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Old 20 Aug 2004
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spares for North Africa

Hi,
I'm off for 2 months on a 2003 Ad 640. 5000 miles on the clock, just beedn serviced and ready to go. Does anybody recommednations for spares I should take with me (apart from tubes and stuff... I mean specifically for the KTM),

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I would consider taking some engine oil if you really want to continue using fully synthetic - in Morocco only car oil was available which I had to resort too.

I would also pack a supply of the Magura oil for the hydraulic clutch. When mine leaked in London getting the stuff was impossible so who knows what the situation would be in Africa?

I would also check some of the wiring before you go to check there are no bare wires - my speedo, indicators & brake light blew and no amount of messing with the fuses would fix it.

Apart from that enjoy!
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Hi,

Ah, getting it serviced just before you is generally not a good idea. If whoever serviced it cocked anything up you may be far from help when it goes wrong.

Check everything has been done properly : oil level, air filter replaced ok etc.

I suggest you put loads of miles on it quickly to make sure all is ok.

Who will service it when you´re on the road?

I have a list of what I have with me on
www.fowb.co.uk under:
Bike -> Tools & Spares -> Spares

I´d suggest the most important are:

- spark plug
- split link for the chain.
- brake and clutch levers
- front and rear brake pads

check everything fits before you go.

- i had the wrong clutch lever and spark plug given to me by my dealer.

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Apologies if this is too obvious a tip: I fit all my spares before I leave, using the tools I carry with me, and carry the replaced parts as my spares (assuming they're in good condition). That way, I know all my spares fit and what tools I need to fit them.

I also carry out my own servicing, so I know how to do it, and then I've only one person to blame if I've messed something up.

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