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Old 02-02-2014, 08:48 AM   #31
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Bay gio toi Narita Airport,,,toi se di Ton San Nhut Diem nay....va di Quy Nhon 4 February.
Hope to touch base with you this time...
Your phone # and address /e-mail would be appreciated....
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PMed you my cell # and email address already.
Will be back in HCMC by 4th Feb. Hope we can meet.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:39 PM   #32
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"5) Any links to a place to buy paperback maps (I know of the garmin link)
VH: Simple paper maps (good enough) are easy to find at any book stores. At HCMC or HN, and if you plan to ride along Vietnam, I recommend to buy the Vietnam traffic map book. It's the whole Vietnam traffic map which is really useful and should be in your backpack before traveling to Vietnam.
List price: VNĐ315,000.00 (~ US$15.00)"

VH,

Know of a place to buy this mapbook online and have it shipped to the US?

Thanks,

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Old 02-12-2014, 06:39 PM   #33
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"5) Any links to a place to buy paperback maps (I know of the garmin link)
VH: Simple paper maps (good enough) are easy to find at any book stores. At HCMC or HN, and if you plan to ride along Vietnam, I recommend to buy the Vietnam traffic map book. It's the whole Vietnam traffic map which is really useful and should be in your backpack before traveling to Vietnam.
List price: VNĐ315,000.00 (~ US$15.00)"

VH,

Know of a place to buy this mapbook online and have it shipped to the US?

Thanks,

Tom
Hi Tom,

I don't know any link where you can buy it online. And I don't think it is available.
If you really need it, I can check the rate of shipping with the Post Office then go to the bookstore and buy then send to you.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:45 PM   #34
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Hi Tom,
If you really need it, I can check the rate of shipping with the Post Office then go to the bookstore and buy then send to you.
VH,

Thanks for your more than generous offer to do that, but I think I'll just wait til I'm certain I'm going. Another question, is there any opportunity to ride way south into the Mekong Delta? Places like Can Tho, Vung Tau, Moc Hoa and Chau Doc. Everyone seems to stop at HCMC, or maybe a little farther. All the way to the southern tip interests me.

Thank you and ride safe,

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Old 02-22-2014, 07:58 PM   #35
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VH,

Thanks for your more than generous offer to do that, but I think I'll just wait til I'm certain I'm going. Another question, is there any opportunity to ride way south into the Mekong Delta? Places like Can Tho, Vung Tau, Moc Hoa and Chau Doc. Everyone seems to stop at HCMC, or maybe a little farther. All the way to the southern tip interests me.

Thank you and ride safe,

Tom
Shoot me a PM anytime for that if you firm on your trip.
I am not really clear about your question.
However, if your first landing place is HCMC then you can easily ride to Mekong delta area.
Or if you land at Hanoi first, then ride southward, you should pass HCMC anyway. It's sort of a refresh rest stop for you to top-up cash from ATM , get proper wash, get your bike properly serviced or see the motorcycle crowd which is not easy to see around the world.
I have some reports to the southern area, which you may find from previous page.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:08 PM   #36
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Don't know why I can't EDIT or QUOTE my PREVIOUS post HERE.
So that why I have to copy and make NEW post as below to add more link:

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Now, below is all of MY property on ADV:

III.1. VFR800 Interceptor with a short ride in a day: LINK

III.2. Vietnam - ACE MTSG group - 200miles for a day to the seaside for biker meet: LINK

III.3. Vietnam: Viethorse's return in a beautiful Sunday :): LINK

III.4. Viethorse & TonyBKK ride Bangkok-Khao Yai National Park-Wang Nam Kiao loop: LINK

