I am pleased to report I have now re-joined the online community.
Owing to the extremely rural location, we have been connected at a massive 1.07Mbps. But I’m not complaining; it beats dial-up at 40kbps!
Obviously there are lots of things to do. Not only do we have to completely renovate the old farmhouse which is our new abode, but complete all sorts of paperwork to comply with the sundry French systems which exist purely for the purpose of creating paperwork. But more on that later. I’ve already sent off a letter to Honda France requesting a “certificate de conformite” which will enable the re-registration of the ST1100 for use on French roads. The local dealership already complained that it was a “foreign” bike because it entered France from the UK.
Foreign because it came from the UK? Good grief man, it’s Japanese!