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Thread: A tale of a 2004 R1200GS (Morocco Trip Report)

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    Rug smuggler?

    (Wouldn't catch me in one of those things )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanum View Post
    I think you'll find he was the one on the trip who got the most pussy

    Ahh, yes, pussy. Reminds me of my sad day Poor poor pussy.

    The story will out when i get around to completing the "Loneliness" report.

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    Luring the poor wee thing out into the road, just for a better shot??

    Then, suddenly......











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    Great write up and gives me a bit more inspiration - if I needed any! - of doing Morocco next year! Have to say that its the first time I've seen TKCs on alloys - in hindsight, and apart from the sandy bits, I wonder if the TKCs were necessary in the weather?

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    Good report! Really, really looking forward to going with Bill et al in March!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steptoe View Post
    Ahh, yes, pussy. Reminds me of my sad day Poor poor pussy.

    The story will out when i get around to completing the "Loneliness" report.
    Don't leave us in the dark for too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytiff View Post
    Great write up and gives me a bit more inspiration - if I needed any! - of doing Morocco next year! Have to say that its the first time I've seen TKCs on alloys - in hindsight, and apart from the sandy bits, I wonder if the TKCs were necessary in the weather?
    We've had quite a few bikes with TKC's on alloys, and no problems so far.

    Ultimately alloys aren't meant to be as strong as spoked wheels (though I don't know of anyone who has wrecked a cast alloy GS wheel yet) but the spoked wheels are certainly easier to true, mend in the field (think heat and big hammer) and generally look more fit for purpose than the mags.

    And yes, the TKC's were necessary for this trip, although someone on Tourances could have done it with a bit of skill and determination (And a whole lot of spinning up on the ascents up the Telouet loop piste and Tizi'N Tazanakt)

    We were also right on the cusp of a serious season change- we rode above the snow line on the last day and we had a day of rain as well- Because it was very heavy and we'd done a heavy and tiring day immediately before, we ended up taking the guys out in the Land Rover for the day but the pistes we did in it wouldn't have been feasible on Tourances.

    The minimum level of tyre knobblieness we'll take on a level 1 trip is Heidenau K60's, and for the Level 2 trip it has to be TKC 80's or better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytiff View Post
    n hindsight, and apart from the sandy bits, I wonder if the TKCs were necessary in the weather?
    Both the TKC's and engine bars were quite last minute final decisions... (I was going to go Heidenau K60's, but the shop fouled it up)

    I fell off in Norway on a very easy bit of road... washed out the front wheel by locking up my brakes after turning off the ABS due to.... being scared...

    I did great on the WOBMW course, but it wasn't my bike, and it was on TKC's....

    I put the bars and was glad to go TKC for exactly that reason... less mind games, more fun...

    I think it worked...

    Al...

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    Here's a little something else...

    The link takes you to a directory where you will find a kmz file...

    http://home.wanadoo.nl/ara__/travel/

    I has my total track separated by days... includes some pictures

    Google Earth will open it (slowly as it's big)... then over in My Places/temporary places... will be
    all the data...

    Expanding the Waypoints item under MapSource will show you each of my
    overnight stops... double clicking on one will zoom in the map to that place

    Path in Tracks will show you each days ride... double clicking will fill the
    screen with just that days ride... I've color coded the tracks.. bluey is
    mostly easy asphault days... reddy is mostly rough - surfaced road

    Then down under Morocco Images item, will be a bunch of smallish images,
    linked to the location I took them...

    It's hosted on my ISP website... which is volume limited, so depending on how many people are curious.... we'll see how long it stays up... =)

    Al...

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    Quote Originally Posted by araspitfire View Post
    Here's a little something else...

    The link takes you to a directory where you will find a kmz file...

    http://home.wanadoo.nl/ara__/travel/

    I has my total track separated by days... includes some pictures

    Google Earth will open it (slowly as it's big)... then over in My Places/temporary places... will be
    all the data...

    Expanding the Waypoints item under MapSource will show you each of my
    overnight stops... double clicking on one will zoom in the map to that place

    Path in Tracks will show you each days ride... double clicking will fill the
    screen with just that days ride... I've color coded the tracks.. bluey is
    mostly easy asphault days... reddy is mostly rough - surfaced road

    Then down under Morocco Images item, will be a bunch of smallish images,
    linked to the location I took them...

    It's hosted on my ISP website... which is volume limited, so depending on how many people are curious.... we'll see how long it stays up... =)

    Al...
    Just had a look - that's great! Thanks for putting that up.

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    hek

    NO STROM TROOPING IN THIS TRIP ...........POOR BMW OWNERS LOL

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    Ahh... you must be the guy who ate a rear TKC in one week in September???

    I've seen your work....

    Al...

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    Quote Originally Posted by araspitfire View Post
    Ahh... you must be the guy who ate a rear TKC in one week in September???

    I've seen your work....

    Al...
    Ate it, chewed it up and spat it out



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    A good report there Al.

    Like several others here I find my interest in riding in Morocco on the increase.
    There are two opinions of the GS. There are those who have ridden one who think its fantastic and there are those who haven't who know its crap.

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    Great report and images. Enjoyed it and the memories it gave me
    We should learn from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism. [/I]

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    Fanum rockplay movie


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    Here's a link (Smugmug doesn't allow embedded video yet as far as I know) To my Video of Bill playing around on that rock in Morocco.



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