Morroco, Mauritania and Senegal on TA600 Transalp

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  1. fullgs

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    My friend and I, have already done Paris to Dakar on our own, I did it 10 years ago on a GS1200, he did it the same year on a VFR1200, it was mostly on the tarmak, on expensive bike....

    So this time we diceded to do it in a cheapest way :)
    We bought 2 honda TA600 from 1996, for 1500€ each
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    We'll try to have mostly offroad tracks, and dunes, especially in Mauritania.

    Our goal is to sleep in tent, eat streetfood and join Dakar with as low depense as we can.

    We will start our trip January the 12 and we must arrive in Dakar the 29th :)
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  2. 5N-ADV

    5N-ADV n00b

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    In..Good luck and all the best, keep us posted. Cheers
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  3. eustachius

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    deux très belles motos! quels pneus? préparation des motos? bagages? J'ai fait Autriche - Mongolie et retour avec une transalp de la meme année en 2011. 25 000 bornes sans problèmes (sauf roulements de la roue arrière). je vous souhaite bonne route et j'attends avec impatience vos photos et commentaires.

    two beautiful bikes! which tires? any special preparation of bikes? luggage setup? I did Austria - Mongolia and back on a transalp of the same year in 2011. 25 000 kms without any problems (except rear wheel bearings). good luck and looking forward to your posts.
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  4. crashkorolyk

    crashkorolyk just happy to ride

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    Looks like a brilliant trip,good luck,looking forward to the adventure!
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  5. gagnaou

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    CE devrait etre super bien! Bonne route!
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  6. fullgs

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    Tires and fuel are the biggest problems.
    Rear wheel is a 17", so we don't have so many choices. We'll go with Michelin anakee wild, 2 sets.
    We didn't want to spend lots of money, so the bike will keep standard. We just fit two 10l jerrycans (so we have 40l each), crash bar and aluminum handle bar.
    We'll use lights bag to carry our stuff to be as light as possible.
    Extra fuel (22l) will be needed only for Mauritania.
    One bike is 55000 kms(34000 miles) and the other one almost 80000 kms (50000 miles),
    It means they're almost new ;)

    Le 4 janv. 2019 à 03:45, Adventure Rider <advrider@advrider.com> a écrit :

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    Morroco, Mauritania and Senegal on TA600 Transalp
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    deux très belles motos! quels pneus? préparation des motos? bagages? J'ai fait Autriche - Mongolie et retour avec une transalp de la meme année en 2011. 25 000 bornes sans problèmes (sauf roulements de la roue arrière). je vous souhaite bonne route et j'attends avec impatience vos photos et commentaires.

    two beautiful bikes! which tires? any special preparation of bikes? luggage setup? I did Austria - Mongolia and back on a transalp of the same year in 2011. 25 000 kms without any problems (except rear wheel bearings). good luck and looking forward to your posts.
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  7. Johnnydarock

    Johnnydarock Been here awhile

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    Let's see lots of pictures!
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  8. rockydog

    rockydog just a guy

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    i've had 4 Transalps that vintage, only problem i had was a failed voltage regulator, might bring a spare. And i added oil every morning, not a lot, but they do burn oil. great bike for your trip and have some big fun
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  9. fullgs

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    Bikes are now ready, a friend of mine made me nice covering, it won't change anything but I like this new look
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  10. fullgs

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    There is one in my mess, just need to choose What to take with us

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  11. yokesman

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    Most bikes have only one ground lead to the VR, if it has a connection problem , corrosion or loose it can take out the VR, Battery and stator. usually adding an additional ground also gets the starter spinning better. extra battery and VR ground. may have to spice into the lead to add.
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  12. fullgs

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  13. rockydog

    rockydog just a guy

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    you can post directly to epic rides, just start a new post with name of your choice and copy/paste what you've started.......great looking bikes
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