Trans Africa on a Dakar...Will I make it?
I've noticed that most of those who contribuet to the HUBB and go to the far-away places and stray from the tarmac own bikes with carbs, bikes that can be broken down and fixed.
I bought a Dakar. First bike. Crossing from Zambia to Ethiopia and maybe beyond is the plan, and I fear that the sophistication of the bike will be my downfall.
Can somebody tell me how to prepare, mechanically, for this trip, because the assurances of my BMW dealer that the Dakar is "a great bike, and shouldn't have major mechanical problems" doesn't really fly when I'm in the bush.
It's a newbie question, but what the hell.