Mike is no longer living at 38 Grant Street, Brighton East (having recently moved south to Mt Eliza).
To anyone who ever posted Club correspondence (e.g. membership applications, renewals, or Club Permit renewals) directly to Mike when he was Treasurer, please do not use his old Grant Street address anymore.
All correspondence to the Club must be posted to:
SR500 Club Australia, PO Box 500, Braeside, VIC 3195