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Old 11-08-2010, 01:00 PM   #27
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I got a couple of equipment questions - primarily aimed at those of you who have already run the trip.
First, I going to sell the SMR and get something lower and more suited to rough roads (KTM Adventure, BMW GS, BMW R - the Beemers can be lowered relatively easily.

Now, based on what I'm reading here, ground clearance doesn't appear to be a problem so lowering the bike a bit shouldn't be an issue, correct? (IIRC, Dana's bike is lowered and that should include lowered suspension).

What about tires? Are knobbies necessary or would something like the Scorpion Sync found on the KTM Adv work?

I'm going to have to do a lot of the prep work blind as I can not ride for approx 6 months and more than likely 8 or 9 - which makes late August, early September prime time.
Mike -

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