Spare tires and parts that never break. The spare parts make great balast in case you need to get rid of anything. Spare tires are to guarantee that you don't get a flat or wear your tires out. Take lots of power bars and power jell and powdered gatorade. You won't eat any of it but you can give it away and people will think it's cool. Take cypro and zythro- a week of each. Also amoxycillian. If you're gone for 5 weeks, that's 5x7... 35 days. Ok, take each for 10 days. Take a day off between each or you might get a yeast infection. IN CASE you get a yeast infection, DON'T EAT YOUR ATHLETE'S FOOT CREAM. No matter how hungry you get. Eat yogurt to keep the yeast away. Eat lowfat yogurt because fat is bad for you. There are some anti-yeast drugs out there. I'm not a doctor so I can't tell you which ones to take. IF you take the cypro and other anti-biotics, you'll be able to ignore the DON'T DRINK THE WATER advice. Take bug spray and put it on your feet before you go to sleep. They have vampire bats in mexico but 100% DEET will keep them off your toes. If you wake up with little red marks around your toes, you might have tomaine poisoning. The cypro won't work. You'll need an anti-rabies prophilactic. You might want to just get a series of rabies vaccines before you go. Take something good to read and something to write in/on. You can sit somewhere and act cool, like if you're writing a book about riding motorcycles. You'll lose your pen so make sure you find a cool one to steal. Crooks usually carry pens so when you knock one out with your helmet, check the pockets for pens. Use your fake credit cards when you check into a hotel (they'll be in your throw-away velcro wallet). When they don't work, say, "I'M AN AMERICAN AND YOU'RE JUST DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ME." Say it loudly in a german/arab/japanese accent, or learn how to say this in spanish. When they call the 800 number on the back of the fake credit card, make something up about how they can have a $25,000 loan with no money down and no payments until 2009. I don't know what kind of plates you have but if they're just temp's, you'll be fine. Just explain as slowly as possible that the bike is not stolen. You should probably make sure your bike is really clean, with all the chrome polished and the plastic all shiny. You might want to have your bike re-painted with flames or skulls or something 3-d. While you're washing it, take the muffler off or put straight pipes on. That's all I've got for now. Oh- if you're planning on carrying a machete, buy one for $3.50 and lash it to your bedroll. If you really, really need to carry a gun, get a just-like-real water pistol. With really big batteries so that it feels heavy, real... that way if you get held up at 4 AM by some crooked cops, you can shoot them in the face with red kool-aid. Make the kool-aid really thick (make sure the batteries are strong or the pump will jam) and tell the cop "Bang. See- you're bleeding!" Let us know how much fun we're not having, once you're there.