Greetings fellow riders, I have spent many, many hours reading through your fantastic forum and I believe I am ready to ask my first question now, even though I must admit I have not yet managed to get through all 478 pages of the KTM 690 thread. I am planning a road trip from Spain to the border of Senegal in Africa. This journey will take me through Spain, Morocco and Western Sahara on my KTM 690 Enduro R (2016). The bike has done 6.000km (~3.700miles). I will undergo this journey with a friend of mine, riding his Yamaha 660. I recently finished To Dakar And Back (by Wil De Clercq & Lawrence Hacking). Afterwards, I became very, very worried about the air filters on my 690, due to the extremely fine grained sand in the Sahara (and the many posts on this forum debating the dust getting through the air filter). I am unsure whether I should go for a foam or "regular" air filter? My idea so far has been to either go with a UNI Filter (foam) or K&N filter. The UNI filter would consist of: - AU 1417PC - AU 1440 - AU 1445ST (Please see this link for all 3 products) The K&N filter would be this. I would highly appreciate any input you guys could provide me with! Keep in mind that I can not bring unlimited spare air filters with me. Also, cleaning them will at times be impossible or at best only possible with very minimal water/soap/oil. For those who might be interested, here is a list of my current mods I am planning on bringing along (please do provide suggestions!): Rally-Raid Radiator Guard Break Master Cylinder Guard Seat Concept Seat Double-Take Enduro Mirrors IMS Rally Foot Pegs Raw Windscreen Wings Exhaust Reckless 40L System (v2) Wolfman Enduro Tank Bag Radiator Cooling Fan Thermo Switch NGK Spark Plug RAM Setup To Hold A Mobile MotoPower MP0609A 3.1Amp Waterproof Motorcycle USB Charger Kit SAE to USB Cable Here is a list of some essentials I am (we are) bringing along (please do provide suggestions!): Set of spare screws and bolts Tools Manual Tire Pump Gas And Water Fuel Bladders Extra set of Michelin Heavy Duty tubes HiFlo Oil Filters (2x HF115 and 2x HF651) Various Locks Compass Tent & Sleeping Bag + Pad Medkit, 690 Manual, Phone Charger, Headlamp, Fuel Bag Filters For Cleaning Dirty Fuel Earplugs Various Clothes Various Oils Hydropack Air Filters (HELP!) In advance - thank you so much for any valuable input you can provide!