FAQ: S.E. Asia Motorcycling
Frequently asked questions on motorbike riding and touring in S.E. Asian countries.

New Members New

If you are new to these forums, start here first to locate information on posting etc.
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XENFORO Forums Guide

Guide to using the Xenforo Forum system to add Posts / Avatars / Photos / Videos and more.
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GT Rider Products New

Maps / Shirts / Insurance / Goodies from GT Rider
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General Motorcycling Forum
Discussion on all things related to motorcycling that don't fit in Trip Reports etc. This includes Motorcycles for Sale, Events, Technical, Product Reviews, Memorials etc.

GT Rider Mae Hong Son Memorial Ride New

The history of, and trip reports for the GTR MHS Memorial Ride. An annual event for all riders to participate in to honour & pay respect to our departed riding buddies in North Thailand.
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General Discussion / News / Information New

General messages / news / information about motorcycling. Specific "Regional" content is located in individual forums.
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Lanna Independent Classic Motorbike Endeavour

Trip reports from the LICME Club in Thailand.
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Motorcycle Buy & Sell - S.E. Asia New

Motorbikes & accessories and riding gear for sale / wanted to buy in S.E. Asia.
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Festivals, Events & Markets - S.E. Asia New

Festivals, Markets, Cultural Events, Bike Weeks and organised rides across S.E. Asia. The cultural activities provide a wonderful opportunity to mingle with the locals as they go about their lives.
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In Memorium

Remembering the GT-Riders who have gone on ahead...
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Technical & Motorcycle Services New

Questions & Answers / Tips / Maintenance / Spare Parts / Service Providers / Tyres / Modifications for your motorbike in Thailand / Laos / Cambodia / Vietnam.
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Product Reviews New

Reviews of motorcycling-related products, accessories, safety equipment etc.
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Book, Movie, DVD CD Reviews

Media reviews on miscellaneous topics relating to motorcycling, touring, travel, culture, language and history in S.E. Asia.
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Motorcycle Safely in S.E. Asia

Advice for motorcyclists new to S.E. Asia. Group riding issues, local variables, tyre choices, road surfaces. Roadcraft: cornering, staying safe at higher speeds- Safety tips, equipment & apparel
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Motorcycling Videos & Motorcycles of Yesteryear
Motorcycle touring videos across S.E. Asia and other parts of the world, plus videos and articles about great motorbikes of the past.

Thailand Motorcycling Videos

Motorcycle Videos in Thailand
A selection of motorcycle touring videos from across Thailand, showcasing the tracks, roads and highways to be enjoyed in the Land of Smiles.
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Southeast Asia Motorcycling Videos

South East Asia Motorcycle Videos
S.E. Asian motorcycle touring video forum, highlighting the stunning landscapes and terrain traversed by extraordinary trails, roads and highways throughout the region.
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Other / Global Motorcycling Videos

Motorcycle videos around the world
This video forum houses video clips from countries outside the S.E.Asian region, provided by GT-Riders around the world.
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Motorcycle History & Top Bikes - Videos & Articles

Motorcycle History, Video & Articles
Motorcycling history is filled with invention and vision, some "modern" bikes have features from motorbikes that were produced almost a century ago... Nostalgia drives the "retro" bikes growing popularity across the motorcycling world...
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Northern Thailand Motorcycle Touring Forums
Northern Thailand motorbike touring forums - the core of the original GT-Rider site, covering the Golden Triangle, Mae Hong Son Loop, and the provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao and Nan.

Touring Northern Thailand - Trip Reports Forum New

Road & Trip Report forum for the north provinces of Thailand. Chiang Dao, The Golden Triangle, Doi Mae Salong, Mae Sai, Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen, Chiang Khong, Phayao and the legendary Route 1148 to Nan.
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GT Rider Dinners New

Information & Reports for GT Rider Dinners around North Thailand.
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Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum New

Any messages / news about motorcycling in Northern Thailand: Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, Doi Mae Salong, Fang...
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Chiang Mai ToyRide

News / Events / Information / Reports about the Chiang Mai ToyRide
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Isaan (N.E. Thailand) Motorcycling Forums
Motorcyling forums for the north-eastern provinces of Kalasin, Loei, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Nongbua Lamphu, Nong Khai, Sakon Nakhon and Udon Thani, Thailand.

N.E. Thailand Motorcycle Trip Report Forums New

Motorcycling Trip Reports from the North Eastern provinces of Thailand, including Kalasin, Loei, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Nongbua Lamphu, Nong Khai, Sakon Nakhon and Udon Thani.
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North-East Thailand - General Discussion Forum

Any messages / news about motorcycling in North-East Thailand: Loei, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Nong Khai...
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Eastern Thailand Motorcycle Forums
General information and motorbike trip report forums from the provinces of Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Prachinburi, Rayong, Sa Kaeo and Trat in the Eastern Thailand region.

