Hi Guys & Girls, Just wanted to say a quick hello and introduce myself, name is Jamie i'm a 36y/o guy from Sydney Australia. I've been planning a trip to South East Asia for the past 12 months and am now only a couple of months away. Have been browsing these forums for a while now and have found some great info and tips but still have a few questions i'm hoping to pick some of your brains for. Basically the plan is to fly in to Bangkok with my bike and ride up to the North and spend a few weeks riding around, cross over to Laos for a few weeks, then i'd like to spend a few weeks in Vietnam ( Not sure how that's going to work ) , then across the top of Cambodia, down South of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, East Timor then back to Australia. I've given myself a rough estimate of 3 months to complete the trip but who knows what will happen The bike i'm going to be riding is a 2007 XR400M (Supermoto version) which has now had quite a bit of work done to prepare it for the adventure. The thinking behind the XR400 was that it's a pretty simple bike and it's nice and light for the off road stuff. One concern i have which i'd like your thoughts on is overheating in the hot Asian climate. The motard version of the XR doesn't come with an oil cooler standard and am thinking of installing one myself but it's quite a bit of work and am wondering if it's really necessary..? Also wanted to ask how easy it is to buy a decent helmet in Thailand, I've found the helmet i want http://www.shark-evoline.com/ it's a flip front where the front actually goes right over the top and slots in at the back. I believe Shark is a European brand but i noticed the other day they're manufactured in Thailand and thought i might be able to pick one up cheaper over there ( $799 in Australia ). Anyway i'll leave it there for now, have loads more questions i'm hoping you guys can help me with but just wanted to say a quick hello and thank you all for all the great info and tips on the site. Cheers, Jamie.