During the past weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time to prepare the BMW and myself for the journey.

Since I’ll be traveling with lots of camera equipment and my 15 ” notebook, it was important for me that all my gear can be locked in boxes, to be protected from nosy eyes and snatchers.

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The 70l aluminum top case has been reinforced and is removable and lockable. The box will be filled to about 2/3 with a tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad and provides extra storage space for the motorcycle jacket and gloves while I’ll be exploring points of interest. Also it will be conveniant ro have a bit of space for groceries and other purchases.

The tank bag will hold my camera gear. It can easily be taken off the bike and used as a shoulder bag. I’m currently working to convert the tank bag into a backpack.

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The crash bars and the skid plate will protect the bike against damage in case of an accident. For ergonomics, I mounted 30mm handlebar risers and lowered footrests. The BMW comfort-seat will replace the originall torture bench, on which I certainly would not be able to make the tour. For better visibility there are two additional headlights and various reflectors.

Finally I will put some tour-stickers onto the panniers which are kindly provided by odd Bad Kreuznach.