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I think thatís her last European trip.
« on: December 05, 2022, 02:49:37 PM »
My bike left London today for the trip back to Australia on the boat.
Iíve come to the conclusion that I have been served very well by the Norge in Europe.
About 100,000 of the 208,000 km it has done, have been overseas and sometimes in some very remote places where a breakdown would be highly problematic.
The bike has done nothing mechanically wrong that can be attributed to itself, instead I can see where some intervention by me has generally precipitated an issue.
Iím eyeing off the 300,000 km mark as the next milestone, but do not feel the need now to ask her to face up again to a 20,000 km trip, so far from home.
The next time I go will be either on my V85 or London/Calais/Nordkapp/Calais /London on this..


Iíd like to do something crazy, ill advised and demonstrably stupid on a bike.
All my other trips have been a bit ďtoo safeÖĒ.
I have a friend in Paris who wants to go to Nordkapp on his Honda Grom in 2024, I may yet send my bike to London and do itÖ. :popcorn: :bike-037:
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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2022, 04:44:18 PM »
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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2022, 05:45:37 PM »
Thatís a lot of fun. Amazing amount of miles.

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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2022, 05:50:04 PM »
Thatís a lot of fun. Amazing amount of miles.
Yeah, they were all funÖ..(mostly..). :rolleyes:

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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2022, 05:50:04 PM »

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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2022, 06:41:33 PM »
Bravo!
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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2022, 06:43:10 PM »
Respect dude.  Miles Into Memories.

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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2022, 09:03:39 PM »
HmmmÖ
This is the last shot taken in Europe.


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Looks kindaí sad, but niceÖ.

If I take that Honda to Nordkapp itíll be a thingÖ
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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2022, 10:07:27 PM »
You might just have to ship the old girl to Nth America and do some of the rally and perhaps visit Alaska from Seattle or Vancouver.
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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2022, 10:22:36 PM »
Whatever it is, you will do it and do it right Huzo.  We are just spectators.
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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2022, 02:06:08 AM »
You might just have to ship the old girl to Nth America and do some of the rally and perhaps visit Alaska from Seattle or Vancouver.
Your trip to the Arctic Circle was epic.
I have not done it in Canada/Alaska, only in Norway a couple of times on the way to Nordkapp. I always looked over your shots.
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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2022, 06:10:35 AM »
great! get the postie over an enjoy! i'm looking for a small bike for my next travels ( probably a old vespa)
I spent too much barrelling down highways on big bikes , going back to small bike sounds like great fun.

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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2022, 06:44:48 AM »
With a better chain, and fresh tires, I think I could comfortably tour on my Van Van 200.







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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2022, 07:59:09 AM »
Southern US next summer,weather you would like but there would be a language barrier.

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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2022, 09:20:44 AM »
Southern US next summer,weather you would like but there would be a language barrier.

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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2022, 09:44:24 AM »
Go for it Huzo. Loved your grand tour of OZ. Definately time for something similarly eccentric.

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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2022, 10:19:35 AM »
Go for it Huzo. Loved your grand tour of OZ. Definately time for something similarly eccentric.

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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2022, 10:35:39 AM »
 Huzo,  Anything is possible.  Since We got a 300cc Kymco Scooter I have found out people are touring cross country or continent on much smaller 2 wheel devices! Even ebikes!  Whod'a thunk?

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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2022, 10:56:20 AM »
Yes..
I like the concept of eccentricityÖ..(but not electricity).

And why not (disregarding any practical considerations)? It's the two wheels that matter, not the noise, the pollution or the fuel source.

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« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2022, 11:00:19 AM »
And why not (disregarding any practical considerations)? It's the two wheels that matter, not the noise, the pollution or the fuel source.

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Throw out practical considerations then I would like to tour on a 1969 hardtail chopper, or maybe a Panigale.   :grin:
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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2022, 10:58:03 PM »
I hope you brought the hat to keep you warm:

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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2022, 03:08:04 AM »
I hope you brought the hat to keep you warm:


I did Calc.
Wore it in the cold evenings as I said I would. Slept at the campground in Mandello with it on and I still love the smell.
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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2022, 08:39:52 AM »
Good bike. She definitely served you well. Hats off to you for retiring it from the more strenuous trips and not riding it into the ground. Sounds like you've still got some good miles ahead of you.

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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2022, 08:45:43 AM »
Keep riding the Norge. It might end up in a museum with your pictures, having reached a million km.  The most popular Norge in the world.
Play the VIN #, it seems to be a lucky one.
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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2022, 01:53:08 PM »
heck Peter - I'm just standing by for the next great adventure coming from you....

and yes the Norge deserves respect

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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2022, 02:31:30 PM »
Huzo, you are my hero!  Enjoy!
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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2022, 03:43:40 PM »
heck Peter - I'm just standing by for the next great adventure coming from you....

and yes the Norge deserves respect

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Re: I think thatís her last European trip.
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2022, 05:57:02 PM »
Whatever it is, you will do it and do it right Huzo.  We are just spectators.
There are a lot of folk doing the same as me and more, they just donít publiscise it as muchÖ
But I do hope to inspire the odd one who is sitting on the cusp.
There will be a new thread starting soon, outlining a fiendish plan for June 22 in 2024.
The eagle eyed among you will notice that June 22 coincides with a rather important astrological event that can be enjoyed somewhere near itís maximum at 71 degrees North.
The good news is that 71 degrees North is only 700 kilometres from the Arctic Circle in the direction of the North Pole.
What a great place to meet some wild geeseÖ.. :popcorn: :clock: :bike-037:

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