|05-15-2004, 11:24 AM||#61|
Joined: May 2004
Location: Berkeley, CA
Yeah the journal is at www.petefromberkeley,com, but I haven't updated it since, like, Costa Rica or somewhere. I'll do that now and let you know when it's done.
|05-27-2004, 10:18 AM||#62|
greetings from Wa state
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Bow, WA USA
as pete mentioned you need a carnet, go to Grants site horizonsunlimited.com for much info , they have some new shipping info too, road help voulenteers around the world, info on your route etc... good site, Grant bleeds bmw...
if you need any assistance in the seattle, van BC area , let me know , I am have way between both, grant is in Van bc,
Helge peterson runs this route, he lives in seattle, touratechusa is in seattle also if you need any trick stuff.
Be sure to read Dr Greg Fraisers reports, fun and informative
|05-27-2004, 10:31 AM||#63|
Joined: Sep 2002
Thanks. The main snag now is the California DMV, they still have not processed the expedited title and when the dealer called them they said they haven't even got to that pile yet to begin. As it stands, the DMV will likely take another month.
Plan B is to air freight direct into Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. Fed X just gave me a $4,000.00 quote. I must do my own customs clearance and hazardous materials forms. Zeeesh
Plan C is to air freight into Tokyo and ride north to catch the ferry over to Vladivostok. That's providing the Russians grant me a business visa based on the letter I paid some Internet company to provide me. Murphy is in control.
Plan D is to air freight to Frankfurt with Motocycles Express for two grand but they handle everything much smoother or so they claim. Then I must head up into Russia from there. Hmmmmmmmm
|05-27-2004, 12:38 PM||#65|
Old School Adventurer
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Hayward, WI
Being More Alive
SV, Go Man Go. I said it before & Iâ€™ll say it again youâ€™re a huge inspiration to all us wanabe adventures. I think one of the main reasons a lot of us fail to follow through on our adventure plans are all the logistics involved in caring out the plan and the thought of the unknown along the way. By you spelling out your thought pattern in trying to figure out how to get you bike to Vladivostok and the GPS thing youâ€™re laying out a road map for others to follow. Ya itâ€™s difficult and ya itâ€™s scary and ya it probably wonâ€™t go as planned but thatâ€™s why itâ€™s called an adventure. I remember planning my first big adventure south of the border a couple years ago and all the chills I got up the back of my neck and the gut wrenching feelings I had when thinking about crossing the border solo, finding places to sleep and what would I do if I had bike troubles. So many times during my month of planning I felt like saying F it and just going back to my routine of going to work than home. Then I stumbled on your site describing your adventure through Belize, that changed my plans from a two weeker to Mazatlan to a five weeker to Belize (Iâ€™m formally belizebiker) Man that changed my life! Thanks again SV, your doing more good then you will ever know.
The chills and gut wrenching feelings are still with me when planning my cruises but Iâ€™ve learned to embrace the feelings as part of being more alive.
cavebiker screwed with this post 05-28-2004 at 10:34 AM Reason: spelling
|05-27-2004, 11:33 PM||#66|
Joined: Sep 2002
Indeed the adventure has begun. I took a shot at calling my local congressman, Jim Battin, to see if he could get DMV moving. After several calls back and forth, they said if I could prove we overnighted the paperwork we would be home free. I located all the receipts and proof of delivery as requested and the congressman's secretary called me back stating my permanent California title would be in the mail this afternoon. Yeah and I promise not to...
We shall see.
It appears I will be air freighting to Tokyo and catching the ferry over to Siberia. Does anyone have information on where and when the ferry leaves from? Are you out there Pete?
|05-27-2004, 11:51 PM||#67|
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Wanneroo, Western Australia
|05-28-2004, 12:04 PM||#68|
Joined: Jun 2002
Location: Winnipeg , Canada
hey SV ; any plans for coming to Canada ? we are smack in the middle of the prairies ; otherwise known as the " dinner plate". we have the twintravellers ( twintraveller.com ) staying with us right now.
good luck, ride hard, live free !
|05-31-2004, 08:28 AM||#69|
Joined: Sep 2002
Got my Carne information, the cost is not as bad as I thought.
