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Forum: Europe 08-20-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By furbo
Clockwise: Psso Aprica Psso Bernina ...

Clockwise:

Psso Aprica
Psso Bernina
Psso Abula
Offenpass
Umbrail pass (gravel)
Stelvio pass
Psso Gavia
Psso Tonale
Forum: Europe 08-02-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,977
Posted By furbo
Looks like you're hitting the high spots. Wish I...

Looks like you're hitting the high spots. Wish I wasnt stuck in Afghanistan until end of Oct, or Id meet you for lunch in Bassano.

Will say...its a very ambitious plan.

Might consider doing...
Forum: Europe 07-25-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,690
Posted By furbo
Well, Where do you want to keep it....and...

Well,

Where do you want to keep it....and how do you want to registers it?

Markets are different in differing countries, and if you dont have some type of residency status, or a cooperative...
Forum: Europe 07-16-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By furbo
Well, depends WHEN you intend to...

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You MUST take pains to avoid the Ferragosto in Italy or you will be...
Forum: Europe 07-03-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By furbo
European insurance is $$$$. It's one of the...

European insurance is $$$$. It's one of the reasons we get COLA...

There are possibly some cheaper alternatives....but in my book A$$pain has a price :deal ........and USAA can avoid alot of it....
Forum: Europe 07-02-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By furbo
At one time hte Honda dealer rented bikes. T...

At one time hte Honda dealer rented bikes. T Bike-Tottone.

Dunno if hey still do. Know Agostini's. Its a couple blocks form my house.
Forum: Europe 06-25-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By furbo
From Munich down to central Italia, you're prolly...

From Munich down to central Italia, you're prolly looking at 10hrs or so, depending on pace and traffic. The reason I recommend that is that you simply cannot make time on B roads here like you can...
Forum: Europe 06-24-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By furbo
Well, When you say "Italy"...what do you...

Well,

When you say "Italy"...what do you mean? If you're looking for awsome motorcycling and the classic dolomite experience - ok, that's doable. If you're wanting "Under the Tuscan Sun" with...
Forum: Vendors 05-20-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 82,310
Posted By furbo
Mike, Any movement on the XR650L stands? ...

Mike,

Any movement on the XR650L stands?

Am stuck in Asscrackistan this summer, but will definitely be in market come Christmas as Ive just bought a new XRL..

Thanks,
Forum: Europe 05-15-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By furbo
There are several places in Milan that rent bikes...

There are several places in Milan that rent bikes for exactly the type of trip you're wanting. If you like Guzzi's Alice in Mandello di Lario rents them. Google is your friend. If your helmet is DOT...
Forum: Europe 05-12-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,367
Posted By furbo
MS, Vilseck is a beautiful area. Quite...

MS,

Vilseck is a beautiful area. Quite rural, but folks tend to be alot nicer than in the big towns like Stuttgart or K Town. Great riding on local roads, good quality tarmac and losts of nice...
Forum: Europe 05-08-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,367
Posted By furbo
MS, Where are you goona be, if we may ask?

MS,

Where are you goona be, if we may ask?
Forum: Europe 05-07-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,367
Posted By furbo
Wicked MS, Greetings from sunny...

MS,

Greetings from sunny Afghanistan......tho I normally live in Europe. If your in the market for a new GS - definitely go the BMW german delivery route. If you want a big nice newer ADV mount...
Forum: Europe 02-07-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By furbo
Paul, well, 'best' is a relative term with...

Paul,

well, 'best' is a relative term with bikers.....

But - if you're looking for the most efficient way to get across the Alps from Hamburg, it's prolly to follow the A5 down thru...
Forum: Europe 02-07-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,955
Posted By furbo
From your note "We'll run over to Ponte di Legno,...

From your note "We'll run over to Ponte di Legno, Passo Tonale, Gaiu "

If you're in Ponte d' Legno (psso d'Aprica') and tonale territory, you're probably looking at Psso Gavia - not Psso Giau....
Forum: Europe 10-28-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By furbo
NX650 tank

Have a 99 NX650 - is there ANY Aftermarket tank available from either XR's, XL's that will fit this baby?


Am NOT interested in keeping the faring on the bike. The pieces are getting rare and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By furbo
NX650 Tank

Have a 99 NX650 - is there ANY Acerbis tank available from either XR's, XRL's that will fit this baby?

Am NOT interested in keeping the faring on the bike. The pieces are getting rare and it's...
Forum: Europe 09-20-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By furbo
Have no idea what the Finnish market is...

Have no idea what the Finnish market is like....but here in N. Italy you can take your pick of very good used dual sports for well under E. 3000. The Aprilla Pegaso/BMW 650 is prolly the closest...
Forum: Europe 09-04-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By furbo
Andermatt - WTF is THAT THING!!!??

So,

Was in Andermatt doing the passes with SWMBO last week and - OMG, they've taken out a third of the town for a monstrosity of a hotel! Micheal J stated "The new hotel looks like someone set an...
Forum: Europe 09-04-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By furbo
Hey, I think you've hit the high points in...

Hey,

I think you've hit the high points in CH for sure. With a 30 min detour, you could catch the Splugen pass between K & L on your map (about 3/4" East of San Bernardino)

A thought - like...
Forum: Europe 08-05-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,835
Posted By furbo
November is gamble in the Alps. Better...

November is gamble in the Alps.

