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BANGKOK 23 March 2019 15:14
mercman24

Touring On A Scooter

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hi, has or does or has anyone toured on a scooter, was thinking a leisurely trip to Buriram,  (and other places) any advice welcome, my bike, a 125 Yamaha GT , cruises at 80 kmph, no probs,  also point me in the direction of a decent map please ,or recommend a good sat nav, ( a bit different from my 1000rr Fireblade, sighs) but i can carry all my fishing gear on this. more practical

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Why would you do that?

Obviously it's not impossible. Some people even ride on a bicycle through Thailand.

But I think it's pretty obvious that a bigger bike has advantages like power reserves if you need to accelerate fast, more comfortable, likely you can easier transport baggage. I am sure the list goes on and on. There is a reason that adventure bikes exist.

So is this just a prof of concept, you can't afford a bigger bike, or what is this about?

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19 minutes ago, lemonjelly said:

My arse hurts just thinking about it

went out one day on my little Honda Wave and got lost

5 hours later with a really really numb bum i found my way back, never again

now have bigger bike, soooo much better

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A scooter will be more taxing than a car, as one has to be vigilant non-stop. I found about 150 km a day was my outer limit in terms of concentration, awareness and fatigue.

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papa's 1st bike in Thailand

was Nouvo Elegance

bought in Chiangmai.

Rode her pretty fast

2 days to Buriram.

Large and medium suitcase lashed on back.

Many fuel stops and lashing cycles.

No biggies.

CBR150 pretty luxurious tho.

Anything bigger,

too heavy to pick up.

Been there.

Screw that.

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6 hours ago, JaiLai said:

 


Real men ride big bikes, men who cannot afford them ride scooters - nuff said...


Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app

 

Not really you are making an assumption

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4 minutes ago, moe666 said:

Not really you are making an assumption

Explain to me the benifits of touring on a scooter as opposed to a big bike pls ( if cost of purchase is not an issue ).

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6 minutes ago, JaiLai said:

Explain to me the benifits of touring on a scooter as opposed to a big bike pls ( if cost of purchase is not an issue ).

The natives are nicer to you.

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