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Useful Links

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Some links that we have found useful.(In no particular order!).

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Crossing the channel

P&O Ferries  www.poferries.com/tourist/ The best Dover/Calais option.
Norfolk Line Ferries www.norfolkline.co.uk/ferry/ Good but slower than P&O.
Eurotunnel www.eurotunnel1.com/direct/booking/journey.asp?lang=en Fast but expensive.
Brittany Ferries www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/

Hotels in Europe

Accor Hotels www.accorhotels.com/gb/home/index.shtml
Premier Classe www.premiereclasse.com/hotel/en/ Budget hotels but clean and easy to find.
B&B Hotels www.hotel-bb.com/
IBIS Hotels www.ibishotel.com
General search site www.france.com/
General search site hotelroom.com A great site for booking larger groups.
General search site www.hotel.de
Motorcycle Friendly B&B www.estuaryhouse.co.uk/

General Motorcycling

Touring information www.ebbo.org
Motorcycle Tour Reports www.bbot.co.uk/
Best Biking Roads www.bestbikingroads.com/ Great info.
Nurburgring info www.nurburgring.org.uk/ The best Nurburgring site there is.
European petrol prices www.drive-alive.co.uk/fuel_prices_europe.html
Driving information www.drive-alive.co.uk/ A good general info site.
Breakdown Cover www.vehicle-rescue.com/
French AutoRoute Toll Calculator www.autoroutes.fr Remember to change your vehicle type to a Moto.
French AutoRoute Information www.autoroutes.fr/en/homepage.html
UK France Bikers http://ukfrancebikers.com/
RoadTrooper http://www.roadtrooper.com A great site for info and tour write ups. Check out the very good "A Virgins' Touring Guide..."
Alps passes info. www.alpentourer.com
European Road Laws www.commercialmotor.com Aimed at commercial vehicles but lots of useful info that applies to bikes too.

Parts & Maintenance

BMW Parts catalogue www.realoem.com/bmw/index.do
On Line Manuals http://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=140295 Amazing list of on-line manuals.
On Line Microfiche http://fiche.ronayers.com/ Covers major Japanese manufacturers and has reverse part number look-up

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