06.05.2019: Ybbs – Kecskemet

Today we got up at 6am, hat breakfast till 7:30 and were ready to go at 8:15am. Unfortunately, it still took us some more time to get going. On the previous day, Chris had noticed that we messed up the pretty clear instructions for an oil change. As a consequence, the oil level of the Black Beauty was too high. The plan was to remove the excess oil by using a syringe. Also, on the previous evening, we had read that it is recommended for motorcyclists to…

05.05.2019: Würzburg – Ybbs

Starting a trip certainly isn't the easiest part of it. Initially, we had planned to start our trip on the previous day. However, it was forecasted that the weather during the weekend would be dreadful: single digit temperatures, windy, heavy rainfall. The outlook for Sunday was better than the one for Saturday. Therefore we decided to postpone the start by one day. This turned out to be a wise decision, as the weather on Saturday truly was lousy. Also, we still found a whole load of things…

New Tool Layout

Today, Chris finally managed to organized the tools we carry with us in a proper way. We started out with the two tool kits of our bikes. Here already, significant differences existed. The toolkit of Fabi's bike was a lot larger and contained way more tools than the one of Chris. His only consisted of two wrenches, two screw drivers and a few replacement fuses. Over the course of the last weeks, we accumulated several more wrenches, pliers and keys. Fitting all of the tools in…

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Berfore we start with the trip, here is a short overview about or planned trip. The general idea is a round trip from Würzburg in Germany to Mongolia and back. The image below shows the approximately planned route, albeit it was planned using suggested routing between major points of the trip. Therefore, the actual route will probably vary from the planning.The planning started in 2018, about one year before the actual start of the trip. As Chris was writing his master thesis until the end of…

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