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Offline HEN99

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New to touring Europe
on: May 29, 2015, 12:18:35 PM
Hi All
I hope to get the CT over to Europe the year  - not too far maybe France , Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.
What paperwork must I take (other than Passport) ?
and what items of gear ( first aid kit???)

thanks
Mike

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Re: New to touring Europe
Reply #1 on: May 29, 2015, 12:43:01 PM
Hi

Nothing special for France as far as I know, just the obvious license & insurance

No actual obligation here to carry bulbs contrary to popular belief, yellow vest is needed in cars but not on a bike until 01/01/2016
Last Edit: May 29, 2015, 12:50:09 PM by leadfarmer
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Re: New to touring Europe
Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 12:55:24 PM
Hi Mike

When are you going?
I'm off to France, Germany picking up the Rhine and to the source in Switzerland. from the 4th June for 12 days.

Items required can be found on the www but here is a rough idea.

Medical ID card European Health Insurance Card + copy
Both sections of driving licence. Copy of for safety
Insurance details + copy of insurance and vehicle details
Honda Owners Card
Passport + copy of it.

In case you loose or get robbed a copy of the documents is handy.

Gear spare bulbs for headlight as all others are LED, plus fuses, possible pump and puncture kit.
Spare keys in safe location
First Aid Kit plus space blanket.

Hi Vis Jacket or band. We found the standard of driving and attitude to motorbikes to be good.

Camera for the views and memories. 

If using the tunnel it's easy and they now contact you a few day before to check in (too allow you out now  :159:  )
Last years trip down the Rhine  https://plus.google.com/photos/105896178633065871320/albums/6030023917068335969

Suggest GPS with European Maps and plan the routes ( I use Tyre to Travel )  http://www.tyretotravel.com/ and you can select avoid tolls and Highways (Mways)

Hope the list helps and enjoy the trip.

Min G0JMS
 

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Re: New to touring Europe
Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 03:22:40 PM
Leadfarmer, what's the gen on the alcohol breath testing stuff. I have been going to France for the last few years and Last year I had to get them.

Are they still needed there ?

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Re: New to touring Europe
Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 03:26:36 PM
Me again

Kit wise I always carry a damp microfiber cloth in a ziplock bag to clean my visor,  there's lots of bugs in summer and they always seem to explode right in your line of sight and leave a giant splodge of guts :004:

I've also bought a multi USB charger for the next trip so i can charge 2 intercoms, 2 phones, iPad and GPS if i need to from one socket  :169:
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Re: New to touring Europe
Reply #5 on: May 29, 2015, 03:32:29 PM
*Originally Posted by steve [+]
Leadfarmer, what's the gen on the alcohol breath testing stuff. I have been going to France for the last few years and Last year I had to get them.

Are they still needed there ?

Hi Steve

No longer needed, in the end they abandoned the law that would have made them compulsory
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Re: New to touring Europe
Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 03:35:40 PM
Thanks.

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Re: New to touring Europe
Reply #7 on: May 29, 2015, 03:44:06 PM
*Originally Posted by steve [+]
Thanks.

No worries

I just checked to be sure and in fact the law actually was passed, so in actual fact you do technically need one but there is no sanction if you don't have one (it was going to be an 11 Euro fine)

Typically French  :435:
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