Originally Posted by Nickwiz
Wow a lot more work than it seemed. Very nice but would you need to do all that to make the bike ready? Or could you have got away with less?
Surely could be less.
I think the most important thins to do to make a Bonneville ready for desert are:
1) off road tyres (below the normal inflating pressure);
2) motocross bar
3) scrambler exhaust
4) rear fender very high (maybe better without)
5) good (and long) shocks
6) some kind of engine protection (if you want)
Everything else is unnecessary (but nice!)