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About Randell

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  1. I purposely went back and checked the link to the Nation article and for me it only showed text no pictures. A lot of advertising with pictures but no mist pictures. I am no trying to nit pic but I don't post or comment unless I have personally checked or experienced.
  2. Would have been nice to have a picture to go with the brief article don't you think?
  3. Am I a genius or what? - Luggage.

    I guess what I ment to say was lop sided
  4. Am I a genius or what? - Luggage.

    Looks good hardly noticeable that it isn't symmetrical and that will definitely help dissipate the heat. I same again great work. Randell
  5. Am I a genius or what? - Luggage.

    Nice job Allen. Looks very professional job and light but functional. Although what about heat from exhaust and nylon back pack I know you have some space there you might need to add a bit of shielding to that side but only time will tell. Great job enjoy your trip. And thanks for sharing. Randell
  6. cost of Rice field

    Hello Dauu I know this is frustrating but there is not simple cut and dry answer. You're best off to have your Thai partner find out how much land in the adjacent area is worth. Is there a small road beside it to facilitate harvesting etc. does it have a big klong feeding it or just a small one?There are a myriad of of things that will impact the price. But foremost unfortunately will be does the seller know that you a farang are interested and prepared to fund the purchase. That it self will do more to inflate the price than anything else. I know that doesn't answer you question but now you know there a lot more to the answer than a simple statement. Good luck
  7. Am I a genius or what? - Luggage.

    AllanB I think you're onto something but agree with you about bulk etc. But if you were to go back the the soft bag idea think about the soft tubes of very strong material they use for extending the water pump flows for rice fields. You see them used mostly on the archimedes screw type pumps. of pumps. That material is very strong and would be well suited for those type soft bags like in your original post. I know its lined with something but not sure if 100% waterproof as it seems to sweat. Either way good luck to you. I have always enjoyed your input and comments . Randell
  8. Thank fellows I will follow up on all suggestions and report back. Randell
  9. Thanks Rotweiler I will check next time I head into town and Big C
  10. I know where the Dunlop tire shop is but I would like to find a Michelin Shop thats has Pilot Street motorcycle tires When I change my original tire on my 150cc CBR I want a bit more grip in the rain. I hear from the guy on the motorcycle forum that's either of these would do but I am look for the lesser priced Michlin. I don't often get into town but on my trips in I have never come across a michelin motorcycle tire shop any ideas? "Michelin pilot street are a decent alternative probably about 4k for the pair. You can get the more expensive Pirelli Rosso II or III, probably around 8k for the pair. Don't get IRC!"
  11. Small Electrical Gadget repairs

    Just a brief note of conclusion on my fan saga. as it turned out all the original advice I was give was more true than I had originally thought. But if the fan was 1000 baht or more worth fixing if not then the cost isn't warranted. My original fix only lasted a month but then he completely rewrapped or changed out the motor and I have a new fan again but my original cost was high at 390.baht and the repair of the repair was 200. Which brought me to the original cost of the fan in the first place. And if the fan lasts as long as it first did I will be happy. But it seems the cost to fix and rewire or wrap don't depend on size or cost of the original fan. I saw a big 20in pedestal fan and the repair bill was the same as smaller version. So I have learned a lot with this thread about the bigger shops that do repairs . So my thanks for all the advise. Randell
  12. As a Canadian myself I have had this problem with CIBC debit card on the odd occasion but more so with HSBC. I would concur with Thaidream's 123 list especially the part that you tell the bank your are temporarily out of the country and in Thailand. And if you have to go in to one of the malls bank atms and call cibc telebanking support and tell them that you are about to make a withdrawal and see if they can sort it in real time. Good luck I personally know how frustrating it can be. Randell
  13. Alternative to Dunlop for 150 CBR

    Thank guys Just the information I wanted had read it somewhere before but could bring it to mind. The main thing for me would to have a bit more grip in the wet. Again thanks for your quick responses. Randell
  14. I come back to the font of wisdom that I have always found here on this forum. I have tried the archives but couldn't find anything in my searches about alternative tires for CBR150. I only have 20k Kms on the originals but have had to have two plugs put in the back tire the first one leaked after 4 months so now have a bigger hole than the original puncture and assume that it will leak again. Plus this original Dunlops really don't have much tread and I find them quite slippery. As I don't ride fast or aggressively I don't really use the slick quality of them for the twisties and such. So would like something with a bit more grip and rain shedding abilities. What would you suggest? thanks ahead of time Randell
  15. Small Electrical Gadget repairs

    Glad you got that fixed Scea. I was going to chime in with the name of a shop where I got my fan fixed but it only lasted a month and it ready to be picked up again. The big story will be if they want to be paid again or if the repair of the repair was gratis. Care to make a bet? but that said I have taken other things there and happy with the service so will just have to see in the next day or so when I go to pick it up. He either replaced the motor or rewound it. Will report when I know. Randell