Friday, July 17, 2009

Getting lucky

Yesterday we were informed from our agent in China that our bikes will not arrive on the 15th as planned but will be delayed one day and will arrive on the 16th. So we visited the local Harley shop here and waited since we expected that the bikes would not finish customs until the 17th.

This morning we made all our phone calls, and found out that the bikes will arrive at 1:00 pm, so we visited The Motorcycle Shop where our bikes will be serviced, and then went to the airport to finalize the customs, and delivery logistics.

The customs officers were supper friendly, and it took 45 minutes to complete the paperwork which is a record fast time for us. We had the bikes in the shop 4 hours after the plane arrived ready for the crating to be removed. The Motorcycle Shop will start working on the bikes tomorrow.


  1. Guys wish you the best of luck........

    HAve a happy start inshalaah at the begining of the us part on the gs's

  2. AnonymousJuly 18, 2009

    Salam to all. The 4 hours business reminds me of our saga with Kuwaiti port customs when our bikes arrived from Genoa. It took 4 days to finish the formalities bearing in mind the bikes had Q8 number plates. I guess this is one of the dimensions of "the experience of different culture" when one travels around the world.What is the temperature ? Enjoy the weather & the ride as much as you can and don't think of the weather after Italy. May God bless you and keep you safe.
    Bu abdulrazaq

  3. AnonymousJuly 18, 2009

    السلام عليكم جميعا ياحلوين ونحمد الله ونشكره على سلامة الوصول الى الاسكا ونهنيكم على سرعة تخليصكم لاستلام سياكلكم من المطار --------ياسبحان الله نفس السرعة عندنا ---- المهم سلامتكم جميعا ورحلة موفقة انشاء الله
    ابراهيم البيرمي

  4. AnonymousJuly 18, 2009

    Glad all is well & the speed of clearing customs puts us in Kuwait to shame !! It took us 22 days exactly to ship out 3 bikes out of Kuwait to Saudi Arabia !!!

    Bu Masoud

  5. AnonymousJuly 18, 2009

    I Realy wish someone in authority is following your trip & learns how things are done!!
    By the way Abu Farah, were the cheries better in the USA or Europe 2006??

    Keep writing & ridding my friends, best regards from the Mansoor family ;)

  6. hello and how are you
    Bo hassan and Bo Ali n3yman nice hair cut :)

  7. AnonymousJuly 19, 2009

    السلام عليكم يعطيكم العافيه شباب واتمنى لكم يانكم تكملون الرحله بخير وسلام وتوصلون الديره تحيات اخوكم يوسف التركي

  8. AnonymousJuly 20, 2009

    Salam to all. Just checked your latest position and found it is Valdez. In March 1989 a ship called Exxon Valdez run aground and spilled it's cargo of crude oil. As result there was devastating oil pollution, $2.5B loss to Exxon and so many other outstanding claims. That incident was the reason for so many International Rules and regulations to be added to the existed rules. The place is breathtaking , therefore enjoy your stay there and please educate us with the latest of this heavenly place. God bless you and keep you safe.Bu abdulrazaq

  9. Bu HaiderJuly 22, 2009

    I wish you the best of luck ,may god bles you all