III.5. VFR800 Interceptor in Vietnam - Day trip for explore new roads: LINK

III.6. Viethorse experienced riding Texas and Smoky Mountai: LINK

III.7. VFR800 Interceptor and ACE MTSG with weekend Dalat tour: LINK

III.8. Wekend HORSEs ride: LINK

III.9. PROJECT : Honda CX650 Café Racer in Vietnam: LINK

III.10. Vietnam Adventure - not quite, but it's somehow a new beginning: LINK

III.11.
Vietnam Adventure - Chasing up the rain: LINK

III. 12. 4 Nation ride - Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos - Thailand:
LINK.

III. 13. Vietnam - A taste of everything: LINK

III. 14. TBA...
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:50 PM   #37
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Hi Viethorse, Looking at a small group trip from HCMC to Hanoi on 200cc bikes. I saw your post earlier about the licences.
Can you get a licence without being there 3 months as they don't appear to recognise International ones?
Concern I have is getting travel insurance from my end ( New Zealand).
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:53 AM   #38
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Hi Viethorse, Looking at a small group trip from HCMC to Hanoi on 200cc bikes. I saw your post earlier about the licences.
Can you get a licence without being there 3 months as they don't appear to recognise International ones?
Concern I have is getting travel insurance from my end ( New Zealand).
Cheers John
Hi John,
For the A1 license (<175cc) - "may be" they can do (kinda backdoor work).
For the A2 license (175cc and above) - not for now. I 've just checked with an officer who currently working in a Driving training Agent, he said that there must be 03 months as the law.
For the Car license - you just walk-in and apply for a conversion to an equivalent Vietnam Driver license.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:35 AM   #39
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Bay gio toi Narita Airport,,,toi se di Ton San Nhut Diem nay....va di Quy Nhon 4 February.
Hope to touch base with you this time...
Your phone # and address /e-mail would be appreciated....
Xin tra loi


Onh Manh :>)
Small ADV world.
Too much information, Woody.
Till the next time we meet.

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Old 03-10-2014, 12:38 AM   #40
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Small ADV world.
Too much information, Woody.
Till the next time we meet.

Thanks for taking the time to meet n chat,,,,looking forward to meeting again either here or on your turf....

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Old 05-06-2014, 07:14 PM   #41
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I just wanted to chime in here since a lot of people looking to come to Vietnam will be checking this thread.

I'm an American expat living/working in Vietnam since July of 2013. I live in Mông Dương, Cam Pha, Cam Pha District, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam.

Just copy and paste that in google maps and you'll see where I'm at.

I have a 2002 XR250 Baja (Japanese Domestic Model MD30).
My wife has a TTR 250 Raid Motard and a Yamaha Nouvo 2 scooter. Looking for some dirt wheels so we can do more off-road.


We have a 3 bedroom company-provided apartment with two extra beds if any fellow bikers ever need to stop off and actually sleep in a comfortable bed.
I basically have accumulated a full workshop of tools from rebuilding my XR from the ground up.

Things are pretty busy at work right now since we're commissioning a 1160 MW coal-fired power plant. I should have more time next year to do some trips. I want to do a 6 day Northern Vietnam loop with my US friends in the fall of 2015 and eventually do the full-length of Vietnam before I leave.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:24 PM   #42
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Don't know why I can't EDIT or QUOTE my PREVIOUS post HERE.
So that why I have to copy and make NEW post as below to add more link:

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Now, below is all of MY property on ADV:

III.1. VFR800 Interceptor with a short ride in a day: LINK

III.2. Vietnam - ACE MTSG group - 200miles for a day to the seaside for biker meet: LINK

III.3. Vietnam: Viethorse's return in a beautiful Sunday :): LINK

III.4. Viethorse & TonyBKK ride Bangkok-Khao Yai National Park-Wang Nam Kiao loop: LINK

III.5. VFR800 Interceptor in Vietnam - Day trip for explore new roads: LINK

III.6. Viethorse experienced riding Texas and Smoky Mountai: LINK

III.7. VFR800 Interceptor and ACE MTSG with weekend Dalat tour: LINK

III.8. Wekend HORSEs ride: LINK

III.9. PROJECT : Honda CX650 Café Racer in Vietnam: LINK

III.10. Vietnam Adventure - not quite, but it's somehow a new beginning: LINK

III.11.
Vietnam Adventure - Chasing up the rain: LINK

III. 12. 4 Nation ride - Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos - Thailand:
LINK.

III. 13. Vietnam - A taste of everything: LINK

III. 14.
Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos: three bikes, three countries : LINK

III.15. TBA...
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:26 AM   #43
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First, I gotta say sorry for anyone think this is non related thread and you are not interested in. I don't know where to post this to make it more "relevant". It's up to Moderator to decide to keep this thread or not.

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As a BMW owner, I really want to see BMW Motorrad officially presents in Vietnam.
Hopefully this thread may reach someone who can help to make it happens.

