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Old 08-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #31
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To tow..a tie down(or rope etc) from LHS foot peg of broken moto to RHS foot peg of towing moto...not by handlebars or you'll be fighting the force when it comes to turning...

Try www.pagesjaunes.fr (yellow pages)

Maybe look for Dafy Moto a franchise of moto shops nationwide that have a workshop attached. They should be open this time of year for sure.

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Old 08-08-2012, 04:15 PM   #32
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That's great weekend info, i'd never really considered actually towing a bike, I always just thought you would have to use the bars or forks, and never saw that ending well. Thankfully it didn't come to that, but there were a few moments I would have done anything.

I think in all my blind poking and prodding whatever was mucking the carbs was cleared. It was bizarre to stop after losing power and having flowing out of the air box. :

First purchase, fuel filter, 2nd purchase, shop manual.


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Old 08-08-2012, 10:03 PM   #33
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Ahh.....glad you got it sorted......


I always carry a moto tie down(with a hook on each end)....I have been towed(and towed motos myself) plenty of times along and through the forest trails when I ride enduros here....so...all that to say it will even work when on rough ground.



You can also use www.wordreference.com which is a great translation/dictionary site. It will give you words in various phrases too that show what context a word is being used...

Have a good holiday..

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Old 08-08-2012, 10:44 PM   #34
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Just seen this mate , glad you got sorted , it's amazing what a little prodding can do WIBO is spot on with the towing , must be an off road thing !!! only thing i do different is wrap the back rope round the peg and hold down with the foot, that way if any problems happen you can just lift you foot and coast free.

WIBO just had a text off my mate in the UK and he's been knocked off the bike and broke his foot so Maroc could be set back until Oct

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:49 AM   #35
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Oh Hi Phil.....

Thanks for the info......hopefully your buddy will mend OK...by all means and if it suits no problem hooking up with us for a laugh ...

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Old 08-10-2012, 04:08 AM   #36
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Well...I was hoping to be out riding every day after getting my bike, looks like I'll be wrenching a bit instead. Which, depending on the outcome, can be fun too. If anyone happens to pass through Montpellier, drop me a line! Hopefully will be back up and running within 2 weeks. Would love to get some mud on the tires then if anyone has the time or inclination (or better yet both).
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:33 AM   #37
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Hi I'm South African, I live in the Nièvre on the Loire river. I ride a Transalp 2004 XL650V. I've lived here since 2000. Great spots to ride in the Morvan region. It's like going back in time.
Howzit! Another South African here... riding a KTM 950 Super Enduro around between Annecy and Geneva.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:24 PM   #38
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:44 PM   #39
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Just sayin' Hi there,
from Toulouse

Riding a Buell on road (and sometimes, off road ... but not on purpose ) and a DR800 off-road :)
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:33 PM   #40
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New ADVrider, I'm currently based in a small village near Perpignan,her
Should you drop by, give me a message, Theres always something to do out there :)

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Old 04-27-2013, 02:58 PM   #41
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Hi!

Studying in Switzerland, but am 30 mins away from the French border, regularly ride over there for my shopping and to explore the mountains!

Montreux, near 74 Haute-Savoie
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:19 AM   #42
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Hello French riders!!

I'll be down in the south of France (Cote d'Azur) in 2 weeks time, and by the time my bike gets there, it will be needing a service! I see on the BMW Motorrad France website that there are many garages there... but can someone recommend a BMW-concessionaire garage which is good? or a garage which is familiar with BMW motorbikes and does a good job? Anywhere between Toulon and Savona (Italy) is good.

The bike is a 2002 BMW F650CS and it's definitely not new! So please, no where which will laugh at me or charge me lots and lots of money!

Thank you!
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:26 AM   #43
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Any new riders based in France about?
Just noticed your post - I am in Haute-Savoie every other week
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:42 PM   #44
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Hi!!

I live in Bordeaux, riding an Harley Davidson.
I dream to go to Morroco with a dual bike
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:12 AM   #45
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I live in Bordeaux, riding an Harley Davidson.
I dream to go to Morroco with a dual bike
A group of us are going to Maroc at the end of October...come along if you wish.

Have a look here to see our last trip.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=841901&page=4





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