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Old 09-21-2012, 06:55 AM   #46
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Woohoo! Had my bikes delivered yesterday! Hopefully, I'll get to fire them up soon. Got pulled away for work though. I'll let y'all know once I get my motorcycle endorsement. Looking like that could be the hardest part for me... They don't have the class very often and I'm not sure of my availability when they do...
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:43 AM   #47
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Do you already have the M on your driver's license from the states?
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:53 PM   #48
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I do! But they won't let me take the test on post until after I sit through their brief, which is usually scheduled for times I am not available. I'm hoping to make the one in early October.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:44 AM   #49
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Guess I should post an update here. I've got my license, and my titles have finally all arrived by mail (long story), now all I need is insurance and registration.

Who are my fellow guest residents of Germany finding to be the better insurance providers?
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:46 AM   #50
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I all all ears also

I have the bike passing TUV (finally this week). I have passed the Germany Theory test and scheduled for the practical on June 4th. I also need insurance for the bike.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:34 AM   #51
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Guess I should post an update here. I've got my license, and my titles have finally all arrived by mail (long story), now all I need is insurance and registration.

Who are my fellow guest residents of Germany finding to be the better insurance providers?
Try these folks:

http://www.mirascon.com/

They were much cheaper than USAA.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:41 PM   #52
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I didn't think USAA insured motorcycles? They wouldn't even quote me, just pawned me off.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:42 AM   #53
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Is it that complicated for you guys over here to get e license and insurance for Motorcycle? I heard that you need to take severeal classes for many cc types oft bikes, but i thougt it would be not that hard for you.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #54
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I didn't have to, I already had my USAEUR license and my MSF card, so that's all I needed for 250+ CC's.

My problem is just finding the time to get the logistical stuff done.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #55
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That's a lie, I did have to take a separate test, too.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:33 PM   #56
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I didn't think USAA insured motorcycles? They wouldn't even quote me, just pawned me off.
If you are assigned to Germany under orders with the military, USAA does provide motorcycle coverage. Not cheap though. In the states, they farm it out to Progressive.
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I didn't think USAA insured motorcycles? They wouldn't even quote me, just pawned me off.

In the States the price isn't too bad, over here, much more expensive than other options.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:32 PM   #58
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Cool. Thanks!
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:19 AM   #59
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And there's no way to make an Insurance by local agency ?
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:09 AM   #60
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Germany Bike info

OK, I am a US expat here in Germany. I am not military. i just finished getting my Bike inspected adn converted to be legal in Germany, got insurance, and a plate this week. Here is the update of what i have learned. PM me if you have other questions.

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Germany will accept some USA State car licenses, no motorcycle licenses

Becuse I had a motorcycle licnese in the USA, I had to take the theory (written) and practical (Driving) tests in english. I did not have to take classes, but i did have to work through the Fahrschule (Driving school). They required about 350 Euros to register me for the tests, 3 driving times to evaluate that I could drive a bike adn for them to help administer the practical test. I also paid about another 200 Euros to the TUV and the City Goverment to get all of the tests and paperwork.

Theory test was easy if you simply buy the Fahr-lernen software (www.fahren-lernen.de) and complete it. It is a software with all of the test questions (exactly) that could be on the theory test. The practical is more difficult than the USA as you navigate some cones for a bit and dirve for 45 minutes around town with the farhschule (instructor) and TUV test inspector following you in a car. I take the practical June 4th, so I will let you know if I pass.

Insurance. I just set mine up with HCI here in Germany. It is about 250 Euros/ year for full comp and collision on my BMW F800GS. THe most important part of this is that you will wan tot get a letter from the USA insurance carrier regarding your coverage history (how many accidents adn when). You get discounts for each continuous year withour an claim with a max of 10 claim free years.

*** SIde note***Little secret that could help some. Motorcycles adn cars ar the same "class" to German insurance companies. So you can use a car claim letter for the motorcycle years and visa versa. thus if you have more claim free years on a bike than a car, sure the USA bike policy to lower your Germany Car and the USA car policy for the bike. This makes sense as the car costs more and has not max on the number od claim free years.

Bike Inspection

THis is probably better as an individual discussiona s every bike will be different. I will share my expereince if someone has questions.

I hope this helps.

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