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Hello ... calling Zurich Motorbikers

Hello all,

What a great forum this is!

Do you have room for one more to join the ride out ranks? Can't wait to see the back of the pot holes here in the UK when we move to Zurich in Feb.

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Re: Hello ... calling Zurich Motorbikers

Hi

Yep, you'll be more than welcome once we start our weekend rides again. Also doing trackdays this coming year, first one is May 16 if you want more details. What do you ride ?? Not that it makes a difference :-)

Also, can join us on FB as EFswissbikers group if you want, thats where we usually host the videos etc, and events are also on there as well as here.

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Re: Hello ... calling Zurich Motorbikers

If you guys are slow riders then as a Harley owner...wouldn't mind tagging along some time when spring has sprung
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Re: Hello ... calling Zurich Motorbikers

Hi Chris (great name by the way!),

All looks very organised, had a quick look at the FB site and submitted to the group for approval.

I've currently got a 2009 Honda Fireblade, which is going to need swissifying. Ridden lots of bikes since the age of 17 including the old Yamaha RD250LC, Power valve and Suzuki RG500. More recently GSXR750 and Triumph Daytona 675.

Done quite a few track days in the UK, so would be very interested in hearing more about the 16th.

I'm assuming my power commander V and yoshi pipe are not going to go down very well in Switzerland?

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Re: Hello ... calling Zurich Motorbikers

Hello and welcome Chris,


Very sorry but we already have too many fireblades in the group. Can you get something else

Just teasing - see you next season

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Hi Chris (great name by the way!),

All looks very organised, had a quick look at the FB site and submitted to the group for approval.

I've currently got a 2009 Honda Fireblade, which is going to need swissifying. Ridden lots of bikes since the age of 17 including the old Yamaha RD250LC, Power valve and Suzuki RG500. More recently GSXR750 and Triumph Daytona 675.

Done quite a few track days in the UK, so would be very interested in hearing more about the 16th.

I'm assuming my power commander V and yoshi pipe are not going to go down very well in Switzerland?

Cheers

ChrisL
Chris, on a fireblade? Wait.... What?
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Re: Hello ... calling Zurich Motorbikers

Hi Chris

FB approved, so you can see all the info. Click on the events, and you should see one for 16th May. A free training, as in the instructors are there, but don't come around with you, unless asked. It's in France, Anneau du Rhin, about 2 hours ride from Zurich. We normally go up the evening before and stay locally, so we can be at the track about 0830. Gives us a chance to get together the evening before and lots of untruths :-)

Is it possible to have too many 'Blades, I think not.

Your exhaust might well be a problem unless its homogonised in CH, but power commander not so sure. Search the members on FB, look for Zoran, his has a power commander on, he can probably tell you more.

@Ep32, we are a mixed bunch riding all sorts of bikes, and you won't be the only H-D. Welcome to join us.

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If you guys are slow riders then as a Harley owner...wouldn't mind tagging along some time when spring has sprung
I have some Harley riding friends that can put most sport-bike rides to shame!

I've ridden their bikes, God only knows how they get around corners as well as they do, best (I've ridden) was my firend's '91 883 with a 4-speed, with about 150k km on the clock (she rides a LOT). She also has an XR1200, but prefers the 883 (as do I).

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It's the special magic they get along with the secret handshake Tom :-)
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Re: Hello ... calling Zurich Motorbikers

Thanks for the approval Chris, I'll get in touch with Zoran.

Maybe I need to get an extra bike (keep the blade hehe) to stop any confusion! Don't think my wife is going to be to pleased about that but this could be the perfect excuse!

I agree blades are fantastic, not that I'm biased at all. I have a couple of mates in the UK who've gone to the dark side (Harley's) we still ride out but there are rules about the length of beards!

Took the blade to the black forest last summer and loved it, so any rides in that direction count me in!

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They are really slow ...

But getting better
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Re: Hello ... calling Zurich Motorbikers

@ChrisL

Having more than one bike is very common here. They have this arrangement where you can have 2 bikes on one number plate, which you just phisically move from bike to bike depending on which you want to ride. Plus the insurance is just the most expensive of the two. Makes it a little better.
Black forest is one of our regular places.


@Colin, you're welcome to join us any time you want :-) Will give you a run for your money :-)

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Re: Hello ... calling Zurich Motorbikers

Hi Chris,

I have a powercommander on my bike, technically speaking they are not legal (just like in the US), but as far as I know not a problem to ride with one on. On the plus side it takes 2 min to put it on and off, so just when you take your bike to Strassenverkehrsamt to get it registered make sure you take it off, or at the very least remap it back to original map.

As for the pipes, I they laughed at me when I rolled in with Two Brothers, made some comment about being a "menace to society" and told me to come back with OEM pipes. That being said I have seen some Yoshi's around CH, but I believe they all have a DB killer installed.

Good luck with the move,
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Thanks for the approval Chris, I'll get in touch with Zoran.

Maybe I need to get an extra bike (keep the blade hehe) to stop any confusion! Don't think my wife is going to be to pleased about that but this could be the perfect excuse!

I agree blades are fantastic, not that I'm biased at all. I have a couple of mates in the UK who've gone to the dark side (Harley's) we still ride out but there are rules about the length of beards!

Took the blade to the black forest last summer and loved it, so any rides in that direction count me in!

Chris L
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@Colin, you're welcome to join us any time you want :-) Will give you a run for your money :-)

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It's a bit of a long ride down to meet you!
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