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Newbie here

Post by Nederlandse student » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:40 am


I am a newbie and found this forum via dieselfly's videos on youtube. I am an American but it looking to retire on a Dutch Barge in the Netherlands, en ja.. ik spreek het Nederlands.

I was thinking that I could carry a diesel bike on my barge and then if I needed, I could either use a small crane on the boat or just ride it off and I have land transportation. Some of the bikes use existing frame makes, i.e. Honda, Suzukis etc. If there are any people from the Netherlands that can point me in the right direction regarding the laws and rules for older motorcycles, please let me know.

Voor alle de Nederlanders in de forum, jullie kunnen me in het Nederlands contacten.

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Re: Newbie here

Post by Tetronator » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:07 am

Welcome to the forum.

As long as you don't modify the frame, and use an older motorcycle, (Pre-1980 maybe 1990), you will not have any issues registering the bike as a diesel. Newer motorcycles have such high restrictions on sound and emissions that you can forget those.

It will need to be inspected at the RDW test center.
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