Paul In Australia Posted December 28, 2009 Share Posted December 28, 2009 Hi I am just about to embark on a 3500 mile journey on my 1200RT in what could only be described as desert in the middle of Summer. I have done this before in the same location - it was hot and uncomfortable. I have a BMW Airlow suit and BMW 5 helmet, Airflow gloves , LDU shorts and sweat wicking t shirts. Tinted visor on the helmet. Also Spot messenger. No GPS as not yet convinced I need one. nearly bought one yesterday, but just can't get myself over the line. I f I bought one it would be either the Zumo 660 or Zumo 550. Thoughts? I am looking for tips people might have to: 1. keep cool 2. Hydrate 3. Prepare gear 4. prepare bike 5. Conserve tyres. Normally run at F36 R 42 I intend to make this fun this time instead of hard work. The average day temps will be 99F to 110F( maybe a day or so higher, hopefully not). Does anyone use a camel back on an RT? Is it worth the investment? Any thoughts on the above or any other point that will affect the ride would be greatly appreciated. I plan on spending about 6 days on the ride, possibly 7. Due to location, the first days will be 750 miles each. best regards PCH Link to comment
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