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Old 05-10-2010, 12:38 AM   #16
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Exel???? He's planning a motorcycle trip, not doing a business plan.
Europe can be cheap if you buy food in grocery stores and stay away from tourist traps. You will find it's gets cheaper as you head east.
Gas is expensive so a fuel efficent bike is a must.
I would buy one over there and forget about shipping.
buying a bike isnt an option cuz im already selling everything to cover the costs of paperwork and fuel. will stay cheap on the way, adv tent space, couchsurfing, friends, family etc.

i dont want to plan too much.. take one day at a time, and parttyyy...

i have family, or friends in almost every country in western europe.
friends in iran and romania too..

of course ill have to stay in hostel/hotels/motels whatever at somepoint. reading Adv motorcycling handbook these days. also watching the Horizonunlimited DAD the achievable dream.

i feel im not ready right now but should be in 2 months i guess. lets see how it goes.
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:26 AM   #17
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Hello Khan,

I could suggest a few good places to see when you decide which route you will take in Turkey.

Cheers,
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:30 PM   #18
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New York to London Shipping

Where did you find rates between $600-$800 to ship your bike. The cheapest that I have found so far was $1200. I'm interested planning a RTW and, so far, the biggest expense is shipping my bike across ponds...

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Old 05-11-2010, 09:09 PM   #19
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Hello Khan,

I could suggest a few good places to see when you decide which route you will take in Turkey.

Cheers,
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ill keep you in mind for sure.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:10 PM   #20
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Where did you find rates between $600-$800 to ship your bike. The cheapest that I have found so far was $1200. I'm interested planning a RTW and, so far, the biggest expense is shipping my bike across ponds...

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i asked a few people who have shipped their bikes within the last 6 months and they said they spent $600-$800..

someone at work shipped it for $680 last year
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:29 PM   #21
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Thanks,

When you do decide on a shipper, please post the details here.

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i asked a few people who have shipped their bikes within the last 6 months and they said they spent $600-$800..

someone at work shipped it for $680 last year
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:01 PM   #22
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Thanks,

When you do decide on a shipper, please post the details here.

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Old 09-11-2010, 09:29 PM   #23
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do you guys know if i will need a carnet or any other paper to enter Turkey?

i know coming/shipping my bike from US i dont need carnet for europe. i knw ill need a carnet for Iran and Pakistan. ive got that sorted out already.
the only place im unsure about is Turkey.
any ideas?

turkey falls within europe, so i shouldnt worry abt it??
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:35 AM   #24
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I'd put a call into the turkish consulate probably one in the west coast somewhere, LA i'd imagine?

The border crossings are always the hardest. I think Horizon Unlimited has a decent section on what is needed for specific countries.

You may also want to read some stuff here about general tips

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tripplan/
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:36 PM   #25
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although with my limited experience i really want to do this. San Francisco California to Lahore Pakistan.

i graduate on 20th may less than 14 days and after that ill take a month to plan this out and leave.

i have done several small trips,
i didnt a 3 day 1400 miles last week here in california.

3rd day i rode 710 miles, 15 hours non stop.

and i ride a sport bike,
2002 Honda CBR600 F4i

so the passion is there, all i need is help planning..

first of all do you think i need more experience for such a long trip?
should i wait or should i just go?

how do i start the planning,
what are the things very essential for a trip like this?

i have US passport and Pakistani so that will help me getting into countries.
i speak mulitple languages as well.

how do i plan the route, and the costs?

also is there even tarmac all the way?
i have no dirt experience and would like to go all tarmac from SF to Pak.
anyone has done it on a sport bike?

its up to you Advriders, if you can help me plan this ill go, otherwise ill just fly back home and cry for the rest of my life :P
YOU Pu_s_Y

How about, GET THE FUC OUT and don't come back.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:05 PM   #26
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YOU Pu_s_Y

How about, GET THE FUC OUT and don't come back.

are you serious? why would you say that. you ignoraunt man, this is the last place i expected racism from.

also dont delete ur msgs once u post them....

original msg from

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YOU Pu_s_Y

How about, start with strapping a bomb to your chest and ride into a brick wall. Pakistan ? It's up to no one to make anything for you and you're going to cry all the way home ! GET THE FUC OUT and don't come back. This would be a good chance for you to get back to real life outside the Zionistic place I call home and "don't take kindly to your types around errr"




you know nothing about me, you know nothing about anything. 'your types'??
what is my type? just because im from pakistan? start strapping a bomb to your chest? what the fuck is wrong with you??

