Any ADVriders in Hong Kong?

Discussion in 'Asia' started by hk_rider, May 20, 2004.

  1. hk_rider

    hk_rider Urban Adventurer

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    i know there isn't much ADVriding to be done in HK, but I can't be the only one can I?
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  2. sandgroper

    sandgroper Long timer

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    Its hard to believe, all alone in HKG
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  3. Humungus

    Humungus no it doesn't

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    But man what a great tunnel to fire roman candles at your mates in the other taxi beside you. no fun when they get through the window gap though !
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  4. motozilla

    motozilla Long timer

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    Do you ever park your GS along the waterway near the Excelsior Hotel??? If so I saw it the last time I was in HK. I wish I had a bike while I was there but it's usually in and out of town in 3-5 days and some of that involves travel to Canton. Where can you ride off road over there without going into China???
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  5. hk_rider

    hk_rider Urban Adventurer

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    Nope, i'm afraid that's not my GS.

    There really isn't anywhere you can ride off-road in Hong Kong. I've been looking and the only places I've found are unguarded construction sites near the new airport. Having said that, dualsports are still great in the city because they rip up the traffic and they're not too bad on the tight twisties on the South side of the Island.
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  6. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Good God men, give a brother some love ! I think we need to start a fund much like the AMA Airfence fund started by RRWorld to build a fire road around Hong Kong so he'll have someplace to ride. Really, I guess it COULD be worse . He could be living on a horribly overpopulated semi-autonomous couple of tiny islands directly off the coast of the only remaining Communist super power.
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  7. katoom_950

    katoom_950 Life, 2 short 4 traffic

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    Im there hk_rider! Sorry, I dont really ever check on this forum as there is nothing ever about HK/China.

    I have a 950S Go!!!!!! You can find me most Sundays out at Luk Keng harrassing sports bikes. There is some off road riding here up in the NT around Shek Kong and also at the MX Club www.mxclub.com.hk or indeed the HKSX Club www.hksx.net you have to ride off road to even get to the MX Club but I think they have just made some new road out there, it is behind the Fanling Golf Course.

    Im in Beijing right now and even have a 950 just delivered (but not out of bonded storage) in Tianjin that will be plated and kept in Beijing. I hope to be organising a ride or two over the next 12 to 18 months so PM me sometime and we can hook up for a blast or two.
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  8. Frank Warner

    Frank Warner Traveller

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    And then there were two.

    Errr try the horizions unlimited site ....
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  9. katoom_950

    katoom_950 Life, 2 short 4 traffic

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    Why would I want to do that? :confused
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  10. mujiburrahman

    mujiburrahman Been here awhile

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    Since 2005 and up until now still 2 advriders?

    Hmm ...
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  11. Pib

    Pib Adventurer

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    hey
    I am farily noob, but can be a new one too!
    just get in HK, and thinking to get a trail bike. But no idea if there are some good trails in NT, and even if it is possible to cross border to go for China just for 1-2 days and ride there some off roads.
    any new forums? keep me posted, can be interested
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  12. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    I go to Hong Kong all the time, was there day before yesterday.
    Tried to rent a motorcycle to zip around on, no luck.
    Are there any bikes to rent in the entire place?
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  13. deguoren

    deguoren 该出手时就出手

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    I tried 2 years ago, but there seems no chance at all to rent a bike or even a scooter in all of HK,
    didnt knew about the MC club, thats a must do for the next time!

    And the even offer tours into China!
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  14. JZH

    JZH Global Bodger

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    Well...I'm moving to HK in December, so if I can find someplace to dump numerous motorcycles, three tool rollaways, machine tools and miscellaneous accoutrement, I will be up for some exploring (at least up to the water's edge and the 'lectric fence!)

    I'm just going to ship everything over and hope for the best, but at the moment it does not appear that HKers are familiar with the "man cave" concept...:(:

    Ciao,
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  15. katoom_950

    katoom_950 Life, 2 short 4 traffic

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    Give me a list of the equipment etc and I will look into passing on some contact details if there is any reciprocal interest for this side i.e. HK and bike/car enthusiasts...

    Andy
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  16. Kennon

    Kennon Been here awhile

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    whenever i go back to my home town in hong kong right near the chinese border in sha tau kok i see loads of dual sports passing through its quite mountainous and they normally ride in groups of 3-4
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  17. Maximum Hastings

    Maximum Hastings Adventurer

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    We will be there in July 2012, all being well with our KTM 990 Adventures at the end of our RTW trip

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  18. TVtommy

    TVtommy Been here awhile

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    Something to keep in mind....

    When I lived there (9 years), there was NO theft insurance on bikes. Many that were stolen end up in China. Bike thieves in HK are fast, so beware...
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  19. JZH

    JZH Global Bodger

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    Andy, forgive me for not quite understanding what you mean. In any case, I am now in HK and have made an offer on a house with its very own two-car garage, so my problems may soon be resolved. :wink:

    All my stuff is still ocean-going at the moment, but hopefully will reach dry land soon...

    Humid weather riding tips, anyone?

    Ciao,
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  20. 110

    110 Been here awhile

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    Might have a great offer for a job as well. Would it be worth bringing the GSA? Or is a small 450 beter for cuting up traffic?
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