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Re: 2500km accross Vietnam on 100cc Honda Wins
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2015, 12:41:30 pm »
nice stuff  :thumleft:
 

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Re: 2500km accross Vietnam on 100cc Honda Wins
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2015, 03:51:16 pm »
What kinds of issues apart from technical? Did you fall? I see no ATTGATT? :pot:

In Vietnam you have to leave your passport with the hotel when you book in...we had an issue where we didnt get it back, rode a whole day to do 250KM and only noticed this when trying to book in at the next hotel! Had an extremely interesting 6 hour taxi drive to go collect them again! was a long day to put it mildly.

I had an accident at the first intersection in Ho-chi Minh city as i was a little confused with the right hand side riding! No damage to me or the bike but had one angry Vietnamese on my case haha, i paid him to get his farings fixed and was away...

Losing each other was also pretty fun as we had no means of contacting each other and we often had issues with our chains coming off so would randomly look behind and the person would be no where in site! Searched for 2 hours once but managed to ride into each other eventually!

Not so clued up on the lingo...ATTGATT? You will have to explain.

Cool :thumleft:. Logistics is the bane of any trip!

ATTGATT = All The Gear All The Time. You had helmets, but that's about it. From the pics there does not seem to be a protective clothing culture?
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Re: 2500km accross Vietnam on 100cc Honda Wins
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2015, 03:55:54 pm »
Yeah you are right, the only requirement there is a helmet and even that doesnt sometimes get used, we rode around at some points in slops with no helmet, Freedom!!
 

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Re: 2500km accross Vietnam on 100cc Honda Wins
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2015, 02:07:04 pm »
Great. Nice pics nice report. Do all these good things while you can and before you become too old and responsible.   :thumleft:  :ricky:
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Re: 2500km accross Vietnam on 100cc Honda Wins
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2015, 03:09:48 pm »
WOW!


I would love to do something like this!

The topGear vietnam special is my favorite episode of them all, and you guys did the same minus the BBC's backing

More pictures please , and stories
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« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2015, 09:21:25 pm »
Onderbroek we did more ;-) 
the TopGear guys only rode about half way then took a train for a large chunk of the middle to northern section...I can't say I blame them because I'm sure there were time constraints.

I got the worst flu I've had for ages while I was there...what a mission to try get a chemist to understand what I want haha
 

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« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2015, 09:24:41 pm »
Check out the first days storm we went through

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Re: 2500km accross Vietnam on 100cc Honda Wins
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2018, 08:59:19 pm »
Check out the series I'm making on this trip:




« Last Edit: May 02, 2018, 11:19:26 am by TheDak »
 

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Re: 2500km accross Vietnam on 100cc Honda Wins
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2018, 08:59:57 pm »
Part 2


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Re: 2500km accross Vietnam on 100cc Honda Wins
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2018, 10:01:52 pm »
That is the live man! Such a privilege you had. Bet is is memories for a lifetime...
 
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Re: 2500km accross Vietnam on 100cc Honda Wins
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2018, 03:29:06 am »
Well done, looks like a cool trip. Questions about insurance, is it needed? Where did you stay? Was the aim of this trip to do the country by bike? What price for a 250 etc...

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Re: 2500km accross Vietnam on 100cc Honda Wins
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2018, 08:55:31 am »
Well done, looks like a cool trip. Questions about insurance, is it needed? Where did you stay? Was the aim of this trip to do the country by bike? What price for a 250 etc...

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Thanks! well to be honest we didnt have insurance or a license as I believe an international drivers license isnt excepted in Vietnam, the only way to legally ride would be to do the license test in country which takes a while to get a booking for an english test.

We stayed in cheap hotels mostly decided on the night before we left for a new town \ area. Very cheap accommodation really.

Yes our aim was to buy bikes and ride all the way to Hanoi which we managed to do, these bikes cost us around $300 each and we managed to sell them when we got to Hanoi for around $100 each, not sure of the price of other bikes.
 
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