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Old 01-28-2014, 06:18 AM   #1
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Best bike parking near Bangkok airport?

Hey guys I need to break away from my SE Asia adventure for a few weeks and fly out of Bangkok.
Any ideas for best place to store bike in the interim? Is the airport parking safe, reasonable $ ?

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Old 01-31-2014, 01:08 PM   #2
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I would leave it at the hotel, Rompo Mansion in Khlong Toei is where I always stay and they have secure parking for bikes under a roof next to the kick boxing gym. Dont know about the airport.

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Old 01-31-2014, 10:35 PM   #3
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Which airport? If I remember correctly the guards at Suvarnabhumi do not like having bikes around. However at Don Muang there are plenty of places to leave your bike chained up. But If you can leave it in a covered spot in a hotel, do that and take a cab.

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Old 02-04-2014, 08:35 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses guys! For anyone else who is interested here is what I did.

I just parked at the Don Muang Airport. Parking was covered, free and there was a security guard. I had soft panniers and nothing was stolen when I got back 5 days later though of course that is just one single case!

My security precautions were I left some foul, dirty work out clothes on the top of one pannier and my heinous smelling running shoes on the top of the other!
While everyone was watching me pack my "go bag" at the side of my motorcycle I made a dramatic, demonstrative display of ascertaining if indeed the clothes packed in my panniers were dirty and all that saw laughed out loud when I got bit by them.

I also left a new Garmin 60CSx on the top of the panniers just as a test. It had stopped being able to get a satellite signal a couple weeks into use and the Garmin tech department wasn't able to revive it over the phone.
It is worth a discount on a refurbished unit IF I drag it with me 10,000KM around SE Asia but I'm traveling as light as possible, and so I was kind of 6 in 1, 1/2 a dozen in the other if someone stole it.
Of course a thief couldn't have known that and I really was surprised it was still there!
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:20 PM   #5
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Wonderful to hear your bike and belongings survived 5 days and Don Muang unmolested. It revives my faith in our Thai hosts a bit
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