Israel !

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by icestorm, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    I hadn't seen that before. thanks. Sadly I will only have 1 or maybe 2 more trips to Israel. I wanted to do some riding there, but never was able to secure a bike, and preferably someone to ride with. When I'm there, I only have one day, so it's hard to get it all in.
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  2. KeyboardRider

    KeyboardRider Adventurer

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    I attach a link to an article (in Hebrew) that appeared on a popular Israeli motorcycle website named fullgaz.
    It lists all current available options for scooter/ bike rental in Israel (dated to beginning of February 2010):
    http://www.fullgaz.co.il/xpages/article.php?i=47385

    I've attached it although it is in Hebrew, as in most cases a question about that topic will be answered by an Israeli forum member, so this information might come in handy.

    Cheers and ride safe,
    Keyboard Rider
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  3. Kiwiyid

    Kiwiyid n00b

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    Someone tried to steal my bike and bent up the front end :eek1 I won't be riding let alone renting it out for a while
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  4. Achiii

    Achiii Been here awhile

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    bummer!
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  5. Medic09

    Medic09 Been here awhile

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    Keyboard, thanks for that info. I'll be in Yerushalayim all of July. Figured I'd do without a ride for a month, but this gives me something to think about.
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  6. Jaqhammar

    Jaqhammar Hooligan

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    Motorcycle tours in Jordan:

    http://www.jordanbeauty.com/Motorcycles.html

    UK ADVrider Simon didn't have any trouble taking his UK registered bike into and out of Syria and Jordan.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=348283&page=5

    Neither did the two blokes with two Transalps and a stuffed pink pig.

    http://www.endurocu.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=8137#113719
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  7. branac

    branac Been here awhile

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    Shalom! We where late May my wife and I with Suzuki V-strom DL650 in Israel eight beautifull days. We visited : Tiberias, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt.Hermon, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Megiddo, Cesarea, Mt.Tabor, Yardenit-Deganiya, Haifa... Because of some stamps for motorbike in passport, we had go back from the Syrian border via Jordan in Israel. In Croatia we returned by boat (V-strom) Haifa-Piraeus(GR), Irena and I with the plane, you are hereby specially thank Mr.Berger from Tiberias(Berger-Hotel), Mr.Haddad from Haifa( Haddad Guest House) and Mrs. Alicia Rosner from Haifa ( Rosenfeld Shiping Company), to assist in the implementation return. Branko from Croatia. :beer
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  8. slideways

    slideways España

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    If there is a KTM dealer there I would assume there is some offroad riding available. Curious as I have been offered a job in T-A for 1 year and being a dirt bike junkie would need my regular fix.
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  9. KeyboardRider

    KeyboardRider Adventurer

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    The guy that runs for him the show also has a blog:
    http://kruvi.net/
    His name is Tomer Baram and (copied from his blog) that’s his email address:
    kruvi1200 AT yahoo DOT com
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    Try to contact him. He can inform you better than I can about all the ins and outs of the legalities.
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    A Hebrew written forum exists as well:
    http://www.tapuz.co.il/Forums2008/ForumPage.aspx?ForumId=363&r=1
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    And there are some other, private forums dedicated to that issue.<o:p></o:p>
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    There exists an off-road scene in <st1:country-region><st1:place>Israel</st1:place></st1:country-region>, however it is ILLEGAL to own a true motocross bike. You can only own registered bikes (i.e. your bike has to have all the “legal” accessories, and a license plate). Stupid as it sounds, that’s the situation.
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    Good luck,
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    Keyboard Rider
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  10. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    Or you could try PMing him here.

    :D

    Link

    About the registered, roadworthy bike thing - yes, it is true, but the indicators, horn, lights and so on only have to be on when the bike is having its yearly check, once you are out of the shop so long as you trailer it to your ride you can keep it as you like.
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  11. Botta

    Botta Adventurer

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    Israel has its down sides, no doubt about it. Nevertheless, it is an offroader paradise! Unlike Europe and parts of the US, most of the land is public and open for bikes and 4X4s.
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  12. balor demons mcc

    balor demons mcc n00b

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    hi, im a irish man living and working in askhelon in israel, i missing my bike and would love to rent a bike for a wknd, can u help
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  13. mikyheimann

    mikyheimann Miky

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  14. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    What make/model/style of bike are you looking for?

    Miky - where are you in Israel?
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  15. mikyheimann

    mikyheimann Miky

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    between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
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  16. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    So about twenty minutes from me in T-A!
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  17. mikyheimann

    mikyheimann Miky

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  18. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    Sure is!

    I was in Ben Shemen last weekend, good riding!

    I'm guessing that can't be far from you?
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  19. mikyheimann

    mikyheimann Miky

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    Was at BS myself, but I'm there on a bike without a motor. I'm the motor
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  20. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    Did you happen to spot any KTM990s going by?

    :D
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