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Offline Vaufi

Bike swap Europe
« on: January 07, 2008, 05:43:48 pm »
Hi guys,
err, sorry, meisies ook ;-)

anybody considered a temporary bike swap?

I'm living south of Munich/Bavaria, just a wheelspin away from the Alps. My bike is a '93 R 80 GS, fully equipped with alu panniers and tank bag. Enhanced suspension. A reliable & comfortable bike. Pillion no problem.

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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 09:31:29 pm »
I have no definite plans to tour Europe yet. What are your plans?
When do you intend visiting South Africa? I live in Pretoria.
 

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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008, 07:18:11 pm »
WHEN DO YOU WANT TO COME?

I have a Cagiva Navigator with the TL1000R that might be available as well as a guest house on the beachfront in Port Elizabeth.

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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 02:39:41 pm »
Hi KatieMe & Navigator,

sorry to come back so late, but I had posted this question at the same time under "Trade, buy & sell" and didn't check this thread  :-[

Yep, I'm an ex-pat, but living in Germany for ages now.  I zoomed around Southern Africa for a couple of months in 2006 on my old GS and carried on for some more months in OZ before returning to Munich. Here are some pics me & my friend took during the SA ride: http://picasaweb.google.com/Vaufi1947/SouthernAfrica2006Hans Sorry, colours aren't always good, because they are scanned slides. Was a brilliant ride for sure!

Most probably I'll be visiting friends & relatives during March to May 2009. If plans are finalised I'll PM you, because I'll be visiting friends in Pretoria North probably in March and will definitely travel past PE by mid April. The least would be to have a cold  :laughing4:

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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 10:43:08 am »
There's a BMW bike club in Pretoria and you may find someone interested there...
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www.bmwclubs.co.za  (look for the forum link)

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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009, 04:37:31 pm »
Is Hans still coming out to play?
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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2009, 04:03:45 pm »
Is Hans still coming out to play?

Had to postpone the visit to next year same time. Yebo, beginning of March 2010. Won't stay for the soccer games though  ::)

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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2009, 08:42:01 pm »
Hey Hans I may be in Munich in 2011 on the way to the black forest and on to Scotland. Probably in August 2011. Let me know if you come through East London in the Eastern Cape.
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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2009, 02:27:36 pm »
Hey Hans I may be in Munich in 2011 on the way to the black forest and on to Scotland. Probably in August 2011. Let me know if you come through East London in the Eastern Cape.

2011   :eek:  That's still two years to go... But better late than never  :D  If I'm there, you're welcome.

I thought about S.A next year in March/April, but had to change plans. Will you be at home in May? I might pass through East London and stay there for a night to visit relatives. So that would be a good chance for a beer or three  :laughing4:

I'll PM you when I get near to E.L.

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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2009, 03:19:56 pm »
Ya still two years but we planning a serious trip through Africa. Five bikes as well as some 4 x 4's - seperate until Kenya and then we meet up to go through the desert.

We plan to finish in Scotland. One of our crew has a house in the Black Forest so some will finish there but the rest will push on to Scotland.

Let me know when you this way - we can  have a couple of pints. :thumleft:
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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2009, 08:11:19 pm »
Trying to make me envious  :patch: Which route are you going? Via Egypt/Syria/Turkey? If yes, you're bound to pass somwhere near Munich  ;D

Enjoy the planning. It's nearly as much fun as the trip itself.

I might get near E.L. around the 19./20.05.  Will keep in touch  :occasion14:
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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2009, 08:29:44 am »
We plan to go through Egypt, Libya, Algeria and then Italy.

Have another meeting on Thursday - you right these meetings are the few I look forward to.
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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2009, 01:17:56 pm »
Hi Charlw,

I'm heading off to Europe in June, going through England, Wales, Scotland, France, Southern Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.
Will let you know if i come across any awesome places, no plans on Wales and Scotland, just winging it  :ricky:
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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2009, 03:59:26 pm »
I am sure you will have an awesome trip - take photos and set up a ride report! look forward to it
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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2009, 06:07:37 pm »
If any of you guys are coming true Italy, just write on the www.gspassion.com forum (international area) and for sure some good information and help will be given.  ;)
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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2009, 06:39:26 pm »
Hey Fela - thanks for that link man. (not a lot of English there!)
I'm planning to be in Italy during June next year and would love to do a short (3 day or so) ride from Naples to Sicily.


 
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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2009, 08:21:12 pm »
Ciao MrBig
Where in Sicily?
not really a famous area for riding but for sure nice food there!
keep an eye on your bike in Naples...  :-\
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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2009, 08:25:56 pm »
The bike looks old --what does the wife look like?

just kidding

come for a visit im sure someone  will respond

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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2009, 10:28:41 pm »
Hey Hans I may be in Munich in 2011 on the way to the black forest and on to Scotland. Probably in August 2011. Let me know if you come through East London in the Eastern Cape.

2011   :eek:  That's still two years to go... But better late than never  :D  If I'm there, you're welcome.

I thought about S.A next year in March/April, but had to change plans. Will you be at home in May? I might pass through East London and stay there for a night to visit relatives. So that would be a good chance for a beer or three  :laughing4:

I'll PM you when I get near to E.L.

Hans


Charlw,  sorry to say, but for several reasons I had to change plans and instead of going past E.L. I had to head straight for Vanderbijl  :'( So, no beer for this time. Still, if you plan to go to Europe, you're welcome. So are all Wilddogs coming somewhere near Munich.

S'long as you don't plan to stay for weeks on end  :eek7: My wife will kick my ass...

Hans


PS: I suppose the bike looks old due to my lack of driving skills  :biggrin: ;D Won't talk about the missus...
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Re: Bike swap Europe
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2009, 05:00:16 pm »
Hi Hans. Sorry to hear that.

Yes we still having monthly meetings for our trip. I will let you know closer to the time. We have accommodation in the Black Forest. When we get close to you, you can ride out to meet us and ride back with us. Still a way off but keep in touch!
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