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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I'm Sjoerd from the Netherlands.. my Englisch is very poor, I hope you can understand...
Just bought a Kawasaki Versys 650 '10 in black. I hope, I will do as many beautyfull kilometres as my, just sold, Honda Varadero '01. We (my wife and I) own also a Honda Transalp '95.
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Welcome to the forum and the Versys. I understood your English just fine

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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I'm a father of a boy and daughter since 2.5 years so we don't ride as much as before we drove about 25.000 km around europe a year... and since 3 years it reduced to 3.500 km a year... We hope we will do better! I will post photos later.
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Hallo. Dank u wel. Heineke. Alstublieft. Ja. Nee.

That is about all the Dutch I know, so your English is fine. Welcome.



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Hallo. Dank u wel. Heineke. Alstublieft. Ja. Nee.

That is about all the Dutch I know, so your English is fine. Welcome.
Thats the most important Dutch you have to know, thank you all for the warm welcome here.

I hope the weather will be fine next couple of months, so I can be riding a lot on my 'new' bike. Next month I will be introducing the Kawa at the last 'tour' of the Dutch Honda Transalp Club (I'm a active member). I wonder if I'm as welcome there as at this site.
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Just added 'the muttley-sign' on the bike, so now its clear: it's MY bike! (I couldn't remove the 'muttley sticker' from the old Varadero... so when you are riding in Poland and see the big black Varadero with a muttley picture... it was mine)
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 08:04 AM
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I am so jealous that you took your bikes all over Europe. I have been trying to convince my wife to do that too. It's a little more difficult for us being in the USA. She was born in Italy and we were there 6 years ago, so I keep hoping she will get the itch again this coming summer. Anyway, welcome
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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We still dream about a motorcycle trip to the USA, but it won't happen before our children will be a little bit grown up! they are now 1 and 3 years of age... so it could take a while... (but if you are in Holland you are welcome!)

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 08:55 AM
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It's so funny that both sides of "the Pond" want to be on the other side. There are so many beautiful places here that I haven't seen, but Europe is so much older. A little town outside of Milan has a church built in the 1400's It was before Columbus came here. That just blows me away. I would love to see Holland. The thought of living on a canal fascinates me.
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