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Desert for first time on wr

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Hi

I know u north american dudes do a lot a desert ridding

I need some good advices on equip and spare parts to take

I'm gonna go Marrocos and will be doing like 200km a day in rocks desert mainly and some sand also.

Every thing u guys think i'm gonna need please say so

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I do a lot of dunes here in Chile. I would say first DO NOT go alone:crazy: ... I have in my back-pack:

tire repair spray can, a chain master link, zip-ties, sun-block, plenty of water (some water treatment tablets are a good idea also), an over-size fuel tank , GPS and spare batteries, cell or satellite phone, emergency lights and torchs, waterproof matches. If you dónt want to mind for flat tires:foul: , go for BIB-Moose inserts, they work well as long as you do not high speed for long periods of time....:censored:

Good luck in your trip.

Sergio:ride:

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K thanks a lot for the tips

I'm gonna be followed by jeeps not gonna be alone

I'm more concerned about the bike and prep or mods i have to do, like sprockets, chain... probbably will have to change oil and filters there also

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K thanks a lot for the tips

I'm gonna be followed by jeeps not gonna be alone

I'm more concerned about the bike and prep or mods i have to do, like sprockets, chain... probbably will have to change oil and filters there also

get bridgestone heavy duty 4 mill tubes front and back and then slim the tubes once installed. this will significantly reduce flat tires.

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and then slim the tubes once installed. this will significantly reduce flat tires.

I´m interested...... I´m a spanish speaker, ¿what do you mean with "slim the tubes"?:censored: . Thanks

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he means "slime the tube." It's the green liquid that sprays into the tube to plug any holes when they occur.

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he means "slime the tube." It's the green liquid that sprays into the tube to plug any holes when they occur.

O.K., got it. ¡¡The difference that a letter makes!!:ride: Good idea, will give it a try...:censored:

Thanks a lot.

Sergio

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Since you will have some chase vehicles tagging along with you you'll be able to pack everything you need and then some. When I ride down in Baja we'll do some fairly long distance rides (200-500km's per day). Get the biggest Camelback type backpack you can find and also get a tool belt.

In my backpack I'll carry an extra set of goggles and gloves. Carry some sort of light weight jacket if you're not already riding with a jacket on. Make sure to carry a lighter and a flash light. Pack some food like PowerBars. Pack zip ties!! I'll put in a few different sizes, from small to very large. You'd be suprised what you can fix with them in an emergency. Carry an assortment on nuts and bolts, and I always carry spare levers and a shifter. Just buy the cheap ones. Of course pack tools!! It doesn't take a whole tool box, but make sure you pack enough wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers. Also take tire irons and a tire pump. I use the pump that is a combo hand pump/Co2 pump. Don't forget a Schrader stem valve remover. Bring an extra set of jets, I had a pilot jet that somhow got plugged up and I couln't get it unplugged. If you're chase vehicles have enough room, pack a set of tires. Once in San Felipe a guy I was riding with lost all the tread on his tire while riding on the highway. Luckily we foung a tire shop down there that happened to have a Dunlop 739, slightly used for 5 dollars!! It only cost a six pack of Tecate to have it mounted. JB Weld is handy to have, I cracked my clutch cover down there and I was able to patch it up.

Most importantly, have fun!:censored:

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Thanks guys

A question what is the "Schrader stem valve remover"?

I pack some extra tires but im not bery good at changing them, any advice to make it easyer?

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By the way what kind of maintnance should i do during and before i go there.

What bike parts will have more wearing?

Never done Bajas so it's gonna be a wild adventure

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By the way i think my butt myth be in danger to.

Because it will be like 200km a day for 2 weeks

Any helpfull advice without having to change the seat?

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