The list of things to do

As you can imagine, the list of things to do and prepare is endless….we thought it would be helpful to share our list with others who are planning a similar trip to help plan for what you might need to do and take with you….

Bikes

  • Light weight Pannier Racks
  • Top plate
  • Tool box / tube
  • Comfort seat
  • Rear caliper protector
  • High screen
  • Wide foot pegs
  • Gear box case protector
  • Engine case protector
  • Long range tank
  • Radiator braces
  • Radiator stone guards
  • Cooling fan
  • Cooling fan manual switch
  • Renthal handlebar
  • Handlebar risers
  • Handguards
  • Bash plate
  • Stiffer fork springs
  • Front mudguard support bracket
  • Reusable air filter (K&N)
  • On board compass
  • Headlight on/off switch
  • Lower suspension (anna)
  • Braided brake hose
  • GPS
  • Sheeps skin rug
  • Auto cam-chain tensioner adjuster fix
  • Oil dip stick
  • Low seat
  • Metal number plates

 Bike maintenance – Work to do on bike before we leave

  • New chain and sprocket
  • Battery upgrade
  • Manual cam chain adjustor
  • Off road tyres
  • Case protectors
  • Wide footpegs
  • Fuel tap
  • Auxiliary fuel filter
  • Tool tube
  • Indicators
  • Break pads
  • Wheel bearings
  • Valve clearance
  • Front sprocket guard
  • Zumo
  • Cooling fan
  • Metal number plate
  • Wheel spacers
  • Headstock bearing
  • Light permanent on
  • Output shaft seal
  • 12v socket (for tent fan,battery charger, camp light)

 Luggage

  • motorcycle panniers
  • 1 Ortlieb roll bag
  • 2L camelpak
  • Day pack
  • Tank bags
  • Front fender bag
  • Bike locks
  • Plastic map case

 Spares

  • Spark plug
  • Front and rear brake pad
  • Front&rear wheel bearing
  • Head and tail light bulbs
  • Main fuses
  • Clutch lever
  • Front brake lever
  • Ignition key
  • Inner tubes (Front & rear)
  • Spare chain links
  • Throttle cable
  • Clutch cable
  • Petrol pipe
  • Bungee cables/straps
  • Oil filters
  • Spokes
  • Mixed nuts/bolt/washer
  • Manual

 Bike gear

  • Cable repair kit
  • Bungee straps
  • Cable ties
  • Luggage straps
  • Gaffer / duct tape
  • WD40
  • Oil
  • Grease
  • Rags
  • Jubilee Clips
  • Electrical wire
  • Locktite
  • Liquid metal
  • Air filter oil
  • Instant gasket
  • Chain lube
  • Rope
  • Wire

 Tools

  • Sockets: 8,10,12,13,14,17,19,22
  • 3/8″ drive ratchet
  • Combination spanners: sizes as above
  • Extension bars
  • Spark plug remover
  • Bit holder
  • Various bits – flat head, cross head, allen head
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Hammer
  • Tyre pressure gauge
  • chain breaker/riveter
  • Feeler gauge
  • Mole grips
  • Allen keys
  • Screwdrivers
  • Spoke key
  • Junior hacksaw
  • Tyre levers
  • Cold chisel

 Camping Gear

  • Lightweight one-man tent
  • 3 season sleeping bag
  • Thermarest Inflatable sleeping mat
  • Duel-fuel stove
  • Cook pots
  • Pan scrubber
  • Cutlery
  • Bowls
  • Cooking knife
  • Washing up liquid
  • Lighter/matches
  • Salt/Spices
  • tea/coffee
  • Cooking spoon/spatular
  • Cooking oil
  • Water purifiers
  • Stove maintenance kit
  • Stools
  • Trowel
  • Tent/mat repair kit
  • Head torches
  • Tarpaulin

 Personal Kit

  • Camera
  • Pens
  • Address book
  • Lonely planet
  • Compass
  • Watch with alarm
  • String
  • Sewing kit
  • Earplugs
  • Rubber bands
  • Small padlock
  • Money belt
  • Maps
  • Small calculator
  • Notebook

 Clothes

  • Thermal underwear
  • Riding gloves
  • helmets
  • Riding trousers
  • Riding boots
  • Neck warmer
  • Spare trousers
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • flip flops
  • Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Wind stopper

 Toiletries

  • Travel towel
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Universal sink plug
  • Sunblock
  • Razors
  • Toilet paper
  • Wet wipes
  • Toilet bag
  • Tweezers
  • Clothes line

 First Aid Kit

  • Plasters
  • Various dressings
  • Various bandages
  • Micropore tape
  • Tweezers
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Painkillers
  • Re-hydration salts
  • Insect/Mossi repellent
  • Anti-malarial tablets
  • Antihistamine tablets
  • Syringes
  • Expedition first aid kit
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Thermometer
  • Vaccinations

 Documentation

  • Passport
  • Carnet de passage en douane
  • Driving licence
  • Vehicle registration document (V5)
  • International driving permit
  • International certificate of motor vehicles (ICMV)
  • Travel insurance
  • Multiple copies of all the above
  • Scanned copies of all the above emailed to myself and friends/family
  • Maps
  • Travel guide
  • Pen
  • Notebook
  • Passport photos
  • Credit cards
  • Travel journal

 Miscellaneous 

  • Compass
  • Map measurer
  • Sewing kit
  • Compact games

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