Bike and travel checklists

Everything that we are taking can be loosely divided into 2 areas, general travel/camping gear and bike stuff (BMW R1150GS specific)

Travel and Camping gear

Camping and cooking

  • Tent (Hillebergs, x2)
  • Sleeping Mat (Exped Synmat)
  • Sleeping bag, silk inner liner
  • Collapsible stool (tripod)
  • Ear plugs, eye mask
  • Stoves, fuel, spares (Trangia multi-fuel)
  • Cooking pots (Trangia 27-6)
  • Washing liquid, towel, scrubber
  • Lighters
  • Spork, Mug, bowl
  • Leatherman
  • Water container (collapsible)
  • Universal basin plug

Documentation

  • Passport
  • NHS EHIC Id card
  • Carnet
  • Photocopy of all essential documents
  • Cash, credit cards, travellers cheques
  • Travel tickets (ferries, etc)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bike Insurance (Green card)
  • Drivers License (incl. IDP)
  • Passport Photos (plenty)

First Aid kit

  • Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Painkillers
  • Anti-diarrhoea, Rehydration powders
  • Laxatives
  • Anti-histamines
  • Broad spectrum antibiotics
  • Anti-malarials
  • Multi-vitaminsLatex gloves
  • Tweezers
  • Sterile syringe and needles (2pp)
  • Sterile dressing, plasters, bandage
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Durapore tape
  • Safety pins
  • Savlon antiseptic
Tech, GPS and Communications

  • GPS (Garmin Zumo, TomTom Rider)
  • Maps / GPS Maps preloaded)
  • Mobile phones (iPhones)
  • Spot 2 GPS tracker
  • Compass
  • Camera, memory cards
  • Tablet PCs (iPad 2, Asus Android)
  • External HDD (iPod)

Clothing

  • Shoes, slops
  • T-shirts, socks, jocks (fewer than you think)
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Gore Tex Riding Jacket and trousers
  • Motorcycle boots
  • Gloves
  • Shorts (boardies)
  • Cap
  • Helmet, goggles
  • Sunglasses

Toiletries

  • Soap
  • Detergent
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun screen, moisturiser
  • Insect repellent

Miscellaneous

  • Water purifier (Pure hydration)
  • Pens, papers
  • Phrase books
  • Batteries, Calculator
  • Waterproof bags
  • String and rope
  • Waterproof, Ziplock bags
  • Survival kit (Needle, thread, firelighters, fishing hooks, etc)

Bike stuff (R1150 GS Adventure specific)

Parts and Spares

  • Alternator belt
  • Hall sensor
  • TPS unit
  • QD O-rings
  • Fuel line junctions, spare length of fuel line
  • Final drive bearings
  • Suspension bolt (rear)
  • Spare nuts for rack fittings

Service items and consumables

  • Oil, air, fuel filters
  • Spark Plugs
  • Fuses, bulbs Instant gasket
  • Epoxy glue
  • Jubilee clips
  • Grease, in small film canister
  • WD40, Duct tape
  • Electric wire, connectors & bulbs
  • Stainless lock wire
  • Spare bungee and straps
  • Top-up oil and rag
  • Petrol pipe
  • Quick Metal repair putty/ Steel repair
  • BMW toolkit (standard)
Tools

  • Sockets
    (8, 10, 13, 17, 19mm)
  • Allen wrenches
    (3, 4, 5, 6, 8 )
  • Torx sockets
    (T20, T25, T27, T30, T40, T45, T50, T55)
  • Allen keys
  • Cross, flat screwdrivers
  • Adjustable spanner and mole/vice grips
  • Pliers, wire cutters
  • Spoke key
  • Small hacksaw
  • Small multi-meter
  • Spoke key

Tyre repair

  • Tyre levers (Pro-Motion 2 x 8″)
  • Tyre gauge
  • Tubeless repair kit (Stop n Go)
  • Tube repair kit, valve cores (Rema Toptip)
  • Tubes (Front and Rear)
  • 12V compressor (Slime)
  • Colour photocopy of wiring diagram
  • Fuse diagram (inside fuse box)
  • Workshop, Haynes manual(PDF)


 

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