Well that makes two of us then! Good luck with it. Do you ever worry about taking a bike from 1991 over such a distance? Mine is brand new in comparison and it does worry me now and again, especially as they aren't an altogether common bike
Let me know if anyone else here fancies a two week tour at some point.
Not really. I've done all of the general maintenance stuff....valve clearances, oil changes, carbs overhauled, front forks stripped and resealed, brake lines renewed, callipers overhauled, brake pads renewed, tyres replaced and fuel tank cleaned and coated inside. Nearly forgot, new fuel pump and all fuel hoses and all bulbs. The Battery is two years old and is on a smart charger if it's going to sit for more than a week. The wiring harness and connecters have been thoroughly checked and repaired as required. The chain has done 20,000km in two years with a Scott oiler since the beginning and isn't showing any signs of wear. The gearbox can be clunky if rushed and it's far from silent, but I've ridden old BMW's with worse transmissions and they just went on and on.....and on !
So, unless I'm unlucky, the only thing that could go without warning is an electronic component, like the Ignition system.... ?
Well that's maybe what a good insurance policy's for...
When I was very much younger I used to ride out with a group and we were all laden down with all manner of tools and spare parts, just in case a big end failed on the huge trip from Glasgow to Loch Lomond.
This of course, was before the idea of methodically checking our machines beforehand sunk into our skulls.
And yes, someone's big end did go, and we had to hang about Anniesland Cross for a couple of hours while a Villiers engine had a crank swap at the side of the road.... then the rain started.