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motorcycle rental in phnom penh

Posted by jonkup on 17/5/2014 at 12:54

does anyone know of good rental places there? ...

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Looking for a motorbike partner Northern Thailand

Posted by tmurray on 30/4/2014 at 07:50

I am currently in Chiang Mai and planning on doing the Mae Hong Song Loop starting tomorrow or the next day. I have read and heard from many that it was one of the best experiences they had in Thailand. Let me know if you are interested in joining me for the adventure. ...

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Looking for motorbike partner - Saigon to North Vietnam

Posted by Goodtime777 on 28/3/2014 at 21:16

Hey guys. I arrive in Saigon by Monday and I'll be looking to travel north of Vietnam to Hanoi via motorbike. I'm looking for someone/s to do the same journey with me! I'm completely flexible with time an places to visit!! I've driven the perimeter of Australia so I'm fairly confident with road travel. Im a 24 YO from England! My name is Richard. Feel free to contact me ! ...

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Entry into Vietnam from Laos on Motorbike - licence question

Posted by blksz on 6/6/2010 at 18:17

Hi Guys, As per the above. Later this year I'll be riding into Vietnam from Laos. The bike will have been bought earlier in my trip (in Vietnam) and will be registered in Vietnam under my name. Leaving Vietnam into Laos is not an issue. Taking the bike back into Vietnam I believe may cause a few small hiccups which is why I find myself here! I'll be sure to have my ownership and border papers in order however I have heard a rumour that I will need a license in Vietnam to ride my bike. I know ...

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Hiring motorbikes in Laos

Posted by tsargood on 23/4/2009 at 03:50

Hi all, Its been a while since I posted a thread here. I'm planning a trip around Laos, I want to hire a motorbike while Im there. Anyone who has done this might be able to help me. What kind of bikes are available? Im looking for the newest biggest bike I can get, what kind of brands and models are available? and where can I get them from? I have been around Cambodia on a bike before but all I could get was a Baja 250, not quite big enough for 2 people! Any advice appreciated. Thanks, Tim ...

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india road trip by car

Posted by indiaroadtrips on 26/12/2013 at 16:35

http://indiaroadtrips.wordpress.com/ We love travelling... just did a 10 000 km roadtrip throughout India from the South to the North and back please read our blog and give us feedback or.... ask questions! ...

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Motorbiking without license

Posted by thelonewanderer on 29/10/2012 at 00:16

Hi my first post on travel fish. Woo hoo. I'm out in Singapore until December, and am wanting to embrace the lands around me. I am passionately excited about motorbiking from Johor Bahru (Malaysia) and buying a bike there, through thailand, cambodia and vietnam until Han Noi, where I plan to fly back to Singapore after selling the bike on there. The main thing I am worried about is insurance. I am a cautious driver, but if someone else crashes into me, my travel insurance probably won't cove ...

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Motorbiking in Asia

Posted by nodisitas on 29/7/2011 at 19:14

There are a lot of different, contradicting and, in particular, confusing stories on doing Asia by motorbike. Let me tell you this, it will stay confusing. You never know what you're gonna get. That's the deal. That's the adventure. I just a 40 day motor trip from Hanoi down to Saigon even further south to Ha Tien to cross the border into Cambodia, without any problems. They didn't even register the bike. Went on to Sihanoukville , Phnom Penh, and momentarily I landed in Siem Reap where ...

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by a bike is better!

Posted by thaiXplorer on 17/4/2012 at 09:58

if you got an int.driver licence you can ask some thai people where you stay they buy a 2nd hand bike for you (20-30.000bath) and you make big tour without problems -rented bikes not allowed go out city! when the bike and you are still alive you give it back for 15-25.000bath and everyone is happy! ...

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'Importing' a Vietnamese bike (in Viet name) into Thailand?

Posted by Bonny_Ricardo on 7/9/2011 at 13:23

Ok, so I've been in Vietnam (Bien Hoa) for 4 months now teaching, and I'm definitely ready to leave. Having rode motorcycles since I was 15 of all shapes and sizes, I really have to do a long trip on my uprated SYM Bonus. I've had it almost the full 4 months, and slowly got it working spot on, and can fix everything on it myself quickly and happily. A joy to work on, in fact. To that end, I'm fairly attached to it, and having lived in Thailand for a year before now, I want to try my hand at get ...

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motor bike loops for noobs

Posted by melmariet on 29/1/2013 at 00:13

Hello! I am traveling with a friend considering trying one of the many motorcycle loops famous in sea. Unfortunately we are both inexperienced, and hoping for some advice as to some ways to get comfortable and prepared for taking the journey. Can anyone ( suggest easy day trips in northern laos or Vietnam? And recommendations for what might be an easier safer route than the king lor loop? I was looking at this loop, http://www.travelfish.org/feature/19 wondering if having paved roads would mak ...

