What you need to pack for your next long distance motorcycle trip for the weekend or across the globe, luggage systems, GPS, boots, helmets, jacket, seat warmer?
Get Inspired to travel the world by motorcycle as I explore the Horizons Unlimited Overland Travelers Meeting 2016 in Mariposa California. I talk with other riders about their gear load out, give you my thoughts on gear an tech to take, and find out what other's consider their #1 piece of gear or tech the take when they travel by motorcycle.
Want to learn what this event was all about, check out my Vlog about Horizons Unlimited Meetings - https://youtu.be/sHU5akm_GpI
Fellow People and Riders Interviewed:
Joe and Garrett- 2wheeled ADVenturers- 2wADV.com
Rosie Gabrielle - https://www.instagram.com/rosiegabrielle/
David Winters - http://www.atlasthrottlelock.com/
Horizons Unlimited Events - http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/
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Cheers to 5.11 Tactical for the swag! -https://goo.gl/widPzL
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Watch - http://amzn.to/2fbWfmL
Canon 80D DLSR - http://amzn.to/2aVPgNu
10-22mm Canon Lens - http://amzn.to/2esyhca
Microphone for GoPro - http://amzn.to/2ba6tFN
Rode Video Microphone for Canon - http://amzn.to/2b6jTD6
Bendy Tripod - http://amzn.to/2bahAPd
Ball Head you'll need for Bendy Tripod - http://amzn.to/2aZaLiJ
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Actually I've always figured that 'getting lost' is the real essence of being on an adventure; Its the unpredictable/unplanned aspect of a trip that truly makes it adventurous, its when the best experiences often manifest (and sometimes the worst I guess!?)
that was definitely NOT helpful... I mean come on, everyone knows that stuff. Helmet ? GPS ?? why someone would not take this with him? From a guy like you I was expecting something better. Didn't even talked about spare tires... anyways. My opinion
Nice!!! Thank you!!! Thumbs up for the great video!!! Well, I'm kind of a newbie, just being riding for a couple of years but I love to have a can of "fix'a tire" thingie or a flat tire kit! I got a flat tire in the middle of a trip to Oaxaca without civilization for a couple of a hundred kilometers and it was not a great experience... I got a can of the fix'o thing and I got a flat in the city, no biggie and it got me home where I could fix it properly (Maybe roads in Mexico are not as great as up north so I really appreciate the emergency flat thing 8-)... what do you think? how do you go about that? just curious... Thanks!!!
I had to laugh at your "clean underwear" comment. In 1995, my spouse and I were on a ride from Fairbanks, AK (home) to Merritt Island, Florida (her mom's home). Crossed into Canada past Tok, naturally stopped at border (pre-passport requirement). Lovely lady who did the inspection asked if we had any "contraband" (i.e., firearms, over-limit amount of cigarettes, untaxed alcohol, etc.). The wife laughed (we were SOAKING wet, the Alcan was under major repairs, we were also totally muddy) and replied, "Ma'am, if I had room for THAT stuff, I'd have packed more underwear.
The Inspector laughed as hard as we did, and waved us on through. Didn't even open the tail trunk!
I saw Rosie Gabrielle on your video cool that was awesome and her little doggie too. I'm your number 800 on your thumbs up.😎👍 love your $50 jacket Rosie.😎👍🇺🇸 Good show Alex. Hope to see more familiar faces. good advice on the Travel gear. 👍
"Try to look poor so nobody messes with you." So on the mark! Probably the best advice in the entire vid. I spent the last 40 years travelling: public transport, hiking sea kayaking and, more recently, by moto. I know I can't be invisible but I can be unremarkable. My bike (a simple one cylinder job with few farkles) is always dirty and my riding wear a bit drab. But I've got everything I like to have me. One item not mentioned in the vid is a cheap bike cover. It's odd, but having the bike covered means it gets ignored a lot more of the time. I made mine out of used lightweight ripstop para-cloth that packs down into a 1 liter nalgene bottle. Any time I park the bike to go shopping or into a museum the cover goes on.
any motorcycle can be an adventure motorcycle ....well spoken and so the truth ..its your adventure do what you want to do with your adventure....inspirational to an old Harley rider thinking about venturing toward the adv style ....I aint too old yet
I don't know where you are or what your doing with all these adv riders. but it's amazing!!! I'm in canada and love long distance traveling on my wr250r. but don't know anyone near me who does the same kind of adventure riding. but you seem to be involved in quite the community there. it looks like loads of fun, cheers!!!
Tools, yes, but they do no good if you have no idea how to use them. Knowledge and common sense are the most important things. I'm done with hard cases. I've had Zegas and Outbacks. I about tore my leg off getting it caught under one in the Rockies. Soft bags are now my kit and there are many totally waterproof ones...Wolfman, Mosko etc.
I use a paclock net. No issues. Weighs nothing and I bring my entire 40 liter kit into motel, tent or tent fly. If they want your entire bike, they will take it. Simple to pick the locks on Zegas or Outbacks etc. Yes hard cases are easier to secure but I have yet to find the pay off in security and waterproofness for the increased weight. Different strokes.
Having tool is still my number one, just because you don't know how to do it yourself doesn't mean someone else can help you if your on the side of the road or a mechanic. It's best to have the tools so you can do it but others can use them as well to help you out.
Alex, Im coming from a BMW GS800 fuel injected to the KLR650 carb. Im in Colorado at altitude. We ride from 5K ft to 13K ft in on just day rides. Have you had any issues dealing with carbs and altitude changes? Its my hesitation for purchasing a KLR. Thanks.
I have been up to 14,000 ft , and the KLR kept going no problem. Yes it struggled a bit sometimes to get up to 60 mph at that altitude, but it survived, however my experience is a bit unique as I was also running on 75 Octane fuel
I see you've never driven through Mangua Nicaragua......there are no road signs or street names..... I did it one time without GPS and one time with GPS and my experience was was better with GPS. Obviously each different experiences
-Metal cases to sit on while camping. I dont bother about bringing a seat anymore since i have the cases.
-I also will not bring cotton or wool clothes anymore. Synthetic all the way. It saves so much space, i can bring the same amount of clothes at half the volume. Also it dries quicker.
-A benzine/petrol burner as a stove. Like a coleman burner. The energy output is insane and you always have fuel around since you have fill up your tank anyway.
-Stainless steel pans which they use in the army like these https://www.hopper.be/winkel/webshop/images/items/KA000037.jpg I cook in it and eat from it. They wont even cost 10Euro per pair(the smaller one fits in the bigger one)
Top box and panniers are a must, Nothing is worse than having to walk around in all your gear, being able to change your clothes is a must, on top of that a basic perspex screen keeps the wind off and makes the journey more fun. Taking a course in Bike mechanics really will help you out when you are in the middle of nowhere.
Sorry to get me into this. Definitely Himalaya is the choice. The reputation of its engines is legendary, on the contrary the duke 200 is not exactly a KTM at 100% plus that, 4 hours on that bike would destroy your waist
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