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Scilla, Italy. April 2018
(1st part of the story in previous post)

Woke up in the morning and packed my tent. The mechanics that were looking at my bike were away to work in another town and they were not back until 5pm. I went for a walk around Scilla to kill the time and sat on the beach. Not long after I got to the beach I noticed guys and girls who I met at the garage last night (there was quite a lot of them). They noticed me too and asked if I want to sit with them and although I didn't speak Italian and they didn't speak english managed to communicate somehow πŸ˜‚
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Spent the rest of day walking about to kill time. About 4pm went back to the park across the road from the garage where my bike was and waited for the mechanics to come back and their news - either good or bad, whether they managed to find new bearing or not. But they found it. They found someone with the same bike as me and took the bearing from their bike and put it in mine. .

I was desperate to get back on the road as I was running out of time. Still had to put new gasket in the engine and put new bearing in. After about 3 or 4 hours my bike was ready and I got back on the road. It seemed like oil leak stopped.. for the first 10 minutes. Well that's 200 euros wasted. But at least bearing held fine till I got home and in fact I'm away to Portugal tomorrow (nearly 5 months since that happened) still with the same bearing.. taking spare one with me just in case πŸ˜‚
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Scilla, Italy. April 2018
Arrived in Bari in the morning. I had few hours ride to get to Sicily. About 10 minutes from Sicily I felt that there was something wrong with back wheel. I was 99% sure it was sprocket carrier bearing that collapsed again as it felt the same when it collapsed on my previous trip. Pulled onto the lay bay to check it.
10 minutes later Italian carabineri stopped to check what's wrong. I wasn't sure what they would say, if they were there to help me or if they would take bike off me because it's not road worthy? They started checking the bike over so I started worrying a bit. They noticed oil leak straight away. It was leaking badly since Serbia. But they were there to help me. One of them spoke English a bit, other one didn't speak english at all. The one who didn't was fan of Marquez and hates Rossi. I had oil all over left side of my rear tyre so he pointed on the left side and said "Rossi", right side - "Marquez" πŸ˜‚. Then I said that the biggest problem is actually collapsed bearing. They phoned few bike garages and told me to follow them slowly to bike garage in Scilla 5 minutes away.

No one there spoke English but they took my bike in and said that the earliest they can have a look at my bike is tomorrow afternoon. I couldn't wait that long as I was running out of time. Eventually they agreed to look at it now. They said I need new gasket to stop oil leak and they phoned everyone to try find the bearing.

It got dark and while they were stripping my bike down a girl called Alice (who spoke english) kept me company and took me around Scilla on her scooter.
I had to wait till next day 5pm for new gasket and to see whether or not they find new bearing. They said I may need to wait 5 days for new one but I had to be back home in 4 days!

I couldn't go far without my bike so when we got back I pitched my tent in public park across the road. Scilla is a small town and everyone already knew that I'm there.
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Leaving Greece, ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari, Italy. April 2018
Once I got on the ferry it turned out that there were no proper straps to secure the bike, only some strings. Luckily my luggage straps were long enough so used them to secure the bike.
Met two guys travelling from Dubai to Italy on the bikes with their wives so was good to have some company πŸ˜ƒ .
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Leaving Greece, ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari, Italy. April 2018
I booked ferry to Brindisi, Italy few hours earlier using my phone. Ferry was meant to depart half past midnight. When I arrived at the ferry port around 11pm they told me that ferry is delayed by 6 hours. Luckily there was another ferry departing half past midnight to Bari in Italy with Superfast Ferries. It didn't make any difference to me whether I arrived in Brindisi or Bari as they are close to each other. They gave me full refund without any hassle and I booked Bari ferry.
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