Two 400 XR in Morocco

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by ERIC DN, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. StihlRigg

    StihlRigg Dog Farkler

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    Thanks for sharing. A dream ride for sure.
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  2. 9Dave

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  3. ROSKO

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    Merci de partager cette grande aventure ! J'ai visité Morrocco et espère return(?) un jour, votre voyage est une inspiration.
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    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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  5. EduardoMas

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    Wow!

    Inspiring!

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  6. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    That's the way I like it, Eric.
    (french) Superbe ballade (/french)

    I saw you're from Ardèche. Friend of mine is living in Viviers. got a Djebel. we plan to do a small trip in the region, like from Montpellier to Viviers then towards rodez.... off road, off course.
    not with heavy bikes but on 350DR, 250WRF.
    could be fun to grab you on the way.

    Back on your trip report, when u were in the Jaffar's, at the bottom, there is a dry river. we tried to follow it, that is going left instead of right followinf the piste.....
    a nightmare. it was like quicksand.... with +200kgs bikes.....
    but what a laugh we had !

    /thierry
  7. ERIC DN

    ERIC DN Been here awhile

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    I'm not from Ardeche, that's my friend, I'm from Gers ( close to Toulouse).
    At the bottom of Jaffar we took also a track on the left, like a canyon, we followed it a bit, befor return, It's true there was lot of stones

    I readed your report, I'm not sure I should be able to drive on those track with a 1200GS, it's really courageous. I've got also a 650GS too heavy
    Eric

  8. Uzay

    Uzay Adventure Dreamer

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    Bonjour Eric,

    Thanks for sharing, what's the story behind that area, any info?

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  9. Tim Cullis

    Tim Cullis Partially heighted

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    Great write-up. I thought some of the scenary was looking familiar...

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    From http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134454

    Whilst the 1200GSA is brilliant for some parts of the trip--I did over 955 miles/1530km yesterday--a lighter bike would be a distinct advantage on some pistes.

    Tim
  10. Uzay

    Uzay Adventure Dreamer

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    Hi Tim,

    You're correct, especially for the roads in Morocco but heavier bikes are also needed for long distances, both have advantages and disadvantages,what was the weight of 1200GSA?
  11. Tim Cullis

    Tim Cullis Partially heighted

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    The bike, fully fueled, with two loaded panniers, two external pannier bags, rear 90-litre luggage roll, tank bag, accessories, plus heavy rider wearing several layers of clothing, motocross boots, helmet... Not much short of 500kg I should think!

    Tim
  12. Onion

    Onion What?

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    Merci. Thanks for sharing!
  13. ERIC DN

    ERIC DN Been here awhile

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    I read your report, fine. As I wrote to kktos I think, those tracks with a 1200GS and more alone, I should not be able to do it. Respect.
    When you cross at Tillouguite, was the bridge in place ??.


  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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  15. DarkRider

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    Amazing pics :clap:clap

    Thanks for posting
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    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Great report! Thanks!!:thumb
  17. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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    You could enter this in a phot contest. Fantastic!:clap
  18. ERIC DN

    ERIC DN Been here awhile

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    Since I have had some request for the track, I putit here.
    I've got also a lot of GIS stuff for Morocco, map tracks waypoints etc...
    I can share without problem, ask.
    View attachment Tracks OCT NOV 2006.gpx
  19. ERIC DN

    ERIC DN Been here awhile

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  20. slideways

    slideways permanent ex-pat

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    Excellent report and fantastic photos.