thank you all
thank you all guys, for all your opinions and advice.
I went for RAC in the end... and luckily no need to use it yet!
(I used it also last year, and had a break-down in france, which they sorted brilliantly, my only concern is that they give you a max of 2 recoverys per year, is that normal?)
i am in italy at the moment, and my trip in the fog, rain, snow, ice and cold has been brilliant so far... i'd recommend to everyone to experience the cold wintry riding, especially in the alps... challanging, phisically demanding, but fantastic (will post some photos here soon, once i get back to london).
happy new year to everyone!
John Bolla, yes thank you, I have sorted the front forks seals... it turned out that that mec in kings X had put the wrong seals on, as he wouldn't bother to wait for the original yamaha spare parts to arrive(!)
and yeah... it was likely me with panniers on a blue TTRE in london...
what bike were you on, the TTR or the XT... next time you see me, wave and let's stop for a chat