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Best wishes Andreas (Cadfael) . Achtung, dies ist die Stellungnahme eines notorisch oberlehrerhaften und besserwisserischen Dummschwätzers
that's a great idea. Maybe there are a few guys (or girls) who just did'nt write anything, becaus their German is even poorer than our English . This could be the first step leading to an international forum for Estrella and W650. Jörg should think about that, when he is back.
By the way, your English is not bad (well, it's better than mine, I think).
you told me in an e-mail that recently the drivers license system has been changed and that it has become easyer to get the license for riding big bikes in Japan. Do you think that this will cause the end of the Estrella in Japan?
Kind regards Andreas . Achtung, dies ist die Stellungnahme eines notorisch oberlehrerhaften und besserwisserischen Dummschwätzers
>Do you think that this will cause the end of the Estrella in Japan?
I don't think so. Because I think that Estrella is the rare bike in 250cc class in Japan.And it is cheaper(duty of an automobile inspection is not imposed) than big bike to hold. Also the reasons are, it is easy to customize, there are many parts to customize in the market, and Comfortable to ride as daily use. As I have mentioned in e-mail, I would keep on riding Estrella even if I buy a big bike.
I would like to hear from another opinion from Japanese riders.
Hi from New Zealand. My name is Claire and I have just purchased a beautiful 1994 Estrella. The bike was imported into NZ in 1997 from Germany by a German guy living here. I believe it is the only one in NZ. It has only doen 3000kms. I have many questions but not sure if I have grasped the thread in English concept and unfortunatly I don't speak or understand any German. Anyway lets give it a whirl.
and welcome to our forum! Nice surprise to hear about a German BJ250A2 in New Zealand!
You are welcomed to ask what ever you'd like to know! We haven't divided the English-Thread into different items so far because we are just right at the start of our bilingual forum. Many of our German members speak English very well - so don't hesitate!
Best regards Andreas
P.S.: You'll get a "private mail" soon because I'd like to know some "statistic things" from you (I'm the provider of the http://www.bj250.de website). An envelope will flash on top of the site ... . Achtung, dies ist die Stellungnahme eines notorisch oberlehrerhaften und besserwisserischen Dummschwätzers
What I can already tell you: The story you were told is true. It's indeed a German Estrella BJ250A2 from 1994 (as you can see by the identification number).
We haven't heard of any other Estrellas in New Zealand or Australia so far. In England "lives" another Estrella (BJ250E) - a grey import. It is said that some Estrellas were brought to Canada - but we couldn't verify ...
Best regards Andreas . Achtung, dies ist die Stellungnahme eines notorisch oberlehrerhaften und besserwisserischen Dummschwätzers
Well as you can imagine there is very little I know about the Estrella because they were never sold here in NZ or in Australia either. In fact from what I have seen on the internet they only seem to be in parts of Europe and lots in Japan.
I see from this site that they are still being manufactured, is that still in the 250cc format? Do you have trouble getting parts for your Estrellas or do many Kawaskai single parts fit?
Thank you to Andreas and anyone else involved in this website it has been a great find for me.
Hi! Andreas! At last I've been just able to log in. Thank you very much for your kindness. Regarding the japanese "Estrella fan site", it seems it doesn't work well, because many times, it can't be connected. And I don't know why your message and mine have been deleted. I suppose the site controler would like to avoid communication by English in "the site" and if anybody likes to do that, he may say "Please visit ESTRELLA THREAD IN ENGLISH and it's only for offering opportunity" If a lot of thread in English in the site, a few fans may not read it.