Riding in Morocco 2017

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Lost John
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Riding in Morocco 2017

Post by Lost John » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:52 pm

Hi all, been off the scene for a while but i miss my C90 so am looking to take her back to Morocco this year. I last went i think in around 2013 and had a blast. Has anyone been recently and can update me on what the current situatuion is with entry paperwork is for the bike?

Many thanks.

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Re: Riding in Morocco 2017

Post by knapdog » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:10 pm

Lost John wrote:Hi all, been off the scene for a while but i miss my C90 so am looking to take her back to Morocco this year. I last went i think in around 2013 and had a blast. Has anyone been recently and can update me on what the current situatuion is with entry paperwork is for the bike?

Many thanks.
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Re: Riding in Morocco 2017

Post by BenB » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:36 am

I'm interested in this - or at least the paperwork side. Been toying with a trip to Morocco on a bigger bike in May......

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Re: Riding in Morocco 2017

Post by Newtsalad » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:24 am

BenB wrote:I'm interested in this - or at least the paperwork side. Been toying with a trip to Morocco on a bigger bike in May......
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Re: Riding in Morocco 2017

Post by Bogger » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:56 am

Will it be a one way trip Ben?

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Re: Riding in Morocco 2017

Post by Bogger » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:58 am

I think Morocco would be proper dodgy. But I stand to be corrected.

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Re: Riding in Morocco 2017

Post by BenB » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:45 pm

Bogger wrote:I think Morocco would be proper dodgy. But I stand to be corrected.

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I'm sure Morocco would be interesting. Dodgy maybe.

We went over on holiday a few years back. Took the children. Hired a car. Drove all over on our own. Had a whale of a time.

I've always said that I think the children make some things easier - including roadside checks in Morocco.

As for the idea of taking the bike, it's something I'd like to do. I'm not convinced going alone is sensible (but sensible is not often my way) but with someone else I think it would be ok.....

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Re: Riding in Morocco 2017

Post by Lost John » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:34 pm

Guys

Stop thinking of Morocco being dodgy, I have been twice, once on a gs800 and once on my c90. Best trip? C90, why? Because when you ride into a village on a GS, you are on something which is at least a years salary to them so you cannot expect them to run up and want to swop stories with you and whilst we never had any interfering with the bikes you have got to be pretty dim to let it happen.

When you turn up on the C90 they do come up to you and want to talk about what you are doing. Even funnier is talking to the GS boys about where you have been/going. 'What do you mean you are going off the main roads.' Lol

Would I go alone, umm probably not, not because of security but because it is more fun sharing the adventure together.

I think most on the forum have seen our last trip if not take a look at our video:
https://youtu.be/nYvuwWFo94M

Sorry meant to add, I have gone via Algeciras to Ceuta and from Almeria to Melilla. Advantage of former is it is quick but advantage of latte is it is a night ferry. So, we got bikes shipped to Malaga then flew to Malaga picked them up rode down to port, good nights sleep on ferry overnight before starting trip next day.

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Re: Riding in Morocco 2017

Post by gzk6nk » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:38 pm

I went on a BMW ride to Morocco some years ago, when I had an 1150GS. I rode to Plymouth where I met the tour leader and other tour members, then used the Sanander ferry. Rode through Spain to Algercias, crossed to Ceuta, and rode down through Morocco via Fez to the Sahara, and back via the Atlas Mountains and Marrakesh to return to Spain via Ceuta. Back up through Spin on a different route to the southbound one, home via the Santander ferry.

Took 3 weeks, and It was some of the best fun I've had on a motorcycle. Made some great friends too. Not sure I'd want to do it on a C50 or 90 simply because some of the distances are vast and it would take for ever. However, I can imagine if you have the time, it could be great fun.

Nice to think you've ridden your bike from home in the north of England, to the Sahara and back.

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