:: Vietnam by Motorcycle - or by the Bikers

Discussion in 'Asia' started by VietHorse, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. VietHorse

    VietHorse Long timer

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    Ok guys, it came to me from suggestion of a forum inmate that I should make this thread to collect all the information about Vietnam, a small Country where not many of you have visited.
    Not too much ambitious for the purposes of this thread, just to make ease for you guys who may like to read about Vietnam, may like to travel to Vietnam, or even plan a serious ride in Vietnam.

    Be noted that I am not a tourist Rep or something like that. I am purely a technical guy and love Motorcycle and traveling by Motorcycle.

    I believe others willing to help me to put Links to their Vietnam ride report or something Vietnamese related.
    Welcome to Vietnam by Motorcycle.
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  2. VietHorse

    VietHorse Long timer

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    Well, before any ride, you all need to ensure you have adequate food supply :1drink
    I.1. Vietnam Food thread: LINK

    Then you should have a proper planning:

    I.2. Advice on Vietnam: LINK
    I.3. Big bike import to Vietnam: LINK
    I.4. Vietnam Garmin map: LINK
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  3. VietHorse

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    This could be the long part. I just can collect some of the reports I know from others as well as my own RR.
    Looking for helps from all of you to collect and put the link here in this thread.


    II.1: A Ride on the Tiger's Back: VIETNAM 2012 by Comrade Art : LINK

    II.2: A lot of Vietnam by Roly1: LINK

    II.3: Vietnam 2012 by Momi20: LINK

    II.4: VIETNAM - 30 Day Honda XL 250 Father/Son Ride by Stanegoli: LINK

    II. 5:
    Vietnam - Top to Bottom (a motorcycle adventure through Vietnam by SoloSurfer: LINK

    II. 6: Around the World in 800 days - riding Vietnam - by Flyingdutchman177: LINK

    II. 7: Vietnam's Northern Border: AKA Ha Giang Province - by Asienizen. LINK

    II. 8: TBA
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  4. VietHorse

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    Updated 30 October 2014...

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    Now, below is all of MY property on ADV:


    III.1. VFR800 Interceptor with a short ride in a day: LINK

    III.2. Vietnam - ACE MTSG group - 200miles for a day to the seaside for biker meet: LINK

    III.3. Vietnam: Viethorse's return in a beautiful Sunday :): LINK

    III.4. Viethorse & TonyBKK ride Bangkok-Khao Yai National Park-Wang Nam Kiao loop: LINK

    III.5. VFR800 Interceptor in Vietnam - Day trip for explore new roads: LINK

    III.6. Viethorse experienced riding Texas and Smoky Mountai: LINK

    III.7. VFR800 Interceptor and ACE MTSG with weekend Dalat tour: LINK

    III.8. Wekend HORSEs ride: LINK

    III.9. PROJECT : Honda CX650 Café Racer in Vietnam: LINK

    III.10. Vietnam Adventure - not quite, but it's somehow a new beginning: LINK

    III.11. Vietnam Adventure - Chasing up the rain: LINK

    III. 12. 4 Nation ride - Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos - Thailand:LINK.

    III. 13. Vietnam - A taste of everything: LINK

    III. 14. Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos: three bikes, three countries : LINK

    III.15. From rainy Cambodia to sunny Vietnam: LINK

    III.16. A mini Long Way Down (Vietnam - Cambodia - Thailand - Malaysia) LINK

    III. 17. TBA...

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  5. BitShuffler

    BitShuffler Adventurer

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  6. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    I will probably never be able to afford the trip but I am interested in that area of Asia,so I will be reading these threads.Thanks to your sig link.
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  7. VietHorse

    VietHorse Long timer

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    Thank you guys for contributing in this Vietnam index. :rofl
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  8. stan.riner

    stan.riner Been here awhile

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    Thanks for putting this together. I've seen a few of these but there are some I haven't' seen yet.
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  9. woody's wheel works

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    chao ong Viet horse....

    ong manh gioi khong???

    ok,,heres's great report with lot's of video,titled:
    ''Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi or bust!'' by SteveMc181

    4 Aussies rent/buy some bikes in Saigon / HCMC and head north to Hanoi doing some fine charitable work along the way..
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=810741

    here's another earlier RR
    'Vietnam on Two wheels,,,a rough start' by Johnnyvagabound
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=590762

    i myself just spent a the month of July 2012 in Saigon holed up in a small clean/cool hotel room,,,took a 4 day trip to Vung Tau spending almost all my time in the water and beating off hawkers from morning til night:wink:

    cam on ong for creating this most excellent gathering place,,i'll contribute when my life settles down....am curious ,,,
    :freaky
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  10. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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  11. VietHorse

    VietHorse Long timer

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    Thank you very much woody's.
    Your threads are great but your Vietnamese.... :lol3
    Don't tell me you used Google translation for those. :evil
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  13. philippoc92

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    Hi guys,
    Firstly I think this is a great thread. Very helpful and thank you to all who contribute. I am new to the whole motorbiking adventure forums, but I was wondering could anyone provide information on buying bikes in HCMC, particularly 125 Minsks and Honda Win 110.

    1) What to look out for when buying the bike
    2) What to get changed/replaced before starting your journey
    3) Mechanics to go too for this
    4) What spares to bring on the journey with you (e.g HCMC to Hanoi)
    5) Any links to a place to buy paperback maps (I know of the garmin link)
    6) Does anyone have experience of just using google maps on their smart phone for navigation?
    7)any other advice.

    I know some of these are very basic questions, but I am only learning and appreciate any info you can provide. Thank you :)
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  14. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    viethorse

    very well done man !

    big thanks :thumb
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  15. VietHorse

    VietHorse Long timer

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    Thank you guys for your contributions.

    And here is one more thread from me:

    III. 12. 4 Nation ride - Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos - Thailand: LINK.
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  16. Kennon

    Kennon Been here awhile

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    Loved the Cafe racer build man, will have to look through the rest when I get some more time.
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  17. donho1959

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    Thanks for the useful links, am hoping to do a Ho Chi Minh Trail ride in 2014, 10 years after my last very enjoyable tour of northern Viet Nam on a Minsk. I will be in touch if my trip goes ahead.
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  18. VietHorse

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    Thanks. It has been done for a while. No time to ride now, just turn the engine on and enjoy the sound. :norton.

    I myself haven't done the whole trail yet. Really tempting plan. For sure the ride report gonna be here if I got it done.
    Keep in touch.
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  19. aki

    aki Been here awhile

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    I intend to do some riding in Vietnam next March 2014. My plan is to rent a bike in Hanoi and goes north. Any itinerary recommended?
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  20. BitShuffler

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    How much time have you got?
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