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Old 9 Mar 2008
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Is it possible to ride onn tar roads from Tanger to Rabat to Fès and back to Tanger ?
I have an old GoldWing 1200 so off-road is no option.

I was thinking, one day from Tanger to Rabat, one day from Rabat to Fès and one day back to Tanger.
Just to get a quick impression of Marrocco and maybe come back later on my BMW F650GS.

How much fuel capacity do I need on those roads ? Are there enough gas stations ?
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Hello nameless,

Tanger - Rabat = highway
Rabat - Fes = mostly highway
Fes - Tanger = the same

Fuel problems: nowhere on this route.

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Hi, I first went to Maroc in the early 80's, great roads but plenty of hustlers at the Tangiers port, I went for a 2nd time in 2006....and what a difference! so 'laid back' I will definately return, don't take my word for it, ask Tim Cullis!
No problems with fuel at all.
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Why nameless ?? My name is in my signature.

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Tanger - Rabat = highway
Rabat - Fes = mostly highway
Fes - Tanger = the same
Fuel problems: nowhere on this route.
Ulrich
Thanks. That is good news.
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Hi,

I´ve been to Morocco and south to Dakhla with my rigid frame combo in autumn last year. No problem. So, don´t care of your Gold Wing.

Some video impressions at: Yesterdays, der Film, Trailer 2 - MyVideo

At the end of the film you see some impressions of Tanger.

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Jan,
Good luck with the trip. I enjoyed reading your account up to Nordkapp last year and am thinking of copying you. I liked your list of old bikes which is similar to mine, I rode Puch mopeds for the Post Office, then got a CB200, then later BMWs and Harleys. Bet you wished you'd hung on to some of them now.

Winterbiker,
Enjoyed the video but couldn't make out what the bike was. Why rigid-framed, is it a special? You were lucky to have so many people around to push it out of the sand.

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I liked your list of old bikes which is similar to mine, I rode Puch mopeds for the Post Office, then got a CB200, then later BMWs and Harleys. Bet you wished you'd hung on to some of them now.
Yes, I would love to have some of these bike in my garage now, like the Harley SS250, the Electra Glide and the BMW R90/6 ........ and some others ;-)

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Very nice video and a nice impressiom of Morocco. Except for the sand dunes, all roads looked like being no problem for my GoldWing.
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Hi Jan,
We met at WingDing Europe in Denmark. We are going to be at the Belgian Treffen and then headed for Morocco, planning to arrive about mid-April. What's your schedule, are you going to Belgium? When will you be in Morocco? Will you be at the Morocco HUBB meeting? We'd love to meet up with you again.
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Jan,
I ca'nt help you as I'm also looking for information on travel for Morrocco. I enjoyed reading your blog about the Nordkapp trip,hopefully you'll do a blog on this journey.
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@indoors

The combo is homemade, and the hole story of building it you can read in English language at:
Yesterdays-Gespann

Scroll down a little bit.

More pics you´ll find at:
http://www.project-yesterdays.de/ass...Yesterdays.pdf

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are you going to Belgium? When will you be in Marocco?
Hi Bob & Kathy,
I'll just visit the Belgium GW treffen on Sunday because of other obligations :-(
My plan is to be in Marocco in mid september, but just a few days.

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I enjoyed reading your blog about the Nordkapp trip,hopefully you'll do a blog on this journey.
Hi Mark,
I will, in fact, I already started on http://www.xs4all.nl/~jkrijt/trips/n2g2008/index.shtml
When I'm in Gibraltar it is only a short trip to Marocco.
It depends on the time I have and how much money is left if I can go to Marocco or if I'll drive North from Gibraltar.
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Impressive Special

Sorry to hijack your thread Jan,

...but just wanted to thank Winterbiker for the links to his build - very impressive. From the video, I couldn't see that the motor was a Sportster or even the springer forks. Some people say Harley have been building 1920s bikes ever since the 1920s. I was just surprised that you made it rigid and didn't cheat with a softail arrangement.

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