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Offline Japeda

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Natal to Tanzania: Spares, Tools, etc.
« on: June 17, 2012, 11:25:42 pm »
Hey brews,

So my friend and I have a suzuki DR-650 and (hopefully soon) a DR-Z 400 and are driving up through a bunch of countries for a month and a bit to Tanzania. We've got some clothes, a tent, bags, camping stove, towel, etc. covered, our clothes should be set for riding, and we're in the process of building a tool kit from the sticky here. We're wondering if y'all could post some checklists of things to bring to take care of our bike (i.e. spares) or other random things that might slip ones mind but is necessary on long cruises. Also, should parts be generally compatible for our two DRs (03 and 08, respectively)?

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Re: Natal to Tanzania: Spares, Tools, etc.
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 08:35:01 am »
Hey brews,

So my friend and I have a suzuki DR-650 and (hopefully soon) a DR-Z 400 and are driving up through a bunch of countries for a month and a bit to Tanzania. We've got some clothes, a tent, bags, camping stove, towel, etc. covered, our clothes should be set for riding, and we're in the process of building a tool kit from the sticky here. We're wondering if y'all could post some checklists of things to bring to take care of our bike (i.e. spares) or other random things that might slip ones mind but is necessary on long cruises. Also, should parts be generally compatible for our two DRs (03 and 08, respectively)?

Cheers,
jebb and daniel

Whilst not a toll, one of the most important bit of kit - i.m.o. - is a cargo net; stashes down small, can be used for a a variety of carrying purposes, and costs just R50!

that would be a must, i.m.o.

Say you take a tumble, and a chunk of mudguard, or something breaks off - just pop it under the cargo net until the next town, etc
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Re: Natal to Tanzania: Spares, Tools, etc.
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 07:29:18 pm »
Take lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots........ Of money :pot: :peepwall:

On long trips, I always start off with what I think I will need, lay it on the floor, and then take half of it out. I try to have as much cash available as I can, without being ridiclulous.

before your trip, do a major service on both bike and use the same tools for both bikes as well. seeing as there will be two of you, you can split the load. But before you set off, make sure you can do most repairs with what you take with you.
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Re: Natal to Tanzania: Spares, Tools, etc.
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 10:38:02 am »
Went to a talk given by peeps that did 4bikes4singapore. Check there website for info, 23000km & some 20 countries, they are more than willing to share their knowledge etc. Good trip have fun !!!!!! :drif:
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Re: Natal to Tanzania: Spares, Tools, etc.
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012, 04:47:53 am »
did you guys manage to do this trip yet?
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Re: Natal to Tanzania: Spares, Tools, etc.
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 06:22:41 am »
Check out my blog it might be of help: http://mzee-jaki.blogspot.com/2009/10/everyone-has-dream.html

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Re: Natal to Tanzania: Spares, Tools, etc.
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 07:42:27 am »
Lots of reading on the web, look at www.advrider.com - Good articles on what tools to take, but best read what other people have done, look for the 2Up Romanians trip from Romania to Cape Town and back

Why don't you start a list.

1. Extra clutch cable
2. Spare tubes.
3. Duck tape
4. Cable ties
5. ...
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