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A recent shove from a truck resulting in a broken leg has convinced me to finally let go of my beloved Mio. I can't bear the thought of being in traffic in my elderly car -, so will explore the 3 wheeled options. I have seen  quite a few roaming the streets of C.M. Where can I get one of those beauties? A used one would be ideal.

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They came in a big sales campaign that ended in a whimper (2 wheels in front)....

See one about every 4 months or so....

There's got to be some around, but probably only a few.....Maybe some old new stock left?

 

To me they don't look very stable or turn worthy at speed - also not sure about rutted road & pot hole handling but I'm sure there's a learning curve there.....One that I did see had a hard time maneuvering in the traffic light "pack" due to it's width....But again, a learning curve....

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' the 3 wheeled options ' - some have 2 wheels in front, some two wheels in the back.

Recently I noticed a small shop with electric tri-bikes. Interesting. I'll attach pictures

(Google Maps). Perhaps they might help you.

Btw, Makro had those vehicles some years ago, electric and normal.

(to the pics: you'll  find the shop driving from the south eastern corner of the Moat

about 50m to the east. It's on the right side of the street.)

CM  Shop.png

CM  Shop-Road.png

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When considering a 3-wheeled motorcycle, go for one with two wheels in front.  When it comes to tipping, it's much, much safer than one with two wheels in the back.

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You mean Yamaha Tri-city?

 

155cc... ABS... excellent city bike.

 

But you can still fall off it & are still highly vulnerable in a shunt.

 

But, two wheels at the front make it safer in the wet or on slippy surfaces. 

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https://www.yamaha-motor.co.th/commuter/tricity-155/overview

I had a look at these when they first came out.

Said to be more stable under heavy breaking on a wet surface.

The Italian Piaggio bikes have their front forks stay 'Ridged' when stationary unlike the Yamaha where front forks still have 'Give' in them.

2 wheels at the front should be more stable then 2 at the rear.

 

john

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8 hours ago, khwaibah said:

Bought this at Big C about 2 months back. Electric 34K Company that sells these is called L&P they are out of Bangkok. I drive it on concrete, asphalt and dirt roads. No issue.

https://www.facebook.com/lpmonkeyshop/?fb_dtsg_ag=AdxwhHUT7ZFiXK0OUv9PsVuFqVr6lx_GI27J6iDJaJ4bbA%3AAdxs8H45v9XQsd_XO4pRd-ZaDS1v7cRSkTwU6EGiLM_AUA

 

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Is that not a mobility scooter?

 

How quick around town are they? Speeds, Keeping up with traffic etc

My guess is that there may be greater risk if not travelling with the flow of traffic.

 

What is it like on corners? 

 

 

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I know its Pattaya not CM but we even have three wheeled Honda phantoms here, recently saw one for sale.

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If you mean modified bikes with 3 wheels, Pattaya has a shop, owned by an Australian engineer who modifies any bike you want into a 3 wheel, does a proper job, all balanced and properly made

 

Name is Ozi moto , guys name is George http://www.ozimoto.com/

 

Other 3 wheelers is Yamaha tri city, but as already mentioned, its more of a gimmick, it does not stand on all 3 wheels(i have one)

 

Then the Piaggio, but it will cost around 200 000 baht

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3 hours ago, jonwilly said:

https://www.yamaha-motor.co.th/commuter/tricity-155/overview

I had a look at these when they first came out.

Said to be more stable under heavy breaking on a wet surface.

The Italian Piaggio bikes have their front forks stay 'Ridged' when stationary unlike the Yamaha where front forks still have 'Give' in them.

2 wheels at the front should be more stable then 2 at the rear.

 

john

I have one, not much different to a normal 2 wheel bike, Its just a gimmick

Having owned one for a few years, its heavy and under powered in my opinion.

 

Service is more expansive than regular bikes, battery cost 10 times more than other bikes, and wheels also cost a fortune

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If you are discussing a three wheeled motorcycle that has been modified from a two wheeler, a couple of questions:

Once the bike has been modified etc, where do you take it to be inspected and have the book updated etc?

Assuming that you three wheeler passed the test etc, are you able to legally insure a motorcycle that has been modified to a three wheeled vehicle??


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10 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

Is that not a mobility scooter?

 

How quick around town are they? Speeds, Keeping up with traffic etc

My guess is that there may be greater risk if not travelling with the flow of traffic.

 

What is it like on corners? 

 

 

The 1 in the photo is very similar to mine.

How quick are they you ask, mine has a top speed of 15ks.

Keeping up with traffic, thats a joke, keep out of traffic at all costs.

What are they like on corners? Slow down or your on your a++e.  

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