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Yamaha Sr400

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H2oDunc    22

Nice lookig thumper. 1 bit of advice I would give is buy a bike with a book. Yes you can get a book for it, that is if it doest turn out to be stolen, but its a hassle and can be expensive. Lots of people will tell you they have ridden forever without a book. They are the lucky ones. Ive talked to the guys who have lost their ride to the BIB simply becuse plod wanted it. Find outthe local bike group and call in for a beer and a chat. Its te best place to find out just what bikes are around for sale. They will also put you in touch with a good repair shop and most have networks going for spares etc. Plus having a few beers with a few like minded guys makes for a good night out.Good luck and happy riding :o

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LivinLOS    3,353

The last one with the oddball tyres looks kinda funky.. Not seen one on the road that I remember.

Personally I would go the extra baht and get a bandit 400, or CB400.. Both going to be a better ride IMO.

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Hi mezcal

Yes, I too love the Sr 400 or 500. When I had some spare cash (now gone BTW) I did some investigations about getting a good one. Here in Surin there is a local bikeshop & group that has many of them, but as mentioned by Duncan, 99% are unregistered. Although at the time that was the 'stumbling block' for me, I am of the opinion that since 80% of ALL the bikes here in this part of Issan are unregistered, I would now risk it, green book or not. I do appreciate that this situation is regionalised.

The guys here get photos of bikes available (shipped into BKK??) and with ALL parts still readily available, you just pick what goodies you want installed (Dif colour tanks,chrome bits/brake cylinders ect) and after placing a deposit your bike arrives 10 days later. Prices were bl**dy reasonable TOO.

Keep us posted, mate.

Dave

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Macx    0

I like those thumpers too.

Try to get a green book if at all possible.

But, here's a thought if you're really bent on having one:

Do you ever notice how the BIB only glance at the registration sticker to see if it's the right color/year?

Now, I suppose you could borrow a valid sticker from your Honda Wave, but if they ever catch you, be ready with extra dosh :o

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HDRIDER    0

HI

Here in Phuket it’s not a good idea to drive without a book, and there is so many doggie books around, i found a nice bike the other day, but a doggie book, been in contact with people on TV, and when i ask about green book, well no more mails.

You can check the frame number, take the number and look it up on the net, that way you can see if it belong to a Honda 400 or Kawa 400 or or, it will not tell you if it’s the same bike you have on hand, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Have also heard that police in Phuket have confiscated 3 bikes with false or bad green book, and that’s within a few months.

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tahaan    59
I like those thumpers too.

Try to get a green book if at all possible.

But, here's a thought if you're really bent on having one:

Do you ever notice how the BIB only glance at the registration sticker to see if it's the right color/year?

Now, I suppose you could borrow a valid sticker from your Honda Wave, but if they ever catch you, be ready with extra dosh :o

As I understand it, having a false plate and or sticker is a greater offence than openly riding an unregistered bike.

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bobbin    345
HI

Here in Phuket it's not a good idea to drive without a book, and there is so many doggie books around, i found a nice bike the other day, but a doggie book, been in contact with people on TV, and when i ask about green book, well no more mails.

You can check the frame number, take the number and look it up on the net, that way you can see if it belong to a Honda 400 or Kawa 400 or or, it will not tell you if it's the same bike you have on hand, but it's a step in the right direction.

Have also heard that police in Phuket have confiscated 3 bikes with false or bad green book, and that's within a few months.

doggie book? :o

Btw HDRider

Did you see the story about a chopper rider getting shot off his bike by an annoyed "citizen" in Pattaya? Seems his pipes were too loud, :D

Time to get some steel wool to stuff up those pipes.

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goldfish    0

Good bikes. They suffer from lack of top end lubrication so any noise and expect to pay for new cam etc. Apart from that pretty good, hassle free bikes. may be an idea to change from 6volt to 12 volt electrics as the standard 6 volt bulbs are as impressive as a candle from 50 yards. Take the same breaker points as a C90, worth knowing as Yamaha want around 50 pounds for an original set

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Richard-BKK    608

Riding a bike without the right papers will only get more difficult. I belief that pretty soon the police will active going to look for non-registered vehicles.

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HDRIDER    0
HI

Here in Phuket it's not a good idea to drive without a book, and there is so many doggie books around, i found a nice bike the other day, but a doggie book, been in contact with people on TV, and when i ask about green book, well no more mails.

You can check the frame number, take the number and look it up on the net, that way you can see if it belong to a Honda 400 or Kawa 400 or or, it will not tell you if it's the same bike you have on hand, but it's a step in the right direction.

Have also heard that police in Phuket have confiscated 3 bikes with false or bad green book, and that's within a few months.

doggie book? :o

Btw HDRider

Did you see the story about a chopper rider getting shot off his bike by an annoyed "citizen" in Pattaya? Seems his pipes were too loud, :D

Time to get some steel wool to stuff up those pipes.

HI

Did not see that story, where was it??

Bad book= no matching numbers, book older than bike, recycled book, fake book, can be bought here for around 5000B, you name it, a bike shop wanted to sell me a bike, when i looked at the frame number i could see it was not original number (new numbers on top of old ones) i pointed it out to the owner, no problem he said, many do like that. Well maybe they do but it’s not the bike you bought, and the BIB might take it.

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LivinLOS    3,353
HI

Here in Phuket it’s not a good idea to drive without a book, and there is so many doggie books around, i found a nice bike the other day, but a doggie book, been in contact with people on TV, and when i ask about green book, well no more mails.

You can check the frame number, take the number and look it up on the net, that way you can see if it belong to a Honda 400 or Kawa 400 or or, it will not tell you if it’s the same bike you have on hand, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Have also heard that police in Phuket have confiscated 3 bikes with false or bad green book, and that’s within a few months.

Phuket is one of the hardest provinces over bent books.. And bent books come in many flavors.. Some pass even a computer check (and roadside doesnt do that) but some dont even match the plates.

You mention a online checking service.. This is new to me.. Care to share ??

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LivinLOS    3,353
Bad book= no matching numbers, book older than bike, recycled book, fake book, can be bought here for around 5000B

I (will soon) have an unregged toy that I will happily pay 5k for a bent book..

hel_l you can have some beer tokens and 5k.. Other offers have all been a few multiples of that.

Phuket is crazy !! Where in BKK I can legalize a 400 for 55... here its 80.. I am told because the customs guys sign off on import invoice costs the extra 20 - 25 !! Yet I can go to bkk, do the same legiti process then move the plate here.. Usual extra phuket costs !!

Pattaya / Chon buri seems the go for bent but in the system prices..

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HDRIDER    0

Hi

Livinlos

You mention a online checking service.. This is new to me.. Care to share ??

its not a checking service, just put the frame number in, and google it, then one of the pages will tell what kind of bike it is

5k, that book is so fake you can see it without open it, dont even think about it.

you should still be able to get a new book for 50.000 here on Phuket, i could tell you a few shops NOT to buy a bike from

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