NW China to the Tibet border

Discussion in 'Asia' started by PG007, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. PG007

    PG007 AKA backdoorphil

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  2. PG007

    PG007 AKA backdoorphil

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  3. Wanted

    Wanted Dead or Alive

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    How did you manage to get into China and do this solo? And how much did it cost you? This is my dream, I have two years to find a way
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  4. BitShuffler

    BitShuffler Adventurer

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    Did you rent or buy the bike? Any contacts in Kunming you can share?

    I had plans to do pretty much this ride but it fell through. I was planning to cross from Vietnam into China at Nanning and get a bike there, but moving onto Kunming was my backup plan if I couldn't find what I wanted in Nanning.
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  5. PG007

    PG007 AKA backdoorphil

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    I own the bike and keep it in Kunming


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  6. BitShuffler

    BitShuffler Adventurer

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    So, presumably you know someone who is a resident there and they registered it in their name? If not, how did you go about buying and registering it?
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  7. ERD

    ERD Custom Rider

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    Thinking about riding a similar route on a R1200GS or if I can pull off the temp import, a Buell Ulysses :D
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  8. Kernalpanx

    Kernalpanx Adventurer

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    To do it legally... You need a Chinese DL ... So your visa needs to be for 6 monthes. In Beijing at the moment there is a crack down on both unlicensed riders and illegally licensed bikes... Gas stations are requesting blue book and your DL to fill gas. Took my scooter to holhott and was stopped 5 times by police checking my paper work.
    Will be doing Beijing to Dali this October ... Bought a house and moving to Dali.
    Out of all the cities in Yunnan ... Dali is by far the most beautiful. I have been travelling the regions are years now .... Dali should have been named Shangra La ...
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