Hello, I currently reside in Chicago IL, and have been planing a trip for the last few years from here, down central america, followed by south america, leaving november 1st. No set routes really, just gas up and go kind of situation, see where the road takes me and my girl. Im going two up and rolling on a 00 r1150gs. I have backpacked quite a bit around the globe and have the packing scene pretty dialed when it comes to my backpack necessities, but the moto adventure is definitely a new one for me. even though I have been riding bikes for a while, I have never been out there traveling with a vehicle to deal with. I have been getting the moto gear in check in the last few months after the new bike purchase (new to me), Helmets, boots, jackets, pants, tools, racks etc etc. Now im a bit concerned with security of the actual bike and would love some input on that matter. I have the gnarliest chain Kryptonite makes, but the weight is ridiculous. What have some of you guys that are out there, or have been out there use? How about the securing the panniers? I am from south america and know how insecure it can be if not cautious. I obviously wont leave the bike on the street, but if i had to I would like to be ready. Thanks ahead.