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Re: Europe tour

Postby dave the german » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:23 am

+1 for Post Office credit card - make sure it's the platinum card - you can purchase currency in UK commission free and all purchases abroad are also commission free - fuel, toll, meals
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Re: Europe tour

Postby watsondesign » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:50 am

WOW!

Im blown away with all your responses. Thank you soo much. I finally got the service parts ordered yesterday so I should be on the right track to have everything ready.

Plan hasnt been finalised yet but we should be headding across the sea to france, down through Belgium and France towards Switzerland where will be based on the Swiss / Italy border which will have some amazing passes, up through Austria and then Germany. Finally heading towards Amasterdam and then back home! I cant wait!!


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Re: Europe tour

Postby The Teutonic Tangerine » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:25 am

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When you are riding through France (I assume you will be) and not on Auto routes look out for this sign it is important. It means that anyone coming out of a side road from your right can just pull out in front of you even if your road is the bigger of the two - if you are in the countryside this may mean tractors or Gaulois smoking French farmers in 2CV's do 10 mph. Sometimes the sign may also say "Priorite a droit".

Watch out for them they can even be where farm tracks join a road. Enjoy your trip.
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Re: Europe tour

Postby milleplod » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:30 am

The Teutonic Tangerine wrote:http://reussirpermis.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/priorite-a-droite.jpg

When you are riding through France (I assume you will be) and not on Auto routes look out for this sign it is important. It means that anyone coming out of a side road from your right can just pull out in front of you even if your road is the bigger of the two - if you are in the countryside this may mean tractors or Gaulois smoking French farmers in 2CV's do 10 mph. Sometimes the sign may also say "Priorite a droit".

Watch out for them they can even be where farm tracks join a road. Enjoy your trip.


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Re: Europe tour

Postby Paul » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:48 am

Lots of good info in this thread. I've made it into a "sticky" topic so it stays at the top of the topic listings, and moved it from Boxertech to "Days Out", since it's about travel.

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Re: Europe tour

Postby fontana » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:42 pm

Isn't there also some strange law about having hi viz stickers on your lid.

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Re: Europe tour

Postby dave the german » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:50 pm

fontana wrote:Isn't there also some strange law about having hi viz stickers on your lid.


You can get a kit but I've never bothered and it "seems" they don't enforce it
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Re: Europe tour

Postby The Teutonic Tangerine » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:49 pm

dave the german wrote:
fontana wrote:Isn't there also some strange law about having hi viz stickers on your lid.


You can get a kit but I've never bothered and it "seems" they don't enforce it


Not Hi Viz - reflective - seemed like a good idea in any event it you ride at night in unlit areas - and less than or about £3 a set off flea bay
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Re: Europe tour

Postby Humbug » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:38 pm

Shark helmets manufactured in France all come with the reflective kit in the box along with instructions on where they must be fitted!
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Re: Europe tour

Postby stevesilver » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:09 pm

excellent info, handy as I'm going on first long trip on me 11S as well soon

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Re: Europe tour

Postby BoxerCup R » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:26 am

stevesilver wrote:excellent info, handy as I'm going on first long trip on me 11S as well soon

Assen moto GP then down to the mecca of petrol heads, nurberg ring(cant spell) :D

cheers all :D



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Re: Europe tour

Postby stevesilver » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:59 pm

BoxerCup R wrote:
stevesilver wrote:excellent info, handy as I'm going on first long trip on me 11S as well soon

Assen moto GP then down to the mecca of petrol heads, nurberg ring(cant spell) :D

cheers all :D



Excellent stuff. You calling into Spa 'for a butchers' on your way to 'The Ring' ?



Would be rude not too..... :D

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Re: Europe tour

Postby BoxerCup R » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:29 am

stevesilver wrote:
BoxerCup R wrote:
stevesilver wrote:excellent info, handy as I'm going on first long trip on me 11S as well soon

Assen moto GP then down to the mecca of petrol heads, nurberg ring(cant spell) :D

cheers all :D



Excellent stuff. You calling into Spa 'for a butchers' on your way to 'The Ring' ?



Would be rude not too..... :D



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Re: Europe tour advice

Postby slparry » Mon May 20, 2024 7:24 pm

useful item from my trip last September was to get a toll tag for the autoroute, saved so much hassle. I used Bip & Go in the sleeve pocket of my BMW jacket

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Re: Europe tour advice

Postby Blackal » Tue May 21, 2024 11:37 am

I’ve had a SANEF tag for a few years now - if you are doing peage miles, it is bloody handy.


Go through a Class 1 toll? You can contact them online retrospectively, and when they see your journey is Class 5 for other sections - they alter the charge!

Try getting your fingers back in your waterproof gloves if you have to take them off at a toll. Tag obviates that necessity.

BUT - they do cost a few €€ a year, so if you moan about the cost of the peage already - the tags will not be for you.
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