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Pre- S.American Tour Bike Check

Hi All,

I am planning a fairly extensive tour of S America in August and September - I will probably ride for 6-8 weeks and cover up to 10,000km. I will be riding two up. I have just ordered a Chicane Tank Bag and Tail Bag and also have the two system hard cases.

Given that the BMW garage here in Sao Paulo is full of a**holes, I would prefer to present them with a list of checks that they should do and would be grateful for suggestions. The bike has covered 19,000km but is like new and has hardly been used. I have just replaced the tires with new metzlers and just changed the oil.

I was thinking of the following:

Battery - check and replace if more than 3 years old/showing signs of problems
change oil and air filter
check all fluid levels
check shocks and forks
check bulbs?

Any other suggestions?

I am also thinking of getting an intercom system so I can chat to my girlfriend - any suggestions that I can order from the web - (we have arai helmets) also, how do these work when using earplugs (I guess not very well!!) - suggestions for places to purchase earplugs as well much appreciated.

Also, if any member is thinking of replacing their GPS and wants to sell their old one, please let me know - I would need a gps which can cover S. America.

Thanks to all in advance

James
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