Morocco 2008: a F800GS test ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by kktos, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Thanks for the look at the Atlas Mountains.
  2. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    it was just a glimpse of them.
    they run almost all the country, from north to south.
    so the lanscapes and vegetations can be quite different.
    I love mountains so I'm more than happy in the Atlas.
    In France, we have "les Pyrénées" and "les Alpes". great but it's not anymore easy to go with the bike.
    /thierry
  3. markas

    markas Small-time Explorer

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    Very nice ride and report about the F800GS:thumb
  4. jean "the rob" luc

    jean "the rob" luc Adventurer

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    Hi!

    Mais je savais que c´était vous!!! I knew I had read your report a couple of months ago, man!

    And my mate and I, we have to admit that we took your ride as some kind of source of inspiration - thanks for the great report!

    So, when is the next ride planned to Morocco?

    Jean "The Rob" Luc
  5. cbelbin

    cbelbin Air - Bino

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    Awesome report on both the area and the bikes! I am planning one next year and was looking at the 800 myself. Maybe I will wait to get one that someone else has sorted out first, as I like to ride offroad more than road also. Or maybe I should just convert my Hypermotard for offroad use since it won at pikes peak?
    Cheers
  6. zoltar

    zoltar RIDE THE WORLD

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    Great reports, thanks for information about F800GS !

    What kind of GPS and maps have you used in Morocco ? I plan to be there someday :) and after your report I know that I have to go there.

    rgds
  7. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    @ Jean Luc.
    der nächsten Reise ? :D
    It may be in May next year..........

    @ zoltar
    GPS were :
    garmin gpsmap 276C - mine
    garmin 76csx - christian

    Map is the free map from Oleg's.

    A must read is Tim Cullis's Morocco GS Knowledgebase
    http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89396

    you'll find all the info about everything, maps included.

    And with a bit of luck, you can even cross the path of the man in Morocco !
    I hadn't the chance so far to pay a beer to Tim.....
    Next time..... who knows.

    /thierry
  8. zoltar

    zoltar RIDE THE WORLD

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    Thank You kktos !
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  9. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    In May next year maybe you want to participate in this one.
    After all, you only got coffee last time.

    If you like Italian food, that is. :evil

    [TaSK]
  10. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    :lol3
    There are at least 30 days in a month :wink:
  11. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    Funny, coz at the end, my mate sold his 800GS. :D
    He wasn't able to do anything to have a fork he likes.
    The Ohlins helps a bit the bike nevertheless.
    But the EFI was too much like ON/OFF for him.
    And guess what...... he bought a Africa Twin !
    He did some tuning on it.....
    Big tank, new exhaust (slimer), new rear shock higher, change the fork to be higher too. 794cc. black.... and other things I forgot.
    He's now happy.
  12. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff Man of Mystery

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    kktos,

    thanks so much --INCREDIBLE pictures from what looked like a great trip.