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wolfSkaap:
Welcome skilled migrant!

I also moved here (South-Africa) and also a software developer  ;)
I stay close to Amsterdam too

What worked best for me, was to get a dualsport and ride the TET NL. I found the Southern part of the track to be best -its actually quite nice.

I started out with a 350sxf and the plan was to do MX. After 1 visit to the Amersfoort MX track, I decided its not for me. The sand here is next level and you have to be very fit, to really enjoy MX.

So I got a ktm 990, with the idea to see more of EU, and did a 3500km trip NL-Denmark-Sweden and back. It was amazing, but the long tar sections from NL to Sweden, not so much.

I have since decided to get a lighter bike (501) and trailer it to where I want to ride. Next planned ride, is the Pyrenees ;D


You probably also had many dirtbikes before, but if I were you, I would look for a 500/501 or WR450.
I had a YZ450 with WR gearbox, but still found it's lack of 6th gear, a deal breaker for me.


If you are OK with kicking, an XR650R could work, but on a 2000km trip, kicking gets old too.


Its a pity that my current trailer can only take 1 bike at the moment, else you are welcome to join me on a short ride near Eindhoven.
Once you have a bike, call me up, and we can rent a bigger trailer.

cristyansv:

--- Citaat van: wolfSkaap op 23-05-2021, 18:01 ---Welcome skilled migrant!

I also moved here (South-Africa) and also a software developer
I stay close to Amsterdam too

What worked best for me, was to get a dualsport and ride the TET NL. I found the Southern part of the track to be best -its actually quite nice.

I started out with a 350sxf and the plan was to do MX. After 1 visit to the Amersfoort MX track, I decided its not for me. The sand here is next level and you have to be very fit, to really enjoy MX.

So I got a ktm 990, with the idea to see more of EU, and did a 3500km trip NL-Denmark-Sweden and back. It was amazing, but the long tar sections from NL to Sweden, not so much.

I have since decided to get a lighter bike (501) and trailer it to where I want to ride. Next planned ride, is the Pyrenees


You probably also had many dirtbikes before, but if I were you, I would look for a 500/501 or WR450.
I had a YZ450 with WR gearbox, but still found it's lack of 6th gear, a deal breaker for me.


If you are OK with kicking, an XR650R could work, but on a 2000km trip, kicking gets old too.


Its a pity that my current trailer can only take 1 bike at the moment, else you are welcome to join me on a short ride near Eindhoven.
Once you have a bike, call me up, and we can rent a bigger trailer.

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hey that sounds great, maybe i can contact you for advice on choosing a bike?


also my secondary plan was to take a trusty Transalph 650 - 700 and do some touring in europe, so i'm not ruling out any alternatives yet.


let me know how i can contact you and thanks!
Post Merge: 23-05-2021, 18:12
--- Citaat van: grandia op 23-05-2021, 15:37 ---best (and frankly the only) dealer in the vicinity of Amsterdam is Motorhuis De Doelen in Zaandam (just North of Amsterdam): https://www.motorhuisdedoelen.nl/
They sell riding gear, new bikes and occasionally have second hand bikes as well.

What country are you from?

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thanks, I will definitely stop by that place.


I am from Colombia!

wolfSkaap:
I've sent you my details via PM  ;)

patrick2wd:

--- Citaat van: cristyansv op 23-05-2021, 18:10 ---hey that sounds great, maybe i can contact you for advice on choosing a bike?


also my secondary plan was to take a trusty Transalph 650 - 700 and do some touring in europe, so i'm not ruling out any alternatives yet.


let me know how i can contact you and thanks!
Post Merge: 23-05-2021, 18:12

thanks, I will definitely stop by that place.

I am from Colombia!

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peet's store is closed on Mondays..
👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

grandia:

--- Citaat van: cristyansv op 23-05-2021, 18:10 ---I am from Colombia!

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in that case the enduro experience will be quite different in NL. Good luck though.

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