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Discussion in 'Europe' started by bavarian, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. GiPS

    GiPS ADVENTURER

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    Hamburg Germany
    Hi @-all!
    I'm GiPS aka Andreas....

    Is there anyone of you folks planing to go to the HMT (Hamburger Motorrad Tage) next weekend?!
    I'm think I'll be there on friday - and I'm always happy to meet other ADV-Riders...
    So what about YOU?

    Cheers!!!
  2. jensht

    jensht Adventurer

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    I'll probably be going with my wife, most likely Sat or Sun though since I doubt I will finish up early with work on Friday. Would be nice to meet up though
  3. Schelbi

    Schelbi Been here awhile

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    Beeghof / Germany
    Hello,

    I live in the south of Germany and I like it :D But I think most people like the area they live in.
    https://maps.google.de/maps?q=Beegh%C3%B6fer+Ortsstra%C3%9Fe+74589,+Satteldorf&hl=de&ie=UTF8&sll=49.178505,10.089154&sspn=0.113899,0.264187&oq=74589+beegh%C3%B6fer&hnear=Beegh%C3%B6fer+Ortsstra%C3%9Fe,+Beeghof+74589+Satteldorf,+Stuttgart,+Baden-W%C3%BCrttemberg&t=m&z=17
    I have just 200km to the Austrian alps, 250km to Switzerland, 200km to the Bavarian forest, 140km to the Black forest.

    And it is the part of Germany with the lowest jobless rate :clap

    If you visit this area please send me a message. Maybe we can meet for a :1drink
  4. marret

    marret Transient

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    Location:
    Fort Knox KY
    There has been a lot of good advice so far. I think the riding across the Southern Germany is good. Can't speak for the north.

    Plenty of bikes available here. Part of the answer may lie in your status when here. With the US? Covered under SOFA?

    Let me know if you get down towards Kaiserslautern.

    Chris
  5. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    also, in the past it was pretty hard to convert American bikes to German TUV standards - you prolly save yourself a lot of hassle by buying a tagged bike once you are there.
  6. Schelbi

    Schelbi Been here awhile

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    Beeghof / Germany
  7. Brian-M

    Brian-M Melting in GA

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    Location:
    Warm Springs, GA
    I was wondering if one of you fellows in Germany might be able to help me out. The wife and I are coming over for a few weeks in March (MMmm, Starkbier) and wanted to hit the ground running with a pre-paid SIM. Doing a little reading and it seems like one needs an address to receive a letter for prepaid SIMs. Just hoping one of you might be willing to pick one up for me (mostly for data use) and mail it across the pond. Obviously I'll cover all costs and toss in enough for a good drink or two.

    Alternately, just having an address where I know the letter won't be refused and service canceled would be nice. I've heard too many stories of others using hotels and losing service mid-way through their trip because the letters are sent back.

    We're with a group for most of the trip, starting and ending in Munich with the middle stretching north to Bamberg, but I'll gladly buy a beer for anyone local. :freaky
  8. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    unless you arrive on a sunday you can just pick one up at pretty much any local supermarket for example. no address required.

    Gesendet von meinem GT-I9300 mit Tapatalk 2
  9. gpracer171

    gpracer171 Kodak Courage

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    Location:
    Erlangen, Germany
    Anyone on here live near Erlangen? I moved here in November and I am needing to get my Bike inspected. I have several questions about this and getting my license. It looks like I will ahve to take the Motocycle lessons and the whole process for my Motorcycle endorsement as they will only access my Car license. So I also need someone who can suggest a FahrSchule who will do a short process or course ro save some cash sense I have been riding for 30+ years.

    Let em know if you can help.
  10. Hide & Seek

    Hide & Seek Adventurer

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    Location:
    NSW, riding heaven soon to be Berlin, riding hell
    Hi guys,

    Sorry if this has already be covered (probably many times) but I'm after information on buying a bike in Germany. I will be moving to Berlin from Australia in april and couldn't bear to think about living without a bike.

    To begin with I will be there on a 12 month working holiday visa and I will get an international driving permit. Will it just be a matter of buying a bike and paying insurance? Would there be anything else involved?

    Obviously if I stay on after the 12 month I will need to look into getting a German license etc. I'm just looking at the easiest way of owning and riding a bit for the first 12 months

    Cheers
    Riley
  11. Mike_K

    Mike_K Been here awhile

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    Cologne
    In the south of germany you have a lot of great tracks but also in the area around Eifel (near Koblenz, Aachen, Cochem) , Sauerland (near Olpe) , Bergisches Land (near Cologne) and Westerwald (near Koblenz). But like GatorTiger said: At the weekends in the season therer are many bikes and many crank people on the road.

    Regards Mike
  12. HIgh Water

    HIgh Water Waisting Time

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    Location:
    Los Barriles, Baja - Colorado - Stuttgart Germany
    Thanks to all of you who responded to my questions. No question about it, ADVriders are great people everywhere. I just got back to Baja after great tour of Czech and Germany. I think I hit every major city and had a great German guide to show me all the ins and out we could cram into a two week trip. I rented and Audi A6 to make the Autobahn more …umm.. enjoyable! <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I have been living in Baja for the last three winters (CO in summer) so my blood is thin which made it difficult to adjust to the temperatures there. My next rip over is in April to continue looking at where I want to live. I’ll be there for the next five years so I’m not in a hurry to decide. I look forward to meeting all of you once spring comes and I get a bike set up over there.<o:p></o:p>
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    Tschuss,<o:p></o:p>
  13. AT86

    AT86 Been here awhile

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    Hallo everybody,

    i am living in germany close to Heidelberg. My first travel on a bike was at the age of 16 with a 80ccm Honda MB8 from germany to Genoa/Italy and from there along the coast all the way to Cannes and back along the Route Napoleon. With 17 i rode with two friends with the same bike down to Lloret de Mar in Spain.
    A few years later i had a brand new Honda Africa Twin in 1991 which i took all the way around the Iberian Island down to Gibraltar and back.

    So looking foreward to meet some more interesting people here.
  14. Brit/Man II

    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    A Brit in Germany
    Nice to hear from you hope you like it here, I live up northish around Dortmund if your ever up here drop me a PM for a meet :deal Brit/Man II (JOE)

  15. Death6

    Death6 n00b

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    Mobile AL
    Hey Y'all, Guten Tag,
    I just found this forum but not new to Germany or riding. I too am close to Heidelberg. I just picked up a 2013 GSA last Sep and now keep looking at it in the garage waiting for March so I can ride again. Unfortunately, I will be leaving Germany (again) probably for the last time this summer. I am looking forward to riding with all my German friends soon.

    Bob
    2013 R1200GSA
    1996 K1100RS
    1991 GSXR750
  16. GatorTiger

    GatorTiger Go Gators - Ride Tigers!

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    Considering your bike I especially like your avatar!!!! :wink:
  17. faltklo

    faltklo n00b

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    Hey there!

    I'm Lucas, 24, from Remscheid (50km east of Köln).
    Bike is a KTM 690 Enduro R
    Interests are Soccer (1. FC Köln - e leeve lang rut un wiess), riding my bike, and old cars (bmw e30)
  18. GatorTiger

    GatorTiger Go Gators - Ride Tigers!

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    Moin Lucas!

    Willkumme unn Jröösse ann de schäl Sick!! :D

    Cheers,
    HG
    (Exil-Erpel-er :wink:)
  19. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Petawawa Ontario
    Awesome, I'm going to the FC Koln game on Saturday!
  20. faltklo

    faltklo n00b

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    Meet You there :D

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