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Touring On A Scooter

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16 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

Wise old men take a Green Bus so they don't bash their car to death on roadworks.

Drop the Wise and I agree

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1 hour ago, canthai55 said:

Drop the Wise and I agree

Drop the agreement. I wouldn't want to strain your good nature.

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



Really boring when guys try to say how manly they are for having a bigger bike, very primitive. If anything its trying to make up for something else
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21 hours ago, ballpoint said:

You seem to have experience of scooters breaking down regularly.  Maybe the undue stress of riding them at their limits for extended periods of time could be the problem?  For more than 20 years I've ridden through every province in Thailand on bikes that haven't even had an official dealer in the country at the time, cruising along at well within their capabilities, rev counter at the lower end of the scale, and have never needed to find someone to fix any of them in the boonies, because none of them has broken down.  And if, by some chance, one did, why, then I'd put it on a truck and take it to be repaired somewhere by a competent mechanic.

Nope - never had experience of scooters breaking down. I never said I have been touring on a scooter or similar sized bike; I said I thought it sounded like it could be quite entertaining. I used to tour, solo, in Europe on a Speed Triple, which was a lot of fun. However, I woke up one morning in some tiny village in the Italian Alps to find that it wouldn't start. Why? because the battery in the key fob for the alarm/immobiliser was dead, which meant the bike was dead too. I had a spare battery with me so I was good to go in a few minutes, but if I hadn't prepared that battery ...

 

It's good to hear that you've never had a problem here because "I'd put it on a truck and take it to be repaired somewhere by a competent mechanic" would be a massive PITA, particularly if you're 1,000 km from your home and the part you need has to be ordered from overseas. Twenty years ago bikes had far fewer electronics on them. Those are the things that I'd say are most likely to cause problems as a bike ages in high heat / high humidity / high dust environments; they're also the things that you need a dealer to sort out. 

 

 

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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,

 

Google maps is good enough for touring. Downside it will lose signal in really remote places but you will find all the interesting places when you are lost and the scooter make not get you up bad dirt roads to places with no signal.

 

If the bike is in generally good nick and has been recently serviced just get on the bloody thing and ride. Everything else is part of the adventure.

 

 

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On 2/16/2019 at 9:51 PM, 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 ).

if a scooter breaks down, the repair shop is 50 meters away

and has the spare part if needed.

 

if a chopper breaks down, its hiring transport back to a specialized shop in a big city, and the spare part is in singapore if lucky.

 

chopper wins hands down in comfort

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So today I drive approx 500kms ( MS 950 ), for a portion of the journey I rode with a guy on a Yamaha Aerox ( I think 300?? )
Anyway he was right up with me cruising along at 130-140, no problems at all, seemed like a pretty stable bike at that speed.

I guess another benefit of scooter is it can be handy for getting about when you reach your destination ( in town ), big bikes can become a pain for this.




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4 hours ago, JaiLai said:

So today I drive approx 500kms ( MS 950 ), for a portion of the journey I rode with a guy on a Yamaha Aerox ( I think 300?? )
Anyway he was right up with me cruising along at 130-140, no problems at all, seemed like a pretty stable bike at that speed.

I guess another benefit of scooter is it can be handy for getting about when you reach your destination ( in town ), big bikes can become a pain for this.




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Yamaha X Max 300 

 

Aerox is 155 cc

 

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On 2/17/2019 at 11:52 AM, phutoie2 said:

I know of a group of mature expats who regularly go on trips within Thailand and beyond. The only criteria for the bikes is they cannot be over 150cc. Most are Honda Waves or small trial bikes.

Touring on a trials bike !!??

....right....

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all this big bike tosh,  ME ? big biker for years, and yes i can afford a BIG BIKE as you say with 800,000 sitting in a bank, had R1 ,  (track bike)  RSV APRILLIA,(that was fun) lAST BIKE Fireblade 1000 rr, no stranger to BIG BIKES as you say, my Yammy has a custom seat, (try 150 miles on an R1) sore ass, wrists falling off, just thought i would ask the question, get on the, bike and go, no time frame, who wants to go whizzing round the country at 80/90 mph, its called TOURING not RACING , oh, thanks for the positive replies

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all this big bike tosh,  ME ? big biker for years, and yes i can afford a BIG BIKE as you say with 800,000 sitting in a bank, had R1 ,  (track bike)  RSV APRILLIA,(that was fun) lAST BIKE Fireblade 1000 rr, no stranger to BIG BIKES as you say, my Yammy has a custom seat, (try 150 miles on an R1) sore ass, wrists falling off, just thought i would ask the question, get on the, bike and go, no time frame, who wants to go whizzing round the country at 80/90 mph, its called TOURING not RACING , oh, thanks for the positive replies


Is that all one sentence?


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I use the Kurviger App for touring. You can select what kind of roads it should suggest and sometimes you are surprised what routes you will find.

They have a website too where you can create routes and export them to other formats.

As for Touring with whatever you have: Anything is possible and just having a Scooter shouldn’t stop you from Touring. 

I used to ride BMW GS and liked it. Now I ride a Aerox 155 and like it too. Different rinding, but fun nonetheless.

I did the Mae Hong Song Loop on a rented NMax 155 and it was a blast. 

Last trip i did was in January from Hua Hin, Kanchanaburi, Ban Rai, Tak, Mae Sot, Mae Sariang, Chiang Mai, Phrao, Chiang Rai, Nan, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Ban Rai, Kanchanaburi, Hua Hin.

3150km on a Scooter.

 

Beginning of March it’s going down to Malaysia.

 

I plan all the routes with Kurviger.

 

Bol

 

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