Originally Posted by Gadget Boy
You might be better off leaving all the camping gear home, and plan to hotel it.. from what I've heard there isn't much in the way of secure camp site and with all your gear on the bike, you want it parked in a secure location, such as what a small hotel could offer. Check out the horizonsunlimited.com site for regional specifics.
Yes, it certainly is a consideration. However, I think Dan has his mind set on camping, so I think I will bring the gear (also, C and I wil be in the States/Canada for six days), but I suspect I will end up shipping it home at some point.
I am sure you all know what a GS looks like...if not, here it is!!
Notice I have a new set of Anakees. Well, they aren't new anymore!! I have about 7000km on them, and it looks like the back only has about 3000 more. I am hoping I make it to Vegas with these. I think they are fantastic tires!! Better than the TKC's in all aspects, except all out mud or soft sand. I just need a little more life for this trip.
Installed some Rox Risers. They are great!! Way more comfortable for me. If finding a tank bag that fits was a problem before, now it will be real hard.
Touratech Crash Bar Bags. They help get some of the weight up front.
Standard height Sargent seat: approx. 1 1/2 inch lower than stock and way more comfortable. No complaints about the seat from Conchita. The stock passenger seat would have never cut it.
$150 BMW stick-on backrest. I don't recommend it at all. It's cheeeezy!! Conchita doesn't find it all that bad. It's not like she is putting all her weight on it.
Rad protection and headlight cover.
Garmin Etrex legend. It's nothing fancy, but it sure does the trick!!