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  1. #11 Re: Buying a motorcycle and traveling China on a temporary visa 
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  2. #12 Re: Buying a motorcycle and traveling China on a temporary visa 
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    I think it's worth pointing out that any bike you buy will need improvements for the type of journey you want to make. Most of the trouble people encounter with Chinese bikes is the result of poor preperation and maintenance. Plan on a minimum of 2 days to go through the bikes COMPLETELY. Everything needs to be checked and re-checked before departure. Every bearing needs to be pulled and greased. Take the stock chain and throw it in the trash. Bring the highest quality, most expensive chain you can buy with you. Bring your own chain lube. Don't expect that you will be able to find anything easily. CAN you find things in China, sure, but it can be very frustrating.
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    hi Gijsbert and other guys


    yesterday I spoke to one of the MCM's and he told me it's not possible to get temporary license with D or E category. they will give you only C1, no bikes.

    I was told, that temporary driver license for motorcycles is possible to get only through tourist companies, which provide motorcycle tours.

    can anyone justify this information?

    Prince, what about Doogle who rode China this spring? did he get Chinese DL with E or D?
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    Quote Originally Posted by infralin2 View Post
    When looking at the somewhat bigger bikes like the RX3, my favourite would be the new BMW G310R (made in India). I am an oldtime fan of BMW (still have a 1957 R50 stored in my garage), that might bias my opinion, but I made a testdrive on the G310R the day it was available on the Dutch market and I very much liked the easy handling.
    I am not surprised it handled well. G 310 R would be my choice too, if I would buy a new bike. That or another Jawa 350 Type 640 :)
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    Prince, what about Doogle who rode China this spring? did he get Chinese DL with E or D?
    Hi Steel

    Doogle had neither, took his chances with the police and it worked out ok.
    My advice is still to obtain a C1 at the airport backing it up with an IDP and if the shit hits the fan then just explain I done my best to abide the Chinese laws, but it's not my fault your stupid system won't allow me to get a C1E.
    Better to have than to have nothing.
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  6. #16 Re: Buying a motorcycle and traveling China on a temporary visa 
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    Quote Originally Posted by somjit1980 View Post
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    New Bike made by Honda here in China.
    No price yet will post when I find out.
    But could be a good bike for your trip.

    Link......http://www.mychinamoto.com/forums/sh...5928#post85928
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaV View Post
    I think it's worth pointing out that any bike you buy will need improvements for the type of journey you want to make...
    I did plan to spend ample time improving the bike in term of a more comfortable seat, luggage, telephone holder/charger, etc. But I also with Doogle's experience in mind I will certainly followup on your advise to extend that to the aspects I normally presume to be troublefree.
    Many of the things I buy today in Europe come from China, so one tends to assume that everything can be found there. Good to know that often is not easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_steel View Post
    I was told, that temporary driver license for motorcycles is possible to get only through tourist companies, which provide motorcycle tours.
    I heard the same, but not from a reliable source. A similar rumour was that a temporary DL provided in Beijing would only be valid in the Beijing area. But I don't mind too much. As prince999 pointed out, it is better to have some than no DL at all. And I understand the temporary Chinese DL is only valid with a translated accompanying original DL, which does state the proper categories. At least it will show that I did my best to follow the rules ;-) If things go more or less as planned I will know for sure in March 2018 and I will of course let you know the outcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moilami View Post
    That or another Jawa 350 Type 640 :)
    Totally off topic, but that makes me sentimental. I was driving an older model single cylinder Jawa-CZ across Kenia for 3 month back in the early 70's :-) Nice to see the brand is still alive and kicking!
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