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Forum: Europe 06-22-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By alicethomas
If you think, English is a pain in the ass, just...

If you think, English is a pain in the ass, just perform the required tests in any other EU language, even Russian or Turkish is possible. Or use public transport. :deal
What languages do US...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-22-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By alicethomas
In Germany it is similar to Norway. Several...

In Germany it is similar to Norway.
Several mandatory theoretical and practical lessons and a 60+60 minutes test.
And there is no learner plate for private riding training, which increases costs....
Forum: Europe 06-19-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By alicethomas
This video shows the basic exercises (about 15...

This video shows the basic exercises (about 15 minutes out of 60, rest is riding in traffic): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GNk2M1tue4#t=50
Usually you get the license directly after the...
Forum: EMEA 06-14-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By alicethomas
Sure you have been in a hospital and not in a...

Sure you have been in a hospital and not in a legal psychiatry?
Forum: Europe 06-05-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By alicethomas
The official questions are copyright protected,...

The official questions are copyright protected, you'll have to pay everywhere.
Either ask your driving school or a bookstore for offical training papers in several languages.
Or go online e.g....
Forum: Europe 05-28-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By alicethomas
N/a. Everywhere illegal except a few small...

N/a. Everywhere illegal except a few small private courses (with entry fees). The hard enduro bikes itself are not roadworthy. Better stay in Switzerland!
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-13-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,819
Posted By alicethomas
2-stroke do not have a higher audio pressure than...

2-stroke do not have a higher audio pressure than 4-strokes, but a higher ignition frequency and our ear happens to be much more sensible in that spectrum.
2-stroke are smellier, they emit partially...
Forum: EMEA 05-12-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By alicethomas
What does a nurse do if not nursing the...

What does a nurse do if not nursing the patients!?
You can't expect every German / Turkey / Indian / Japanese / ... patient to speak English.
Not to mention the subject-specific terms.
Forum: Europe 05-03-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By alicethomas
Europe has many states and laws. But in Germany...

Europe has many states and laws. But in Germany that would be considered falsifcation of documents (StGB 267). Usually punished with a heavy fine or up to 5 years jail. In more strictly countries...
Forum: Europe 04-29-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By alicethomas
PN send.

PN send.
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-05-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,878
Posted By alicethomas
Rotax slowly faded out until 2007. The last F650...

Rotax slowly faded out until 2007. The last F650 had a different 798cc twin. The G650 and G450 have singles made by Loncin (since 2008) and Kymco (2007). They all have modern engines and Rotax isn't...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-03-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,878
Posted By alicethomas
This and the vario automatic which is adjusted...

This and the vario automatic which is adjusted for medium rpm. You can't cruise with low rpm like with a motorcycle.
And as already mentioned, scooters are usually much heavier than a motorcycle of...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-02-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,484
Posted By alicethomas
1980 Paris-Dakar: 2 Vespa PX 200 finished!

1980 Paris-Dakar: 2 Vespa PX 200 finished!
Forum: Europe 03-26-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By alicethomas
If you don't know what you want (to see), take a...

If you don't know what you want (to see), take a map and a dart.
Hint: if dart hits a blue area, throw agasin
Forum: Europe 03-24-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By alicethomas
Hi Chrissie, perhaps you'd like to meet the...

Hi Chrissie,

perhaps you'd like to meet the motorcycle friends rhein-neckar.
https://motorradfreunde-rheinneckar.de/index.php/BoardList/
Although the website is usually in German, we have US...
Forum: EMEA 03-24-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By alicethomas
From my experience with 50cc you can average...

From my experience with 50cc you can average 35-40kph with a 45kph street legal moped. I find 250km/day chilly and beyond 400km it is getting arduous.
(A friend of mine has already made a 800km day...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-22-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By alicethomas
In the important scooter countries (E/SE/S-Asia...

In the important scooter countries (E/SE/S-Asia and Europe), there is hardly a stretch of 10 miles where you could reasonably apply cruise control.
And in countries with long straights and less...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-14-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By alicethomas
Are you friends and ride together or are you...

Are you friends and ride together or are you competing?
Some years ago I had a phantastic trip with my friends in the Swiss + Italian Alps, vehicles ranging from 125cc scooter to 1200cc bike.
An...
Forum: EMEA 03-13-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By alicethomas
That is up to date. But very expensive. If you...

That is up to date.
But very expensive. If you buy your badge locally then <10.
Forum: EMEA 03-11-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By alicethomas
Bikes and quads etc may enter the Umweltzone...

Bikes and quads etc may enter the Umweltzone without environmental badge.
Forum: EMEA 03-09-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By alicethomas
Several cities (like Bolzano/Italy) already...

Several cities (like Bolzano/Italy) already banned old dirty smokers in general.

For a comparison:
Just today a friend complained (on a different forum), that his Piaggio Hexagon 150 (carbed 2...
Forum: EMEA 03-05-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By alicethomas
openstreetmaps are free:...

openstreetmaps are free: http://www.freizeitkarte-osm.de/garmin/en/index.html
Just get the garmin device of your choice.
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-18-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,178
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, 11:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,178
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, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
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, 05:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
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, 02:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,492
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, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
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, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
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, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,197
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, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
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, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
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, 11:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,834
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, 10:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,034
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, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
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, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,209
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, 02:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,992
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, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,992
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, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
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, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,731
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)
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