It'd be rude not to say G'day, since I've joined and am busy mining your great site for info on a likely motorcycling trip around October/November (which I gather would be OK weatherwise). As for myself - done plenty of backpacking round Asia over the years, and plenty of road riding in Australia. Guess it's finally time to blend the two!! You'll find me hanging out regularly on http://www.svdownunder.com, since I ride a Suzuki SV650S. Seems from research so far they aren't available in Thailand - any chance of a DL650 rental?..or what would be an available equivalent?