Chiang Mai rental bikes with Prachinburi number plates

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  1. hansdeckers

    hansdeckers Ol'Timer

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    Did anybody else notice that at all the bike rental places the bikes have number plates and most of them have a Prachinburi plate ? Is this coincidence and are this new bikes or just the same bikes they rented before with registration ?
    I know you can ride a bike to every province in Thailand but can you also permanently live in one province and have your bike registered in another ? The cops might ask questions why you did not register your bike in the same province, I know that some bikes registered in another province do not pass the strict check in Chiang Mai.

    Hans
     
  2. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator
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    Correct, many grey imports have been registered in Prachin Buri or Sa Kaew. That's how the contact & system worked at the time. Different strokes for different provinces I guess you could say.
     
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    Two of my bikes are legally registered in BKK and have been that way for about 5+ years. I keep getting them inspected and pay the road tax and insurance in Chiang Mai. No questions asked.

    Another is registered in Rayong. but we won't talk about that one. :wink:
     

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