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Old 05-05-2006, 01:52 AM   #1
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CHINA - Anyone been lately?

The RTW continues, next stop China..... any tips on getting in by air with the R1200GS is GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks.... Brad.....

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that's oneworld-twowheels and no computer to update the website
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:14 AM   #2
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Sounds like your on quiet an adventure. Re: China i would speak with Helge Pedersen.

He can be reached @ +1 (206) 782-5609 or helge@globeriders.com

He will be in China either in May or June starting a world tour with a group or guys. The trip starts in Shanghai.

Good Luck.
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:15 AM   #3
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Unless rules have been changed, it used to be impossible to enter china on a motorbike that's larger than xxxCC, the number escapes me, but the GS is definitely over that number. Plus it's a bureaucratic nightmare to get permission to do what Helge and others have done.. You should look into it before you get there. You might need to hire a local "fixer" to get the paperwork done.. I was talking to a local guy who had plans to do this, but due to the mega headaches of being allowed with your own bike, he went there, bought a chinese knock off of the russian Ural knock off of the pre-war BMW and rode it around.

I was really enjoying your south American trip and reading your journals.. but since your computer meltdown.. no more updates..

que pasa?!
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Old 05-05-2006, 03:23 PM   #4
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any tips on getting in by air
A plane is usually the best way
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Old 05-05-2006, 03:56 PM   #5
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A plane is usually the best way
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Old 05-05-2006, 04:32 PM   #6
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Talking China

Thanks for the info so far, I'll email HP. Looks like it's going to be a challenge either way I look at it.

Website updated sometime soon, promise, we kept the diary of the trip - 10 months and 70,000 km - it would be a shame not too.

Please keep the suggestions coming, we REALLY want to do this.


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Old 05-07-2006, 08:45 PM   #7
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Brad: Not impossible, but hard to do unless you have lots of $$ or lots of time. See the Horizons Unlimited HUBB http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...olutions-19009 for lots on this topic.

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Old 05-11-2006, 02:37 AM   #8
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Go here and read carefully. There is a contact at KTM that can give advice.

http://www.ktm.co.at/

Then go JOURNEY --> ASIA --> CHINA

The biggest prblem is the fact China does not recognize the INternational Drivers Licence. From what I gather you have to obtain a local licence. Needless to say that woul dbe fun.
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:20 AM   #9
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Go here and read carefully. There is a contact at KTM that can give advice.

http://www.ktm.co.at/

Then go JOURNEY --> ASIA --> CHINA

The biggest prblem is the fact China does not recognize the INternational Drivers Licence. From what I gather you have to obtain a local licence. Needless to say that woul dbe fun.
I was in China this winter for couple weeks. Only big bikes were couple RT's that were cops. I was in Macau . Most scooters ,mopeds in world. Population highest in world 44,000 people per sq mile. The folks were the most polite drivers in world. Bikes cut in front of cars at lites between cars. Light turns yellow before turning green all bike rev for drag race. There was couple big bikes at some hotrod shops. I Didn't spend lots of time in Mainland . One other thing all the folks that look like college grads can speak english. Many are afraid to speak because of shyness. Most could read english better than speak it. AND chicks there are HOT. Food was good (just can't read menu)??? I did check on my bike shipping $700 each way. Exchange of cash US$1,000= $8,000 there. Fuel was $8.00 per liter. Whole short trip was super cool. Very cheap.
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:22 AM   #10
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i think i would skip china on a RTW journey, it would probably work out cheaper to leave your bike in storage and fly in for a week or two fly out then continue your journey
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:51 AM   #11
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i think i would skip china on a RTW journey, it would probably work out cheaper to leave your bike in storage and fly in for a week or two fly out then continue your journey
But what fun would that be.
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:05 PM   #12
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:14 PM   #13
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A bunch of Kiwis did it last year of F650s. Lots of stories and pictures here. http://worldbybike.com/silkriders/The same group is doing USA as we speak.
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:39 PM   #14
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The only thing I can tell you is that it will be extremely hard to get a bike into china over250cc (I thinks that the largest) . It will be esier to ship bike on past, buy something in china then sell it as you leave then pick your bike up at the botder. Good luck.
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