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Kindly Euro cousins re­ally went the ex­tra mile

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

Guy: right to re­tire?

Hav­ing just re­turned from a 2600-mile trip to Europe on my 1997 Tri­umph Thun­der­bird 900, I was in­ter­ested to read the piece about the fel­low­ship of bik­ers in last week’s MCN.

The bike de­vel­oped an elec­tri­cal fault in Ger­many which caused the en­gine to cut out. Two peo­ple stopped to help, the first on a scooter and the sec­ond in a car. One of them took me back to his house, made sure I got a drink (it was 30°C), phoned a few friends and dis­cov­ered there was a Tri­umph dealer about 20 miles away.

The me­chanic at SBF Tri­umph in Enin­gen kept the shop open un­til I got there, found a re­place­ment sen­sor and had me back on the road the next morn­ing. He even of­fered me a lift to a ho­tel, though the bike got me there. Now that’s ser­vice! Dave King

The worst feel­ing in the world...

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