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Offline yiannis

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Tigers in Morocco 2012 (Ride report and pics)
« on: April 21, 2012, 05:28:14 PM »
What a wonderful trip this was. I had no idea Morocco has such an amazing scenery, wonderful cities and people. It far exceeded my expectations and can't wait to do it again someday.

We started out from Barcelona and did the 10-day trip as described in the rent-a-tiger blog. Everything was very well planned, the hotels were excellent and the route was amazing everyday. It was great to have the hotel all planned out and waiting at the end of the day without worrying about it. Of course, something always happens to turn things into an adventure, in our case it was the first few rainy days and quite a memorable experience riding into Fes and finding all the streets turned into knee-high rivers. It was a miserable half-hour at the time but quite a memorable experience. I'll keep the story short for now to get onto the pictures.

Some more random things
- 4400km, 60 hours of riding, average speed 79km/h.
- 5.7l/100km consumption for the normal Tigers, 6.1l/100km for my Arrow-map Remus-canned Tiger. I guess this answers the question about mileage on the Arrow map. Then again mine might be a touch more powerful but also burns more fuel on the highway.
- Whoever designed the gear ratios should be shot. Highway riding at 140km/h makes it rev much higher than it should, plenty of power below 6k rpms, just wasted fuel.....
- The Tiger is the PERFECT bike for this trip.
- No mechanical problems at all except the last day, coming back to Barcelona I lost the neutral light. It has been to the dealer and we're waiting on a new gear position sensor, they said it has happened before.

On to the pictures with plenty of Tiger "porn". We shot over 2300 pictures, it was hard going through them while trying to catch up to work, here's a quick selection.

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Re: Tigers in Morocco 2012 (Ride report and pics)
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 05:50:25 PM »
Wow that's absolutely fantastic, loved every single picture yiannis. Want to go!

When you get time more words would be great  :152:
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Re: Tigers in Morocco 2012 (Ride report and pics)
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 05:53:16 PM »
Thanks and thanks for all the work to check the pictures.
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Re: Tigers in Morocco 2012 (Ride report and pics)
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2012, 05:56:07 PM »
Sure, TigerTom should be posting more pictures soon.

The one thing that stands out for me how different this country is from place to place. Ok, I was prepared for the sand dunes but I had no idea there were such amazing mountains, forests, etc. The cities are also amazingly different and each one has its own appeal. Amazing stuff and I was glad I saw it and also glad that we had someone that knew where to take us, the roads and everything.

More later, got to go watch some Real Madrid getting their asses kicked now... edit 2: we lost  :003: :138:

edit: There's also great video material, give me a little time to edit it.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2012, 09:23:29 PM by yiannis »

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Re: Tigers in Morocco 2012 (Ride report and pics)
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012, 07:14:20 PM »
Love this  :008:



Your report sums up why I love Morocco, and why everyone should go. It's just amazing.

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Re: Tigers in Morocco 2012 (Ride report and pics)
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012, 09:04:48 PM »
Thanks for sharing the photos Yiannis.

Looks like a great trip - something I must do one of these days!!

Amongst the scenery you have some of the best photos of the Tiger loaded up with Triumph cases and adventure pack ive seen yet!

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Re: Tigers in Morocco 2012 (Ride report and pics)
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012, 09:07:50 PM »
i really enjoyed the photo's   :047:  now eagerly awaiting the video's  :046:
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Re: Tigers in Morocco 2012 (Ride report and pics)
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2012, 09:16:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by BigMike [+]
Love this  :008:


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Re: Tigers in Morocco 2012 (Ride report and pics)
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012, 09:22:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tiger 06400 [+]
Thanks for sharing the photos Yiannis.

Looks like a great trip - something I must do one of these days!!

Amongst the scenery you have some of the best photos of the Tiger loaded up with Triumph cases and adventure pack ive seen yet!

The Rent-a-Tiger bikes are fully equipped like that, mine has the Givi Trekker top-case and Triumph side cases Rent-a-Tiger kindly lent me. Which reminded me, a quick review on these cases. I didn't expect much reading all the bad reviews but I have to say, they handled the trip great and they are absolutely waterproof. They had TONS of water on them and not a drop inside, I was expecting worse by looking at them. The adventure top case is also fairly water-proof even without the rain cover. That rain cover though needs some way to strap it securely, we almost lost one when it flew off in Andalucia.

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Re: Tigers in Morocco 2012 (Ride report and pics)
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2012, 10:00:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by yiannis [+]
The Rent-a-Tiger bikes are fully equipped like that, mine has the Givi Trekker top-case and Triumph side cases Rent-a-Tiger kindly lent me. Which reminded me, a quick review on these cases. I didn't expect much reading all the bad reviews but I have to say, they handled the trip great and they are absolutely waterproof. They had TONS of water on them and not a drop inside, I was expecting worse by looking at them. The adventure top case is also fairly water-proof even without the rain cover. That rain cover though needs some way to strap it securely, we almost lost one when it flew off in Andalucia.

Great pics and thanks for the review!
Any comments about the adventure tail bag? I am about to order it the next days...

 


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