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  1. Rdrokit

    big chopper shop south patt ?

    Use to be one on Thappraya Rd on the Pattaya side. Right side of the road headed up the hill to Jomtien but that was years ago.
  2. Rdrokit

    Importing a Car to Thailand

    Can't find your quote but this is directly off the page from your link. And you will still have to pay the 328% custom duty on a new car. On a used car there is a discount depending on how old. And a 10 year old car gets a 70% discount. Off of what the Customs Dept values the car at. Good luck with that. Criteria for a Permanent Import of Used/Secondhand Vehicles An importer is eligible to import only ONE used/ secondhand vehicles for personal use. In case where the importer is a nonresident, he/she is required to stay in Thailand for at least ONE year and present a non-immigrant visa issued by the Immigration Bureau, the National Police Office together with a work permit issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare at the time of importation. In case where an importer is a Thai resident marrying a foreigner, he/she is required to present documentary evidence of marriage and proof of changing residence to Thailand. Also the importer has to own and possess the imported vehicle for at least one and a half year while staying abroad, from the date of transferring the ownership to the date of arrival into Thailand. In case where an importer is a Thai resident, he/she is allowed to import a vehicle only when such vehicle is accompanied the owner on the change of residence and he/she has owned and possessed the imported vehicle together with the valid driving license for at least one and a half year while staying abroad. Documents (1) General Documentation : An Import Goods Declaration and 3 duplicates; A Bill of Lading or Air Waybill; Proof of vehicle purchase (if any); A Release Order (Kor Sor Kor 100/1); An insurance premium invoice; and Other relevant documents (if any) e.g. a power of attorney. (2) Additional Documentation for the used/secondhand personal vehicles: A House Certificate and an Identification Card; A passport in case of changing residence; A Vehicle Registration Certificate indicating that the imported vehicle was used abroad; An import permit from the Foreign Trade Department of the Ministry of Commerce Import Clearance Procedures An importer/agent submits an Import Goods Declaration together with all supporting documents to the Customs office/house at the port of entry; Customs verifies the documents, allocates a Goods Declaration number and calculates liable taxes and duties; An importer/agent pays liable taxes and duties at a Cashier Office; and An importer/agent presents the receipt issued by the Cashier Office to a Customs Inspection Office to bring the imported vehicles from Customs custody.
  3. Rdrokit

    Importing a Car to Thailand

    Like to see the link you got this from as it sounds like the old law before it was changed.
  4. Rdrokit

    Importing a Car to Thailand

    The rule about Thais importing cars was changed years ago.I think it was because a lot of rich Thais sent their children to college abroad. The kids then bought expensive cars and imported them free of import duties back to Thailand.
  5. Rdrokit

    Importing a Car to Thailand

    Many years ago a car was considered a household item and could be imported when moving to Thailand. But not under the current rules. Sell it and buy one here in Thailand.
  6. If you are here on a visa based on marriage they should come out each year to make sure you are still married and living together in your registered address.
  7. You can get a Certificate of Residency from Thai Immigration. You will need a copies of your wife's ID card, house book, your passport and a photo. Cost about 500 baht depending on what office you go too. Takes about 10 minutes.
  8. Rdrokit

    To change or not to change

    The thing you overlook is that if you drive 150,000 traffic miles than your average speed (for this example) is about 40m/hr so the engine was running for 3750 hours (150,000/40). Now the same car with 150,000 highway miles say at 80m/hr would only have 1875 hours of run time on the engine (150,000/80). Based on these numbers the traffic car would need more oil changes than the highway car. I always thought that a car should have an engine/hour meter like boats and planes. It would be easier to change your oil based on engine hours rather than engine miles.
  9. Rdrokit

    Stallions 400cc - Any good?

    I will give the Phantom some credit a it is over engineered for a 200 (actually 197cc) bike. It has front and rear disc brakes where the Stallion only has front disc brakes but for a light bike front disc and rear drum are plenty stopping power. Thais really like the Phantom as it only weighs 140kg and has a seat height of only 27in. The problem with the Phantom is the engine. it only has 16.5hp and 12 lb-ft of torque. Great for a light bike rider but if you are 190cm tall and weigh 95kg you have a problem. The Stallion has almost twice the hp and twice the torque. My Husqvarna riding lawn mower has more horsepower (17) than the Phantom. As for tires the Phantom runs 15s on the back and 17s on the front. My stallion has 19s rear and 18s front which make it much more versatile as I can take it off road. The quality of my Stallion is not the best but far from the worst. The only chrome on my Scrambler is the front light and it still looks new after a year. All the body parts are metal and there is no cheap plastic anywhere. Say what you might about the Stallion but I would take it any day over the Phantom.
  10. Rdrokit

    Stallions 400cc - Any good?

    Maybe my Scrambler is geared different. 5000rpms is 120kph on my bike and cruises excellent. Above 5000rpm you get vibration up to the 7000 redline. Almost all big singles have vibration in the higher rev zone.
  11. Rdrokit

    Car port roof insulation?

    That roof batting will wear out especially when open to the elements. You could replace it then sheet rock giving you better insulation as you will have an air cavity plus the batting will last longer. My roof batting is 11 years old and still looks like day one. Personally I wouldn't insulated a carport as most are open on 3 ends and will be as the same temp as a not insulated car port in the shade. The air is constantly moving through the carport. Just my opinion.
  12. Rdrokit

    Stallions 400cc - Any good?

    Been over a year now and still loving it. If you like the naked bike look, which I do, I think it is one of the best looking bikes around.
  13. I agree. Wait till the house is completed and see what is needed. You can always find a chang to make the post round or even add another one.
  14. Rdrokit

    Transfer of title for motorcycle

    Well i just sold a car in Korat and needed on so I guess it's up to the transportation office you go to.
  15. Rdrokit

    Transfer of title for motorcycle

    Had to do it in Korat when I sold my car and my motorcycle. Guess it just depends on the transportation office you go to.