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Discussion in 'Europe' started by maxtee_crf, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    The petrol spirits accompanied us. First I donated petrol to a stranded motorcyclist. Remove the fuel hose and fill the water bottle. My RD 03 has two valves and I forgot to open one at the end. The next day this led to my standstill on the motorway, as 2 litres of petrol could not drain off on the right side of the tank.
    Now h2smokin had to give me petrol because I didn't immediately notice the closed valve.

    Note: Never donate petrol :rofl

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  2. DantesDame

    DantesDame Ridin' Fool Super Moderator

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    I'm so glad that you had such a good time! I ended up riding around, but once I left the house that morning, I had no way of connecting with anyone.

    This "DunkingBird" sounds like a cool chap. Perhaps I should make an effort to meet him some time :beer
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  3. mechahayai

    mechahayai Been here awhile

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    I ride an RD03. It would be cool to hit the road with another.
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  4. -Chris-

    -Chris- Long timer

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    Hey guys! I may be coming through in a few weeks and will fly into Zurich. I can stay a bit but I'd like to get some inside information/help. I'm not much into the touristy things and would like some local opinion. Is there a lot to do in Zurich? I have that option or Munich, so I'm trying to decide where to fly through.

    Thanks!
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  5. Cooltours

    Cooltours Rider of passion

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    Gruezi Chris
    Gladly we’ll give you tonns of hints! What kinda stuff are you into?? Do you consider renting a motorcycle, or are into biking or hiking or arts or culture or swimming in the lakes or eating or....? There‘s indeed plenty of highly cool touriststuff here too. Help us helpin‘ you!
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  6. -Chris-

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    I love all the above, Can you give me an idea of what it would cost to rent a motorcycle in Zurich? I like food, beer, beautiful scenery, history, culture, biking, etc. I just like to look to the locals to find the really neat things.

    I think the most costly of the trip will be finding a place to stay on the cheaper side.

    Thanks!
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  7. Cooltours

    Cooltours Rider of passion

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    Travelling in CH generally will not be cheap... I must say.
    Bike rentals in or around Zurich area:
    Erne: http://www.autopubli.ch/webkit/temp...04602&GarageID=321701&lang=de&production=true
    Triumph Tiger 1200 = 180.-/Day, 200km's included
    Arrighoni: http://arrigoni.ch/mieten-probefahren-arrigoni-sport-gmbh/
    Or a bit out of town, reachable per train (no fear, it is easy to travel by train in CH):
    https://www.moto-mader.ch/miete
    http://www.hobi.ch/Motorrad/Vermietung-Rental.84.html

    Accommodation will be a problem when you're traveling on a budget. I'll be back with more, though need to go cooking lunch for the kinds now.

    When you travel?
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  8. -Chris-

    -Chris- Long timer

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    Good info guys! I'll be there from Aug 3-6. possibly the 7th. I will probably rent a bike for the weekend. Anyone have the time to ride that weekend? Would be really cool to meet up with anyone.

    Chris
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  9. Grumpy old Man

    Grumpy old Man Been here awhile

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  10. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hello dear enduro fans

    I intend to test the TET Italy starting Thursday. If anyone would like to join me, he is very welcome.

    https://www.transeurotrail.org/italy/

    Duration: 5 - 6 days
    Idea: From my place to Luino and then follow the TET track eastwards towards Lake Garda. Afterwards the return journey to Switzerland takes place.

    I travel on my Africa Twin (RD03) and plan to sleep in my sleeping bag under the open sky.
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  11. DantesDame

    DantesDame Ridin' Fool Super Moderator

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    You put out a very tempting offer! Unfortunately, I have to work. And if that isn't reason enough, I am also nursing a sick kitty :(


    I'm looking forward to hearing about it!
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  12. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks for your feedback.
    My wife even granted me a second escape. From July 30th I will be on the road with an old motorcycle buddy (Honda Transalp 600 V) for about seven days. Presumably we will then explore the western part of the TET Italy and visit the LGKS (Ligurian border ridge road).

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  13. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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  14. DantesDame

    DantesDame Ridin' Fool Super Moderator

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  15. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    Always at your service
    First Part with:muutt

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    You want some more ?

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  16. DantesDame

    DantesDame Ridin' Fool Super Moderator

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    :flug


    :lurk Yes please. I believe that you have 2-4 days' worth of photos to share :bmwrider
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  17. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    Oh, my, that sounds like work after work.

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    Lago di Lecco (right), Lago di Garlate (left), Lago di Annone and Lago di Pusiano (behind).

    To address other readers there are also pictures in the blog (soon): Trans Euro Trail (TET) thread

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  18. DantesDame

    DantesDame Ridin' Fool Super Moderator

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    Oooh, I don't want that :(
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  19. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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  20. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    I tried to explain that when there was a risk of lightning you should not stand under a tree, but my Italian was too weak.

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    At this pass a lightning struck disturbingly close. Afterwards my average speed increased considerably :grim
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