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Old 12-12-2013, 06:18 AM   #196
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This half day event and brief meeting with this women has turned into main topic here, sorry i thought i had a picture to hand of her however not able to deliver so for now i will fall on my sword so now you can get on with your life and move on from this.......
If only this Slovakian bird knew there are 20,000 bikers around the world just dying to see her photo
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:53 AM   #197
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19,999 I've given up of ever seeing this woman..
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:47 PM   #198
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Has nobody seen a pretty girl before? Let it go, bro... Let it go.


Wes, awesome trip!! I'm also an oil and gas guy (fishing tool hand). Your trip is inspiring me to do my own. Thanks for the great read. Ben
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:41 AM   #199
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Continue please......with or without the princess.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #200
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:43 PM   #201
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:43 AM   #202
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Wes, awesome trip!! I'm also an oil and gas guy (fishing tool hand). Your trip is inspiring me to do my own. Thanks for the great read. Ben
Its easier than you think Ben

If you wanted to do a route like this then it would be easy just to buy a bike this end i think rather than ship a bike all the way from the states.

You could say buy a bike in the UK (online say a good DRZ is around 2000-2500), it takes 6 weeks to get the bike ownership papers in your name. I think it would be easy to have the ownership papers put in your name you just need a address to put on the papers.

Fly over from the states with a large IMS fuel tank and other bits(most parts i had to buy from the states) fit them on your bike and you are away either heading to France on the train or to Holland on the ferry.

The only visas you need beforehand would be Russian & Kazakhstan (if doing roughly the same route i took) visa as Tajikistan visa you can get in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) you can also get a Kazakhstan visa in Bishkek but if taking this route you need it before hand to cross to get to Kyrgyzstan

All in bike set up would be around 2000-2500 for the bike and depending how sensible or silly you wanted to go with you modifications maybe max 1000 if sensible for these so all in 3000-3500 to be rolling on the road.

After you have finished your trip if you took roughly the same route you could even sell your bike in Bishkek as i know a guy who could help with this and then just catch a flight home....trip done

If you need more information PM me... including information with regards to registering a UK bike to a non UK resident ect ect

Also as you are a fishing tool hand once you have finished watching all yours and your friends DVDs and got sick of looking at facebook all day you will still have plenty of time to research your trip whilst at "work"

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Old 12-16-2013, 06:02 AM   #203
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Also as you are a fishing tool hand once you have finished watching all yours and your friends DVDs and got sick of looking at facebook all day you will still have plenty of time to research your trip whilst at "work"

Are you suggesting that I sit around and do nothing all day?? Haha! I'm going to guess that you're either a roughneck or perhaps a tool pusher?
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:28 AM   #204
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Are you suggesting that I sit around and do nothing all day?? Haha! I'm going to guess that you're either a roughneck or perhaps a tool pusher?


No i'm not in Drilling but have friends in tool fishing, can always tell a old school driller guy when you shake there hand as finger(s) missing

Will update the blog later.....
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:15 PM   #205
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No i'm not in Drilling but have friends in tool fishing, can always tell a old school driller guy when you shake there hand as finger(s) missing

Will update the blog later.....

I was raised "old school" but I am as they say "new school"
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:37 PM   #206
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No i'm not in Drilling but have friends in tool fishing, can always tell a old school driller guy when you shake there hand as finger(s) missing

Will update the blog later.....
I fit that category. But, an air compressor belt got the tips of two of them rather than drill pipe or tongs. ;-). My lips are sealed on service hands
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:14 PM   #207
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chick magnet he is ( i presume drz400s is first and foremost lol), euro chicks rocks! when is your next trip?...just wishing
thanks for sharing
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:19 PM   #208
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Wes, awesome trip!! Your trip is inspiring me to do my own. Thanks for the great read. Ben
There is another way around getting a vehicle (motorbike) in England, which is to buy one in somewhere like Poland (just as an example) then keep the plates on it & just ride it.Another way would be to bypass England & all it's petty laws & buy something in Europe & again, just ride it.US insurance can sometimes cover foreign riding.
https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicle...porary-imports

http://www.weeklygripe.co.uk/a456.asp
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:40 PM   #209
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There's an inmate in Ireland who's got something set up for Americans to buy bikes over there and get them registered to his address and IIRC he also has a barn or something so the bikes can be parked and used for more rides.
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:27 PM   #210
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There is another way around getting a vehicle (motorbike) in England, which is to buy one in somewhere like Poland (just as an example) then keep the plates on it & just ride it.Another way would be to bypass England & all it's petty laws & buy something in Europe & again, just ride it.US insurance can sometimes cover foreign riding.
https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicle...porary-imports

