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Old 11-27-2012, 10:21 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Actually we didn't know the KTM guy.

It was very funny to see the other bikers looking at us. hey all asked us about our bikes and about the trip and they were really amazed by our adventure.

Take a look at this guy with a KTM (not the same of the Boat).
He was running very fast from Ksar Ghilane to the Cafè du Desert (near Kebili park). When he arrived near our bikes he was really stunned. He turned his head and almost fell as he was surprised.

When he took off his helmet he said "How the hell did you bring these bikes here???".

Funny moments...

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:37 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Ha, that photo says it all! One more question, if you don't mind: one of the necessities of a good off-road bike is stability in loose terrain - a bike that is built to also handle well on the street is often a compromise and can feel "twitchy" and this will wear you out quickly. How did the Scramblers do in that regard?
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:28 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Actually we didn't worry much about this problem.

You know that one of the six bikes was a Thruxton!
This means a 18" front wheel and a strong attitude for paved roads.

We wanted to show ourselves that the normal bike we use everyday to go to work or for a simple ride was good even for desert. All that with a reduced number of changes and with a very low budget.

So the answer is YES, the bikes were hard to drive on the sand.

But they worked!

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Awesome.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:52 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Actually we didn't worry much about this problem.

You know that one of the six bikes was a Thruxton!
This means a 18" front wheel and a strong attitude for paved roads.

We wanted to show ourselves that the normal bike we use everyday to go to work or for a simple ride was good even for desert. All that with a reduced number of changes and with a very low budget.

So the answer is YES, the bikes were hard to drive on the sand.

But they worked!

Thanks!
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:36 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Thank you megalo and dr. Gonzo for posting this here. It's nice to see what else can be done with our bikes.
Fantastic job on your modifications, dr. Gonzo!
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I'm having trouble working out which one was the Thuxton? Any pics Gonzo?
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:43 AM   #48 (permalink)
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I'm having trouble working out which one was the Thuxton? Any pics Gonzo?
this is Christian's Thruxton:

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:15 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Awesome journey and awesome bikes. Thanks for sharing. What riding jackets were you all wearing? They are really cool and match the vintage MX look perfectly!
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:56 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Sweet tires, great video, thanks for sharing!
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