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Forum: EMEA 06-23-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By Rudl
First of all, I'm not sure if your exhaust is...

First of all, I'm not sure if your exhaust is illegal at all. If it's a known European manufacturer, they may have a certificate online (called "ABE") that your exhaust is legal for your bike. Check...
Forum: EMEA 06-23-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,087
Posted By Rudl
In this case, I would support the idea of renting...

In this case, I would support the idea of renting a bike in the Bozen/Trento area if you can get one and spend three days in the dolomites. The girls could stay at Lake Garda (e.g. Riva) and you can...
Forum: EMEA 11-01-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By Rudl
A little input from someone in Europe in addition...

A little input from someone in Europe in addition to what RTLover has already said:
A VFR800 should be really good for riding in Europe if you can put your luggage on it. There are a lot of threads...
Forum: EMEA 10-28-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By Rudl
I'll second that route. From Belgrade on, you'll...

I'll second that route. From Belgrade on, you'll have the only small mountains southwest of Vienna (Wienerwald around Alland), and northwest of Passau (Bayerischer Wald) and between Nuremberg and...
Forum: Europe 10-18-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By Rudl
Ok, then another idea: the area around Banská...

Ok, then another idea: the area around Banská Bystrica in Slovakia has a few charming medieval mining towns like Kremnica and Banská Štiavnica set in nice landscape and with twisty roads to get...
Forum: Europe 10-18-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By Rudl
Just two quick ideas: If you want to stay close...

Just two quick ideas:
If you want to stay close to the suggested route, the Iron Gate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Gate_%28Danube%29) between Serbia and Romania might be worth a detour.

If...
Forum: EMEA 10-18-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By Rudl
It depends :D "Stealth" Camping: Allowed in...

It depends :D

"Stealth" Camping: Allowed in some countries (e.g. Northern Europe, Romania), not so in other contries. But if you keep a low profile (not in towns, not in touristy areas, don't...
Forum: EMEA 10-10-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By Rudl
Eek That's bad! Hope you are ok!

That's bad!
Hope you are ok!
Forum: EMEA 10-02-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,766
Posted By Rudl
You seem to have quite a few motor sports venues...

You seem to have quite a few motor sports venues on your list and I'm not sure what you expect to do or see there, but to add to your list:
- Austria: Erzberg, venue of the annual Erzberg Rodeo....
Forum: EMEA 10-02-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By Rudl
Driving peculiarites or unusual road conditions:...

Driving peculiarites or unusual road conditions: none, if you are coming from Napoli :evil
The only thing to be aware of: If you stay on the coastal highway (Jadranska magistrale), you have to pass...
Forum: EMEA 09-21-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By Rudl
Hi! Border crossings on your route are gone...

Hi!

Border crossings on your route are gone except for UK -> mainland Europe and Poland/Slovakia -> Ukraine. Entering Ukraine might take a little bit of time and be sure to have proper insurance...
Forum: EMEA 09-21-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,469
Posted By Rudl
Great video. Looking forward to the full length...

Great video. Looking forward to the full length version!
How did you like it?
Forum: Europe 09-18-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By Rudl
If your looking for official dealers, in Vienna...

If your looking for official dealers, in Vienna that would be:

BMW Wien Motorradzentrum
Heiligenstaedter Strasse 64
1190 Wien
Tel.: +43136868680
Fax: +43136868684099
...
Forum: EMEA 07-14-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By Rudl
Yes, very nice one. Just don't expect to be...

Yes, very nice one. Just don't expect to be alone.

On the way, there is also Lacul Roşu, a lake with odd tree trunks.
Forum: EMEA 07-08-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
Posted By Rudl
There are two Louis shops in Vienna. While having...

There are two Louis shops in Vienna. While having very friendly and helpful staff, both don't do installs as far as I know. The larger one called "Wien-Nord" (Vienna North), which i would recommend,...
Forum: EMEA 06-22-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By Rudl
I can't join you, but if you have questions about...

I can't join you, but if you have questions about Austria, esp. the eastern part, then just ask here or pm me.
(That intro of yours definitely helps getting replies :lol3 )
Forum: EMEA 06-20-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,469
Posted By Rudl
via Hermagor: More scenic (watch out for Lake...

via Hermagor: More scenic (watch out for Lake Weissensee!) and two additional (small) passes (Kreuzbergpass, iselsberg)
via Spital/Drau: Quicker using the Autobahn from Villach to Spital

If you...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,880
Posted By Rudl
Just some supporting words here: I have the...

Just some supporting words here:
I have the MIVV Sport Oval in Carbon (the sister model to the Suono) on my white XC and I can back everything nrvale0 said.

Fitting it worked well, it just...
Forum: EMEA 06-02-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By Rudl
If you are at the Tridays (June 22nd to 24th),...

If you are at the Tridays (June 22nd to 24th), try to join one of the guided tours like the "Bella Italia" tour on Friday. It will be a long day, but you will get to see dramatic alpine landscapes...
Forum: EMEA 05-07-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By Rudl
Yes, they take motorcycles, you can choose...

Yes, they take motorcycles, you can choose between deck passage (bring your own sleeping bag) and a cabin and upon leaving Venice you get one of the nicest views of that city.



As stated above,...
Forum: Europe 05-07-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By Rudl
Hardly any. That's easy for two...

Hardly any.



