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Offline karlmalcolm@telia.com

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Hello from Sweden
on: February 10, 2013, 04:15:42 PM
 :031: :031:Hi, have had my crosstourer for a year now, done 6000 km. Love it, can't wait to get back on it!
Just bought the OEM pannier kit with top box and expect delivery Tuesday/Wednesday, excited about that one.

For us that live in ScandiLand, we have to wait a little longer before the weather lets us get out, but nearly there!!!!!
Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 05:16:28 PM by karlmalcolm@telia.com

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Offline Doc

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Re: Hello from Sweden
Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 04:21:21 PM
 :400: from an equally cold Germany.

Did you get a manual or DCT - and which colour?

Looking forward to seeing some pictures

 :401:

Sweden, Norway and Finland - when is the best time of year to visit?

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Offline Mika

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Re: Hello from Sweden
Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 04:31:11 PM
 :400: from a cold Scotland

Think we are all looking forward to the better weather  :031:

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Offline karlmalcolm@telia.com

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Re: Hello from Sweden
Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 05:46:14 PM
I have the manual -- white CT.

July is the best month, from my experience. Sweden is good for it, especially if you head north, lots of long empty roads, to play as you like. Can do it very cheaply, either camp or hire a stuga (small guest house that many people have). Defo. recommend it. I've also been up to Norway a few times -- excellent but expensive.

See attached picture after my first proper ride last year -- happy man I was -- I must say.
Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 06:02:37 PM by karlmalcolm@telia.com

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Re: Hello from Sweden
Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 05:53:59 PM
Empty roads sounds good. All the good passes in the Alps are slowly having tolls applied (€10 for the Stelvio this year) and the traffic is always getting heavier.

A trip to Sweden via Denmark sounds good - maybe next year.


Now there's a happy man  :169:
Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 08:34:43 PM by Doc

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Offline ojo

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Re: Hello from Sweden
Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 08:01:13 PM
...  :400: ... great picture of a happy man ... hehe white CT's are the best of the species :152:
Around the world and back ... driven Honda motorbikes all over Europe, Australia, NewZealand, Japan, Russia .....
my latest trip: http://www.austral.omania.ch/index.html

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Re: Hello from Sweden
Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 09:17:29 PM
 :400: Whats your most local Town?

Doc
In my experience anytime is a good time to go to Scandinavia, very friendly people.
If you’re going on the bike then midsummer is obviously the best time but remember July is their shutdown month. Copenhagen is worth a day or two with plenty to see including the Tivoli Gardens and the old town. A boat trip around the canals is also a nice way to see some of the City.
My preferred route on a bike would be up the coast road and take the ferry to Helsingborg. You  could also take the bridge across to Malmo but be prepared to shell out for the Toll, £25.00 each way in a car.



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Offline Mister B

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Re: Hello from Sweden
Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 09:39:21 PM
I agree with Feet Up, Doc  Sweden is well worth a visit  your CT will love the Dirt roads as you get into the centre and north,they are well graded  but still care is needed paticulaly on some of the corners  and they are all on Garmin maps....But also keep an eagle eye out for the local wildlife as they tend to be  (very) big and solid and that also goes for the timber lorries  on the single track roads in the forests... Truely a place not to be missed and the people are great...  I found the costs to be  generally the same  as here  ,Germany etc....   Norway +25% ish....
 

 


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