Friday, June 3, 2011

We're being raped. North Carolina Safe Driver Tax!

Support SB477 and HB834 to reverse this Safe driver punishment Tax
Did you know that over the past ten years that North Carolina Safe drivers have paid out one billion dollars to bail out unsafe drivers auto rates. That's punishing you, the safe driver, for the unsafe actions of others. Angry yet?

Here is a real pisser for you if you live in North Carolina, North Carolina has a "Safe Driver Tax." Yep, you read that right, a safe driver tax. I guess it's better to have a few violations on your driving record so you can have lower insurance rates.
This is an older article and after all this time news of this "Tax" is just now coming to the forefront again. Kind of like our large gas tax which is the highest on the east coast, however only a few stations even have the braveness to post it on their pumps, so it's a hidden tax. The safe driver tax is also a "Hidden" tax and is smoothed over by calling it a "Clean risk Surcharge." If a tax is hidden like this, is it not an Illegal and unfair taxation in operation? They say it is to make up a short fall as higher risk drivers pay an astounding lower market rate for their insurance. How can this be?
   It's Taxes like these that make new industries not want to open shop in North Carolina and established ones moving out of the State. The people in charge of our state, they are to stupid and blind to figure all this out.
Heres where to go to fight this Safe Driver Tax and put the burden where it belongs, on the UNSAFE drivers.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Little Something New, StolenMotorcycle.Net

A Little Something New, StolenMotorcycle.Net  Just putting a bug out there to let folks know there's a new Motorcycle Vin Sheriff out there and it is us.
Always remember the initial theft victim isn't the only victim, the insurance company is a victim and we as a whole are victims with higher insurance premiums.                                                                                     
  My good friend over at and I want to help keep you from getting ripped off and hopefully for victims of Motorcycle Theft, a chance to get your bike back. We are in the infancy stages of getting this up and we felt we had a duty, as fellow motorcyclist, to help victims of motorcycle theft report their thefts here. We will be supported by advertisers and supporting donations to bring you this service. When you are the victim of theft we just didn't believe there should ever be a charge for listing your stolen motorcycle or to charge to search a vin; It just isn't right, in our opinions, to make a theft victim pay to report a theft, their going through enough anguish already and that's just highway robbery. You can list your Motorcycle here 24/7 and put a link on your blog to notify others and hopefully they'll make a link too.


Welcome to, a free service provided by Llc., where owners of stolen motorcycles can make public, information that will allow people around the world to help rightful owners get their stolen motorcycles back. And where buyers can check to see if the motorcycles they plan to buy have been reported as stolen. Listings and searches are always 100% free.Search for stolen motorcycles by typing the correct VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) into the search box to your left and drop a dime on a motorcycle thief.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Then Came Bronson

Okay, so if any of you out there are less than spring chicken age you might remember this show. "Then Came Bronson" was about a man named Jim who road around the country on a 1969 Sportster - which was the fastest production bike in the world - after quitting his job as a journalist. The show was based on a real person named Birney Jarvis, and he was a techinical advisor for the show.  A fantastic site with all sorts of information to keep you busy a long time is here with a really cool information page from Birney himself. You'll learn that Birney's real life travels were on a 1941 Harley 61 inch stroked out to 80 cubic inches. Not only that but he was a founding member of the San Francisco Hell's Angels.
I remember being glued to the TV back then as were my older brothers to the Bronson series who's charactor was a much milder person then what was going on in the real world those days. These shows prompted me to attach, with clothes pins,  playing cards to my bicycle frame to hit the spokes with and pretend I was Jim on a journey. Ahhh, the imagination of youth before the electronic age of video games sucked the imagination away from todays kids.
Check out the site for all things Bronson and learn about the worlds first super bike...the Harley Davidson Sportster.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Diminution in Value

Here is the first in the series of hopefully useful information for you who are leaning two out there. I know I have caused a stir a few times with this one when I informed someone of this. Heck, one such case involving a friend of mine had his co-workers laughing behind my back telling him I was full of shit. He called his insurance company and they even scoffed at him about it saying they'd never heard of it. His agent had been in the business for fifteen years and brushed him off. At my insistence he kept bugging them and his co-workers kept on telling him I was , ya know..., full of shit. That is until his determination and leg work yielded a $2000 check in addition to getting his vehicle repaired here in North Carolina.

Diminution in Value: The difference in resale value of a vehicle after repairs have been made.  Basically this pertains to the difference of fair market value of your vehicle immediately before an accident and immediately afterwards of the accident. Say your motorcycle was worth $14000 before somebody backed over it in a parking lot, or Grandma turned left in front of you and you t-boned her car, even after repairs have been made to right the damage, your motorcycle is now worth only 75% of what it was pre-accident,or $10,500. So if you decide to later sell the motorcycle you have to tell the potential buyer that it was involved in an accident by law. Even though it was repaired and made close to pre-accident condition, fact is it has lost value from what the value was had it never been damaged. So the insurance company of the person who caused the damage is responsible for providing this difference in value to you.
This is also why it is important for you to document and have receipts for any upgrades you may have done or had done to the motorcycle before the accident that would have raised it's value before an accident occurs. And that you inform your insurance of any of these upgrades that adds value to the motorcycle. Otherwise the insurance companies will base their value on the as manufactured and delivered from the factory value guide.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Leaning Two is On the gO

Here we are folks, this is the spin off blog from Wooleysrant where I post my daily drivel and antics, bitches and gripes in general. This new place "Leaning Two" will be the place for elements related to riding on two wheels. We'll be doing our best to keep up with important issues that are relevant to all motorcyclists, although every ones input and direction to new laws and old established ones will be a great asset.

We would also appreciate information for Rider friendly Motels/Hotels, Camp grounds, places to eat, motorcycle shops, interesting places to visit and pretty much anything to do with life on two wheels.

Thanks for stopping by and come back to see what new information we can drum up.