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Old 1 Mar 2006
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Hi to all bike travellers to Romania !

My name is Chris, i'm a motorcycle guide around Cluj Napoca mountains. Don't hesitate to contact me for any issues you may have. If you pass around my town i'll be happy to help you(don’t have to pay anything for that!).Just look for our site transylvania motorcycle tours for contact details and maybe we can meet, have a chat or ride toghether.

Cheers Chris.

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mike brasov

hi chris,
living in brasov have house for stop overs and some bikes give me a call if your still here. pm for my number
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Hi my name is Igor and I'm planing to drive to romania (from croatia) this July and every information is helpful.

So far mikeccm was kind enogh to give me some infos and I'd like to share it with other members of HU:

roads here are very good the government has been renewing then for the last 6year, there are some temp repairs but for the most you will want to keep the bike in sport mode.

you dont need a rovineta and the police are no problem they do not bother bikers. in the vilages keep to the speed limit or 10kmp above and you will be okay. the police with radars mainly stay in the villages so you can ride 140-150kmp after but keep an eye open. the worst penatly for speeding will be about 30 euro and can be payed to the policeman there an then but usaly you just get a warning.

as for tyres i presume you are running tubeless so carry a can of infatable foam repair, or better still buy a tubles repair kit with the small compressed air canisters then you can make the repair on the rode side youself.

a tip to find the hole is mix some shampoo with water and pour onto the tyre as you rotate it, you need air in the tyre so use one of the canistes or a hand byclce pump when you see the shampoo starting to bubble thats the hole.

there is a tyre repair shop nearly every 300 meters in the villages of romania look for a sign which says vulcanizare that tyre repair in romanian not hard to miss they have a tyre outside by the sign. we have a contact for tyres here if you need.

thank's a lot mike
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mikeccm answerd few more questions regarding my trip to romania so I'd like to share it with rest of HU comunity:

petrol: for fuel only stop at big filling stations rompetrom, omv, luk, all take credit cards safe with chip and pin card the small ones have poor quality fuel. the big stations have 95. 98. 100 octane fuel. do not let the pump attendant fill the tank they are so retarded they will scratch the tank with the nosel and press the trigger so the fuel slashes back and covers your bike in petrol so chance of your bike going up i flames.

curency/cash: use the credit card for fuel. don't buy lie at the exchange shops just use the cash points/ATM find them at most petrol stations, your credit card company will charge you a commission but you have to be carfull most exchange shops are okay but as a foreigner you my get f... on commission

roads:forgot to tell you about the road makings the white lines are painted on the road do not break or accelerate on them they are slippy as hell and you can drop the bike.

safety: you will see girls on the side of the road wanting a lift. they not wanting a lift there prostitutes so be carfull they have a Gypsy man in the bushes ready to rob you.

food & beverage: don't know you budget but water and juices are more expensive at the petrol station stop at a little shop and buy 2ltr bottle same price a half liter at the petrol station. everything else pay in lie food hotels etc.
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Hi Mike, we'll be passing through Brasov late August/early September. We were planning on staying at Vampire Camping - do you know it/it it OK?

thanks,
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hi martin,
last time i was there it was very basic, could have changed will have a ride out there and take a look for you. there is a better one in brasov thats another 20 30 mins ride. or your welcome to stop at my house in brasov have a couple of comfy spare rooms, you can shower have some washing done and have tools and padddock stands so you can give the bike a once over before you continue. can also advise on places to go and things to see.
will be in the uk in a week or two and will be using M11 A14 A1 to get to the north so sort of pass oxford would be nice to meet and take a look at your map and planned route. send me a p.m if you need any more help.
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Mike, thanks, there will be 3 of us - me and Mrs Berin (2 bikes) plus one. Let me know when you're over, be good to meet up - if you need a place to stay welcome here. Haven't quite finished the route yet but if you can read Garmin I'll pm you the mapsource file.
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thanks for the offer.

still dont know when i will be in the uk trying to buy a Mitsubishi pajaro but everytime i call there sold. as for garman sorry totally old school just maps or better still follow the person in front and if it all ****s up he gets the blame.
if you are coming via Hungary the the best road is the E60 to brasov the E68 via Sibiu is the main truck route.
p.m with your route and ill have a look.
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Hi,

Can you confim if I need a Vignette for traveling on the "E" Numbered roads in Romania - I have previously travel in Romania without this but have just read a recent artical stating that a vignette was now required ??

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I'm in Romania at the Moment, currently in Targu Mures and will go to Brasov tomorrow.

I asked the Vignette Sellers at the border and they told me that motorbikes don't need one.
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I'm in Romania at the Moment, currently in Targu Mures and will go to Brasov tomorrow.

I asked the Vignette Sellers at the border and they told me that motorbikes don't need one.

Hi and thanks for the update - I had a great time in Targu Mures a few years back - enjoy your trip to Brasov.

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