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V-Strom (650cc & 1000cc)


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Hi Guys,

 

Just came back from Thailand after 19 days trip with my wife as pillion. Came back down from Surat thani - Kanchanaburi - Hatyai. Weather was very good over there the last 8 days. Did not encounter any flooding and no political problem encountered - only friendly thai people.

 

The Vstrom took us there and back without problem - 7026 km. One tough bike.

 

i bet u had a good time during the trip.. :thumb:

 

any photos to share..??

"The road less travelled"

 

 

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Hi Guys,

 

Just came back from Thailand after 19 days trip with my wife as pillion. Came back down from Surat thani - Kanchanaburi - Hatyai. Weather was very good over there the last 8 days. Did not encounter any flooding and no political problem encountered - only friendly thai people.

 

The Vstrom took us there and back without problem - 7026 km. One tough bike.

 

is it the v-strom 1 k or 650??:cheeky:

Life sux..Take control ..and live it and pick yourselves up now.. die later

if the roads end ....i go off road

Honda Shadow ACE 400 1997

V-strom 1k

Dr 200

 

"Bikers Don't bleed, we mark our territory"...

"Bikers Don't leave our body behind , we just a smear on the road"

"Bikers Don't cry When we Die, we just let others do it on our behalf"

"Bikers Don't stop Riding,We keep cruzing after we Die"

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CS, Gr8white's V-strom pioneer.

 

http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/suzuki-history/1988/1988_DR750-Big_red_800.jpg

 

like the beak. :thumb:

regards,

 

cstay66

hp 9459 5300

 

read my love-hate relationship with my wee.

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2305336&postcount=35

1987-kawasaki gto 110, 1990-honda rebel 250, 2004-suzuki vstrom dl650, 2009-yamaha fjr 1300, 2011-kawasaki er6f

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Hi Guys,

 

Just came back from Thailand after 19 days trip with my wife as pillion. Came back down from Surat thani - Kanchanaburi - Hatyai. Weather was very good over there the last 8 days. Did not encounter any flooding and no political problem encountered - only friendly thai people.

 

The Vstrom took us there and back without problem - 7026 km. One tough bike.

 

19 days! you should have made it to cambodia, laos, and further.

 

anyway, great trip. do post some pic here to inspire some.

 

like they say, vstrom is one tough bike to own. :angel:

regards,

 

cstay66

hp 9459 5300

 

read my love-hate relationship with my wee.

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2305336&postcount=35

1987-kawasaki gto 110, 1990-honda rebel 250, 2004-suzuki vstrom dl650, 2009-yamaha fjr 1300, 2011-kawasaki er6f

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we were late lah and anyway ....it was the same advice ....travel in group ....watch the trafic....buy insurance...log card wtc wtc

 

ok. noted.

 

see you in surat thani. :angel:

regards,

 

cstay66

hp 9459 5300

 

read my love-hate relationship with my wee.

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2305336&postcount=35

1987-kawasaki gto 110, 1990-honda rebel 250, 2004-suzuki vstrom dl650, 2009-yamaha fjr 1300, 2011-kawasaki er6f

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Sorry - it's Kanchanaburi- Surat thani - Phattalung and Hatyai.

 

whatever.

 

the sense of achievement and satisfaction in completing such trip will remain with you for life.

 

now... can we have the pictures? :cool:

regards,

 

cstay66

hp 9459 5300

 

read my love-hate relationship with my wee.

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2305336&postcount=35

1987-kawasaki gto 110, 1990-honda rebel 250, 2004-suzuki vstrom dl650, 2009-yamaha fjr 1300, 2011-kawasaki er6f

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3 NCR 2008 Surathani

22th Oct Wed nite -departure from S'pore to Hatyai (Slow ride)

23th Oct Thu -arrive @ Hatyai ( Shopping/Massage)

24th Oct Fri - Left Hatyai for 3NCR Surathani

25th Oct Sat -3NCR Surathani

26th Oct Sun -Departure from Surathani to Spore (even slow ride)

 

 

3NCR registration plus 2 nites Surathani (twin bedroom $112/pax) .Hatyai stay source on our own.

 

 

 

Interested Riders

1) Fastforward registered & paid

2) Fastforward's friend (GS1150) registered & paid

3) Fastforward's friend (Hayabusa) registered & paid

4) CheeKoon registered & paid

5) Al-Simmons

6) worean

7) cstay66 registered & paid

8) McFizzo (pending)

....

regards,

 

cstay66

hp 9459 5300

 

read my love-hate relationship with my wee.

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2305336&postcount=35

1987-kawasaki gto 110, 1990-honda rebel 250, 2004-suzuki vstrom dl650, 2009-yamaha fjr 1300, 2011-kawasaki er6f

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like the beak. :thumb:

 

I tink the BMW copy the design :giddy:

Life sux..Take control ..and live it and pick yourselves up now.. die later

if the roads end ....i go off road

Honda Shadow ACE 400 1997

V-strom 1k

Dr 200

 

"Bikers Don't bleed, we mark our territory"...

"Bikers Don't leave our body behind , we just a smear on the road"

"Bikers Don't cry When we Die, we just let others do it on our behalf"

"Bikers Don't stop Riding,We keep cruzing after we Die"

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My bike is a Vstrom K7 650 ABS. Decided last year to go Sept this year for north Thailand. No fixed plan or itinerary - just packed and go. Below summary of my trip :

 

Chiang Mai trip – 10 Sept 08

 

1.Left home at 11 am and reached Ipoh about 7pm – stayed at the highway hotel $69.90.

2.Left at 8am for Sadao border and reached there at 12.30 for lunch.

3.Reached Phattalung and stayed the night at Hoe Fah hotel – B300. