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Old 21 Apr 2008
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India to UK on and Enfield

Hi, anther Newbie here,

I am currently planning a trip from India to London.
There are 2-3 of us doing this trip and planning on leaving early next year ( i know its a long time away but work and the rest)
anyway we are looking at going via Pakastan Iran Turkey then anyway which way through Europe.
If anyone has done this trip it would be great to get some advice. We are traveling on Enfield Thunderbirds all 2005 models and newer.
How easy is it to take bikes across borders? i was imagining that into pakastan, Iran and Turkey would be the hardest as once you get into the EU then the border crossings are easyer? is this right?
Do we need a carne? are theses expensive?
And what are the chances if any of getting the Tbird regestered in the UK?
Anyway if anyone has done parts or all of this trip i would love to hear about it and any advice you have, ie what spair parts you recomend taking and the likes.

Thanks and look forward to hearing from you

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Hi Henry...and let me be the first to welcome you to this incredible forum..

Can I suggest that you try using the search function ......you'll find several evenings worth of reading matter..and most of your questions already answered, if there's anything you can't find then it's full of helpful people around here , who will be glad to assist.

BTW This question was already asked here just a few days ago..


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Hi Henry,

I know someone who is riding a Bullet from Kathmandu to the UK right now.
He already passed Iran. Mail me and I'll send you his email address.

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Hi Feddy

Thanks for the post. Sorry I havent emailed you yet, i cant seem to be able to find your email address. Anyway mine is 007henry [AATT] gmail [DDOOTT] com . It would be great to have to contact details for your friend. It would be a great help to find out all the ins and outs of this trip. Thanks Henry

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Icarus, i am also planning the trip from India to Europe.
Any help would be great, contact details of your friend also?
my email: giles_hill [AATT] hotmail [DDOOTT] co [DDOOTT] uk


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