Death of the fabled Qingqi Chinese bike.....

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  1. rhiekel

    rhiekel Ol'Timer

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    Well it finally happened. After years of trying to kill the bike by beating it to death
    in three different countries, the Thai police have done what I could not do...
    During a traffic stop today, they impounded the bike as of course it did not have
    papers or a license plate. ( did have a fake plate...) . He told me that he would
    release it when I presented a book for it. Guess that will not be happening.....
    So farewell QingQi bike, we had some amazing travels in China, and in Thailand
    on the Missing Link.

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  2. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

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    Oh what a Sad Demise for Such a Devoted Steed! It Served You well and at least it left You with a lot of Memories! RIP Qingqi.
     
  3. KZ25

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    Where do they confiscate "grey" bikes? In Bangkok?

    Usually they want some tea money...

    They threatened me once in BKK to confiscate a bike with invoice only but then offered to let me go for 5,000 baht.

    After a long phone conversation with a Thai friend I got off paying 2,000 baht.
     
  4. rhiekel

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    This was in Pattaya. The bike was not grey market, it was no market.
    I smuggled it across Thai Laos border. So it was no ownership, no registration,
    and no insurance. So the policeman was within his right to seize the bike.
    Things are getting a lot tougher now, before when I got caught I would be fined
    600 baht for " improper" registration........ There is a new sheriff in town, Prayut,
    and it looks like he wants to piss in everyone's boot
     
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    You tried to kill the bike by beating it to death in three different countries? That's amazing!

    Usually that can be achieved by riding a Chinese made bike for a few thousand kilometers. ;)

    How many trouble free miles did you get out of this bike?
     

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