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30 minutes ago, brokenbone said:

its not the top speed, its the safe overtaking

and leaving the red light behind, that requires cubic

So you need a high a speed bike / Cubic, to over take other vehicles safely.

:cheesy::giggle::cheesy:..

 

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6 hours ago, edwinchester said:

Maybe the Police realise that there is no logical reason to ban motorbikes from the tunnel and that the law, in this case, is an ass.

I don't decide which laws are logical or not; which I obey or not. However, it is easy to identify illogical people, as well as their posts.

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1 hour ago, stanleycoin said:

So you need a high a speed bike / Cubic, to over take other vehicles safely.

You don't, but HP certainly helps & a lot more fun :wink:

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1 hour ago, stanleycoin said:

So you need a high a speed bike / Cubic, to over take other vehicles safely.

:cheesy::giggle::cheesy:..

 

yes, i need acceleration even uphill for safe overtaking, doubly so if i travel with a group.

do you have a driving license ?

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Maybe police would be more active if there was a mandatory minimum number of leys say 15 fines a week for each cop to write out..

in mine country mobile phone in hand while driving 10,000 bht.

speed 5 km above limit  2,500 bht no seatbelt 4,000 bht drunk driving 10,000 till 50,000.. going red light 7,000 bht.. serious money for a country

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53 minutes ago, Destiny1990 said:

Maybe police would be more active if there was a mandatory minimum number of leys say 15 fines a week for each cop to write out..

in mine country mobile phone in hand while driving 10,000 bht.

speed 5 km above limit  2,500 bht no seatbelt 4,000 bht drunk driving 10,000 till 50,000.. going red light 7,000 bht.. serious money for a country

Stay in yourne country if that is what you like. 

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26 minutes ago, emptypockets said:

Stay in yourne country if that is what you like. 

I hate fines too but it does make the roads much more safe.

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3 hours ago, Benmart said:

I don't decide which laws are logical or not; which I obey or not. However, it is easy to identify illogical people, as well as their posts.

Neither do I but my comment was about the Thai Police having always implemented laws as they see fit.

Not wearing a helmet outside of town, underage school kids without a motorcycle license getting to school, passengers in a pickup bed are examples that seem to get ignored by police and now this.

Maybe you should take it up with Big Joke and ask him why the BIB are ignoring the law.

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11 hours ago, robblok said:

I don't see why motor bikes can't use flyovers and tunnels.

 

There should be more people on motorbikes less in cars. Pollution wise its better and traffic wise its better too.  

1. there is in this case no emergency lane, if a motorbike breaks down in the tunnel, it creates unsuspected problems. If a car is breaking down you will see it, because its much bigger
2. Motorbikes create much more polution with their primitive engines (lots of them are 2-stroke)  than the fine-tuned and highly optimized car-engine 

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13 minutes ago, tonboy said:

1. there is in this case no emergency lane, if a motorbike breaks down in the tunnel, it creates unsuspected problems. If a car is breaking down you will see it, because its much bigger
2. Motorbikes create much more polution with their primitive engines (lots of them are 2-stroke)  than the fine-tuned and highly optimized car-engine 

the first point is a non-issue, except a bike can be much easier pulled away.

the 2nd would be true if there was any 2-strikes around

these days, but there isnt.

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13 hours ago, stanleycoin said:

Thats funny as all the bikers i see,  have mostly  old men on them doing max speed of  140km,  don't need a big bike to do that, but then again i was never into posing. with leather gear and denim tank tops. :giggle: 

 

 

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What a load of pathetic rot.

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6 hours ago, tonboy said:

1. there is in this case no emergency lane, if a motorbike breaks down in the tunnel, it creates unsuspected problems. If a car is breaking down you will see it, because its much bigger
2. Motorbikes create much more polution with their primitive engines (lots of them are 2-stroke)  than the fine-tuned and highly optimized car-engine 

Funny, I know of no other country that bans motorbikes from tunnels... seems your view is not widely shared.

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17 hours ago, smedly said:

100% agree

 

It is time Thailand modernised its attitude to roads - default should be all roads open to all vehicles with restrictions on motorways for scooters or motorbikes below 600cc

 

a far simpler way of doing things

In many cases the "motorway" is the only route for any vehicle, and they always provide a wide shoulder for motorbikes ( under 600cc ) to use. Try going from lamphun to Lampang without using the "motorway".

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6 hours ago, tonboy said:

1. there is in this case no emergency lane, if a motorbike breaks down in the tunnel, it creates unsuspected problems. If a car is breaking down you will see it, because its much bigger
2. Motorbikes create much more polution with their primitive engines (lots of them are 2-stroke)  than the fine-tuned and highly optimized car-engine 

How long since you were in LOS? 2 stroke m'bikes are hardly seen on Thai roads now, though my ex BIL had one he kept in his house as he had fond memories of it.

A modern m'bike or scooter 4 stroke engine is no more polluting than any other road vehicle on Thai roads.

 

PS. I do remember the good old days when dozens of 2 stroke m'bikes gathered at the red lights on Bangkok streets, and the cloud of exhaust fumes was something to behold when the lights turned green.

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11 hours ago, brokenbone said:

yes, i need acceleration even uphill for safe overtaking, doubly so if i travel with a group.

do you have a driving license ?

Yes i do. been riding bikes for 49 years.

started at 9 years old, racing them at 13. so i have very little experience !!!!!!!!!!! :cheesy:

I can over take cars and bikes on my supper powerful  125 Honda wave with the shopping basket on the front, with ease,   I also go past the big bike boys in the traffic jams, :giggle:

Maybe you need to improve your riding ability or get a smaller bike. 

 

Ps do you make vroom vroom noises at the traffic lights, before waking the throttle open to sprint to the next set of lights or traffic jam 300 yards up the road ? :giggle: :sorry:

Big bikes in Thailand are just for posing on. 

 

 

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