Hi all ! After years of submarine mode, I decided it was my turn to have some fun So I quit my job, my apartment, buy a new bike and here it is ! I have choosen to cross Africa from Cape town to France by the east road during 4 months, departure should be around february so I have now two months to prepare the bike So here is my choice of bike It's a used 2009 xtz with 17000 km on the clock and tons of touratech options, you don't trust me ? ok here we go : - HID lights - handguards - bashplate - toolbox - windshield - light protector - lot of protectors for frame - chain guard - footpegs - hyperpro progressive front spring .... I am sure the previous owner had won the lottery when i look at the bill , oh did I mention the akrapovic carbon exhaust ? If I find time I will do a quick video as you can listen for the sound :huh ! So now the bike is full of crap I have to upgrade it with real equipment.. So in the following weeks, I will fit an hyperpro rear sping, a new DIY toolbox, new panniers (super suprise !), maybe a new handlebar (if santa claus exist), new levers, scottoilers and have a lot of discuss around ball bearings, spare parts, camping parts and a lot of many other stuff I already read a lot of post and blog from RTWpaul, mrwhite and other people but any advice are more than welcome Stay tune !