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Day 06: Towards Germany

May 22

Written by: Ilpo Juvander
5/22/2017 9:25 PM  RssIcon

My room at Hotel Kaiserrast was not best possible, small one person room and it was a bit smelly as well, not cleaned well enough. But managed to get a good night sleep so everything ok in that sense.

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Went to have breakfast right after 06:00, was the first one again in there and had all piece and quiet to eat.

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By 08:00 bike was all loaded again and I was ready for the day. Decided to drive through Germany to get the part for the bike and finally get ABS working again!

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Went to sure place BMW Motorrad Zentrum in Munich and got the part! Some extra work then for the evening to get this part changed.

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While bike was parked in front of BMW in direct sunlight my navigator decided that it was too hot and did not start again. After cooling it a bit I took the battery cable out it woke up again and I was ready to continue.

Before leaving Munich took some more fuel as well and then continued towards Stuttgart.

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Tried my luck and made a social call to see some friends at work in Bonlanden (thanks for the coffee!) and got also directions to a hotel Aristo nearby in Filderstadt.

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Nice little hotel, I had booked an single room but since there were not that many guests they upgraded me to a bigger room with a view to backyard where the bike was parked.

After unpacking all the stuff went to repair the bike.

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Old part was taken out fast and new one in, quick try with GS-911 to see that it works and it did! My ABS should be working again!

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Also got some advice where to go for dinner so I went into Schwanenbräu and as I was on my way got a call from another friend Gabor to join as well. Had a nice dinner and a chat and day was done again.

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This day was 627 km, mainly on bigger roads. Not very enjoyable, but sometimes it just need to be done.

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Total for the trip is now 3902 km.

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So happy with the results on today, met some friends and bike is finally fixed! Although I did find some more issues with but it does not (hopefully) break or need more attention until I get back home.