The Gear: 2021-2024 Trip (2-Up on a 700cc Motorcycle)



Note: We are not sponsored by any of the vendors or suppliers below. We choose to put the brand name of the gear we carry and use for the future benefit of others who may be interested, and for our own reference. Everyone’s situation is different, and what is important to one person may not be to another. You may find that we have a lot of “stuff” packed on this heavily-laden motorcycle. Or you may think we are traveling comparatively light. Bear in mind that we are two people, living for multiple years with this bike as our home. We do not have support vehicles or crew following us.


2021 Yamaha 700 Tenere

Yamaha 700 Tenere


  • Yamaha GYT-R skidplate, with storage box
  • Barkbuster handguards
  • Rally Raid top bridge for GPS mounting
  • Garmin Zumo XT GPS
  • Oxford Heaterz Heated Grips
  • Powerlet outlet for charging/air compressor
  • Holan Pannier Racks and Nomada Expedition Panniers
  • Holan Rear Rack>
  • Rotopax 1 gallon water container with locking mount
  • Rally Raid Heavy Duty Rear Shock Spring
  • Camel High-mount Front Fender Kit
  • Small LED Turn Signals
  • Kriega US-5 Side Storage Pouches
  • Yamaha WR450 Foot Pegs
  • Touratech 0.75 liter auxiliary fuel container
  • Bicycle Bottle Cages and Drink Bottles (2)
  • Yamaha GYT-R Engine Guards
  • Wolfman Expedition Tank Bag with Rain Cover
  • USB Outlets
  • Foam Air Filter

Camping Gear:

  • MSR Hubba Hubba 2 Tent with Rainfly and Footprint
  • Sierra Designs BackCountry Bed sleeping bags
  • Exped Downmat 9LW sleeping mats
  • Cocoon Mummyliners
  • Exped Inflatable Pillow and Covers
  • REI Flexlite chairs
  • Head Torches (2)
  • SnowPeak Giga Stove
  • Toaks titanium utinsels and mugs
  • Cooking Pot, Pan, 2 Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Small Plastic Cutting Board
  • 2 Dinner Plates
  • Aeropress Coffee Maker, Grinder and Filters
  • SteriPen Water Purifier
  • Dish sponge and Dish Soap
  • PackTowl hand and bath towels
  • Laundry Line
  • Torch (Flashlight)


Pat’s Clothing:

  • UnderAmour t-shirts (1 long sleeve and 3 short sleeve)
  • NorthFace convertible cargo pants
  • NorthFace fleece pullover
  • SmartWool socks (2 pr for riding boots; 1 pr for street shoes)
  • UnderArmour briefs (3 pr)
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Merrill trail shoes (Trainers)
  • Outdoor Research floppy hat
  • Swim Trunks
  • Flip Flops
  • FroggToggs rain suit (for when I’m off the bike)
  • Beanie cap
  • Buff head scarf (multiple uses)(x2)
  • Toiletries
  • Meds Bag


Diana’s Clothing:

  • UnderAmour t-shirts (2 long sleeve and 2 short sleeve)
  • Cargo pants
  • Leggings (2)
  • SmartWool socks (2 pr for riding boots; 2 pr for street shoes)
  • Underwear (4 pr)
  • Sports Bra (2)
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Patagonia Puffy Jacket
  • Outdoor Research Floppy Hat
  • Buff Beanie
  • Trainers
  • Flip Flops
  • Buff head scarf (multiple uses)(x2)
  • Swimsuit
  • Sarong Wrap
  • Tyvek Windbreaker
  • Toiletries
  • Meds Bag


Pat’s Riding Gear:

  • Klim Badlands Pro jacket and pants
  • Shoei NeoTech modular helmet
  • Alpinestars gloves (waterproof cold-weather)
  • Klim Adventure gloves (everyday)
  • Forma Adventure boots
  • Sena SMH10 bluetooth headset


Diana’s Riding Gear:

  • Klim Altitude jacket and pants
  • Shoei NeoTech modular helmet
  • Alpinestars gloves
  • Forma Adventure boots
  • Sena SMH10 bluetooth headset


Miscellaneous Gear:

  • Passports, Documents (Motorcycle Title, Insurance, Entrance Permits, etc)
  • Delorme Inreach 2-way communicator
  • Laptop in Waterproof Dry Bag
  • iPad
  • Chargers, Cords, and International Adapters
  • Point-and-Shoot Camera
  • Cell Phone
  • Reading Glasses
  • Sun Glasses
  • GorillaPod camera tripod
  • Bike Cover
  • Kickstand Pad
  • Mechanix work gloves (can serve as another pair of riding gloves in a pinch)
  • Latex Gloves (2pr)
  • Bear Grylls mini backpack (packs tiny; use for misc trips about town and laundry day)
  • Ratchet strap tiedowns (2)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Toilet Paper
  • Large Plastic Trash Bags (2)
  • Rubber Door Stop
  • Pens
  • Compass
  • Cable Lock
  • Disc Lock
  • Helmet Locks (2)



  • Oil filter
  • Spark plugs (2)
  • Inner tubes (2)
  • Tire patch kit
  • Clutch cable
  • Master link for chain
  • Supply of spare nuts and bolts


Tool kit:

  • Basic Hand Tools
  • MotionPro Mini Tool Kit
  • MotionPro T-handle hex wrench (4,5,6mm)
  • MotionPro T-handle socket wrench (8,10,12mm)
  • Leatherman Tool
  • Small Volt/Ohm Meter
  • Tire Levers
  • CyclePump Air Compressor
  • BuddyTow Tow Strap
  • Tube of Gasket Sealer
  • Epoxy Putty
  • Duct tape and Zip ties (if it can’t be fixed with these and a rock, you’re gonna be there a while)


As with the last trip, after the first year or so on the road, we will update this list with reviews of our gear, and discuss what worked well, what didn’t, and what we’ve added, changed, or modified.