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    Eu compulsary travel requirements

    I was talking to a mate regarding what is required to travel in the EU these days and my knowledge is a bit out of date - so what do you need to travel in the EU? last time I was there it was stuff like a fluorescent jacket and a set of replacement bulbs - but in todays market where LED or adaptive lighting is present I'm not sure if it's possible to replace stuff like this by the roadside - and I've never had a bulb go in 100k miles so it seems pointless? I've also heard of stickers for helmets in some countries - but would you actually get stopped for this?

    So I'm not talking about insurance and a bike fit for the trip, or even the sensible stuff like a puncture repair kit and pump - just the extra stuff that is required by law in certain countries.

    If there is an easy web site or already a thread listing this please just point me in the right direction and consider me special needs

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    The AA have guidance on their website, or there was a recent thread on it on UKGSer - have a look in the travel section/France

    http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthr...g-Austria-trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil W View Post
    That site says it's compulsory to ride with your headlights on in the UK.

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    Thanks Guys

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    Just came back from Europe and took the usual bike and insurance documents and thats it. Didn't see anyone in France with reflective helmet stickers. Stopped on a French motorway to see if I could help assist a couple who had broken down with a KTM. They didn't have reflective stickers or jackets and didn't seem fussed. Electrical problem with a the KTM so that is in the realm of wizardry so I couldn't help. Did comment that loads of French bikes had rode past and I was the only one to stop and offer help. Offered them a bottle of water but they said they were OK as a tow truck was on its way, thanked me for stopping and wished me a safe trip.

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    Many reflective helmet stickers don’t look refllective e.g. the black logo on the back of Schuberth helmets is reflective. Tom

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    It was originally for France reflective helmet stickers, breathalyser, reflective waistcoat, and a spare set of bulbs. None of these have ever been enforced however if you are stopped for speeding anywhere in France they will breathalyse you first.

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    http://www.fema-online.eu/website/in...riding-abroad/

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    Where’s Wapping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nutty GSER View Post
    Where’s Wapping?
    He may have had a satnav failure and is now lost without a map.

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    Nothing about loud pipes , small plates and wheelies then ….

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    Quote Originally Posted by stick View Post
    Nothing about loud pipes , small plates and wheelies then ….
    They are also compulsory

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyj View Post
    It was originally for France reflective helmet stickers,
    Not for non French nationals.
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    You would have thought the whole point of a EU was that this kind of crap was standard across the whole of it - but no, it's different in 80% of the countries???

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    At the Le Mans 24 hour race in his wobbly box.
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