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Ferrntastic

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Ferrntastic says:

Headlight Riding Europe

Guys,

I have been trying to google the answer and i have searched the forums to no success.

GSXR K1 Do i need to do anything to the headlight for driving on the opposite side of the road?
There are not any lines like on some car lights to indicate the parts to cover with reflective pad.

Please help, going next week....

Ferrntastic

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bobsnicholson

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breathaliser

Ian, Oldish,


Just for info, legally you still have to carry the breath test kit, however if you do not and get caught previously you would get a fine, now NO fine but you will get a bollocking off the smelly gendarme and be told to purchase one soonest you English pig:biggrin:

I do nowt with the lights, number plate's have the Euro badge so no need for GB sticker, 2 triangles, 2 hi Vis, set of bulbs, to conform with both Froggy land and Espana (by the way this is in the car, not yet done the bike run)

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

Bob

Plenty of room on the bike for 2 triangles!!!


Most modern bike headlamps don't have a left or right spread, so no need to tape anything up (so I believe).

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bobsnicholson

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NC

I am plucking up the courage to do Santander/Bilbao to Alicante on the wing (or if i get the new bike i am considering).

I was at a bike shop in Worsley yesterday, the owner of the shop, Carl, does organised trips and convinced me i would love it. Usually 6 to 8 bikes at most. They have 2 stopovers on the way down. Very tempting.
I have been mostly a around the block rider, shame.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

EU trip

Shine the headlight up against a wall to see if the dip pattern is flat or not.
In France, you need headlights on all the time.
Also, there is some strange law about reflective stickers on your helmet. Apparently the Gendarmes are getting quite hot on this as it's an easy revenue generator. Linky
You do not need high viz jackets or triangles on a bike.

You can buy black tape that reflects white :ph43r: :ph43r:

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Ferrntastic

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Ferrntastic says:

Number plates

Guys, thanks for all the advise,

 

Where can the helmet stickers be purchased?

What about number plates? i have a 5x7 whcih looks good, i was thinking of putting the full size one on for the trip?

Leave it or change it?

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

ianscotty

"Ive been going to France for 20 years and never seen a cop."

Jammy.

We once tripped a speed device on the french motorway (t'was rather excessive).  A couple of miles on, there were 2 bike cops waiting on the hard shoulder. :ph43r:
We got off as quick as we could and stopped for fuel.:wacko:
The feckers only pulled in behind us!!:upset:
I think they were too shocked to see 2 middle-aged farts to bother booking us!! :wink:

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