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Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By segge
Thanks guys, much appreciated... A short...

Thanks guys, much appreciated...

A short clip riding in Senegal...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_Gj8pvV89M
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By segge
I have had my ass kicked my Michelin Desert...

I have had my ass kicked my Michelin Desert 140/80, I must be a wimp!
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By segge
Looking for a way to mount/attach tire irons on XR650R f

Hi all,

I'm in Dakar, Senegal doing long off-road tracks and have to carry tubes and tire irons. I have 10" and 16" irons. I prefer to carry the 16", anyone have a clever/good way to attach them...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,306
Posted By segge
Amount of maintenance CRF450 vs. XR650R or XR600R

Hi People,



I've owned had XR600s and XR650Rs forever while living in developing countries (Egypt, Libya, Mali) and love them for their reliability and mechanical simplicity. I just bought a...
Forum: Vendors 09-09-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 51,801
Posted By segge
Great Serivce!

Been trying to track down a red 6 gallon Acerbis tank for my CRF450. These guys were great. Super fast email replies top questions. They knew their product, mounting procedures. etc. My 2008 needed a...
Forum: Vendors 09-09-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 51,801
Posted By segge
Great Service

Been trying to track down a red 6 gallon Acerbis tank for my CRF450. These guys were great. Super fast email replies top questions. They knew their product, mounting procedures. etc. My 2008 needed a...
Forum: EMEA 06-18-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By segge
Libya Dakar routes 2000 and 2003

Hi,

I'm looking for the Libya tracks of the Dakar 2000 and especially 2003 rally. Willing to share share my other Libya, Egypt, UAE and Oman routes.

Thanks

www.egge.us
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2006, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By segge
Temperature wise we only had one cold morning,...

Temperature wise we only had one cold morning, myabe 45F. I have become a cold wimp. Not as cold as our desert trips in egypt when it gets down to freezing at night and you want to get into your...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2006, 04:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By segge
We each strapped on an extra 10 liter tank. 200km...

We each strapped on an extra 10 liter tank. 200km was on an old gravel road. The other 300 was at one time a camel route I suppose and then cars started doing it at some time but stopped. Some parts...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2006, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By segge
Teresa had the 23(?) liter Acerbis tank, the...

Teresa had the 23(?) liter Acerbis tank, the XR400 can go forever with that much fuel, I had the IMS 28 (?) tank plus each bike had another 10 liters strapped on. I put "?" because I can never...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By segge
Spares parts you'd take for XR650 cooling system?

Hi,

I've had several XR600s that I've taken on some big desert trips in Egypt
(500 plus km off-road without support) and now have a XR650, my first water cooled bike. I know what spares I had...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2006, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By segge
Latest trip to Oman and the Empty Quarter

Terry and I did some some great tracks in Oman and snuck into Saudi. Our longest wass 500km offroad.

Steve

http://egge.us/etc/Oman2/index.html
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2005, 05:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By segge
Good Story

Good reading. Thanks! Did a 500km off-road trip through the Sahara a couple of times (but never alone, this guy was much braver than I am) with two other people. In the middle we were 250km from the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2005, 05:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By segge
Border

Mike,

I spoke with a fellow teacher here two days ago who has freinds living here that have crossed it several times and quite recently. I'll see if I can find her before the weekend (Thur/Fri)...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2005, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By segge
Dead People

In a few posts back someone else was also asking. Dead Roman soldiers from about 200o years ago.

Steve
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By segge
UAE/Qatar Border

Hey,

There actually is a border between the UAE and Qatar, something like 15 miles long or so and I have heard people do cross it. Some maps don't even show it because it isn't well defined and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2005, 09:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By segge
Captions

Hey,

I'm glad you enjoyed the photos, I'll start working on some narratives. I first put the photos on my web page for my friends who I rode with and didn't think they would generate that much...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2005, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By segge
Dead People

You are absolutely right about the captions, that is something I really need/want to do and will....soon.

The Egyptian Desert has soooo much history, I'm not historian but this what I was told...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2005, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By segge
dude, you have one hell of an itinerary!!

Hey,

I've only been in the UAE for one year and am only starting to learn the tracks. As far as shipping in a bike I ran across a few Germans who shipped their bikes into Abu Dhabi, not Dubai....
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2005, 02:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By segge
Software used for Photo Albums

Here is a link to the software I used to generate the photo albums:

http://jalbum.net/index.jsp

It is free and amazingly simple to use. Once installed all you do is point to the folder...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2005, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By segge
Thanks for the kind words, if your in the area I'll pointyou in the right direction

I had been living in West Africa and Central America before coming to Egypt and never really thought much about the culture or desert. Sure, I saw Lawrence of Arabia and thought that looks pretty...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By segge
Egyptian, Oman and UAE desert

Spent 6 years in Egypt and 2 years in the UAE doing lots of long distance off-road trips and a couple of rallies. Lots of great desert pics:

http://egge.us/etc/etc.htm

Enjoy, Steve
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