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Question Can I take a bike to China, if Im working there?

I've looked through other threads, and info is a bit sketchy it would seem so forgive me if this has been answered.

If I get a job in Shanghai can I take a bike with me?

Im an Aussie and the bike is an oz registered Honda XLV 750.

I know I can buy a bike on the cheap over there, but it would be fun to have the old beast there to tinker around with on the weekends and go for a blast into the countryside when the weather suits.

Is it possible or are there major flaws in this plan?
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If you are not already on it, go over to MyChinaMoto.com - Chinese Community, Forum and News - Front Page. They will have more information on actually living and biking in China. Good luck.
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We moved to china about 2 years ago, so my info might be dated, but ...

Last info I've seen, you can't import motor vehicles (including motorcycles) as personal effects in connection with a work-visa move unless the vehicle has diplomatic plates. Check out: http://www.aemovers.com.hk/downloads..._Hints_HHG.pdf

Just FYI, the paperwork process involved in an import is a bit insane, and you can't actually import your goods until you have your residence visa (not just work visa) in hand. Good luck with your move!

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Thanks for the quick replies...looks like I'll be getting a JH600 and a big old tub of loctite!!!

Oh well it will be fun to see how quick I can get it to go.
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