Jayne’s Gear


This section is a work in progress…



Jayne and Cricket in August 2012 during the first week of our trip



Name: Cricket

Make: Kawasaki
Model: KLR650
Year: 2006
Colour: Green
Purchased: Dec 2011



Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire (Tire Size: 130/80-17 65T TL)

Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire (Tire Size: 90/90-21 54H TL)
Great, lasted Canada to Alaska and down to Utah
I won’t link to them cause they wore out fast
Avon Gripster AM24 Tires (Wheel Location: Rear / Tire Size: 130/80S17)
On the bike now since Los Angeles – great so far
Bike Modifications:
Clearview Windshield (Bought Used)
  • + added an extra 6 inches or so with a piece of clear plastic after the Alaska portion of the trip. Helped make the ride quieter and less windy.

License Plate Stash Box

New foam and Upholstery on seat from Dr Lee at The Recovery Room

Shorai LFX Lithium Battery – 21 Amp

Happy Trails Metal Skidplate (bought used)

Happy Trails PD Nerf Crashbars (bought used)

Cheap metal footpegs from D2MOTO.com

  • Look just like Phil’s expensive ones, and work great so far. No spring in them though.

Charging station in left pannier – 3 cigarette plugs and one USB

USB plug at front of bike

  • Mostly used for chargin iPhone while riding, also charges intercom when it dies because I forgot to charge it

Eagle Mike Doohickey with torsion spring

  • A known mod to install a stronger cam chain tensioning lever


  • Regulates the flow of coolant to the engine to keep my bike running at a constant temperature.

Heated Handgrips

Volt meter


Dirt Baggs pannier boxes

Happy Trails racks

Givi V46 Monokey Topcase (Color: Gloss Black)
(bought used)

Givi V46 Monokey Topcase (Color: Gloss Black / Type: without Brakelight)

Hien Gericke magnetic Tankbag

Yellow waterproof submersible duffle bag

  • Bought from MEC
  • Held on with great ROK straps given to me by my friend Roger in Orange County. I love these straps.

Front storage bags – Came with my crash bars, which I bought used.

Tool Tube

  • Made of PVC plumbing pipe spray painted black
  • Added a latch and a padlock


Garmin Zumo 220 GPS

  • Waterproof. My first one broke in the crash in Alaska and Garmin replaced it free of charge under warantee.

Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack 

  • We use these helmet to helmet intercoms ALL THE TIME. As well as talking to Phil I can listen to my music from my iPhone using bluetooth, hear instructions from my GPS and answer phone calls. LOVE these units.

EeePC with solid state hard-drive

  • Our only laptop – it doesn’t work for HD video, but has served us well for everything else.

iPhone 3GS

  • I had a second hand, 3 year old iPhone which Apple replaced for me in LA for only $80 when it kept crashing. Great for music and internet on the move.

Sony digital Camera

GoPro HD Hero2 Camera – Motorsports Edition

GoPro HD Hero2 Camera - Motorsports Edition


Tour Master Women’s Transition 3 Jacket (Color: Silver / Size: LG)

Tour Master Women's Transition 3 Jacket (Color: Silver / Size: LG)

  • Great value for money. Lots of vents for when it’s hot. Waterproof for when it rains. Thermal layer for when it’s cold. And when the pocket zipper broke they gave me a brand new jacket.

Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet (Color: White / Size: SM)

Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet (Color: White / Size: SM)

  • This helmet saved my life in Alaska when we crashed. So I bought another one. I love the internal sun visor and that I can flip up the front to drink or show my face to border guards or sneeze.

Alpinestars Gortex riding trousers

  • Waterproof and breathable. I do sometimes look longingly at Phil’s mesh pants. But then when it rains I don’t have to stop and undress to put a waterproof layer in.


  • I have two pairs, a thick waterproof leather pair I bought in Jasper after a very cold ride through the Rocky Mountains and a thin pair of motocross gloves with leather palms by WE-ARE for warmer riding. I mostly wear the thin ones.

Hein Gericke Ladies BootsHein Gericke Ladies Boots

  • These are the boots I wear every day. Cowhide and Gortex, guaranteed waterproof and windproof. It’s more difficult than I thought finding ladies motorbike gear! I LOVE these boots.

Draggin Jeans Cargo Pants

  • Have a Kevlar inner layer but still look just like regular cargos. I wear these if I am going on a short ride and don’t want to have to take my thicker, heavier Alpinestars ones off at my destination.


Whisperlite camp stove

  • Runs on gasoline, which I keep in two MSR gas canisters on the back of one of my pannier boxes. Can also be used in the bike if I run out of gas.

Thermorest camp mat

  • My parents bought this for me when I was 15 years old. Still works great.

MEC sleeping bag

  • Bought at same time as Thermorest. It’s great.

Nestling pots

Platypus Water pouch

  • Carries 2 litres of water and lives in my tank bag. I can drink while riding which is really great.
  • I melted the mouthpiece on my exhaust in Austin, Texas. Platypus sent me a new one.

Nalgene water bottle

  • 1 litre bottle. Keeps my water in and is easy to drink from.

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