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Old 10-05-2011, 12:04 PM   #151
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Colebatch wrote: There wasnt much good bad or ugly. It was in general, a bit on the boring side foodwise. Tagine, tagine and more tagine. We didnt take any tagine pics ... but here is some of the other stuff we ate:

Roman, being Russian, really liked his fresh fruit and vegetables, so often went shopping at night for melons and tomatoes...


Roman should bring some Kaviar and Vodka with
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:20 PM   #152
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Awesome ride report!

Had the same thing happen on the generator of an old bike of mine. Took out the crank bearing too though....

Good luck and keep the rubber side down.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:37 PM   #153
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What are the odds of having the same problem afflicting two completely different bikes, both recently had their generators rebuilt, by the book, on opposite sides of Europe ????

Its too much of a long shot to be a co-incidence. Its got to be piste related.
Sounds like it was a really Shakedown as the RR title suggests...
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:30 PM   #154
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Its too much of a long shot to be a co-incidence. Its got to be piste related.
Many things are explained that way.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:20 PM   #155
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:43 PM   #156
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Yep ... my bike was put together with the manual, loctite and a torque wrench. It wasnt enough.

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What are the odds of having the same problem afflicting two completely different bikes, both recently had their generators rebuilt, by the book, on opposite sides of Europe ????

Its too much of a long shot to be a co-incidence. Its got to be piste related.

Or, it could be all those KTM parts you put on your bike.

You take a lady and put her in a slutty dress.....then see how she acts.





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Old 10-05-2011, 09:12 PM   #157
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just finished reading this thread... a lot of mechanicals...

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Old 10-06-2011, 12:28 AM   #158
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The Moroccans LOATHE the French. Yes some speak French but they are not fans of the country or the people.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:53 AM   #159
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The Moroccans LOATHE the French. Yes some speak French but they are not fans of the country or the people.
I don't agree, and not because I'm French. I went there three times (Tunisia and Algeria also), never had any problem. The problem is not your nationality, this your behavior or your attitude, how do you consider those peoples.
Off course there are a lot of French tourists and also spanish tourists in Morocco and off course a lot of stupid peoples, but Morocan peoples are used to make the difference between mass tourist and independant tourist. What is important is your spirit

If you respect, you will be respected.

stupidity is not linked with the nationality. don't put all frenchs in the same basket, spanishs in an other one and so on

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Old 10-06-2011, 01:35 AM   #160
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17.09.11 Tan Tan Plage Plage Blanche

The day began in Tan Tan Plage (Tan Tan Beach), but we were soon on our way back 25 km to Tan Tan itself, where my bike was in a back street bicycle repair shop. We arrived and soon set about flushing out my engine. I had 5 litres to push through it. The first few litres were full of black crap and shiny particles. By the time we got thru the cheap flushing oil, the sump plug was now free of metal, and the oil was coming out as clean as it went in 3 minutes earlier. I walked down the street until I found some suitable proper oil – and settled on some diesel 15-40 mineral oil from Shell. The recharged battery went in. It had 12.2V. The news from Tan Tan Plage and the generator rewinder, was that he would be ready about 2pm with the generator. With my bike just waiting on that now, we headed out to the Plage, grabbed a couple more beers and a couple of pizzas and waited it out.





At 2:30 we met the man and he had a freshly rewound generator. It was still wet with varnish, and he said not to use it for an hour. We shoved it back in Grom’s pannier and headed back to Tan Tan and my waiting bike. The generator went straight in, the cover was tightened, the Shell oil was poured in, and the motor was started up. I switched my instrument panel to volts and we saw the voltage shoot up from 12 to 13.8 in a second. It worked. The generator was generating !



All the bits went back on the bike and the luggage followed. By 4 pm we were back on the move. By 4:30 we were back on the coastal piste passing impressive ruined forts on our way to Cap Draa.





From the mouth of the Oued Draa we were riding along the top of cliffs, with Plage Blanche (White Beach) sometimes down below.





There was still some time for fooling around, shooting video and having fun at the top of the cliffs before dark:





By 6:30pm, despite a heavy load of shooting still and video pictures we were at the settlement of Aoreora and decided somewhere around here would be enough for us – we would make camp. We found a spot about half a mile away.

Only we had no tent, sleeping bag or anything else between us, but we had planned for this. We were each carrying a big stick of Spanish salami and 2 beers. What more could we want? It was a perfect dinner :) As the light faded, we found a small cave on the edge of the beach and crawled in there for the night of wild camping.



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Old 10-06-2011, 04:24 AM   #161
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You take a lady and put her in a slutty dress.....then see how she acts.
Nothing wrong with a bit of slutty dress every now and again? is there?
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:41 AM   #162
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Another good one.

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Old 10-06-2011, 07:12 AM   #163
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'Great RR as usual Walt!
One question, if I may, Didn't you find the Klim Adventure suit unbearable in the heat?
I'm about to purchase an Adventure suit only because its the only Klim suit that's Leatt compatible, and the use of the brace is a non-negotiable requirement for me. But I've noticed you're not wearing a brace, so will you be changing over to one of the other new, lighter-weight Klim suits once they become available?

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Old 10-06-2011, 10:12 AM   #164
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'Great RR as usual Walt!
I'm about to purchase an Adventure suit only because its the only Klim suit that's Leatt compatible,
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FWIW on the last issue of Outrider Magazine, there was a pretty sincere article on the Troy Lee Designs Blais Edition Rally/Enduro Jacket which is Leatt compatible also.... The Klim is probably way better quality though (or at least, it shoud!)
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:58 AM   #165
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