China Cross Country Begins Tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Global Trip Reports' started by kurisu, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. kurisu

    kurisu Member

    I will begin my China and SE Asia motorcycle trip tomorrow when I arrive in Shanghai.

    I've got it worked out with a Chinese guy there to help me register a bike. I plan to buy the bike in Wuxi city when I arrive. I will ride South and West toward Yunan and then cross over into Laos (If they let me out of the country with a bike and no license!) then through SE Asia and toward Indonesia.

    I've already worked through most of the major hurdles. I will post more about the registering and buying of the bike when it happens in the next few days.

    I will keep my blog: http://www.chrison2wheels.com
    updated every time I check into an internet cafe along the way.

    Over.

    Chris
     
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  3. beddhist

    beddhist Ol'Timer

    I liked Yunnan. You should have a blast without having to have a guide.

    You do know that you need a carnet for Indo, don't you?
     
  4. kurisu

    kurisu Member

    Got the bike. Wanted a 200 but those look rather scarce around here c. the bike ban. So, I ended up with a spritely Suzuki 125. I did Korea by 125, so hopefully this will be doable. If not, I guess I can ditch it for something else.

    Chris

    pics at:

    www.chrison2wheels.com
     
  5. scot harper

    scot harper Ol'Timer

    Kuri keep us all updated on the trip, stay upright thats a lot of klm to Indo.

    You may need a larger rice burner or a Minsk!!! Scott :shock:
     
  6. kurisu

    kurisu Member

    Just want to let everyone know that after a hiatus (sold first bike in Huangshan and took buses and trains through China to Yunnan) that I am back on the roads - this time, better armed with an off-road style (dirt bike). The riding is awesome! I have made it all the way from the NW corner of Yunna to the southernmost part bordering Laos and Myanmar.

    Check out my blog for pics etc. http://www.chrison2wheels.com

    Chris
     
  7. KingMarty45

    KingMarty45 Member

    What kind of bike did you buy?
     
  8. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Martin
    Here's the bike & Chris in Luang Prabang a few days ago.
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  9. KingMarty45

    KingMarty45 Member

    Thanks David... looks like a zongshen 150 GY. I am interested to see how that has been holding up through some punishment.

    You hear so many stories about the reliability of china bikes. Zongshen especially.

    Marty.
     

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