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There's an inmate in Ireland who's got something set up for Americans to buy bikes over there and get them registered to his address and IIRC he also has a barn or something so the bikes can be parked and used for more rides.
Not sure where you are getting your information from with regards to "England & all it's petty laws" thinking its much easier to buy in Europe like Poland

Hey is a copy paste from information with regards "to buy one in somewhere like Poland" as its information on just that


Buying is straight-forward except there are some differences:

Most transactions are cash only. Expect to have to go to the bank first!
Get a proper receipt with the seller’s details and your correct details on it – you will need this at the treasury office so don’t lose it
VAT is payable on second-hand cars. You have to go to the treasury department and declare that you bought the car, show the receipt and pay up. If you buy at a dealer they can do this for you to save you the trip. I had to pay 2%. The dealer might not want to put the full value of the transaction on the receipt because they also pay tax on it. It’s up to you if you mind doing that or not.
The seller/dealer will give you the registration certificate. You now have 28 days to get the car registered in your name, which means going twice to the transport department (wywiad transportu i komunikacji)
Registering the vehicle

Take your registration certificate and your certificate that shows you are registered to live in Poland (tymczasowe zameldowanie) to the transport department.

There you will have to queue up and fill out a form (wniosek) that you have bought the car and fill in your details. If I recall correctly I had to pay a fee of 60 złoty. I was lucky that the car I bought had local number plates for the area I lived in. If your car is from a different area to where you want to register it then you will have to buy new number plates and pay 300 złoty. It’s quite a bizarre sight seeing the woman at the counter handing out pairs of shiny new number plates to people.
They will take your registration certificate from you and give you a temporary one valid for 28 days. You will have to return in person to collect the new one after about 2 weeks.

If you are temporarily registered to live in Poland then your registration certificate will have this noted on it and therefore will only be valid whilst your personal registration is valid. Frustratingly you will have to go back to the transport department each time you renew your address registration to get your car registration updated. On a standard temporary address registration that is every 3 months.

Insurance

You have to make sure that the vehicle is insured from the same day you are the registered owner of the vehicle, even if you don’t intend to drive it. It is an offence to own a vehicle in Poland without insurance.

Note that sometimes if your previous owner has a policy still running this normally covers you to drive that vehicle for 30 days, during which time you are supposed to transfer that policy to yourself or sort out a new policy.

See this article for more info on Polish car insurance.

MOT

On the registration certificate is a stamp and date that says when the next vehicle inspection is due – “termin bandania technicznego”. You can go to most garages to get that done and they simply stamp your registration certificate for you. I have to go and get an MOT for my motorbike next week so will update this post then about it.


Buying in the UK is very easy, most bikes will come with a MOT and road tax so only need insurance which to make it to the train/ferry to France/Holland if you get pulled as they can tell buy cameras on police cars instantly, gone are the days where people just called to get insurance for a year paying monthly and once got the papers canceled insurance keeping hold of the cover paper to show police if they got stopped

Not sure if a UK registered car/bike if got stopped in Europe by local police can check to confirm your insurance papers are really legit (encase you are good at Adobe pro) if it is insured in the UK........

As from Ukraine on-wards you just buy insurance at the borders

So only need to register which is real easy just need a address to put on the ownership papers when you buy the bike which someone can do for you if they are buying it on your behalf just by putting your name on it and there address (if you know someone in the UK) so the ownership papers can get sent to them, they say it takes a max of 6 weeks but i just got a ownership paper back after 2 weeks..............

And just think... Once you are in the UK (i prefer to call it that rather than England as that's what it says on the front of my passport) you can eat as much fish & chips as you want as the grease is good for your bones

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