Sunday, 23 September 2007

It was too good to last.......................................

View from the top of Col de la Bonnette
Unfortunately on the way back to the hotel, the charging light came on. So Ian phoned the recovery service who picked up the bike on Sunday to take it to the dealer for repairs
Monday- received phone call to say the shop was closed for the day. Tuesday received call to say they were looking at it.
Wednesday received call to collect the bike. Taxi supplied by recovery company Wednesday afternoon. Bike pronounced ok, no problem other than loose wire.
100 mile later we were clipped by a car on the motorway, stayed on bike, scratched pannier but no serious injury.

Thursday morning travelled a further 100 mile before rectifier/ regulator burnt out big time, so much for the repair!! Recovery service supplied hire car on Friday for 550 mile dash back to Calais
Hopefully the damage is confined to this, anyway bike is still in France awaiting transport to Italia Moto at Lincoln for inspection and repair. The French bike shop will be hearing from us when we have the full report.

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