Philippines Adventure Rides

Discussion in 'Asia' started by Wild_Man, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. 250txc

    250txc 250TXC

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    This will get you some details but from what I know and have read here, BIS will confirm about all we said on this thread ...

    Import Regulatory Division <bis_ird@yahoo.com> ... This is good address for the BIS office in Manila ... This is the office that tells all other offices what to do ... IE ..Bringing a bike to Cebu? The BIS office in the Manila office does the approving ... Not any local one on Cebu or anyone else.... This one cost me also ...

    BIS should supply REAL import taxation costs ... I'm not sure if they (BIS) can do all the paperwork needed for Customs ... So down the line, you might need a local guy on the ground unless you can speak the language here or just wanna try to go it alone ... Knowing the real tax number will help on your cost... With all that said, someone at BIS might want to make a few pesos and do the work for you ... Many many here do whatever they can to make an extra peso ... Or they might know someone who can help.

    I'd guess that bike will cost at least $3,000.00 in taxes to import here if you intend to keep it here ... Maybe more ... I'm not sure of the base cost of that bike ... If you can't pay it, don't sail it into port and then blame the Philippines for the problems that will create. There are laws here contrary to what is said about this place and again, "This is not Kansas" ...


    Good luck ...
  2. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    I have been back in the Phills now for 2 months so better share some of my experiences with yous. I bought a new 2nd hand camera the day before I left New Zealand and very pleased with the results .

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    This is where I stayed 500p night if you stay weekly 650p nightly for a fan room

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    These stretched limos are only transport on Biri

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    125cc Chase Bike

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    Biri rock formations

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  3. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    This Island is my girl friends home . It cost 5p in a paddle boat to get there from Biri Island .

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    This is the Elementary School at Salvacion in very poor condition

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    This is the Macaret Elemantary , also in very poor condition .

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    One of the locals waiting for the Majonj game to start

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    This man had half an arm and a hand missing from fishing with explosives .

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    Pay ( Wari for grandfather )

    The only transport on Macaret is by boat around it and your legs .
  4. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Still using the old tredle sowing machine

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    Roads are very poor

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    These guys made a living filling drinking water containers

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    Every night was a party at Puro Resort where we stayed
  5. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Im staying at Bantayan Island now , getting away from another cold New Zealand winter

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    You have to watch out for the animals here

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    Boots look a bit big for the little girl
  6. YnotJP?

    YnotJP? Long timer

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    hondav2, great pictures. Looks like you got the hang of that camera. How long is your stay this time?
  7. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Eight months hopefully, biggest problem with the camera is the operator , to many settings . also using Picasa3 to edit as old programme died so have to learn new cam and editor.
  8. Rackemcrackem

    Rackemcrackem Unsafe at any speed

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    Another thank you, Hondav2, for more great pics! It's especially nice to see images from some of the less-visited locations in the Phils. So many places to visit!

    I'll just have to be satisfied with summer in Alaska, which isn't all that bad! Haha!
  9. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    I have spent 2 summers in Alaska , biggest problem was getting sleep . I had a lot of good times there on my old DR sixfiddy .
  10. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Looks like the weather is to hot for riding in the Philippines so will post some more pics to keep this thread alive .

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    This is Kota Park and the remains of the old Kota Fort there. These forts were built by the Spaniards for people to go to when the Moro Pirates from the south would come to capture woman and girls and take them away to be sold into slavery.

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    Im living in the white house with green roof . Every morning I look out at beautifull sun rises and the beach .

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    I took all these pics within 75meters of home . My girlfriend has her new $7 dress on .

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  11. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Nice colorfull shots HondaV. THat's a great camera you have :clap


    Hello Inmates. Last weekend me and my daughter Sunshine went out on a 3 day trip with some other riders to the Mountain Province but this time, I did not use my Adventure bike. It was an easy and comfortable riding on my Skywave 650 (a.k.a) Burgman 650.

    At dawn before sunlight me and Shine took off for the meeting place....

