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Author Topic: Hello from the southwest coast of Norway  (Read 1019 times)

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Offline Tinderha

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Hello from the southwest coast of Norway
« on: August 27, 2017, 04:18:46 pm »
Hi.
My name is Trym, I'm 34 and live a 20 min ride south of Stavanger in a place named Ålgård (algard).
I'm a owner of a new 2014 r-spec. Got the bike this summer, and just godt it back for its first 1000km service Aug 23.

Everything is stock on the bike at the moment but mods/upgrades will happen in the future.



Offline flatrack

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Re: Hello from the southwest coast of Norway
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2017, 06:57:18 pm »
Greetings right backatcha. Congratulations, nice bike. Curious to know how you found a new 2014 model....

Offline josh

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Re: Hello from the southwest coast of Norway
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2017, 08:12:45 pm »
Check with your local dealer. My local dealer has brand new 2014's for $5000

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Offline josh

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Re: Hello from the southwest coast of Norway
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2017, 08:22:26 pm »
Oh yeah and welcome trym

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Re: Hello from the southwest coast of Norway
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 09:17:31 pm »
Congratulations & welcome aboard.
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Re: Hello from the southwest coast of Norway
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2017, 10:36:31 pm »
Check with your local dealer. My local dealer has brand new 2014's for $5000
Oh yeah eh, I've seen last years models on for sale prices but never two, three years back. I guess the factory had surplus. With our Bolts its kinda all the same, the R Spec hasn't really changed since '14 aside from the speedo upgrade and the paint schemes.

Offline Tinderha

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Re: Hello from the southwest coast of Norway
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017, 11:42:28 am »
The dealer just got the bike from the main distributor in Europe as I bout it.  5000 USD for a bike is not much,   over here the retail price for a new bolt is about 17.500 USD included taxes and registration fees. Payed 16.000 USD for mine.  bikes are a little more expensive here in Norway than in the US.

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Re: Hello from the southwest coast of Norway
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 08:50:53 pm »
Welcome, Tinderha - Sorry I don't speak any Norwegian, but I do know that we have a few other Bolt owners in Norway and Sweden, as well as all over Europe.

I know we even had one Bolt owner from Italy who planned to ride his all the way to Norway.  I'm not sure where he ended up, but I think his plans were to ride through Denmark, and all the way around the Baltic to Finland. Sounded like a pretty ambitious ride, but it would be a helluvan adventure!

Unrelated to motorcycles - the Halifax Bomber that was recovered in a lake in Norway is being joined by another one that will hopefully be recovered off the Swedish coast - and will be displayed at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada - not far from where I live! 

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Re: Hello from the southwest coast of Norway
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2017, 05:52:11 pm »
Welcome from Oslo, Norway! ;-)

I'm one of the Norwegian Bolters that Norm mentioned. There are one more Bolt close by me (Erman Atabay), and he is/was also a member here. He was thinking about switching to a different bike, but I don't know if he has done it. I also have a colleague that has a Bolt, and I have seen another one at work (I work at BI in Oslo).

I bought my 2015 model Bolt in Bergen in june 2016, and drove it across the mountains to Oslo. A very nice ride if you have the time.

BTW: Have you tried to go to Lysebotn and ride up/down Lysevegen? It's on my must-do list...

@ShakerNorm: Is this the plane: http://airforcemuseum.ca/en/special-exhibits/the-story-of-halifax-na337-2p-x-part-1-of-5

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Re: Hello from the southwest coast of Norway
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2017, 05:55:06 pm »
Welcome from Oslo, Norway! ;-)

I'm one of the Norwegian Bolters that Norm mentioned. There are one more Bolt close by me (Erman Atabay), and he is/was also a member here. He was thinking about switching to a different bike, but I don't know if he has done it. I also have a colleague that has a Bolt, and I have seen another one at work (I work at BI in Oslo).

I bought my 2015 model Bolt in Bergen in june 2016, and drove it across the mountains to Oslo. A very nice ride if you have the time.

BTW: Have you tried to go to Lysebotn and ride up/down Lysevegen? It's on my must-do list...

The Italian rider drove all the way up to Nordkapp (North Cape) either last year or this year. I gave him a few hints regarding things to see in Norway, but I took the fastest way, I think. Can't remember his name... Strummer? Something with a double m in the middle, I think...

@ShakerNorm: Is this the plane: http://airforcemuseum.ca/en/special-exhibits/the-story-of-halifax-na337-2p-x-part-1-of-5

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Re: Hello from the southwest coast of Norway
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2017, 04:41:30 pm »

BTW: Have you tried to go to Lysebotn and ride up/down Lysevegen? It's on my must-do list...

Well the road starts here from E39 on to Rv45 when the road opens again from roadwork, all the way up to Sinnes and over to Lysebotnen. One other road that is a nice trip is to continue from Lysebotnen over Suleskar to Rysstad.

More info here http://suleskarvegen.no/

If i get time I maybe take the ride this Saturday and mount my GoPro on the bike.

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Re: Hello from the southwest coast of Norway
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2017, 05:04:00 pm »
That's the one that was pulled out of the lake in Norway, yes......  It's currently in a Museum in Trenton Ontario (around 2500 miles away from me!).

We're trying to recover enough of another one (looks like it's off the coast of Sweden) to rebuild and display (and hopefully RUN) at the Bomber Command Museum in Nanton, Alberta, too - alongside our running Lancaster!

If you haven't seen a 4-engine bomber actually running.... Here's what it looks like from the outside.....https://youtu.be/ZHYdEYAJ--E

And from the INSIDE of the Lancaster.....  https://youtu.be/ZHYdEYAJ--E

And if you don't know just how BIG a Lancaster is....... 

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Re: Hello from the southwest coast of Norway
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2017, 06:26:57 pm »
Very interesting stuff, Norm. With Rememberance Day approaching it's good to take some time to reflect and remember the brave men and women who sacrificed everything to allow us the freedoms we enjoy today.

Your motorcycle looks better all the time! 

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Re: Hello from the southwest coast of Norway
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2017, 01:51:05 am »
Those pics were taken around 3 or 4 years ago, now....

I'd love to redo them with Bella (the model), but I haven't had the chance lately.  She often helps the museum with fundraising. She sure looks the part of the 1940's bombshell!
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