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SilentSal

Transporting motorcycle?

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Hello everyone,

 

I'm planning on buying a 600cc motorcycle in Nakhon Ratchasima and moving it to Pattaya.

 

Does anybody know any cost effective ways to do this? How did you guys do this?

 

I've heard using the post office or the train but i'm quite skeptical. Should i just rent a pick-up truck and take it like that? (although i don't want to have to go back to Nakhon Ratchasima to return the truck..)

 

Thanks.

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No issues with the Posts Office, I would think thats the best and most cost effective way, go talk with them first, is my suggestion.

 

MOVING this to motorcycle forum for better knowledge and experience.

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A motorcycle has 2 wheels and an engine. So, why not drive it? I's only 340 kilometers!

 

A 600 cc bike should have no problem with that. If you think you, or the bike are not up to this, why buy it in the first place?

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I'll come and ride for you for free!

 

Just pay me my return travel costs. 🙂

 

 

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There is rumour and gossip that the PO do not handle bikes of 250cc or over anymore.

I cannot vouch for the authenticity of this, but i've done lightweight bikes in the past via the PO.

 

But i also suggest as another poster said,  just ride the thing there....

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31 minutes ago, Bullie said:

A motorcycle has 2 wheels and an engine. So, why not drive it? I's only 340 kilometers!

 

A 600 cc bike should have no problem with that. If you think you, or the bike are not up to this, why buy it in the first place?

The reason i didn't think of driving it myself is because i thought motorbikes/big bikes aren't allowed on highways? i would have to use a GPS and i'm kind of new to living here so i don't know about all of the rules yet.

 

 

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This is interesting, at some point in the future I would like to take my Motorcycle up to Chiang Mai (from Bangkok) for a bit of a road trip (long weekend sort of thing) up there... but I really don't want to be bothered with having to ride up there. 

 

The train used to be an option, but they now have a limitation of <150cc. 

 

Perhaps post is the option...

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26 minutes ago, SilentSal said:

The reason i didn't think of driving it myself is because i thought motorbikes/big bikes aren't allowed on highways? i would have to use a GPS and i'm kind of new to living here so i don't know about all of the rules yet.

 

 

Big bikes are alowed on highways,i have ridden my old 400cc all over the country,but any bike are not alowed on toll roads,enjoy the ride,,,

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27 minutes ago, SilentSal said:

The reason i didn't think of driving it myself is because i thought motorbikes/big bikes aren't allowed on highways? i would have to use a GPS and i'm kind of new to living here so i don't know about all of the rules yet.

 

 

Hi fella, bikes are fine on Highways not Motorways.

Think a one-way truck hire from Korat is hard to do. If you are in Pattaya then hire from there.

If you ride from Korat there are some good roads for bikes most of the way, just do not go via Bangkok.

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Jeez.

Call me old fashioned but....

There's some guys on this thread as bad as those Harley guys in the States that trailer the bikes 30-50 miles shy of Sturgis, and then ride in all cool and macho....

Embarrassing.

RIDE IT !

48 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

This is interesting, at some point in the future I would like to take my Motorcycle up to Chiang Mai (from Bangkok) for a bit of a road trip (long weekend sort of thing) up there... but I really don't want to be bothered with having to ride up there. 

 ? ? ? ? ? ?

Best sell it then.

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You can hire a bike in Chaingmai no need to ride one all the way there and back.

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If the post office won't transport it then maybe "Kerry" can ?

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1 hour ago, Moonlover said:

I'll come and ride for you for free!

 

Just pay me my return travel costs. 🙂

 

 

I would also offer to do this.

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1 hour ago, SilentSal said:

The reason i didn't think of driving it myself is because i thought motorbikes/big bikes aren't allowed on highways? i would have to use a GPS and i'm kind of new to living here so i don't know about all of the rules yet.

 

 

Best way to learn about a country is to get out there and explore. So, you get lost a few times. GPS will help you out I'm sure. And you may have some great adventures on the way.

 

Call yourself a biker? Stop being a Nancy and get there. 🙂

 

 

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If the OP is familiar with and in Pattaya, he should hit some of the big bike shops on Soi Batman and ask for help.

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