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West Africa by Motorbike

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A longer version of my overland trip through Africa by motorbike.
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Raz Bryan (1 month ago)
Great video mate. I'm looking into doing pretty much the same trip . Next year. Thankyou for sharing
bob vanderwest (1 month ago)
You didn't mention Amadou in your list of people to thank.
andrewhnorris1 (1 month ago)
I know
Bestoink Dooley (1 month ago)
Very foolish thing to do, white chaps traveling across Africa. They are extremely lucky they didn't end up in an African family's cooking pot. Seriously.
Bestoink Dooley (1 month ago)
+Dereck Randell The way things are going in London these days, it might as well be the middle east and Africa. AHAHAHAHAHAH.
Dereck Randell (1 month ago)
Of course it can be dangerous, but then again crossing the road in London can be dangerous. May I ask have you had any experience of living or travelling in Africa.
Official CTR (2 months ago)
Enjoyed the video thanks for having us along .
Stephen Miller (3 months ago)
2019 .... where u at now ?
Stephen Miller (1 month ago)
Is this TRUE??
Charles Ottoman (1 month ago)
Stephen Miller Al Qaeda got him unfortunately
Laporte Bernard (3 months ago)
Nice trip man. I also watch amazing WORLD MOTO TOUR (100 countries) here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVj8uzaMRO0
Victor (5 months ago)
What do you think about the possibility of driving a sports bike through Africa, is it even possible?
andrewhnorris1 (4 months ago)
I'd say by now it probably is possible. You'd want to get some tread on your tyres though. I think your biggest challenge will be the range of the fuel tank, though you can always buy petrol if you ask around. If people cycle Africa, you can sure do it on a sports bike.
Shapka (6 months ago)
I don't understand why do this? What do you get out of it? And be real, not some esoteric spiritual arguments. You're wasting time and resources. For what.
Dereck Randell (1 month ago)
If you have never done this you will never know. Same as people who climb mountains. I spent four years travelling round the world on a motorcycle and I can say it's one of my greatest achievements. As for wasting resources, you do know how much fuel is used on 1 plane flight say from London to New York. Check it out.
Lukas van der Merwe (6 months ago)
Hi, we are doing a similar route next year. Was great watching your video. Would live to learn more about your experience.
Adriaan Cilliers (7 months ago)
Awesome Trip! Which bikes were you guys using?
andrewhnorris1 (7 months ago)
LEÓN BOCANEGRA (7 months ago)
Great vídeo and the best bike! How many time you invest totally? Did you sell the bike in SA? Thanks for share!
LEÓN BOCANEGRA (7 months ago)
Great vídeo and the best bike! How many time you invest totally? Did you sell the bike in SA?
kostas restas (8 months ago)
hey man!! nice video, nice tour!! i have same bike like you, here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYI7iPIS7DQ tell me if you remember what was the brand name of chain and sprocket, i want to avoid them!
Danny mullane (9 months ago)
One of the best my friend
Nob Ruoj (10 months ago)
So the locals fixed your bike using most rudimentary tools? Up to that point I was asking myself what happens if his bike break down in such locations... Well that answered it but you did not mention anything about how it got fixed which is a rather important bit of info for anyone thinking of doing this sort of travel. Enjoyed the journey thank you for posting .
vagner sansão (10 months ago)
Tosto Amico (10 months ago)
a croire que ca les amuse de chercher et de faire voir les pires routes d'afrique
Exodus 2017 (10 months ago)
cool = thank you for sharing. Did you need a carnet de passage for the motor bike? thanks
andrewhnorris1 (10 months ago)
I did take a Carnet, but it wasn't needed and I could have sold my bike in SA rather than paying to ship it home.
Ndonue Takwi (1 year ago)
Africa is the most corrupt place in the Planet prominently Cameroon
Ndonue Takwi (1 year ago)
good one
Ian Johnson (1 year ago)
very fine video of a terrific trip - well done
Gernot Papp (1 year ago)
Michelle Sevigny (1 year ago)
Really enjoyed your video, great summary of your trip and inspirational for me as it's in my future. Thanks!
keko M. (1 year ago)
I'm planning my own African adventure so this video really helps! Im hoping to start next year around summertime: buy a motorcycle in morocco and ride through Lybia and Algeria then south down the east coast, then up north the west coast from south africa. Really excited about visiting Africa!!! my life long dream!
Frank & Lisa Travels (1 year ago)
that was a heck of a ride thru south Africa we'll done. looked a bit dangerous but you made it......
C'mon Mann (2 years ago)
I salute you for your bravery and great video. Stay safe out there.
Wheelie Adventurous (2 years ago)
Great to see! Just finished driving south via the west and back up the east back to Europe. Ahh miss the african adventure already...
Dileep Kumar (2 years ago)
nice ..... congrats
João Pedro Mendonça (2 years ago)
Good film and nice trip mate How did you get your chain and sprocket fixed? I'm planning a shorter trip in 2018. Just from france to Guiné Bissau and back. Any "must know" tip that you can think of? Thanks
Dileep Kumar (2 years ago)
João Pedro Mendonça all the best...
Diego Fianza (2 years ago)
Amazing vid, and also I read your blog--also amazing! But about your chain break, I really think that the garage that had just serviced your moto sabotaged the chain. As a person who has been traveling since childhood, yeah, I've seen things like that.
psadio (2 years ago)
what a great adventure, congratulations Andrew
Lee (2 years ago)
Wow. Nice trip. Except for the locking rear wheel, anything other problem? BTW What happened? Also, what bike did your Swiss friends were riding? 650 Suzuki DRZ ? Honda XR 650 ?
Lee (2 years ago)
Thanks. And damn KTM mechanics... Ready to Break... ;-)
andrewhnorris1 (2 years ago)
Lee I think the Swiss were on an old Yamaha 650. The problem with the bike was that when I got it serviced in Togo by KTM, they set the chain too tight. A few hundred kms down the road the chain snapped at 100kph and wrapped road the rear swinging arm. Appart from this the bike was perfect for the job.
Alasdair Campbell (2 years ago)
Nice film Mate.
Indigo Dande (2 years ago)
thats absolutely amazing.
Irezumi1989 (2 years ago)
Looks like an wonderfull experience!! Would you please educate me about what budget i have to keep in mind to do a trip like this? I will attempt to do a trip like this in about 2years from now. Cheers!
andrewhnorris1 (2 years ago)
The big costs for me were the Carnet, Bike and transport of the bike back to the UK. There were people who didn't use a Carnet, so could then sell the bike in SA for a good price; this would have reduced costs massively. The day to day costs were low (food / accommodation / petrol), but the Visas were very expensive (these you can find out the costs online. So for the main costs its easy to work it out, as you will know the price of bike, repatriation, carnet, insurance, visas. All you need to do is estimate the number of days and give yourself a daily budget. Add on a contingency for preparation and unknown costs ad your are there. So for a cheap trip - do it quickly, no carnet, cheap bike, sell bike at end, camp often and choose countries with cheap visas. Hope this helps

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