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Old 11-07-2013, 08:38 PM   #4966
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The way I am with rental cars, I would never buy a rental. Lol

I figure he knows how to get new bikes and knows the used market.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #4967
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if you see Wayne Matlock, tell him Barbie says hi
Is Haines the guy "they" call TrailBoss? Do you know mark O'Niel?
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I used to say "one day" a lot. But then I got scared I would wait one day too long. So I am doing it all now
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:59 PM   #4968
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SE Asia

Lalo

If you haven't found it yet, get in contact with these people....the guy who started this organisation (David Unkovich - Aussie) also developed bike trail maps of North Thailand that you can buy.

http://www.gt-rider.com/

Also, the 'walk into Burma from ChiangRai' is a good distance west from ChiangRia (at least an hour by bike) and I very much doubt you can hire anything over the border.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:49 AM   #4969
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Is Haines the guy "they" call TrailBoss? Do you know mark O'Niel?
No, that is Chris and Nancy.
I am not sure if they are still in business.
Chris Haines started the whole Baja tour thing about 25 years ago.
And he has the best equipment, trucks and of course guides
I dont know Mark but i have met Jim.
Baja is a small world and community.You can meet all the drivers and riders prerunning with them. And you can go head to head with them out on the trails during the prerun
So much fun
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:52 AM   #4970
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nice ride.,.,.,
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:54 AM   #4971
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You never know who you will bump in to in Baja while prerunning for the Baja 1000
I have chatted with Robbie Gordon at a traffic light in downtown Ensenada (we were also neighbors)
Mouse McCoy on Diablo dry lake
Malcolm Smith at Mike's Sky Ranch
The Herbst's and Baldwin's out on the trails
Johnny Campbell's dust off his back tire
And here, one of my favorite Baja legends, Walker Evans in San Ignacio

Did I mention I am missing Baja?


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Old 11-08-2013, 11:28 AM   #4972
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Myanmar Rental

I don't have any experience with these guys so I can't speak to its validity, but I've been considering doing a ride around Myanmar and came across this in my research - May be worth checking out:

http://www.mandalaymotorbike.com/
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:49 AM   #4973
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I don't have any experience with these guys so I can't speak to its validity, but I've been considering doing a ride around Myanmar and came across this in my research - May be worth checking out:

http://www.mandalaymotorbike.com/

Thanks, i just sent him an e mail
Looks promising
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:57 AM   #4974
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change in plans

From what i am hearing, it might not be realistic to buy a new honda crf250l in thailand
I hear it can take up to 2 months to get plates
It is only a problem because i plan to leave the country and i think they are going to want to see a plate.
So now i am looking for a used one.
And that is good because it will not only cost less money, but it will make the paperwork transaction easier.
But the bad part is trying to find a good used crf or even a bad used one. There just dont seem to be a lot for sale out there.
I can travel pretty much anywhere to buy the bike. I just need to find a guy that wants to sell one. And time is running out.
God, i dont want to find myself on a Honda Rebel 125 or something silly like that. And if i get stuck on a bike like that, i am not posting any pictures of it
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:10 PM   #4975
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hey Lalo, post a Wanted To Buy ad in the bike classifieds here, might get lucky! it's happened to you before...
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:15 PM   #4976
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Thailand resource

I've also come across these guys in similar research. I doubt they'll have bikes for sale, but for a fee (or maybe not?), I'm sure they'd help facilitate a transaction:

http://www.riderscorner.net/
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #4977
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I was wondering if you'd have trouble with finding a CRF250L, it's a newer model, not a lot of them out there yet. How about just renting an XR? Seems like there are lot of them around for rent, easy to work on if you have problmes. I'm guessing you are familiar with them as well.

I seem to remember reading these guys account on renting a couple in Cambodia that seemed like a good way to do it (Shop called "Grease Monkey" in Phnom Penh not exactly Thailand though).

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...749495&page=22
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:20 PM   #4978
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From what i am hearing, it might not be realistic to buy a new honda crf250l in thailand
I hear it can take up to 2 months to get plates
It is only a problem because i plan to leave the country and i think they are going to want to see a plate.
So now i am looking for a used one.
And that is good because it will not only cost less money, but it will make the paperwork transaction easier.
But the bad part is trying to find a good used crf or even a bad used one. There just dont seem to be a lot for sale out there.
I can travel pretty much anywhere to buy the bike. I just need to find a guy that wants to sell one. And time is running out.
God, i dont want to find myself on a Honda Rebel 125 or something silly like that. And if i get stuck on a bike like that, i am not posting any pictures of it
How do you plan on registering the bike to your name? everywhere i look one needs to be a resident in a country to do that, get an insurance etc...
Am i missing something? it's a point i really like to know, since it's cheaper to do that than to fly a bike half way across de globe :)
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:24 PM   #4979
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www.bangkokpost.com

They have motorcycle classifieds in english from all over Thailand, but they will be mostly road bikes since that is the popular bike, you can keep your eye on it to get an idea of the prices and available
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:44 PM   #4980
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i was doing some gear research and ran across posts from FTB, http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=25340

looks to be a Thai local riding KTMs in gnarly terrain, just what you're looking for!

might be able to help with a bike/info.
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