After searching and reading every equipment list I could find, here is the list of everything that I am taking on my journey. I will include pictures of the equipment pre and post loading once I have everything ready. Oh… and how do I fit all this crap on one bike… good question 🙂

Basic Bike and Gear
2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Spare bike key (2)
Helmet – Nolan 103
anti-fog spray
Aerostich Darien riding suit
Hiking boots
Hot and cold gloves
Wet weather overboots
Ear plugs

Ortlieb waterproof backpack
Micatech Panniers
Wolf Tank Bag
Marsee soft tailbag
Rok straps
Camelbak 100oz pouch

Personal Gear
Bathing suit
Butterfly chair
Aerostich fleece jacket
4 x microfiber Shirts
4 x underwear
4 x pairs of socks
thermal underwear
Travel bath towel
Sleeping bag
Single Blade folding Knife
Petzl Head Torch
Travel Pillow
Shaving cream
Money clip
Daily vitamin pill (48)
Water bottle with filter
UV water purifier

Medical Kit
Box bandaids
Latex gloves
1 roll stretch bandage
Immodium tablets
Malarone (anti-malarial)
Antiseptic cream
Sunscreen (SPF 30)
Insect Repellant 95% DEET
Lip sun block
Quikclot pack (2)

Bike stuff / Tools
Box wrenches in sizes 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 19mm
Sockets in the same sizes
A 3/8″ rachet drive
A 6″ (150mm) 3/8″ drive wobble extension
A 4: (100mm) 1/4″ drive wobble extension
A 3/8″ to 1/4″ drive adaptor
Allen wrenches in sizes: 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8
Torx sockets in sizes: T20, T25, T27, T30, T40, T45, T50 and T55
A 6″ pair of needle nosed Vicegrips
A 4″ pair of diagonal cutters
A nice Snap-On screwdriver handle
Phillips screwdriver blades in sizes #1, 2 and 3
Flat screwdriver blades in 3/16″, 1/4″ and 5/16″
0.15mm and 0.3mm feeler gauges
An 8″ Crescent wrench
The stock BMW sparkplug tool
A BMW spark-plug cap puller
An Al Jesse oil filter wrench
Kathy’s Sport Tool pouch
Grille guard
thin walled spark plug wrench
Skid plate & center stand plate
Duct Tape
Electrical tape
Loctite (small tube)
Epoxy glue
Flat-head/Phillips reversible screwdriver
Allen keys (metric)
Odyssey PC625 battery
Air filter spare
Oil filter spare
Fastway F5 foot pegs
Clutch cable spare x 1
Spark plugs x 2
Headlight guard
Puncture Repair Kit
Spare Front tire
Spare Rear tire
Tire pump or CO2 canister
JB Quick Weld
XLong windshield
Tyre levers (big)
Kaoko throttle control
Synthetic Oil
Cockpit cover/gear lever /brake lever /handlebar risers
Electrical cable wire
Electrical connectors
PC-8 and 50A relay
Selection of nuts, bolts, screws, washers
Selection of Zip ties


Owner’s manual (on iPad)
Document Pouch
Full Driver’s Licence
USA Title Certificate
International Health Cert – Vaccinations
Personal Health Insurance
Bike Insurance Cert
USA Vehicle Registration
Photocopies of above; on SD card
Medicine Prescriptions
Business Cards

Photo Equip
Camera Nikon D200 & Coolpix S60
Battery chargers (2)
Camera battery x 2 (EN-EL10 & EN-EL3)
4GB CP flash drive (2) & 8GB SD card (1)
Soft Case Camera case

Central America maps
South America maps
Mexico map and GPS
Declination Chart
Mechanical Pencil
Garmin Zumo 660 GPS & maps

Electronics – Information Storage
iPad & case
Samsung netbook
iPod Nano (5th gen)
Headphones (earbud)
SPOT II sat locator
Drift HD170 Motorcycle camera
Blackberry & charger
Samsung flip phone & charger
16GB USB drive
8GB SD card
USB SD card reader
universal travel plug kit


3 Responses to Equipment

  1. Nick Faries says:

    What’s the fake business cards for? Pick up material in the bar? “Yeah, really, I’m THAT Bill Gates..”

  2. Melanie and Jo-D says:

    Hey Brett! Keeping up with you…glad we found you, it’s got to be better than roofing for the Heffernans 🙂

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