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    Bikes and equipment on the Trip

    I thought I'd start a seperate thread purely for discussion of the bikes we are taking.

    I'll more than likely be on a 660 Tenere (not 100% sure yet) with Wolfman soft luggage.

    If you want to follow the route turn by turn, you will need a proper road book for the maps. The road map is approx 6cm across the the small TT roadbook will be perfect. I'll also supply larger maps for a tank bag and I would recommend you either get a tank bag or find a way to read the maps. I will have my GPS as a back up but it's really not necessary. A lot of the roads aren't on the GPS but it helps anyway!
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    GPS

    I was wondering whether anyone has converted the maps to waypoints on Mapsource?

    If not as we have a good selection of maps is there anyone willing to convert so we can go by sat nav as well as road book?

    I don't mind helping but my current map info only goes as far as Ireland so will need some updates before I can start!

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    I'm sure someone on the planet has done the route on mapsource but that is not the point and we will go to places which don't figure on GPS

    Part of the fun of this trip is following the roadbook which is accurate and will get you there.

    Having said that, there are GPS co ordinates on some of the road maps which are useful for cross checking.

    Plot your route as you go along with mapsource but I will not be following this on the trip. I like and trust the old ways
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    Here's my ride Best dig out some crash bars and some bark busters....
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    heres mine today, testing tank MPG 140 so far, not sure tank size.

    Need to jack the back up as a BILLET STAND from USA has stood the thing upright.

    Thinking about a damper as very light at 80mph on the dirt roads today.
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    Here is mine for the trip - less new bars, barkbusters and tyres
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    Luggage wise are you guys all taking soft or hard panniers ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonc44 View Post
    Luggage wise are you guys all taking soft or hard panniers ??
    Mine is as in picture, no more]

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    Soft luggage for me, either just a roll bag or soft panniers




    Just need to decide which tyres, possibly MT21s
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    OMG what a tool

    what size fuel tank ?

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    96 gallons to save me refuelling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    96 gallons to save me refuelling.
    Off to the SPRAY shop tommorrow, nice shade of toilet blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonc44 View Post
    Luggage wise are you guys all taking soft or hard panniers ??
    Simon

    Most of us on this trip will be with a roll bag or soft luggage as Tim has already posted.

    Hard panniers are OK but if you bin it in the arse end of nowhere (because that is where you will be) and get your leg trapped underneath, that is gonna hurt

    Run as light as you can because the going can be very tough especially on the high passes through Nevada and Utah but we are not going that far on this trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    Soft luggage for me, either just a roll bag or soft panniers




    Just need to decide which tyres, possibly MT21s
    That's the bike, I would take to Iceland................no question
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