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Old 06-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #16
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I have been in Bangkok for 5 days.
I rent a bike (Kawa Versys) for a day trip out of Bangkok tomorrow with fellows from gt-rider.com .
24hrs to go.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:52 PM   #17
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Bangkok

Anyone willing to welcome three riders flying into BKK the first week of Jan. 2013?
We are staging for a three month ride tour of Thai, Laos, and Cambodia.
We'll seek you out and buy you beer either way...
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:46 PM   #18
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I might be back from Peru by then. I'd be glad to have a beer or two.
At any rate you should hook up with the rideasia crew in CM, if you dont know about them already.
Are you bringing your own bikes or planning on renting?
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:14 PM   #19
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I might be back from Peru by then. I'd be glad to have a beer or two.
At any rate you should hook up with the rideasia crew in CM, if you dont know about them already.
Are you bringing your own bikes or planning on renting?
Hey BP, Already posted the plan on Rideasia.
We'll rent the standard whatever-they-have bikes when we get there.
Any suggestions for a trio coming into BKK for the first time but all arriving at different times. I may be the first in so I'm thinking I should have a hotel reserved.
Are you right in Bangkok?
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:56 PM   #20
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I'm in Peru now but when in bkk I stay at the Rompo Mansion which is off the tourist beat, but still near enough to everything. It has a really nice pool and work out and steam rooms.
Many people prefer the Kao San rd scene. I don't care much for it since it's off any easy mass transit routes.
When you arrive grab some thai money from an atm and head straight for the ground floor where the meter taxis are. Ignore any and all taxi touts, they will charge 5 times the meter taxi costs. Have the phone # for your hotel handy. English will be very limited.
Since you're going to be there 3 months start now learning a little Thai online or with a cd and phrasebook. A little Thai will go a long way.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:29 AM   #21
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I'm in Peru now but when in bkk I stay at the Rompo Mansion which is off the tourist beat, but still near enough to everything. It has a really nice pool and work out and steam rooms.
Many people prefer the Kao San rd scene. I don't care much for it since it's off any easy mass transit routes.
When you arrive grab some thai money from an atm and head straight for the ground floor where the meter taxis are. Ignore any and all taxi touts, they will charge 5 times the meter taxi costs. Have the phone # for your hotel handy. English will be very limited.
Since you're going to be there 3 months start now learning a little Thai online or with a cd and phrasebook. A little Thai will go a long way.
Hey Pilot, Thanks so much for the advice, Keep it coming. A friend is going to give my a CD with Thai lessons. I was hoping to get around that but your suggestion is solid ...as in Latin America, a little spanish goes a long way and I have barely a little.
Noticed you have or had an ST1100. I had two and put well over 200,000 miles on them. On of the guys meeting me in BKK has three ST1100 and has a lot of experience working on them. He changed the engine in mine on my way to Belize with him...with my help of course :) ;)
You're gonna love him.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:59 AM   #22
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Welcome to Thailand, I'm just a new coming here and new guy who starting love to ride on adventure way, please advise always welcome.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #23
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Welcome to Thailand, I'm just a new coming here and new guy who starting love to ride on adventure way, please advise always welcome.
Welcome Tiger, Adventurers coming your way January 8th 2013.
Heading up through your area soon after. :)

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:56 PM   #24
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Thanks Danny, Hope I have a chance to meet you and all here in my country :)
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:04 PM   #25
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This is a great idea

Searching around for things to do in January and I come across this post

I'm thinking I'll wait until the rush of Christmas/New Years tourists leave and head to Chiang Mi Jan 7 for 2-4 weeks of motoring.
Thanks for posting the links to the motorcycle rental places.

Scope out some mountain biking too.

So...what are the over night accommodations like, as in availability?
And...roads to MUST see and preferred routes?
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:56 AM   #26
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I live just next to Bangkok city, and planned to be in Chaingmai on 7-11 this coming December to the big Motorcycle event Chaingmai Bike week on 8th and Real Biker Custom show on 9th, most of the bikers from everywhere should be joining the events that time,

actually during yearend months and early of the year, Hotel may hard to find, better book early up front.

http://www.webrealbiker.com/board/index.php?topic=191.0

http://www.chiangmaibikeweek.com/


hope to see all you guys here in Thailand, cheers! :)
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:47 PM   #27
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GPS for SEA,,, and the world

I just downloaded https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...V0Lm9zbWFuZCJd to my Sammy GS3 Droid. Then I grabbed the maps for Thai, Cam, Laos and Myanmar.
I shut all data and cell functions off on the phone to simulate "lost in the back hills" and it looks like I have truly off line mapping on the phone.
No need to have a cell or WiFi connection to have a functional GPS system on my phone.

Now that the last of my midnight oil is burning dimly, I can sleep knowing my GPS issues are solved ... at least for now.
I'll get to play with this more on the 'morrow.

Then I can focus on a translator app. :)
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:08 AM   #28
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guys, would you know where i could buy less expensive riding gears in bangkok... ill be there on march 12-15.
thank you for your help....
cheers.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:51 PM   #29
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guys, would you know where i could buy less expensive riding gears in bangkok... ill be there on march 12-15.
thank you for your help....
cheers.

Yes, you can get hold of not too expensive gears at a kawasaki dealer in Bangkok (real motosports - Ramkhamhaeng 146 bkk) and if you turn up on my behalf you will get additional 5% off on all their stuff and 10% on helmets
Just drop me a note lamyld.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:14 AM   #30
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