CRF250L rentals in Bangkok?

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  1. motion

    motion Been here awhile

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    I rented a CRF250L in Chiang Mai in March from Pops for a reasonable rate. I'm going to Bangkok later this month and would like to rent another one for a ride south, but all the rental places in Bangkok are asking 7000 baht a week for them, which is just outrageous!

    Anyone know of some place reasonable?

    Thanks :)
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  2. RowBust

    RowBust Been here awhile

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    So what's that about twice the price?
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  3. motion

    motion Been here awhile

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    Yes, almost 2X.
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  4. Farang Paul

    Farang Paul A Late Convert

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    Since the road South from Bangkok is so boring (Highway 4) and there is so little choice of route, why not fly down to Krabi (or Nakhon or Songkhla or Surat ) for less than 1 day's rental. There you can rent cheaper and you are already in great touring country and don't have to try and escape Bangkok without using a toll-road - (where m/c's are forbidden).
    PM me if you want advice on good touring routes here in the South.
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  5. motion

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    Paul, thank you for your input. I will keep this under consideration. As an alternative to Hwy 4, do you think the small coastal roads are a good option? I know the average speed will crawl to a stop, but that's OK, too.
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  6. Farang Paul

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    The coastal road is interesting once you are beyond Hua Hin, you get to see the beaches and lots of small villages. The problem is that every time there is a river you have to travel inland a kilometer or two to get to a bridge. Our average speed dropped from 80km/hr. to 25km/hr.
    Hua Hin to Chumpon (260 km) took most of the day and got tedious, causing us to give up and hit the highway out of frustration.
    South of Chumpon the country widens out and you get a much better choice of routes. The Isthmus of Kra route across to Ranong and then down past Khao Sok, Phang Nga, Krabi, Thung Song, Thale Noi then Songkhla would be my choice of the best and most varied route (much more interesting and far less traffic than Highway 41) with some great waterfalls, mountain roads, Temples and caves on the way.
    Have fun!
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  7. motion

    motion Been here awhile

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    Paul,

    Thanks again for all your valuable info. We have decided to fly to Phuket and begin riding there. Having trouble finding anything above 110cc around the airport, though. We really don't want to go way south to pickup bikes. Do you know of any company near the airport that rents larger bikes? If not, no worries at all and again, really appreciate your input :)
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  8. Farang Paul

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    Hi,
    There is very little of anything near the airport, certainly no big-bike rentals that I know of.
    Have you tried getting a rental company to deliver to the airport? Some of them will do this but get a clear decision what they require from you (copies of passport, deposit etc.), then you can set off from the airport without having to face the hell that is Phuket traffic.
    The cost of your rental for the period you require should be sufficient to induce them to deliver - worth a try.
    Good luck, let us know how you get on. PM me if you need help in Thai language or if you are passing Krabi.

    Paul
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  9. motion

    motion Been here awhile

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    Thanks Paul! I will try that tact with a rental company and see what happens. My wife and I were in Krabi 2 years ago at the Sofitel Krabi at Klong Muang Beach. We will for sure pass thru Krabi on this trip. It would be great to meet and say hi!
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