That's easy for two possible cases: You leave late or you arrive early and want to explore the town where you are staying. Just leave it with your hosts whether hotel, B&B or camp...
Forum: Europe 05-07-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,847
Posted By Rudl
For Austria, see ASFINAG...

For Austria, see ASFINAG (http://www.asfinag.at/toll-sticker-attaching-and-monitoring).
For motorcycles most people put it somewhere on the fork.



Screen might also work, it's just on the...
Forum: EMEA 05-07-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By Rudl
From what I can see on the map you provided, I...

From what I can see on the map you provided, I would say that's the standard route to Greece for much of Europe from Budapest onwards.

I know the section until Belgrade from recent years, onwards...
Forum: EMEA 05-01-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,469
Posted By Rudl
Toll roads are organized very differently: -...

Toll roads are organized very differently:
- Italian autostrada (motorway): You usuallay get a ticket at entering and pay at a toll booth, when exiting. There is always a booth, where they accept...
Forum: EMEA 04-30-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,469
Posted By Rudl
The only thing I can think of is to bring some...

The only thing I can think of is to bring some cash. Restaurants etc. in smaller towns might or might not accept credit cards. There are, however, plenty of ATMs where you can withdraw from your...
Forum: Europe 04-23-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Rudl
Hi, I think you found the best parts already....

Hi, I think you found the best parts already. Hals, Rohrer Sattel (or the more scenic route via Haselrast), Kalte Kuchl (stop for coffee and Topfenstrudel mandatory), Ochssattel, St. Aegyd, Kernhofer...
Forum: EMEA 04-23-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,469
Posted By Rudl
Hello Hadye, I agree with the suggestion to...

Hello Hadye,

I agree with the suggestion to split the large group into smaller groups if you want to make some progress and avoid being stressed, so maybe you can promote some more of the riders...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,265
Posted By Rudl
Not much to add to mark's reply. I've ridden it...

Not much to add to mark's reply. I've ridden it for a few miles on our motorway and RPM-wise it easily copes with the speeds you mention (and more :wink:), even as RPM's are still limited to 6.5k for...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21,534
Views: 3,871,770
Posted By Rudl
So .. um .. after your questions I checked on the...

So .. um .. after your questions I checked on the actual bike and not just the manual. Fact is, I can't get to the menu entry for switching it off. A guy over at tiger800.co.uk wrote, that he...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21,534
Views: 3,871,770
Posted By Rudl
Ducken: Thanks for the remarks, yes I meant you...

Ducken:
Thanks for the remarks, yes I meant you have to switch it off again. Corrected it in my post.

I'm 1.83m and ~75kg, that's 6ft and 165 pounds.

Killboy:
Yes, snow is scarce this year....
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21,534
Views: 3,871,770
Posted By Rudl
So, in my last post I wrote about my test ride....

So, in my last post I wrote about my test ride. This time I can write about my first rides on my own XC this weekend. First of all, sorry DP, I ordered a white one a few days after the test ride...
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21,534
Views: 3,871,770
Posted By Rudl
I test rode one of the Tigers for 40mins today. ...

I test rode one of the Tigers for 40mins today.

The setting:
Weather was unusually warm for a February day in Vienna, around 12C, very windy, dry in the beginning, raining for the last 10mins of...
Forum: EMEA 05-06-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Rudl
As a possible source I found ...

As a possible source I found
http://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2010/03/28/news/dolomiti_lite_sui_pedaggi_troppi_passi_questa_estate_vietato_l_accesso_alle_auto-2955699/

My Italian is almost...
Forum: EMEA 04-22-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,302
Posted By Rudl
Ok, you are worrying about logistics. That means,...

Ok, you are worrying about logistics. That means, you have decided :D

The logistics seem easy to me:
You pack two suitcases, one with moto gear and one with the rest you need. You fly into, say,...
Forum: EMEA 04-22-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,889
Posted By Rudl
While I agree with most philofax wrote, I...

While I agree with most philofax wrote, I wouldn't be so sure on that conclusion. The mutual recognition of national driving licences is agreed in the "Vienna Convention on Road Traffic" which says...
Forum: Europe 04-21-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By Rudl
A possible extension would be: After the Iron...

A possible extension would be: After the Iron Gate go north and via Transalpina pass to Sibiu and then turn south and go via the Transfagarasan road back to Walachia and on to Bulgaria.
...
Forum: Europe 04-21-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By Rudl
Are there any specific places in those countries...

Are there any specific places in those countries you want to visit?

One possible route from Croatia would be through Bosnia (from the Dalmatian coatst e.g. via Mostar-Sarajevo) on to...
Forum: EMEA 04-20-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,302
Posted By Rudl
Just a quick idea: Fly into Paris, spend a few...

Just a quick idea:
Fly into Paris, spend a few days there, then go on by train/plane (whatever is cheaper) to, say, Munich, rent a motorcycle there for 7-10 days, do a loop in the Alps and from...
Forum: Europe 04-14-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Rudl
For Austria: (1) Technically, Polo is right....

For Austria:
(1) Technically, Polo is right. You need a ECE 22.whatever approved helmet.
(2) Practically, nobody will bother if it looks like a good quality helmet. I use the Arai Tour-X myself...
Forum: Europe 03-03-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Rudl
Hi, slightly tricky seems a good desription...

Hi,

slightly tricky seems a good desription to your situation.
Assuming "Alteisentreiber" speaks German, two links for the requirements for Austria:...
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