To be honest, We didn’t know anything about technical service when we started our world trip in Europe. We were thinking we could learn on the road. On the other hand, it was easy way to start our motorcycle journey from Europe. Because If we need technical service We can find easily 🙂
We want to write our comic experiences which You can have fun and understand that We really didn’t know anything.
GS started to ride from Turkey and We met in Germany. We went together to Holland to get ready for Nordkapp.
Our first day for motorcycle journey to Nordkapp from Holland:
We were almost German border and stopped to buy petrol. Her motorcycle didn’t work again! We have no idea what happened. GS wanted to call her brother to ask. Her brother said that look for insurances. We have no idea where they are. We had guess and open to side. We were just looking them without took our and check they broke our not. Because we didn’t know that J After a while we called a technical service in Holland and They said that This is battery problem. They said that “go to second gear, push motorcycle and turn engine. After work it wait a while.“ Yes, we did it. It worked but engine sound wasn’t good. So, we went to the technical service and learn that the battery was dead. Her motorcycle is second hand and we had to change the battery……
(We were in Africa and a motorcycle had same problem who was in Africa by motorcycle. We said him that He has a battery problem we need push it and after that wait a while to get the battery full, it worked :))
We are in Norway and Time to change oil filter and engine oil:
We never do that before. But GS saw when her brother did. So, First GS changed her oil filter and engine oil. But no way to open his screw to took out dirty engine oil. Screw was stuck and we didn’t have good tools to fix it. GS walked around the village to ask tools and GS found one. We changed two motorcycles oil filter and engine oil almost in a half-day.
(For Africa journey, we have new tools :))
Ferry, my motorcycle doesn’t wan to go anymore:
We were riding on Finland highway. Suddenly, my motorcycle started to jump. I was telling to FS on intercom that “Something wrong! My motorcycle doesn’t want to go, engine will stop soon.” I went to emergency line and stop. He asked me first about petrol. I told him I have 2 draws more. He got surprise because He was using reserve. He looked to the tank and saw zero petrol. He went to look petrol and I understood that Don`t trust what showing my motorcycle for the petrol line.
(In Africa, We just check how many km. we go with petrol)
The Chain is getting big and a lot of noise. No idea what happening:
GS called again her brother to ask what we can do. He send some photos and We learned that we need to take tire bag to tide chain again. We found a Wi-Fi in Tallinn and look some YouTube videos. After there we started to work on it. It took more than half a day. But It was to late we had to change the chain in Poland.
(In Africa, we can control chain a lot and if we need to tide the chain It can take 10 minutes now 🙂 )
Actually, we didn’t have more problems during our 20.000 km ride in Europe. GS wanted to go Istanbul, Turkey before start our Africa journey. Because GS has friends in Istanbul who has technical service and help us to learn technical details for motorcycles and also we can check up motorcycles and modify a little.
We went to `` Ersoy Moto“ in Istanbul. Owner name is Gokhan. We were in his technical service a week. He showed us everything what we need to know and how we can fix our motorcycles on the road. Also, He checked up them. We changed our chains, tires…etc. there. We bought a lot of thing there what we need necessary on the road from him. Also, we went to some store and modified our motorcycle to be more comfortable. All stuff is really cheap when you compare to Europe.
What we have been learning on the road we always like to share. You can find playlist to watch from our maintenance here :