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Minsk

Posted by gwendalc8 on 21/1/2010 at 08:07

We are a french couple, we are travelling Vietnam on two wonderful motobikes, the Minsk. We took the Ho Chi Minh Road from Hanoi to Saigon, the trip is amazing. But we need to continue our world trip, unfortunatly without the bikes, so we sell them in Saigon, at the begining of february. The bike are in rules and ready to ride. The price is 350 USD each and includes a couple of stuff for repair, the helmets and vietnam complete book map. We can see a few pictures of the minsk and our trip ...

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Minsk for sale in Saigon (28th Jan - 7th Feb)

Posted by erlamont on 28/1/2010 at 09:51

Hi everyone I have a Minsk motorbike that i'm looking to sell in Saigon. I'll be here till around the 7th of Feb. I bought the bike in Hanoi, and after touring Cat Ba island and the northwest, brought it down to Saigon. Its been a brilliant experience, driving through some absolutely stunning scenery. Apart from having to clean/change the occasional spark plug the bike has been running lovely. I also replaced the main drive chain and got a full service done a couple of weeks ago so it ...

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2 Minsk for Sale in Hanoi!

Posted by lukedestefano on 27/1/2010 at 16:47

It's sad to part with them, but the time has come. These bikes have gotten us from Hanoi to Saigon and now we're on our way back. They run great and can get you literally anywhere in Vietnam. So much fun on muddy backroads! We have to sell them by Feb 18 at the latest. $300 each includes helmets, saddle bags, luggage racks, tools, a bunch of spare parts, spare tires and pump, a tub of grease (awesome). Both bikes have brand new clutch plates and chains, one has a brand new generator ($50) and ...

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Laos - Rountrip LP ->LP on rented bike possible?

Posted by Sampan on 26/1/2010 at 18:15

Hi all, I'm currently in Vientiane and planning to go north towards Luang Prabang in a few days. Once in LP, i was thinking of doing a round trip on a rented motorbike.The idea would be to go north from LP towards Nong Khiaw, then continue east to Nam Noen and from there south to Muang Kham, then Phonsavan and back to LP. Would it possible to do this on a rental at all? and if so, what kind of bike would i need? Would i be alright on a step-trough or does road conditions demand a ...

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2 Minsk for sale in Hanoi

Posted by lukedestefano on 22/1/2010 at 20:28

It's sad to part with them, but the time has come. These bikes have gotten us from Hanoi to Saigon and now we're on our way back. They run great and can get you literally anywhere in Vietnam. So much fun on muddy backroads! We have to sell them by Feb 18 at the latest. $300 each includes helmets, saddle bags, luggage racks, tools, a bunch of spare parts, spare tires and pump, a tub of grease (awesome). Both bikes have brand new clutch plates and chains, one has a brand new generator ($50 ...

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Motorbike in Vietnam

Posted by KazAussie on 21/1/2010 at 15:03

Hi all, We just had a great three day ride with Hue riders, starting in Hoi An we went over the Hi Vanh pass to Hue then the HCM trail to Khe San and finally through the DMZ to Can Do.... Fantastic trip with great guides. There were four of us so two were pillioning and two riding at any time. I think the costs for the three days was $90 for 2 with guides and $60 for the two self rides. I would caution anyone who considers themselves and experienced rider in Australia to seriousl ...

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Laos - Luang Prebang to Phonsavan

Posted by acidliam on 17/1/2010 at 14:07

Having a go at this next week, any good tips, routes, shortcuts, places to stop etc greatly appreciated. Ta. ...

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Phuket to Kuala Lumpur on motorcycle

Posted by mux on 11/12/2009 at 14:56

I am considering purchasing a motorcycle to ride from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur, along the coast. Can anyone give me a rough idea of how much a used 150cc (2stroke?) motorcycle costs in Phuket? Are there any issues with my motorcycle licence only being a provisional licence from Australia? Also, does anyone know if I'll come across any issues bringing the bike across the border into Malaysia? Cheers. ...

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legality/reality of buying a motorbike to travel from Bankok through Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh

Posted by effi_kiki on 11/10/2009 at 23:17

(or the other way around) I'm so confused about this, would i be able to buy a bike in Bankok? or would it be better to start in vietnam, as i hear tourists buy bikes without much trouble there? also is this trip a bit unrealistic? I'm 18 years old and will be travelling with my boyfriend, neither of us have done a trip like this before, and we both only have uk driving licenses. thanks in advance :) ...

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Minsks for sale in Hanoi Vietnam.

Posted by hitravel on 15/1/2010 at 23:57

We have a motorbike shop in Lai Chau (a highland province In the North West of Vietnam)which sold lots of bikes to the local people there, and the BEST SELLER bike is the Russian's MINSK 125cc. The minority people use to use this bike to carry the big and heavy goods on the mountain, some time like: buffalo, horse... And now when there are so many travelers want to buy this bike for their traveling around the country and the area, we know that we are doing something right and good for you! It ...

