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UAE ADVriders unite !!!

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by Vicks, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Hedonist222

    Hedonist222 Been here awhile

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    Hey everyone.

    New 2015 KTM 500 EXC owner.

    I'm looking for IRC m5B tires in Dubia.

    Anyone know of a source?
  2. DiscoDino

    DiscoDino Long timer

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    Try Gecko in Al Quoz for knobbies
  3. Hedonist222

    Hedonist222 Been here awhile

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    Thanks.

    Hopefully he'll have an IRC m5b.

    Otherwise I'll have to courier it from abroad.
  4. DiscoDino

    DiscoDino Long timer

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    Any reason you are only looking at that tire? I know there are loads of soft tire knobbies out there...Pirelli has some and they have a dealership (sub-dealership, not sure) in Al Quoz too...that's where I got my knobbies
  5. Hedonist222

    Hedonist222 Been here awhile

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    Im interested in them because of the rave reviews they get.
  6. Adventure MotoX

    Adventure MotoX Been here awhile

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    Congrats on the new EXC!!!

    :)

  7. milzispete

    milzispete is it supposed to look like that?

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    Are you sure you want soft terrain tires? There isn't a lot of mud around this part of the world. If you are going dune riding you might find an IT tire better
  8. Hedonist222

    Hedonist222 Been here awhile

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    Thank you.

    Feel free to give it a try. Let me know.

    Thank you for pointing that out.
    Based on what I read about it, it's described as ideal for mud & lose ground.

    Check out reviews from people who've tried it:

    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/Reviews/742/1332/IRC-M5B-Soft-Terrain-Tire


    A lot of them mention sand.
  9. Hedonist222

    Hedonist222 Been here awhile

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    Hey guys, anyone got any good trips towards Hatta?
    Or any mountainous region?

    Dying to try the bike on something other than (quick:rofl)sand.

    I've mapped one out myself on Google maps. Park on the main road and simply drive into the mountain range, make a loop and return to the main road.
    A round trip of 45km. Not too bad.
  10. DiscoDino

    DiscoDino Long timer

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    We're going camping/hiking to Jebel Shams (3,000m high) this weekend...4x4s and hiking focused...wanna tag along? the 500 won't like the 6hr highway ride...
  11. Hedonist222

    Hedonist222 Been here awhile

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    Very tempting invite!

    I've driven the 500 on streets & highways.

    Not something I'd like to do very often. It had no problem maneuvering or keeping piece with traffic but it didn't feel stable when i went over 130 kph.

    I do have a black Nissan Patrol. I just gave away that I'm a local, huh.:D

    The good news is that good weather is just around corner.

    Based on this year's impersonal weather, my father in law's aunt predicts an extraordinary winter - it'll be early & extra cool.

    Hope she's right.:clap

    I'd love to do jabal alshams though some time.
  12. pimvddoel

    pimvddoel Adventurer

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    Thanks! Will do so.

  13. DiscoDino

    DiscoDino Long timer

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    If I don't ship my bike to Beirut soon, then yeah...otherwise I'll do the car and be the carry mule...
  14. Hedonist222

    Hedonist222 Been here awhile

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    Don't fret. I've got a car.

    The bike scenario needs to be sorted.
    Could probably renT I guess.
  15. pimvddoel

    pimvddoel Adventurer

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    What are the coordinates of Jabal Alshams? DiscoDino?
  16. Hedonist222

    Hedonist222 Been here awhile

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  17. muddysoles

    muddysoles Been here awhile

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    N 23.207824
    E 57.197657

    Hope this helps!
  18. DiscoDino

    DiscoDino Long timer

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    Thanks guys...yep...that's it :)...we leave Dubai 10am :)
  19. pimvddoel

    pimvddoel Adventurer

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    Thanks. Looks awesome. Can't join this time. Will only do an early morning trip. Have fun, drive safe! Look forward to some pics! ;-)
  20. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    jealous about you lucky souls doing Jebel shams trip as i'm parked at home in this hot and humid AbuDhabi summer.

    post up some pics atleast u guys....