Box and panniers test loaded and just enjoyed an 85 mile shake down to ensure nothing fell off and my spanner work has successfully passed the 48 hour warranty Bike has had a once over and all vitals changed. 1 new and 1 nearly new tyre so we're ready for anything the autobahn can throw at us. Since getting this bike in 2015 it has become a habit that in September I jump on the Newcastle ferry for a quiet break to enjoy some different roads with normally some military museums / memorials and/or some bike and car related venues. Skipping the Frankfurt auto show this year, but aiming for some Dambuster history and Bastogne. Will go as far as Harz region for some nice twisties. Can only cross all my fingers for mostly decent weather.