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Old 11-21-2012, 05:24 AM   #16
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riderdonald,

It looks like you've gotten some good insight from the ADV community. For me personally I prefer to carry on/wear my gear and check my other necessities in a Giant Loop Coyote saddle bag. This makes an easy transition onto the bike.

Here is my entire kit for Costa Rica (the gear bag contained the ATGATT:



For Peru I decided to wear my gear but got some funny looks on the plane:


Have an awesome trip!

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:31 PM   #17
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Here is a total ride report from a very recent fly & ride from Richmond Virginia to New Mexico. I mailed my helmet, boots and tools to the owner. I was gone a month, camping and a bit of this and that.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=841561
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:02 AM   #18
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No problems at all at the airports. The first planes overhead was to small but they went under the seat just fine. Next plane they went in the overhead fine. We packed our mesh pants and my wifes boots but I wore my boots and we each wore our coats.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:12 PM   #19
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It's no problem. You can wear everything on the plane. I've worn almost full gear on the plane on several occasions. Hardly any questions going through security.

I usually use the helmet as a purse. I stick my gloves in there, camera, mp3 player, book, whatever - and hold it by the strap. I think this is ideal. And it fits right under your seat. I don't see the point of carrying extra helmet bag and whatever - it's just extra PIA when you need to be travelling light.

Also, keep in mind that once you're on the plane you're free to do whatever you want. You can wear your bulky jacket/backprotector/whatever getting on the plane - and it doesn't count towards your luggage weight limitations - but once you're on the plane you can just stash all that gear in the overhead compartment.
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