congratulations. you need to share some more pics with us to see all the whereabouts of your trip! ride on my friend.
, I was inspired by your videos, especially route to MotoGP Argentina
Here is small gallery from my Trip to Finland: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0X5oqs3qXUxLL
I was riding to my friend in Finland and I combined meeting with Kory
It took me 6 days to get to Tampere (5 of them were riding 12-16 hours under the rain)
Way back took me 5 days including 1 day of staying in Riga and with much better weather.
My plans screwed up with reality, so I used to cancel all my bookings on a third day and just ride as much as I can and at 8 PM each day book a hotel on a gas station via mobile bbooking.com and then check-in.
Also I was staying for a first time in a "biker" hotel "Two wheels" in Riga. Really nice place, but expensive.
During this trip I've discovered few things about european trips and trips on a bike in general:
- 200 km doesn't take you 2 hours to ride. Even 2.5 except it's not a highway. In western europe most roads are local with really heavy traffic and lots of villages with 50 km/h speed limit
- Riding 12-16 hours is sucks.
- AirHawk worth it's money for sure
- Better ride without saddlebags in western europe
- Poland sucks
- It's really worth involving your passenger to trip planning. Also in such trips is really hard to stay calm and avoid conflicts with your passenger
- Intercom is must have feature in such trips
- Termoscud really worth buying it
- I was riding in temperatures from +30 to +10 during this trip. Good rain gear - must. Good thermal gear is also must
- Zumo GPS is great thing even when I forgot to load my route to it. I was using cellular only as backup option, but Zumo worth buying it, it simply works in any weather with no stress
- Speeding in Europe is F%cking expensive
- you can do 2-up touring in Europe on Burgman 400
- Fully loaded top speed during truck pass was 140-150 km/h. Highway speed - 120. All other roads - up to 100 km/h
- Metzeller Feel Free on rear is good during all conditions, including wet mountain twisties with sand, wet tram rails and wet paving stones
- Is it possible to fall asleep riding bike. Not only for passenger, but even for rider
- I will never want to ride ever again 100 km/h on twisties in a romanian forest at night with no signs, no markup, no traffic, no gas stations for a few hours. Just you, start and small light from GPS
- I want Denalis D2
- 3/4 is not best helmet for such long trips
- ear plugs is good thing probably, but test them before your trip. After few hours it's REALLY painful to get helmet off from your head
- B400 L5 consumed ~ 300 ml of oil during this trip, so 0.5 l of oil is must have to carry
- B400 can ride 7500+ rpms for hours no stress, I confirm. But it start consuming oil on that RPM's
- Average consumption for me including mountain passes and high ways fully loaded and with 16 Pulleys was .... 3.9L/100 km!
- I will never do such trip again, but I want more
Feel free to ask your questions