Our motorcycle experience has started in Europe. So, We didn’t know what we really need it. After travel 3.5 months in Europe We went to Turkey to get ready our motorcycles to Africa trip.
What did we change on Honda CRF 250L motorcycle? How much did we pay to modify our motorcycles?
Window: We had it in Turkey from “GP Kompozit“ and paid 45 Euro for two motorcycles in front screen.
Seat: It is one of the most important think if you want to ride everyday or many km. in a day. We changed seat in Turkey and paid 100 EURO for two CRF 250 L. We got it from “Motosay“
Tires: We made 20.000 km with original IRC tires. We were riding most of time on the asphalt in Europe. When we have changed to our road to Africa We started to look a new tires, which one is best for all roads. After all searched and told people who has experience for Africa We decided Heidenau K60. We bought in Holland and carried to Turkey and changed there. We paid 100 Euro for a pair of tires.
Inner tube: We will hit a lot of of road in Africa We knew that. And we don`t want to problem with out inner tubes. So, We bought ultra heavy-duty inner tubes and paid 40 Euro for a pair of them.
Motorcycle leg: Honda CRF 250L has a little problem with leg when you put bags. Of course motorcycle goes down and leg gets too long. Her father helped us to have big leg pad. We are so happy to have it now.
Hand Protection: We need to protect our clutch and breaks and of course our hands. We bought in a website and paid 30 Euro for each pair.
Side Metals: Side metals are so expensive in Europe. We traveled in Europe without side bags because she said that it is so cheap in Turkey. We bought side metals from “Aydin Kardesler“ and paid 50 Euro for each motorcycle.
USB Charger: It is working really well to charge your phone, Go-pro, camera…. But don`t buy Chinese’s one because break very quick on the road. We bought from Louis and paid 25 Euro.
Phone Keeper: We don`t have GPS. We used maps.me from phone to find our way. That`s why we bought a phone keeper in Turkey and paid 15 Euro.