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Old 21 Aug 2011
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Hi from the netherlands

Hello everyone, I already spent a lot of time on the HUBB, so maybe I should introduce myself here.
I live in the Netherlands, where I work as a PhD researcher on satellite navigation. I'm quite new to motorcycling, I got my license last January. In February I bought my motorcycle, a F650GS former police bike. Technical in perfect shape, although optical ...... a lot of damage due to the salt on the roads in winter. The police also uses their bikes in winter. I bought it with a little over 20k kms, currently its just over 40k. Did two trips so far: Northern France and Normandy (3000km) and the Nordkapp (9000+km).
Currently planning some trips, I will decide on which trip I go short before leaving so I can take the trip which will provide the best weather:
* Scotland
* Ukraine
* Egypt
* Spain and possibly Morocco (feb. 2012)
* and more to come

So, if you see the bike from the picture (you can't miss it with its zebra disguise), stop me and say hallo!
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Old 22 Aug 2011
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Hello, mate, welcome to the HUBB!!!
Nick and his 2010 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré
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Old 23 Aug 2011
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Hi BravoLima and welcome.

I will be flying into the Netherlands on the 29th August and will be buying a bike, BMW R1200GS. Not enough time to get mine from Aus to there. I will be travelling around NL, Northern Germany and Southern Denmark for 4 weeks. I will keep an eye out for the Zebra. Maybe we can catch up for a tje.

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Old 24 Aug 2011
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Hi Marty,

How do you plan to buy the 1200gs? At a dealer, or somewhere else? Sometimes you can find good gs's at the website of the BMW GS club (bmwgsclub.nl) if you understand dutch or have a way to translate, it might be useful.
What are your plans for the Netherlands?

Let me know when you are near Delft (where I live), although, probably for Australians everywhere in the Netherlands is close to Delft (small country), then we can catch up for a "tje"!

cheers, Barend
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Hi Barend

My wife is dutch so she can translate the site. Thanks for that. I plan to buy from a dealer, easier for transfer of ownership. I have been searching the web and have found a lot that will suit. I plan to drive around first looking at the bikes and yes it is a small country so everywhere is close.

If I come through Delft I will certainly look you up.

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