Thru ADV and some other non-Vietnamese forums, I know that many people think that in Vietnam we only have scooters or very small cc motorcycle.
Actually it is not true. We can own whatever motorcycle which we can buy or make. And there are many of big motorcycle in Vietnam, even in the past.
Previously, there was biggest barrier which stopped many people from riding big motorcycle. It's license.
A1 license for riding motorcycle below 175cc. A2 license for 175cc and above.
It was very difficult to apply for A2, need lots of paperworks which not many people could effort.
Last year, Vietnam Govt. revised the rule, now anyone can apply for A2, and so many people passed the exam and got the A2 easily.

(You can follow this LINK for more detail, or my signature)

I think some motorcycle brands they knew about that change and they started jumping in.

First, it was Ducati. If I am not mistaken, they opened their Dealer in Vietnam around 2011-2012, and currently they have Dealers in Hanoi an Hochiminh City. Ducati owner community in Vietnam grows very fast. There are many Ducati clubs all around Vietnam, with all type of bike, from Monsters, Multistrada, Hypemotard/strada, 1098/1198/sp/1199 etc...

Last year, KTM opened their Dealer chain here, while most of Vietnamese have no idea what is KTM. Now KTM have been opening many branches, from South to North of Vietnam, selling, servicing, etc... KTM comes into Vietnam and made it as really a big bang to Vietnam motorcycle market, with wide range of type and cc of motorcycles.

Nov 2013, Harley opened its showroom in Hochiminh City, selling bike, stuff and services. They will open another one in Hanoi this year. I believe their revenue keeps increasing daily as I saw more and more Harley on the road very significantly.
...

There is no BMW Motorrad dealer in Vietnam up to this moment. But actually there are several BMWs are on road, from some old school BMW, new F800GS/A, R1200GS/A, several R1200GS Water Cooled and even NineT !
They are all imported by "general" motorcycle importer/seller.
And subsequently, there is NO proper motorcycle service from BMW. What we are doing now is using existing mechanic shops (which for all type of scooters and motorcycles), some we can do our own, or sometimes we had to cross the border, to go to nearest BMW which is in Thailand!!!

Well, make it short, BMW please come to Vietnam, before we tired of improper servicing and switch to Ducati or KTM.
Thank you.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:58 AM   #44
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chao ong viet horse!!

chao ong Viet Horse,,,,

at long last i am back in Denver....

Just returned from doing the Mille Miglia in Italy....was helping my friend from Germany get his car ready as well as provide race -support during the event....

I want to let you know how much i appreciate what you do for the international motorcycle community. I know we'll be teaming up to do something down the road....things should settle down over here pretty soon.
It's amazing what happens when you are on the road alot....

Is it true you are looking for an HP-2 ???,,,let me know,,,i may have one.

Regarding BMW dealership,,,i'll look into that for you too,,,i'm seriously thinking of getting Woody's Wheel Work sub-station over in your neck of the woods....to service all the BMW wheels and be a node point for a ADV rider kick off point...ie have small fleet of 125 enduros and bigger ones too if we can get the driver license recognition issues handled.

I think we need to talk to the government and show them that recognizing the international driving license and/or the state license from USA would encourage tourism and be good for Vietnam's economy. I also think that a quick information sheet/riding tips/traffic signals and signs perhaps even a mini quiz would be of great help. WHY??? because your country has some of the craziest driving /pedestrian activity i've seen and experienced.

Stuff like how do you get across 4-7 street intersection,,,by motorcycle and /or foot,,,who has the 'right of way' [ a novel concept' in HCMC/Saigon ]

IMHO,,,we need ''pull'' from some higher uppers in your government that happen to be motorcycle riders. I am also looking for some higher uppers in your government to help me /the handicapped community in Vietnam and the Nga Nguyen Center for the Handicapped....[ http://news.nguyennga.org/ ].,,,,,i spent several weeks there getting the lay of the land to see how we can help Ms Nguyen Nga and her organization.

My vision is that we the ADV Rider community may find those amongst us that will combine adventure riding and do some volunteer/community service work like fellow inmate Steve and his mates from down under did on their journey from Saigon to Hanoi....

More on that later.....anyone interested can always PM me.
FYI 4 Aussies gave a great ride report circa 2 years ago,,had wonderful pics,,and videos....just went to get the link for you all ...someone deleted most of their pics
here's link: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=810741&page=8

once again
cam on ong Viet Horse.

mot ,hai ,ba YO!!!!


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once again
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mot ,hai ,ba YO!!!!


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Thank you Woody.
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