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Old 12-27-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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Help Travelling Strom

Gents I need your help. As some of you may know Richard (travelling strom) is stranded in Vientiane Laos with a strom in dire need of some valves and a clutch basket. He is unable to get the parts he needs there.
I have ordered the parts and they will be here in Brisbane on Wednesday, but we are struggling to find a courier that will get them there quickly but at a reasonable price. Ups and FedEx are quoting hundreds of dollars.

Anyone out the in the freight business that can offer some advice?

The other issue is that I leave for Sth America on Monday, my wife will pick up the parts but she has no idea how to send stuff to remote locations, so time is of the essence.

Any advice appreciated.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:09 AM   #2
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PM Viz, I think he works in that industry...
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:21 AM   #3
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Try a post in the asian regional thread. Can't hurt
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:24 AM   #4
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Having sent stuff home from Laos and Cambodia via post, around 5/6 mths for a reasonable price and checking outrageous price from DHL and Fed Ex I would suggest contacting say Thai airways and see if they'll freight it it should not be to big or try to find someone going that way either here on ADV or just some joe going on holiday there and slip them $50 for there trouble. Shit if I was going again soon I'd take it for you.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:38 AM   #5
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I'll take it all up to him if someone sends me the plane ticket

,,,, big of me, eh?

... hmmm.... maybe I shouldn't post after opening champagne.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:56 AM   #6
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TS needs parts from Brisbane picked up and sent please

Hi All. If anyone is reading this section

Can I ask a big favour please? If any rider in the brisbane area is available next Wednesday or Thursday in the new year

I am not sure if you know my current situation but I have a broken bike. The parts have been ordered by a friend called Guy and paid for. Because he is heading overseas, to the Dakar lucky bastard, I need somebody else willing and able to pick them up from team Moto in Virginia.

Then, with the addition of an HF138 oil filter from either Guy or yourself, or closest bike shop, taken to the office of DHL in Boronia rd eagle farm to be sent to me here, address to be supplied

That filter and dhl cost has not been sorted yet but will be in the order of approx $200 which I can send via PayPal to the lucky person

If you are willing and able then brilliant and can you let me know ASAP. If you are not able to, can you suggest anyone else who could help please?

Of course if you yourself or someone you know is flying into SEA in the new year and is willing to add it to their baggage that would be even better as it would save 5-10 days postage time as well as a cost saving


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Old 12-28-2012, 05:26 AM   #7
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PM me the details and I should be able to help out.

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:31 AM   #8
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PM me the details and I should be able to help out with getting the gear packed and to the shippers

My office is at Kelvin Grove if that helps you with a drop off point or I live at Alderley or I can pick up from TM @ Virginia.

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:57 AM   #9
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Suggestion from Lupine128 - pack it into an international platinum box or international express box via Australia post. Shouldn't weight too much, and will cost less $100. Should take only a few days. Ship it to the central post office for pick up from there, so theres no mucking around with trying to get it to an address. Send to 'your name' c/o......
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:25 AM   #10
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:24 AM   #11
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PM me the details and I should be able to help out with getting the gear packed and to the shippers

My office is at Kelvin Grove if that helps you with a drop off point or I live at Alderley or I can pick up from TM @ Virginia.

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Thanks John
I think we have it sorted. If we get stuck I will let you know.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:30 PM   #12
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Suggestion from Lupine128 - pack it into an international platinum box or international express box via Australia post. Shouldn't weight too much, and will cost less $100. Should take only a few days. Ship it to the central post office for pick up from there, so theres no mucking around with trying to get it to an address. Send to 'your name' c/o......
The last parts came from WA, express post via Aus Post, it took 10 days, I am trying to save those days as my visa will be close to expiry by then

Thanks for all the replies though

The pickup/delivery to the DHL office is sorted now, but if I can find a traveller coming to Vientiane it would save a heap of days

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Old 12-28-2012, 09:30 PM   #13
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You should be able to get your visa extended.

I had mine extended at the police station in Pakse when I was in Laos. I didn't get the bike papers extended, but the bike fine for overstaying is only $5 anyhow (which they didn't bother collecting off me)
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:48 AM   #14
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You should be able to get your visa extended.

I had mine extended at the police station in Pakse when I was in Laos. I didn't get the bike papers extended, but the bike fine for overstaying is only $5 anyhow (which they didn't bother collecting off me)
I have already renewed once, which means crossing into Thailand and back,

I also renewed the bike, prior to that is was 33 days overstay, they charged me $50, but it is still a pita.

As I wanted extra time in Thailand, I had purchased a double entry visa at the embassy, another PITA 2 days wait. No way would he give me a 15 day stamp when I tried the re-entry, he stamped one of my 30 day visa for 3 minutes

If i do it again it means I lose that visa as well

I am trying to get the heck out of here and really dont want to go through that rigmarole again

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:14 PM   #15
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Re the overstaying for the bike... on the green form it says something like "Fine for overstaying: $5 Reasonable, $10 Unreasonable". The guy at the border asked me for $10 and I said "No, $10 unreasonable... see" and pointed to the form. He waved me off after that. No fine.

Good luck with it all btw.
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