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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hi to everyone

My name is Stefan, i'm 51 years old and i'm living in germany.
After 32 years of motorcycle experience with 54 different
bikes i decided to buy the ultimate one.
I have bought the Vic Jackpot Juli 10.
Still have a Triumph Thunderbird 1700 beside for conventional rides .

Hopefully i can read and learn a lot about the Jackpot in this forum,
especially i'm very interested in aftermarket parts cause i think
they will not offer the whole accessories program in germany.

Sorry for my poor english................lets have a good time.
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Sorry for my poor english................lets have a good time.
Welcomen Stefan,
Your English is far better than my German. 10 years ago, my frau und I were there riding around with the Frankfurt chapter of the UMCI on a rented BMW K1200LT. We went south to the Alps und bagged a lot of passes. You live in fabulous riding country. We were in France (briefly) Austria (the Kaunertal Valley is beautiful) Italy (great food, wine and passes) and then there is Lichtenstein ( briefly - isn't everyone there briefly) und Swiez. Everywhere we went, whatever we ate or drank was wunderbar, especially the dunkel weiss beir in Deutschlund. My spelling of German words may not be so good, either.
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Hey Stefan, welcome aboard! I'm also located in your beautiful homeland, down near Heidelberg. Great to hear that there are more Victory riders over here, was beginning to really feel like an outsider with all my Harley friends. Hope to see you on the road sometime. Und tschuss!

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I loved Germany when I was stationed there but the locals didn't love the military. Can't blame them much because of the lack of respect a lot of military personnel showed to the people and country.

I was stationed in Babenhausen. I think I spelled it right.
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When were you over here Diamond? Babenhausen is now closed, along with about 90% of the other bases we had when I first got over here in '93. Most of the locals are much more tolerant of us now that we've reduced our numbers. The biggest problem was all the young guys coming over and trying to drink the country dry, and of course all the belligerence that would follow. But what can you expect when they're coming over from a country where the drinking age is 21 to where it's 16. And let's face it, us Americans can tend to be an arrogant group anyway, but not as bad as the French...

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And let's face it, us Americans can tend to be an arrogant group anyway, but not as bad as the French...
I love it! I once read an article in a MC magazine about riding south through Italy. Describing the people, he wrote that the farther south he went, the more arrogant and insolent the people became. By the time he got to Sicily, they were almost as bad as the French.

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When were you over here Diamond? Babenhausen is now closed, along with about 90% of the other bases we had when I first got over here in '93. Most of the locals are much more tolerant of us now that we've reduced our numbers. The biggest problem was all the young guys coming over and trying to drink the country dry, and of course all the belligerence that would follow. But what can you expect when they're coming over from a country where the drinking age is 21 to where it's 16. And let's face it, us Americans can tend to be an arrogant group anyway, but not as bad as the French...
I should have been more specific because that is pretty much what I meant.

I was there in 79 and the drinking age then was 13 for beer!
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