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    Im planning a trip to south east france in sept,im planning to use the A13 autoroute towards Paris,then onto the A6 autoroute down towards Lyon,i have been before but always avoided the above route due to concerns about taking the wrong turning and ending up in the centre of Paris which is akin...
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    In August 06 I'd booked a trip to France on the bike with my daughter, however back then Mum was really ill so I had to cancel. Speedferries said "No probs the booking will be valid for 12 months". Any way in the meantime they stopped carrying bikes while the ferry was fitted with special bike...
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    Me and the Mrs are biking to Tuscany for two weeks in May. Can anyone recommend a good Travel insurance company for two bikers? I have done bit of googleing, but I would like a recommendation if anyone has one. Many thanks Carl
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    does any body know if the gs has more suspension travel than the funduro,it looks to have or is it an illusion thanks alan
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    Hi to all - if anyone interested we have just returnwed from our 6945 mile trip france spain Morocco and Mauritania. On a dakar and Funduro. No problems at all except a minor prob on the Funduro the seal round the top clamp on the exhast blew at 22k and i made a very noisy trip home. loads of...
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    Hi, :howdy: I've belonged to the US Chain Gang board for quite a while. I thought I would join you guys too. My question is that I hear there are some places in Europe where you can make a deal and buy a bike and the shop will buy it back for 80 percent of what you paid after your trip...
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    all this talk of wales has got me thinking about a little trip but I simply can't wait till next year. so my plan is to head to Wales on the dun laoghaire/holyhead ferry some saturday morning in November and spend the weekend in North Wales. As I have never travelled in North Wales (or anywhere...
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    Can any one tell me how far I can travel with the fuel light on?
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    Hi ... I'm off on a Euro trip in a couple of weeks and am trying to sort out bike breakdown cover and travel - well medical insurance as well. As I understand it my BMW bike policy covers the bike if there is an accident, it will be got back to the UK if needed. BMW insurance does not include...
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    Has anyone had their 04 gs headlight converted for european use yet??? Mike.
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    Can anyone advise who they book their ferry travel to France with? The websites I have visited are ridiculously expensive for transporting just little old me and my bike. The ferry company I used last year (Transmanche Ferries - Newhaven to Dieppe) have doubled their price for this year...
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    Not for me - I've received an email from "Flash" from the "Chain Gang" who is visiting our shores next year. Here's his amended message below. Any cheap flights from Heathrow to Isle of Man? or any ideas what the train might cost? <hr>Hi Trevor - In May I'm flying to Heathrow from the USA and...
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    so i have been going on about this for a while :whistle: im off on a trip should i go mad with tools tubes lubes ;) torx bits or just do a service befor i leave ? what do you lot do thanks getting anxious a bit now its me first Valkon :-)
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    Hi folks, I have a 2001 F650ST with 103 miles on the clock, so just getting used to it. I notice that if I put pressure on the front wheel brake the front suspention 'dives' as the bike comes to a halt. The suspention seems very soft and I wonder if this is normal for the F650. Many thanks...
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