Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Getting Ready

My first recorded ride is going to be the TWAT, which is the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail. We are getting ready to leave on the afternoon of 8/12/11.  I will be riding a 08' KLR 650. It is pretty much bone stock. The previous owner had it lowered so I did raise it back up to stock height and it could use a set of tires but they will get me through the rest of the riding season. I added aluminum panniers, tail bag, crash bar with highway pegs (on order), tank bag, 12v outlet, and a Sargent seat. The one item I am looking forward to getting is the throttle lock. It is different than any other one I have seen, yet it is so simple that I am surprised no one has come up with it earlier. I also will be using a Lowrance H2Oc GPS for mapping the trails.

I will post a complete packing list one of these days.