Since i was in Europe ,no more border crossings and additional insurance purchase.I had bought this 3 months insurance for Europe and UK from Logabola Insurance before staring my journey.You need to have the hard copy with you in advance before you could enter in Europe.It costed me around 255 Euro.
While you cross the borders,you would hardly notice that you crossed from one country to another unless you spotted the board on your right with European union circle and country name on it.Some of the crossing points still have the border posts installed but then there is nobody there to bother you.I wish one day the entire world becomes like this and we motorcyclists could cross borders and live the life of adventure/travel which we dream of.Difficult but achievable 🙂
As i crossed over to Slovenia,I noticed that there is a KTM service center very next to the highway.I immediately pulled over and requested the guys at the service center if they can help me out.They agreed but after lunch break they said,i went around for a much needed coffee.After the lunch break when we started the work,we found out the stator coil is half burnt.And that’s how we survived the journey so far.It was charging the battery as it is designed to,but not with its full potential.Less charging and more discharging,explains the frequent low battery warnings.
Now the drama begins as the part is not available in stock,but hey..we have two brand new KTM 390 right there in the corner.One of which is a test ride mule.
We opened up the test ride model and it turns out that the stator coil for this bike is damaged as well.I mean what are the odd’s,if we open the other KTM 390 and it’s stator coil is also broken
The mechanic re-affirms that the other KTM 390 is brand new.We opened that one up and voila,we got ourselves a neat stator coil.It took around 2-3 hours to get everything done neatly,but what matters is the 320 euro bill i paid for it .
Meanwhile my friend here with Chisel work,i insisted to have some European artwork on my bike 🙂
With coil problem resolved,i resumed my quest and before reaching the capital i took a brief stop at Predjama Castle.Stunning castle, built on a side of a mountain with unique cave underneath.Looks magnificent from outside.While the interior mostly contains huge labyrinth of rooms.One good thing about the castle was the audio guide,which is included in your ticket price, the guide was very well spoken and always provided interesting information. None of the audio clips were more than about 1.5 minutes so it’s easy to listen to them.There is a wishing bell in the upper floors,do not miss to ring it while you are there 🙂
There is a hidden passageway in this castle which audio guide talks about.Knight Erazem Lueger was the lord of this castle in 15th century and there was a vertical natural shaft leading out of the original castle.Erazem ordered this shaft to be enlarged.Exit for this shaft was located at the top of the cliff, 25 meters away from the cliff’s edge. This shaft allowed Erazem to secretly supply the castle with food in the time of the siege.Very clever dude 🙂
I reached Ljubljana and settled-in in a hostel for the night.