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Forum: Europe 01-01-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,662
Posted By Oldmessage
Here is another Link to get training on "how to...

Here is another Link to get training on "how to survive motorcycle riding in Germany".
The BVDM (which is the Bundesverband der Motorradfahrer --> Conference of Germany Motorcyclists) is offering...
Forum: Europe 01-01-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,280
Posted By Oldmessage
Hmm, buying a bike isn't a problem for None-EU...

Hmm, buying a bike isn't a problem for None-EU residents.
The TAX and Insurance will be that problem.
If you come from a English-Speaking country, my suggestion is to check the UK market....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,596
Posted By Oldmessage
Hi David, I am working for the BVDM...

Hi David,
I am working for the BVDM (Bundesverband der Motorradfahrer) which is the Federation of Motorcyclist in Germany as a certified Motorcycle Safety Instructor. The program you can find here:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,596
Posted By Oldmessage
Talking Motorcycle Safety Training in Dubai

I went to Dubai last week to instruct the riders of "The Chapter Dubai" a bit about motorcycle safety.
Here is the BLOG entry in English (and some pictures).
...
Forum: Europe 03-19-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Oldmessage
Thumb I have just send an e-mail to my contact in...

I have just send an e-mail to my contact in IZMIR, no idea when and if he is answering, but I'll keep you int he loop.

TJ
Forum: Europe 03-19-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Oldmessage
OK, this is way to late, but maybe someone looks...

OK, this is way to late, but maybe someone looks into this post.

If you need to find Euro-Maps for a Zumo, a good choice is always TOURATECH, check it out on the net.

Naturally a download works...
Forum: Europe 03-19-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,947
Posted By Oldmessage
Laugh Hehehe, there is mostly no OFF-ROAD driving here...

Hehehe, there is mostly no OFF-ROAD driving here in Germany.
Germany is a pretty dense populated country with more rules and exception one could tell you in a month.
There are some (very few)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,126
Posted By Oldmessage
Laugh Linked Breaks are good as long as they support...

Linked Breaks are good as long as they support the rider.
A Linked Break (Front is breaking the rear) is better to use for a normal rider. Linked break, where the rear is breaking the front, has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,429
Posted By Oldmessage
Laugh OK, I live in Germany and we have the "Autobahn",...

OK, I live in Germany and we have the "Autobahn", which means no speed limit at all. Normally I ride on standard roads inside the posted limit (mostly 100 km/h) and theres not a problem with a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By Oldmessage
Laugh You might want to go to a BMW Dealership and have...

You might want to go to a BMW Dealership and have the sensors int eh tires re-calibrated. Side note, you can a have dual setup one for nobbies and one for street tires. I have no idea where you can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-02-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 307,016
Posted By Oldmessage
Because the K60 (and the new K60 SCOUT) have a...

Because the K60 (and the new K60 SCOUT) have a Speed-Limit (at least on a GS 1200 Adventure) I would suggest you get them balanced. It might not be needed, but what do you have to loose. My tire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,381
Posted By Oldmessage
Laugh Hmm we have a thing called "TÜV", is a 2-yearly...

Hmm we have a thing called "TÜV", is a 2-yearly technical inspection.
So loud pipes are out of the game, cause the "Polizei" is pretty strict here and will make you park your bike if something isn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,297
Posted By Oldmessage
Trust me It sounds way better if I write it in...

Trust me It sounds way better if I write it in German, laugh.

TJ
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,018
Posted By Oldmessage
Hmm, my advice seems to be a bit sexist, but if...

Hmm, my advice seems to be a bit sexist, but if the passenger is female she might even get a smile in here face and she is definitely not forgetting it.

"When you sit behind me, imagine you are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,297
Posted By Oldmessage
Hello, my 2 cent ?? OK, first of all, I am a...

Hello,
my 2 cent ??
OK, first of all, I am a certified Motorcycle Safety Instructor and do guided Touring in the European Alps for the last couple of years.
I have a system which is working...
Forum: Europe 09-09-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,345
Posted By Oldmessage
So Josh, what ever happend to your plans ?? ...

So Josh, what ever happend to your plans ??
Did you make it ?? Anything about our suggestions where right ? Or Wrong ??

Let us know, how your trip went.

TJ from Bike Tour Germany
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-05-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By Oldmessage
The mount draw's a minimal amount of power. But...

The mount draw's a minimal amount of power. But if you connect the power line to the power outlet, that will shut down after 3 minutes (i think) automatically.
At least it does it on my `08 GSA.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,741
Posted By Oldmessage
Wooh, I am soo lucky to live in a country without...

Wooh, I am soo lucky to live in a country without "speed limits" (at least on the Autobahn, laugh) and more relaxed cops. I have a driving license for Motorcycle now since 1978 and NEVER EVER one...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,842
Posted By Oldmessage
The link to Heidenau is : ...

The link to Heidenau is :
http://www.reifenwerk-heidenau.de/
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Oldmessage
The computer counts the fuel reserve in the tank...

The computer counts the fuel reserve in the tank (by estimate) and the actual usage. And based on this information it is giving the calculated range.
Not very accurate, cause a twist at the gas grip...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 02-15-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,950
Posted By Oldmessage
I assume this was a driver failure. Mostly not...

