HELP !! Bike hire in bangkok

Pete

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Hi there
I am looking for the address/contact details of a good place to hire a bike in Bangkok, can any one help please ??[^]Not a proper bike like a harley, any bike will do !!
 

MBT

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Proper bike and Harley shouldn't go into the same sentence Pete! God am I going to get a load of hairy arsed harley riders on my case now?
 

Pete

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Is there any one who has quality machine ?? I have to try something new !! Try the bad to appreciate the best !! and harley is there !!
 

Pete

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cheers for that, will try other means !! may have to do an organised trip !! or ????
 

monsterman

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All sorts of bike available for rent in Pattaya , HDs, R1, R6, Fireblades , Jap cruisers , toures, off roaders etc etc, some are good bike , many are not, but there are dozens to choose from.

jerry
 

Pete

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great !! i will make my way down there !! thanks for that jerry,you seem to be in the know,if i want to do the coast for a 3-4 days, which type of bike ? I have only beeen to BKK and Udon Thani, having seen the roads, may be a ???

Pete
 

monsterman

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quote:

Originally posted by Pete

great !! i will make my way down there !! thanks for that jerry,you seem to be in the know,if i want to do the coast for a 3-4 days, which type of bike ? I have only beeen to BKK and Udon Thani, having seen the roads, may be a ???

Pete








Probably some kind of big jap traily or cruiser 400-600cc would be fine,
you need to inspect the bike vary carefully, some are well maintained , others are dodgy.The roads around here and down to Trat , KoChang are fine. Bring a decent helmet,

Jerry
 

penetrator

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I'll 2nd what Jerry says, there is a huge availability of bikes to hire here in Pattaya but a lot of the hirers stipulate in the contract you sign that you cannot go more than 50km from Pattaya. That is the case with the CRM250 I'm hiring right now, I wouldn't want to take it much further than 50km anyway and the furthest I've been on it is to Rayong which is about 50km as the crow flies. I've said to the lady I hired it from that I may wish to swap bikes to something more suitable for long journeys for a few days to go Hua Hin or maybe Koh Chang and she said fine and didn't have a problem with that but then I've built up a degree of trust with her.

So you have a choice, either you dont tell them your going further than 50km and hope for the best or you be honest and hope you can come to an arrangement - money speaks volumes here so I dont think you should have a problem.

The lady I rent from who based on my own experience I would recommend to anybody is called Porn and she is based at a small beer bar on Beach Rd between Sois 8 and 9 just before you get to the Police station, she is the only renter in town I have found who has Trail/Enduro bikes but she also rents things like Honda CB400 Fours which would be perfect for a few days touring I'd say, she has at least 1 Honda TransAlp aswell which would be ideal and a couple of XT400's. PM me if you want her phone number.
 

Pete

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thanks, it looks like pattaya then !! i think i would try the honest approach !! if you have a contact number that would be great !! thanks for your help !!
 

tropicaljohno

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If you intended going south, they hire Harleys here on Phuket, you could get a bus/plane down and do the riding around Southern Thailand, at least no too much traffic that way.

www.ridethailand.com is Sumon's shop. He organises Phuket Bike Week, also has a Thai motorbike magazine, Ride Thailand which is in English and Thai

Cheers

John
Phuket

(Currently freezing my balls of in the far North - and we forgot to pack the electric blanket)
 

howwwyyy

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freezin?how far nth!thought all areas were fairly warm!chang mai etc-warm this time year?or ru high up
 

monsterman

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unusually cool in Thailand at the moment Pattaya was ony 27c about 75f today and was 19c 66f last night Chiang rai was as low as 110c 54 f and low at night even a little frost in the high hills.
Factor in the wind at its even cooler.
jerry
 

tropicaljohno

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Tonite I am in Chiang Rai, its nice and sunny during the day, but just got back from local resturant the locals sitting round a fire trying to keep warm, suppose I have been spoilt living in Southern Thailand for 7 years, had to put socks on to keep my little tootsies warm, before only ever put socks on when motor bike boots were accompanying them.

great weather during the day for riding, est to pull into a guest house before dark and make sure the place has a HOT SHOWER

Bbbbbrrrrrrrr
Johno