OK, only 3 days until we head off and I promised more details about the bike set up:
The changes to my DR from standard are:
20 litre Acerbis tank
Vince Strang suspension mods, new springs front & rear
MSC steering damper
Changed gearing to 15/43 for the trip, was running 15/44 for a while but chose the slightly taller gearing for the longer runs involved.
TAG alloy handlebars
Hot grips from Vince Strang
Garmin Montana GPS with RAM mount
Fandango tank bag by Giant Loop
New tyres for the trip are Dunlop 606 front and rear. We tried out a rear on the Birdsville trip and it proved to be quite good.
Staintune exhaust system (modified jetting as recommended by Staintune)
Windscreen by Screens for Bikes
Lowered foot pegs using lowering plates from Vince Strang
B&B bash plate
Replace choke cable with choke button from Vince Strang
Replaced standard front sprocket cover with VSM DR 650 case saver
Installed rim lock to rear wheel
Wolfman Panier racks
Andy Strapz panier bags
40 litre wet bag across the top
Ride while we can!!
DL 650 V Strom
DR 650 2012