I assume this was a driver failure.
Mostly not so experienced drivers loose concentration after a while.
I have seen stuff like that too, we call it a "Logen Platz", laugh.
Most of the time the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 02-15-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,648
Posted By Oldmessage
Most of the gravel roads in Germany (I can only...

Most of the gravel roads in Germany (I can only speak for the south of G.) are forbidden to travel. Sorry.

Italy is a different story, some are usable, but mostly in higher regions.

TJ
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-15-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,703
Posted By Oldmessage
I have seen them in "Media Markt" and as far as I...

I have seen them in "Media Markt" and as far as I know these electronic superstores are all over Europe. ("Saturn" is the same company, more or less)

TJ
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-15-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,598
Posted By Oldmessage
I am arriving in Daytona on February 26. and will...

I am arriving in Daytona on February 26. and will stay until 09. March.
Unfortunately I am flying in, so no bike in FL, laugh.
But at least the sun is warm (if El Nino plays nice).
Maybe we could...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,697
Posted By Oldmessage
I have a K60 right now in my GSA, I am thinking...

I have a K60 right now in my GSA, I am thinking about getting the K76 after the winter is over. K60 is a great tire, no experience with the K76.

Joerg
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-10-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By Oldmessage
Hi, I had the same Problem, one call to Garmin...

Hi, I had the same Problem, one call to Garmin Support and explain what you did (be friendly, laugh) and they will send you a CD, cause the downloaded version can't be used on your PC.

Play stupid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,161
Posted By Oldmessage
Hehehe, NOPE, a couple of my pillions felt asleep...

Hehehe, NOPE, a couple of my pillions felt asleep over the years on my motorcycles.
- Suzuki GSX 1400
- Kawasaki 900 RR
- Yamaha FZR 1000
- Yamaha FJ1200
and definitely on the GS 1200A

And...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-26-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 44,672
Posted By Oldmessage
Hmm, I wouldn't know where I could drive in...

Hmm, I wouldn't know where I could drive in Europe and come close to need additional fuel. Have 33 L available at the GSA. That is enough for at least 600 km.

TJ
Forum: Australia 01-25-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By Oldmessage
Sorry but this is a very funny reason. Laugh. ...

Sorry but this is a very funny reason. Laugh.
If you go to the loo before you ride, you save more weight than by replacing a steel sprocket against one made of aluminium.
Take a dump buddy and you...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,533
Posted By Oldmessage
After changeing so many parts on my GSA ('08) I...

After changeing so many parts on my GSA ('08) I fugured the normal warranty has been void anyway so why bother with an extended one. And today after 40.000 km I think I made the right decision. OK,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,970
Posted By Oldmessage
Just to add a bit to the helmet thread. If you...

Just to add a bit to the helmet thread.
If you enter a gas station in Germany (I think all over Europe now) you mostly get any service, if wearing a helmet.
And paying at the pump (with CC or EC...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 1,927,596
Posted By Oldmessage
OK, we spend 4 weeks on BMW GS 1200 in the west...

OK, we spend 4 weeks on BMW GS 1200 in the west of the US and got this questions.

- Cop passes us in the opposite direction, while we are following two cars in front of us and enjoying the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By Oldmessage
Morning, I had that happend to me here in the...

Morning, I had that happend to me here in the Winter all the time.
Since the weather doesn't allow you to drive for weeks in a strech, my '08 GSA went dead after about 3 weeks still standing. Since...
Forum: Europe 01-14-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,345
Posted By Oldmessage
Hehehe, I don't see the reason why one would do...

Hehehe, I don't see the reason why one would do such a monster trip in such a short time, but anyway here are my 50cent on the German part of your trip.

If you arrive in Amsterdam (by ferry I...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-13-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Oldmessage
Here are my routes from our 4 week trip in CA,...

Here are my routes from our 4 week trip in CA, NV, AZ, UT, from 2009.
One file is an KML (http://www.yazky.com/trips/USA_Full_Plan.kml) (1,2 MB) which can be use with Google Earth.
The other one is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,161
Posted By Oldmessage
I just added with some plastic fastener a part of...

I just added with some plastic fastener a part of an rubber floor mat (from the car). Can't find right now a picture, but it took me about 12 minutes to intall it and have me and my wife clean and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,728
Posted By Oldmessage
Hmm, I am riding a GSA since '08 (40.000 km) and...

Hmm, I am riding a GSA since '08 (40.000 km) and had a couple of falls (from still stand and very very low speed) nothing happend to the reservoirs on both sides. Even a couple of hard falls in...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,361
Posted By Oldmessage
If you in the area of Capitol Reef, there is a...

If you in the area of Capitol Reef, there is a little town called TORREY on the way towards Bryce (if I remember right).
We stayed at the "Chuck Waggon" and had a great evenig dinnder at the "Cafe...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,521
Posted By Oldmessage
Because it is "the Law" to carry a emergency kit...

Because it is "the Law" to carry a emergency kit here, everyone has a prepacked (Wunderlich, Polo, Louis, Gericke, and others sell them for under 10 Euro). Don't know if I ever will use it, but I...
Forum: Europe 11-16-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 18,727
Posted By Oldmessage
OK, count me in. 2 people, 1 Bike, 1 Tent (my...

OK, count me in. 2 people, 1 Bike, 1 Tent (my own).
560 KM for me. Looks like we are arriving Friday evening.
This is a very good idea, smile.

TJ
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