Status Update:

Current location: Bochum / Germany

50 countries, 1226 days, trip mileage: 124200 km

14 May 2008

List of Spare Parts

A final list of spares I will be taking with me:

  • airfilter
  • oilfilter
  • clutch-, front brake- and gear-levers
  • spare inner tubes (1 front, 1 rear)
  • clutch- and throttle-cables (already put in place next to the original ones)
  • spokes; water pump repair kit + all necessary gaskets (this is one of the F650's weak points)
  • fork seals (tucked away in the bike's boot, next to the 12v pump)
  • brake pads (3x front, 2x rear)
  • spare bulbs (head light, dashboard, rear light)
  • various nuts & bolts (incl. subframe bolts)
  • various fuses
  • electric cable
  • spark plugs

In addition to that, I've got an airfilter & a knobbly rear tire sent to Iran (via DHL), so I can swap them over for the pot-holed bits from Turkmenistan through Tajikistan.

I might consider getting front & rear sprockets in Italy and then cable-tie them to the bash plate (low weight & out of the way). Chains should be easy to get hold of in Central Asia, so no need for that.