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1Back to top Go down    Why buying a German bike? on Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:18 pm

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A picture is worth a thousand words


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:02 pm

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Then we go up one size.............Dutch vs. Japanese seems to be a little bit more even.



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3Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:58 pm

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I bet the owner of the Honda had a more comfortable trip home after that little incident...now that he has a backrest!


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:02 pm

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I bet the truck driver feels a bit DAFt


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:18 pm

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@RicK G wrote:I bet the truck driver feels a bit Daft



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6Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:19 pm

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@RicK G wrote:I bet the truck driver feels a bit DAFt
 I forgot about Daf cars.
Belt driven, automatic transmission, but gutless!


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:13 am

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Bert, drove one for some time 55 sport Twisted Evil  Definitely not gutless, but the belt had to be properly adjusted. Good fun.


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Greetings from Florida! Having a 'new' K  :cyclops:    Surprised-o: 

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8Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:11 pm

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I too had a DAF66. Great for nipping round the streets,with CVT just point and press, max power.. (OK only about 60bhp...) to the wheels all the time. Nippy in reverse too..
I have a more modern version of CVT in my current car.. MGF. Pedal to the floor.. engine to 4500 revs... max power...and it stays there. lol!


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:18 pm

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DAF trucks is still in Eindhoven, Netherlands, 10 km from my home.
The original factory from DAF, were they started, still exists, in Eindhoven, now that is the DAF museum (really worth a visit).
Daf cars made in Born, Netherlands.
That factory still exists, now in hands of VDL making the new Mini.

I had a DAF 55, Volvo 66, and some Volvo 340, with the vario, love the vario Smile

The car used to transport me and (ex)wife on the weddingday was a DAF66 Very Happy


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:38 am

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What does "DAF" stand for? I'm always curious about these things, eg, BMW (we all know that one), MAN (Machinenfabrick Augsburg und Nuremburg), AJS (The "S" is for Stevens, but I don't know the AJ), MG (Morris Garages), BSA (Birmingham Small Arms) etc.

Cheers, Rickmeister.


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:12 am

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van Doorne's Automobiel Fabriek.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:42 am

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AJS  Albert John Stevens..


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:38 am

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Someone once told me BMW was for  . . . .Bloody Money Waster.

The same someone does not understand the concept "false economy"

If they did then the letters would be "BMS" for "Brilliant Money Saver"!

    

14Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:47 am

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I've heard Bavarian Money Waster and Bloody Mechanical Wreck(probably applied to my R100GS, a near new bike that gave me more troubles in 13 months of ownership than you would think possible)

BSA =  Bloody Sore Arse

Al


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15Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:58 am

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@the.postman wrote:AJS  Albert John Stevens..

I heard AJS stood for "Ah, Jesus, Start". A friend of mine still has an AJS 650 but it has not run for a few years but he did lend it to me one time when my only bike of the time (not a K !) was sick.


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16Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:26 pm

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Bring More Wallet. However, this often applies only when negotiating the initial purchase price. We well know that in the long, long run they are one of the most economical motorbikes. A mate works at the local
Hardly-Ableto shop down the street. He cynically calls them
'Hundred Dollars' for what it costs each time when someone from the workshop looks at one.


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17Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:38 pm

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@Two Wheels Better wrote: We well know that in the long, long run they are one of the most economical motorbikes.
A mate's father used to say about quality purchases....."It's only dear the day you buy it!" Smile


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18Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:09 pm

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A firend just sent me this Youtube link....


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19Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:04 pm

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Yeah bro . . not bad . . .just on the long side of the alphabet

    

20Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:05 pm

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DAF loosely translated is Dutch Auto Federation
BMW is Best Motorcycle in the World

    

21Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:25 pm

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Burgled My Wallet.

Banjaxed My Wallet.

Brings Me Wonders.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 83,050 miles
    

22Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:03 am

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@Rickmeister wrote:MAN (Machinenfabrick Augsburg und Nuremburg),

:laugh:best regards to google

MAN = Maschinenfabrik Augsburg Nürnberg

MTU = Maschinen und Turbinenunion = ex Maybach Motoren / Partner of Graf Zeppelin

Graf Zeppelin = the guy pays me every month


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23Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:55 pm

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What about $uziki?


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24Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:15 pm

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Bavarian Marriage Wrecker

Breaks Most Wrenches


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25Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:36 pm

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I know it is a car, but some people say that Lotus stands for Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious.


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26Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:00 pm

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Fix It Again Tony


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27Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:19 pm

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Fix Or Repair Daily


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 83,050 miles
    

28Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:23 pm

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That
Ruddy
Infernal
Useless
Motor
Produces
Horrors.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
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29Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:37 pm

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Or things that fly:

BAe's ATP (Advanced TurboProp) otherwise known as Another Technical Problem.


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30Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:45 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Fix Or Repair Daily
F**ked Up Old Rebuilt Dodge

Constant Hassles EVery Year

(In my neck o' the woods these are the high points of intellectual postulations)


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31Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:04 pm

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We come in at about 32,000  Very Happy


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32Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:41 am

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@Kyle10 wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Fix Or Repair Daily
F**ked Up Old Rebuilt Dodge

Constant Hassles EVery Year

(In my neck o' the woods these are the high points of intellectual postulations)

Found On Road Dead     (more than once!)


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33Back to top Go down    Re: Why buying a German bike? on Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:12 am

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Brüste müssen wackeln!

Laughing


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