lots of good advice , my 1 cents worth:
i think there are 3 issues here - preparation, spares and tools:
there are many things you can do to reduce wear, make failures safer and reduce the need to carry spares.
- zip tie spokes together so a broken one hopefully avoids a blowout
- slime in bridgetsone extra heavy duty tubes
- put a front inner tube over the rear shock to protect it from dust etc
- fork gaiters to protect seals (mine have never failed)
- fit a scotts steering damper - the only 'toy' id have if i could only have one.
- foldable mirrors that dont break when you drop it.
- fit a scottoiler - doubles chains life. turn flow to max on dirt roads
- travel light.
- er, the second thing is to decide what work you'll do on the bike yourself, do it and list what tools you need to do it, then take them with you
id suggest you should be doing your own services if on a rtw.
er, i have a page showing what i wanted to do and what tools are required - www.fowb.co.uk
- bike - tools & spares - tools.
i also have a page listing whats failed and why. 30% were dealer **** ups, 40% wear and tear. i list what ktm dealers to avoid.
- spare clutch cable already in place and ends sealed
- reusable filters http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Bran...oil_filter.htm
if they fit
- im still using them after 90,000km, so never have to lug new ones around.
- zip ties
- tie downs
- assorted nuts and bolts - very handy even with loctite.
- re jets - depends on your exhaust system. i had full akrapovic and couldnt overtake alorry at 80kmh at 4500 metres - on a 160. they are tiny. suggest 5 smaller ones and screwdriver 1/4 drive to remove main jet without removing carb.
- length of (same!) chain, splitter and joiner - see sommers site.
- 2 lengths of wire and a small bulb to use as a continuity tester.
- metal hand guards and spare levers (never used but just in case)
- tyre levers and valve remover - practice at home first, not in the desert.
- maybe an inlet cam follower but check for your model. they fail at 40,000 km ish on 640s. i now replace them before they fail.
- gearbox output shaft seal - the orange one - lasts a long time if installed with oil and seats correctly!
- er, id suggest a service before you leave is not good advice - i did it once on a guzzi before going to france - the rear wheel seized at 120kmh in nowheresville because the drain plug fell out. i was lucky not to crash. do it yourself.
- oh, and an account at sommers and fedex.