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Old Yesterday, 12:09 AM   #1
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Heading on first "adventure" ride. What gear to take.

Firstly, because "adventure" means different things to diferent folks let me define it in the context of this thread as being a week long ride packed with gear that will entail many miles of dirt road in not so remote but still "out there" areas.

That is probably some people's commute but it's the first time I have really done it on a bike.

Saturday the 13th sept will be DDay for a ride up to Walget, down the Darling via all the regular places, Louth, Wilcania, Menidee etc to Wentworth and back to Skidnee and reality.

I'm just now drawing up a list of stuff to take. It's a sort of minimalist list as I'm not planning to be ultra self sufficient. Ie, food will be in pubs and road houses I'll be credit card camping where ever possible. I am carrying my swag though as i'm sure there will be a night or two when there won't be accommodation.

The list, apart from a flask of Jack and some fresh undies, is mostly about tyre kits, 1st aid, what tools to carry and so on.

The bike is an 07 1200GS standard apart from engine bars and my new Grip Puppies from Andyz. It rides on Tourances and I'm traveling with another bike (F700GS).

Having spent some time in the area in cars I don't think there is much need for extra fuel or any special gear.

So, what "stuff" should I be squirreling away in the panniers for a ride like this?
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Toilet paper. Map as a last resort. GPS no good for this.
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Toilet paper. Map as a last resort. GPS no good for this.
Paper and a pencil, just in case you need to work it out!
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Assuming you're packed some stuff already... and have your eating sleeping stuff sorted...

Bike stuff:
Take some basic tools (can you remove the wheels, open the oil-filler, tighten a mirror), tyre fixing stuff, a bit of engine oil (~1l). spare headlight globe. A hand full of cable-ties.

Riding stuff:
drier/cooler/warmer/spare gloves (pick one)
earplugs if you ride with 'em
sunnies

Personal stuff:
basic firstaid kit (bang-aids, pain killers). Recovery gear (berocca), water, baby wipes

Other stuff:
phone charger, credit card, licence, bike.
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long time ago, they used to use calculators, but that's just a frightening thought!
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Old Yesterday, 01:32 AM   #7
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checklist

I often refer to this thread as has a pretty good base checklist of what is likely to be needed on a longer trip.....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=alite+monarch
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few ideas here, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...68&postcount=1
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A fellow in mate (Seano) recommended Baby Wipes.

I said to him ... "I'm no taking baby wipes on a blokes ADV Ride".

Turns out for a ADV now I don't leave with out em.

Get the ones in the sealed up little bag. They don't got to mush when they get wet and are pretty good for cleaning off dirt and grime as well.

Plus they do great at what they are designed to do.
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Assuming you're packed some stuff already... and have your eating sleeping stuff sorted...

Bike stuff:
Take some basic tools (can you remove the wheels, open the oil-filler, tighten a mirror), tyre fixing stuff, a bit of engine oil (~1l). spare headlight globe. A hand full of cable-ties.

Riding stuff:
drier/cooler/warmer/spare gloves (pick one)
earplugs if you ride with 'em
sunnies

Personal stuff:
basic firstaid kit (bang-aids, pain killers). Recovery gear (berocca), water, baby wipes

Other stuff:
phone charger, credit card, licence, bike.
Yep thats a pretty good list if you're "credit card camping"....... but "bang aids" is a bit tooo personal isn't it?
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op bundy doesnt take much space and you can get coke almost anywhere

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A roll of 'race' tape will fix broken bikes, boots, clothing & luggage.
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Silicone Rescue Tape, spare clutch cable zip-tied in alongside the existing cable, fuses, spare spark plug, tubeless repair kit, water, camera with spare memory card, sunscreen, camel back (keep hydrated!!!), painkillers, epoxy metal mend type stuff for tappet cover repair.
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And don't go without baby wipes. They are sooooooo much better.

Tools? Practice using what you will carry for the majority of maintenance jobs including puncture repairs. Can of chain lube and maybe a spare spark plug and off you go.
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