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Forum: EMEA 09-04-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Donmanolo
Not sure if you're thinking of mail order, might...

Not sure if you're thinking of mail order, might work out cheapest if you can fit your own tyres.

For Latvia:

http://www.reifen-direkt.lv/Motociklu_riepas.html

Poland:
...
Forum: EMEA 08-18-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By Donmanolo
I traveled long distances on an old piaggio moped...

I traveled long distances on an old piaggio moped back in the day and enjoyed it, so as long as in you're not in a hurry it's certainly a feasible thing to do. Kind of like being on a bicycle but...
Forum: EMEA 08-16-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By Donmanolo
My pleasure... :) Actually I was mistaken,...

My pleasure... :)

Actually I was mistaken, those were from 2 Januaries ago. Last winter was mild in comparison, but it basically rained non-stop from October until April.

Still, I love it...
Forum: EMEA 08-16-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By Donmanolo
I live in Italy.....on the mediterranean coast,...

I live in Italy.....on the mediterranean coast, or Adriatic if you prefer. This was the view last january, hope it gives you an idea.
...
Forum: EMEA 08-10-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Donmanolo
sorry, selling is not an option here in Italy,...

sorry, selling is not an option here in Italy, there is a lot of paperwork involved in importing a bike even from another EU country, most people wouldn't touch a foreign bike. if it's an appealing...
Forum: EMEA 08-08-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Donmanolo
All the borders between Italy and Austria are...

All the borders between Italy and Austria are completely unmanned....there might be spot checks and there's always a police car by the major Crossing point towards Ljubljana coming from Trieste, but...
Forum: EMEA 05-18-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Donmanolo
A passenger ferry between two places where there...

A passenger ferry between two places where there are no interested "passengers" is not likely to be a successful business venture, not in my lifetime at least.

You might be better off waiting for...
Forum: EMEA 02-04-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,761
Posted By Donmanolo
As long as you , or your "friend", if you prefer,...

As long as you , or your "friend", if you prefer, don't intend to settle down and spend the rest of your life in Europe then there's really no issue, why would you need to change the licence plate? ...
Forum: EMEA 11-02-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,537
Posted By Donmanolo
Well yes, but the drawback to that is that you...

Well yes, but the drawback to that is that you can only get export plates for a brand new bike, otherwise buying as a foreigner is a major headache down here without a resident permit.
Forum: EMEA 07-31-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By Donmanolo
There's also Bernd Tesch ...he makes racks and...

There's also Bernd Tesch ...he makes racks and aluminium boxes for your GS, although he's a one man business, so you might have to plan ahead if you think about just riding there and getting them...
Forum: EMEA 03-13-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By Donmanolo
Actually yes....absolutely great idea.... if...

Actually yes....absolutely great idea.... if anyone is ever having trouble communicating over here in Italy they can please feel free to shoot me a PM.

If there's enough feedback then this ...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-16-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By Donmanolo
There's a thread about this guy on the HUBB. ...

There's a thread about this guy on the HUBB. I'll give anyone the benefit of the doubt, but some people seem to have had a bad experience from this guy and his apparent commercial interests in...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,611
Posted By Donmanolo
Thank you Gaprunr, that was about as complete a...

Thank you Gaprunr, that was about as complete a description as I could have asked for, much appreciated.

I think I'll go ahead and order mine, it's what I expected quality-wise, and for my kind of...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,611
Posted By Donmanolo
Did you get your Indian Speedometer in the...

Did you get your Indian Speedometer in the meantime..? Any impressions you wish to share with us?

I might be going down the same route as you, trip meter isn't that much of an issue since I also...
Forum: Europe 11-10-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Donmanolo
Nope, not legally at least. To register under...

Nope, not legally at least. To register under your own name you need to present a residence permit as a non EU citizen. (if you're staying for a few months I'd expect you have to get one of those...
Forum: Europe 10-22-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By Donmanolo
True about the detour, however visas aren't ...

True about the detour, however visas aren't required for Ukraine anymore...

Enjoy your trip, seems that you're going to be lucky with the weather..!
Forum: EMEA 10-01-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,347
Posted By Donmanolo
Yes, they are being unreasonable. As long as...

Yes, they are being unreasonable. As long as you're not, or don't intend to become a permanent resident , then AFAIK this shouldn't apply to you.

At least, that's what the law says here in...
Forum: Europe 08-31-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,186
Posted By Donmanolo
www.subito.it for Italy (you'll find my suzuki...

www.subito.it for Italy (you'll find my suzuki tu250x for sale there)

and specifically for bikes: www.moto.it

otherwise there's also the italian autoscout site: www.autoscout.it
Forum: Europe 08-31-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By Donmanolo
I got to you too late....would have been happy to...

I got to you too late....would have been happy to have it shipped to my own address inside Italy instead, and then send it to you using the very reliable cheap and efficient postal services of...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-07-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By Donmanolo
You already received some good answers over on...

