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Camping kit

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Explore. Dream. Discover.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain

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Bike

Yamaha XJR1300

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Picture of the XJR on a previous Eurotunnel crossing.

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Luggage

So here is a breakdown of what luggage systems we will be using

We will be using ORTLIEB Motorcycle Panniers with 47 litre capacity each:
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Also a lockable GIVI E45 top box Monokey. Which has 45 litres os space.
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Plus an Oxford X40 expandable tank bag with 40 litres
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For navigation I will be using Garmin Zumo 550 with 2010 European maps (With some old school maps for backup)
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Lastly our tent will be strapped onto the bike as well, Gelert Atlantis 3 man:
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Getting ready to leave in 5 days

So testing out this blog from work before I go...seems easy enough.
The plan is for myself and my fiancee to travel for 3 months on my Yamaha XJR1300 through France to Spain,then cross the mountains again via Andorra and head to the south of France. Travel the coastal route to Italy then take B roads through Tuscany up into Sovenia avoiding all the big cities and tourist traps along the way. Then head south through Croatia and visit all the former Yugoslavian countries before circling back through eastern Europe...
Got first 2 nights booked in cheapo hotels, first night Le Mans and 2nd night Bordeaux, France. The plans is to just blitz it down the motorways as I have travelled this part of France before. The roads should get more interesting when we near the Pyrenees and once we cross into Spain,where we plan to camp near the coast.

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