Overnight Florin concocted a plan to help me sort my badly running scooter by fitting all the parts Scooter Centre Koln sent when I was stranded in Bacau.
He arranged for the box of parts to be brought 200km from Intermoto while fellow clubmate Mihai gave me free run of his workshop to do engine rebuild no2.
This time I would not piss about, it would be a full rebuild with a new 60mm stroke BGM crank and new bearings. It all went to plan right up to the moment I realised one vital packing plate was not included. Queue massive stress and all hands on deck to sort a workaround. By 7pm it was back on its wheels and running, but still with niggles to fix the following day before tackling Ukraine.
That night in a state of mental and physical exhaustion I asked Florin if he knew what the twin towns of Suceava were. Well, didn't it turn out that one was also Chernivets in Ukraine and I was heading there the following day...