Prepping and Ready to Go!

Prepping a bike takes lot of time before a ride! There is a limit to what  one can take on a bike, no matter which one is it, even if it’s with a trailer at back! The Multistrada has been enough for me on all of my rides, however this time there was a catch. I was carrying a tripod and a slider as well! Whether they will come in real handy on the trip was another matter. The immediate task was to figure out if and how can it be carried since they are fragile. However, I finally did manage to get all that stuff onto the bike (see the very end of this post). Everything was done in the basement of the Best Western Stellar Hotel, which was in central Sydney and provided for a great and secure location to work on the bike.

The Multistrada was also fitted up with aftermarket accessories like frame sliders, crash guard, radiator guard, water pump guard and an oil cooler guard. Now to the photos.

Here I am on the second day of landing in Sydney working on the bike in the basement. Everyday used toe nd at 1 or 2 AM in the morning. It was all work work work before the ride! Here I am with the partly stickered bike, putting the logos of the motorcycling clubs in India who were supporting me and this ride. Taking them around a whole , even if symbolically, was something  that I always wanted to as a gesture of thanks for doing their bit for the Indian motorcycling fraternity. And of course I needed their support as well!

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The Indian flag in the middle! With all the countries that I have done so far, not necessarily on Ducatis only! The one country’s flag that is missing is Ireland.

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I just love that FOTOS number plate. Thanks to Fraser Motorcycles for arranging that on short notice! Makes me feel the bike is personal and mine, even though I would have to return it like always! (Or maybe steal it :D ).

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The rear top case. This will carry a camera bag with all the chargers etc. And the Alienware MX14 laptop.

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Thanks again to Revzilla for providing for a few electronics needed for the ride!

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The auxiliary lights will come in handy on long riding days which will turn into nights and increase my chances of spotting Wombats, Kangaroos and other forms of life, which can effectively end my trip. Yes they are THAT dangerous.

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The bigger stand base should provide more stability to the overloaded MTS.

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These barkbusters serve as additional protection in case of a fall (god forbid~!)

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Isnt that a fantastic mouse!

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This lappy has got 16Gigs of RAM!

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Even the MTS is eyeing it!

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Maybe the MTS is reflecting on where its other siblings have been and where it will be!

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All ready and decked up!

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The biker is ready!

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Into the unknown!

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