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Old 02-05-2007, 06:07 AM   #151
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We are planning another trip in May. probably leaving from Sete the 27th of April.
This time we wished to go south.
Perfect plan could be
Tangier, Guercif, Gourrama, ErRachidia, Erfoud, Merzouga, Zagora, Foum Zguid, Agadir.....
This time, more desert pistes and less mountain trails.
So I try to get out as often as possible with my little one (350DR) to get confidence.
And as a matter of fact, I'm afraid no more. I'm no better rider, but now, I can focus on the task instead of trying to manage my fear level.
that's a progress.

/thierry
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:09 AM   #152
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found this picture of the problem....
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:11 AM   #153
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and the little problem with the vstrom.....

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Old 02-13-2007, 10:43 AM   #154
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Are you the first person to fall victim to NOT having a TT hardpart or Wunderlich steering stop? Would that have saved the day if you did? Someone a while back was asking if anyone actually believed we all needed them
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:53 AM   #155
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Thanks for taking the time and effort for the posts. We really enjoyed it. HB
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:11 AM   #156
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Are you the first person to fall victim to NOT having a TT hardpart or Wunderlich steering stop? Would that have saved the day if you did? Someone a while back was asking if anyone actually believed we all needed them
No Dr. as the shock was with the wheel directed straight ahead.
The steering stoppers are used to protect the frame against a shock with the direction full left or full right. When the suspension tubes hits the frame.

Nevertheless, I just bought a skid plate to protect the beast and also the TT crashbars.

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Old 04-02-2007, 04:58 AM   #157
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génial !

I go to marocco soon with the bike.
we want to go to le cirque de jaffar.
is it difficult ?

thank you

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Old 04-02-2007, 05:17 AM   #158
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we want to go to le cirque de jaffar.
is it difficult ?
bonjour ;)

No it was not difficult.
The only trouble was the void on the right. could be a problem if u suffer from vertigo.
for us, the problem was a huge rock fallen in the middle of the road.
we had to go on the edge and I was too shy to do it so it's my pal who did it for me.

good luck for your trip and bon voyage !

we'll be in Morocco again soon, again with 3 bikes, 2 having some nice colours, and 1 mainly orange.... a shame.

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Old 04-02-2007, 05:49 AM   #159
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suggestion

FrogRider

I suggest you do a Search for the word morocco on the Ride Reports forums.
you'll see that we're quite a bunch having done a trip here.
And for _beautiful_ pictures, look the kimangao's thread.

Have fun,
/thierry

oops, I almost forgot :
don't forget to visit Tim Cullis 's Morocco GS Knowledgebase : http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89396
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:55 AM   #160
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As thierry (KKTOS) said is not very difficult ( with a bike other matter with a four wheel) you can see a pictures of the track downing in Jaffar in the following thread (post 12 )http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201472
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génial !

I go to marocco soon with the bike.
we want to go to le cirque de jaffar.
is it difficult ?

thank you

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Old 04-02-2007, 09:19 AM   #161
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No Dr. as the shock was with the wheel directed straight ahead.
The steering stoppers are used to protect the frame against a shock with the direction full left or full right. When the suspension tubes hits the frame.

Nevertheless, I just bought a skid plate to protect the beast and also the TT crashbars.

/thierry.
KKtos,
i love the tone of your language as you express yourself. Thank you for shareing the adventure - you did great! I would ahve been in tears in many of your situations. be glad you ahve some great adv friends!
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:04 AM   #162
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Here are a list of Morocco threads. The least I can say it's they are more than inspirational. Read them and u'll pre-order the boat and take the bike for a ride !

Two XR400 on Morocco by Eric DN
2 frogs on thumpers - kinda harcore version.

Morocco by Mandarax
Germans on Honda's - the mighty Africa Twin and the little transalp

4 Thumpers for Iriki by BigBear42
Frogs again. Did some movies.

4 Africa Twin in Morocco by Sambo1965
Guys from Poland. some beautiful pictures here


Morocco: the sheltering sky By Neo

Probably the best ever report made ;) Amazing pictures here !

...to be continued...
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:30 AM   #163
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LOVe this trip report! I read all the way through it even without seeing the pictures! (btw .. is it only me not being able to see the linked pictures? Do I have to change some computer setting?

I love my R1100R but reading this report makes me really want to change bike (alternativle try to modify it as was done to the wee strom) ... Seems like Kktos had an RR too before so might follow those footsteps ...

Great story and great ride!
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