Sirichai is one of the official Yamaha big guns in Thailand, & is a great guy. He was on the Charoen Motor Yamaha Big Bike Charity ride to Doi Inthanon, and is also very interested in feedback from GT Riders on what bikes to sell in Thailand.
Don't hesitate to drop him a line, telling him what bikes you'd like to see in Thailand, & that you're a GT Rider in the process.
Another positive action from Charoenmotors & Yamaha Thailand: I'm waiting for the 2 sidecases (imported to Yamaha Bangkok so I was informed by Khun Eakkachai) and my numberplate for the FJR (CNX plate), told them it's very tight but would appreciate if I get everything before Songkran. Well, another Sales guy from CNX, Khun Jo will bring it personally to my house at the Eastern Seaboard tomorrow during the day. He's on a Songkran trip with his G/F and offerd to pick up the stuff in CNX and Bangkok for delivery straight into my hands. What a difference service makes with just the right employees !!!!!! Happy Songkran to you all !! Franz
Got my 2 Yamaha cases and number plate delivered yesterday to Khon Kaen.
Cases seem good quality and easy to fit, except cannot fit locks as have special tamper proof screws. Home Pro has no key for them, so probably have to wait until Yamaha open again on 17th, when I will be up in Chiang Mai. Not too sure Chareon will have the key, interested to hear how you get on fitting yours.
Hi John, was a pleasure to meet you in CNX !! Jo, the sales guy from Charoenmotors fitted both cases and numberplate on my bike on 12th when he passed by on the way to Koh Samet for personal holidays. I didn't have the small TORX key but I got one already here at a local tools shop. Jo also insisted in securing the screws with LOCTITE screw fastener.
Rubbers for case fixing you can glue with superglue. The service I experienced in this short time by Charoenmotors is a very high benchmark for all other suppliers; can't imagine that any other company will be up to the task shortly........cheers, Franz
Thanks for the info Franz,
Good to meet up with you too, and later put faces to more of the names on the GT board. I agree entirely with you about the service from Chareon, they have a great attitude. I will try and make it up there for my next service.
I have the key and the boxes and locks fitted, but did not use loctite, I will attend to that, best to play safe.
Look forward to meeting up at some time in the future
All the best, John
Don't mean to be pesemistic but has anyone gotten an e-mail response from this guy. I have sent him three emails over the past few months trying to find out if he can import a dragstar 1100 for me and what he believes the price would be?
Interesting doesn't think he can get a Road Star but can get a warrior. Really like the Road Star better. but we are not down to be brass tacks yet. Interestingly enough he said he couldn't guarentee me a plate but we were talking about 70K baht for that so I was left with the impression, the book might be available but at a higher cost.
He couldn't give me a price but using a 40% mark up and the cost of the plate at a 100K, whcih he though might be a fairly good ball park fu igure looking at 633,000 baht. But that was using the suggested retail figure, so it could be less. I doubt they pay retial for the bikes.
But no ones written any contracts or laid money on the table yet, so theory at the moment. He did suggest ordering towards the end of the year. But at least I'm confident that they can get some type of cruiser model with an advance order.
Thanks Dougal I will check that out, not familair with the bike. Plaese remebre waht I psoted was from a casual conversation on the phone, so be brass tacks may be very different. I really like the 1100CC Dragstar howevre I want somethign wih fuel injection next time. So that in the Yamaha line means the 1500 CC model.
Tried that one we will see waht happens, I think had I physically been there things would have went much differently. I looked at warrior I really didn't like it probably a good in between bike but I want a cruiser. Thanks Dave
Hi Red Fred,
Ray23 is from Udon and there are many others as well, regular rides and trips to bike meets and festivals. you will find reports in the North Eastern section
I am from Khon Kaen, and use Khorat for my servicing, Khun Noi has been very helpful. Good luck with your new bike