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Old 28 Jul 2005
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antipodean bike, european insurance-a success story

After avoiding the constabulary in 8 different European countries, i have managed to purchase some third party insurance at ADAC in Koln, Germany, the only country that will issue green card insurance for an Aussie bike as far as i'm aware. It was easier than i thought, took five minutes and was a bargain at 22 euro per month (that's 264 euro per year for the non-mathematically minded).
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Sean,

Did you have to present the bike to them? Mine is in London and i don't think i'll be riding in Germany anytime soon. Ta
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When you got your ADAC greencard in Koln, Germany, did they look at your bike (inspect vin/engine number etc)? i.e. Was it outside their office when you did the deed?

Just asking because of the comments on
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb...ML/000677.html

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The bike was parked a couple of hundred metres down the road due to the police doing a routine licence/insurance inspection just near the ADAC office. Luckily I saw them before they saw me.
ADAC only looked at my Aussie registration document and the VIN/engine numbers on it. They didn't need to see the bike, but apparently you need to go there in person with your documents.
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We had a friend arrange Green Card insurance in Germany by sending him over copies of our (Queensland - Australia) Rego papers. The bikes where still on the water being transported to the UK. So bike in London should be of no problems. Also only cost 22 Euro in ’03. There is a tip about this somewhere on the site.

To the bloke who got the cheap insurance, we found out later on the Moroccan border it did not cover Morocco and other N African countries that most other Green Cards do. No problems if staying in Western Europe, for us it was good for Iceland as well. Later in Germany we extended it by just turning up, no bike inspection.
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