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Re: Moroc bound

Post by WillS » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:32 am

Great story, adventure and write up Spud, enjoyed reading it and looking at the photos, it brings back good memories of the two trips to Morocco. Hope to make a third one again.
Last time I towed a chap for 15km to Zagora as he ran out of fuel on the piste, then again 20km on the m/way to the port, and onto the queue for the ferry.
He managed to get his bike sorted in Algeciras Spain.
Hope you get the bike back soon and find the problem.
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Re: Moroc bound

Post by Mad Hatter » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:34 am

Sounds like you had a good and a bad trip mate, hopefully the good out weighed the bad.

If you need a hand with ought give me a shout mate, I've got a compression tester kit if you want to borrow it I'll drop it over sometime (thumbs)

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Re: Moroc bound

Post by Redmurty » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:01 am

Mad Hatter wrote:Sounds like you had a good and a bad trip mate, hopefully the good out weighed the bad.

If you need a hand with ought give me a shout mate, I've got a compression tester kit if you want to borrow it I'll drop it over sometime (thumbs)
it was a great trip a learning trip to be sure (thumbs) one to ponder for a while B)

compression tester would be great mate (thumbs)

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Re: Moroc bound

Post by Redmurty » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:03 am

the map I had to give to the guys in the van so they could find their way back home again :S

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another photo I had just found (thumbs)

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Re: Moroc bound

Post by Redmurty » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:04 am

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cheers Spud ;)
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Re: Moroc bound

Post by Redmurty » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:05 am

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Re: Moroc bound

Post by Mad Hatter » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:18 am

Redmurty wrote:
Mad Hatter wrote:Sounds like you had a good and a bad trip mate, hopefully the good out weighed the bad.

If you need a hand with ought give me a shout mate, I've got a compression tester kit if you want to borrow it I'll drop it over sometime (thumbs)
it was a great trip a learning trip to be sure (thumbs) one to ponder for a while B)

compression tester would be great mate (thumbs)

cheers Spud ;)
Well I could do with coming back and seeing you again sometime so I'll bring it with me then (thumbs)

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Re: Moroc bound

Post by Redmurty » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:42 am

Mad Hatter wrote:
Redmurty wrote:
Mad Hatter wrote:Sounds like you had a good and a bad trip mate, hopefully the good out weighed the bad.

If you need a hand with ought give me a shout mate, I've got a compression tester kit if you want to borrow it I'll drop it over sometime (thumbs)
it was a great trip a learning trip to be sure (thumbs) one to ponder for a while B)

compression tester would be great mate (thumbs)

cheers Spud ;)
Well I could do with coming back and seeing you again sometime so I'll bring it with me then (thumbs)
drop me a text and I'll sort it mate (thumbs)

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Re: Moroc bound

Post by Redmurty » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:50 am

things I learnt on this trip..... in no particular order....

old bike need nurturing and TLC but are surprisingly capable.

How heat effects tyres and their flexibility and how tyre pressures all tie up in all this.

How kind and generous most people are/can be including passing a bottle of water over to me as I stood on the side of the road

How the desert can and will screw you up if you let it and make no mistake it could easily end you. A good off would be very interesting to deal with.

I hate drinking water, mint tea (thumbs)

how heat will effect engines and fueling

how the desert is teaming with life and has a magnificent beauty

how a trip like this is a great lesson in life

my emotions regarding this trip are still over whelming me and I think I am on the verge of a love affair with the desert.

Moroccan dogs are interesting :whistle:

dead donkey's adapt strange positions

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Re: Moroc bound

Post by Redmurty » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:51 am

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this is a well in the middle of no where, a character came across to us and asked for a litre of fuel. We wanted to help but was really torn with giving away fuel, as the 2 really experienced guys had gone back to help with a puncture and the boys I was with was sheltering under a little bush.
They got fuel off one of the guys although we were unsure of how far it was to the next fuel stop.

the scene reminded me of a scene in Lawrence Of Arabia where a guy gets shot for drinking out of a well that belong to another tribe. I am not sure how the hell they find enough food for their animals

Tough tough life :pinch:

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