Better chances if you enjoy the EICMA, then go South and explore the Apennines. I like the Northern ranges in Liguria and Tuscany.
...
Forum: Europe 07-24-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,835
Posted By furbo
Andermatt is getting popular....thanks Mr....

Andermatt is getting popular....thanks Mr. Herman. Havent seen the new ghotel you speak of, but havent been there this year either. Usually stay at the Bergidyl as its clean and they speak Italian....
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,018
Views: 991,054
Posted By furbo
I've had a 99 Italian Domi for 7yrs now, really...

I've had a 99 Italian Domi for 7yrs now, really enjoy it for lite fireroading and daily commuting.

Question - am being sent back stateside next summer (Bummer!!). Do I take the Domi with me? Or...
Forum: Europe 07-23-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,835
Posted By furbo
Wow, that's a ride there Bro. U da Man:rilla: ...

Wow, that's a ride there Bro. U da Man:rilla:

The advantage of living here is that you can space all that out thru a season...:clap
Forum: Europe 07-18-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,835
Posted By furbo
Personally, I dont dig staying in the Big Middle...

Personally, I dont dig staying in the Big Middle of the Sella Group area, too crowded for my tastes. Have been bunking at the Penzione Holzer, (single E. 25) since 1993....
Forum: Europe 07-17-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,835
Posted By furbo
Greg, Mike J aced your route plan. Have...

Greg,

Mike J aced your route plan. Have lived here in Italy almost 18yrs and what he said is spot on.

Dunno where you're going to stay in Garmisch, but can recoomend the Hotel Eidelweiss and...
Forum: Europe 07-17-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,242
Posted By furbo
Doc, Wilkomen in Deutshland. I find myself...

Doc,

Wilkomen in Deutshland. I find myself in the K town area regularly as it's my HQ. I usually ride up on an 05 Kwak Concours over the Alps from Italy to get there...so not so bad.

By...
Forum: Europe 07-17-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By furbo
Giorgio is correct, the Dolomites are the...

Giorgio is correct, the Dolomites are the bomb...and people know it. This time of year it can be crowded. Think your proposed itinerary is pretty good for Italy, and if you can STAY OFF THE...
Forum: Europe 03-11-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By furbo
There is some great riding just outside Milano in...

There is some great riding just outside Milano in the lower Dolomites. Some of the high classic passes may still be closed. The Tonale will be open, and anyting of that general area. The Stelvio may...
Forum: Europe 06-21-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,795
Posted By furbo
Vilsek, Lotsa good riding out there in them...

Vilsek,

Lotsa good riding out there in them hills, but a chilly & short season mostly.

There are cool bikes in Europe - but perhaps not cool enough to deal with the still weak exchange rate...
Forum: Europe 06-21-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,997
Posted By furbo
Gilla, Put down the pipe - many of these...

Gilla, Put down the pipe - many of these countries have VERY HARSH Narcotics laws.I dont care how much crack you smoke - you aint gonna make this trip in that time period. :poser

The highway...
Forum: Europe 06-03-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By furbo
Am uncertain of the Swiss market - but just S in...

Am uncertain of the Swiss market - but just S in Italy the Honda dominator was phenominally popular - so much so that they manufactured it here after '93..

They tend to be robust, plentyful, and...
Forum: Europe 05-20-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By furbo
I'm frequently snubbed in BMW dealerships, and by...

I'm frequently snubbed in BMW dealerships, and by BMW riders in general....no doubt because of my ratty old Moto Guzzi t-shirts :clap
Forum: Europe 05-20-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,403
Posted By furbo
Thanks for the update - I may take the Gotthard...

Thanks for the update - I may take the Gotthard coming home next weekend.

Was on the Sella a couple weeks ago. about 8' of snow on either side but dry road.

Heading from Vicenza to Stuttgart...
Forum: EMEA 05-12-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By furbo
Southern Italy??

Mamma says she wants to see Italia Sud. :deal

Have been to Napoli a time or two, and ridden the Amalfi coast, but really havent done much S of Florence.

Any good ideas for a 4 day trip S....
Forum: Europe 04-20-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,185
Posted By furbo
Chunnel - Da Bomb. Couldn't believe how...

Chunnel - Da Bomb.

Couldn't believe how friggin easy it was.:
Show up :devildog
Pay with CC, :deal

Get in the Q, :pierce
Drive on, put Kickstand down, :ricky
drink a water &...
Forum: Europe 04-20-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By furbo
Lupo, ciao, anche io sono americano ma devo...

Lupo,

ciao, anche io sono americano ma devo dirti - per andare in Roma fra la ferie d'agosto non e un bel' idea. In tanto, mi sembra proprio matto.

Heading to Rome in August is a hard slog...
Forum: Europe 04-06-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,900
Posted By furbo
Nope- way too much Highway riding for the NX -...

Nope- way too much Highway riding for the NX - did it on an 05 Kawasaki Concours. Have taken the NX on multiple rips around the Sella Group where it's lite weight can embarrass big sporties in the...
Forum: Europe 04-05-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,958
Posted By furbo
roger that. There's space in the garage and a bed...

roger that. There's space in the garage and a bed in the basement.
Forum: Europe 04-05-2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,900
Posted By furbo
Great area - made a mad dash tour last summer...

Great area - made a mad dash tour last summer there. Left Vicenza at Saturday 0700 and covered the Col d Mont Genevre, Col d Lauterete, Col d'Galibier, Col d'Mont Cenis, Col d'Iseran, Piccolo & Grand...
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