Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Finally leaving

Well the day has come when all our planning and coordination is put to the test, we will be going on our trip starting the 15th of may, my friend are Husain Ashkanani, and Ali Al-Bairami. You can follow our progress on

We Will be Launching from Kuwait towers on Friday gathering at 4:30 pm , and moving at 5:00 towards the southern border. Some of the event's footage will definitely be uploaded for all to see.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Back lites

To enhance the safety of the ride , and to make sure the guy behind me stops in time I have installed LED lights on the rear of the bike that are on as running lights and flash for 5 seconds when I apply the brakes, you can go to to see the different products. Click here to see a video demonstration.

As you can see it was installed on a license plate bracket, and does not interfere with the panniers, the wiring was connected to the rear brake and running lights of the bike, and since they are LEDs they don't take much current, and did not effect the GS electrical system.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Handlebar Extenders

One of the first Modifications I did was to extend the handlebar, however I mad a grave mistake when I purchased the extensions. These handlebar extensions are sold on ebay for 289.99 US $ however if you go to you will find the same pair for 69 GBP which come to around 89.91 US $, which means I payed 200 $ more than it is worth.

Although I have see bidders on ebay pay for things thay can get directly for less, I didn't search this particular item to know that I could have baught it for much less. So the lesson of the day is always make a check on the net of the price of an item before you place your bid on ebay.

This extension looks like it is part of the bike and brings the handlebar 20 mm higher and 40 mm close, in the picture you can compare the original with the extension.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Round and Round

OK OK OK , I haven't written any thing for a while, and the reason is that I have been spending my time planning my Round the World Trip, yes my friends I finally intend to circumnavigate the globe and have been planning this for the past 3 months, with plenty left to do.

The trip is expected to take between 110 and 120 days starting on the 2nd of MAY 2009 (Inshalla) this is the amount of time I can afford at the moment. So far I have two friends who stated that they will be joining me on this trip, which helps with distributing the planning activities amongst all of us. I have purchased a new 2008 R1200GS adventure for the trip although now I think it would have been a better idea to have bought my friend's used 2004 R1200GS, for about half the price I would have more money for the trip. Oh well you can't plan everything and now since I have already spent the money for the new bike, and the fact that the resale value for an adventure here is low, I have decided to stay with it, especially that it has many good features for traveling and not much should go wrong with a new bike.

I will be mentionening in future posts what I am doing to prepare for the trip including what I am doing to the Motorcycle to get it prepared for that journey of a lifetime.

Welcome to my Journals......

Ever since I have been traveling on two wheels I haven't written any thing down regarding where I went, who I saw, or how I did it.

Most of my travels are with friend who I thank for letting me tag along, learn, and grow.

This journal will have two aspects the first a record of my future travels, and maybe some back dated ones. And the other will be my thoughts about traveling on a motorcycle, what gear I have tried, and what methods I feel are the best for traveling.

Please feel free to drop me a note regarding motorcycle travel, I will be happy to reply.