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Old 5 May 2008
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I have the bike, now what to put on it? Transalp XL650 V

I bought Jenny on Saturday afternoon and took a ride to west Wales to give her a good test and to get to grips with a completely new riding style.

So what do I bolt on for a RTW trip?
Panniers, crash bars, new screen, proper sump guard, center stand, extra fuel tanks (about 10 litres I guess). What am I missing?
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hornet600,

buy a sixpack or three, switch off your phone, cancel all social events for the next few days and go through this site and forum. By then you have a fairly good understanding what you might need (not much), want (much) , can do without (very much) etc. Then you can ask specific questions for your specific bike and trip.

Also, the last few years i learned a lot from a motorcycleclub i joined with many people having many kms of bike travel. Watch and learn...

have fun with your bike prep

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Aerostich/RiderWearHouse Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear
TwistedThrottle.com : ...by What Fits My Bike - Honda - XL650V Transalp -
Whitehorse Gear - What’s New and Hot This Spring at Whitehorse

Oh and the list can go on and on.
Dry bag
cup holder
hand guard
rear rack
throttle lock
kick stand mod (bigger foot)
tool kit
tube patch kit
heater plug
clean and water prof grease all moving parts
locktigh the nuts and bolts
water prof electical fittings
new glass mat battery
any thing else you fancy but get the cup holder
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clean and water prof grease all moving parts
water prof electical fittings
new glass mat battery

How to waterproof?

What is a glass mat battery?

Had problem with my wiring recently, fuse blown when parked in rain

wonder how those guys ride in the river
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go meeting

if you can, get up to the HU meet in july (if any places left).
there you will be able to meet everyone who can tell you what they carry and see what they have on their bikes. take a camera with you and take photo's of add on's so you dont forget. not everyone carries the same stuff! everytime i come across a traveller i always scan his/her bike for ideas.
ps. next time you go west give us a shout and we can meet up.
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