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Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By alicethomas
I like to ride alpine passes with my scooters...

I like to ride alpine passes with my scooters (and motorcycles).

There are 2 things to consider:

Most important (imho) is the automatic clutch of modern scooters. My Xciting 500 will declutch...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By alicethomas
I don't mind using hiking boots (for real...

I don't mind using hiking boots (for real hiking/mountaineering, protecing the ankle) on a scooter, especially if I want to walk too.
My motorcycle boots aren't stiffer.
But tennis shoes do not...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By alicethomas
Smooth on flat gravel roads like a parking lot....

Smooth on flat gravel roads like a parking lot. But once it gets rough, you have 3 tracks instead of 1, making it impossible to avoid bumps. Small spring travel and exposed front suspension with tiny...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By alicethomas
My wifes MP3 LT 250: 3.51 litre/100km = 67 mpg...

My wifes MP3 LT 250: 3.51 litre/100km = 67 mpg (US) average. Not bad for that very heavy scooter.
Reliability isn't good. 2 very expensive repairs after warranty. And do not use the handbrake in...
Forum: Europe 10-04-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 79,844
Posted By alicethomas
Stelvio in spring ... how do you convert your...

Stelvio in spring ... how do you convert your bike into a snow crawler?
Forum: EMEA 10-04-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By alicethomas
I would head towards the southwest Alps and stay...

I would head towards the southwest Alps and stay flexible regarding weather and location.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-02-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 279,991
Posted By alicethomas
Scooter girls, not just girls! :deal

Scooter girls, not just girls! :deal
Forum: Europe 10-01-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 79,844
Posted By alicethomas
Intermot is already 50 years in Cologne.

Intermot is already 50 years in Cologne.
Forum: EMEA 09-22-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By alicethomas
At most safeguarding, not impounding. If you...

At most safeguarding, not impounding.
If you fiddled with the pipe to make it even more noisy, the police will prohibit you to ride unless it is repaired. On the spot, not perhaps sometime in the...
Forum: Europe 09-21-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By alicethomas
Tiny island with gas at $7-8/gallon and contrary...

Tiny island with gas at $7-8/gallon and contrary weather. :wink:
Forum: EMEA 09-21-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,908
Posted By alicethomas
The alpine hospices are quite cheap, <= 30€ with...

The alpine hospices are quite cheap, <= 30€ with breakfast.
(Not to be confused with hospital, but both have the comon latin origin "hospitium".)
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,296
Posted By alicethomas
Kymco Agility Carry, Peugeot Ludix Pro, ...

Kymco Agility Carry,
Peugeot Ludix Pro,
...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,068
Posted By alicethomas
Links!? I habe severe doubts: In Germany no...

Links!?
I habe severe doubts: In Germany no guns are allowed for unauthorized people (like police, military ...).
You need a special education, passed test and authorisation for weapeons of every...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,934
Posted By alicethomas
I wouldn't consider the NC700X for offroad. ...

I wouldn't consider the NC700X for offroad.
Spring travel only 15cm, small ground clearance, clumsy 218kg, ABS not detachable, narrow mudguards not adjustable in height, aluminium wheels prone to...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-08-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By alicethomas
Or - to try something different - a scooter....

Or - to try something different - a scooter. :evil
Scooters are usually underestimated, but have already been successful in the Paris-Dakar Rallye and serving in the military.
Forum: Europe 08-30-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,481
Posted By alicethomas
That's not euroterm, that's International System...

That's not euroterm, that's International System of Units. See the link.
Horses are not the same all over the world, already .uk and .fr horsepowers are different.
I don't know how many mustangs...
Forum: Europe 08-30-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,481
Posted By alicethomas
kiloWatt=10³ Watt ...

kiloWatt=10³ Watt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,235
Posted By alicethomas
Depends on the minimum. Our law says >= 1 120...

Depends on the minimum.
Our law says >= 1 120 000 € insured property damage and >= 2 500 000 € injury/death for each of up to 3 persons.
You can choose a 100 000 000 € insurance too, no problem. ...
Forum: Europe 08-29-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,481
Posted By alicethomas
Restricted for the A2 mc license, either 35kW...

Restricted for the A2 mc license, either 35kW (since 19.01.2013) or still 25kW (valid before that date).
You probably want to avoid a restricted bike for 2up riding.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,235
Posted By alicethomas
Sell the car. In the 3rd world you are not...

Sell the car.
In the 3rd world you are not supposed to be poor while owing/maintaining a car.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,897
Posted By alicethomas
I still get support from BMW Germany who owned...

I still get support from BMW Germany who owned (and where responsible for) Husqvarna. Not in UK?
Imho TE630 & Co has only 5000km service intervall and an impressive seat height of 93cm. A very good...
Forum: EMEA 08-27-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By alicethomas
I would avoid open fire in a building. Get...

