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Without specific permission from a land owner the only type of trail you can use is a Byway. These are strictly speaking roads, but tend to be used primarily for recreation by the public, and are generally maintained as farm tracks. Some are designated as a restricted byway that do not allow powered vehicles. Byways are shown on Ordnance Survey Explorer ...


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Yes, it is possible to hire motorbikes in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. I haven't done this myself but some friends did. It costs about 200-800 baht per day to hire one depending on the type of motorcycle you get. It might make sense to buy one from an expat or a another traveller, then sell it when (if?) you go back to Thailand. You will definitely need to have ...


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Casual thieves will try to defeat the ignition/steering lock and either ride off with it or ramp it onto the back of a pickup. Professional thieves will bring a couple of bars of rebar and a buddy or three, pick up your ride and haul it into a truck. Prefer covered/underground/garaged parking over uncovered/lot/street parking. If fewer people can see your ...


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Of course it's legal to ask for anything. It's up to you whether you give it up. Ultimately, they want to get their bike back and in working condition and to be paid for the rental and any damage. A passport is one of the only things a foreign tourist will value enough to ensure adherence to the agreement. On the flip side, the proprietor wants to make the ...


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The answers above are not only generic, but inaccurate for Thailand. First and most important question is whether you are actually renting a motorcycle ("big bike") or a scooter ("motorbike"). For scooters, you can always leave a copy of your passport. It is not an issue anywhere. But for motorcycles, you pretty much have to leave your passport. There ...


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Any foreign driver license is valid in Costa Rica for 3 months from the arrival date. It is very important that you carry at the rental time the valid driver license and the passport as the rental agents are required to check and copy the arrival date stamp on your passport. I have 15 years working in the car rental industry in Costa Rica.


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Malaysians love their motosikal and you can easily tour the country by bike without using expressways. For example, for Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur, and even onward past Penang all the way to the Thai border, you can use the old National Highway 1. (Tip: do a search in Google Maps, pop open "Show options", and choose "Avoid highways". Here's Singapore to ...


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Presuming that the "M" in your current license refers to the fact you are licensed to ride a motorcycle in the US, then your US license will be good for up to 3 months duration in Costa Rica. If you do not have a motorcycle license in your home country, then you are only legally allowed to ride scooters up to 50cc. If you are going to be in the country for ...


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www.horizonsunlimited.com Is the best place to get information on motorcycle overlanding. Answer I can give you is: it depends where you live. It's easiest to get the carnet in your own country so you're usually restricted by what's available there. I can only speak for the UK, where I was able to get a carnet insurance for ~£1,300 for a £2,000 motorcycle ...


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Friend is currently riding from London to Mongolia. His method (he's in Uzbekistan at present) has been to find hostels / hotels with secured off street parking, meaning he can not only put his own locks on, but it isn't accessible to opportunistic thieves who pass by. So far, so good!


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I spent eight months traveling from Arizona to Argentina on a 2001 KLR 650r. I used a 15 foot Python cable lock to secure my gear (helmet, jacket, etc) to my bike but to also loop it through the wheels and connect it to a permanent structure. I never had problems finding a place to park my bike. I always found a way to get it off the street for the evening. ...


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By law, it is illegal for businesses in Thailand to hold foreigners' passports in exchange for renting them scooters, motorcycles, jet skis or anything else. Under current legislation (Feb. 2013) any Thai business found in possession of a foreign passport will be prosecuted as technically the passport is the property of the government of the country who ...


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The license held restriction is normally required by the insurance companies the rental places use. If you haven't had your license very long, then you're considered a higher risk due to the lack of experience. You should find that some places will have a different insurance policy that can be offered, which would let you ride with your license, but likely ...


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There are plenty of motor cycle hire places in Thailand, when I say plenty, I mean hundreds and thousands of them. Don't book online, just find one when you are there, it will be cheaper and it will allow you to check out the motor bikes before hiring it. If you are ever asked to leave your passport, simply say that you need it to exchange traveler's ...


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On this website, you can find a car park for your motorcycle, and take a free reservation, but the parking isn't free: http://www.parkingsdeparis.com - SELECT A CAR PARK Accepting motorcycles You can also take a look to this french webpage translated with Google: The parking of bikes in Paris and its region This is the official weppage about parking ...


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This is not easily, generally answerable however. Prices in Japan vary heavily depending where you are. Renting a car in Okinawa, Osaka and downtown Tokyo will have quite different prices, same goes for motorbikes. On top of that, as you probably know, bikes vary in spec massively. Since you do not indicate if you want to rent a 50cc or a custom-built ...


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EDITED: You get an international driving permit from your home country: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Driving_Permit No problem at all to rent motorcycles and cars with that if you have the requirement in your original driving license. While the convention says that you should have your original driving license available I never have done ...


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I would recommend that you start with contacting the airport in Magadan to see if they have Cargo carriers landing there and which ones they are. Then contact them directly. No information is available online on the airport site. Given that you're in Russia I would recommend contacting Aeroflot Cargo Services as they are the largest and likely to have ...


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No there is not. All countries in South-East Asia require licenses to drive a motorcycle, and even more so to rent one. That even goes for more remote locations like Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. I want to add that there are countries like India where driving yourself is a REALLY bad idea. If you are in the countryside and have an accident where you injure ...


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The OP doens't mention which country, or the size/type of the Motorcycle. I've been all over North America on a Honda Valkyrie Interstate - which is a pretty big bike - and I've never had a problem with security. The usual things I've done at night have been: put the bike where the front desk can see it, up on the sidewalk near the front entrance, in ...


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Presumably, your question is about USA? If so, put a bike cover on it and park it right by the reception area and ask them to be on the look out. That's really all you need. Anything more is paranoia. A good motorcycle lock that can't be easily cut with bolt cutters in less than 30 seconds is very expensive and impractical because of the weight and ...


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Most places will accept a photocopy along with a security deposit - same with cars. Just need to say you need to do a visa run and need the passport. I live here in Thailand and have never had a problerm renting anything from Honda Dreams to trucks. Just make sure you check it before you ride (as there are plenty of damage-scams about) and also pay more for ...


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I hired a scooter in Chiang Mai for 200 baht a day. However, an accident there might cost you about 4000-5000 baht. You would be very lucky if the damage is minor and you are quoted a damage cost below 4000 baht. No license is needed, just a passport will do. They will keep your passport when you rent the bike. The rented motorbike does not usually have ...


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No, you cannot do this any more. The reason is that the Angkor Wat archaeological park is a protected complex, and drivers need to be registered with the authorities who maintain the park to be allowed into it. My tuk-tuk driver told me they need to be registered too, and of course, any tourists need to buy a valid pass. I am guessing that people who live ...


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If you buy/rent a motorbike in Vietnam do they have ones with the abilities to strap on a large backpacking backpack? A lot of South Asian countries have a collection of powerful pre/post war bikes which carried on production locally after the wars ended. Those were very accomadating bikes. For ex, does this (googled) bike's setup offer you enough ...


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You could have a luggage rack made easily for between $10 and $30 USD, depending on size. Some photos below show you how such a rack might look: http://www.offroadvietnam.com/Images/motorbikes/gl160luggagerackfull.jpg http://www.offroadvietnam.com/Images/motorbikes/waveluggagerack.jpg



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