Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Tours in Europe and Beyond
Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Tours in Europe and Beyond
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17. Paying for gas in America
When buying gas (fuel) in the USA, there is one problem you will encounter if you come from the UK, or indeed from other places as well. At the pump, you could be asked for your zipcode, which of course you won’t have if you live outside of the USA. This guide tells you how to get around this.
In most countries in the world, traffic laws seldom change, but there seems to have been a recent spate of changes in Europe that affect motorcyclists, especially in France. Trying to keep up with and understand the latest laws can be challenging, so I have tried to set out here the main laws that apply to those of us riding motorcycles in mainland Europe.
There are times when you don’t want the alarm to be triggered. Reasons could include: 1. You are moving your bike on a trailer 2. Your bike is on a ferry 3. Your bike is on a train. 4. You are working on your bike. This guide sets out the easy steps how to put your bike in what Harley-Davidson call transport mode, which stops the alarm sounding.
Several areas in France have introduced a new scheme for controlling environmental pollution from vehicles. This scheme is called Crit’Air and it applies to all vehicles (including British cars and motorcycles) wishing to use those cities. This guide sets out what you need to know if riding in France.
Having ridden a 21,475 mile motorcycle road trip around America in four-and-a-half months, I saw and learned a lot about riding in the USA. There are significant aspects about motorcycling in America that are different from where I live, and so I thought would be useful to pass this information onto other non-American bikers thinking of making a US road trip on a motorcycle. Hopefully you will find the guide useful.
12. The Top Ten Places to Ride on a Tour of The Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland
The Wild Atlantic Way is the coast road on the west coast of Ireland and what a stunning place it is to ride. I have often been asked what are the best parts of the road to ride. Here are my top ten, in order of north to south.
Over many years of making videos of my motorcycle rides, I have tried a number of different ways of mounting a video camera to my bike. This guide sets out the different systems I have used and recommends one – my favourite.
10. Ten things you really should know about your own Harley-Davidson
We all know somebody who knows everything imaginable about their Harley-Davidson motorcycle and their knowledge is impressive. They must have spent many hours reading and researching about their bike. Here is a simple list of ten things you really should know about your own Harley-Davidson.
Knowing what to pack for a motorcycle is always a balance between taking too much stuff and too little. Getting it right is a challenge. This guide sets out a suggested list for what to pack under different situations. You can tailor this list to suit your own personal needs and it might just make you think about some items that you don’t normally take.
Riders are sometimes caught out at the beginning of the riding season by not being physically fit enough to ride our bikes. You should think about this, especially if you are about to go on a long ride soon after not riding much over the winter. This guide discusses this.
In many countries in Europe, you need to pay a toll to use their motorways. This guide sets out what you need to know before your set out on your cross-Europe tour, because if you are going to ride in some countries it is better to take action to pay for tolls BEFORE you get there.
Riding in a group can be great fun and making sure nobody gets lost is easy, providing you follow a few simple rules. At Tour1, we take groups of riders on tours throughout Europe and the system we use to make sure we stay together is called ‘The Buddy System’ and this guide says how that system works.
Riding in mainland Europe is slightly different to riding in the UK or other parts of the world. This guide gives advice about what you should think about before heading out – European laws, documents you should carry, road signs, packing your bike, motorway riding, paying for toll roads and much more.
Riding in mainland Europe is pretty straightforward, providing you follow a few simple rules. One of those is don’t get caught speeding and of course, knowing the speed limit helps. This guide sets out what the common speed limits are in most of the main European countries.
3. Disarming your Harley-Davidson motorcycle alarm
One day, while out riding, you will wish you knew how to disarm the alarm on your Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Or maybe your friends Harley. I guarantee that one day, this will happen. This guide runs you through the steps you need to know to do this. Even if you don’t learn it now, you can look it up later when you are at the side of the road……
Depending on where you live, you probably need to do some things to your motorcycle to prepare it for winter. This guide sets out ten things you should consider doing to protect your bike and prepare your motorcycle for winter to have it ready to keep riding in the winter on the days when the weather is better.
In the first of a series of his motorcycling guides, Gary sets out how to plan a long road trip in the USA. He sets out the different types of road trip and what to bear in mind when thinking about such a trip. He explains what worked for him when preparing for his own tour of the USA.