Riding Motorcycles?

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Riding Motorcycles?

Postby andy1 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:54 am

How many of you rode Bikes before coming to Asia ? and if you did not ride before coming to Asia what sort of shit happened???
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Re: Riding Motorcycles?

Postby hanno » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:21 am

I only started riding bikes when coming to Vietnam. As that was 21 years ago, with little traffic at the the time, it wasn't too bad. I wouldn't do it today. I had three accidents in all those years which I consider to be good going.
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Re: Riding Motorcycles?

Postby phuketrichard » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:45 am

i started riding at 15
Have owned a few bikes here in Thailand ( a 1960 Royal Enfield ,a 1970 Triumph T100, a 125 honda Moto X, A honda wave :-) ) have ridden all over Thailand by Bike and driven by car
have done a few motorcycle trips in Burma ( last one in nov)
Cambodia...i prefer being in my car
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Re: Riding Motorcycles?

Postby frank lee bent » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:12 am

just not in phnom penh
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Postby Jamie_Lambo » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:32 am

been riding bikes since 16
first bike was an Aprillia RS
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Re: Riding Motorcycles?

Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:50 am

I had my learner's license back home so knew how to ride a bike, but only started riding seriously here. Also started off-road riding here.
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Re: Riding Motorcycles?

Postby bolueeleh » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:36 am

my first bike was a jacked up yamaha LC in the late 80s, did illegal street racing in it, got caught, no license ever since, except here in KOW, hv riden moto in the worst traffic of them all, JARKATA!!!

now im scared shitless taking corners, maybe getting old
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Re: Riding Motorcycles?

Postby taabarang » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:40 pm

I always drove cars back in The States. I had no desire to drive when I lived in The Big Smoke. After I moved to rural Cambodia I had to learn how to drive a Moto. So in the last 15,years I've had 2 minor accidents, neither of which was my fault. I drive illegally and the cops leave me alone since I drive an Old piece of shit Honda Cub more than 20 years old. The motor just had its fourth rebuild. I think the cops leave me alone because they are ashamed to be seen near it. And there would be no resale value in confiscating it. Hey, it gets me from point A to point B and doesn't eat gas. At my age a real Moto would probably get me killed.
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Re: Riding Motorcycles?

Postby frank lee bent » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:19 am

cub is a classic work horse.
the daelim is also not to be sneered at for practicality.
i had a full engine rebuild for $45 with genuine parts.
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Re: Riding Motorcycles?

Postby hanno » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:26 am

frank lee bent wrote:
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:19 am
cub is a classic work horse.
the daelim is also not to be sneered at for practicality.
i had a full engine rebuild for $45 with genuine parts.
My first bike was a Honda Cub 50 cc. Bought it for USD 1,000 in 5,000 VND notes, sold it for USD 1,000 two years later. That bike got me everywhere and if it really got too rough, I carried it (the hinterland of Binh Thuan Province was pretty much not yet developed at the time.

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