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

  1. buttonsjunior

    buttonsjunior n00b

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    Hi All,

    I have a advanced provisional licence from Ireland up to 33kw.

    I have moved to germany and was wondering if i could use my Irish provisional licence or do i have to get german? if i do need a german licence, would i be able to get the equivalent german licence with my Irish licence? or what do i need to do? or is it better to do my final test in ireland?

    any advise really welcome :)
  2. iny46

    iny46 Adventurer

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    Hi
    Europeans are allowed to drive with their license for 6 months. If your are staying longer in an EU-Country. you have to transform the license into a german. There´ll be no problem with that.
    You get help in the town you are living now.
    Ask for Führerscheinsteele or Zulassungsstelle :D
  3. alicethomas

    alicethomas Been here awhile

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    What license exactly?
    A learners permit (like "bf17" in Germany) isn't covered by the 6 month period.

    I'd ask "Volker Kalus" from the Führerscheinstelle Ludwigshafen. He is a real professional in this topic.
    http://www.fahrerlaubnisrecht.de/Impressum.htm
  4. exotesthrasouden

    exotesthrasouden Adventurer

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    There's an English & German speaking Ex-pat in the Kiel area in case anyone is ever needing a resource around the area.

    -Ryan
  5. HIgh Water

    HIgh Water Waisting Time

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    Hey, our thread is going to get lost. No one has been here for a month. I've been in Stuttgart for 7 months and I still don't have a bike. I have 6 of them in Colorado. My bad, work, work, work. I don't take holidays like the Germans.
  6. MoxNix

    MoxNix Stuttgart Germany

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    Welcome! In Stuttgart as well- need to get a bike here pronto!

    Chris
  7. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    I moved to Berlin 6 months ago. Sold my WR250X and my DR650 before leaving Canada. Bought a 990 Super Duke when I got here, but I've since realized it's the wrong bike for the city. Way too much power to have between your legs with so many radar cameras around. It would be awesome for weekend rides, but I like to ride every day, even if it's just to zip to the bakery for a loaf of bread.

    I'm thinking of something a little milder, more urban friendly, but not too wimpy. Considering a Husky TR650, maybe the KTM 690 Enduro or even the smaller Duke.

    I need to explore more than just the downtown area.
  8. alicethomas

    alicethomas Been here awhile

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    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).
  9. HIgh Water

    HIgh Water Waisting Time

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    This is how I understand it as well. But anyone is welcome, German (locals) comments are often helpful to us Auslanders..:freaky

    Moving on to bike choices and routes...
  10. HIgh Water

    HIgh Water Waisting Time

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    would a 50 cc Vespa be too wimpy?...JK Actually, the functionality of the little things has become apparent to me since living here. But the lack of machismo is still ...well you know.
  11. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    I gotta be honest, I definitely see the practical side of a scooter. I've given them serious consideration, but only for use as transportation. One plan I'm giving thought to is to buy a "real" motorcycle for use when I wanna go ride, say, on the weekend, and a scooter for zipping around town and going back and forth to work Monday through Friday.
  12. hensmen

    hensmen Been here awhile

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    Hallo Macgyver, what about a vintage CX500.
    Best urban bike, no one steals it, cheap, no chain and often sold with suitcases. Heard for example off carburator thefts direkt from the beemer.
    My CX had about 200000 km on the clock, good tyres and TÜV for nearly two years, costs 300 Euros and brings me everyday to work.
    Beside, she has many space under the frame and i can reach nearly everyplace.
    Hans

    This was our trip to Corsica, no preperations, saddle up, take fuel and next stop Genua,...
    [​IMG]
  13. ssason

    ssason Been here awhile

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    Hi, try www.limbaecher.de, lokated in Filderstadt, near Stuttgart-Airport, they have so many bikes, they need to sell them :rofl

    I hope to get my VFR fixed next weekend (fork sealing, brakepads,etc...) and get there back home from Stuttgart to Essen :clap
  14. HIgh Water

    HIgh Water Waisting Time

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    That is really close to me, thanks I'll check them out this week.
  15. HIgh Water

    HIgh Water Waisting Time

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    Here are some insurance sites I found. I am not endorsing any of them just putting information out there.

    WGV.de<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    http://www.wgv.de/portal/de/portal/versicherung/fahrzeuge/uebersicht.html<o:p></o:p>
    VHV.de<o:p></o:p>
    https://www.vhv.de/vhv/privat/Unsere-Produkte-Fahrzeuge-Motorrad-Motorrad.html<o:p></o:p>
    HUK.de<o:p></o:p>
    http://www.huk.de/produkte/kfz-versicherung/motorradversicherung.jsp?tab=beitrag-berechnen&tab=beitrag-berechnen&nmklick=tarifrechner.kfz_krad-beitrag_content_button&nmpath=tarifrechner.kfz-versicherung-berechnen_thema_mitte_link<o:p></o:p>
    RUV.de<o:p></o:p>
    http://www.ruv.de/de/privatkunden/kfz-versicherung/motorradversicherung/index.jsp<o:p></o:p>
    RV24.de<o:p></o:p>
    http://www.rv24.de/direkt/kfz/krad/motorrad.jsp<o:p></o:p>
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    The following websites compare various insurances. I don´t know how good they are but they'll give you at least an idea of the price range and insurance companies there are.<o:p></o:p>
    http://www.tarifcheck24.com/kfz-versicherung/vergleich/<o:p></o:p>
    http://www.check24.de/kfz-versicherung/<o:p></o:p>
  16. Schelbi

    Schelbi Been here awhile

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    Yeah, the good old CX500. Ugly as hell but reliable as no other bike:D

    btw I have a CX,too.
    [​IMG]
  17. hensmen

    hensmen Been here awhile

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    Hello Schelbi, she is famous, the picture off your XL CX XL.
    Are you still trying to sell your old XLV 750r ?
    Found an other one on Corsica, only little work needed.
    Hans
    [​IMG]
    sorry, mean this one:
    [​IMG]
    I talked to the owner and he told me, that it is true, i saw the same bike (in better condition) 1987, cause it belonged to his brother. But our CX family is still growing.
    [​IMG]
    Greetings vom Hans
  18. Schelbi

    Schelbi Been here awhile

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    No, I sold the XLV last August and she is running again. The new owner told me he had to clean the carbs and changed the oil and now she is running fine.

    Only the fuel tank was to rusty.

    I still have to much bikes but I can't decide to sell one.
  19. hensmen

    hensmen Been here awhile

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    Did you ever change the backwheel, i mean, iff you took spokes?
    Cause the CX looks very nice.
    Greetings from RT, vom Hans with the same problem, A hack, two CX, 2 Bol dòrs, and and and
  20. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    I've always liked the old CX500's... ever since I had the chance to ride one back in the mid-80's. It definitely wasn't my style of bike at that time (I was only into dirt bikes) but I do remember how smooth that motor was. They weren't a very popular bike in Canada but they did have a cult-like following.

    I'm very close to placing an order for a new GS Adventure -- just concerned about spending so much cash... in a few days I may come to my senses and order the damn thing. If I do, I plan to also get a very cheap scooter or small engine city bike.