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post Aug 3 2009, 02:44 PM
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Riding with Team Moto-V

Welcome to the Team Moto-V
Hope u will have many enjoyable & safe rides with Us.


Guide for the Team

1. Be Courteous


Bike should be in Good Condition
(If u service your bike... do it a week before the ride.
Any problem surfacing... bike would be in Spore)
Get to know the rest of the team.
Smile & say Hi!

2. Be On time

Won't be nice to let your team wait too long for u.
(Msg me if u gonna be late the time u be reaching or unable to come)
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3. Staggered Formation

Staggered Formation on One Lane & Single File on Small roads
Staggered Formation will give us space for emer manoeuver.
And space on the side if bike has a problem.

Speed: Will ride at a speed that will overtake most of the traffic at a slow rate.
As such, we would be on the overtaking lane along the highway a fair bit.
Signal and Move Left if a Faster vehicle is coming from the behind
Flash the one infront to do likewise.

2nd Link: 110kmh (ever present speed traps)

4. Over Take on the Right

There will be rare times when traffic is slow and we overtake on the left.
Or when vehicle road hog (We are not gonna follow him all the way to KL)
Overtake slowly...
May use breakdown lane... in a crawling jam... look out for debris.

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5. When Overtaking

Do So when it is safe.
Do not be pressured to overtake.
We will wait for u.
On the other hand... overtake quickly when the opportunity arise.
Until u do... the rest behind can't.
Pass and and move forward.
Make sure there's enough room for others to fall behind u.
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6. Know the Ride Plan

Know the route, km to run & rest point.
Will help to find the team if separated.
It will also be more interesting for u.

7. Hand Signals

Point to the tank if u need fuel.
To your head if u need rest...
Wave to the last bike to continue if u just
wanna stop for Some non-emer stuff eg wearing sunglasses...
Quickly catch up after that.
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8. Markers

On Quiet Country Roads...

The Leader may break formation & open up the pace.
Because of the time required for overtaking...
U may lose sight of the front bikers...
Don't Worry.
Keep to your safe pace... enjoy the roads.
Leader Will leave markers for u.
Important! Don't bunch up!
Keep a wider safety distance between bikes..

Approaching a Junction

If there are no markers GO STRAIGHT!

Anyone riding behind the leader automatically becomes a marker
When Pointed to a location to mark...
Park a safe spot.
Signal lite on the direction of turn.
Watch out for stones that usually gather around junctions.
Wait for the last bike to pass...
Then move back to the front.
Team: please let the marker thru.

9. Last Bike

He will be last to make sure no one is left behind.

When Formation Riding is in Order:
(Highways or Designated Trunk Roads)
It is important not to hold the team by riding too slowly.
If u see the gap for the bike in front is getting bigger...
U are too slow! catch up!

If the bike infront of u leaves a big gap
Give him some time to catch up
And if he doesn't...
Overtake him - let bikes that cannot keep formation drop to the back.
Last bike will take care of them.

The Formation should be tight enough to be safe
And not let any other vehicle get in between.
They are a source of danger when the infiltrate our formation.
That includes bikes not from our team.
It is also courteous not to cut in but to maintain position.

10. Lost

If u are lost... Msg/call me. Don't Worry.
Will give u direction to return to the team.
May not get me immediately as I be riding.
But will return your call at regroup pt.
(please Pm me your Hp & a Next of Kin if u have not done it)

11. Choose a Buddy

Buddy someone...
It is the quickest way to know if u are missing or need help.
It is important for each to be responsible in his style of riding.
Safe rides is a culture with this team and
We look after each other at all levels.
Biking has it's risk... we like to keep it at a Minimum.

12. Bike Type

For day trip: All bikes welcome (must have engine lah)
For longer trip: S4... or similar performance
Long rides will be too stressful for smaller bikes.
Both the rider & team.
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13. Wear Protection

Riding Jacket, jeans/touring pants & Shoes (boots will be gd)
Gloves.
Last line of defence to injury if we do fall.
Full face will help protect your chin/face.

I Know it is a little hot... but once on the move.
It is comfortable.

Always have your rain suit with u.

14. One Lane Please

Stay in two lines within one lane.
The Lead will decide the lane to use.
Be it left or overtaking lane.

Help the Lead Bike in accounting for all the bikes.
When he looks back...
He should see 2 lines of bikes with the last bike in the center.
Especially so at traffic junctions when in formation.

Do not overtake the Leader
- If u need to go ahead.. overtake convoy safely & slowly..
Wave to lead bike that u riding ahead.
Some time fatique sets in riding in formation & u need a blast.
Join the team once u had enough or be the marker at the rest exit.

15. In Bigger Towns:

Keep in close formation.
Two clear line such that the lead bike be able to see the last bike.
Especially at Traffic lights & heavy traffic.
With plenty of junctions.
Remember! No markers - go Straight!
The essential here is not to lose anyone!

16. See Children... Wave

We are guest of their country. We must always remember that.
Be Respectful to properties & people we come in contact with.
Somehow with our riding gears... we do look intimidating.
But a wave to the kids always brings a smile.
They are always happy to see us.
:smile:
Riding thru towns & villages (Kampong): reduce your speed

The Team will do it's best to keep everyone safe.
That means you too will have an important part to play.
For yourself & your team mates.
So let take good care of one another!

There is no Glory if u Crash
The Ride will be delay & plans may have to change.
Injury to your body & damage to your bike.
(Tour back cost between $500-$1000rm to Spore)

Enjoy Your Ride but come home Safe

Important!

As riding has it's risk.
Joining our rides will mean you accept responsible for your own safety.


