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    Re: Benelli TRK502X: 7,000km review

    How do I add photos?
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    Benelli TRK502X: 7,000km review

    BENELLI TRK502X OWNER’S REVIEW AFTER 7,000KM

    Making the choice

    When I decided to buy a bike shortly after arriving in China for another work stint, I had not ridden for 30 years and thought a...
  3. Re: 7000 Km owners review on the new CFmoto 650MT

    Coming soon, I already started on the article.
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    Just saw this review:eekers:
    Maybe it's time I do a write up of my Benelli TRK502X, 7,000km on the clock now with absolutely no problems, and I'm not sparing the horses either:riding:
  5. Re: Opinions and suggestions on Adventure style motorcycles

    I have a Benelli TRK502X. Most of the bad reviews were of the TRK502. The X has all the issues sorted and it is a great bike, very willing motor and really comfortable for long distances. The bike...
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    Re: Paperwork for crossing the border

    Any thoughts on paperwork for Europe for the bike? TIP? How long is this valid? Thinking about moving on to Morocco after Europe, or ship the bike out.

    I will also try to convert my Chinese...
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    Re: Paperwork for crossing the border

    Thanks Prince, much appreciated. Ok, looks like it is on then. Intended route is through Kazakh, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Greece, Italy onwards to Portugal. AFAIK no Carnet needed. I will just need...
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    Re: Paperwork for crossing the border

    I will have to look into this, as this can be a major show stopper. Not planning to return the bike to China, but I can get it registered in South Africa as a personal vehicle, so technically not an...
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    Re: Paperwork for crossing the border

    Awesome pics, thanks!
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    Re: Paperwork for crossing the border

    Modron, thanks for your advice, really appreciate it. I actually do have a C1E licence, but not a foreign bike licence, only car. From what I understand from the Chinese who travel abroad is that...
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    Re: Paperwork for crossing the border

    Thanks Modron, some useful information indeed. Did you do the trip? Would like to read the trip report.

    So looks like the usual bike docs are all I need, as well as my C1 licence translated. I...
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    Paperwork for crossing the border

    Hope anyone with experience can give a few pointers. I am in the early stages of planning a trip of a lifetime from China to Western Europe.
    My questions are?
    - What documentation is required...
  13. Re: getting legal - existing, unregistered bike

    Re-education camp:lol8:
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    Re: Fairing extension

    Kevin, the link to your reply is an exhaust pipe. I already got the fairing and just returned from my first trip. Works like a charm. I like to ride with my helmet visor open and can easily do this...
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    Re: List of banned cities

    I can now confirm that Huzhou has cameras in the city centre that catch you. Three points off and RMB100. Paid my first fine yesterday, fu..!!! Really annoying, as I did my best to avoid the city...
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    Re: Fairing extension

    Taobao to the rescue. Got a 10cm bigger one for 180yuan
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    Re: New in Shanghai

    Got it, thanks. From what I can gather from newly updated sites is that traveling to Xinjiang is not an issue if you have a valid Chinese visa, but you might need permits near military areas and...
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    Re: New in Shanghai

    Thanks mate. A bit off topic, but where would one get the border permit? And do you need a guide with you, like Tibet?

    I am looking at a trans Asia trip to Europe around May 2020, (2021, depending...
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    Fairing extension

    Does anyone know where I can get an extension for the fairing on my Benelli TRK502? Link or name name on Taobao will also help. Just want to raise my fairing by about 5-10cm, should make a big...
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    Re: New in Shanghai

    What paperwork do you need for Xinjiang?
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    Re: New in Shanghai

    Got my motorbike licence in Huzhou, Zhejiang a couple of months ago. It was indeed in Chinese only and I had to pay a translator/agent to assist me, which he did by kindly doing the test for me when...
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    Re: New Benelli TRK502X with spoke wheels

    Don't worry, I will certainly continue with feedback on the bike here, but for ride reports I will change to the relevant section.

    So far the bike has done 600km, approaching its first oil change...
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    Re: New Benelli TRK502X with spoke wheels

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    Re: Where do you keep your bike?

    I found a place next to my apartment, under cover and under security cameras. Give the bao an a packet of smokes from time to time. The bike is chained to a pole with a pretty substantial lock, now...
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    Re: New Benelli TRK502X with spoke wheels

    That actually looks great. Do you have the link for taobao or similar?
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