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Bad Babba, which country are you coming from and to which country did you take these vehicles ? What did you do about visas, or don't you bother with them either ?
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Bad Babba and Useless Baba ???? This must be a wind up.

Fake registration, Fake papers, no carnet, no visas.

I think the least I would expect is to have the bike confiscated. But you would probably end up with the bike being confiscated and being slung in some slammer for christ knows how long.

Have you thought about stripping the bike down as small as possible and shipping it home as bike parts as opposed to a bike. Bike parts are allowed to be shipped out of India.

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No wind up mate, I've been Uselessbaba for years. Personally I don't see any point in shipping it back in bits, by the time you've paid packing,handling,storage and shipping costs, you've then got to register it and get it road legal. You can pick up a second hand one in UK ready to go and probably cheaper. Indian Bullets are fun to ride around India/Nepal, but thats it !
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Just picked up my Indian visa in Katmandu this afternoon, there was a German guy in the queue who has come overland, he got a 7 day transit visa for Iran in Turkey and he told me that when they entered the details of his CDP into the book at the Pak border he was only the seventh entry on the page and the first one was nearly 2 mths previous. Gives you some idea of how little traffic there is going through Pakistan ! Anyway, I've got a Nepali Bullet now, the RAC have agreed to issue me a CDP, so I'm heading down into India next week for a mth or so, then flying back to sort out visas etc. and return in April to pick up the bike and heading up into Azad Kashmir and Baltistan. Hopefully hit the Kalash valleys in time for Joshi.
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Just heard from a friend of a friend who has just got back (to the UK) from India with his Maharashtra registered enfield. apparently had to pay $700 in bribes! Thats all i know at the moment but when i hear more i will for sure post on here.

@Steveindenmark

For me its very much about the ride home and having the bike as a trophy. So not really interested in shipping, but thanks for the suggestion.

@Uselessbaba

Good luck with trip, looking forward to hearing some updates.
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Well, just done 3500 klms around Nepal and down through India, I thoroughly recommend the Siddarth Highway ( Pokhara,Tansen,Butwal), one of the best rides I've done. That road has everything, fantastic ! And then you hit U.P.in India, possibly some of the worst roads on the planet !!Currently holed up in Goa for a mth's R+R by the sea,then back for visas,carnet etc. I'm curious to hear your friends story, and what he intends to do with a bike that must be totally illegal to ride in UK ?
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i no a smal town in india which make a perfect stopp before leaving india one the enfield thge towns name is puchkar near ajmear and ask for mukesh he have a smal mc garage next to the buss staition and is a good and onest mekanik a lot off travlears have made buisnis whid him ovear the years he nows what yuo whil nead four the jurny back to europa i dont now iff yuo have the caryone lugeage raks but hea can make them cheap and good and it is whorth it thear are veary praktical one a long jurney good loock
I'm sure that a recommendation letter by Mukesh the mechanic would open all the doors from India to the UK (no CdP, no visas, no brives). Add a second letter from his writing teacher and that would even save you the hassle of having to brive the guys to pass the pollution exam at the MOT (as if this could be done!).

If he's the guy in Pushkar who sells Enfields (and teaches didgeridoo and loves internet) from whom I rented one last year (1 day try only, fortunately), then rest assured they are all "mint" and you can reach 20 km/h downhill easily... and then brake against the back or the front of a truck.

Now seriously (and I'm not native, so pls don't take wrong the joke), Arch, collect good info about your chances/risks before you embark in such a bureaucratic odyssey. Steveindenmark is actually the voice of common sense.
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"If he's the guy in Pushkar who sells Enfields (and teaches didgeridoo and loves internet) from whom I rented one last year (1 day try only, fortunately), then rest assured they are all "mint" and you can reach 20 km/h downhill easily... and then brake against the back or the front of a truck."

...and yet I bought the best Enfield I've ever owned in India from this guy despite all the warnings. It's a lottery sometimes.

Hey Uselessbaba, how long did it take to get an Indian stamp in Nepal ? Is it still a bureaucratic headache just for a personal visa ? , see where I'm going with this ? I have collected stories from people who succeed in many a crazy adventure but be aware that a lot of your holiday will be sitting around fretting over the decisions of brain-dead (and often corrupt) shiny-bums.
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...and yet I bought the best Enfield I've ever owned in India from this guy despite all the warnings. It's a lottery sometimes.
You're right. I just had a slight burst of rage towards Indian business way, nothing serious, only from time to time... One week of hurting wrists after finding the light was not working and had to ride back to Pushkar at night with all that sand -and the rest of the array of unexpected obstacles- on the road... Conclusion: my fault; I should have forecast something similar after having ridden a while that crap. Still, I admit I did not fall in love with the shop and the owner. But congrats if you got the good one (won the big prize)!
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@twobob....No big hassle, turn up 8.00 am. submit your form, return in 5 days collect your visa. 3000 Nrps ( Eu 30 ) half UK price. Passing through immigration at Saunali takes half hour.
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USELESSBABA, heading to nepal in a few months to purchase a bike and ride it around and into india also..
were you able to get your nepali bike registered in your namee hassel free??
what sort of indian visa did you get..(multiple entry, 3,6 months)

cheers..
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Kirschy, getting the bike in your name is relatively simple, you need a ' letter of no objection' from your embassy in KAT, 2 passport photo's, the bikes current owner and the blue book ( reg. doc.). Take the lot down to the VRO, slip one of the 'fixers' 500rps to speed things along, should take a couple of hours. If you are making your first Indian visa in Nep. they will give you 6 mths multiple entry if you ask for it. Good luck.
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