Passport or Thai ID card needed for Service at Kawasaki Rama 9

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  1. brian_bkk

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    Last Friday before work I rocked up at Rama 9.
    The KLX needs another service after that epic Chiang Mai to Bangkok - The long dirty way down, ride.

    Pull in and the guard said they are closed for Chinese New Year..
    Not wanting to mess around.. I park the bike at the service centre, pass the keys to the guard and take off by motorbike taxi to the office.

    Today I call up to make sure they know what I need doing…

    "Sorry Mr Brian.. We need a copy of your passport.. Thai must show ID card too".
    Luckily I had my passport in the office and took a photo of the ID page and emailed it over.

    This is a new rule as of Jan 1st from Kawasaki.

    Next time I will try and show my licence and see if that will do.. It does at the airport.. so SHOULD suffice for a bike service.

    Cheers
    Brian.
     
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    New laws for tax - every receipt needs some ID or company rego. The government needs your money.
     
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    Your Thai DL has your passport number on it and is legal ID in the Kingdom. Should certainly work for Kawasaki!
     
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    Sounds ridiculous and will check this out around pattaya and ask a few Thais
     
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    brian_bkk Ol'Timer

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    It is true at Rama 9.. Not sure how hard the dealers will enforce this :->
    I know them well at Rama 9. They apologised..
    Couldn't touch my bike until I sent in a copy of my passport

    Cheers
    Brian
     
  6. I just serviced my bike at Real Motor a few weeks ago, they did not ask me for ID.
     

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