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Euro Green Card ...

I contacted Knopf Tours for a "green card" and was quoted $60 USD per month. That's $25 more than what was previously mentioned here ... and I have an old bike.... What are the other options? I contacted motorcycle express as well. The dumb thing is, I can speak Dutch and German, no problem, but I can't be there before the bike arrives ... else I'd go get the insurance myself when I land ...

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If you are going to Germany first then just go to any ADAC office and buy up to 12 months insurance. Take your rego papers.

If Knopf now charges that much and you are going to Germany later there is no reason why you can't just buy enough time from Knopf to get to Germany, then buy the rest yourself.
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The ADAC price for the GC is euro 22.-- per month. Everything else is Knopf's markup/fee.

You do however need to appear in person with the bike papers at any ADAC office. There's at least one in every mid size town in Germany.

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I am actually landing in the Netherlands, then going to Belgium. I don't need to go to Germany, but it's close by. Given that I'd have to buy at least one month from Knopf ($60 USD) to get the bike away from the airport and then the fact I'd have to spend a day going back and forth to Germany, get the paperwork for 44 Euro (53.68 US) for the other two months, I guess I'll opt for him to do it all for $180. It's $66.32 difference, offset against time and gas etc. to Germany.

Now, if I could get this insurance in Belgium or the Netherlands, then I'd be MUCH happier and do the 2 other months there.

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Hey Kevin,

We landed in Frankfurt on a Sunday then went to an ADAC office on Monday morning to get the papers. From there a bus back to the airport and we had our bikes on the road that afternoon. Super easy. I don't recall it being nearly as expensive as Knopf is quoting either.

If you are landing at Schiphol you could check with the Dutch version of ADAC, the ANWB. They should be able to sell the Green Card as well.

I had my R100GS breakdown in the Netherlands and my uncle called the ANWB. Five minutes later a guy showed up in a small station wagon full of tools. 20 minutes after that he had found the wire that had shorted out on the frame and repaired it. Showed him my CAA card and everything was cool. Wow. I think if I would have called CAA with a bike problem I would have been lucky to have a tow truck show up!

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Thanks Ekke ... I'll check with the ANWB.

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by chris:
You do however need to appear in person with the bike papers at any ADAC office.

chris et al. to register a bike (get a license plate) in germany you need an insurance before. insurance you can get at an adac office, but for the licence plate you have to show your bike at a road traffic licensing department. without licence plate you are not allowed to drive your bike on public roads. that means you have to haul your bike to that office.

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