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Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By alicethomas
And? My (quite modern) car has drum brakes on...

And?
My (quite modern) car has drum brakes on its rear axle. Many trucks too. And ABS of course.
ABS doesn't care about disc or drum and only needs wheel speed sensor and hydraulic pressure...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By alicethomas
Deal breaker only on very expensive luxury scoots...

Deal breaker only on very expensive luxury scoots like Burgman 650.
Disproportionate on 50cc. EU will mandate ABS for >125cc.
I ride all year, my boss doesn't accept snow / ice as an excuse.
Forum: EMEA 02-08-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By alicethomas
Workuta (most eastern point of Europe) with a...

Workuta (most eastern point of Europe) with a motorcycle was in television and print media: http://www.flachgau.tv/heute/2013/10/31/mit-dem-motorrad-zum-ostlichsten-punkt-europas/
Workuta even has a...
Forum: Europe 02-08-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By alicethomas
If you don't know where Munich is (only 80km NNO...

If you don't know where Munich is (only 80km NNO of Garmisch), you won't find Mongolia at all.
Central European cops are polite even to criminals (riding without proper license), but I won't try...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-19-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,715
Posted By alicethomas
Similar to the G650GS (/Sertao) is the TR650...

Similar to the G650GS (/Sertao) is the TR650 Strada (/Terra). That's my beginners bike.
The Husqvarna TR650s are a little more dirt oriented than the Beemer GS. Sold by BMW too, because the owned...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By alicethomas
Before 19th. Handbrake is standard. But the LTs...

Before 19th.
Handbrake is standard. But the LTs have an additional brake pedal on the right side.

As mentioned above, the MP3 (or Fuoco or Yourban ...) are more like real motorbikes. Much faster...
Forum: Europe 01-16-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By alicethomas
But restricted to 100 km/h or less. Although...

But restricted to 100 km/h or less.
Although the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse is nice, it will be disappointing after the high Alpine roads.
Better rider it before, to get in shape, to slowly approach...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-15-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,843
Posted By alicethomas
Without any storage - at least for helmet and...

Without any storage - at least for helmet and raingear - it will be difficult.
Consider riding a scooter. ;)
For daily errands, I too prefer a scooter over my Husqvarna.
Forum: Europe 01-14-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By alicethomas
For me it's sufficient. But nearly every bike is...

For me it's sufficient. But nearly every bike is ;)
One practical difference between the single cylinder versions is the seat height. The old F650GS was very low. Not mentioned in this thread...
Forum: Europe 01-14-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By alicethomas
New F650GS with 800cc twin or old F650GS with...

New F650GS with 800cc twin or
old F650GS with Rotax single or
G650GS with Loncin single? (That's what I ride. Totally adequate for the Alps, only lacks some power on the Autobahn.)
And ought it...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,957
Posted By alicethomas
Try it! Similar, but not the same. Do you...

Try it!
Similar, but not the same. Do you always like the same meal?
In commuting with stop & go? Ask your car dealers if they only sell cars with manual shift.
The frame itself, yes. But you get...
Forum: EMEA 01-11-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,146
Posted By alicethomas
If you are not the social type of rider, do it...

If you are not the social type of rider, do it yourself.
As a single you can easily adjust your trip to weather conditions etc.
Forum: EMEA 01-05-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By alicethomas
After some avalanches have been artificially...

After some avalanches have been artificially triggered, the snowblowers will begin their work at end of May to reopen the street on 1st June.
That's the schedule, but of course depending on weather...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-30-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,971
Posted By alicethomas
There is an alternative: gift Wladimir some...

There is an alternative: gift Wladimir some valuable intelligence information.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-29-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By alicethomas
The Tricity has a narrow tread, EU law requires...

The Tricity has a narrow tread, EU law requires >=460mm to be a multitrack vehicle (for EU driving license class "B").
(MP3 LT = MP3 Large Tread [465mm])
But there are MP3 LT similar options like...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By alicethomas
I have the MP3 LT 250. Top speed 125kph (300cc:...

I have the MP3 LT 250. Top speed 125kph (300cc: 125, 400cc: 140, 500cc: 142kph).
Forget about the 125cc (100kph), to heavy for the engines power.

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All the MP3s are quite expensive bikes:...
Forum: Europe 12-26-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By alicethomas
The B500 Schwarzwaldhochstrasse is scenic, but in...

The B500 Schwarzwaldhochstrasse is scenic, but in Nordschwarzwald wide like a highway and partially strict speed limits. For having fun in riding, you' prefer the small streets crossing the northern...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-23-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,290
Posted By alicethomas
Nice idea! But is the calculation for cell E39...

Nice idea! But is the calculation for cell E39 correct?
My suggestion is (open office format): if(D10<>1;(E35+E37)*D11+(E36+E38)*D12;(E35+E37)*D11)
Forum: Europe 11-13-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 85,771
Posted By alicethomas
10 days? Who said that? 6 months according to...

10 days? Who said that?
6 months according to 1944 (3) BGB http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bgb/__1944.html
But notarized (or personally at a German court) is correct.
Forum: EMEA 11-03-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By alicethomas
Accomodation, food and (depending on area) fuel...

Accomodation, food and (depending on area) fuel will probably be cheaper in -stan countries.
But calculate additional expenses for visa, carnet, visa, thiefs (with and without uniform) and last but...
Forum: EMEA 10-25-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By alicethomas
Depends on the road. In Central Europe you can...

Depends on the road.
In Central Europe you can crusie comfortably on the highway with the trucks at 85-90 kph yielding an average of 80 kph. 10 hours = 800 km.
On tarmac rural roads 50 kph average,...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,404
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, 02:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,683
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, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
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, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
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, 01:17 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 85,771
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, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
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, 03:14 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 354,074
Posted By alicethomas
Scooter girls, not just girls! :deal

Scooter girls, not just girls! :deal
Forum: Europe 10-01-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 85,771
Posted By alicethomas
Intermot is already 50 years in Cologne.

Intermot is already 50 years in Cologne.
Forum: EMEA 09-22-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
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, 05:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,654
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, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,567
Posted By alicethomas
Kymco Agility Carry, Peugeot Ludix Pro, ...

Kymco Agility Carry,
Peugeot Ludix Pro,
...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-12-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,531
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 09-10-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,074
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 09-09-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,531
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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,827
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, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,827
Posted By alicethomas
kiloWatt=10 Watt ...

kiloWatt=10 Watt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,863
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, 06:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,827
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.
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