China Cross Country Begins Tomorrow!

kurisu

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Feb 14, 2008
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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: Link removed
updated every time I check into an internet cafe along the way.

Over.

Chris
 

kurisu

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Feb 14, 2008
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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:

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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:
 

kurisu

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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. website

Chris
 

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martinwhite45 wrote: What kind of bike did you buy?
Martin
Here's the bike & Chris in Luang Prabang a few days ago.
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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.