Bike Prep



My bike (2009 BMW F800GS):

Accessories fitted so far:

  • Adventure-Spec crashbars
  • Adventure-Spec bashplate
  • Barkbusters Handguards
  • BMW Adventure screen
  • Famsa Tankbag
  • BMW Aluminium Panniers and Top Box
  • TouraTech Headlight Guard
  • TouraTech Fog Lights
  • Wunderlich Brake Reservoir covers
  • SW-Motech centre stand
  • TouraTech Water bottle brackets
  • TouraTech 2L Canister brackets
  • Leo Vince SBK exhaust can
  • MITAS E10 Enduro Rear Tyre
  • MITAS T-644 Army Special Front Tyre

Equipment I think we need (this is an ongoing list) :

  • Slime for the tubes.
  • Spare tubes
  • Puncture repair kit(s)
  • Compact Air compressor
  • Obviously a toolkit
  • Spare chain (or spares to fix the chain)
  • Some chain lube
  • Spare Sprockets
  • Spare brake pads (front and rear)
  • Extra petrol containers (maybe 2 x 5L containers strapped to the back of the panniers)
  • First aid kit
  • Kidney belt
  • Insect spray
  • Hayfever stuff (lately I have been suffering from hayfever for some reason)
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Cooking stuff (pots, pans, gas stove, etc ..)
  • Headlight (torch)
  • iPod/iPhone with chargers
  • SatNav (although not sure if this will help much in Africa, lack of available maps)
  • Maps of all countries (Tracks4Africa Garmin Maps)
  • Camera and Charger
  • Camera tripod
  • Maybe a small laptop (.. got an Asus EEEPC, 16GB Solid State)
  • 12V to 240V inverter (to charge and power things, etc…)
  • Ducktape / Cable ties (this can fix a lot of things)
  • Clothes (ah duh ..)
  • …… and still thinking ……

Bike Mods we need or at least what I would like:

  • Panniers – BMW Aluminium Panniers (more info .. )
  • Centre Stand – SW Motech stand (more info ..)
  • Bigger touring screen (BMW Adv Screen)
  • NippyNormans winglets – Ordered (more info ..)
  • Airhawk comfort seating (for the ass)
  • Bashplate – Adventure-Spec
  • Headlight guard – Ordered the TouraTech Mesh guard (more info ..)
  • Fork Seals – Kriega
  • New tires (will be Mitas I think)
  • Spotlights – TouraTech Fog Lights
  • Akrapovic Exhaust (Can) (Got a Leo Vince SBK instead)
  • Rear and Front Brake Fluid Reservoir protectors. – Ordered (more info ..)
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Comments
  1. Aidan Duggan says:

    jesus how much would this trip cost nice bike by the way

  2. Aidan Duggan says:

    are you going to have like a support jeep or something to bring spares or are you bring it your self?

  3. Searchie says:

    Hi,

    I wonder if you used or tested the winglets?
    If yes, what is your experience with them?

    • m0ng00se says:

      Hi … i have had the winglets, but they didn’t make any difference for me, so I took them off, they also don’t look so good 😉

  4. Wanderer says:

    Hey, i’m planning an Africa trip myself, same bike.
    One thing that worries me is the availability of unleaded fuel. Did you have any problems? Or did you remove the catalytic converter?

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