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Buying a Motorbike in Malaysia

Posted by sdel on 18/1/2013 at 20:39

Hi All, I've really enjoyed researching Travelfish and related forums so far, everyone here has great info. I'm curious if anyone knows about purchasing motorbikes in Malaysia, particularly the prices to expect on new versus used bikes. I'll be looking for a 125cc that can carry me + my girlfriend. We'll be flying into Malaysia from Bali but don't know exactly where, probably Johor Bahru, Melaka, or Kuala Lampur, so I'd also be interested if anyone knows whether there is price variation by loca ...

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Buddy for motorbiking Vietnam - S to N

Posted by sherp on 8/12/2012 at 08:32

Looking for a buddy to ride with me from HCMC to Hanoi. Planning for the journey to take about 3 weeks but I'm flexible so I can go for more or less time. I'm currently in HCMC and looking to purchase a motorbike and begin the journey ASAP, but I can wait for a few days. I'm a 25 y/o male, backpacking through SE asia for the last 3 months. Hope to hear from you soon! Contact ophirmoser@gmail.com ...

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road trip bangkok to chiang mai

Posted by vagabonder83 on 2/8/2012 at 21:41

Hi i am about to do my 1st trip to thailand, i have some motorbike experience and like to get off the beaten track and was considering hiring a motorbike in BK http://www.bangkokbikesrental.com and doing a road trip up to chiang mai stopping and staying at a few places along the way. I only want to go 1 way so is it possible to put your bike on the overnight train back to BK?. is this really worth doing? or would it just be better to do this by train? and input is uch appreciated ...

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Need 2 motorcycles!

Posted by ChristianCinel on 4/10/2012 at 04:13

Just booked a trip to Vietnam with my friend. We are hoping to buy a motorcycle each in Hanoi. We will be arriving December 10. If anyone has any suggestions or offers it would be greatly appreciated ! Thank you! ...

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Buying a scooter in thailand/taking it elsewhere

Posted by littletimmy on 29/9/2012 at 09:24

Can scooters/bikes bought in Thailand be taken to Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos? Only reason i ask, is i read on here Laos and Cambodia don't welcome each others bikes?! I look to buy a bike in a Thai friends name (as falangs cannot owner motors over there) who i think i can trust, and at the end of my SE loop, giving it to them as a gift. Questions, can i take a thai bike across boarders? Can i do it with the bike NOT being "mine". Any other laws i need to be aware of? I understand its ...

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sapa-dien bien phu loop avoiding hanoi

Posted by cynthiacastle on 4/9/2012 at 10:06

Hello! My husband and I are traveling to Vietnam this November 1-12. We would like to do a motorbike loop in the Northwest, but I'd rather avoid Hanoi as it seems a bit crazy. So, the prospective itinerary is Sa pa- Lai Chau - Dien Bien Phu, then back to Sa Pa by either cutting through the park on route 279 or looping around routes 6-37-32 through Son La and Nghia Lo. Any recommendations on the itinerary? And my biggest concern is, how is the traffic around the roads up there? My husband h ...

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PEOPLE/PERSON WANTED FOR MOTORBIKE JOURNEY FROM HCMC UP TO HANOI. LEAVING ASAP..TOMORROW

Posted by druciefruits on 27/7/2012 at 00:18

I have been in Saigon for the past week looking for someone to travel north with, but it seems most people i meet have rode from Hanoi. Ì there is anyone out there interested please contact me on 01238775823 ..or danieldruce@hotmail.com. I am 22 Male from Sydney Australia, all are welcome!! ...

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Storage/parking in Hue, Vietnam

Posted by codehd7 on 5/6/2012 at 01:35

Hello fellow moto heads, I'm travelling thru Vietnam by moto from Saigon to Hanoi, and will soon reach Hue . I'm taking a side trip to Philippines for 2 weeks (flying there and back), and will want to keep my motorbike + riding gear somewhere safely until I return. Any ideas of what the best option would be? I've only thought of (1.) if the hotel where I'm staying in Hue is so friendly that they would keep it for me then I could do that; (2.) find a secured parking lot with good rates for lo ...

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Protective Gear

Posted by lucasdg on 6/3/2012 at 18:51

Hi guys, As a motorcyclist in Australia, I am going to be on a motorbike or scooter at various times through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. In Australia, when I ride I nearly always wear protective gear - kevlars, jacket, helmet, boots and gloves. Indeed, I have had an accident in which I went sliding on the road and it saved my skin. I'm just wondering about the attitudes toward motorbiking safety for western travellers through Asia. In blogs and pics about motorcycling through Asia i ...

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