Posts Tagged ‘Scala Rider G4’

Only 5 weeks before I set off on our London to Cape Town motorcycle expedition, lots of little things to buy and they all add up. One of these “things” was a Scala Rider G4 helmet headset. With this, I can listen to my MP3’s via bluetooth (from iPhone) and make phone calls which is great, no more wires, earphones etc …

The other great thing about this and most probably the sole reason why I bought this, was to communicate with the other riders, Lindsay and Delilah going down with me to Cape Town. This is also done via bluetooth and we can communicate up to a mile, I think in ideal conditions.  We have tested it last night and it’s awesome ! This enables us to have a 3 way full duplex conversation to warn each other of potholes and just to annoy each other really ! 🙂

Very happy with it .. and it is a good purchase, get yourself one !

We also attended the Adventure Maintenance Course over the weekend in Wales hosted by BMW Off Road Skills. Although this was very interesting, one thing we found out … is that we probably need a new clutch on our F800GS motorcycles before we set off on this trip. Mine already has around 20000 miles on the clock with the original clutch and it was strongly recommended we change these. More money …. never ends hey ? 🙂 We plan to change the clutch ourselves within the next 2 weeks. Probably better now than with a burnt out clutch in the middle of Africa !

5 weeks and I’m off, almost can’t believe it …. leaving on the 21st of September 2010, follow me on twitter for the latest updates from the road ..

.. ok, maybe I do not need all the stuff, but they are all nice to have.

Some stuff that are essential, like the new tyres that just arrived in the office yesterday. We decided to go for MITAS E10 Enduro tyre on the rear and a T-644 Army Special on the front. These are the same tyres they now use at the BMW Off Road School in Wales and are sold by TrelleSport, check them out.

I have also purchased a Aquapure Traveller for the trip. It seems to work, got some nice reviews, so this should enable me to drink from the water from almost everywhere. I think it will come in handy, especially when my CamelBak runs dry. Obviously I have not used any of these stuff, so be sure to check back on my blog for future updates from the road for full reviews 🙂

The other thing I purchased yesterday, is the Scala Rider G4 Bluetooth Headset. Lindsay and Delilah already have these fitted, so this will enable us to have a chat while on the bikes in conference mode. Should be good, they reckon it has a 1 mile range, 1.6-ish km … quite impressive. It also has built in FM radio and can play songs from your iPhone via Bluetooth, pair with your GPS, etc …

There are so many other things I still need to buy .. hopefully all small things from now on, but then again, all these small things ad up, I think I might have under estimated the budget for this trip 🙂

Anyway, below another video of us riding around some byways in Surrey over the past weekend .. check it out, also check out my youtube channel and follow me on twitter for the latest updates … will be updating twitter while on the road .. not too long to go now, little less than 6 weeks before I depart !