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Forum: EMEA Today, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
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 Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
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 Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
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: 27
Views: 1,538
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: 36
Views: 2,078
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: 282
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: 282
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: 36
Views: 2,078
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: 26
Views: 898
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: 10
Views: 558
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: 155
Views: 8,639
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: 10
Views: 558
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: 10
Views: 558
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: 11
Views: 526
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: 218
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: 11
Views: 526
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: 450
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: 641
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: 4,137
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...
Forum: EMEA 06-10-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,759
Posted By alicethomas
You may not use the highway with vehicles...

You may not use the highway with vehicles <80km/h.
Anyway would need a highway vignette.
And you shouldn't, as the highway uses the nearly 17 km long San Gottardo street tunnel with full video...
Forum: EMEA 06-10-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,759
Posted By alicethomas
You may not use the highway with vehicles...

You may not use the highway with vehicles <80km/h.
And you shouldn't, as the highway uses the nearly 17 km long San Gottardo street tunnel with full video monitoring.

From Zürich head south to...
Forum: EMEA 06-10-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,759
Posted By alicethomas
You may not use the highway with vehicles...

You may not use the highway with vehicles <80kp/h.
And you shouldn't, as the highway uses the nearly 17 km long San Gottardo street tunnel with full video monitoring.

From Zürich head south to...
Forum: Europe 06-08-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,214
Posted By alicethomas
Not required. No armoured clothes required at...

Not required. No armoured clothes required at all, you may even ride (with helmet of course) in a bathing suit - at your own risk (solatium might be cut drastically).
Even France has cancelled the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,302
Posted By alicethomas
I rode my Baotian Ecobike (50cc, 41kph) from the...

I rode my Baotian Ecobike (50cc, 41kph) from the Ruhr area (Dortmund) to the French and Swiss alps. 25% incline was no problem:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/43/falkenstein.jpg...
Forum: EMEA 05-22-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By alicethomas
Residential status is required to register a...

Residential status is required to register a vehicle in the EU for common use.
Export registration is possible too, but quite expensive and not for your intended duration.
Forum: Europe 05-08-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,214
Posted By alicethomas
http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/stvo_2013/__2.ht...

http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/stvo_2013/__2.html
(1) means: Vehicles have to use the road... :deal
Can <> should. Fines up to 50000€ in nature protection areas.
Just ride on your own military...
Forum: Europe 05-08-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,214
Posted By alicethomas
http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/stvo_2013/__2.ht...

http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/stvo_2013/__2.html
(1) means: Vehicles have to use the road...
Can <> should. Fines up to 50000€ in nature protection areas.
But there are some legal roads...
Forum: Europe 05-07-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,737
Posted By alicethomas
Why don't you register your vehicles like other...

Why don't you register your vehicles like other residents in Germany? ;)
Get an evb number from your favorite insurance company and go to the local Zulassungsstelle/Strassenverkehrsamt.
Forum: Europe 05-02-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By alicethomas
It's all highway and no problem to ride. Cave:...

It's all highway and no problem to ride.
Cave: you have to pay toll for highways except in Germany. Fines are heavy!
Forum: Europe 04-03-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By alicethomas
EU law is the same everywhere in the EU. 6...

EU law is the same everywhere in the EU.
6 months carefree transit, then import with registration and technical inspection.
And only then the engineer will ask for the parking brake (or "fixing...
Forum: EMEA 03-25-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By alicethomas
Schengen Visa is a special Visa valid for only 90...

Schengen Visa is a special Visa valid for only 90 days. Forget it.

Read and scroll down to "requirements for the issue of visas for longer stays...":...
Forum: EMEA 03-25-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By alicethomas
Yes, 90 days (divisible) within 180 consecutive...

Yes, 90 days (divisible) within 180 consecutive days.
US nationals don't need a Schengen Visa and therefore won't get one.
If they have to stay longer, they should apply for a residence permit.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By alicethomas
The Renault Twizy is a non tilting 4-wheeler. In...

The Renault Twizy is a non tilting 4-wheeler. In versions with 45 and 80kph, with and without doors etc. It's certainly not a scooter or motorycle.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By alicethomas
A cabin motorcycle/scooter. Europeans are used...

A cabin motorcycle/scooter.
Europeans are used to them since 1984 (commercial start of the "ecomobile"): http://peraves.wordpress.com/
Now they abondoned the combustion engine and build up to 36...
Forum: EMEA 03-06-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,759
Posted By alicethomas
I don't know the video, but anyway you have to...

I don't know the video, but anyway you have to take the S51 street along the coast through all the towns. Not the highway (at least 150cc required). You will be lucky to average 30km/h on this...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,644
Posted By alicethomas
I don't recommend heated gear (for a serious...

I don't recommend heated gear (for a serious trip). It is a technical subjection and prone to fail. Imagine an emergency bivouac...
I never rely on electric gimmicks in the artic or high mountains....
Forum: EMEA 02-18-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,759
Posted By alicethomas
Many consecutive +300km days. 8-12 hours in the...

Many consecutive +300km days. 8-12 hours in the saddle, stops or sightseeing not included.
And the risk of a hold-up (technical problems, accident, wealth) increaes with the size of the group.
...
Forum: Europe 02-14-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By alicethomas
125cc is fine. I too did it on a Kwang Yang...

125cc is fine. I too did it on a Kwang Yang Scooter with 8kW.
I.e. the Swedish IBA forum organises an annual IBA run solely for 125cc and smaller!
Forum: Europe 01-14-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 76,381
Posted By alicethomas
And another people think it's a .com forum and...

And another people think it's a .com forum and they may post regardless of their citizenship.
"Regional forums->Europe"
Is imho more about your location (or destination of a trip).
Forum: Europe 01-10-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By alicethomas
BMW Munich makes cars. BMW Berlin motorcycles. ...

BMW Munich makes cars. BMW Berlin motorcycles.
BMW Dingolfing (!) is the central warehouse.

Anyway BMW Munich will help you:
kundenbetreuung@bmw.de
+49-89-1250 160 00 (08:00 - 20:00 MEZ every...
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