Today I had to start the transfer of paperwork into my name for a bike. I spent an hour this morning trying to get the scanner to scan and the printer to print so I had all relevant copies of the required paperwork. I went to the gestor (sort of middle man between Spanish bureaucracy and the public as the bureaucracy here is world class) only to be told I was missing an empadronamiento paper. This is a paper from the town hall in your area to prove you live where you say you live, despite the fact that Trafico has my address stored for 3 of my vehicles already. So I paid the 160 euros transfer fee and set off to the next town to get empadronated again. Note: this paper is only valid for 1 month (I have a folder full of out of date ones, all for this address). Went to the town car park only to find it was market day so I had to traverse the town to find another spot on the far side of town (not easy to park in town with a 2.5 metre tall vehicle). Walked back to the town hall and got the paper (in 30 seconds surprisingly) and then back to the other town to hand in the paper. Now I need to wait up to 1 month for the new papers in my name. So that was a waste of the morning.
Next I drove half am hour to the far side of Madrid to stock up on some electrical components and spray paints as my usual source has dried up.
All I have to show for today in the cave is a rebuilt bracket for the horns and relay for the 750.
Oh, and the instruments have been restored and are on their way back to me.
From this: To this: