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post #1 of 13 Old 05-11-2014, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Well folks, returned a couple of weeks ago after a 10 day trip around Morocco. 6 bikes: my 2004 KLR650, BMW 1150GS, Honda Africa Twin, Honda TransAlp, Yamaha Tenere and a modified beast that scared all life forms nearby. Covered 2,400 miles each, no breakdowns, no punctures, from -4 degrees centigrade to + 32 degrees centigrade, from sea level to 14,000 feet (3400 metres) altitude, sand to snow, road to no roads. Epic trip. KLR performed well, not the best at any 1 situation but possibly the best at all situations if you know what I mean. Was carrying a fair but of weight, all tools, first aid kit, my stuff and me, no lightweight. But she did me proud and is going to be treated to a complete strip down, sand blasted frame and subframe, respray etc. Have started a blog on FB, Morocco Motorcycle Diary if you want to the trip, not sure if I could do the same on this group. Here's a photo of the old girl on the edge of the Sahara desert.
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Wow, sounds like an awesome trip! Glad you made it back safely and the KLR did well. You were with a great variety of bikes.
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Wow, sounds like an awesome trip! Glad you made it back safely and the KLR did well. You were with a great variety of bikes.
Cheers, glad we and the bikes did ok. Left my BMW 1200GS at home in Ireland, thought the KLR might be the bike for the job being that bit lighter for off road and small bits of sand. Snow, mud and gravel mixture was bad on the Atlas Mountains. Got a small bit left behind on the long road sections when the lads were pulling 90mph plus. Hadn't been flat on the tank for many a year! Showing indicated 80mph for a few 1 hour spells over the 10 days, needle was well in the red en route to Sahara!
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If anyone's interested, I can post a selection of photos on this thread? Or check out the reference on the first post, cheers.
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If anyone's interested, I can post a selection of photos on this thread? Or check out the reference on the first post, cheers.
Your images would raise interest level in this forum immensely, foofoo!

By all means, post 'em!

BTW, was this website of some assistance to you as you readied your machine for your trip? I have a feeling the forum has some investment in your adventure!
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Great photo. Thanks for the update.
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Your images would raise interest level in this forum immensely, foofoo!

By all means, post 'em!

BTW, was this website of some assistance to you as you readied your machine for your trip? I have a feeling the forum has some investment in your adventure!
Cheers, yes a few posts prior to the trip. Still got what was fuel starvation a few times, typically only after constant high speed for an hour or so. Think it might be sticking needle valve so will replace that. Kept on high flow in line fuel filter as isn't the cause of the issue and would protect in case of contaminated fuel. Will stick a few photos up....
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Great photo. Thanks for the update.
Cheers, magic place.
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post #10 of 13 Old 05-12-2014, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Up on the piste crossing the Atlas Mountains.
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