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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by aurel, May 11, 2007.
yes, of course !
good one for this trip.
allright then.. im going to start to plan a trip like this. I've been interested for years now to do a run across northern africa to Israel and then around the top of the Med.
I presume shipping a vehicle and flying to the EU will be the biggest cost apart from a fully farkled DR650. we'll see...
would anyone take a DR650 on a trip like this (with mods of course)?
I`d have no problem taking a DR650 to Maroc.....bigger fuel tank is probably all that would be needed...simple air cooled engine and all that......
........go for it!!
thanks Smiler. i've been wondering if i made the correct choice to buy a DR. i love the single track and I can comfortably run the bike at 130 kph all day with the current stock gearing. i'm looking into the safari tank and have done all the other mods. i've started planning my trip for next may/june (tentativley).
as a matter of fact, if I had the choice between the mighty panzer (12GS) or the light DR650...... I picked up the DR !
Amongst all the probs you can encounter (I broke the fork on my 1st trip), the worst will be the electronic related troubles.
In Africa, there's no probs, only solutions.
They can fix nearly everything but the electronics.
The panzer is stuffed with electronics.
Not the DR.
Hence the goood choice to have this nice little fellow.
ps: the broken fork story - no probs, only solutions: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201056
Runing across northern Africa is not very easy so far. The border between Morocco and Algeria is closed. Algeria is not very safe and in south a guide is needed and sometime you have to drive between military trucks. In Libya also a guide is needed for the south. Paperwork to import a vehicule in Egypt is a nightmare....
It can be a huge challenge, but who doesn't try doesn't succeed.
Very true, please also not get involved in the city traffic
Very very nice report :eek1
Nine days to wait now and I will be on my R 1150 GS leaving Paris to Morocco
Paris - Toulouse - Barcelona-....boat......Tanger-Chefchouen-Fes-Midelt-Imilchil-Boulemane de Dades-Taouz-Zagora-Tata-draa-Marrackech and return in two days to Tanger to take a Ferry to espagna and takes little road back to Paris (18 days of travel)
One R1150GS (mine)
One R1150GS ADV
One KTM 950 Adv
So glad this report just popped up to the top of queue! Otherwise I would have missed this fascinating desert story. Thanks Panzer, Orange and Strommer.
Looks more like a Morrocan hotel tour Beautiful locations!
Being new to this adventure riding , you guys looked to have had an excellent trip.
So inspirational to this bloke from down under.
Veinard, on a fait un peu le même parcours là : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CJbEWCb_wk pour te faire patienter.
this is one of the best entry's Ive read on this site.
This is one of the best entries Ive read on this site.
you MUST lay down some gps tracks and post them in your riders report... oh yes.. you must do a riders report too! i will be looking for your trip!
D, you can guess the tracks on the map I told u about yesterday GPS vector map for Morocco.
Also, Google Earth is a good helper here.
The trip I told u about yesterday is here : Morocco - 3 bikes and other minor troubles
For this one, we did roughly ( follow me on your fav mapsource )
Tanger-Fès. we leaved the road midway for a track - a tarmac road on construction, I should say.
Then we did Fès towards Outat el hajj (el hajj means one whom did the trip to la Meca. the wise. ) Direction east - south east.
Midway, we couldnt go further so we took a road to Guercif, north. Then the road to Missour, South.
Then tracks to south east to Boudnid.
Then road to Erfoud- south.
road and tracks to Merzouga. South east.
Then Taouz then south west towards Zagora - sandy tracks. where I cry all the tears I had in the sand
Zagora, north to N'kob.
N'kob, stony track in the mountain towards Tinerhir.
Then roads to Rich, Midelt, Azrou, Meknes, Tanger.
you should check another trip, this time I wasn't part of it, made by Aurel and one of his mate. here Two KTM990 in Morocco
100% orange this time. they went to the south.
Oh ! I almost forgot.
The best thread I know about Morocco : Morocco: the sheltering sky by Neo - "wonderbar bilder" wonderful pictures.
KKTOS or others,
Speaking about Hotels in Morocco
did you booked rooms before you travel ? or just arrive and say: Is there a room for the night ?