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Old 10-08-2012, 11:15 PM
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DEPARTURE Oct 18 V- Strom & Africa Twin

Wee 2007 Suzuki V-Strom DL-650.

The Gear.

Fenda Extenda
Rifle windshield with adjustable mount (26 inches from seat to top of screen)
Acerbis Barkbusters
Suzuki factory heated grips with variable controller
Appropriately positioned SAE plug for your heated clothing
Hepko-Becker skid plate
Hepko-Becker engine protection bars
Self-made leg protection bars with wind deflectors.
Self-made "side panel" to close off an opening Suzuki left to soil your pants
Pyramid Industries fiberglass rear hugger
Kick stand modified for proper support in sand and loose gravel
Hepko-Becker center stand
Hepko-Becker Junior Japanese Enduro saddlebags, 20 liters right and 30 liters left
Dual self-made storage canisters, ideal for keeping your MSR bottle of stove fuel, chain lube, tools, liter water bottles, whatever, out of your sadllebags.
Hepko-Becker Junior 45 liter top case with luggage rack.
Hyper Pro rear shock
K&N permanent air filter
Yuasa AGM battery
Extra and sprockets
Extra EBC brake pads front and rear
Brand new Bridgestone Trailwing tires
Ricor Intiminators
Hein Gericke Rainsuit/ Aerostich riding suit
Three K&N oil filters
Joe Rocket Magetic Mini Tankbag
Syuomi Helmet
Exrta front and wheel rear sprockets
Extra front and real wheel bearings
6 ROK Straps ( Can't have to many) 2 Tie downs + bungees
Horn; Electric 110 DB dual snail High& Low
Mount for Nokia N9
Mount and Zumo 550
Rev' It Waterproof Boots
Cold & Hot Weather Gloves
Heated vest
Scala Rider G9 Communication Set
Air Hawk Seat
Gloves for hot & cold weather
Camel Water bag

Wil post regularly.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:38 PM
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Would be sweet if they'd build a dang road in that Darion Gap. I still have trouble wrapping my head around the fact there is no road to South America in this day and age.
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I would love to see a picture of your bike loaded up and ready to go. That is quite a list of farkles and accessories.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:16 PM
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I would love to see a picture of your bike loaded up and ready to go. That is quite a list of farkles and accessories.
Still in Canada; flying to Chicago on Sunday. pictures of the bike (unseen by me) on motorcycleexplorers.posterous.com. Spending Monday Tuesday Wednesday fitting a lot of items bought and stored at my friend house in Chicago. My buddy from England with Africa Twin flies in on Wednesday 17th. Bloody freezing here.....
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:40 PM
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Taking the "Stahlratte" (140 ft sloop) from San Blas to Cartagena on Dec 8 voyage which sounds like a nice diversion
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:06 PM
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Blog and pix of the trip; Chicago to Buenos Aires - Posterous
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