Chumphon Bike Week - Part 2

Discussion in 'South Thailand Road Trip Reports' started by tropicaljohno, May 6, 2008.

  1. tropicaljohno

    tropicaljohno Ol'Timer

    From Ranong only about 120 kms to Chumphon.
    The rain was coming down big time, by now, and was glad I had fitted new tyres before leaving Phuket.

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    On arriving into Chumphon, easy enough to find the venue, as there were banners hanging up everywhere.

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    imagine the work that has gone into building this bike.
    The guy in orange t'shirt is the president of Chumphon Superbikers. When I arrived he introduced himself to me, made sure I had some accomodation, if not had quite a few hotel desks represented at the sign in.

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    Now, this is what Pico-Pico should be driving/riding

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    TJ's Honda Wave parked up amongst the big bikes...

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    Joko from K.L. was also there. hard to believe his Africa twin is 15 years
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    Some of the bikes lined up, ready for the ride.

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    Joko with some of the 'locals'. Joko rode up from KL with 8 others, on a variety of bikes ranging from Goldwings to CBR's

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    A couple of GS's from Bangkok

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    Nice looking Versys from KL. Check out the loud pipes underneath..

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    The 'touring Wave' I saw in Ranong. There were about 300 bikes on the ride, we rode about 25 kms to the beach. I was riding along quite happilly keeping up with the pack, when a Farang on this wave overtook me, 2 up, and loaded down with all that touring gear.

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    And if that wasn't bad enough, this little Honda Monkey bike overtook me as well.

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    Joko and TJ, doing a bit of 'Male Bonding'

    This was where the ride ended up, a nice view of the islands. Met up with Rustic Charm here, he had just arrived on his Ducati wit the boys from up north.

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    A neat conversion to change gear by hand

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    Close up of hand gear change

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    The ride back to Chumphon

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    Some really nice restored bikes on the ride..

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    After the ride TJ parks his Wave alongside Joko's Africa Twin.
     
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  3. Dougal

    Dougal Ol'Timer

    Great pics and report TJ. Wish I had gone down there now but was still sulking after my Phuket trip.

    On your first report to Ranong.....is that a bag of rice on the back of the bike?
     
  4. tropicaljohno

    tropicaljohno Ol'Timer

    Actually that is my blow up doll, to keep me company at night !!!!!!!!
     
  5. Marco

    Marco Ol'Timer

    Cool pic TJ,, wondering in what body the "trike" was made of?
     
  6. tropicaljohno

    tropicaljohno Ol'Timer

    Marco, I didn't actually run my hands over the body...... but looking at the curves close up, I would guess it was made of fibeglass
     
  7. Marco

    Marco Ol'Timer

    Hi TJ

    nice so some one have model for it,, did yuo happen to see, what engine it has...

    thai made?
     
  8. tropicaljohno

    tropicaljohno Ol'Timer

    Hi Maco

    There was a clear panel on top of engine cover, a la Ferrari

    Looking in I think it was a boxer type car engine, but couldn't quite see what make
     
  9. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    John, problem still exists, no pitures in your report shown anymore on this website !! Also your avatar is missing. Maybe Ben can check what happened. Cheers, Franz
     
  10. tropicaljohno

    tropicaljohno Ol'Timer

    Hi Franz

    best to get onto Ben, I have just signed on and my avatar and foto's are all there, same same as last time you had the problem.

    When I was in Kwaka's showroom, I signed on their pc to show them my trip report and no foto's displayed same problem as you

    good luck with it

    cheers

    Johno
     
  11. daewoo

    daewoo Ol'Timer

    most of the ones here in Australia always used VW engines, because they were air cooled... I know that some have started using Subaru engines, probably just because they are flat fours, but still mostly they are air cooled VW engines...

    Seems to have car headlights...

    Cheers,
    Daewoo...
     
  12. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    John, many thanks !

    Ben (SEO guy) & Admin. could you check on your PC ? Are there more guys that have the same problem ?? Thanks in advance for your help ! Franz
     
  13. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Strange guys, it's all there on my screen.
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    My guess is it's the default settings on your browser. Pop ups are blocked?
    No other guys seem to be complaining, so is it just your set up?
     
  14. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    Ahhhhhh of course, I'm working on a company server where all pop-ups are blocked. Clear now, many thanks David. Franz
     

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