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Hello everybody,

My Name ist Gubi i travelled before from 2008 to 2010 with a SuperTenere750 from Switzerland to Kuala Lumpur, about 44000km.
Then i have to go back to Switzerland, work and save a little bit money to go forward for my next trip. now the time is here, my bike, a Yamaha Tenere 600 is on the way to Auckland and i will be there also on 17. jan. 2012. Bring out the Bike from the warehouse, Costums and all.
I look here for some accomodations, tipps an mayby other bike traveller is on the same time on the way in NZ.
I will stay 3 month in NZ and travelling around, meet some people an enjoy the greath landscape. I am a Motobiketraveller, on the way with my tent, open mind and open eyes ;-)

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Hi Mate, have fun! Keep us posted as to your travels & come visit when you are in Rotorua. Also check out the NZ FAQ on ADV

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HI Gubi,

My girlfriend and I will be travelling in the South Island for January before heading back home to Auckland.
Hope to see you on the road somewhere
Pop in for a sometime if you like.
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Hello everybody,

My Name ist Gubi i travelled before from 2008 to 2010 with a SuperTenere750 from Switzerland to Kuala Lumpur, about 44000km.
Then i have to go back to Switzerland, work and save a little bit money to go forward for my next trip. now the time is here, my bike, a Yamaha Tenere 600 is on the way to Auckland and i will be there also on 17. jan. 2012. Bring out the Bike from the warehouse, Costums and all.
I look here for some accomodations, tipps an mayby other bike traveller is on the same time on the way in NZ.
I will stay 3 month in NZ and travelling around, meet some people an enjoy the greath landscape. I am a Motobiketraveller, on the way with my tent, open mind and open eyes ;-)

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Hey Gubi,

Hope you enjoy your trip here, if you need a bed in Auckland let me know
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@clintnz, whynot,

Nice to read this ... yes i will do and meet you for a or 2 ;-) i think you guys can help me to find the small roads, Gravelroads, i like to Drive Naturalroads ;-) not the big one. I like Enduro riding

@shewolf, thanks for the offer, would like to come back for this then i look for some accomodation from 17. to 20. jan in this time must bring out the bike from the warehouse and all my luggage

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Hi Gubi,

After your arrival, try to go straight to AirNZCargo, where I suspect your bike will be. A friend of ours cleared his bike in 1.5h on the day of his arrival. It took us a week without a carnet...

I think the best gravel roads you will find in the S Island high country and up here in Northland. Look us up, we have a room for bike travellers.
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@beddhist,

Thanks, i shipp my Staff and i have to go to the warehouse. I have a carnet, and my Agent here in switzerland, he is e friend of my, have also an agent in auckland that will do the Paperwork

I have 3 month time to look around on the S and N Island, but i am open for all good insider tipps

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no worries, I will send you my contact details by pm

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Heya Gubi

If you are coming to or through Wanaka in the SI look us up, bed here as well, workshop etc for any repairs or maintenance.

This is our end of the country Lake Wanaka Tourism Official Site for Wanaka, New Zealand
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Hi Gubi,

I'm shipping my bike from Kathmandu to Auckland around 15th Jan so will look out for you! Am going to be in NZ until April time so I guess we'll pass on and off on the road, will be good to meet you and get a or two.

Sorry to slightly hi-jack this thread, but does anyone know if there are facilities to uncrate a bike in the customs area or do you need to organise a place to deliver it to and do it there?

In Delhi I was hoping to do it at the airport but in the end had to get it on a truck and dropped on the street outside a hotel - would be good to know if I need to organise something similar or not? Thanks in advance

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Try to get them to put your bike on a pallet, instead of in a crate. If your bike ends up at AirNZCargo then you could uncrate it in the car park, assuming you have the tools to do it. We were able to unwrap ours in front of the warehouse, but I don't know what happens if you have a crate.
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i am in contact with my Agent from Burnard International, the guys have a warehouse in the airport area. i talk with my agent here in switzerland and he tell me i can unpack my Bike in the warehouse and store the crate there for the 3 months. have to pay for store 3 month 150 NZD.
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i think we see us in auckland, i arrived at the 17. Januar 2012 and then i go straigth to the warehouse ;-) how is Nepal now ???? i was there in 2009 .. I was up in the Mountain, Anapurna in Muktinat with my Bike ;-) when you stay in Phokara go to the Busy Bee and say best regards from Gubi to Rick .. with witch Company you ship your bike ??? i Fligth the bike from Kathmandu to bangkok with the eagle eyes company.
look forward and yes a is all time good ;-))))

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Hi, that sounds good, I was concerned because when I flew into New Delhi earlier there was no space at all to do any uncrating and they needed an addresss to get me bike out of the airport site as soon as possible.

Nepal is amazing, my favourite country of the trip so far! I too have hooked up with Eagle Export (eagleexport98@yahoo.com / eagleandsunnepal@gmail.com)), Suraj and Sara and they're sorting out the shipping for me after christmas.

Am in Pokhara at the moment, and may be for a few days suffering with electrical problems on my bike, so I pop round to the Busy Bee often - shame Hearts and Tears next door is closed this summer!

Hope to meet you in Auckland soon

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Ok, i think Rick need Holidays ;-)
You look around for Help with your electik prolem on your bike ??
Rajus Motocycle repair is on of the best in Pokara, is near from Busy Bee or ask there for Rajus he is a very good Mechanical.

We see us and have a good time in Nepal is also my favorit Country ;-) Beautifull people an Landscape.... i love it.....

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hi, just did all the MAF and WAF and all paperwork's... not sooo mad in the end of the day you can do all easely by yourself in a couple of hours and that keeps the extra costs low... look at RTWbyBIKE for some details ...


cheers and good riding and choose your tires wisely, mine got ripped by this NZ tar they use here super-fast... have to get new one after only 4000KM .... tsssssss

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