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160 kg restriction?

I just heard that there is a new restriction to the weight of the bike - max 160 kg. Does anybody know about that or did someone ship very recently (considering the weather probably not). I´m planing to ship back from irkutsk to moscow too. Any infos highly appreciated.
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I just heard that there is a new restriction to the weight of the bike - max 160 kg. Does anybody know about that or did someone ship very recently (considering the weather probably not). I´m planing to ship back from irkutsk to moscow too. Any infos highly appreciated.
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see Nath's post earlier in this thread. You dont have to ship it as "a motorcycle". You can call it "Used Auto Parts". Call it "scrap metal". All of which could possibly be true. You might be planning to use the bike as spare parts for your car, or you might be planning to scrap it. So it cant possibly be wrong.

Even if you do ship it as "a motorcycle", just say it weighs 155 kgs even if it weighs 220.

Issues like these in Russia are non-issues. Its not like Germany. There are a million ways around them. You just have to be creative.
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Andreas,

Thanks for the information.
How much was the charge for sending motorcycles from Irkutsk to Moskow?
Hello Chris,
we paid 163EUR for each bike (Triumph Tiger and KTM 990)
and 645EUR/person for the 1.class tickets. Plus around 200EUR at the station for the nice transportboxes.

1.class means that we had a 2-person compartment. 2.class will be 4 persons (half price) and 3.class where six persons without a door (the cheapest).

If you buy the ticket at the station it will become cheaper, but in this case I think you need a least one with perfect russia-speaking.
Just as Info: Transportcosts from Moskau to Irkutsk are much more expensive, because there is more material taking the direction to east.

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Привет, тёзка

чего-то я не пойму проблеммы..

приходишь на вокзал..Казанский в Мск например..
заполняешь бумажек, взвешиваешь мот, сливаешь из него бензин(ну или даешь мелких денег весовщице- ибо как не сливай- пахнуть будет все равно),
ставишь в вагон и привязываешь веревкой к борту, проложив борт картонными
коробками чтоб не царапало. Садишься в поезд и едешь. Ну или звонишь встречающим. я так уезжал. Через Ташкент. Кажется, тут есть :

d1photo: ТЕСТ_ТЕСТ_ТЕС ¢

А, да! )
Еще денег платишь- меньше чем билет процентов на 20.
Позвони на вокзал-то? ээ..если конечно ты в РФ
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2wks on a train

How many miles riding is it moscow -vlad, on the tran sib.?
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How many miles riding is it moscow -vlad, on the tran sib.?
Hey Tez ... 9300 km (5750 miles) is the railway ... I reckon road would be very similar.
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Thanks Walt., a mine of use.... info. again.
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yes, it's possible. from vladivostok to moscow is about month , price is 50000 rubles (1100-1200 EUR). and for another cities ( Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk etc. ) too.
last time i heared about condition of transsiberian highway from Chernyahovsk (near Chita) to Svobodny (near Birobidzhan) was this august. 99% tarmac - is not true. it was most problem part of highway.
and you know, this part is not interesting - only taiga around
But , if you want to make a trip continuosly without a brake will be better go by youself all distance, beacouse you'll need to wait a car in any cities (train of autotrack with your car).
and, it's not so difficult. and big "bird" in your life

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Hi

we need to travel from Moscow to Novosibirsk this summer, with the bikes in the train (not enough time to do it on road; we want to travel via Mongolia and Siberia).

I've read this topic but didn't found something concrete. We have a phone number of a guy from Moscow, but it's not a mobile and it's very hard to find, he doesn't know English, we don't know Russian, etc (we try to arrange this since more than 1 month, even sent him a fax).

So, does anyone know something concrete of how can we do this?

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Post #13 has a link to a company which arranged it for someone, they said it went fine, have you checked that out?
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what's your arrival date? we'll no problem provide you some help and load the bike onto the train.
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we need to travel from Moscow to Novosibirsk this summer, with the bikes in the train (not enough time to do it on road; we want to travel via Mongolia and Siberia).
I am not so sure the train will be quicker.
Russian trains are not fast - freight trains less so.

Riding 12+ hours a day it is about 4 days. Fuel & night time is cheap $0.80/Litre. Motels $50-$60 a twin room. Shashlik (out staple diet!) $3.
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Post #13 has a link to a company which arranged it for someone, they said it went fine, have you checked that out?
Hi, I saw this, but they used the other way - Irkutsk - Moscow. I'll check with motobelka.

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I am not so sure the train will be quicker.
Russian trains are not fast - freight trains less so.

Riding 12+ hours a day it is about 4 days. Fuel & night time is cheap $0.80/Litre. Motels $50-$60 a twin room. Shashlik (out staple diet!) $3.
that would be interesting, but from Bucharest to Moscow we have to ride 1800 km, so another 3000 to Novosibirsk is too much considering the short time we have and that from Novosibirsk we have to do another 8000 to Magadan

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what's your arrival date? we'll no problem provide you some help and load the bike onto the train.
Hi, did you receive my message? Can you help us?

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