Sort of a warning really. Just got back from a tour over to Germany and back via France (La Rochelle & St Nazaire) which included two nights in Friedrichshafen. A great little hotel including a secure garage for the three bikes right next to the railway line.
An early morning start turned into a lunch time get away. The alarm/immobiliser wouldn't disable and after a whole load of messing about I realised that the battery was flat. I surmised that the auto-set to tremble mode had dumped a bit of battery every time a train went past until it was flat. I now recall seeing this same problem here before. A trusting local bike shop loaned me a spare battery and a set of jump leads plus the mod to hold off the headlamp when the side stand is down did the trick.
It pissed with rain getting there, raining a bit while we were there and it pissed with rain on the way back into France. We also got drenched on the M25 today.