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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-09-2013, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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3 days before the departure for a 40 days tour in Europe...:)

Hello everyone,

Since September 2012, I have been preparing for a 40 days tour in Europe on my lovely red V. I'm only 4 days from it....I spend the last week installing the long list of farkle s wih the help of a good friend of mine...the list includes the following:
1- barkbusters handguard
2 H&B crash bars and engine guard
3- rear wheel cover that I painted in the exact same color
3- tutoro chain oiler
4- 12v outlet
5- auxiliary light
6- voltmeter, gear indicator and tuono mirors
7- givi windshield, givi top case rack and the E450 simply monolock top case with DIY added stop light
8- gps is nagivon sotfware on my iphone wih itinerary loaded in
9- tail bag (nelson rigg c-150) and tang bag
10- plasic tu e installed on the sides of the tail light
11- euroblast 142db horn
12 - point and shot camera installed right behind the windshield
13- ram mount for iphone.
14- brand new michelin power road 3 ( I put 34 front and 38 rear)
15- ride on balancer and seal that is just an awesome thing!
16- highway pegs mounted directly on the crash bars

I would like to thank everyone in the forum for their valuable contributions that it also part of the awesomeness the V! special thanks to Weljo for his quality advice!

the itinerary will start in rabat (morocco) up to tangier, then taking a ferry to spain to start the journey (jibraltar, malaga, sierra nevada, cabo de gata, valencia, barcelona, pyrenee) then France (perpignan, saint tropez, cannes, nice, monte carlo), then all the costal road to italy (genoa, pisa, florence, tuecan, bologne, venice, dolmites) then all the way to austria (vienne) then all the way to germany (munich ) then switzerland (alls, interlaken, laudanne, geneva) then up to luxembourg, holland, belgium then back to France on the western sid (bretagne area) then all the way down to portugal to end up in tarifa for a cross back to Morocco.

I'm starting the journey alone but I guess I will be meeting riders on the way.

I'm excited but also a bit nervous because now I'm packing everything and want to ensure that nothing is missing...

I will take a picture of my V tomorrow and share it and will keep this forum updated with photos of the journey

I feel it like the moment of life, far from commitments, office, bills, traffic etc and I really look forward enjoying every single minute of it





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Wow!! Awesome, awesome, awesome. Travel safe and post lots of pics!!


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Sounds like it going to be an awesome trip. Please take lots of photos and keep us posted on how your doing. Be safe and have a great time.

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Sounds amazing! I just got back from a couple weeks on the road and am totally excited for you.

Have a great time. Be safe. Rest when you need to. Wear ear plugs.

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All the best and looking forward to following your journey.
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What a plan! Great, you sound like you have your head in the right frame of mind to really enjoy your trip!

Look forward to your photos and posts!





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Sounds like it will be a remarkable adventure. Best of luck. Please post lots of photos!

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Have a greay adventure

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We need photos, photos & more photos!!!

l am more than envious of you because of my European roots it is something l would love to do!

Good luck!
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But I suggest your itinerary thru France should be: Nice Cannes (tho' I guess - Cannes - Nice! - works too ). (English pronunciations, of course!)

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here are some pics of the farkles...
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tomorrow departure at 7 am in the morning ...

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made the trip safely from rabat (morocco) to estepona (spain)
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Keep the photos coming my friend......& have a beer for me in Estepona!!!
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greetings from the lovely beach of estepona removing the heavy gears to put a short and throw myself in this beautiful part of the mediteranian sea

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tomorrow I will do the estepona-sierra nevada-almeria-cabo de gata (530km)



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That is some beautiful country that you will experience when you go further inland.
Will you be going as far East as Granada????
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yes I have to to through granada to start the sierra nevada awesome road. I have been to granada before (and Alhmara palace looks like my house lol) so I won't stay there


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after passing by the old city of granada, crossing the awesome sierra nevada mountains, breathing the fresh air of trevelez, shopping in almeria, I ended up in the beautiful and peaceful town of cabo de gata, a costal town with awesome beach and nice views from the mountains

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Excellent photos!

Thanks for sharing them!





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and finally cabo de gata enjoy

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Sweet! Keep 'em coming!

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