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Old 11-02-15, 19:44
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Smile I'm off to portugal...

Any tips I should definitely check or take with me. Xt660r with dodgy dash lights and 21k on the clock.

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Old 12-02-15, 21:23
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Xt660r with dodgy dash lights and 21k on the clock.
Not sure you shouldn't try to get to the bottom of the disco lights before you head off?

If you're a bit OCD about packing and ensuring every eventuality is covered, then this thread is worth a read.

Best of luck with the trip.
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Old 12-02-15, 22:39
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disco

Thanks Pepsi for your TOP advice, we are starting in Braganca and off roading as much as possible down from there, 6/7 days

Are there any places you think are a MUST visit, or places you think we should stay / ride etc off piste monsanto looks a must place to stop over.



As for me disco lights Pleiades , cleaned the earth, check the fuses. doesnt start with keys out. but stopped happening after a while. as it does, ran the bike for a bit, started the disco again.

I've stuck it in the office as ive no garage for a full strip down and check, hard to diagnose as it stops working as soon as we start working on it.

no idea...

Cant wait to fix it, REALLY cant wait for portugal.
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Old 12-02-15, 22:43
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but stopped happening after a while. as it does, ran the bike for a bit, started the disco again.

I've stuck it in the office as ive no garage for a full strip down and check, hard to diagnose as it stops working as soon as we start working on it.
Intermittent = dodgy connection somewhere. Just a question of finding it...
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Old 15-02-15, 22:33
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@)

Excellent info Again

The plans are rough, and we are crap at maps haha, much off road as possible is the order of the day. The places you've sent look ACE. ill pass it on to the team.

its my 1st tour on a bike for me, one of the lads has done it before riding in leathers n his knee down, n minky (our safety baromitor) followed this rough route last year.


If you fancy joining us for a day or two, feel free. The route on the map i posted is just a general guide. just want some shamazing off roads, views, places to stay. etc etc.

hahah, standard

obrigado

dave
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Old 19-02-15, 20:46
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Hi nethen,

When are you planning on going?

Hi Pepsi,

I am also planning to ride this trail in October 2 x tenere and a bmw dakar.We plan to camp but are unsure if there are any campsites or are you able to just camp anywhere?

The info you have given has been very helpful.

thanks
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Old 19-02-15, 23:47
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We're off in April.
as much off road as possible.
strictly NO camping !!
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Old 01-03-15, 09:05
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Thanks, campsites look good but we were hoping for a bit more freedom on the ride rather than booking into paces and having destinations you must get to.

I have looked at some threads on other sites and the photos seem to be camping in the wilds.

Do you know if you are able to camp in the woods, mountains areas etc or is that illegal and you must camp on sites?

cheers
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Old 01-03-15, 18:13
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Thanks for that info.
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