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Question Coming to Germany to buy a specific Motorcycle. Need help with ebay-kleinanzeigen

I understand that the website is a local buy/sell cash type service.

The problem is a lot of motorcycle sellers are private listings and only listed only ebay-kleinanzeigen. Because I do not have a German phone number, I cannot verify an account.

I am HOPING someone would be able to help me verify an account. I am NOT asking for the sellers to ship anything.

I will be flying to Germany in April or May to buy an RD07 Africa Twin.

PM if anyone is able/willing to help me verify. Thanks, fellow travellers.
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I just made an account out of curiosity, and it let me verify with an Estonian number. Looks like any European number will do?

PM me if you want to use my new throwaway account.
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Consider also using a VPN set on Germany when trying to browse eBay-Kleinanzeigen while logged on, unless of course, you're actually in Germany

I tried to create an account last year from Bulgaria where I live. I recall a huge pita of problems and getting locked out, when trying to create an account. Only after clearing the cache of all cookies and whatever else from my device and using a "German" VPN location was I able to browse while logged in, in order to contact sellers, in my case, of kayaks.

Good luck with the RD07. I own 2 and know 99% of what needs knowing about them. How will you register it? I assume you're not German.
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How will you register it? I assume you're not German.
Does Germany still have the "export plates"? That always sounded like a good option, at least in theory.
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Does Germany still have the "export plates"? That always sounded like a good option, at least in theory.
Google says yes: https://www.adac.de/rund-ums-fahrzeu...llkennzeichen/
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Does Germany still have the "export plates"? That always sounded like a good option, at least in theory.
Yes they do. I am picking my bike up in Germany in 2 weeks and the seller has arranged for plates and insurance. 9 days.
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Consider also using a VPN set on Germany when trying to browse eBay-Kleinanzeigen while logged on, unless of course, you're actually in Germany

I tried to create an account last year from Bulgaria where I live. I recall a huge pita of problems and getting locked out, when trying to create an account. Only after clearing the cache of all cookies and whatever else from my device and using a "German" VPN location was I able to browse while logged in, in order to contact sellers, in my case, of kayaks.

Good luck with the RD07. I own 2 and know 99% of what needs knowing about them. How will you register it? I assume you're not German.
I ended up getting contacted by a great fellow on this forum that worked as a "fixer" go between for me. He was instrumental in the entire process. I have a depost on a 1993 single owner 44,000km bike. Please fill me in on what you think I need to know I am importing it to Canada. I know of the issues with Voltage Regulator, fuel pump and output shaft wear. Anything else a guy should know?
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I ended up getting contacted by a great fellow on this forum that worked as a "fixer" go between for me. He was instrumental in the entire process. I have a depost on a 1993 single owner 44,000km bike. Please fill me in on what you think I need to know I am importing it to Canada. I know of the issues with Voltage Regulator, fuel pump and output shaft wear. Anything else a guy should know?
That's great. Hope everything goes smoothly.

Having exported one of my ATs from the Netherlands and into Bulgaria, I can say make sure you know all the import and vehicle inspection requirements (and have these in writing with you) for your country as the local authorities won't necessarily know jack and might start trying to make random irrelevant stuff up.

With regard to the bike, of course, the fuel pump, reg/rec and output shaft are known issues.

In an ideal world, the bike will have always had a Honda OEM front sprocket, so the shaft will then still be mint. If there's any damage consider urgency fitting a front sprocket from https://kkbike.it/

Also, take a couple of spare reg/rec units and starter relays with you to Canada. When the reg/rec goes south it'll likely take the starter relay with it too. It might also kill the CDI unit. I also carry a spare CDI on long trips (mine has never failed though. Several reg/recs and starter relays have )

The clutch on the 1990s ATs and Transalps are well known to be chocolate teacup. If you're intending to ride it aggressively or off pavement, I'd take spare clutch plates with you to Canada too. I've never killed clutch plates on my AT, but twice on my TA, once in a Siberian river and once in sandy Morocco.

The suspension on a 30 year old bike will be weak and require at least a service/setting up for your weight/luggage/riding style. The front forks were already too soft, even from new.

On both my ATs I have Wilbers after market rear shocks and Wilbers progressive springs in OEM forks (on my 1995 AT) and 50mm KTM forks/ springs (on my 1993 AT).

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