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    Default CT to Kenya on a LKR650 - HELP

    So my brother is taking the cruiser from CT to kenya and I want to follow on a KLR. I have done my planning but would like some feedback from other bikers.

    We plan to do mozambique, malawi, tanzania, Kenya. distance 7000km and then ship both vehicles back to CT from Mombassa.

    So far these are my costs (I have all the camping kit and all my stuff will go in the cruiser so I can travel with nothing on the bike)

    These are my costs in SA rand.
    Fuel 3.5l / 100km @ (R12 per liter)
    3500
    Bike depreciation or insurance exess
    3000
    Shipping (my contribution)
    1000
    Boarder Costs
    Mozam
    200
    Tanzan
    600
    Malawi
    300
    Kenya
    320
    Parks fees - 4 days & 8 days
    Tanzania ($40 entry & $20 per day)
    1000
    Kenya ($40 entry & $20 per day)
    2000
    Other
    malaria drugs
    140
    insurance for 3 months (bad rate)
    1600
    Tanzan visa
    200
    vaxinations
    800
    Carnet du passage
    2200
    Food
    2500
    campsite fees
    1500
    Flight home
    6000
    26860
    kit
    body armour
    1500
    helmet
    have
    knee braces
    have
    Jacket
    have
    Pants
    1500
    MX pants
    600
    MX top
    300
    Gloves
    have
    Boots (SIDI)
    have
    2 spare tyres
    spare shock
    what other spares should I take?


    The MX kit is to ride in when its too hot. bare in mind its mid summer through mozam and kenya so its gonna be hot. I only have my lerners so insurance is expensive but you need 3rd party to get into most of the countries.

    Any feed back would be helpfull.

    thanks
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    donno why the prices ended up all the way on the other side of the page. sorry
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    Kidney belt ?

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    Just e few quick ones:

    chain lube
    Q20
    Chain & sprockets
    ducktape
    silicone sealer
    Spare cables (made up upfront)
    Spare tube
    Tyre spanners (lots of grease for the elbows)
    A beautifull girl to massage your backside after every day's riding
    Aim for the warm water spa's along the way, summer or not, believe me you will appreciate it.
    Ps. MX helmet is not much fun when it rains, and believe me it will. it always does and in that part of the world it rains hard.
    have fun and don't argue with the border guards, and yes they will check your third party papers at the roadblocks.
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    What is the total cost of shipping the vehicles back and who is doing it?
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    1. I have an hjc flip face helmet aswell.
    2. Thanks for the kit lis
    3. have a few shipping quotes from a contact at LCCSA will post more details when I have them.
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    I need to get insurance, I called outsurance for there out in africa package and its expensive, my houshold insurance (alexander forbes) will not insure in kenya & tanzania.
    who do I call?
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    motor oil
    oil filter
    air filter preferably foam filter, the washable type
    air filter oil

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinfloyd View Post
    I need to get insurance, I called outsurance for there out in africa package and its expensive, my houshold insurance (alexander forbes) will not insure in kenya & tanzania.


    who do I call?
    Apex - 0861 046 046

    Don't know what their teritorial limits are, but their rates on off-road bikes are pretty reasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kfxnando View Post
    motor oil
    oil filter
    air filter preferably foam filter, the washable type
    air filter oil
    My son did quite a bit of quad racing, and we found that the foam type filters were very feable. They don't filter properly and they also don't have decent airflow.

    I made an adapter and then fitted a paper filiment type. Power was up, fuel consumption down and the intake pipe was clean.

    Have a look at a AG333. Small enough to carry 10 of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justinfloyd View Post
    So my brother is taking the cruiser from CT to kenya and I want to follow on a KLR.
    Hi Justin,

    Nothing against the KLR you are going to use for this trip as I am a GS fan, but an interessting trip report with a couple of references to KLR's and overlanding.

    Might be a good read even if you feel that the KLR is totally up to it.

    Check out : http://www.bmwmotorrad.co.za/lifesty...lay.asp?Id=572

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    Interesting, but probably a bit biased being on that web site and definitly one mans oponion. I have heard nothing but good reports on the KLR. In one test of all the 650's including the Dakar the KLR came out tops in every catogery except looks which as I recall was won by the Honda.

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    Just my trickle in the puddle.

    Myself and a mate went on a similar trip, but on two Honda XR's. They are air cooled, when the temperature got nice and high (the highest we got at the time was 50 degrees C it was on CNN that night) the water cooled bikes, we ran into 3 different bikes on and off during our trip, all overheated, one even had a modified oil cooler added. They got stuck under the trees waiting for their bikes to cool down.

    Our Honda's performed very well, we were sucking cold ones while the other blokes were still on the road, and that after they had to leave early in the morning to avoid the most heat.

    My point being, make sure that your cooling system is up to 200%. I am not lying if I am sying that we could hear the fuel bubble in our tanks and the oil was boiling in the frame. The conditions is just different than what we are used to.
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    Thanks guys, yah i have read that article, i get my bmw mororad newsletters every month ,

    I am doing the trip under guite special cercumstances, my bike will have no luggage (except me) on it, and we will only be doing about 300km a day (or 600 so we can relax for a day or two) the cruiser has no aircon so we will all need a brak during mid day, and I will be able to tow tha bike with the cruiser (moidfied front bike axle attached to the towbar)
    all things to be taken into consideration.

    To be honest my first chioce woudl be a honda africa twin and then a 650 dakar but there both out of my buget, a good 06-07 klr sells for about 30k to 38k and can be sold for the same price irespective milage.
    so klr it is.
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    Default Justin

    Get hold of cross country insurance. Have excfellent coverage for africa

    Also tan visa is 100 dollars now. So adjust accordingly.

    rest looks good.

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