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Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-04-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By deepstar
The Stans

Vicks,
Interested in your "the stans" comment. I had looked at this route 18 months ago - but with the issue of Ukraine it does not look an alternative to Iran->Turkey ..... or am I being...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-02-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By deepstar
Djibouti -> Yemen -> Oman -> UAE -> Iran

Firstly I should say I have not done this - but 2 RTW travellers who were staying with me 2 years ago - did the reverse of this route -(They did Iran->UAE->Oman->Dijbouti) and I am planning on the...
Forum: EMEA 11-02-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By deepstar
And you moving from A to B ? or Taking your time from A to B ?

My partner and I been discussing the same thing.... Have done 2 Iron Butt's (1500 kms) - but am not planning on much more than 300 km days on our forthcoming "Back to Europe" ride.

Why ?
I...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-02-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By deepstar
Camping Resource

It looks like the great ADV Forums have done lots of the hard work... there seems to be a pretty good Database of camp-sites for bikers here
tentspace.ridetoeat.com (http://tentspace.ridetoeat.com)
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-30-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By deepstar
Oman - UAE - Iran - EU - Leaving July 2015

ADV-ers,
It is time to head back to the EU... I have put off this trip already 2 times. Planning on a June/July depart (just 1 more Ramadan please... :freaky) - not because I enjoy...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-30-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By deepstar
Oman

Based on some friends of mine who rode in to Oman on a Guzzi, Oz Plates with a Carnet... the Oman border did not even look at the bike.

The bike is still here - Now has an Oman plate on it... and...
Forum: EMEA 01-17-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,681
Posted By deepstar
Unsure

What u want ?

There is a large thriving Off-road biking scene in Oman.....

But unlike the UAE - it is run by friends (yep no $$$$)

And u want what organized ?
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-27-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,925
Posted By deepstar
UAE Import

For Cars (I am assuming Motorbikes).... it goes like this

Find Car in UAE - and buy/get Export Plates Sorted out. This will be more of a pain than you think - because OM and UAE have different...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-27-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By deepstar
Oman Plates

I've got several spare Oman bike reg plates (:evil)

Please send me PM - I'll get one back to you

Tim
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-27-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By deepstar
KSA Entry on Bike

Kevin,
I was planning on returning to the UK after my contract had been cancelled this summer (I'm still here - que'lle surprise) and was going to ride back on my GSA.

From Oman, UAE...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 02-26-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 28,292
Posted By deepstar
BMW Club

The Dubai BMW riders are very active.... pop into their showroom I'm sure they will sort you out....
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-18-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By deepstar
I understand Egypt will require a CDP (Carnet de...

I understand Egypt will require a CDP (Carnet de Passage) which your friend needs to organize from the country where the bike is registered.... if it is like Iran (where I need to pass through) the...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-13-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,200
Posted By deepstar
If you are coming towards Muscat - let me know. I...

If you are coming towards Muscat - let me know. I may come along.
Forum: EMEA 10-05-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,071
Posted By deepstar
I check in with British Airways at Heathrow -...

I check in with British Airways at Heathrow - with 4 Motorbike tyres quite regularly.

The only the comment I have ever had is "Not seen that before" - Ah Business class is not what it used to be :)
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-05-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By deepstar
TKC-80's work well in the Middle East, mine...

TKC-80's work well in the Middle East, mine generally start shredding after aprox 9,000 kms

Tourances are just awesome or road/track/light gravel/dirt roads (terrible in Sand mind you - but a BMW...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-05-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By deepstar
And 5% import duty !!! Ouch.

And 5% import duty !!!

Ouch.
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-05-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By deepstar
Tyres are always a pain in this part of the...

Tyres are always a pain in this part of the world..... if you are looking for Bike gear - Dubai is the place to look. Here there is nothing.

There is a large KTM Dealer in Dubai. Sheik Zaid...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-04-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By deepstar
Rixxy, No I am still here. I am...

Rixxy,
No I am still here. I am planning on leaving June 2012, when my contract here ends. So I have plenty of time to get sorted. I saw the ferry in Sharjah last week-end when I was up in...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-20-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,010
Posted By deepstar
You should have PM-ed me..... I have 4 motorbikes...

You should have PM-ed me..... I have 4 motorbikes in my sitting room - and a fridge full of cold beer !!!:freaky

Tim
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-18-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By deepstar
Iran from the UAE

Iran from the UAE

Ferry to Bandar abass .... I presume. Anyone I can contact prior to my trip ?

Destination UK.....