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Successfull Border crossings (Viet, laos, Thailand)

Posted by kynanr on 15/1/2010 at 13:49

Have recently done a big trip and wanted to confirm the ease with which you can cross borders. I was riding a russioan minsk 125. The one thing you need is the small plastic 'papers' for the vietnamese registered bike. the papers will be in the original vietnamese owners name and this is 100% fine. I bought it in Saigon and rode north to Hanoi. From here i crossed into Laos at the most northern crossing of Dien Bien Phu. The crossing is easy and the costs are standardised at arround $5 from m ...

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Minsk for sale in Phuket, Thailand.

Posted by kynanr on 15/1/2010 at 13:39

I have a 125 russian minsk for sale in Phuket. Ill be here until the 19th of January 2010. I rode the bike here from Saigon over 3 months. I have all the paperwork for you to do a return trip. The bike is in great condition and was restored by a reputable dealer in Saigon prior to my trip. I have a complete set of spare parts for getting of the tourist trail. The bike is in great condition and sure does get some attention from locals and travelers. message me on +61 408 466 292 kynanr@yah ...

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Selling minsk (black with red star!) In Hue or Hanoi

Posted by Hermannihaitto on 5/1/2010 at 20:15

I have minsk for sale! Black one Bought it from kevin in this forum aswell. It has been reliable exept few little sparkplug episodes wich has been done in 10 minutes. Helmets,repair manuals,tools,sparkplugs,straps contact me: Hermannirouvali@windowslive.com ...

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Motorbike licenses

Posted by scarfie on 26/8/2009 at 10:17

I'm just wondering if you need a license to ride motorbikes of all cc sizes? My travel insurance motorbike cover only covers me if I hold a valid license in Vietnam. I am aware that International Licenses aren't accepted. My girlfriend and I are only in Vietnam for 3 and a half weeks, so are their any other options for us if we want to ride motorbikes? Cheers ...

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Blue Russian Minsk, $270, Hanoi

Posted by Handsome_Boy on 22/12/2009 at 10:41

I'm posting this for a friend here in Hanoi . Blue Russian Minsk. Comes with helmet, safety goggles, straps for luggage, and a bunch of advice. He's staying at the Hanoi Central Backpackers Hostel, 45A Ly Quoc Su Street, Hoan Kiem, across from St. Josephs Cathedral. If interested, email him - hotbenjim@hotmail.co.uk $270 ONO. Has to be sold in 6 days :) ...

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green minsk, 270$, HCM

Posted by Tafel on 20/12/2009 at 10:47

Hi! I have just finished my trip from Hanoi, and i have to sell my minsk in 2 days :)I cant upload pictures in this moment.Im stayng in Me Them B&B on Pham Ngu Lao street. I had to repair the gear box in Hoi An but after it made all the way down thru central highlands without any problems.It comes with one spare innertube, basic tool kit,helmet and 2 bottles of t2 oil ;) email me if interested or if You know some good selling options in HCM! witold.tafel@gmail.com ...

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Minsk for sale in Hanoi- Dec. 25-27th 2009

Posted by gregsantanna on 16/12/2009 at 19:12

I have a Minsk that I will be selling sometime around the 25-28th of December (give or take a day or two) when I arrive in Hanoi. I have owned it for a month and a half now, and after a few early repairs/replacements (electrical system, clutch plates) in the first week, it has been running perfectly the last month. I started in HCMC and am currently exploring the north before ending in Hanoi. It has with a doubt been one of the best experiences of my travels. I bought it for $400 in Novemb ...

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Hiring motorbikewith a driver-How much is it per day?

Posted by suswati37 on 9/12/2009 at 15:00

(Sorry just pressed the enter button before hence seeing this twice) Hi all, Just had a query, how much is it to hire a motorbike with a driver per day in the following places: Luang Prabang Vientiane Hanoi Hue HCMC Phnom Penh Siem Reap Unfortunately I am a little too chicken to drive myself, as I am officially road unworthy. Do i need a helmet, cost of petrol exta...etc cheers ...

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Buying in Hanoi

Posted by Tafel on 30/11/2009 at 19:01

Hi! Whats the best way to buy a used(cheap!) bike for a trip Hanoi-Saigon? I emailed guys from this forum which had smth to sell but didnt get any answer. Thx for help! Witek ...

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Two Russian Minsk Motorbikes for Sale in Honoi!!!

Posted by markbyrnes1 on 23/11/2009 at 14:16

We have Two Russian Minsk Motorbikes for sale in Honoi. Good Condition - just completed 1800km throughout Vietnam Recently Serviced with New Parts Includes: Helmets / Maps / Toolkit / Spares / Front mounted Camera Tripods English - Vietnamese Dictionary / Advice from Experience / Riding lessons given if required!!! $300 each O.N.O Contact: Mark - 01647489634 (Vietnamese Mobile) Jack - 01647489636 (Vietnamese Mobile) ...

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