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Old 02-02-2008, 10:34 PM   #136
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wish i could just ride on over to morocco........
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:24 AM   #137
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Excellent report and pictures.
Morocco will definitely be a future riding destination for me.

I enjoyed the scenery and the mixing with the locals stuff. Great adventure.
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:28 AM   #138
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:59 PM   #139
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would anyone take a DR650 on a trip like this (with mods of course)?
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:15 PM   #140
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Excellent

Authentic Morroco, i love it.

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Old 04-12-2008, 03:20 AM   #141
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would anyone take a DR650 on a trip like this (with mods of course)?
yes, of course !
good one for this trip.

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Old 04-14-2008, 04:34 AM   #142
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yes, of course !
good one for this trip.

/thierry
allright then.. im going to start to plan a trip like this. I've been interested for years now to do a run across northern africa to Israel and then around the top of the Med.
I presume shipping a vehicle and flying to the EU will be the biggest cost apart from a fully farkled DR650. we'll see...
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:56 AM   #143
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Old 04-15-2008, 03:05 AM   #144
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would anyone take a DR650 on a trip like this (with mods of course)?

I`d have no problem taking a DR650 to Maroc.....bigger fuel tank is probably all that would be needed...simple air cooled engine and all that......

........go for it!!

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Old 04-15-2008, 05:01 AM   #145
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would anyone take a DR650 on a trip like this (with mods of course)?

I`d have no problem taking a DR650 to Maroc.....bigger fuel tank is probably all that would be needed...simple air cooled engine and all that......

........go for it!!

thanks Smiler. i've been wondering if i made the correct choice to buy a DR. i love the single track and I can comfortably run the bike at 130 kph all day with the current stock gearing. i'm looking into the safari tank and have done all the other mods. i've started planning my trip for next may/june (tentativley).
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:01 AM   #146
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yep...
as a matter of fact, if I had the choice between the mighty panzer (12GS) or the light DR650...... I picked up the DR !
Amongst all the probs you can encounter (I broke the fork on my 1st trip), the worst will be the electronic related troubles.
In Africa, there's no probs, only solutions.
They can fix nearly everything but the electronics.
The panzer is stuffed with electronics.
Not the DR.
Hence the goood choice to have this nice little fellow.
/thierry

ps: the broken fork story - no probs, only solutions: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201056
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:31 PM   #147
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allright then.. im going to start to plan a trip like this. I've been interested for years now to do a run across northern africa to Israel and then around the top of the Med.
ded
Runing across northern Africa is not very easy so far. The border between Morocco and Algeria is closed. Algeria is not very safe and in south a guide is needed and sometime you have to drive between military trucks. In Libya also a guide is needed for the south. Paperwork to import a vehicule in Egypt is a nightmare....
It can be a huge challenge, but who doesn't try doesn't succeed.

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Old 04-15-2008, 01:35 PM   #148
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Paperwork to import a vehicule in Egypt is a nightmare....
Very true, please also not get involved in the city traffic
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:50 PM   #149
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Very very nice report

Nine days to wait now and I will be on my R 1150 GS leaving Paris to Morocco

Paris - Toulouse - Barcelona-....boat......Tanger-Chefchouen-Fes-Midelt-Imilchil-Boulemane de Dades-Taouz-Zagora-Tata-draa-Marrackech and return in two days to Tanger to take a Ferry to espagna and takes little road back to Paris (18 days of travel)

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Old 04-15-2008, 08:10 PM   #150
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So glad this report just popped up to the top of queue! Otherwise I would have missed this fascinating desert story. Thanks Panzer, Orange and Strommer.

Looks more like a Morrocan hotel tour Beautiful locations!
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