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Re: Morocco adventure

Post by Wirralman » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:51 pm

lardmarc wrote:
bth2bth2 wrote:Shame Doug didnt make it too.
It's probably just as well I didn't get as far as Mick. I told him I was going to change is name to Ali Akbur as soon as we got off the ferry.

Here's a video of my miserable attempt at an adventure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFtnp3tCiwM
I am really impressed by your positive attitude despite the adversity Such a shame What advice do you have for others thinking about such an adventure?
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Re: Morocco adventure

Post by lardmarc » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:19 pm

Wirralman wrote: I am really impressed by your positive attitude.
That's the most important commodity I have at my disposal, works wonders.
Wirralman wrote: What advice do you have for others thinking about such an adventure ?
Don't go on any long distance trip with me, that's the second MT trip abroad that has failed, I still enjoyed it though. :lol:

Carol Nash European breakdown recovery was worth paying extra on my insurance premium this year. A truly outstanding service within two hours of me phoning them to say I wanted to go home. Bike arrived back a week after I did.

Having Gary (Sportax) a phone call away was a life saver, the day I rang him about my oil leak, it was a bit worse than just a leak but that's another story, he organised getting parts shipped over to Paul (Fontanero, or as Mick calls him, Spanish) who drove them up to me as soon as they arrived at his house and refused to take a single penny off me as I was having a bad enough holiday as it was without paying out extra (his words). Between the pair of them they had me mobile again within a couple of days with the only hold up being Parcel Force taking 6 days to get the parts to Spain.

It doesn't matter what the chap at Carrot cycles says about lipo (ÂŁ170) batteries, they're no good for everyday use. He blamed it on every other electrical component on the bike and explained that you can still be unfortunate enough to buy a brand new faulty regulator (Force), Generator, coil, CDI, (Rexs' speed shop) loom (LMS) but you cannot buy a faulty SHORAI battery from him that only lasted three months. Stick to MOTOBATT.

Apart from that I've got nothing bad to say. I still had a thoroughly enjoyable trip even though I didn't get to Morroco with Mick.

I'm going to try again next year.

PS. Eric. That's got to be the first time you haven't had to edit any swear words out of one of my posts. ;)
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Re: Morocco adventure

Post by Wirralman » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:52 pm

lardmarc wrote:
Wirralman wrote: I am really impressed by your positive attitude.
That's the most important commodity I have at my disposal, works wonders.


PS. Eric. That's got to be the first time you haven't had to edit any swear words out of one of my posts. ;)
Thank you for the info, which might help others in the future
Watch this space, Gary will be offering a Pre-adventure Bike Check before long
No editing needed ! You must be chilled
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Re: Morocco adventure

Post by arceye » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:39 pm

Now that's a proper adventure, well done Mick. 8-)
Shame you had that other guy trying to follow you around. ;)
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Re: Morocco adventure

Post by MadStu » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:55 pm

Great adventure!
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Re: Morocco adventure

Post by jamba » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:50 pm

Awesome adventure, well done!
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