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Old 6 Nov 2006
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WANTED - Travel 'Equipment' for BMW F650GS Dakar

Hi,

I'm going trans-africa soon and need to equip my 2006 F650GS Dakar for the trip.

Ideally, i would like to buy the following second-hand equipment:

> Aluminium Panniers (Zega or equivalent, 35 and 41 litre) & Rack
> GPS Unit (Garmin, etc) & bracket
> 39l tank conversion and/or 10l jerry can for spare fuel
> Satellite Phone
> Centre stand
> Front fork dust guards
> Larger, grippier footpegs (touratech or equivalent)
> Tank bag with map holder
> Fairing crashbars & Engine guard
> Any F650GS spares (cables/filters/levers/bulbs/fork seals/brake pads/tubes/spokes+nipples/bearings/fuel line/plugs/knobblies/etc)

> I will also consider buying camping equipment, and anything else you think i'll find useful for the trip - i.e. stove, tent, and so on.

I live in London UK, but can travel to collect if not 'too' far.

If you have ANY of this gear... pls drop a note to "nikmellor(at)hotmail(dot)com", or call me on 07841 498 388.

...thanks, Nik
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Don't bother with a satellite phone - just use an unlocked mobile and buy local SIM cards. Use the money saved to buy a nice sounding end-can for the bike (that's what I did)

I'm off around Africa on Saturday and also have 2006 Dakar....I wouldn't bother with the larger tank - much too expensive and you will hardly need it. (depending on your route)

I got most of my stuff from e-bay and people selling on this site. Don't forget to check the european-wide box when searching on e-bay - lots of goodies from Germany.

Good luck getting equipped,

Martin
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Thanks

Thanks for the tips Martin - I like the mibile phone trick... i'll use that !

And about the large tank, i'm thinking the same... not really worth it as it's too expensive, so i'll prepare jerry cans, or even those light, red coloured, plastic fuel containers that can hang off the back until they're needed (as i did in South America with no problems).

What route are you taking ? I'd be interested to hear how you're getting on...

Good luck and enjoy the ride amigo ! .. i have to wait till March, i'm jealous ..

Nik
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route

My route is down the western side...Mor, Mau, Mal, B.Faso, Gha, Tog, Ben, Nig, Cam, Gab, Con, DRC?, Ang, Nam, SA. or something like that.
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touratech rack

I have a touratech rack that I took off my F650 funduro (I don't know if it is different for the GS) that I am going to sell if you are interested. I live in central London and you can ring me on 078 1300 5152.

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