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Old 01-01-2013, 12:50 PM   #166
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I am a firm believer that everyone needs to be self sufficient. Going into the desert is like going out in the mountains snowmobiling. Lots of exposure. Its very easy to get separated from the group and every person should have at least the following:
First aid, GPS, Map, compass, food and water for 2 days, tools to fix your bike and spares.
I carry these on every ride whether its on a snowmobile or a moto. Anything less can get you in trouble fast.
You never know when you will need to spend the night somewhere and relying on other people is just something I won't do.
Have you been to Morocco? If you fell off your bike in the middle of nowhere, in about 12 seconds you would be surrounded by people who have appeared from who knows where! Give them a few Dihrams and they would provide you with a Gin and Tonic if you required one. I dont use a GPS there either.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:42 AM   #167
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Nice trip. Another one of the places I want to ride.




#does the guy one tiger 800 have a youtube channel or his videos anywhere else?
Hello mate, my videos are complete amateur and I've only done one or two of some greenlanes in the UK but nothing else...and I still have to do the Morocco one. Christophe's pro-quality vid might be the one you were wondering about? The link is in Noah's post below. I don't know if he has a channel or not I could find out, or maybe WIBO knows.

Out of curiosity where do you live? A fellow inmate (stamp) and I go riding around Kent (UK) pretty frequently - he's on a DRZ400 and I'm on the tiger. You have the best of both worlds with your bike ensemble so should come out with us one day if you're in the area.

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http://youtu.be/yZO9O3PEraE

Having a professional photographer along has its perks!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:35 PM   #168
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Almost finished sorting out images to find the odd rogue video turning up....the old barbed wire across the lane trick reared it's head.....the rest of the group were afraid to ride on in case there was some sort of a witch doctor living wild in the mountains who would cast a spell on them....



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Old 01-13-2013, 06:28 AM   #169
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Cool report!

I remember years and years ago we were working on Crete (Greece) and had to run a thin cable hundreds of meters across the fields, also crossing a small asphalt road. I had put about 10m in a loop on each side (as a safety) and also put some rocks on it to keep it on the ground, as we could only check it from time to time instead of leaving someone to watch.
Maybe an hour later we heard screeming tires and looked down the field towards the road. The cable must have lifted from the ground and got caught on the hood of a pickup. The driver just drove back a few meters to let the cable drop and moved on. Never honked or anything.
Seemed normal for them ... I run to apologize and check for damage, but he was out of sight within seconds.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:48 AM   #170
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D'oh!!!!!

Wouldn't take much to cut someones head off...I recall,maybe last year,that an Italian rider had that happen to him.





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Old 01-15-2013, 04:57 PM   #171
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Barbed wire.

Here's a report on barbed wire strung across the road in Morocco -

Here's a report on barbed wire strung across the road in Morocco -

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:16 PM   #172
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It was nice of you to not embellish all the silly trouble this goat team was always getting into Thanks for all the good info and detailed costs. I ordered the Mitas E-07's and excited to get on some of these dirt roads in the spring (don't see a lot of that in Germany!)

Might have to hassle Noah for those GPX files as well
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:09 PM   #173
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Almost finished sorting out images to find the odd rogue video turning up....the old barbed wire across the lane trick reared it's head.....the rest of the group were afraid to ride on in case there was some sort of a witch doctor living wild in the mountains who would cast a spell on them....


Hi Wibo, I saw on the video that you use a lot the engine on high revs, is that normally the way you ride? That's because I come from a small engine bike, and for the Ten has a lot of torque in low and mid revs, so I almost never over rev after 6.000 rpm.

Nice video by the way
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:08 AM   #174
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Hi Wibo, I saw on the video that you use a lot the engine on high revs, is that normally the way you ride? That's because I come from a small engine bike, and for the Ten has a lot of torque in low and mid revs, so I almost never over rev after 6.000 rpm.

Nice video by the way
Hi Rafael...

No I don't 'normally' ride it like that......I'm snorting along nicely and if I keep it in a 'flexible' gear then any obstacles or hazards i.e. a trench running across the lane,when I back off I have braking or if I need to accelerate more I have it instantly....(In places I can be riding along at 60km/h plus )
With normal easy going it I just thump the moto along cruising......

















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Old 01-19-2013, 07:25 AM   #175
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Fabulous selection of bikes; I can sense the excitement.
Great report in its early stages.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:37 AM   #176
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It's been tough condensing 3 weeks of fun packed goodness into 4 minutes but here it finally is....hope you like it

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:10 AM   #177
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It was nice of you to not embellish all the silly trouble this goat team was always getting into Thanks for all the good info and detailed costs. I ordered the Mitas E-07's and excited to get on some of these dirt roads in the spring (don't see a lot of that in Germany!)

Might have to hassle Noah for those GPX files as well
PM me an email address.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:11 AM   #178
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It's been tough condensing 3 weeks of fun packed goodness into 4 minutes but here it finally is....hope you like it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxrFCypRFVU
I already stole it and put it in my report! Thanks bud! great vid!
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:12 AM   #179
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Great video.

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It's been tough condensing 3 weeks of fun packed goodness into 4 minutes but here it finally is....hope you like it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxrFCypRFVU

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:05 AM   #180
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Thanks Craig for taking the time to edit that....It was a good watch....

Think I'll head back again in October and factor in a good bit of wild camping....if need be hotels when it's raining in the North and once over the mountains and better weather,then wild camp.

I found a trail of about 500kms to ride south west of Marrakech...

I still have to get the pics/video from Frank and Ken....

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