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Hi from Germany
« on: August 11, 2017, 12:42:57 PM »
My Name is Ralf and I am 45 now. my father bought a 250r in 1983 in Saudi Arabia. When we left the Country to go back to Germany we sold the Atc to a friend in 1988.
it came back last week!!! 8) the friend had it for 29 years. he wants it to be alive again but has no time for it. so he gave it back to the original owner... me!  ;)
the Atc is in very bad condition and almost everthing ist broken or rusty. i want to make it better than new. but it seems to be the only 1983 250r in europe... no parts in germany :'(

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Re: Hi from Germany
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 01:27:21 PM »
Welcome again. Glad you have it back. You should get some responds here. Guys here are great to deal with. Good luck.  ;D
LONG LIVE THE "R\'s"

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Re: Hi from Germany
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 01:32:38 PM »
thanks... i was crying when SHE came back after 30 years... :'(

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Re: Hi from Germany
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 01:56:04 PM »
that is an awesome story.  welcome to the best 250r forum.

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Re: Hi from Germany
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 02:10:21 PM »
thanks for having me here. hope i can fix it and bring it back to life! :)

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Re: Hi from Germany
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 02:33:24 PM »
forgot to say, SHE was in a barn/shed for 18 years and all kind of stuff was "parked" on her... but the engine turns over and it has comression.( no i did not try to start it)

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Re: Hi from Germany
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 05:31:20 PM »
might want to rebuild the engine before a start up.  i am sure those seals are retired.

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Re: Hi from Germany
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 09:17:41 PM »
Welcome to the forum, hopefully we can help you get it running again!

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Re: Hi from Germany
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 01:48:44 AM »
hello Ralph, welcome to org!!!  great story on getting an old bike back!!  what part of Germany are you from?

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Re: Hi from Germany
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2017, 02:18:02 AM »
yes i think the engine needs a rebuild before starting it.
i am from Forst, Rheinland Pfalz.

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Re: Hi from Germany
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2017, 02:30:01 AM »
yes i think the engine needs a rebuild before starting it.
i am from Forst, Rheinland Pfalz.

My Dad spent 2 years in Germany before coming to the United States.  I'll have to ask him again where he was at.

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Re: Hi from Germany
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 02:42:24 AM »
did you ask your dad where he spend time in germany?

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Re: Hi from Germany
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2017, 03:58:31 AM »
did you ask your dad where he spend time in germany?

My Dad was in Butzbach and Ginsheim-Gustavsburg from 1968-1970.  he worked for a company called MAN.  He left late in 1970 and came to the United States

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Re: Hi from Germany
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2017, 02:49:31 PM »
Cool, MAN ist the name of the truck i drive Tgx 18-460.brand new!