STOP WATCHING FOX NEWS IT WILL FUCK WITH YOU'RE HEAD

peace out bro.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:35 PM   #27
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are you serious? why would you say that. you ignoraunt man, this is the last place i expected racism from.

also dont delete ur msgs once u post them....

original msg from






you know nothing about me, you know nothing about anything. 'your types'??
what is my type? just because im from pakistan? start strapping a bomb to your chest? what the fuck is wrong with you??

STOP WATCHING FOX NEWS IT WILL FUCK WITH YOU'RE HEAD

peace out bro.
Ignore the twisted redneck bro.

IMO, I dont think you need any more experience riding. You'll gain plenty when you do the trip.

You'll pretty much cover more than half the world on the way. Start by making a priority list for visiting places and to-dos.

Once you are sort of done, research or ask about the best routes to take. Horizons unlimited will give you great info on any of these steps.

you could do it on sportbike or any bike as long as you dont need to pedal it But getting something more simple and suitable for bad roads will be wiser if you don't want to delay the trip because of repairs etc.

I have a sketch plan for RTW that might interest you. PM me and I can send you more details. I am Indian and my planned trip bypasses Pakistan (since it wont allow me to cross to India overland or enter from Iran) Most or all of it is Tarmac with varying conditions.

But most importantly, if you have the means and time to do it, DO IT

Cheers!...lets continue discussions
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:53 PM   #28
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Ignore the twisted redneck bro.

IMO, I dont think you need any more experience riding. You'll gain plenty when you do the trip.

You'll pretty much cover more than half the world on the way. Start by making a priority list for visiting places and to-dos.

Once you are sort of done, research or ask about the best routes to take. Horizons unlimited will give you great info on any of these steps.

you could do it on sportbike or any bike as long as you dont need to pedal it But getting something more simple and suitable for bad roads will be wiser if you don't want to delay the trip because of repairs etc.

I have a sketch plan for RTW that might interest you. PM me and I can send you more details. I am Indian and my planned trip bypasses Pakistan (since it wont allow me to cross to India overland or enter from Iran) Most or all of it is Tarmac with varying conditions.

But most importantly, if you have the means and time to do it, DO IT

Cheers!...lets continue discussions
thanks man, i dont knw what wrong with these people here :/

anyway. yes im ready to go. last week April next year is when i plan to leave San Francisco, till then im working 65 hours a week, saving as much money as i can for the trip. i found a cheap insurance company that i will get insurance from for all of Europe.
next step is to get Carnet for Turkey. i dont need visa for Turkey as i have an american passport.

will be entering Iran on my Pakistani Passport, have to apply for visa soon.
Visa for pakistan wont be an issue as i have the pakistani paaport too..

Carnet for Iran and Pakistan has already been arranged.

im really looking forward to this trip..

i really want to do it on my sport bike my f4i
i dont knw why, but im somehow really attatched to this bike.. in the last 7 months i rode it 11K miles. no commuting miles. just pleasure :)
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:12 PM   #29
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Good luck to you on your travels sir.
If your researching shipping, please share your research as lots of ff's here would love to ride their bikes in Europe.
I met this guy from Spain who told me he shipped his Toyota Land Cruiser from Spain to Baltimore for under $1000. It seems "bike shippers" charge a lot more than regular roll on roll off ferries.

He and his son were on a round the world trip for 2 years. Truck was doing over 40 mpg on diesel with a 100gal capacity thanks to a tank on the roof.

In case your math is bad, thats 4000 miles of range...


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Old 09-20-2010, 06:13 AM   #30
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thanks man, i dont knw what wrong with these people here :/

anyway. yes im ready to go. last week April next year is when i plan to leave San Francisco, till then im working 65 hours a week, saving as much money as i can for the trip. i found a cheap insurance company that i will get insurance from for all of Europe.
next step is to get Carnet for Turkey. i dont need visa for Turkey as i have an american passport.

will be entering Iran on my Pakistani Passport, have to apply for visa soon.
Visa for pakistan wont be an issue as i have the pakistani paaport too..

Carnet for Iran and Pakistan has already been arranged.

im really looking forward to this trip..

i really want to do it on my sport bike my f4i
i dont knw why, but im somehow really attatched to this bike.. in the last 7 months i rode it 11K miles. no commuting miles. just pleasure :)
If I am right about interpreting your 'attachment' with the f4i, I'd recommend that you go with it. Very important you know the bike and vice versa.

Are you crossing into Asia in Turkey? Do you plan to touch Africa on your trip? Taking a ferry from Greece into Tunisia, riding it on the mediterranean coast through Libya and Egypt and then crossing red sea to Aqaba is another option if you havent thought about it. You can catch up to turkey through Syria
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