Morocco Off Road

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Morocco Off Road

Postby rabbit » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:25 am

Recently Enjoyed a few days in Morocco with my DR800

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Had planned 2 weeks but burned the clutch after about 4 days. Still, I know what needs to be replaced for next time!
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Re: Morocco Off Road

Postby nug » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:06 pm

good to see it getting used :tup:
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Re: Morocco Off Road

Postby spendango » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:20 pm

Looks good :tup:
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Re: Morocco Off Road

Postby rabbit » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:58 pm

Enjoyed the trip a lot, might try to get some slightly better forks for the bike for another such trip if I can find some.

Actually the bike was good off road apart from that, better than I had imagined.

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Re: Morocco Off Road

Postby BigBob » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:29 am

It`s usually the steel plates on these that need replacing not the fibre ones so check carefully.
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Re: Morocco Off Road

Postby nug » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:23 am

I fitted DRZ 400 forks for a cheap upgrade. You will need uprated springs for them of course. Its not a straight swap either. It requires competent welding skills etc for making steering stops etc. Its a worthwhile improvement off road though for not a lot of money. You will then find the rear shock lacking & will end up spending 4-5 times the cost of the fork swap just to get things balanced :tup:
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Re: Morocco Off Road

Postby rabbit » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:33 am

Thanks for the tips regariding the clutch and the forks.

I'll look into the clutch over the clutch over the coming weeks and the forks later in the year when I have some more cash!

For now, back to the trusty vfr750 :)
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Re: Morocco Off Road

Postby rabbit » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:50 am

Here's a 10 minute film clip of a part of the trip :

https://youtu.be/rNoEsHCdt5Y
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Re: Morocco Off Road

Postby nug » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:31 pm

:tup:
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Re: Morocco Off Road

Postby GraySWTRF » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:18 pm

Wish I was there. :clap: :tup:
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