Spanish ADVriders sign in

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

  1. viatormundi

    viatormundi Citizen of the world

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    I would be very interested taking part in such a meeting.
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  2. Bandit GS

    Bandit GS Adventurer

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    Me too:clap
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  3. Nuevototem

    Nuevototem Adventurer

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    Hola a todos,

    Estoy en BARCELONA GAVA alquien interesado en recorrer el GARRAF? :ear

    les muestro una foto :evil


    Saludos :thumb

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  4. Sloppy

    Sloppy Been here awhile

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    It's a long shot, but I'm wondering if any of you southern Spain ADVers might know someone selling an old motorcycle for cheap. I'm looking for something I can take on the Autovia and that runs reliably. I don't care at all how it looks or what type of bike it is. I'm looking for something 300 euros or less, and it can be very ugly and smashed up as long as it runs ok and doesn't need any major mechanical work.

    In the States I'd get a UJM or something, but I haven't seen anything comparable here on Cambalache or Ebay, just endless scooters.
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  5. Fitero

    Fitero Just One of Billions

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  6. Sloppy

    Sloppy Been here awhile

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    I knew nothing of it, thanks a bunch!
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  7. nufenen

    nufenen Adventurer

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    Hi guys! Another rider from a village close to Barcelona. We are some boys who ride every weekend for the Garraf and all Catalonia in fact. Since two months ago, my wife also rides with us!

    Is my first post in this web, if anybody want to go around these lands, it will be a pleasure to be the guide.

    I'm the owner of one Suzi DRZ and one BMW 650 GS '01.

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    I hope know some of you soon. :clap
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  8. spanish inquisition!

    spanish inquisition! Adventurer

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    Hello Y’all! I guess I just Had to chime in (Nobody expects the spanish Inquisition!). An Spanish dude lost in Georgia (USA). Used to ride a Sherpa and a Montesa Impala around the Maresme (Barna), now I Ride an HP2. Been here for almost twenty years coming back home anyday now…(I whish!).

    Cheers.
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  9. Sloppy

    Sloppy Been here awhile

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    I have a question regarding bike modification in Spain. I found an awesome looking bike for sale that is an XT600, but with a TW200 swingarm and 'fat cat' rear wheel. It's in my price range, but the man is not sure if it can be legally licensed for the street because of the modification.

    In the US I know people swap parts around like candy. Is that not possible here, without some kind of expensive technical exam?
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  10. rickjames

    rickjames RIP rickjames.

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    Hola,

    I live in Australia but will be staying in Asturias for 4 weeks in June/July for a cusins wedding.
    I was thinking of renting a road/trail bike while I was there and was wondering if anyone could guide me in the right direction as to where I should go, where to rent motorbikes from etc etc.
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  11. nufenen

    nufenen Adventurer

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  12. viatormundi

    viatormundi Citizen of the world

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    Friends,
    anybody know which shop/dealer sells Schuberth helmets in Barcelona? A friend of mine would like to buy a J1 helmet.
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  13. Fitero

    Fitero Just One of Billions

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    Hey Sloppy; to get a modified vehicle accepted by the Spanish ITV and Trafico, you have to go to Trafico, and find a Ingeniero especialicado en Homologaciones, to do an engineering study of the modifications, which you then present to Trafico, and the ITV when you get the vehicle inspected. It can be done, but it is a pain in the ass, and sometimes expensive. What most do, is make the bike legal for the ITV inspection, then revert back to modified status once approved. You run the risk of getting the bike impounded by the Guardia Civil if stopped. I found that persistence was the key here. A good Gestoria can take care of this for you too.

    Hey Amado, you are going to my favorite part of Spain! Start off by visiting Santillana del Mar. Keep in mind, it is over-run with tourists and their garbage, but it is a must see. Then, take a route through Potes, all the way to Fuente De' and take the cable car up to the top. Once done, back-track, through Potes, and circle around the Picos de Europa park, and go to Cabrales, Onis, then Cangas de Onis. You need to take a bike up the mountains to the lakes of Covadonga. If you start off in Santander, you can take a nice walk along the water-front... There's a nice bar, can't remember the name that is the oldest in Spain. Any of the coastal towns will have great seafood. Suances is nearby, and although the town itself is not very attractive, the tourists are more scarce, and the seafood in the restaurants down at the waterfront is good. Comillas is another option, and has a nice house designed by Gaudi. If you want to travel south a little on N-623, you should see a hidden gem named Orbaneja del Castillo.
    Too many little towns...not enough time!!! Enjoy.
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  14. ata

    ata expat in the jungle

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    Nice place.... Orbaneja del castillo....... ummmmmmmmmm look at this
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  15. BeachBum

    BeachBum Adventurer

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    Question for the Spaniards or transplants here in Spain.

    I got pick pocketted 2 weeks ago,:eek1 lost everything but my Passport as I don´t carry it with me.

    I´m an American living in Madrid, there is no way for me to get a copy of my DL without going back to California. Is there anyway I can get a Spanish CarNet without a DNI? I drive my g/f´s car and my scooter and have since parked both. Anyone have any advice or thoughts?

    Thanks in advance,
    Paul
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  16. rickjames

    rickjames RIP rickjames.

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    Thanks Nufenen,

    Looks perfect as my mother is from Galicia and I'll be spending time there also :clap and the first link has a location there. I usualy ride a KTM 640 Adventure but Ive always wanted to give the BMW F650 a try as long as it doesn't change me to a BMW rider :D .

    Thanks Again
    Anibal Amado
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  17. rickjames

    rickjames RIP rickjames.

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    Thanks Fitero,

    Last time I was in Asturias I was there for three months so got a chance to see some of the places you've listed like Covadonga, Santander, Picos de Europa and even have family that live in Pajares but there are also a lot I haven't and I've never travelled any of Spain on Motorbike. Comillas sounds great as I've only ever seen Gaudis work on TV and you have now got me wanting to see other places I never new existed like Orbaneja del Castillo.
    I'll need to find out from the Spanish consulate about licences I require to ride in Spain.
    I'll be sure to post some pics on Advrider while I'm there.

    Cheers
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  18. nufenen

    nufenen Adventurer

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    It's a pleasure!

    :eek1 I love your bike! I don't know why KTM has stop the production... I hope to see soon a KTM 690 Adventure. Maybe we can do a change... I give you my BMW F650 a you give me your KTM! :lol3

    Enjoy your days in Spain
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  19. Sloppy

    Sloppy Been here awhile

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    Thanks a bunch for this info. I decided to pass on the bike for now.

    Please post whatever you find out here. I probably should know this too. I was just planning on using my American motorcycle license and playing the stupid American if I got stopped, but if I am going to be here long term I probably shouldn't do that :rofl

    On the other hand, I really don't want to have to jump through any expensive hoops or tiered licensing crap to drive a decent bike. I've spent enough time on sub-250cc bikes, thanks!
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  20. BeachBum

    BeachBum Adventurer

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    Your American license is good for 6 months from the time you arrive. Best bet would be to head over to AAA and get an International license. My problem is I got my wallet stolen so now I have nothing and don´t know of a way to get a duplicate from Ca.

    http://www.aaa.com/vacation/idpf.html

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    Here ya go kiddo, have a safe trip,

    Paul
    Madrid, España
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