German members sign in here

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

  1. miniboxer

    miniboxer Adventurer

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    Time to say hello to you from the Niederrhein!
    When joined by my 12 year old daughter, I prefer to use my X-Challenge, on other trips I take my old XL350R, or for future trips my DR350 that I'm still preparing.
    I'm always open to backroad-and gravel-trips. If anyone is interested in planning and doing camping-enduro-tours, visiting the Tesch Travel Meeting, or MRT (2015 hopefully''), just send me a p/m!


    Andreas
  2. fierstf

    fierstf girl power

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    Hello,

    Is there anyone, preferably in or around the Kaiserslautern area that is willing to help me do a few small mods on my bike? My first small task is to wire in a GPS, heated grips, etc into my bike using relays. It would also be great of you are planning some work on your bikes as well. I am happy to watch, assist, etc. so I can learn.

    I have done a lot of riding and exploring on my own around the world. Since I learned how to ride 9 years ago, I have managed to ride some sort of two wheeled transportation on 5 different continents. However, most were shorter trips on rented motorcycles. My limited repair skills and tools have kept my from doing anything too far away from the beaten path. I want to become more independent so I can get myself out of trouble if my bike breaks down in a remote area, or where I don't speak the local language. I can pay you with beer, or we can work something else out to compensate you for your time. I can get mail tax free from the US so perhaps I can order something for you in exchange? Send me a PM if you might be willing to help mentor me.

    Thanks,
    Frances
  3. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    Hi Frances,

    I'm willing to help with any type of repairs/upgrades and happy to share my knowledge. I've been riding and wrenching on bikes for about 35 years. Unfortunately I am not that close to you: I live in Berlin. But I do have tools and a garage. In any event, my offer is genuine and I work for beer.

    BTW, I am planning to meet some friends in Denver next summer for a 10-day trip riding mountain pass trails. I did it 2 years ago and have been very eager to return.
  4. coolgreany

    coolgreany Been here awhile

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    Not sure I would advertise that too much as the US/German customs folks may not like it. :)
  5. dmdbit

    dmdbit n00b

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    I am in hamburg(American) on business for 7 months. Is there places motorcycle related to visit. Would like to find and experience motorcycle culture here compared to home. I am sorry Ich spreche kein deutsch but look forward to learning.
  6. fierstf

    fierstf girl power

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    Thanks! I may take you up on that offer in the spring. I certainly wouldn't mind some more time in Berlin. If you don't mind, I would like to talk on the phone and gather other ideas for upgrades, modifications, etc. We can talk about plans for CO as well!

  7. fierstf

    fierstf girl power

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    I was simply offering a specific gift/beer in exchange for someone's help. It is unfortunate, but as a women, I have to be very careful in what I say. On other sites when I was less specific and I offered to do something nice in exchange for some help, I have gotten some lewd offers.

  8. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    Send me a PM anytime.

    :thumb

  9. coolgreany

    coolgreany Been here awhile

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    I understand. However if the Post Office or Customs folks get wind that you're ordering taxable/dutiable goods for local nationals and bypassing their import laws with your tax free status then you could land yourself in hot water. I know folks that have been caught for similar. Just a word to the wise.
  10. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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    sooo, I know this part is mostly for ADV'rs that are in Germany, but maybe somebody has an insight for me.


    My mom died, and in order for my dad to keep everything I have to decline my inheritance. Well, I am here in the states and it has to go via a Notar in Germany. My googlefoo told me that I have to go the the Konsulat in Atlanta to get the paperwork notarized... I got 10 days to sort it out.

    Thought? Tips?
  11. alicethomas

    alicethomas Been here awhile

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  12. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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    yup - I just found that out too a little while ago. She died a few weeks ago and 10 days would have been the end of 60 days. But it does not apply to me, only to him.

    Whole thing is a mess now, looks like if we both decline the "Erbe" my uncle may get a cut instead of all going to my dad....
  13. fierstf

    fierstf girl power

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    Army in Europe Regulation 215-6*
    Paragraph 22.c. - Members of the U.S. Forces who intend to donate gifts or sell items to ID-cardholders that they acquired under tax-exempt conditions may do so, provided the transaction remains noncommercial in nature.

    I was simply offering a one time gift in exchange for someone's help. I was not proposing any type of an ongoing, illegal import business for profit.

  14. beach2008

    beach2008 Adventurer

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    Another German here: the first 23 years of life in Martinshoehe (little village near Landstuhl which is, in turn, not far from K-Town). Then I married a British girl ending up living in UK
  15. Revontulet

    Revontulet Been here awhile

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    I'm not actually German, but please bear with me for (mis)using this thread nevertheless :D: My name's Roland, I'm Austrian and I'm riding an F800GS. Trips took me mostly to Scandinavia so far, but I hope to explore Asia anytime soon. :clap Anyway, I decided to sign up for this fine forum after lurking around for some months. :wave
  16. PCLS2FLY

    PCLS2FLY Hooker Pilot

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    fierstf, did you ever get the help you needed. I have officially garaged my new bike for the winter. Sad day. :(: But I have been getting parts in getting her ready for spring. I did just get a device called the Fuse Block FZ-1 and am itching to install it. I am running aux lights and that should help quite a bit. I had no choice but to wire them initially direct to the battery, as splicing them into a wire harness would have voided the waranty. From what I have read for the price it is a great buy if your running anything electrical. You had been talking of doing some mods and I though of you with this one. Have a good one.
  17. carma

    carma n00b

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    ein "Merzheher" :-)
  18. Renegade 7

    Renegade 7 Adventurer

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    Hi from Würzburg!
    Retired military guy here, ride a KTM and looking for like minded people to go on adventure rides. :)
  19. Harald

    Harald Adventurer

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    I'm probably like minded but not retired yet. So I have to spend most time of my current life at work! :-)

    I'm from Nuremberg and if you think about some rides in Franconia pleas let me know. I'm from Nuremberg and on the road with my BMW GS Adventure - not a lot of Off Road.
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  20. boomer bike-travel

    boomer bike-travel the F 800GS ADV twins

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    Hello from the beautiful Rhine-Valley.
    We are located close to the Loreley and just set up our "basecamp" here after 2,5 years of traveling around the world with two BMW F800GS. We like this area close to the river, the wine and surrounded by forrest :-)
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