After some good advice from fellow adventure riders and the folks at 5 Star Yamaha (cheers Tony), I've finally settled on Mitas e07 Dual Sport tyres. It looks like they've had some great reviews and trusted sources tell me that I should get about 12000km out of them.
I booked the bike in today for it's final service before it gets loaded on the ship. I hope to get those fancy new shoes and a few other bits and pieces put on at the same time.
slowly but surely it's all coming together...
My Spot device rocked up too, it's that little orange thing i the photo below. A great little invention that lets my freinds and family to track my progress on Google Maps but it also has a panic button that sends in the cavalry if I ever find myself in a spot of bother. Does it work? No idea but it should at least keep the mother happy.
the spot device