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dear BM-ers

I am planning to be riding (tarmac only - if available)
south from Nador to Mauritania and back total round trip in 20 days, on a 2004 12GS other than new tyres (tourances) and recent 2year service the bike is standard (standard BM panniers).

Does any of you suggest that it would be necessary to carry any spares (and learn how to fit them??) for the trip or I should just cross my fingers open my eyes and ride!

I hate to find out the hard way..

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I would recommend taking spare tubes for tubeless tires for a quick fix as well as a tire repair kit for proper fixing. A master link is a good thing to have, just in case. I always carry a spare front brake and clutch lever. A good tool kit is a must on any trip. As well as a general "just in case" kit.

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i take more than that trail riding in the uk. what about a spare plug or 2, gaffa tape , cable ties you really want to cover anything that can go wrong and immobilise the bikes mile from help. but hey ive never been to the desert yet. but when i do i want to be coming back with my bike.
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Rear drive bearings and seal, maybe a fuel filter, an alternator belt...and tire stuff.

BTW, the master links on the 1200GS are pretty bomb proof.
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Metal epoxy - fixes broken sump, rocker covers ...
Tyre plugs for flat tyres .. and a pump to pump them up.
A good tool kit.
I'd inculde a spare fuel filter too .. but that is just me. On teh R12s they are suppsed to last a lot longer...

Well before you leave (like about 4 weeks) you should put in new spark plugs, alternator belt. Do an oil change with new filter, maybe a new air filter.

If you were doing dirt than I'd include tyre tubes and leavers and bead braker.
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ah! thank you all for the super fast responses..

I had thought of tyre stuff (plugs, levers, tubes, pump etc)

but I would have completely missed rear drive bearings and alternator belt

as to guffa tape and cable ties I goes without saying..
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ah! thank you all for the super fast responses..

I had thought of tyre stuff (plugs, levers, tubes, pump etc)

but I would have completely missed rear drive bearings and alternator belt

as to guffa tape and cable ties I goes without saying..
Add Liquid Metal to that...great stuff and so much better than lifting the bike on a truck....

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Yep, most of that mentioned...

and a few complete spoke set for first and front wheels IF you have the spoked wheels.
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Rear drive bearings and seal, maybe a fuel filter, an alternator belt
gents,

been looking to buy rear drive bearing and seal but the guys in motorworks said

that these "things" i.e main output bearing and / or swing bevel box bearing as
well as the alternator belt

have never failed in anything less than 50k miles and thats very early.

Having gone through the final drive failures thread on Adventure rider website seems that when it happened it looked like it was a faulty machine!

now my own little GS has only 9k miles (2 year old) on it and is well serviced, if it was a faulty one it would have showed up by now.. so I am a bit confused..

don't want to carry all the stuff if it is once in a million change that something may go wrong in which case I might as well stay at home with my slippers and pipe..

on the other hand it is like "waiting to happen" I want to be prepared..

any thoughts on the above??

(as I said my trip will be tarmac only - hopefully!! 4,000 miles 20 days)
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Your right,There's no need to bring enough parts to build a second bike. just take a good tool set and the basics like tire patch kit,cables etc.
I just finished a 2 month 16000km trip from east coast of Canada to the west coast and back on a 1979 kz650sr and the only problem i had was a broken clutch cable and a rock taking out my headlight. I brought way too many spare parts with me and they just got in the way, took up space and weighed me down
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