Eastern Thailand Motorcycle Trip Report Forum

Road & Trip Report forum for the Eastern Thailand provinces of Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Prachinburi, Rayong, Sa Kaeo and Trat.
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Eastern Thailand - General Discussion Forum

Any messages / news about motorcycling in Eastern Thailand - Pattaya / Rayong / Chantaburi / Sa Kaew / Aranyaprathet..
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Phuket / South Thailand Motorcycling Touring Forum
Motorcycle touring forum for the southern region of Thailand, including the provinces of Chumphon, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phang Nga, Phatthalung, Phuket, Ranong, Satun, Songkhla, Surat Thani, Trang and Yala.

South Thailand Motorbike Trip Reports Forum

Road & Trip Reports From Phuket / South Thailand - the provinces of Chumphon, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phang Nga, Phatthalung, Phuket, Ranong, Satun, Songkhla, Surat Thani, Trang and Yala.
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Phuket / South Thailand - General Discussion

Any messages / news about motorcycling in Phuket / South Thailand
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Central Thailand Motorbiking Forums
Motorbike forums for the central Thaland regions, incluing the provinces of Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon. Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Chainat, Lopburi, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi and Sing Buri.

Central Thailand Road Trip Reports

Motorcycling Road and Trip Report Forum for Central Thailand... The Great Buddha of Thailand, Lop Buri, Sukhothai and Ayutthaya Historic Parks, Phra Nakhon Pathom, Phitsanulok, Uttaradit and more...
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Central Thailand - General Discussion

Any messages / news about motorcycling in Central Thailand: Bangkok, Phitsanulok, Lop Buri, Petchabun, Ayutthaya and Sukhothai...
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Western Thailand Biking Forums
Biking forums for the western region of Thailand, including the provinces of Kanchanaburi, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ratchaburi and Tak.

Western Thailand - Motorbiking Trip Report Forums

Motorbiking road and trip report forums for the provinces of Western Thailand, including Biking forums for the western region of Thailand, including sites such as the Bridge of the River Kwai, Hellfire Pass, Three Pagodas Pass and the Death Railway etc.
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Western Thailand - General Discussion Forum

Any messages / news about motorcycling in Central Thailand: Kanchanaburi, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ratchaburi, Tak..
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Laos Motorcycle Touring Forums
The Laos motorcycle touring forums contain a wealth of information on the major sites of interest, provinces and regions of Laos. There is also extensive trip planning information available...

Laos Road Trip Reports New

Road and Trip Report Forums For Laos, covering Vieng Xai caves, Vientiane, Pha That Luang, Plain of Jars, Si Phan Don, Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang...
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Laos - General Discussion Forum New

Any messages / news about motorcycling Laos
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Cambodia Motorcycling Forums
If you plan to explore Cambodia by motorcycle, then the Trip Reports in our Cambodian Motorcycling Forums is bound to be of interest to you. Covering Phnom Penh, Battambang and the northwest, Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor, Eastern Cambodia, Sihanoukville and the south.

Cambodia Motorcycle Trip Report Forums New

Motorcycle Road & Trip Report Forum From Cambodia include info on Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Tonlé Sap, Silver Pagoda, Angkor Wat, Koh Ker, Bokor Hill Station and Preah Vihear.
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Cambodia - General Discussion Forum

Any messages / news about motorcycling in Cambodia
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Vietnam Motorcyclists Forums
Our Vietnam motorcycle touring forums are full of illustrated adventures throughout Vietnam. From stunning beaches long the southern highways to the rugged mountain roads that parallel the Chinese border in the north of Vietnam. Regions covered include the Southeast, Red River Delta, Mekong River Delta, Northeast, Northwest, North Central Coast, South Central Coast and the Central Highlands.

Vietnam - Motorcycle Trip Report Forums

Road & Trip Report Forums for Vietnam, covering Ha Long Bay, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hoi An Ancient Town, Cu Chi Tunnels, My Son Hindu Sanctuary, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and the Sand Dunes of Mui Ne...
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Vietnam - General Discussion Forum New

Any messages / news about motorcycling in Vietnam
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Malaysia Motorcycling Forums
Malaysian Motorcycling forums cover the states of Penang, Selangor, Johor, Sabah, Sarawak, Malacca, Perak, Kedah, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan and Perlis.

