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About Lucky33

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  1. I have a Ducati Diavel and I have had some of the same service problems mentioned here. One time I needed fuel injection pressure sensors and my bike was out of commission for 7 weeks, two weeks before Ducati Pattaya would make me an appointment and let me bring it in, then an additional 5 weeks waiting for the parts. Completely unacceptable. On the other hand I was in Ducati Pattaya a couple of weeks ago to fix something minor and they fixed it on the spot, something that they would have never have done before, they would have made me wait for an appointment. I also noticed that the dealership has changed the whole work force, I didn't see one face I recognized and I've been doing business with them for four years (I had a Monster before) so evidently they know that they have a problem and are working to fix it, let's hope that they are successful . As for what kind of bike to buy, I have a Honda CB650F with a set of panniers that I use for road trips, I would recommend you get one of the Japanese bikes, Honda, Yamaha, or Kawasaki, and then you won't have to worry about service and there is usually a dealer in most Thai cities. Good luck with whatever you choose.
  2. I've made the trip several times from Pattaya to Sihanoukville, Cambodia crossing the border at Koh Kong. The first couple of trips I had a Honda CB500F and the last couple of times with a CB650F. As the the other posters say, it's very easy. Just have your green book and a way to turn off or cover your headlight in Cambodia during the day. I think that from Koh Kong to Sihanoukville is a nice ride over several rivers and through some nice hills, very scenic in spots. It's about a 10-11 hour ride including the immigration transfers and I usually do it in two days spending the night in Koh Kong but sometimes I do it in one. Either way a nice ride.
  3. Good advice Likerdup1, here in Thailand a few baht seems to go a long way most of the time.
  4. Because if the buyer and seller of the motorcycle are farangs they both have to get a residency certificate to transfer a title on a motorbike. No problem if both are in Thailand, 200 baht at immigration.
  5. You have to have a residency certificate from the seller also. If you have the residency certificate you can transfer it with him out of the country no problem,.
  6. If the original owner is a farang he will also have to get a residency certificate from Thai Immigration as will you. If you don't expect him back in the country I think that it is probably a lost cause.
  7. Mine works great. 11,400 kms of touring, weekend blasts, trackdays and city riding. Never missed a beat in 21 months of ownership. Looks are subjective, but for me it's also one of top 5 best looking bikes I've ever seen. It brings a smile to my face just walking past it after a day at work. What was the issue with your Ducati? Are you talking about Scrambler ? No, mine is a 899 Panigale but I just thought I'd bring some real world experiences to the thread to balance the posters simply repeating the tired old anecdotes that they heard in the local bar . Eisfeld has had some real issues which in my opinion could have been sorted quickly by a more competent dealer, but my experience has been a positive one so I thought I'd share it. Glad to hear a positive response, I think that the worst thing about having a Ducati here in Thailand is that when something does go wrong your bike is going to be out of commission for a couple of months between your first appointment and parts arriving from the factory and getting installed, at least that has been my experience. I didn't have any issues with my Monster as far as service goes but I've had the Diavel in a couple of times but I still enjoy riding it and don't have any plans for getting rid of it any time soon. I have a Honda CB650F that I have for trips so I really don't mind being without the Diavel now and again but if you do have problems with a Honda you can ride it to Big Wing without an appointment and they will usually fix it on the spot, at the most you will be without your bike for a couple of days.
  8. As a fellow Ducati owner, the three week wait just to get it to the shop and then usually another 3-6 weeks waiting for parts just comes with the territory of owning a Ducati along with the extreme heat riding in stop-and-go traffic. Still I've had my Diavel 2-1/2 years now and a Monster before that so what can I say, I still love riding them .
  9. It sounds like you have things going your way now. As a Ducati owner myself I know that getting Ducati to repair anything is usually a costly and drawn out situation. Good luck with getting it repaired and let us know how you come out. I wouldn't bother with trying to get anything out of the guy who caused the accident, I think that you would be going to a lot of trouble for nothing.
  10. Rossi can give the young riders a lot of lessons but I don't think that sportsmanship is one of them. Remember the next to the last race last year where he clearly kicked Marquez and caused him to crash? That kick and the penalty that followed cost him the championship as it should have.
  11. I've made the trip several times from Pattaya to Sihanoukville via the Hat Lek border crossing at Koh Kong. All you need is your green book and your passport, you don't even need a license. As Dilligan said, you need a way to switch your headlights off or you will get stopped for that for sure. It's easy and only takes about ten to fifteen extra minutes for the bike. Don't forget to turn in your customs form when you leave Cambodia, there is a 10,000 baht fine for not checking back in with Cambodia customs when you exit.
  12. I use an IDL here in Thailand from my US drivers license and the Thai and Cambodian police know what it is and accept it. You do need a drivers license, Thai or IDL, to ride a scooter here in Thailand, if you don't have one the police will issue you a citation.
  13. I want to go one of these days, maybe next year, I watched them live on TV and the track looks awesome.
  14. Alfredo wrote: DUCATI DIAVEL? As far as I know the Diavels are imported and why they so expensive. . No, Diavels are assembled here in Thailand and they are my coolest bike also, because I have one .
  15. 1234asdf I think that you had the outcome that most of us expected, I"m glad that you had a reasonable renter. IMO expecting the Thai police to do anything about it was a lost cause from the start.