prepping bike for tour
I'm slowly getting my bike ready for a longer, roughly 3000 km trip this next month, and then a much longer one somewhere in March next year.
So I have added, engine guard, trekker panniers (but not topbox, prefer the classic v box), hand guards (mosty tropical riding so have held off getting covers for them), X-creen.
On my wish list:
1. more versatile tyres that can handle a bit more off road but still be good for road. I have the ABS vesion so sizes are limited. I got stuck in some scree the other day up near the volcano, was by myself and it was a bastard getting it back on the tarmac (6 inches up from the scree), stock dunlop tyres are hopeless in sand, gravel, or scree. Any recommendations? I would have to order them in I think.
2. skld/bash plate
4. anything else essential you can think of for unsupported trips that would be roughly 80% road 20% 'fire trail' (not really super off road)?
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)