Many of you know I rode my little WR250R named Tess to Prudhoe Bay this past summer (Tiny Bike To Alaska 2016). The ride was lot’s of fun and I had a great time. Next summer I’ll be going back again (and again every year from now on). This time my friends from Australia and Wales will be coming along for the adventure. My buddy Anthony from Wales bought a new Africa Twin for the ride. My two OZ friends and I bought three matching 2017 BMW F700GS's. This thread will document the set up and build of the three 700’s. Traveling on the little 250 is a blast. She makes me slow down and really enjoy the journey. I’ve traveled on big bikes (1200GS) and recently on the little one. I’ve settled on the mid sized 700 as the best compromise for me. My two OZ friends have BMW's over in Australia and wanted to get two more to keep at my place when they come over to ride. I wanted a bit more power, and most of all, tubeless tires as I’ve had three flats on the WR (not on the big rides though) while riding around my little patch here in North Carolina. Changing tubes on the side of the road SUCKS. I’ve been traveling on motorbikes since the early 70’s and know what works for me. I’ve fitted out my 700 with stuff I think works, is cost effective because I’m cheap, and the best quality that I am willing to pay for. Please comment yay or nay about what I’m doing. Now that mine is almost done I’ve got two more to do! So here we go.... The build so far. Let's start at the front and work our way back... Simple mud front flap from JP Cycles will keep a lot of the crap off the engine. SW-Motech engine guards...appear well made...easy to install...fit perfect. RG Racing radiator guard...looks good...easy install...will give us all the protection needed with our easy non-technical riding.