2009 IBR BIKE PREP
This is the bike I plan to use in the rally. This was taken way back when it was still shiny.
The IBR is ALL about time. Ya gotta have a good timing system.
A solidly mounted GPS is very important! That's a Streetpilot by Garmin. It has a color screen. Both Black AND white.
There is very little time to take care of the essentials while on the 'Butt, So... I have packed plenty of Oil. It is a Harley after all. Note the special tool to remove the transmission sprocket.
And speaking of tools, the green box is full of them. Plus a few that would not fit. And, don't forget the battery. Ya' never know how long the stock one will last. And at least one roll of duct tape.
REAL BIKE PREP
Enough of the jokes, here is the real bike prep pics.
My bike, prepped and ready to go.
GPS, tank bag and some water. Notice the drink tubes for drinking water while moving.
A Valentine One radar detector. This lets me know when I am getting a ticket. Hope that won't happen.
Water bottles with drink tubes. Surprisingly, keeping them down here near the engine actualy is the coolest spot for them.
A five gallon fuel cell on the back seat. This can give me a total range of over 400 miles.
Another shot of the fuel cell. And the sheepskin to keep my cool, warm and dry, depending on the weather.