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Old 09-05-2007, 08:29 PM   #31
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It sounds like most of you travel either alone or with other males types. I travel with my wife. In the last year, we've been to Canada, a touch or Alaska, Mexico, Guatamala, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize on 2 KLR's.
We are the Beverly Hillbillies and we don't leave the kitchen sink behind But I am doing big trips with my sweetie.
I have a big list I could post but a couple of the most important items we bring are our shot glasses and our lime squeezer, so we can drink our 100% agave tequila in style.
We do not pack light.
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:44 PM   #32
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It sounds like most of you travel either alone or with other males types. I travel with my wife. In the last year, we've been to Canada, a touch or Alaska, Mexico, Guatamala, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize on 2 KLR's.
LR & VR = couple

We're going to Mex, Belize & Guat this winter. He's on a DR650, me an F650.
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Old 09-06-2007, 05:31 AM   #33
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Yeah, Columtnbiker, you're a lucky dude. Not many of us get to travel with our SO. Mine works and has a kid that's eleven. That puts a serious cramp in her riding to Central America with me for the winter. So, yes, I'm jealous.

Also, your input on traveling two on two bikes will be greatly needed here.
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:40 PM   #34
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Bumpity!

Good thread.
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:52 AM   #35
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Wait a minute.... Where ya going and when and how long and what ya riding?

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Kinda like asking what bike should I buy and not saying squat about what you might use it for.

Dirtbike means, a toothbrush and a bivey sack.

GS on a long offroad trip means soft bags and short list to keep things light. Must survive in the wild.

GS to a big DO means take it all.

GS to the third world means lock it up tight and take plenty of spares.
GS to Cafe Trieste on Sunday morning: full Tourtech gear mounted, $1200 worth of GPS equip., SAT phone, lap top, full compliment of latest Rukka riding gear. Valet. Todays' Route: the wine country for brunch.

The trip defines what is needed...or imagined. And to some degree, the bike. I see a lot of travelers carrying the kitchen sink, not realizing almost anything can be obtained on the road....or a reasonable facsimile. Even a new motorcycle. Cities like Buenos Aires or Sao Paulo make cities like L.A. or San Fran look like Hick towns, literally. More in sophistication than size really.

and with the GS as your bench mark mount...like you say....Pack plenty of spares...rear drives, shafts, trannies, ECM's, batteries, CANbus reset codes et al And don't let it fall on you...oh...I forgot....you guys are all expert pilots trained in Dakar technique by Jimmy Lewis himself.

Gee mister, what should I pack on my XT250? Going RTW for 2 years? I'm traveling with my two friends, one on an Enfield 350, the other on a 125cc Brazilian Honda. Will we make it? We're going to meet up with a buddy on his 1965 Ducati 250 who's done Australia already, RTW coming up. I didn't see these bikes on your list....only GS.s. Didn't Ted Simon take a GS? How'd he do? See the Ducati below:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...you-have-29164
See post (15 and 20)

Earlier in this thread I saw pics of CASH and credit cards....and a spare key. Seems an excellent place to start....no matter the trip, the time or the machine under you. And speaking of what's under you....I highly reccommend riding a horse through the montanas de Colombia. Start in San Augustine. Take a guide con una pistola. We went for a week. Very relaxing but hard on the butt first couple days. Stand...like dirt bikes. Dont' forget your toothbrush and bring some cash in case you get robbed, by either banditos or your guide. Highly unlikely.

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Old 09-18-2007, 06:06 AM   #36
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This might sound kinda dumb, but I've found heavy duty ziploc freezer bags are quite handy.

Keeps dry stuff dry, wet stuff from making dry stuff wet, holds just about anything from clothes to food and even water. I've even put drinks and ice in them in an "emergency" to have cold drinks on the road. They're cheap, and you can pack 10-20 of 'em into very little space.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:13 AM   #37
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Ziplocks
They sell some big-ass size bags too, something like 2'x1.7'.
Roadkill size...

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Old 09-18-2007, 12:35 PM   #38
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+Plus+ One on Zip lock type bags!

I've used Zip locks for a long time. I'll have to find some of those big ones. Mine get really funky after a while so bringing spares makes sense. They are pretty tough.
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:49 PM   #39
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Come on guys. I'm new to adventure riding and was really looking forward to this thread taking off
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:37 AM   #40
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OK...here's another one that I get a lot of strange looks for. I keep a self adhesive shipping invoice hoder stuck under the seat of the bike. You can find these at any office supply store or post office. I keep a copy of my registration, insurance card, drivers license, brief medical info (blood type, allergies, that kind of thing.), a prepaid calling card, a prepaid Visa gift card (can be used anywhere that takes Visa), and $50 cash. The cash gets rotated every couple of months so it doesn't get moldy. I have a spare key hidden somewhere on the bike as well.

I figure even if I lose my wallet, keys, jacket with everything in it, whatever, I can still get back to the bike, start it up, and get home. Or at least get somewhere to replace what was lost.

The shipping invoice holder with everything in it takes up practically no room under the seat.

This saved my bacon once when my jacket was stolen with my keys and wallet in it.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:37 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Shoganai


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2606

I tend to break the list making down like this:
Kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, clothes, bike stuff, rideing gear, meds.
Hey Gwen!

The link you posted is dead or my 'puter is acting up.
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:14 AM   #42
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I fixed, sorry and thanx for the catch
Thanks! I missed that post in your thread.
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:06 AM   #43
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:06 PM   #44
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My multi tool has found uses. And a good one can replace other tools in the kit, i.e. flat head screw driver and bottle opener.

a long piece of sturdy cord for a clothesline, lashing extra stuff to the bike, building shelters from your groundsheet, etc.

Electric air pump 'cause I'm a lazy bastige. If it fails, I'd do the same thing I would do if my hand held failed. I'd suck it up and figure it out!

copy of the bike's service manual. I use electronic format. I like the idea of putting it on my phone! I might do that tonight!

local language phrase book.

pencil and paper.

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Old 10-08-2007, 09:47 PM   #45
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One never knows when one will need to start planning a trip to Ushuaia.
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