Final bike preparations underway. The bike got a bath today to clean off mud that has been there since Moab in March. Just not enough rain in Colorado this summer to wash it off.
This a partial list of what I have done since returning from my last Mexico adventure to get the bike ready.
New chain (DID Xring 520)
New front and rear sprockets
Installed Procycle jet, cut airbox
New bearings front and back
Greased and lubed shock dogbone bearings
New Cush drive rubbers
New front (Shinko 244)
New Rear (Shinko 705)
New rear brake pad
New fuel line (clear)
Trued tires (front and rear)
Installed Keintech wheel stand bar
New tank panniers (Aerostitch competition size)
New throttle cables (old throttle and clutch cables still attached as spares)
New pick-up pulser coil (the original having failed in Moab in March)
NSU screws locktited (Dr650 specific preventative maintenance)
New Pelican case in the rear
LED turn signals
bypassed clutch and side-stand safety switches (to avoid cutting out)
new shorai battery
New oil and filter (of course)
A few other miscellaneous repairs, but just what I break.
A few of these I did over the winter, so they have up to 4,000 miles on them already, but I think they should last throughout this trip.