This trip is solely self funded. I’ve not got any sponsors or funding from any other sources, I’m spending my own hard earned cash on this trip however, I would like to mention the following suppliers who have been great in helping me to find all the parts and things I need for the trip.
I’ve also tried my best to support British Businesses both locally and further afield as you’ll see below.
James, Dan and Dave in the parts department at Orwell Motorcycles have been great. I’ve been back and forth more times than I care to admit sourcing parts, clothing, Helmets, tyres and more from these guys and they are always extremely helpful, knowledgeable and welcoming. Being long standing Kawasaki and Suzuki dealers and now with the addition of KTM too these guys really do know their stuff. They can also get Honda parts which is a plus for me as it means I only have to go to one place locally to get everything I need!
Zafer Unden at Inpreda is such a great guy to deal with and it’s great to see his business growing the way it is. I purchased the crash bar and skid plate kit from Inpreda for the Honda CRF250 Rally. A nicely made bit of kit that has really protected the bike since being fitted.
Dave at Hagon Shocks has been superb. I’ve talked through with him the trip I’m doing and the load that I’m going to be putting on the rear shock and he’s been great in organising a custom spring for my replacement rear shock. These guys really know their stuff so if you want to talk to someone in the U.K. about suspension then these are the guys to go to.
I’ve been using a Tutoro chain oiler on my Kawasaki Versys 1000 since I bought it new in 2016 and it’s worked faultlessly ever since.
Tutoro is a small British business run by Jude Ibbitson and her husband producing precision devices for lubricating motorcycle chains. Their devices are simple in that they use the motion of the motorcycle to oil your chain, no electrical or vacuum assistance is required making them super reliable in all conditions. Support British small businesses and get yourself a Tutoro oiler for your bike and keep your chain happy!