looking to hear from those who have done the trip from north america down to ushuaia.
hoping to get the three: the bike, equpitment (rider), and mods (bike). interested in creative suggestions, but doesnt cost major $$$. not looking to cut any major corners on quality (thinking about clothe protection). i am hoping to keep the three, cost no more then US$10grand. (total)
for time, this isnt really an issue, could take 6 months, maybe 8, doesnt really matter, but money does.
planning on camping (i actually enjoy this way of life) as much as possible to help keep the cost down.
am hoping to live on a us$1000/month (thats food, petrol, odds and ends) too little? not enough? unrealistic?
what other costly things have i forgotten about? shipping around the gap? was kinda thinking about driving down and back again, ya i know that its a long way (a really long way), but have always wanted to. so i am interested to hear from those who have, and can/will offer some insight on what i am thinking about.
havent bought anything as of yet, still checking prices to see if i can swing it this year.
for the bike:
was thinking about a second hand ktm 640 adventure, low klicks/ milage, (between 2003-07).
- would have to get the suspension set up (im rather a tall/big guy, something like $8-$900),
- a decent seat.
- maybe ali panniers (but i travel pretty light)
- heated grips
-would have to get new stuff, me old stuff, is, um... old.
-boots (moto cross or others?)
-body armor (if the jacket and pants doesnt already come with)
-new textile jacket
-new textile pants (but as i am tall will be interesting if i can find something that will fit that doesnt cost a small fortune)
-helmet, thinking of arai xd3.
what do you think?
*where would be good places in canada to look for second hand adventures?*
thanks for your time