Moving to Thailand - Need some advice

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by Rorider, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Rorider

    Rorider Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the advice amigos. It looks like I'll start my Thailand tour solo for about 2 weeks on a Honda Wave 125i. I decided on this bike(if you can call it that, scooter really) because it is the most popular vehicle in this country, great fuel consumption, quite versatile, easy to fix and easy to sell at the end of it all. When in Rome....
    I'm working on my route currently and I'll get going in about a week.
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  2. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Burma used to be like that, but it has become possible on a guided tour with your own moto. Or should probably say: some areas have become possible... India <-> Thailand is still a different ballgame.

    During the last year, many foreigners have succesfully taken their own big bikes freely to Vietnam & back using one specific border crossing (not in the south). I don´t think it´s guaranteed in any way, but it seems to work for now.
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  3. rosmoe

    rosmoe Been here awhile

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    Don't think you need any advice as you did the best thing ever by moving to Thailand.
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  4. WillieKing

    WillieKing n00b

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    I noticed the comment a out thais not stealing big bikes because the seats are too high. But they will steal your brake calipers and exhaust system! I rode a CBR900 there, twice some #@$& stole my brake calipers off the bike while it was parked. :(
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  5. jeff_connors

    jeff_connors Adventurer

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    My wife and I are living in Bangkok now. My V-strom is being shipped. When it gets here, I'm up for some Thailand riding! Let me hear from you if here or planning a trip.
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  6. Aj Mick

    Aj Mick Been here awhile

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    How much are they going to sting you for tax, duty and all the rest? How much hassle are you going to have to go through to get the bike registered to use in Thailand?

    With the range of bigger bikes manufactured in Thailand and available in Thailand now, maybe you would have been better to buy locally.
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