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  1. A great idea for a trip, but is it even possible?

    So we all know that personally importing a bike into China is incredibly 麻烦 and next to impossible without some Guanxi.
    But what about just riding a bike over the border instead of importing it?
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    Re: List of banned cities

    Bikes are not banned in Hangzhou in Xiaoshan, Yuhang and Binjiang districts officially. Un-officially the ban is only enforced in the downtown area around west lake. The general rule is if you look...
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    How strict is annual inspection?

    Apologies if it's been asked before, I did a search but couldn't find anything.

    How strict is the annual inspection when it comes to modification of a motorbike? I know it's incredibly lax with...
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    Re: Where do you keep your bike?

    I live on a gated community with an underground parking garage. There is a gate onto the complex, and another gate into the underground garage.
    These use ANPR cameras to automatically raise the...
  5. Re: Looking for someone who can help register a bike in Hangzhou

    Feels like I;m beating my head against a brick wall!
    I get given the contact details of numerous people and as soon as they find out a foreigner it's just 不可以给外国人过户
    The previous owner is a...
  6. Re: What must you carry on you when riding to be legal?

    Damn, is that the only way of doing it? Do the police not have any understanding when someone needs to ride the bike to the garage?
  7. Re: What must you carry on you when riding to be legal?

    Thanks

    I am going to do the 检验 but I must ride 15km to get it done. I'm just wondering if I will have any problems while riding to the garage to get the 检验

    If the police do stop me, can I tell...
  8. What must you carry on you when riding to be legal?

    So I bought a second hand bike, my first bike ever.

    I've got a little blue book called the 行驶证
    A big green book called a 机动车登记证书
    A piece of paper proving my insurance 保险
    I still haven't got...
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    Sticky: Re: Motorcycle insurance in China

    Didn't seem that slabo guy got his fair say. Someone literally walked in front of him and he still ended up shelling out for her injuries out of his own pocket. Insurance didn't pay. Although "laowai...
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    Sticky: Re: Motorcycle insurance in China

    I've been reading some stories that basically in China, the foreigner always gets blamed if someone is injured no matter who is really at fault.

    Can you get insurance against this? Because if the...
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    Sticky: Re: How to get a Chinese Motorcycle License

    Since the insurance is very cheap, (about 60rmb a year) can we just buy like 5 years of insurance up front? Then I wont have to bother my friend for his ID in a years time.
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    Sticky: Re: How to get a Chinese Motorcycle License

    I spoke to a motorcycle dealership and he said he could help me get the insurance, he wanted me to send him a photograph of the 身份证 and 行驶证 and he would go to the insurance office and get the...
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    Sticky: Re: How to get a Chinese Motorcycle License

    Do I always need his help to buy it? I was told to go to the 中国人民保险公司 (insurance company) with the bikes 行驶证 (Ownership papers), and the 车主的身份证 (Owners Chiense ID)

    Will the insurance company...
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    Sticky: Re: How to get a Chinese Motorcycle License

    The bike being in my friends name is a bit mafan isn't it though? Doesn't it means I need his help to buy insurance every year? And wont the insurance be in his name and not mine? So I'm not actually...
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    Sticky: Re: How to get a Chinese Motorcycle License

    How can one even ride a motorbike 100% by the rules if I'm being told it's impossible to transfer a bike to my name because I don't have a 身份证 (ID card) for the district the bike is registered in?...
  16. Re: Looking for someone who can help register a bike in Hangzhou

    Does anyone have any specific contacts for people in Hangzhou that can get this done? I've asked 4 motorbike dealerships if they can help 过户 (transfer ownership)

    They keep asking me where my 户口...
  17. Re: Looking for someone who can help register a bike in Hangzhou

    Thanks for the info. I will try and find some motorbike dealers in the area.
  18. Re: Looking for someone who can help register a bike in Hangzhou

    If I go to a dealership will they want me to buy a bike from them? Or can I just pay them 1000RMB to help me register a bike I have already purchased from someone else?
  19. Looking for someone who can help register a bike in Hangzhou

    Can anyone point me in the right direction of an agent that helps people get their bike registered?

    I've got a used bike I want to buy located in Gongshu district, already has a plate. It's fully...
  20. Re: New member in Hangzhou with some questions

    When you say get the translation done. I've heard the translation can actually be done by anyone as long as they use the proper Chinese dvla form. Even myself. Is it really that simple to write under...
  21. Re: New member in Hangzhou with some questions

    Cool, thanks for the info. How do you prove that you've passed the necessary tests to ride a bike? Or does the Chinese dvla just see the picture of a bike on the back of your licence and assume...
  22. Re: New member in Hangzhou with some questions

    Hi Prince, thanks for the info. That particular police officer wasn't a traffic cop so he might have not been well versed.

    As for the licence, I'm more than willing to obtain a chinese licence....
  23. New member in Hangzhou with some questions

    Hi I'm a new member looking to get into riding in Hangzhou. I've looked around using the search function, but unfortunately it raised more questions than it answered. :lol8:

    My first question is...
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