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Old 7 Apr 2007
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I live and work in Bishkek, have for over a year now. Was traveling through and ended up getting married. I bought my first ural here a 94 with side car for $200.Rode it home that night. There is an Auto Market on the edge of bishkek that sells parts and on Saturday and Sunday there is a car market where you can find just about anything. If you meet up with some locals or get a translator you can buy the local paper and look in the classifieds. There are usually urals advertised in pretty decent shape for under $400. Parts are easy to get but you will need to have someone who knows the language to find the guys at the market the first time after that you could do it on your own. But you have to be carefull of the quality of the parts a lot of them are made in china for chang jiang bikes, they work on a ural but break fast. If you need more info or are coming this way send me an email, if I am free we can meet up have a or 2 and I will be happy to help you out. I just bought and old Dnepr with side car and it will be the 3rd I have shipped from here to the US. I don't know about shipping them from the US to here but I have experiance getting them there. Paper work is not a big problem here. International drivers license is all you need.
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this is the 94 I bought for 200. I got it in the village right outside of Bishkek, found it in the paper. The lady is my better half, needed a lot of minor things done to it but nothing major. Took the side car off, added turn signals and rode it all last summer with out a problem.
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Uralrider, you are destined to become an important part of my Bishkek introduction, I think, lol. Unfortunately you didn't post your email. Could you please email me?


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Originally Posted by Uralrider View Post
I live and work in Bishkek,....If you need more info or are coming this way send me an email, if I am free we can meet up have a or 2 and I will be happy to help you out. Paper work is not a big problem here. International drivers license is all you need.

I plan to be in Kazhk/Kyrgyz around early june. I'l have puchsed or will be looking for a bike.

Right now, I hope to arrive in Moscow around 5/15, head straight to Mongohl, then down to Kazak where I would hope to procure a bike, I want to spend Jn & July heading down the mountains to Tajik then cross into XingJang & over to Tibet. This itinerary seems ambitious even w/o a bike. I figure I'll ditch the bike if it comes down to it. I hope to spend most of aug & sept in Tibet then cross to Nepal in OCT......

I'd be happy to hook up on my way send me an email if you could:

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Me Too!


I will be in Kirghizstan in mid june with the intention of buying an old russian bike and exploring both Kirg and Tajikistan for between 6-8 weeks. I speak reasonable Russian so buying should not be a problem, the problems will come if I brake down as I don't know my spark plug from my elbow. I have been trying to find out info on places to buy but info is hard to find. I will phone a dealership in Russia in the next few days to find out the cost of a new Izh 350cc. I think it will be under$1500 which is ok. I will post the price when I know. If they are at that price I might just go to Russia first and buy. Does anyone know the cost of benzine in either of the republics?

It would be great to meet up in Bishkek with you guys for a few s and discuss plans,routes,bikes,women etc. I reckon the Pamir highway will be awesome with a big A.

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Hi, we're three motorcyclists from the Netherlands travelling to Mongolia through Russia, Kazachstan an Kyrgystan. We won't be visiting Bishkek but maybe in Karakol we could meet for a (or two). Our route in Kyrgystan is Taraz (kaz), Talas, Ötmök, Kara Köl, Jalalabad, Beatov, Naryn, Ottuk, Barskoon, Kara Say, Chong Ashuu, Karakol, Tüp.



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Cool 3 ktm from PL

hello guys,
it looks like a big moto-party is going to be in the stans this summer;
we are driving from Poland, through Georgia, Arm, Az... to the stans and then Mongolia and further.
We should arrive to Turkmenistan at ~10th July, then Uz, Tadj, Kyrg, Kaz (about 5 days for each country);

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