Newbie here and, having had a bit of a look around it seems like you've got the best bike forum in LOS. Congratulations. Whilst only having been here off and on for about 7 years I'm trying to make it permanent and, in the mean time go back and forth to the NT in Aus to keep the wife in the manner to which she thinks she should be accustomed. She's dreaming of course . I've been into bikes most of my life but haven't invested in anything more that Honda 250 Trial since setting up home here. I'm now hoping to pick up a reasonable 750 Africa or the like. We're up near Chiang Kong in the last valley before the Mekong and Laos. It's a nice quiet spot with roads that swoop and curve with brand new tarmac and rattle and shake with lethal pot holes. All good. Anyway, thanks for a good forum.