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Old 07.08.2006, 05:19
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I have noticed a few shops around Dietikon which sell motorcycle gear like suits, boots and gloves. Haven't gone for a closer inspection, but I'll stop by one of these days.

I was gonna ask if any of you guys who ride bikes have experience on prices here compared to the US. You are looking around USD ~2k for good suit, gloves, boots, spine guard usually. I had a feeling things might be cheaper here since italy/germany are just a stone throw away and all

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Old 07.08.2006, 10:29
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Re: motorcycle gear

In my opinion the best place I've found is Moto Mader www.moto-mader.ch in Oberentfelden, AG
They have full-price and cut-price sections. I liked them enough to buy two bikes from them too
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Old 08.08.2006, 23:01
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Re: motorcycle gear

aye lob..

thanks for the info. The sites' pretty cool, though the bike prices are much higher than what we got in the US. My 06' Yamaha R1 was about $10k compared to 17k CHF! May be you should buy the bike in US and import it to swiss (*no clue about import duties)

i didn't find prices on the gear (which is what i'm intesreted in), but oh boy, the pics of the store are really cool. By far, the largest inventory i've seen in any store i've been to. Will check it out sometime!

what do you ride btw?

oh, and whats up with all these 'squids' in Zurich? (you know, the soon to be shelfed bikers in shorts/Tees and an occational helmet)
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Re: motorcycle gear

$10k equates to about 13k Swissies; import duties should not apply if you've owned your bike for > 6 months (don't quote me) and the shipping for a bike will be $1000 (guestimate).

I'd assume not much would be needed for roadworthiness - clocks, legal can, vehicle check. Also if the cops stop you and the can is aftermarket, they'll want to see your permission slip.

There's nothing wrong in wearing shorts, flip-flops and a t-shirt - the Nanny State has not made rules on what to wear Personally I find I crack out the best wheelies in my flip-flops

I have a BMW R1150R Rockster btw
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Re: motorcycle gear

oh I forgot to mention my missus found a 3-level bikestore near Rapperswil. I will try to find this based on her "I don't know where it is" directions!
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Re: motorcycle gear

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$10k equates to about 13k Swissies; import duties should not apply if you've owned your bike for > 6 months (don't quote me) and the shipping for a bike will be $1000 (guestimate).

I'd assume not much would be needed for roadworthiness - clocks, legal can, vehicle check. Also if the cops stop you and the can is aftermarket, they'll want to see your permission slip.

There's nothing wrong in wearing shorts, flip-flops and a t-shirt - the Nanny State has not made rules on what to wear Personally I find I crack out the best wheelies in my flip-flops

I have a BMW R1150R Rockster btw
Lob rockster you say 1000 for shipping a bike. an how? i here diver and fly with a bike too the eu.
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