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Evripidis
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Greetings from Cyprus
19.01.23 at 06:46:08
 
Hello all,

I decided to join to learn more about this bike and also to try and fine one to purchase.

If anyone can help me out in sourcing a second generation bike then I would be obliged.

Shipping to Cyprus has already been taken care of and the potential seller has to do nothing extra.

Have a good day, lots of reading up as it seems.

Regards,
Evros

 
 

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Reply #1 - 19.01.23 at 15:23:56
 
Hello Evripidis,

you have chosen a good time because at the moment there are much more offers.

My tip is looking at ebay-kleinanzeigen.de if you want to buy from Germany.

Or did you ask to see if international members here are willing to sell?

Kroete

 
 
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Reply #2 - 19.01.23 at 18:30:43
 
Hi Kroete,

There are several but the trick is that most of them are not replying to any message. Most of the responses from kleinanzeigen will not accept a pick up from a shipping company. They want me to pick it up myself and pay cash in hand.

Also not many second generation ones, most of them are first generation.

Evros

 
 

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Reply #3 - 19.01.23 at 19:21:36
 
Yes, second generation is rarer.

And the other experience you made is understandable.
Maybe someone other here can help.

 
 
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Re: Greetings from Cyprus
Reply #4 - 22.01.23 at 08:46:23
 
Hi there - glad to hear you decided to commit yourself a bit more to the forum.

Given the problem at hand: Seriously, why don't you isolate a few bikes (for example in Bavaria) that look interesting to you, fly over to e.g. Munich or Salzburg rent a car for the weekend have a look at them, be very friendly to Sepp and visit the holy church of TR1 in Bavaria. Maybe bring your wife/girlfriend along for a bit of Southern Germany/Austria in the Winter kitsch, maybe have a spa day somewhere, buy a bike, pay it cash and then arrange something with the shipping company?

Sounds like a lovely Winter trip, could make the other half happy and you even end up with a quick holiday?

Cheers,
Greg

P.S.: Also if you're really nice to some of the people they may offer you a place to sleep etc.

 
 

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Reply #5 - 23.01.23 at 20:03:20
 
Hi all,

Greg describes it very nicely and it could work out but at the moment things are a bit tight time-wise. New family memeber coming soon, other vehicles that I service need work. Other projects need sorting out including a roof over out head so not the best timing.

A commuter/cruiser like the tr1 would help me not only in a daily manner but in actually riding something that I like and would like to keep.

Evros

 
 

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Re: Greetings from Cyprus
Reply #6 - 24.01.23 at 07:07:05
 
Don't expect a used TR1 to work straight away. Depending on how much you really ride (almost daily all year round in my case), expect about a year to get your specific TR1 working reliably. If you're quick, you'll do it in 12 months.  Wink

What I am trying to say is: a TR1 is a very reliable bike, but especially when you get a low-mileage one that probably hasn't been ridden all that much, all of those little issues will come up very quickly once you use the bike (a lot). This is not meant to discourage you, but at least for the first year, you may want to have something bland and (relatively) modern to go along.

Cheers,
Greg

 
 

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Reply #7 - 26.01.23 at 20:01:27
 
Hi Greg,

Nice one. Much appreciated.

I see what you mean. I kind of had this idea that a TR1 might be the wrong choice but the whole thing just got me fixated. It just did.
In any case if this takes too long I might have to get something of the last decade and settle until later on.

Best Regards,
Evros

 
 

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