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Lucky33

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  1. I probably won't go again until late November when rainy season is over.
  2. I haven't heard of any. All of the hotels where I stay either have 24 hour security guards in the parking areas or they bring your motorcycle inside at night. It is Cambodia, of course, but I feel very confident that my bike is going to be waiting for me the next morning .
  3. Yes, once you get up near the summit of Bokor Mountain it is noticeable cooler, I put my jacket on about halfway up. It's a new, wide road and perfect for motorcycle riding and hardly any traffic to boot. Here are a couple of photos that I took on the way to Bokor Summit, the panorama is about half way up and shows the scenic nature of the road and the other one is the French Catholic church built in the 1920's. The border immigration checkpoint is about 100km from Trat.
  4. It's very recent, I made my last trip about three weeks ago. I always go via the Koh Kong (Had Lek) crossing because I have friends that I visit in Sihanoukville. No reason to visit land and transport that I know of. AllanB one of the places that I enjoy visiting that isn't very touristy yet is Kampot. I've never seen a tour bus there and very few tourists and Bokor Mountain is very close which is a great bike ride IMO. I don't know of any size restrictions, the most important thing is to turn in your Thailand customs documents on the way back, it's a 10,000 baht fine if you forget .
  5. I make the trip to Cambodia quite frequently. All you need is your green book and the bike in your name. Just make sure that you have a switch on your headlight as it is against the law in Cambodia to have your headlight on during the day. You can also cover the headlight and get by that way. It's an easy trip, getting your bike through Thai customs is fairly easy, you have to go to three different agents but it only takes about 15 minutes. Cambodia customs is much easier, usually they wave you through with no paperwork but sometimes they will give you a customs form. With or without the form I've never had any trouble. Good luck on your trip.
  6. I have a Ducati Diavel and previously had a Monster. I also have a Honda CB650F that I use on longer trips. IMO the Yamaha is hands down the winner as far as reliability and maintenance go. I had my Monster a year and never had a problem so I never found out about Ducati service. Now I've had a couple of problems with my Diavel and I have found out Ducati service is some of the worst that I have ever experienced. Ducatis are great bikes and I still don't plan on getting rid of my Diavel but you can be out of commission a couple of months with a mechanical problem with the Ducati not to mention that it's going to cost at least 2-3 times as much to get it fixed.
  7. 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.
  8. Anyone taken a bike to Cambodia?

    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.
  9. Motorbike buying and transfer

    Good advice Likerdup1, here in Thailand a few baht seems to go a long way most of the time.
  10. Motorbike buying and transfer

    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.
  11. Motorbike buying and transfer

    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,.
  12. Title Transfer

    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.
  13. Ducati full throttle

    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.
  14. Ducati full throttle

    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 .
  15. Ducati Hyperstrada -HELP NEEDED

    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.
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