Equipment & Reviews
Here you will find equipment reviews of the items
that I took on, or acquired during, the trip. You may also be interested in the
post-trip or pre-trip manifest pages. The manifest pages might
be useful to you if you are planning a similar motorcycle adventure.
The equipment rating system that I shall use will be as follows:
|The item was a total failure due to poor
design and (likely) caused other systems to malfunction, perhaps
|The item was a failure but did not cause any
collateral damage to other systems.
|The item was a partial failure in that it did not
perform its task due to design limitations.
|The item worked as advertised in the capacity in
which it was employed with no significant side effects.
|The item worked beyond its design capacity in the
task for which it was used, or had other beneficial side effects not a part of
its original use or advertised specifications.
|The item performed so far beyond its
advertised design and task category that it actually performed in tasks not
originally assigned to it so well as to replace and render redundant another
piece of equipment or, in an extreme case, whole system.
|The item was brought but not used on the trip.
Hence its performance is still assumed nominal. No real review.
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