WELCOME: Important. Read this first!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by DavidFL, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. #1 DavidFL, Nov 25, 2004
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2017
    Gday & Welcome to GT Rider...
    The GT Rider forum exists to complement the Golden Triangle Rider website


    It aims to build up a motorcycle touring community in the Golden Triangle & surrounding region, by sharing info / tips, and Road and Trip reports.


    All Road & Trip reports are welcome – no matter how big or small. Even just a brief summary or outline is ok - anything is better than nothing! Your input will ensure that the aim of the GT Rider board (to build up a motorcycle touring community in the Golden Triangle & surrounding region) works. No matter what, or where, or how far you ride, you are welcome to join & contribute.


    Please share your information and experiences to make it easier for all of us. By putting something back in, the amount of info improves, helping all of us.


    To avoid trivial questions, note that with a little research, all the general info for touring North Thailand / Laos / Vietnam you might need is on the main GT Rider site Home


    Check the GT Rider site out properly to help plan & set up your trip.

    SE Asia Trip Planning

    Thailand Trip Planning


    Trip planner: Laos on paved roads

    Vietnam Trip Planning


    In particular info for

    Bikes is at
    Updated bike & shop info is on this board at
    Chiang Mai: Motorcycle Rental Shop Updates

    To Rent & Book A Bike In Thailand
    and be on the road as soon as you arrive
    Renting Bikes

    To Rent & Take A Thai Bike To Laos
    Laos Bike Rental

    To Rent & Book A Bike in Laos
    Laos Bike Rental

    To Rent A Bike In Vietnam
    Vietnam Bike Rental

    Weather is at
    Southeast Asia Weather

    Traffic & Roads is at
    Traffic & Roads

    Roads & Loops is at
    Day Rides
    Overnight Rides

    Crossing Borders - Thailand - Laos - Vietnam - Cambodia - Myanmar - China - Malaysia is at
    Border Crossings

    Buying A Bike is at
    Buying Bikes

    Registering A Bike is at
    Buying Bikes

    Insuring Your Bike & protecting yourself is at
    Bike Insurance

    Importing a Bike is at
    Motorcycle Import
    but please note: On Importing Your Own Bike. All the advice is don't! It is not worth the time, money or stress. The local Thais don't do it & they speak, read, write the language, understand the culture & system & they know it is NOT worth it = DON'T DO IT. We don't know how to outsmart the system & can't advise you how to. Our advice = buy LOCALLY!

    Where to go is at
    Tour Options

    General Touring Tips is at
    Touring Tips

    Help is at
    Breakdown Help

    Health & Medical Insurance is at
    GT Rider Motorcycle / Health Insurance

    GT Rider Touring Maps are at
    Buy a GT Rider map you'll never need to ask info for distances / road conditions, as you'll have it all in your hot little hands.

    Meeting Up
    Recommended places to meet other riders. X-Centre & The Kafe Pub & Restaurant at 127 Moon Muang Road, 260 metres north of Thapae gate.

    Confused about any of this riding & not sure how to start your bike even?
    Then take a look at this tip below from Charlie’s Ghouse in Pai

    Come and enjoy life and your riding. With the right attitude It's always fun in the incredible Golden Triangle.



    Support GT Rider by purchasing
    1. Maps


    2. Click like on the GT Rider Facebook page.

    Thanks for taking your time to read this & get to know where all the info is.

    Keep the power on.
    David Unkovich.
    The GT Rider.
  2. #2 DavidFL, Apr 4, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2016

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