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Old 21.03.2006, 16:19
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I'll start here but this could become an event later.

Is there anyone else here who, like me, already through the balding and fattening stage, are now well into their second childhood having been allowed by their sweethearts to get a motorcycle?

I'm thinking of doing all the passes in CH over the spring and summer and would welcome some company.

Any make and model - I'm not bikist - but probably 250cc and up if you want to keep up.
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Old 21.03.2006, 16:28
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I have a commuter-bike. You're 50cc up on me
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Old 21.03.2006, 16:43
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Don't worry. Size isn't everything.
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Old 22.03.2006, 00:16
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Depending on the start and end point, I will ride with.
!But, only comfortable ride... not into speed.
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Old 22.03.2006, 07:19
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Speed? This is Switzerland - speed isn't allowed here

Three is almost a biker gang

I'll work on a route .....
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Old 22.03.2006, 07:23
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I see we're all reasonably close - I have an idea (pretty obvious one but I'll let the excitement build) so I'll put some ideas together and then post an event.

later
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Old 22.03.2006, 09:00
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Re: English Speaking Motorcycle Enthusiasts

I did have a BMW K1200RS until I argued with a car coming in the opposite direction and lost, north of Sydney in 2000. Fortunately (read miraculously) I walked away (Full helmet, full leathers). Note that the force of the impact was on the front rim (yellow square) and the bike did almost a full sommersault landing on the rear bag rack (purple square).
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Old 22.03.2006, 09:32
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I'd have expected more damage - just goes to show how well beemers are made but with the somersault did the frame get bent? Write off or salvageable?
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Old 22.03.2006, 10:19
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litespeed - that'll t-cut out, trust me
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Old 22.03.2006, 11:12
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I'd have expected more damage - just goes to show how well beemers are made but with the somersault did the frame get bent? Write off or salvageable?
The mechanic took 0.343 seconds to write it off. Got more on insurance than second-hand value. But the beemer weighs 285kg with fuel, I am suprised the car was not written off as well

Basically the brunt of the collision was front rim bike to front rim of the car (the car was also disabled). The forks snapped, and the front rim of the cycle was pushed against the engine block (I wish I was able to have kept this rim, it was a work of art).This caused the sommersault, which basically catapulted me over the car. I think the fact that I my body never collided with the car is probably what saved my skin. But that didn't stop me whiting out and going ballistic for about 20 metres. The next thing I remember was standing on my feet and looking back at the carnage.

It spoilt my then 12 year perfect traffic record.
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Old 23.03.2006, 12:02
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I see we're all reasonably close - I have an idea (pretty obvious one but I'll let the excitement build) so I'll put some ideas together and then post an event.
Consider it posted .

In events.

Just now.
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Old 23.03.2006, 12:08
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Link: http://www.englishforum.ch/showthread.php?p=2290
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Re: English Speaking Motorcycle Enthusiasts

Hello all any tips on how to get my motorcycle street legal? Here is the story...

I recently purchased a vintage Condor 350a motorcycle from a dealership.

During inspection at Strassenverkerhsamt, the technician would not pass me because the handlebars were are not original stock bars. He indicated the handlebar manufacture of the needs to send a letter via post that the new handlebars are designed for the motorbike.

However, it impossible to know who the manufacture is, and during purchase the dealership had no clues as well.

Additionally, the fz ausweis has no record of the updated handlebars.

Any thoughts or tips on how to deal with this?
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