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Offline davidw3d

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TOMCC Germany
« on: June 27, 2013, 09:56:00 AM »
Off on the Hull Rotterdam ferry tonight then tomorrow a run to Hilders in Germany for the Triumph Rally. Weather looking a bit cool but that won't bother me. Meeting up with the "Poggie Bikers" for a weekend of drinking German beer and general carrying on.

The question is can I keep up with a load of Speed Triples?
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Re: TOMCC Germany
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 11:12:39 AM »
No problem at all! have a great trip.
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Re: TOMCC Germany
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 11:34:20 AM »
Just a stupid question... because I am planning to get a ferry this coming summer...

How do you fix the bike to the floor on the ferry? Just with the side leg?

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Re: TOMCC Germany
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 12:48:25 PM »
They have straps on the boat, i usually leave mine on the side stand and put a strap over the seat and tighten down. You have to do the strapping but they supply the straps. Ultimately it is your responsibility to make sure your bike is secure. Some ferries I have been on only have ropes to tie down so it is worth learning a few knots in advance. The ferries from the UK all have straps.
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Re: TOMCC Germany
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 06:45:16 PM »
Not a stupid question at all! If you have not done it before it is not always immediately obvious. Ferry operators will provide straps and ropes to secure the bike. Usually they will also have big pads that go over the seat to spread the pressure and protect paintwork etc.

Depending on the ferry company some will strap the bike down for you but then will leave you to unstrap it yourself at the other end.

I would also advise the belt and braces approach. When you park up, leave it in gear and also put a bungee cord or nylon zip strap round the front brake and handle bar to keep the brake applied just to stop any chance of rolling forward.

Oh and another thing. Even with a centre stand, using the side stand is usually better for securing on a ferry!

Have a great trip! These bikes really come into their own once you start travelling! Currently planning my Norwegian Fjord trip at the end of August! Currently up to 10 ferry crossings and counting! LOL :745: :745:
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Re: TOMCC Germany
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 06:52:31 PM »
David

Have a great safe trip.  :159:

Crop biker I am in Norway at present in Bergen tho on a ship but been a great deal of Norway over many years. Are you doing the midnight  sun  trip or just a general tour. Either way it is a fantastic country to visit.

You will have a great time

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Re: TOMCC Germany
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 07:11:55 PM »
Just a general tour. Unfortunately I won't have the time to go far enough North for Midnight Sun I don't think.

Current plan is

Worcester to Harwich - Road
Harwich to Esbjerg - ferry
Esbjerg to Hirtshals - Road
Hirtshals to Kristiansand - Road
Kristiansand to Stavanger - Road
Stavanger to Bergen - Road & 2 ferries
Bergen to Gerainger - Road & 2 ferries
Gerainger to Alesund - Road & 2 ferries
Alesund to Kristiansund - Road & 1 ferry (including Atlantic North Road!!! :002: :002:
Kristiansund to Lillehammer - Road plus at least a couple of ferries.... not fully planned this leg yet
Lillehammer to Oslo - Road
Oslo to Gothenberg - Road
Gothenberg to Frederikshavn - Ferry
Frederikshavn to Esjberg - Road
Esbjerg to Harwich - Ferry
Harwich to Worcester - Road

really looking forward to it!

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Re: TOMCC Germany
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 07:38:22 PM »
 I trust you don't have problems with travel sickness like I do.  :006:
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