Security for the Solo Biker in Africa
I'm planning on travelling through Africa, down the East Coast. Can't wait, but I've got a nagging worry about bike security. I guess I'm worried that the one thing (short of serious harm to myself) that could bring the trip to a crashing halt would be the bike being stolen. Also, it won't be as easy without someone to keep an eye on the bike (at borders etc) when paperwork etc is being sorted out. I've read the books, but I'd welcome any ideas or experiences anyone has.
I know bike crime is a big problem here (my Transalp was finally nicked in Aberdeen recently after repeated attempts), and the things you do here to stop theft probably apply equally out there.
That said, I'd like to open the floor to any and all suggestions, tips and ideas on how to avoid bike theft when solo touring. No suggestion too simple or obvious! Let the HUBB speak.