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    Another rider on a Honda Dominator 650, Major Domingo of the Philippine Army, joined us for a short leg of the trip...

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    Then the rest of the riders arrived and we headed to the first gas stop along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). Since this was a gas station, many riders (buddies of mine too) where there too for their dirrent ride to their track day in Clark International Raceway.....

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    As much as we wanted to spend time together at the gas station, each groupd had their own agenda. We continued on to the end of the NLEX and entered the next expressway SCTEX.....

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    When we reached Zaragoza town in Nueva Ecija, the group took breakfast in a restaurant ....

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  12. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Good pics Herc , the DR big 750 is in good condition , there is not many of those bikes around and nice to see the Honda Dommi as well . My old DR is my favorite bike . I will post a pic and show you it .

    Rackerman do you know CJ from Tok Alaska , he is coming here mid May and staying 3 weeks . I rode all over Yukon and Alaska with him . North and South Canal roads , Deadhorse and every where in between . By the way Rackerman , are you a Fukengruver .

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  13. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Yup. I agree on the DR750 Big and Dominator, they are both in great condition. :evil

    The ride continues on from Nueva Ecija to Nueva Vizcaya. On the way to Dalton Pass, the weather turn from hot and Sunny to cold and rainy....

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  14. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Thanks Terry! :D Yes sir, we do lock good on those matching gears.

    Sunshine had a great time too. It was her firstime on the Burgman going up. Although she has been riding that route with me on the KTM640 ADV and V-strom already.


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    Finally we 3 riders stopped in a resto at Dalton Pass to warm up and wait for the rest of the riders to arrive.

    While waiting, we had Starbucks coffee too...

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    After sometime, the rest of them arrived....

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    Since it was almost lunchtime. I suggested to have early lunch before we continued on along Santa Fe, Nueva Vizkaya to Bagabag, N.V......

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    And the fuel stop at Total Gas station in Bagabag, N. V. before entering the province of Ifugao.....

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  15. Rackemcrackem

    Rackemcrackem Unsafe at any speed

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    Herc,

    You're were quick to notice my post today! I was having problems posting and I nuked it so I could write again later but you're like the ADV eagle of the Philippines! :lol3
  16. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    That's my magic Rackemcrackem!
    I myself encountered delays or slowness in the posting of replies too.


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  17. Rackemcrackem

    Rackemcrackem Unsafe at any speed

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    Hondav2,

    No, I don't think I've met CJ, unless he is someone I met briefly at Dawson City for D2D a couple of years ago.

    Fukengruver??? Is that a German swear word that you're calling me??? :lol3 My rides are a DR 650 and a WeeStrom so I usually just ride past those proud BMW riders with their seized-up final drives (after asking if they want help, of course)! :rofl

    Actually, summers are too busy to do nearly enough riding around Alaska or Canada, though I might try for Dawson City again this June.

    Enjoying your added pics, Toddy! Please tell CJ he's welcome to take the ferry over to Cordova to meet up for a little tour around the few roads we have to ride on here.

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  18. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Here is my DR at Bonnerville Speed Week 2005 . I clocked up 27,000 miles on that ride over 4 months .

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    After wearing out 2 sets soft luggage I adapted Givi mounts and hard luggage .

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    I have been to 2 x D2Ds , last time there in 09 I used one of Barbs Elephants. Here is me with the clutch out of it at Tok in CJ workshop.
  19. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Nice big tank you have there at the DR! That bike can go miles and miles away!


    And we continued riding on. The Burgman was so comfortable that my daughter can multi task along the way....

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    Then the rain started to pour again......

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  20. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Its very dry at Bantayan Herc , only one shower of rain in 2 months . Yes the big tank ( 20 litres ) is so good . Will do 230miles on a tank . best I had was 320 miles running mostly 3rd and 4th gear at 30 - 40 mph on North Canal Road in the Yukon . When reserve runs out I lay bike down on left side to get fuel from other side of tank , blow into tank vent hose to pressurise tank and fill carby , I can do this twice and go another 15 miles .