Malaysia - Motorcycle Road Trip Reports Forum

Road & Trip Report Forums from Malaysia, with diverse locations such as Gunung Gading National Park, Manukan Island, Kek Lok Si Temple at Penang, Batu Caves near Kuala Lumpur, North Borneo Railway, Redang Island, Sarawak Cultural Village, the Cameron Highlands and much more...
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GT Rider Recommended Spots - Malaysia

- Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Sarawak, Selangor, Terengganu, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Sabah
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Myanmar Motorcycling Forums

Myanmar (Burma) Motorcycling Forums include coverage of the Shan, Kachin, Rakhin, Kayin, Chin, Kayah and Mon States and the divisions of Sagaing, Bago, Magway, Mandalay, Ayeyarwady, Yangon and Tanintharyi.

Myanmar - Motorcycle Trip Report Forums

Road & Trip Reports for Myanmar (Burma) including highlights such as Yangon, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Pindaya, Bagan, Popaya, Phoe Win Taung and Monywa...
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Myanmar General Discussion Forum

Any messages / news about motorcycling in Myanmar: Yangon, Mandalay , Naypyidaw, Mawlamyaing , Bago, Pathein, Monywa, Meiktila, Sittwe, Mergui, Taunggyi
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Philippines Road Trip Reports

Tips plus road & trip reports from the Philippines
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Philippines - General Discussion

Any messages / news about motorcycling Philippines
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Global Trip Reports

Other S.E. Asia Destinations / USA / EU / AU / NZ etc - Regional Trip Reports
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Golden Oldies New

GT Rider photos from "yesteryear" touring Thailand / the region.
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Colins Thailand Honda Wave Tour

How's it's done on a Honda Wave / Dream
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Motorcyles Forums - By Manufacturer
These days, many of the world's leading motorcycle manufacturers have either factories and/or a retail sales presence in Thailand. That includes; BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph etc. Most have showrooms in Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

Kawasaki Big Bikes Thailand

News & Info from / for / about Kawasaki Big Bikes in Thailand
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Yamaha Big Bike Riders Club New

News & Info from / for / about Yamaha Big Bikes in Thailand
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BMW Bikes In Thailand

News & Info from / for / about BMW Bikes in Thailand
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BritBike Triumph Thailand

News & Info from / for / about Triumph bikes in Thailand
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Tiger / Sachs Motorcycles in Thailand

News & Info about Tiger / Sachs Motorcycles in Thailand
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KTM Motorcycles Thailand

News & Info from / for / about KTM Big Bikes in Thailand
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Ducati Motorcycles in Thailand

Ducati Motorcycles in Thailand
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Suzuki Big Bikes Thailand

News & Info from / for / about Suzuki Big Bikes in Thailand
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Harley Davidson Motorcycles - Thailand

News & Info from / for / about Harley Davidson motorcycles in Thailand & S.E. Asia.
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Honda Big Bikes Thailand

News & Info from / for / about Honda Big Bikes in Thailand
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Lifan Motorcycles

News & Info from / for / about Lifan Motorcycles in Thailand
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Royal Enfield Motorcycles in Thailand

News & Info from / for / about Royal Enfield Motorbikes in Thailand
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Husqvarna Motorcycles Thailand

News & Info from / for / about Husqvarna Motorcycles in Thailand
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4WD - Any message here

Any messages / news / info about 4WDs & 4WD - Four Wheel Touring in the region
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4WD Road Trip Reports

4WD - Four Wheel Road & Trip Reports for the region
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Mountain Biking - Any message

Any messages / news about mountain biking in Thailand / Laos / Cambodia
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Mountain Biking - Road Trip Reports

Mountain Biking Road & Trip Reports in Thailand / Laos / Cambodia
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GPS Use, Tracks & Maps Discussion New

GPS info: Questions / facts / tips / buy / sell, plus GPS Tracks shared by GT-Rider members.
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Departure for Luang Prabang is delayed until mid-next week = 5 / 6 March.
Preparing to head to Laos & Luang Prabang for the first time in 6 years, when I got hit by a 22-wheel Chinese container truck.
Sick for 3 weeks with a head cold & flu, picked up on the first day of Hmong New Year! Hopefully recovered in the next 48 hours & back on the road.
Hi all
Just back from a new try to cross to lao via puh doo, still it don't work on Lao side as there's no facility for visa on arrival
-as David experienced lately-
... Anyway, it was a bit ment as a cb500x touring Uttaradit & Nan. And I can tell you-
The ever wonderful road from Bo bia to Sali, nr "1243" is newly paved. (compared to 2019)
A great speed road, wonderful views, no traffic, quite new paved
Sandy
We reopened our restaurant (Mon and Kurt's) in Chiang Dao, a few blocks from our old restaurant. Bungalow, camping, hot showers. GPS coordinates: 19°23'32"N 98°58'03"E Note: Phone before coming. (099-579-7392) We are both riders, too and are often not home. We do mostly take-out and delivery. Meals at our place will have to be pre-ordered by phone, to ensure fresh ingredients and great taste!