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Means of Transportation

We often get asked what are we going to do after we complete travelling the world on motorcycle?

In 2010 after our six (6) months motorcycle trip through all the "Stan" Countries, Caucasus Countries, Russia and Mongolia, we returned to Germany. We realized that though we loved exploring the world on motorcycles, it was time for something else. Beaten up by rough roads, bad weather and maybe the age factor our bodies were looking for more comfort.

We had always planned to convert a Toyota Landcruiser into an Overland Vehicle. Somehow it happened earlier than we thought thanks to Jost who we had met in Mongolia.

Our visit in late September 2010 to Tom's Fahrzeugtechnik in Germany was to scope out his shop. Instead we ended up buying a fully converted Toyota Landcruiser.

We knew it was meant to be. After all we all have only unus vita (one life).

No worries we will continue travelling the world, only now with the Toyota Landcruiser. The BMW motorcycles have been imported to Germany and will be utilized by us to explore Europe.

Our current means of transportation:

Motorcycles   Overland Vehicle
Mike Mike & Ruby
Our Toyota Landcruiser in Tunisia 2011

2005 BMWR1200GS

Accessories include:
Jesse Odyssey II Bags (new), BMW Tank Bag, Touratech Hand Guards, Oil Cooler Guard, Telilever Guard, Side Stand Base Extension, Wunderlich Engine & Tank Protection Bars, Sword Headlight Guard, Wilbers Front and Rear Suspension, Pelican 1500 Computer Case, Garmin Zumo 550.

Bought new: July 2004
Current km: approx. 165,000km (103,125 miles)


For more pictures follow this link Toyota Landcruiser.

Converted by Tom's Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH

Vehicle External Accessories/Modifications include:

  • 150HP Turbo Charged Engine
  • 180 Litre Diesel Sub-Tank, plus original 90 Litre Diesel Tank
  • 100 Litre Water Sub-Tank
  • Pop-up build-in Roof Tent c/w Roof Window
  • Front ARB-Bumper with WARN M8000 Winch
  • Rear Bumper with Spare Wheel Carrier
  • (2) Roof Solar Panels (110W)
  • 400W Inverter
  • Air Conditioning, Webasto Auxillary Heating System
  • Snorkel with Hood
  • Double Fuel Filter
  • HD-Gearbox
  • OME Suspension HD-Version with Tough Dog Shocks
  • Rear ARB-Difflock
  • Freewheel Hubs
  • (3) Optima Batteries with IBS Battery Management & separate Fusebox
  • Viair 460 Compressor System
  • Trabold Oil Filter System
  • (5) 285/75R16 BF-MT Tires
  • Climair Window Protectors
  • Rear Ladder for access to Roof
  • Right Side Retractable Sun Barrier Canopy
  • (4) Sand Plates covering Side Windows
  • Aluminum Hood Cover
  • Additional External Lights (Front & Rear)

Vehicle Internal Accessories/Modifications include:

  • Custom Kitchen and Clothing Storage Cabinets
  • 2-Flame Chromesteel Stove c/w (2) 2.8kg Gas Bottles
  • Engel Fridge
  • Stainless Steel In-lay Sink
  • Portable Shower Head
  • Foldable Table mounted on Rear Door
  • Seating for two (2) without extending Roof Tent
  • (2) Schellmann Off-Road Passenger & Driver Seats
  • Aftermarket Console between Driver & Passenger Seats
  • CB Radio
  • Garmin GPS
  • Interior Lights & Curtains

Bought Used: October 2010
Current km: approx. 103,000km (64,375 miles)



2004 BMWR1200GS

Accessories include:
Jesse Odyssey II Bags (new), Touratech Hand Guards, Tank Bag, Oil Cooler Guard, Telilever Guard, Side Stand Base Extension, Wunderlich Engine & Tank Protection Bars, Sword Headlight Guard, Wilbers Front and Rear Suspension, Garmin Zumo 450.

Bought new: June 2004
Current km: approx. 165,000 km (103,125 miles)







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