IMPORTANT

MOTO-V IDEMNITY CLAUSE

We will do our very best to ensure the safety of everyone in trip.
But motorcycle riding has itís risk and we need you toÖ

1. Not to hold any of us liable or responsible in any respect and not to institute any legal proceeding for any act, omission, default or neglect or from any injury or death.

2. To indemnity all of us and keep you fully indemnified from and against all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, cost (on an indemnity basis), expenses, damages, awards and interest (as well after as before any judgments) whatsoever and howsoever arising directly or indirectly as a result of any or omission (whether negligent or not) of mine / any of us during the entire trip.

Joinning Our Rides Will Mean You Accept the Above IDEMNITY Clause
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post Aug 3 2009, 02:46 PM
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What To BRING on TOUR

Essential

1. Passport & Imm card (white card)
2. Money (Ringgit $1.30 entrance to 2nd link)
- Touch & Go card will be helpful
3. Cash Card (60cents for spore side)
4. Driving Licence
5. Bike reg & insurance cert - 2 copies*
6. Handphone (Auto roam) & Charger (Plug Adapter)
7. Spare Key!
8. Credit Cards
9. Travel Insurance Contact

*Front side - Insurance cert, Backside - Log Card & Passport
(one copy in your bike seat & other with your passport)
- in the event of need to ship your bike back


Mics

1. Sunglasses & Spare Specs
2. Rain Gear
3. Camera & charger
4. Maps, GPS
5. Rag to clean visor with drizzle during ride
6. Plastic bags to Waterproof doc & electronics

Support Equipment

1. Tire repair kit & Pump
2. First Aid Kit
3. Clutch Cable & handle
4. Bulbs & sparkplugs
5. Torch light
6. Tapes & Putty(Patch)
7. Tow Rope & Fasteners
8. Spare Key

LUGGUGE:

Tank bag is useful
- Passports, Wallet
- Camera
- Bottle of Drinking water
- Wet Towels for face wipe
- Sunglasses & Specs
- Mini Tool Kit (Spanner, Swiss Knife, Pliers)
- Cruise Control (Palm Clip for long highway runs)
- Neck Protection (Bike with low wind screen)

Tail Bag for those without Panniers & Top Boxes
- Clothings
- Bike Spares
- Rain Gear (strap to the Top for quick access)

Put the Waterproof cover over your tail bag
Rain Coat
Followed by a Nylon Netting for a added security.

Clothings

1. T-Shirts
2. Jeans
3. Shorts
4. Underwear (Try Disposable for long trips)
5. Slippers
6. Toiletries
7. Socks

Important!

Recommend that your Passport, cash & hp kept on your body
Eg Jacket, strap to belt or in waist Pouch cos in a crash your bags will fly
and on lookers will pick up your valubles.
Especially so when riding solo.
Put them in ziplock bags to waterproof them.
Don't know when the rain will fall.
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post Aug 3 2009, 02:56 PM
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TOUR THAILAND & INDO CHINA

A. Border Documentation Requirements

Passport must have 6 months validity

Malaysia

- Malaysia white card
- Needed also coming back from Thailand

Thailand (sadao)

- Thai White Card (fill it yourself.. No need to let counter at side do it for a fee)
- $2rm or 20 Baht to Immigration Officer
- Entry is valid only for 2 weeks. (fine 500baht for every additional day u overstay)

Bike: Photo Registration Cert(log card) & Passport

- Will recieve Import Cert (Sign Cert at appropiate space)
and need to return when exit Thailand
- Penalty if unable to produce cert at exit!
- Sign Bike Import Book
- Bike don't belong to u. U need a letter of concent from owner.
- State both parties particulars & clearly indicating you are authorized to use
his/her vehicle in Thailand during your stay.

- Buy Thai Insurance Left side after Immigration exit.
(10days min 140baht)
- Can be purchase at before Immigraton Gurun Caltex Station
- This is Compulsory 3rd party coverage

Cambodia

- Immigration Card for Passport

Bike: Poipet - Office building at left side after immigration
- Only work office hrs (lunch & nap Break.. not working - just wait)
- Will chop back of Bike Reg Cert. No Charge!

Laos

- Just Passport, no immigration cards needed
- Nothing for Bike import

Vietnam

- Passport
- Bike needs prior arrangement with tour agent
- Can't just ride into Vietnam
- $70 usd a bike

Myanmar

Bikes not Allowed
Pax can cross borders with fees paid to Thai & Myanmar Immigration

China

Pax can cross borders
But Bikes will need to make arrangement for Chinese Authority Escort
Thru out Bike tour in China

Important!
Photostat:
Front - Insurance Cert.
Back - have your log card & passport

3 Copies:
(more copies if on to Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia - Bring 10!)
One In your bike seat sealed with zip-lock plastic bag
One with your passport
& One for me. Thks.

B. Please Take Note.
1. Vehicle(compulsory - NTUC Covers up to 85km from border,
Hty is within coverage eg. no need for vehicle 3rd party insurance,
other Ins co. please purchase 3rd party ins.(Compulsory)/
Personal Insurance(optional)

** Personal travel insurance is strongly encouraged before trip (optional, to be done locally) OR can contact 2_wheeler(96829392)/Royong( for advise (about $28 for 5 days trip)
Personal travel insurance is strongly recommended!


Video on What can Go Wrong If U are Not Alert in a Convoy...
Your friends & U can get badly injured if u are not alert...

Flat Road & Twisty has quite gd info for tour. Click Here!
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post Aug 3 2009, 08:09 PM
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Hi Spectrum,


Very Good info for "old Bird" and Newbies.


Keep it up, we need these reminder once a while.
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