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Old 11-22-2012, 11:54 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Hi everybody!
I'm one of the six in the video.

I just want to say thank you for your appreciations.

It's true. We were only having fun!

We asked around fo some sponsorship and we get 6 Jackets, 6 pairs of tubeless wheels, 6 helmets and gloves. Nothing more.

We have spent last winter modifying the bikes in our garages. We had only passion and no money from anybody.

The trip was 12 days long and we spent 3 nights in the desert with the guide we met in Douz city.

It was the most exciting experience of my life.

We are now planning a new trip for 2013.

I think that it's simply great that you have five friends that shared your enthusiasm to do all the work and then have a great trip together. Good for you and fill us in the next trip.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:46 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Could you list some of the changes you had to make to the bikes for us on here. It would be nice to know what you did to make them go in the Desert
I'm very pleased to show you my work.

You can see all the changes to the bike in this thread in our italian forum. Enjoy!

http://modernclassic.altervista.org/thread-145.html
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:53 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Man I wish my riding buddies and I were about 20 years younger. That kind of riding adventure would be great.

Here's my personal favorite. Number 8. Any of you guys in the video have further info?
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:25 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Number 8 is Gianni's bike.
I agree with you, his bike was the really good looking.
You can see a lot of pictures of our trip here: http://www.deserttrophy.it/

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Old 11-24-2012, 10:51 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Was totally going to say Tunisia. Drove the country a couple years ago. Would love to go back on a bike.


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Old 11-24-2012, 11:10 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Man I wish my riding buddies and I were about 20 years younger. That kind of riding adventure would be great.

Here's my personal favorite. Number 8. Any of you guys in the video have further info?
Yes that really is a stunner. And they look even better all together. And even better out in the dirt and sand where they belong.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:28 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I'm very pleased to show you my work.

You can see all the changes to the bike in this thread in our italian forum. Enjoy!

http://modernclassic.altervista.org/thread-145.html

Wow a lot more work than it seemed. Very nice but would you need to do all that to make the bike ready? Or could you have got away with less?
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:01 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I'm very pleased to show you my work.

You can see all the changes to the bike in this thread in our italian forum. Enjoy!

http://modernclassic.altervista.org/thread-145.html
Very cool to see the build up! Thanks for the link!!!
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:17 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Wow a lot more work than it seemed. Very nice but would you need to do all that to make the bike ready? Or could you have got away with less?
Surely could be less.

I think the most important thins to do to make a Bonneville ready for desert are:

1) off road tyres (below the normal inflating pressure);
2) motocross bar
3) scrambler exhaust
4) rear fender very high (maybe better without)
5) good (and long) shocks
6) some kind of engine protection (if you want)
7) courage!

Everything else is unnecessary (but nice!)

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So who was the guy with the KTM on the boat? Fellow passenger or another friend? It's funny to see a full-on modern adventure bike next to the scramblers. I mean, I understand the form-follows-function ethos, but next to all those classically styled bikes it looks like quite the ugly du(c)k...
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