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Super pictures - thanks for sharing them!

How did your TTR compare to the other bigger bikes used by your friends?

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Thanx for sharing, excellent photo's Matey. Wanna share some of the highs and lows????
Daz.

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We have taken the 5 bikes in a trailer up to Tarifa in Spain to reduce the amount of tarmac.

After the ferry we had tarmac on the 1st day to visit a friend. During this day we had very bad weather with lots of rain and thunder.

The "piste" started in Guercif. We made the Rekkan plateau up to Merzouga. In the beggining the "piste" crossed ariver that was too high due the abundant rain of the day before. It was impossible to cross so we had to go back to Guercif, cross on the bridge and re start the track on the other side. We lost a lot of time with this and we had to camp two nights to finalise this track. I liked very much this "piste". 

In Merzouga we unloaded the luggage on the hotel and spent one morning playing on the dunes of the Erg Chebbi. Terrible fun.

After lunch the took our way to Taouz, Hi-Remlia, Agoult, towards Tagounit. Again one river was too high and we could not reach Tagounit (we were at about 8km). We decided to divert to Zagora. In this track we camped one night.

As we were short of time (I had a fixed apointment and had a flight to catch in Lisbon) we started the way back, first to Marrakech and then to Tanger and back home. The tarmac was a hell.

The TTR did not miss a beat, in spite of having about 60000 km. My friends (2 are my sons Teneré 3AJ who took the pictures and Teneré 660 new) are all slow pace drivers (and kind for the senior) so it was not much of a problem to keep the pace in the "pistes". The bike has less power than the others much is also much lighter. The tarmac is another issue, specialy the small mountain roads on the Atlas. The combination of heavy luggage, high altitude and steep slopes was quite a task for the TTR.



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Great adventure for you, by looking at your photos you all seem to have had a wonderful time.

How did you manage all that distance with such a small fuel tank on your TTR? biggrin

Martyn



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Hi,

I had a 22lt Acerbis tank.

The mods on the bike were:

22 lt Acerbis tank; Bash plate; Short exhaust pipe; Box for tools; Luggage rack (home made)

 



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sbraz

did you have an acerbis 22lt tank for the ttr or did you modify a xr250 one? (one is on ebay right now but wondered how much modding was required??)

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That looks like great fun. Did you organise yourselves or was the itinery supplied by a tour firm?

Rangoonruns - I think the TTR acerbis was just the XR one with different fittings anyway. There was a chap on e-bay used to sell them and I think he's linked on Brian's site. He might be worth a call about fittings but I don't think he does the tanks anymore.

Andy

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The tank was purchased for the TTR250. I do not know if originaly was for any other machine.

The intinerary was organised by us. Athough young, my friends and my sons have some experience (they have been several times in the region, namely Morroco; Mauritania; Libia; Argelia; Mali as far as I remember, using Land Rovers). It was the first motorcycle trip though.



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Fabulous pictures, real 'Adventure' riding!



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Magic photos love to do something like that, some of it looks like parts of Australia, we do have lots of camels over here.


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Wonderfully exotic-looking. Thank you for sharing with us.

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