Advice plz....
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-18-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,010
Posted By deepstar
Oman.... is good for biking

No worries - it was not directed toward the "Magic kingdom" but to the "Sandpit up north" :rofl

As for getting here .....



If you have a ROAD bike that can make it this will be your only...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-14-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,010
Posted By deepstar
Sorry for the late reply..... Biking in Oman...

Sorry for the late reply.....

Biking in Oman ROCKS - Emirates SUCKS....

The to*sers from the UAE are always trying to come to the radar free (nearly), open spaces and sensible drivers (err...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,814
Views: 1,901,037
Posted By deepstar
Bye bye from the Arabian Penninsula

Great to see you guys have reached Africa

Keep up the trip reports.

Tim
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 13,119
Posted By deepstar
981 kms in 11 hours. Average temp 37C (101F) ...

981 kms in 11 hours.
Average temp 37C (101F)

Trying (and succeeding) to do the IB 1600
Forum: Asia 09-11-2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By deepstar
Problems

You should give it to an expat in Oman as a leaving gift :rofl
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-10-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By deepstar
Map Source Middle East 2010.2 - Great Oman, UAE...

Map Source Middle East 2010.2 - Great Oman, UAE coverage. I never go to KSA.

Yemen - umm ?
Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-09-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By deepstar
Umm

Do not let yourself to be put off so easily.....

People have ridden around the world on a R1 !! Crossed the Sahara on a CX500 !!

If you want to do something really badly - you probably can.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,461
Posted By deepstar
Helmet Cam

I got a Go-Pro - simply amazing. Stick a 8Gb SD card in it - pic ever 10 secs, and leave it. Go for a run... you'll have about 3Gb of pics.... take the ones you want.... delete the rest.

It comes...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-07-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,906
Posted By deepstar
Think this will be difficult

A friend of mine tried to transit KSA do this last year - He is a GULF resident, and was unable to get permission by Bike to enter the magic kingdom. He had already ridden from UK to the border in...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-19-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By deepstar
HD Rental

I know you can rent a Harley - so if you want to cruise for a day that would be an option. It is not too hot just at the moment (low 40's)

Ah - but being Ramadam, flesh/drinking/Eating in public...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-18-2010, 03:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,035
Posted By deepstar
I think you were being polite. Biking in the...

I think you were being polite.

Biking in the Middle East is ok - as long as you keep you wits about you.

I am more concerned at drifting sand, goats, camels, blow outs and washed out roads...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-06-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 808
Posted By deepstar
This Is Oman

A short clip of some of the ADV type biking you can expect here in Oman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AReSU9w5cQ

This was from Sifa (About 60 kms South of Muscat) towards Muscat, and then...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-04-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By deepstar
We're here in Oman

A Few ADV-ers here in Muscat.

The Harley scene and dirt bike scene pretty popular here. There seems to be some Gulf motorbike club called the Black Eagles, not sure if you have to be a dentist or...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 07-18-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,851
Posted By deepstar
I've lived in Oman for nearly 15 years, and I...

I've lived in Oman for nearly 15 years, and I stop riding May-Sept - mainly as I do not have shower facilities when I arrive at work.

As long as the traffic is moving, you are ok..... it is as...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 07-18-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By deepstar
BMW Spares - should be no problem locally

There are BMW bike repair facilities in UAE and in Oman.

The UAE (Dubai) Contact you want to speak to is called Haitham his GSM is +971505518959 or work: +97144050347
BMW UAE will have most...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-30-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,474
Posted By deepstar
BMW gear Middle East

Hi,
I live in Oman - and ride a 1150GSA and an 11S. Prices here are generally OK, and thwe UAE dealer does have quite a good collection of Gear; Last time they did have some Helmets in stock.
...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 01-07-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,166
Posted By deepstar
Duabi

Dubai is great place to live if you live BIG cities. The traffic there is pretty terrible all the time, but there are lots of things to do (Rock concerts, Sport Events, Shows, Specials, shopping,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,441
Posted By deepstar
I did a search before posting but nothing...

I did a search before posting but nothing meaningfull appeared - but I have found the Harbor Freight thread(s).... and I am now reading them. Thank U for the insight.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,441
Posted By deepstar
DIY Tyre changing

Does anyone change their own tyres ?
If so what equipment do you use ?

A friend and me tried with a set of 12" tyre levers - but we were unable to get the Tourace off the read wheel of my...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By deepstar
Sounds like a waste of good Guinness .:wink: ...

Sounds like a waste of good Guinness .:wink:

Why not send me a case - I'll drink it - let my kidneys filter out any impurities and then send you back the filtered Guinness ? :lol3

as for...
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