My dream is to buy a bike in Thailand and ride through south east Asia for 3-6 months. My current job is a contract position which will eventually finish with very little notice. I would like to research this trip so I can be best prepared when this time comes around and act immediately. Basically I would rock up to Thailand, buy a bike and head off with a pre-planned route and most of the research done. I like the CB 500X so it will probably be my weapon of choice. Will need a power outlet and gearsack rack and other mods. I will be going solo and prefer to stick mostly to Tarmac or good quality dirt tracks where possible. Some questions: * How do the border crossings work for each country? * Are some border crossings better than others for this purpose? * What if I enter and exit different crossings? * For registration of the bike in Thailand I believe I need to have a Thailand address. I could use a friends address or perhaps a hostel? * What about bike insurance during the trip? I will have top medical insurance obviously. * Any recommended routes Ideally I will go during the dry season, but things might not turn out that way... Thanks for any tips in advance.