You already received some good answers over on horizons unlimited, I think it's time you thought about doing your own homework.
You're asking a lot of very general questions, the answers are on...
Forum: EMEA 07-13-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,782
Posted By Donmanolo
My full support to wheatwhacker.....sounds like a...

My full support to wheatwhacker.....sounds like a great gesture in giving you folks from over there an easy way to get hold of a hassle-free bike,

Unfortunately buying a bike down here in Italy...
Forum: EMEA 06-20-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By Donmanolo
Yup...confirmed, regarding Treviso airport...I...

Yup...confirmed, regarding Treviso airport...I often take flights from there, and leave my bike in the main parking lot, never had any problems. Price is a very fair 5 a day.


I have a dry...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,542
Posted By Donmanolo
Don't quite know what the issue is....? I'm...

Don't quite know what the issue is....?

I'm Italian, (well sort of, I'm also Chilean and also Scottish).....If I only have to take one side bag's worth of stuff..then I only take one side bag..
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 33,888
Posted By Donmanolo
Uzhasniy...!

Subscribed...this is just brilliant..!


(as is the choice of name for the beast, Uzhasniy indeed :D )
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,250
Posted By Donmanolo
Yes, and it's nice to know that there is at least...

Yes, and it's nice to know that there is at least one place in the world where petrol is even more expensive than down here.... :D
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,250
Posted By Donmanolo
found this on the trip planning forum: ...

found this on the trip planning forum:

http://www.fuel-prices-europe.info/ (europe, but includes some other places too)
Forum: EMEA 03-29-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,100
Posted By Donmanolo
That's cheap...! :(::muutt Italy today :...

That's cheap...! :(::muutt

Italy today : 1.87 /L

Slovenia (5 minutes away) : 1.49/l
Forum: EMEA 03-23-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 886
Posted By Donmanolo
On a Dnepr...?? you're nuts!! :eek1 Now...

On a Dnepr...?? you're nuts!! :eek1

Now when do we leave? :deal

Seriously though, if I wasn't broke I'd be seriously interested unfortunately it's not for this year. Have you posted on...
Forum: EMEA 03-06-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By Donmanolo
You can just walk into any mediaworld electronics...

You can just walk into any mediaworld electronics store, you'll find one in any shopping mall.

I also just PM'd you with another possible solution, in case you prefer to buy a gps back home...
Forum: EMEA 03-06-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,724
Posted By Donmanolo
Try to get an idea about the Croatian market...

Try to get an idea about the Croatian market here...
Forum: EMEA 02-20-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,379
Posted By Donmanolo
True about most places in the Venice area, while...

True about most places in the Venice area, while I might avoid some parts of Mestre (mainland industrial Venice), in any smaller town along the coast, people are well-off , are used to tourists, and...
Forum: EMEA 02-20-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,100
Posted By Donmanolo
Total BS. Petrol prices are set by the amount of...

Total BS. Petrol prices are set by the amount of taxes levied by national governments. Petrol stations are not free to set their own prices, at the moment Italian petrol stations where I live are...
Forum: EMEA 02-17-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,379
Posted By Donmanolo
Yup...... BTDT..... (and didn't get the T-shirt,...

Yup...... BTDT..... (and didn't get the T-shirt, although I looked for it..) :evil


Last news I heard about the town that I will refrain from naming, is that they were thinking of opening a...
Forum: Europe 02-16-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 22,146
Posted By Donmanolo
Hi everyone from Bora-land..... :D ...

Hi everyone from Bora-land..... :D


:thumb:thumb:wave:wings:super:super


https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/309543_10150351336841361_652996360_8692986_446444204_n.jpg
Forum: EMEA 02-16-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,379
Posted By Donmanolo
I also live an hour away from venice, and I HAVE...

I also live an hour away from venice, and I HAVE a garage, PM me and maybe we can work something out.

Ciao.
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Donmanolo
Hi Wrangler...

Hola Hombre..! yeah actually the seal is as deep as it will go, flush with the case, and looks pretty much ok. I was just a bit worried at rubber strands finishing up where they shouldnt, however...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Donmanolo
Rear Main seal question....

Actually lets call it, rather Dumb RMS question...


First of all, the crank is blocked..! :D

Ok, so here 's the dumb question: I'm in the middle of a RMS swapout, and things have been going...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,809
Views: 1,850,954
Posted By Donmanolo
Didn't find anything...can you tell us what...

Didn't find anything...can you tell us what happened ?
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 24,745
Posted By Donmanolo
Evvai..... Un nuovo report di Momi..!! ...

Evvai..... Un nuovo report di Momi..!!

Sempre un piacere leggerti, Maurizio, complimenti per l'Inglese.
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,740,056
Posted By Donmanolo
+ 1 !! :d

+ 1 !! :d
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