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Discussion in 'General Discussion / News / Information' started by Dan, May 9, 2003.

  1. Hi guys

    I'm a swedish guy who just came back home from a 6-months trip to Australia and S-E-A. I didn't have that much experience riding motorcycles before I came to Thailand but during the 2,5 months I stayed there I drove almost 5000 km (All on-road) on rented bikes and I enjoyed it so much that I promised my self to be back again around Nov-Dec.

    I'm leaving for Norway next week and then I will go south thru Europe. Call me naive but my plans was to ship my bike from Istanbul to Bangkok, but when I phoned the insurance-company neither of them would insure my bike outside Europe.. and now I feel a bit embarresed that I didn't understand better but now it's to late as I bought a bike yesterday [:)]

    I red on this site that you could get accident/travel-insurance from "Bupa Blue Cross Insurance" but I'm more intressed if you can get a theft-insurance for the bike while staying in Thailand...

    Therefore I wonder if you know any Thai- or worldwide company that offer this insurance for my swedish registred bike?

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  2. Previously before going over the Chiang Mai, I checked in to Motor sai insurance and laws for the rental I'd be using for a couple of weeks.

    From what I found out from all my searches, I was warned by a local in Thai, that there is no motorcycle insurance in Thailand, and if anything happens, I would be paying for all damages upfront on the spot. I was so delighted I only broke the brake lever in half. [;)]

    My own for a motorcycle insurance company (Progressive) in the USA doesn't cover me on rentals I use or if I took my own bike out the USA, even to Canada.

    Ask you insurance carrier if you buy a better policy for your needs. Otherwise, you are at your own risk. Believe me, I really covered all bases before leaving, though I made have missed a link.....Jade
     
  3. Dan
    Good to know that you heading this way for some bike touring.
    Whatever you do DON'T ship your bike to Bangkok and expect to get it cleared.
    I highly recommend you take a look at
    http://www.gt-rider.com/bikes.html#BRINGINGYOUROWNBIKE
    to get the run down on bringing your own bike into Thailand.
    The import thing is to note rule # 1 = DON'T ship your bike to Klong Toey, Bangkok.
    Re comprehensive insurance -that includes theft - I don't believe there is any that you can / will get in Thailand. However, theft of big motorbikes is not a real problem in Thailand, such that it would deter you from coming here with your own bike. Scores of riders do every year, & probably a high proportion of them don’t have their bikes insured against theft.
    Another place to look for info is Horizons Unlimited at
    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/
    in particular
    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/cgi-bi ... /search.pl
    I hope this is a help. Please keep us informed of how you go & don’t forget to look me up when you are in Chiang Mai.

    Davidfl
    Keep the power on
     

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