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On 8/9/2020 at 3:48 PM, colinneil said:
11 hours ago, Grumpy one said:

Who is going to train the Thai trainers? :whistling:

I have been riding 500cc and up for 50 years. France licensed me to moto 1,800 cc no questions asked, with just a USA bike liscence. But some 28 year old kid with merit badges will have to train me after I ride up on my Harley???  Bet yah the kids never cold kick started a 1200cc stroker.

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What about the many big bike riders who have been riding them for years, or even decades?. Again, an ill-thought out idea, with many questions still left unanswered. Another knee-jerk reaction to a pr

Begin with an IQ test, that would filter out quite a few. 

So lets take a look at the Yamaha MT-15, it is only a 155CC bike, yet can do 140 Km/H. Enough torque and 6 speeds to accelerate as fast as a larger bike and yet would not be considered a big bike.  Yo

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Out of all heavy accidents including motorbikes that I have seen, a good 95% were Honda Clicks and the like, especially pimped-up idiot bikes with bicycle wheels and all parts deemed "unnecessary" (including lights) removed by the owner. I ride a 1.300cc bike now and (touch wood) had no accidents here in almost 30 years Thailand, and all the bikers I know and call my friends are driving much more civilised and are a 1.000.000 times more alert and able to ride than those "Wai Loon" jerks who believe that a wheelie performed on a 120cc scooter will open up all pussy available in the world to them... Or how about the half blind moms and pops on their illegal side cars with no lights, brakes, etc... pulling right into moving traffic without looking? Or how about the thousands of scooters without lights at night??? The millions of scooters giving a rat's behind about red lights??? Oh man, really have had it with all those idiotic knee jerk reactions from this so-called "government"... 

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So how do we sort the professional bike riders out from the Thais?

My Australian and UK licenses are notated full bike in other words unrestricted. 

The thai license says bike with a symbol. 

Could be a 50cc .

Would be too simple to front the DLT and have a new endorsement added.

Probably need a new test.

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Extra Questions  for people who ride high powered bikes?  The questions would go like this 1/ What is that you are riding? - A pick-up PASS 2/  Do you have to wear a helmet when riding a bike? - Yes but the cops dont enforce it so i dont PASS 3/ What is the speed limit you suppose to ride at  Flat to the boards PASS  4/ How many people can you have on the bike?  As many as you can fit PASS 5/ Which side of the road do you ride on ? Any side PASS

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Good lord you guys should listen to yourselves?

Professional riders? Oh so foreigners are in the RTP on motorway patrol?

Nobody posting on here was young and stupid?

 Never kick started a 1800cc bike. Who the <deleted> rides a 1800cc bike? Are they used for pulling stumps or for people who have a phallic problem?

What about bikes with less than 400cc that produce more than 35 Kw?

 

..and no one on here is actually responsible for road safety. Just chill and enjoy the sunshine and palm trees.

 

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An average of 66 people a day die on Thailand's roads. That's six football teams wiped out. Every day.

70% of these are motorbike riders. To reduce these world class numbers all categories of motorbike rider need proper instruction, training, testing and licensing. Road Traffic Laws must be enforced. And common causes of accidents, especially overtaking on the inside, must be discouraged through education. 

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2 hours ago, gunderhill said:

Wouldn't  work , they haven't a  clue how a roundabout works.

They would if they were taught but its like everything else the rest of the world can master.

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12 hours ago, soi3eddie said:

Why not start with training any motorbike rider and enforcing existing laws? I saw three teenagers riding on Phaholyothin Road at Ari on Sunday. The insanely loud exhaust drew my attention. Three persons on one bike (150cc at most), speeding fast through heavy traffic and not one of them was wearing a helmet. I was expecting to hear a crash.

3 is that all I saw one of those Honda 125s with 3 adults and 2 kids on it 

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37 minutes ago, wharfdaddy said:

I want to enroll my son in a Motorcycle training safety program. Does anyone know where to find such a thing?

 

Harley Davidson had a good one in my home town in GA 😊

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3 hours ago, gunderhill said:

Wouldn't  work , they haven't a  clue how a roundabout works.

So true. As a Brit I'm well accustomed to roundabouts and we drive on the left too. Roundabouts in Thailand are fraught with danger as some Thais will give way when they have right of way and some will go when they shouldn't. As a result one never knows what to expect. Thankfully there are relatively few roundabouts here. 

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12 hours ago, Cashboy said:

 

Certainly different now, Thailand manufacture:

 

all Honda motorbikes up to and including the 750cc for the world market.

 

about 50% of Triumph motorbikes for the world market.

 

most of the Harley Davidson motorbikes for Asian market

 

Ducati and BMW motorbikes are also assembled in Thailand for the Asian market.

 

I believe that Thailand may well be the largest manufacturer/assembler of motorbikes in the world.

 

India beats it by a country mile

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