I would avoid open fire in a building.
Get something like: http://www.mediamarkt.de/mcs/product/CLATRONIC-WK-2933-wei%C3%9F-Wasserkocher,48353,459566,906935.html?langId=-3
(And a universal power...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,235
Posted By alicethomas
Your local laws probably require a full...

Your local laws probably require a full motorcycle license and an adult rider for the 60 hp bike.
But minor requirements for the small scooter.
Less training and an adventurous age are risk...
Forum: EMEA 08-26-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By alicethomas
Brighton->Nürburg... and what dou you do during...

Brighton->Nürburg... and what dou you do during the rest of the day?
I've done an iron butt ride (>=1000miles in <24 hours) with my chinese 125cc scooter. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,897
Posted By alicethomas
Perhaps a Husqvarna TR650 Strada/Terra? Current...

Perhaps a Husqvarna TR650 Strada/Terra?
Current MSRP 5690€ in Germany.
It's a bit heavier than you wanted (186kg with full tank) but has a powerful single with 43kW, 175kph top speed and a low fuel...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,220
Posted By alicethomas
But that's perfectly true. A carburetor/fi does...

But that's perfectly true.
A carburetor/fi does only mix fuel and air. And today they are quite good at it (->emission test!), at least while operating near their design point.
You won't gain even...
Forum: EMEA 08-25-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By alicethomas
I work in MA-Neckarau for more than a decade. ;) ...

I work in MA-Neckarau for more than a decade. ;)
ZRM (who has Honda, Triumph/Guzzi and the used bikes) is Kymco and Peugeot dealer too.

But for Kawa or Suzi and Yam or BMW and Husqvarna I...
Forum: EMEA 08-24-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By alicethomas
Here it is, Mannheim Casterfeldstrasse:...

Here it is, Mannheim Casterfeldstrasse: https://maps.google.de/?ll=49.447607,8.50698&spn=0.003997,0.008261&t=h&z=17
But no BMW or any of the other Japanese manufacturers within walking distance.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,220
Posted By alicethomas
You're right. China or India have no oil industry...

You're right. China or India have no oil industry and don't care about patents or Sheik X or Obama Y.
Forum: EMEA 08-21-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,401
Posted By alicethomas
Full board in a German youth hostel is about...

Full board in a German youth hostel is about 30-50€ (New Year in a skiing area is of course expensive) for an adult, 10€ less for breakfast only.
You could easily buy food+drink for 5€/day in the...
Forum: EMEA 08-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By alicethomas
In Germany the insurance certificate is the...

In Germany the insurance certificate is the important proof, so at least it's not a criminal offense without plate (might just got lost anyway).
But you will get pulled over frequently and it may...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,884
Posted By alicethomas
My Husqvarna TR650 has a German MSRP of 5690€,...

My Husqvarna TR650 has a German MSRP of 5690€, just got one, my first motorcycle.
Vehicles and electronis are very expensive compared to USA, you will probably get it for $4000 or less.

Husqvarna...
Forum: EMEA 08-18-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By alicethomas
That's common law: ...

That's common law:
https://treaties.un.org/doc/Treaties/1977/05/19770524%2000-13%20AM/Ch_XI_B_19.pdf
Forum: EMEA 08-18-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By alicethomas
You shouldn't without beeing properly insured....

You shouldn't without beeing properly insured. That would be a criminal offense.
If Denmark really doesn't have any moped insurance, get one in Germany etc.

Mopeds usually get about 30-35...
Forum: EMEA 08-14-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By alicethomas
Germany: provisional insurance (via EVB number)...

Germany: provisional insurance (via EVB number) and registration is possible in 1 day if you start early.
Registration office will inform the insurance at least on the next day. Another 2 days...
Forum: Europe 08-14-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By alicethomas
Driving license is for actual driving/riding, not...

Driving license is for actual driving/riding, not for import. Customs officers will do their job and usually don't care.
But if you demonstrate unskillfulness to them, they will probably call their...
Forum: EMEA 08-14-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By alicethomas
No proof needed (at least I was never asked for),...

No proof needed (at least I was never asked for), but they will send post to this address. Your name should be on the letter box.
Forum: EMEA 08-13-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By alicethomas
You could buy a "Versicherungskennzeichen" in...

You could buy a "Versicherungskennzeichen" in Germany and have insurance in many European countries. No need to be a resident, but you need a European Certificate of Conformity for the scoot/bike....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By alicethomas
Piaggio Hexagon EX/LX(T) with 2-stroke engines...

Piaggio Hexagon EX/LX(T) with 2-stroke engines from 125-180cc and 14-20 hp.
At his time it was a real luxury scooter and very comfortable for 2.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,399
Posted By alicethomas
Delivery scooters are quite common in Europe. ...

Delivery scooters are quite common in Europe.
If you want to deliver a little bit more, you take one of the 3-wheeled scooters.
The Ape50 (49ccm 2 stroke) can carry up to 170kg and 1500 litres in...
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