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Staying inside the law

Post  weasley on Tue Mar 23 2010, 10:58

Thinking about this trip to Germany, it has recently been noted by Toni that the German laws are quite strict when it comes to what you can and can not do to your bike. Does this extend to visiting bikes as well? Is there anything we should know about before we come? Any modifications that might get us in trouble? For example, loud exhausts, non-standard number plates and so on? Is there also any rule about visors - can you wear dark visors? In the UK you can't wear anything more than a light tint, but people do and it is generally overlooked.

Must we also carry anything special? Spare bulbs? Warning triangle? First aid kit?

Advice from the natives is welcomed!
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Re: Staying inside the law

Post  0ldcat on Tue Mar 23 2010, 11:17

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Must we also carry anything special?

Advice from the natives is welcomed!
I'll leave this one to Toni for obvious reasons

But . . .

At the very minimum your drivers licence, insurance & registration documents. Oh and the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Re: Staying inside the law

Post  weasley on Tue Mar 23 2010, 13:34

Yep, got all those on my 'to do' list! I know in some countries there are requirements in cars to carry 1st aid kits, hi-vis jackets, warning triangles, bulbs and (in Spain) spare glasses if you wear them.

My german isn't good enough to discuss these matters by the side of the road mit die Polizei!
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Re: Staying inside the law

Post  SteveCat on Tue Mar 23 2010, 14:43

Paul,

I'd take the bulbs, Hi-Viz and first aid along. You need to consider the countries you will be traveling through too.

I found space for the bulbs and first aid kit and they are permanent on the bike now. I have a motorcycle touring guide I can look at for you, lists what is required where - but maybe just take it all along. I wouldn't worry about the triangle though.
Sorry for stating what seems the obvious - you do have your puncture kit on your check list.
You have an alarm?

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Re: Staying inside the law

Post  Toni on Tue Mar 23 2010, 14:47

I will ask an expert and will post all the information that you need Wink

First information (for Germany):

Dark visors - allowed
Spare bulbs - not needed
Warning triangle - not needed
First aid kit - not needed

For can and plate and so on i must post after asking...

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:My german isn't good enough to discuss these matters by the side of the road mit die Polizei!

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Post  Guest on Mon Mar 29 2010, 23:50

I hope this may be of some use to those travelling to Germany (you lucky sods !)
http://www.wheeltrax.com/Riding_Guide.pdf
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Post  Rosco on Wed Mar 31 2010, 11:54

espaceman3 wrote:I hope this may be of some use to those travelling to Germany (you lucky sods !)
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Thanks for that mate. Cool
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Post  Guest on Thu Apr 01 2010, 00:06

No probs .
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Post  erdnuss on Thu Apr 01 2010, 22:35

"If there is no speed limit posted on a stretch of Autobahn then you are free to use your own judgement."
Because of that, I like Germany...
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Re: Staying inside the law

Post  Toni on Thu May 06 2010, 18:33

Sorry for the late answer Rolling Eyes

When you come to Germany with your bike the rules of your country apply in matters of plate, can or tyres :idea:

One exception: when your can is so loud that there is a danger of damage caused to someone's health the police may forbid to ride the bike Exclamation

Looking forward to meet you great
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Re: Staying inside the law

Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Thu May 06 2010, 21:47


One exception: when your can is so loud that there is a danger of damage caused to someone's health the police may forbid to ride the bike

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Re: Staying inside the law

Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Fri May 07 2010, 10:03

Yeah but it sounds sooooo good Dave Twisted Evil

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