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15 hours ago, papa al said:

yea, be a lot safer on a TriCity.

Its a lot safer in my car. 

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3 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Its a lot safer in my car. 

It's a lot safer not opening the front door and leaving your house too.

So.

Your point is what exactly?

This is a motorcycle forum.

Do you even ride a motorcycle?

If not, why are you even here?

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5 minutes ago, thaiguzzi said:

It's a lot safer not opening the front door and leaving your house too.

So.

Your point is what exactly?

This is a motorcycle forum.

Do you even ride a motorcycle?

If not, why are you even here?

No need to be insulting mate, it's called a joke.  Not a fan then? 

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26 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Its a lot safer in my car. 

It must be nice to be hi so. (sigh)

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58 minutes ago, thaiguzzi said:

It's a lot safer not opening the front door and leaving your house too.

So.

Your point is what exactly?

This is a motorcycle forum.

Do you even ride a motorcycle?

If not, why are you even here?

Like many on this Forum Guz - never rode a bike until they came here, or rode a Trumpet for 20 minutes in the 60's

Repost the same Ol' Same Ol' - cars are more safe than bikes ...

Funny that - I have been hit by car drivers, but never been hit by a biker ...

 

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4 hours ago, canthai55 said:

Like many on this Forum Guz - never rode a bike until they came here, or rode a Trumpet for 20 minutes in the 60's

Repost the same Ol' Same Ol' - cars are more safe than bikes ...

Funny that - I have been hit by car drivers, but never been hit by a biker ...

 

papa has been knocked over and injured by bikes 2x.

Knocked over by car 1x, but jumped clear safely.

Fell by self 100x.

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14 minutes ago, papa al said:

papa has been knocked over and injured by bikes 2x.

Knocked over by car 1x, but jumped clear safely.

Fell by self 100x.

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Please post videos of his escapades.

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On my various trips on Thai roads I constantly see signs that says motorbikes keep to left, keep to motorbike lane, generally I don't like it much, if I have any speed 60k/h+ I hate staying there, all the traffic coming in without looking what so ever, and of course the knights in unshining armour happily riding in opposite direction,  add to that occasional humongous potholes that can send you flying anywhere....

 

So I'm usually on the middle of left  lane or slightly to the left of middle at high speeds,  100k/h for sure...

 

But you really have to watch incoming overtaking traffic, they totally ignore bikers, and never signal with their head light like in orher countries either,  also those cutting corners all over the place...

 

One sign I noticed on the road the other day was advising motorbikes to keep to the left, and I think it was saying 65% of accidents to motorbikes happened to them when they are not on the left side / motorbike lane, although in Thai I thought that was the meaning...

 

Not a good stat, so watch out...!!! ?

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On 3/10/2019 at 3:10 PM, CGW said:

Good point! many that now consider themselves "Bikers" have no background in motorcycling.................

If you have been riding a larger capacity machine on the roads of Thailand in the manner it deserves and have to ask where you should be riding, quite honestly I'm surprised that they are still alive to ask the question :shock1:

Back in the day I was a "Greaser" if you were a real biker you were a greaser by virtue of your choice of transportation as the only way you kept the $loody thing on the road was constant maintenance and getting covered in grease n grime 🙂 changing clothes often was not possible as only owned two pairs of 501, money went on essentials like keeping bike on the road & the occasional glass of ale :wink:

sorry , i've only been riding in Thailand for around 2 years, so i agree, not much experience here, which is why i ask questions. Maybe your the all knowing expert who knows everything, but i was always taught, no matter how good, how old, you never know everything, so always ask, and listen to other people

Been riding on and off since 1970, mostly in the UK, but also in Spain, Portugal and France. but i would never say i know everything about riding, if someone says somethings about different styles, different ways of riding then i listen, question, and ask 

is that so wrong ? or would your prefer to be the arrogant one who never listens and thinks he knows everything. Seen too many people die who thought they could handle bikes, who thought their way of riding was the only way

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51 minutes ago, Joinaman said:

is that so wrong ?

Where do I say asking questions is wrong?

My point was, if you care to read and stop being so defensive was that Thai roads are no place to learn to ride, before anyone starts to ride in Thailand they should prepare them selves, a quick "google" comes up with this :- https://www.rta.ae/wpsv5/eservices/PDF_Catalog/Motorcycle_Handbook_EN.pdf  (there is doubtless more pertinent info, that took 20 seconds) sure it would have been a great help to you to have read before starting to ride here, you need to have the basics in place before riding in Thailand, a hell of a lot didn't have either experience or knowledge and paid a hefty price.

Ride safe!

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On 3/8/2019 at 5:37 PM, NCC1701A said:

What do you wear at 120 kph on your scooter?

t-shirt shorts & flip flops has proven a successful fit

over the many years on thai roads, never gets too hot.

also use the smallest half egg like helmet for comfort.

for positioning, the wheel tracks all the way,

makes it easier for others to predict my movement, and i'm not occupying area for 2 bikes worth

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On ‎3‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 11:06 AM, HLover said:

It must be nice to be hi so. (sigh)

I'm always high. So?

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Personally I prefer to stay in the middle of the lane because around here there's too much debris and loose stuff on the shoulder.

It does mean I have be ready to move over to the shoulder when oncoming traffic doesn't give a toss about me and decides to overtake a slower moving vehicle in front of them. 

If I stay too far left I'm in danger of buffalos and cows that venture onto the road, as well as people pulling out onto the road without looking. 

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