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Old 11-12-2013, 02:19 AM   #31
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Awesome pictures, looking forward to more with great anticipation!
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:07 AM   #32
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Hello Dominik.
I have bin in Australia in 2011 and 2012,and want to go back next year,taking my bike with me again,like I did last time.
I have a few questions for you.
1) the price is 1900 one way,but do your already know,when you fly back,and did you already get your ticket for your return flight?
2) Wat was the weight of your bike?
3) Was was the name of the Airline ho flew your bike to Perth?
4) were did you left your crate?
I keep following your trip,I did Melbourne,Adelaide,Darwin, Broome,Perth,Nullarbor,Adelaide,Bourke,Townsville, Bisbane,Sydney,and back to Melbourne in 2011 and 2012,30.000 km in 4 months.,on a Harley.It,s a BIG country,but you will find out how BIG.
Keep sending us more stories and pictures.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:35 PM   #33
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Would it not be cheaper and simpler just to buy a bike in Australia on arrival?

Then sell it on departure?

Used bikes can be found here: http://www.bikesales.com.au/?gclid=C...FcEypAodn2IAyg

And there are dealers for all the major brands in each state.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:43 PM   #34
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Hello Hoots.
I did that in 2005 bought a BMW R 80,went from Sydney to Perth,and back with the Indian Pacific train,from Perth to Adelaide,45 hours on a train,without sleep,and to Brisbane,and back to Sydney. Than you have to sell the bike again,and if the buyer knows that you have to catch a plane,they lowered the price.(I did get a good price for the R 80,at Motohansa,after the trip.) If you have friends(or enough time) to resell the bike,than it,s no problem. OK,bringing your own bike cost a lot of money,but you know that bike,and you get used to it.So next time I bring my own bike with me again.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:05 PM   #35
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Hello Hoots.
I did that in 2005 bought a BMW R 80,went from Sydney to Perth,and back with the Indian Pacific train,from Perth to Adelaide,45 hours on a train,without sleep,and to Brisbane,and back to Sydney. Than you have to sell the bike again,and if the buyer knows that you have to catch a plane,they lowered the price.(I did get a good price for the R 80,at Motohansa,after the trip.) If you have friends(or enough time) to resell the bike,than it,s no problem. OK,bringing your own bike cost a lot of money,but you know that bike,and you get used to it.So next time I bring my own bike with me again.
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I wouldn't recommend anyone travel from Sydney to Perth and back again to buy a bike ...

Unsure why the Adelaide leg ...

That is all a bit crazy ...

Basically equivalent to travelling right across the US or Europe a couple of times, with significantly fewer comforts ...

Just buy a bike in whatever city you land in - new or used - registration is a lot simpler - setup is a doddle unless participating in a serious rally - the bikes and aftermarket accessories are identical worldwide ...

Resale may be an issue, but you'd take far less of a loss with a quick sale than the cost of bike transport - and far less hassle ...

Inevitably you'd make some friends here, or know people already - most would be more than happy to sell a bike for you ...

Websites like this will unearth people in the destination country (Australia in this case) who can advise you on suitable bikes for the different sorts of trips ...
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:04 AM   #36
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:00 AM   #37
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:50 AM   #38
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:41 AM   #39
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Hello Dominik.
I have bin in Australia in 2011 and 2012,and want to go back next year,taking my bike with me again,like I did last time.
I have a few questions for you.
1) the price is 1900 € one way,but do your already know,when you fly back,and did you already get your ticket for your return flight?
No I have no clue where it will be
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2) Wat was the weight of your bike?
I had a limit of 300kg this was included in the volume
The bike itself may have been 230kg + 30kg for the crate
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3) Was was the name of the Airline ho flew your bike to Perth?
Emirates
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4) were did you left your crate?
I disposed it into a bin at the airport
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:45 AM   #40
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Would it not be cheaper and simpler just to buy a bike in Australia on arrival?

Then sell it on departure?
I thought about it as well but for my first big trip I wanted my bike that a know.

The next time I will do it the other way
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:56 AM   #41
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Hello.
I did it all.
I bought a van in 2001,went with a friend from Brisbane to Alice Springs in 5 weeks,because my mate didn,t had much more time.
In 2005 I bought the BMW,I wanted to go from Perth more Norh,but it was already 38C in Perth,and 42C in Broome,that,s why I took the train,just because I din,t want to do the Nullarbor again.From Adelaide(the Indian Pacific has a stop there) I went inland to visit some friends in Brisbane. I did 15.000 km in 3 months. And in 2011 I shipped my Harley Electra-Glide,with Getrouted, from the UK to Melbourne,and back from Sydney to Barcelona,after a 30.000 km trip in 4 months.It takes 6 weeks on sea from the UK to Melbourne,and the same time back,but I own 2 bikes,so for me it was no problem,6 weeks without the Harley.
I want to come back next year,or 2015,but I bring my own bike with me,with Carnet de Passage,no hassle for a TP assurance,no problem at the RACV,went to the port,connect the battery,waited for the inspetion,and could ride my own bike on Australian soil,just AMAZING.
See you next year.
Chris.
P.S. I am Belgian.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:04 PM   #42
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You gotta watch that 'Bushmans' repellant, it'll melt bitumen at 400 paces....serious stuff
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I've seen it blister paint on a table, and people put it on their skin

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Oh yeah I sprayed it on my shoes and it took the paint off them :) but it works great I have no problems with my skin.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:07 PM   #43
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:19 AM   #44
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Welcome to Australia Dominik.

Great report, thanks for sharing - we're looking forward to seeing more.

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Old 11-14-2013, 04:54 AM   #45
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Great report mate,your gunna have the time of your life !
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