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My Ticket To Ride

The Workshop

Regular maintenance is important to keep the bikes going and to keep us traveling. We do most of the maintenance ourselves. Not only to save money but also to improve our relationships with the bikes. They just need some TLC now and then. If they don't get it they will ask for it. Most of the work can literally be done anywhere, like tire and oil changes. For other jobs we try to find a nice place to work on the bikes so we are out of the rain/sun and the dust. Valve clearances, clutchplate exchange and mounting new JT Drivechains and Sprockets are jobs we prefer to do inside. It is important to be as comfortable as possible. Bike positioning, seats on both sides of the bike and good light are essential. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig has been a good guide in having the right mindset to start a job. Azure has learned fast and is very self sufficient in maintaining her Transalp. Whenever we need a big job done we tend to run into the right people to help us out with space to work, specific tools or tons of experience working on bikes. Nice how the universe comes together like that...

Spare Parts take up a lot of space too but it is nice to be able

to get your bike running again when you have a breakdown.


Front Tire Tube (fits both bikes)

Rear Tire Tube (fits both bikes)

CDI (Transalp)

Regulator/Rectifier (fits both bikes)

Fuel Pump Repair Kit

Clutch Leaver (fits both bikes)

Brake Leaver (fits both bikes)


Right Engine Cover Gasket Transalp

Right Engine Cover Gasket Africa Twin

Clutch Plates (when necessary)

Electric cables, fuses, switches and connectors

Electrical Tape

Light Bulbs

Stainless Steel Bolts, Nuts and Washers in different sizes

Duct Tape


Multi Purpose Grease


Engine Oil

Chain Lube

Spark Plugs 4 X

Liquid Gasket

JB Weld Metal Repair

JB Weld Plastic Repair


Allthough many people prefer to travel light we prefer to travel prepared to help ourselves and others. Good tools are half the job.


Motion Pro Chain Braker and Riveter

Teng Tools Socket Set

Honda Tool Kit

Flat Head Screwdriver

Philips Head Screwdriver

Adjustable Wrench

Tyre Levers 2X

Tyre Pressure Gage

Tyre Pump 12V

Leatherman Multitool

Feeler Gauge


Allan Key Set

Valve Removal Tool
Channel Locks

Multi Meter

Metal Saw Blade

Vise Grip Plyer


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