I dream of Africa (Tanzania)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Renazco, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    Not much of a written ride report but I thought I would share these pictures that one of my customers sent me.

    I met William when he inquired about loud pipes for their KTM 690's, William and his posse of riders ride in the thick of the jungles of Tanzania and thereabout and need to make ther presence known for safety reasons. Elephants for example having big ears don't hear to well, the deep rumble of wide open pipes serve as a safety for riders, locals and widlife.

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  2. calrider

    calrider I'm Lost Too!!

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    Now that's something! Looks like a source of some great ride reports!
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  3. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    The beauty of the heart of Africa! Thanks for sharing the pics! What a great adventure :thumb
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  4. Cloud9

    Cloud9 I was HERE?

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    WOW! I got to do that!

    MORE?
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  5. funhouse

    funhouse Overdue

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  6. Fireman1000

    Fireman1000 Long timer

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    I love the last picture.
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  7. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Gotta love how the bike was stuffed into the bus :rofl
    That place is just beautiful. The greens, the sand, the rivers, everything!
    Hope I get a chance in the near future to do something down there :D
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  8. dandini

    dandini Dan

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    Gotta wonder why the bike was stuffed into the bus..
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  9. Tappet

    Tappet Feral

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    That's adventure riding heaven right there!
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  10. Tappet

    Tappet Feral

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    Front-page candidates!
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  11. ManitouMike

    ManitouMike Been here awhile

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    All front page candidates IMHO.
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  12. schismatic

    schismatic Been here awhile

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    amazing pics.

    loved the one in the bus!
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  13. Tappet

    Tappet Feral

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    Hey boejangles

    I'm very intrigued by these buddies of yours (having passed through Tanzania briefly myself & planning to return)

    Are they resident there, or did they just ship their bikes there for a trip?

    Mark
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  14. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    You know, I never asked but I'll forward this thread over to him and hopefully he can chime in to answer some questions.
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  15. Tappet

    Tappet Feral

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    Please do! I'm planning on visiting those parts again sometime
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  16. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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  17. Tapeworm

    Tapeworm Ride it like you stole it

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    Howsit Tappet

    Yes we are residents here in Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania.
    A couple of KTM's and XR's make up for about 15 riders over here - karibu when you are passing through here again one day!

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    will post some more later

    cheers
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  18. Tapeworm

    Tapeworm Ride it like you stole it

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    TIA...

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  19. Tapeworm

    Tapeworm Ride it like you stole it

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    cheers
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  20. Brice

    Brice Long time no see

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    Africa is still the magic continent! Very cool photos, we need to see more of them.:clap
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