A bad trip to Luxembourg
September 14th and 15th, 2009
Tuesday, september 15th, 2009
The next morning the alarm of my mobile phone went off at seven AM. I took a shower, packed my luggage and loaded it on the bike and at eight oçlock it was time for breakfast.
Breakfast in "Le Postillon" hotel
At a Shell gasstation on the outskirst of Echternach, I filled my tank and left for Larochette.
After a kilometer or two, I left the N11/E29 to continue my trip on the CR118.
Such a nice road... with a dead bike...... I am not happy
I knew where I was
We hoisted the bike on the trailer and left for Luxembourg City
Fastening the bike on the trailer
On our way to Luxembourg City
Arnold Kontz, BMW Motorrad dealer
They were having lunch first but after lunch they would start working on my bike.
The bike in the workshop
After a few more hours and a few phonecalls to the ANWB, it was decided they could not fix it here in two days
so it has to be transported to the Netherlands.
At five oçlock, I took the bus to the train station in Luxembourg and bought a trainticket to Roosendaal in the Netherlands. First I had to get on the train to Brussels in Belgium and from there I could get a train to Roosendaal in the Netherlands.
Luxembourg Central Station
Luxembourg Central Station interior
Waiting for the train
The train trip through the Ardennes
The only thing I could do is to take a train to Antwerp. Then I called home for my son and wife to ride to Antwerp to pick me up by car and finaly at half past ten PM I was home. Feeling tired and ill and not very happy.
Update: October 7, 2009,The BMW is back home. The ANWB picked it up in Luxembourg and transported it to the motorcycleshop near my home.
The problem is solved now. It was a wire that had rubbed against some steel part and in combination with the moisture from standing outside in the rain, it had a shortcircuit via the oil pressure sensor.
I have made a few trips with it already with no problem at all and am looking forward to the summer. (I do ride in winter but not if there is salt, snow or black ice on the roads).
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