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Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by imeny, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. IvanRUS

    IvanRUS Been here awhile

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    Hello and Thank Amitos23!
    On the ferry to Cyprus big problems - from the northern (Turkish) Cyprus can not be officially enter Cyprus, so the ferry to Haifa is probably not available.
    But in the opposite direction, perhaps maybe not having an exit stamp of Cyprus to leave northern Cyprus to Turkey.
    Perhaps it will create problems in the future, visiting Cyprus.
    Ferry Turkey - Israel - Egypt canceled last year, unfortunately.
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  2. KKatkov

    KKatkov n00b

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    Hello everybody,

    I've just signed in.
    My name is Konstantin, I live near Ariel (Samaria), and for the last 3.5 years I've ridden Suzuki Bandit 1200S 01'. The bike serves me both as a daily commuter (100 km per day, most of them highway riding) and for pleasure rides on weekend.
    Unfortunately, I wrecked the Bandit a few weeks ago - so I'll be looking for another bike in the near future.

    The only trip that I did abroad by now was a 1100km tour in Peloponnese, Greece, on a rented Honda CB500X. It was great, and I'm sure that the next trip of this kind is just a matter of time.
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  3. VirgilMaps

    VirgilMaps n00b

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    Signing in. I moved to Israel about a year ago and nearly had a heart attack when I saw the prices of bikes. Does anyone know the best place (other than Yad2) to pick up a bike? I'm looking for something like a DR, XT, XR around the 650 capacity.

    Cheers,
    Virgil
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  4. KKatkov

    KKatkov n00b

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    Look... It is a bit complicated.
    Yad2.co.il is the main resource. However, from my experience, if you have a good bike, in decent condition, and the price that you ask for it is fair - one of your friends will buy it from you. So, many of the really good deals wouldn't appear at web resources.
    As far as I understand, you are looking for an old (let's say, 95'-05' model) dual-purpose motorcycle. The chances to find such bike in decent condition are quite low, and if you find one - I believe, that you'd be shocked by the seller's appetite.
    You didn't mention what is your budget, but I would recommend you to look at BMW F650 singles, or, if real off-road capability isn't a major requirement - at Honda Transalp 650 or Suzuki V-Strom 650. These bikes tend to be in far better condition than DR's/XT's/XR's, there are more of them on the market, and IMO - they are more practical for everyday use.
    Finally - if you find your deal, but the price is a bit too high - remind yourself, that you are in the Middle East. Don't hesitate to bargain :)
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  5. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND Supporter

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    Looks like israel has some fantastic trails. Saw a couple of guys riding huskys near the Golan heights.
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  6. CJ17

    CJ17 Adventurer

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    I hope this is still an active page... I'm planning to bring a British registered bike into Israel from Jordan. I have a Carnet for Jordan and can't find any firm confirmation of needing one (or not) for Israel. So a very simple question:

    Do I need a Carnet for a British bike in Israel?
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  7. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

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    Hi Guys
    I am coming over in October 2017 to the centenary of the beersheba charge of the Australian Light Horse . is it possible to hire a URAL side car motorcycle in israel ?
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  8. mill3r

    mill3r Squid

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    Checking in.
    I live in Eilat but I visit the center and the north quite often.
    SV650.
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  9. charger12il

    charger12il n00b

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    Hi!
    My name is Erez.
    I ride a KTM 690 Enduro R.

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  10. Mike1234

    Mike1234 Adventurer

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    Hi Erez,

    Beautiful bike!

    Mike

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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  11. Sanguis

    Sanguis Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    My name is Ben. Currently riding through North America for 9 months.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/north-american-road-trip.1208265/

    Before that I lived in Israel for almost 5 years.
    After this trip I hope to return there for at least a while. I would like to get more into trail/off-road riding once I get there. It would be great if someone could show me the ropes!
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  12. SteveTheLocal

    SteveTheLocal Been here awhile Supporter

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    Would anyone in Israel consider swapping bikes for a week or two? I have a GSA 1200 in Canada (Vancouver Island) or a Suzuki Burgman 650 in Palm Springs California. I would like to tour Israel for 2 weeks.
    I am a 40 year rider with 200,000kms on accident free (so far :-).
    I'm not too concerned what it is as long as it is reliable.
    Thanks,
    Steve
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  13. itamar1

    itamar1 Itamar

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    שלום לכולם
    אני תושב חןץ שגר בניחו יורק מתכנן להגיע לאתונה עם האופנוע שלי ולהיכנס לנמל חיפה
    ולהות בארץ כחודש כתייר
    האם זה אפשרי בכלל ,{מבחינת המעמד שלי אני נחשב תושב חוץ אבל יש לי גם דרכון ישראלי ,,,)
    ומה הפרוצידורה הדרושה במידה וזה אפשרי
    תודה רבה
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  14. BigMan73

    BigMan73 Binary Adventurer

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    AFAIK from the state of Israel's perspective you are not a tourist but a citizen. You can stay as long as you want. The status of 'Toshav Hutz' is meaningful for tax purposes (as well as military service), since you are not obliged to pay taxes in Israel as your center of life is in the US. But this has nothing to do with the duration of stay. There is no 'visa' for citizens... you can come and go as you wish. Tax wise - if you stay for too long then the IRS/Israel Mas Hakhnasa can at some point asking questions.
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  15. mbravo

    mbravo Adventurer

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    Not sure how I missed this thread, but better late than never! I moved to the country a bit more than 3 years ago, left my Adv Husky Terra 650 across the sea in Bulgaria for European rides (in the wonderful Motocamp Bulgaria) and endured two years without a bike here. This year I have finally bitten the bullet and bought a CRF250L Rally, both for city committee and the trails.

    Is Zulu still active? I would be thrilled to get onto some rides (I live just next to Tel Aviv) and also to find out some nice places for sure self-wrenching, because most official mechanics and garages give me the willies (e.g. they *refuse* to install Barkbusters :) it even a magnetic drain bolt).

    Unfortunately, my Hebrew is still a work in progress, but happy to use opportunities to learn :)
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  16. deg10715

    deg10715 Adventurer

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    Gents - any recommendations beyond Motogo? Is there a Craigslist type forum in Israel where I can buy someone's used 250cc, or rent from them? In Jerusalem for a month and desperate to avoid being in a car
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  17. mbravo

    mbravo Adventurer

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    The ultimate used marketplace is likely yad2.co.il ; but most business here is best done by talking - I'd try popping into some moto shops and just asking for deals and /or recommendations. Word of mouth is the king here.
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  18. deg10715

    deg10715 Adventurer

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    Thanks mBRavo. Very helpful. If you have any recommendation of a shop or two in Jerusalem that is legit peeps would be great to know so I can hit them up first
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  19. deg10715

    deg10715 Adventurer

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    PS Am I getting more than I bargained for inasmuch as I assume I have to get a new plate and register the scooter? Wondering if it makes more sense to bite the bullet and rent.

    Or is it like the US and registering a scooter and plate and insurance is pretty seamless.
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  20. mbravo

    mbravo Adventurer

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    I'm afraid I'm of very limited assistance because the only thing I did here myself was by a new bike. My general feeling that anything involving any red tape here is never seamless and especially so bike insurance, for a nonresident to boot. Plus I'm based in Tel-Aviv, so no extra knowledge of Jerusalem moto places.

    There's a Facebook group for a renting outfit called BikeLife - https://m.facebook.com/bikelifemotorcycletours/?refid=0 - it rents Teneres and is tour-oriented, so probably not your ticket, but the guy who runs it is pretty friendly, maybe you can ask him for some advice.
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