Spanish ADVriders sign in

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Nanin, May 11, 2006.

  1. isaac

    isaac Adventurer

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    Not possible...... at least that I know of...... maybe if you have a Harley..... some insurance companies are specialiced in harleys......

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  2. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Adventurer

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    I run an off-road bike tour business in Andalucia!:clap :clap

    You can get fully comp insurance here but is very expensive - nearly 2000 euros for my Fazer1000! That would cover you for own damage as well as theft - depends how dodgy your area is I guess.

    We can sort some discount out should any of you want to venture this far down and try the trails round here.....www.andaluciantrailtours.com


    Nice water splash by the way in the first pic.....
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  3. puncar thogoole

    puncar thogoole Been here awhile

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  4. XTreme

    XTreme Mucho Macho

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    Us Brits in Spain should organise a big meet you know....my location is Huescar, Granada.
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  5. puncar thogoole

    puncar thogoole Been here awhile

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    Thats a really good idea Xtreme , it seems were a pretty spread out bunch , somewhere a bit north of where you are is probably something like half along the coast (assuming everyones on the coast !).
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  6. Nanin

    Nanin Halfozze

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    can we go although we are not brits???????
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  7. XTreme

    XTreme Mucho Macho

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    Course you can mate....open to everybody. I've got a few Brits from my forum DualSport-Europe (and a guy from Portugal) coming over the last week of April 2007.
    They're doing Plymouth-Santander, and I'm meeting up with them all in Madrid, and then heading south into Granada.
    So we could always set something up for that time.
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  8. Nanin

    Nanin Halfozze

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    It would be great but I still don't know when I'll come back from Oz, I'll go there next february for a couple of months anyway if I'm back I could always meet U near Madrid these days
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  9. loud640

    loud640 I like beer!!

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    I'm in, if I can get time away from my child-care duties.

    That sounds like somewhere near to me, GREAT!
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  10. XTreme

    XTreme Mucho Macho

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    If there's a few of us in the Valencia/Alicante/Almeria/Murcia/Granada provinces we could always do a more local meet before that....somewhere reasonably central to all of us.....like Cartagena.
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  11. loud640

    loud640 I like beer!!

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    Thanks Carl, I was gonna try and do it myself (without a Gestor). I'm not too clear what the process is for bikes. I seem to recall that bikes over 600cc are treated differently.

    I believe that I need to get a special ITV done 1st, then an engineers report, and then go see Trafico to get the bike registered. I have also heard that I need to get a form from the British Consultate to "prove" that I brought the bike over as part of my permanent move. This would apparently reduce my tax payable upon registration.

    The problem that I have is that everything I have found out about the process seems to be rather vague & wooly. Maybe I should just pay a Gestor.
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  12. loud640

    loud640 I like beer!!

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    I'm on the case, thanks for the link
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  13. XTreme

    XTreme Mucho Macho

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    My Strom is a Spanish bike, but my XT350 still has Brit plates. I just insure it through e-bikes where I get 365 days Euro cover.
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  14. puncar thogoole

    puncar thogoole Been here awhile

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    Loud640 , I've only changed plates by using a gestor , I've heard of people trying to do it all themselves , it usually ends in tears !.(also heard of people being told that an inspector will have to come from Madrid because its a "special" vehicle thats not common in Spain,& you will have to pay there travel expenses , something stupid like 1500 euros , I'm not kiddin). Things that appear easy at first like going to trafico end up being half a day wasted because first you stood in the wrong queue , then when you were in the correct queue after waiting an hour you are told you need (pick one!)photocopy/photocopy signed by a notory/oridginal document/something you haven't even hered of !. The gestor (if they are any good) seems to have a way of being first in the queue with the correct paperwork , my Gestor even has a "Perrito"(inspector) in the same company , they just tell me a time & place to meet , he looks at the vehicle , verifies that it is what its claimed to be & tells me if anything has to be changed for the ITV. The ITV doesn't seem to be that much different from a normal one , just a bit more attention to chassis numbers & vehicle wieght etc , oh , & its more expensive(what a supprise!!). I'm not saying don't do it yourself (I'd be very interested to hear how you get on if you do), but I think maybe sometimes you have got to accept that people make a living out of changing paperwork , it has to be hard to do it yourself or they would be out of work !!!. I think its vauge & wooly on purpose , It is expensive compared to UK (think it was free , or near when I last lived in UK), but I don't think there is a way round it. Hope this helps & not hinders !. (never hered of the British consulate form thing).
    Take care, Carl.
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  15. Quimi

    Quimi Tremendous n00b

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    Hey!! From Barcelona sorroundings here!!
    Wee-Strom power!!:lol3

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  16. loud640

    loud640 I like beer!!

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    Thanks for the link, I am now insured :D with these guys. It was quite expensive, but not cheaper than a new bike. And not as bad as I had heard.
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  17. Gatso'shy

    Gatso'shy Adventurer

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    Me too .....

    Mid way, tween Granada & Malaga

    1000m up @ the source of the Guadalhorce

    :rayof
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  18. village

    village n00b

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    ok guys , brit in spain love it, i ride wait for it !! ducati monster900 but love the idea of off roading for a first bike what would you suggest for all the dirty stuff, i also have a honda cruiser to sell ( bought on the spur of the moment ) but like the idea of off roading any ideas
    dave
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  19. tohubohu

    tohubohu n00b

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    Here´s another 640 rider for a year now
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  20. PaulXC

    PaulXC Adventurer

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    Hola Todos!

    I’m based in Sant Cugat near Barcelona most of the time and the rest of the time in the Charente in Western France.

    I’ve got 2 bikes here at the moment.

    I’ve just got a French registered XChallenge new from the dealer in LaRochelle – on French plates and French Insurance via BMW in France.

    I’ve also still got my UK plated F650 Dakar here on UK plates and UK insurance.

    Basically you are only meant to keep a non Spanish plated vehicle here for no more that 6 month is any 12 month period. Quite how they can keep track on this I’m not sure – I figure the 6 months starts from the first time you get stopped by the Police…..

    Found this when I was looking the other day to import my Dakar
    http://www.livespainforlife.co.uk/default.aspx?id=56 seemed to be a good guide.

    I'm also in for a meet up, if I can also get time away from my child-care duties….

    Paul
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