New user, NorThai

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by NorThai, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. NorThai

    NorThai Ol'Timer

    Hello.
    I`m a new user, male age 42 from Norway who is very new about driving a motorbike.
    However I love driving around in Thailand in my car, but now I`m would try to do the same whit a bike.

    I have been looking for a cruiser in Khon Kaen, and I set my eyes on a Yamaha 400 Dragstar 2006.
    I was thinking that this will do as a "new beginner" bike, and then later go for a bike with more cc later on.
    Any comment?

    I now that a 400 cc for some of you might seem to be a slow and underpower bike, but as I say before, I`m a new about driver bigger bikes then my Yamaha Fino

    I live about 40 km. south east from Khon Kaen, in a small place called Kosumpisai.
    Sorry for my english writing
     
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  3. Fishenough

    Fishenough Ol'Timer

    Cheers and welcome, from a male 43 year old first generation Norwegian, currently a Canadian living in LOS (and relative newbie). Your english writing seems just fine. GTRider is a very friendly helpful site just chock full of cheerful, jovial gentleman and a few gentlewoman. Wonderful lack of negativity on this forum is a welcome change, even the ribbing (giving a hard time, or grinding your gears so to speak) here is gentle.

    Have you rented any larger bikes, like a Honda Phantom 200, something from the host of 250 dual sports available, or the Kawasaki 250 Ninja for example? Upon arriving you will find your ideal Thailand bike may different than your ideal rides back home, or maybe not. But I do find riding the country side far more enjoyable on a motorbike; coming around a left corner and finding a mini bus passing, oncoming in your lane, isn't as dramatic well riding tight to the inside on two wheels as it would be with four.

    Take your time, slow down and enjoy the journey, giving your self plenty of time to get to know the basics of two wheeled Thailand pleasure.

    Best Regards,
    Kevin
     
  4. Azoulay

    Azoulay Ol'Timer

    Salut Camarade, Welcome to "the Club",

    Happy for you that you want to join, as Fishenough just said every kind of bikes are welcome.

    Issue would be much for you if it's the right choice for the specific usage you want ?

    At present in Thailand, Kawasaki is providing a serie of brand new bikes at a very affordable and reasonable price, personnally if being living around Khon Kaen, I would choose more easily an off road bike, a bit more multipurpose than the Dragstar (which is a very good and relaible bike, as well).

    Just look in the forum at the different posts around that.

    Anyway, welcome !
     
  5. NorThai

    NorThai Ol'Timer

  6. thaicbr

    thaicbr Ol'Timer

    Northai. I notice that your new bike is not plated (no number plate).
    Do you have the number plate and green book (registration) if not do you have the import documents, because without these you will never be able to make the bike legal.
     
  7. NorThai

    NorThai Ol'Timer

    Yes, I have all paper (Invoice) and we will take the bike to Maha Sarakam next week and make the Green Book :wink:
     
  8. nuwatmat

    nuwatmat Ol'Timer

    Yes, I have all paper (Invoice) and we will take the bike to Maha Sarakam next week and make the Green Book :wink:
    Grattis med sykkel.
    Nice to see there are so meny decent norwegians here,hoefully we will meet some day
    Tell me northai,it must be a bit lonely in maha sarakam not meny foreigners there,been there meny times had a piza at the mall last time mostly just driving thru on my way home or to roiet it looks a bit boring,i will be in kon khaen sometime next month,maybe we can have a beer
     
  9. Marco

    Marco Ol'Timer

    [quote quote="nuwatmatNice to see there are so meny decent norwegians here,hoefully we will meet some day
    Nuwamat,,,Where the word "Desent" Norwegian comes??,,,,LOL :wink:

    When are you coming matey? i'm up to CM on 22nd
     
  10. nuwatmat

    nuwatmat Ol'Timer

    ok,half desent :lol:
     
  11. nuwatmat

    nuwatmat Ol'Timer

    Nuwamat,,,Where the word "Desent" Norwegian comes??,,,,LOL :wink:

    When are you coming matey? i'm up to CM on 22nd
    Will land in bkk the 23 start driving to cm the 26,dont go anywhere until im there,just rebooked wo bikes to green ninja,think they are a bit more comfy,it will be interesting to see.
    Why dont you drop in in bkk and we can drive together,wich route are you driving ?
     
  12. Marco

    Marco Ol'Timer

    Nuwamat,,,Where the word "Desent" Norwegian comes??,,,,LOL :wink:

    When are you coming matey? i'm up to CM on 22nd
    Will land in bkk the 23 start driving to cm the 26,dont go anywhere until im there,just rebooked wo bikes to green ninja,think they are a bit more comfy,it will be interesting to see.
    Why dont you drop in in bkk and we can drive together,wich route are you driving ?
    BKK in my Panzar Wagen,,NOOOOOOOOO,, i been there few times and no more if possible,,,
    And im heading to CM for Franz house party, back home then for few days and then start traditional november tour on 5th for few weeks.
     
  13. bard

    bard Ol'Timer

    Welcome NorThai,

    And congrats with the bike, enjoy your new toy.

    Lots of Norwegians on this site (I am one) who lives in LOS with big bikes, even have Fins... It doesn't matter we all have a common interest... Bikes, so everything else is not important...

    GT-Rider is probably the best MC site in LOS, helpful really great people who is real good fun to meet up with when you ride around, and join for rides.

    Right now busy making money so I can spend it on bikes and touring.

    Will do Bang Saen bike week, then TV Charity ride, then Cambodia tour the 23rd of November miiiiiight go Laos and up to Chiang Mai, but not the plan... yet... Might do it just to sit and tell tales, drink beers and show pictures with the guys up there, say hello to Pikey and let him view his old bike to let him see what it's done...

    But hey can fit in some more biking in between, might do a trip to Khon Kaen to meet some GT-Riders and head to Chiang Mai and back again.

    Would be great to meet up for a ride and a laugh...
     
  14. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    Hi Northai,
    Welcome to the board and good to see more guys from my area. Bike looks good. I live in Khon Kaen city and would be very happy to meet up here or come down to you for a coffee and chat about the Isaan biking scene.
    If you would like to drop me an email or pm, I will give you my phone no, not the best to post on these public boards.
     
  15. NorThai

    NorThai Ol'Timer

    Hallo Johngooding :wink:
    A meeting would be great some day, but for the moment I`m very cold sick :x
    Got seek for about 7 days before, and still not feel so much better, but I will PM you as soon as my body works again :wink:

    As you might now, a very new into the biking, so I appreciate your offer Johngooding. :D
     
  16. NorThai

    NorThai Ol'Timer

    Thank`s old freind :wink:
     
  17. NorThai

    NorThai Ol'Timer

  18. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    [quote quote="NorThai
    Hallo Johngooding :wink:
    A meeting would be great some day, but for the moment I`m very cold sick :x
    Got seek for about 7 days before, and still not feel so much better, but I will PM you as soon as my body works again :wink:

    As you might now, a very new into the biking, so I appreciate your offer Johngooding. :D
    Sorry to hear of your trouble with the flu bugs.
    I hope you recover quickly and I look forward to hearing from you when you are OK for a meetup. Cheers, John
     

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