Hi from Dutch guy living in San Francisco

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martinvh
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Hi from Dutch guy living in San Francisco

Postby martinvh » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:33 am

Hi all,

Coming from The Netherlands, I live and work in San Francisco (for a Dutch company). The Bay Area is literally (yes, literally) the wet dream of every motorcycle enthousiast. There is beautiful scenery, hills, twisty roads, mountains, sunshine and people just love their motorcycles here.

For everyone who is not familiar with The Netherlands: It is completely flat, it rains a lot and the only twisty roads are to be found next to our rivers and canals. Those twisty roads however are infected by bicyclists on every singe sunny day of the year.

In Holland I had fun on a KTM 640 SMC and commuted on a BMW C1 200 (Google search that one guys, in the US you missed out on this beauty)

I recently treated myself with a 2007 Super Duke 990, with some nice Akra's, a power commander and only 11k miles. This is going to be a good summer! It has the erratic idle issue though... so I need to get my hands dirty first.

Best,

Martin

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Aphex
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Re: Hi from Dutch guy living in San Francisco

Postby Aphex » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:56 am

Welcome in!

I bet you love our vehicle taxes too huh?
08 SD, Mivv Suono, Rottweiler airbox. Current map: One some guy sent me from the internet.

Me so Hoony.

martinvh
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Re: Hi from Dutch guy living in San Francisco

Postby martinvh » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:50 am

Aphex wrote:Welcome in!

I bet you love our vehicle taxes too huh?


Thanks!

I do like the taxes here. In Holland we pay 52% income tax, 21% Sales Tax (VAT) and for a car with the size of a Prius, we pay USD 1,000 a year in ownership tax (a Chevy Tahoe would be around USD 3,000 a year since its based on weight). Did I already mention gas is USD 7-8 per gallon there?

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wizzzard
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Re: Hi from Dutch guy living in San Francisco

Postby wizzzard » Sat May 06, 2017 5:50 am

You lucky bastard. :lol:
Used to live L.A. now i am back and stuck in Holland.
My other ride is your mom

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DukeNukem999
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Re: Hi from Dutch guy living in San Francisco

Postby DukeNukem999 » Sun May 07, 2017 9:59 pm

Welcome Martin :)
I didn't realise you were taxed so heavily there !.
BTW, I was in Rotterdam and Amsterdam 2 years ago. Amsterdam is one of my favourite places :)
2010 (white-framed) SD, Rottweiler intake / SAS removal, Akrapovic slipons, ergo seat, Scott's oil filter, factory alarm, SDR levers, Shorai LiFePO4 battery, oem 16T / KTM Supersprox 40T, RK GB525GXW chain, Michelin Pilot Road 4 / Pilot Power 3.

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Re: Hi from Dutch guy living in San Francisco

Postby Growler48 » Mon May 08, 2017 11:37 am

Welcome!
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