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  1. Unfortunately, the Texas form is specific. I'm heading back to Texas in a couple of weeks and will be dropping by their office to point out the error of their ways ... as if it will do any good. LOL David
  2. Actually we are lucky with the SSA letter. We sign and date it under penalty of perjury and mail it back. I get a pension from the state of Texas and every year they send out a similar "are you alive" letter. The difference is that it has to be acknowledged by the US consulate. That obviously entails having to set up an appointment, go to the consulate, and, of, course, pay them the US$50 for their stamp. I definitely have no complaints about the SSA letter. David Sent from my SM-T719Y using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. Yep, if it wasn't for these yearly missives from SSA, I would never know when summer arrived. David
  4. Genericnic

    Local source for replacement SSD HD for laptop

    Can you get OWC products here in CM/Thailand? If not, I am headed to the US in about 2 weeks and can do it there but would be nice to get what I need before then. Thanks David
  5. Amazingly poor excuse. I personally think the Thai police are perfectly competent to kick someone in the face without assistance from a taxi driver. David
  6. Reading, online classes, riding around Thailand on my motorcycle, photography, travel, eating. Generally have more things to do than I have time to do them. Haven't been to a bar in the 7 years I have been here. David Sent from my SM-T825Y using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Motorcycle seat recover

    He has moved out on Charoen Muang Road. Not sure of the exact place but I seem to remember it is past the train station. Found the location information on GT-Riders. Here is the Google Maps link. Also, here is the map the owner made. David
  8. To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer. David
  9. Genericnic

    Motorbike map Bangkok in and out?

    About 3 weeks ago, I rode down to Bangkok from Chiang Mai using routes created on both Google Maps and a Garmin GPS with the most recent ESRI Thailand specific map. Everything was fine until I got to the northern edge of Bangkok. Both devices tried to route me on to roads that don't allow motorcycles such as Rama 9 and a toll road. Seems that they have no function for motorcycle routing and treat everything as a car. You can skip the toll roads by telling it to avoid them but there is no function I have found that avoids the roads that prohibit motorcycles. Good luck David Sent from my SM-T719Y using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. She doesn't know how lucky she is. Back in the day when I practiced law, I had a few clients that would have taken her and her family out as he was leaving. David
  11. In a couple of days I will be picking up a 2016 Honda CB500X and would like to buy 1st class insurance cover for it. Would appreciate any suggestions for agencies and some idea of the cost. I'm in Chiang Mai. Thanks David
  12. Can you tell me more? I have a retirement visa and a multi-entry permit. What would the fine be for? David
  13. Genericnic

    Seat mod or new seat needed

    He has done 3 seats for me over the years and each one has been great. Highly recommend him. David
  14. Does anyone have a link to the current form to apply for Certificate of Residence? Searched and did not find anything. Thanks David
  15. @kelboy Just got my purchase of a CB500x started today and saw your post. I am planning a ride from Chiang Mai to Singapore and back later in the year. Did you just go to the Malaysia border or cross it? If you crossed, can you tell me a bit about the procedure? Thanks David