Date: May 28, 2004
Mr. Glen Heggstad
PO Box 1791
Palm Springs, CA 92263 USA
2005 BMW 650 Dakar
V. I. N. #: WB10186A952L45066
Eng. #: Not listed
Gas/mileage 5,000 miles
Travelling through: Japan, China, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Iraq, Bhutan, Mongolia, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysian, Australian, New Zealand, South Africa, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Madagascar, Zambia, Namibia, Angola, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Benin, Guinea, Uganda, Tanzania, Oman, Yemen, Kenya, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Cameroon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Tasmania, Eritrea, CAR, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Cuba.
Country Carnet required % of duty and taxes
Yes or no
Japan Yes- Before Customs clearance, importer must present carnet for verification to the nearest Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) office, where the JAF will complete the document "Application for Authentication of Carnet" (Customs form V. No.1000). Unless the carnet has been verified by the JAF, the Customs authorities will not recognize the carnet. 5%
China No- Borders closed to individual tourist vehicles
Eastern Europe No-
Jordan Yes- 25%
Syria Yes- 0%
Iraq Yes- Because of the war there is presently no government agency in Iraq and a Carnet will not be issued valid for Iraq
Bhutan No- Borders closed to individual tourist vehicles
Mongolia No- Borders closed to individual tourist vehicles
Iran Yes- 120 CIF
Pakistan Yes- 107.5%
India Yes- 98%
Nepal Yes- 98%
Thailand No- Deposit of Duty required
Cambodia No- Borders closed to individual tourist vehicles
Laos No- Borders closed to individual tourist vehicles
Vietnam No- Borders closed to individual tourist vehicles
Malaysia Yes- 15%
Australia Yes- 10%
New Zealand Yes- 12.5%
South Africa Yes- 29%
Ethiopia No- Deposit of duty required
Chad Yes- 100%
Niger Yes- 25%
Nigeria No- Form 45 (Temporary Importation Document issued free)
Sudan No- Advance permission required + bank guarantee
Egypt Yes- 55%
Morocco No- Declaration of Temporary Importation
Algeria No- Written Undertaking
Libya Yes- 100%-
Zimbabwe No- Temporary Import Permit required for all vehicles
Botswana Yes- 29%
Madagascar Yes- 100%
Zambia No- Permit issued at the border
Namibia Yes- 29%
Ghana Yes- Free
Mali Yes- 0%
Senegal Yes- 73.30%
Benin Yes- 100%
Guinea No- Advance permission required
Uganda Yes- 100%
Tanzania Yes- 100%
Oman Yes- 5%
Yemen Yes- 48.7%
Kenya Yes- 78%
Congo Yes- 100%
Democratic Republic of Congo Yes- 100%
Gabon Yes- 50%
Cameroon Yes- 53%
Saudi Arabia No-
United Arab Emirates Yes- 4%
Tasmania Yes- 100%
CAR Yes- 100%-
Value of Vehicle:
At time of purchase: $8,000.00 US = $ 11,000.00 Cad.
Owners value now: $8,000.00 US = $ 11,000.00 Cad.
2005 BMW MSRP Value: $ 8,800.00 US = $ 12,000.00 Cad.
I suggest we price the vehicle at $ 12,000.00 x 120 CIF%
Insurance $ 600.00
Freight $ 1,000.00
Total $13,600.00 X 120% = $16,300.00 needed as a guarantee.
strikingviking screwed with this post 05-31-2004 at 08:35 AM
|05-31-2004, 09:56 AM||#70|
Formerly AKA Boejangles
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Santa Rosa, Ca.
Your not kidding are you? Hope your travels are peaceable and your bike sustains it's manners well! Please keep us posted of your journey maybe some of us that are not so fortunate can live your experience's right along with you.
|05-31-2004, 04:15 PM||#71|
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Northern NSW
|06-05-2004, 10:05 PM||#72|
Joined: Sep 2002
A few bike preparation photos.
California DMV finally took the time to send me that expedited 72 hour title a month late. Thank you Congressman Jim Battin. The Russians sent an email confirming my visa has been approved and it is in the mail. Here we go!
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