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honda steed 400cc or suzuki intruder 1400cc custom chopper ?

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Ok from that pic of the book it seems to check out.

Being a black 94 model 1400cc bike registered in Chonburi, I read it as cylinders = 4 ?.... I am probably wrong though.

Can you get a pic of the front outer cover. and also page 18.

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UPDATE .......the pics of green book have been attatched here please have a look. thai owner, he makes these bikes. please let me know your thoughts. and surely i can do a bit of travelling on these bikes ? i mean say from pattaya to hau hin twice per week 3 times a year ,maybe ?

what do you think. it is a beauty and i think if this green book is genuine etc then how could i not sell on again in a couple of years if i do not get my use out of it .

thanks

and did you compare the chassis and engine numbers if they are the same ones on bike?

book might be from another bike, common here.

and going to hua hin with it from pattaya two times a week with it? of course possible but with some effort!

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UPDATE .......the pics of green book have been attatched here please have a look. thai owner, he makes these bikes. please let me know your thoughts. and surely i can do a bit of travelling on these bikes ? i mean say from pattaya to hau hin twice per week 3 times a year ,maybe ?

what do you think. it is a beauty and i think if this green book is genuine etc then how could i not sell on again in a couple of years if i do not get my use out of it .

thanks

and did you compare the chassis and engine numbers if they are the same ones on bike?

book might be from another bike, common here.

He has already said he aint here, Iam sure due diligence will happen before cash handover at the LTD when book is signed over into his name.

The fact the book is a Chonburi one is encouraging.

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OP how old are you?

Sent from one of my mobiles, whatever mobile it is.

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Does that number plate look kosher to you guys or is it just cut down???

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seller has sent me more pics of green book, see attatchments below. ok as i say i love the look of this bike, i have allways wanted something like this, yes i want to travel about and want to travel about on something nice, its all about the look of this bike i do not find superbikes in the least bit interesting. so say from pattaya to isaan and around different cities and towns everyday you guys think that this is the wrong thing for me ? of course i am open to critisism i know absolutely nothing of bikes. seems to me your just saying its a head turner / city cruiser and thats about it ?

i would love a vulcan but cannot go to that high end price for a decent one.

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Frankly, you're nuts to consider buying it until you or someone you know has checked it out. The 240 conversion can screw up the handling aspect of the bike (it will be OK for short trips, but for cruising at any sort of distance it can be a problem as it will probably pull to the drivetrain side as the offset messes up the balance). I can see buying a clean stock bike sight-unseen (though there are still inherent risks) but buying a highly-modified bike without anything but the seller's word is too risky. Yes, it might be a great, perfect bike, but I wouldn't bet my money on it.

I'm also wondering why- if it's such a good deal- it hasn't been snapped up locally.

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Frankly, you're nuts to consider buying it until you or someone you know has checked it out. The 240 conversion can screw up the handling aspect of the bike (it will be OK for short trips, but for cruising at any sort of distance it can be a problem as it will probably pull to the drivetrain side as the offset messes up the balance). I can see buying a clean stock bike sight-unseen (though there are still inherent risks) but buying a highly-modified bike without anything but the seller's word is too risky. Yes, it might be a great, perfect bike, but I wouldn't bet my money on it.

I'm also wondering why- if it's such a good deal- it hasn't been snapped up locally.

Good advice here for bikes or partners in Thailand.

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well, buying a bike before seeing it close or before test riding is anyway a mistake IMO.

Just come here first, see the bike, ride it and decide if you like it and if it is OK for long roads and go to DLT after and if you can get it into your name, most probably it should be OK legally.

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UPDATE .......the pics of green book have been attatched here please have a look. thai owner, he makes these bikes. please let me know your thoughts. and surely i can do a bit of travelling on these bikes ? i mean say from pattaya to hau hin twice per week 3 times a year ,maybe ?

what do you think. it is a beauty and i think if this green book is genuine etc then how could i not sell on again in a couple of years if i do not get my use out of it .

thanks

and did you compare the chassis and engine numbers if they are the same ones on bike?

book might be from another bike, common here.

He has already said he aint here, Iam sure due diligence will happen before cash handover at the LTD when book is signed over into his name.

The fact the book is a Chonburi one is encouraging.

he can still ask the owner photos of chassis and engine number.

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Looking at the rest of the book I would say it is not 100%.

There is the thing with the 4 cylinders and the front of the book lists the numberplate as 802, not to mention the pencil on the bottom looks to have been erased and written over.

If I were to buy this I would not hand over any cash until the book has been updated to my name. If it is dodgy they will be apprehensive (Land Trans Dept) to do this.

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hahaaa some very good advice , thankyou. i will not buy this bike now as most of you who are in the know have advised me against it. ive weighed up my options, this one seems dodgy and im not about to lose 250k through my own impatience and stupidity. better to wait untill i get to thailand then have a look around with my own eyes.

thanks

A small suggestion if I may.

Try to decide what you really want and then a couple of weeks before you come over either reopen this thread or open a new one telling guys what you would like to buy, model, engine size etc and make a short list of perhaps 3 bikes and then ask the guys on the motorbike thread what you need and your price range and they may be able to help you out. Most big bikes are found around the cities and I cannot help you there as I live in a very small moo ban in rural Thailand and all I would be able to do is what the other guys can do better.

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