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Discussion in 'Europe' started by yayabiko, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. ewanmcconachie

    ewanmcconachie Adventurer

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    I can also vouch for Goedhart. Last week I dropped my KTM off there for warranty work. They looked after me very well and did an extra small job for free too. They are a large dealer and with all the facilities who I will go back to. Worth a try.
  2. casperghst42

    casperghst42 Been here awhile

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    According to the latest news from KNMV they have opened (or will) open some areas in North Brabant for off road riding ...

    But I've not been able to find more information about.


    Casper
  3. ewanmcconachie

    ewanmcconachie Adventurer

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    Ah that does sound interesting thanks. It would be great to hear more about this and even share some trails with some of you. A winter ride can be fun. I have been out of the country for a few weeks but before I left I headed down to that area and rode some trails that were kindly shared to me. It was great to get out and away from the traffic so the more the better for me.
    Now I'm off to Texas to try a little riding there, very free from traffic I expect.
  4. wimj

    wimj Wannabee adventurer

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    Tell us what it was like!
  5. Creeker747

    Creeker747 Been here awhile

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    Hey Amsterdam Inmates!

    I will be coming over the pond to your fine city, and I need to get a bike and some routes for a few days. Please let me know if you have any recommendations for a place that rents bikes.

    Or, if anyone is coming to Arizona. I would be happy to work some kind of swap. PM me if your're interested:

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/-B8Qua6b0lKx6jJB5FRC4HguWwCmxlPL_A0lhWqtwqg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v6sMpjaa4PY/UPLXwP9k-pI/AAAAAAAABFU/N7q1-X8sNEQ/s800/photo%2520%25284%2529.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/bX_xPZh7AxrWbq6Nyy0bLHguWwCmxlPL_A0lhWqtwqg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5fTM9jj1GgE/UDk8UEoNgfI/AAAAAAAABEk/avouCJPF3C8/s800/VFR.JPG" height="800" width="600" /></a>

    Thanks in advance. :clap
  6. ewanmcconachie

    ewanmcconachie Adventurer

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    Will do Wimj.
    My original plan was to hire a GS for two days then a Harley. Unfortunately thunder storms are forecast and the hire company say I'm not allowed offroad. So I have given in and hired a Harley for riding in the hard stuff. After all, my recent riding at home had me and my KTM very wet in a big hole, so it's best I take it easy.
    Anyway I will put up a ride report and if my tech skills allow, will add pictures and video.
    Take it easy on the flat land folks.
  7. wimj

    wimj Wannabee adventurer

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    I'll keep an eye on the ride reports section!

    Leaving the flat land for the Lake District and Y.Dales in a couple of days!

    cheers, Wim
  8. hockeymeteenstokkie

    hockeymeteenstokkie Adventurer

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    You can read here motorcyclerental = motor verhuur in dutch https://www.google.com/search?q=motorverhuur+amsterdam&oq=motorverhuur+amsterdam&aqs=chrome.0.69i57.5182j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
    When you are near Bleiswijk you can drop by for a cup of coffee :thumb

  9. Creeker747

    Creeker747 Been here awhile

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    Much appreciated! I have begun some research for my little excursion ( 3 days), and it sounds like I should make my way towards Bastogne. Thoughts on good route from Amsterdam w/ some nice twisties? I am going have the wifey on the back, so me's thinks she would prefer slab vs gnarly single track........ :evil
  10. wimj

    wimj Wannabee adventurer

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  11. Creeker747

    Creeker747 Been here awhile

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  12. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    How was your trip, Wim? Have you stayed at the Tan Hill Inn? Its an wonderfull place, that it is... Esspecially if the landlady is in da house! :freaky
  13. wimj

    wimj Wannabee adventurer

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    No, we camped. In rainy and icy conditions I may add. We stayed at the Takoda campside in Cumbria. Did a couple of rides to the passes (Hardknott for example) and a bit of green laning. Despite the weather conditions it was fun. Organized (sort of) by adventurebikerider.com
  14. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    Hi,
    I am not from the Netherlands,
    but I was wondering if anyone could help me purchase something off of Marktplaats.nl and ship it to germany for me?

    Figured this was probably the best place to ask :evil

    Thanks in Advance,
    Toby
  15. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    Shure, no problem. What do you need?
  16. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    pm'd you :1drink
  17. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    You could give it a try in Dutch ADV bike clubs as well...
    The Dutch Transalp / Africa Twin f.e. has an 'market place' where locals offer bikes - good value for money...
  18. Normlas

    Normlas Adventurer

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    Hi all,
    I was born in Holland and have lived in New Zealand for over 30years, I still speak Dutch (not too bad) and have a Dutch passport , I am planning a big trip - maybe RTW - and am thinking about buying the bike to do this in Holland.

    Here in NZ I have a well farkled KLR which I love but its extremely expensive to ship it anywhere, which is why I thought I might start my trip in Holland instead. From what I see you don't have KLR650's over there but you have lots of Yamaha XT660Z's which are pretty close.

    I have a few technical questions that I need some dutch bikers advice for please :)

    - what is the story with "wegenbelasting" if I buy a dutch bike, what are the costs and do I need to keep it current while I am not in Holland.

    - Do bikes have an APK like cars and do I need to keep that current if I am not staying in Holland?

    - Is insurance compulsory and do I need to have a Dutch driving license to be able to insure my bike? (I have a dutch car license but not a bike one)

    - how much is a "carnet de passage" for such a bike in holland and is this obtained via the ANWB?

    Is it perhaps much cheaper or easier to buy the bike in Belgium or Germany instead?

    Hopefully someone on here can help me out with these. All advice much appreciated

    Cheers from down under!
  19. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    Wegenbelasting (roadtax) is aprox 120 euro per year. If you don't ride your bike for a long time it can be wise to "schors" it. This means suspending the roadtax. "Schorsen" costs 73 euro and you'll have to renew your suspension every year. If a bike is suspended you are not obliged to insure the bike.

    Luckily we don't need APK. Yet.

    Yes, insurance is compulsory. I'm not sure about the driving licence.
    You can purchase a Carnet de Passage via the ANWB but if you buy a Dutch bike and ride it around in Europe you won't need one. The ANWB has many english speaking advisors, call them if you need answers.

    It can be cheaper, but you'll have to inport it in The Netherlands, this costs time and money.

    You're welcome.
    Greetz
    Reinier
  20. Normlas

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    Thanks hellracer, much appreciated.

    the reason I am curious about the carnet is one possible plan is to drive through Asia where I know you need one (Pakistan and India).

    Another question, what's the best website in Holland to find second hand adventure bikes from private sellers (not from bike shops) ? Marktplaat perhaps?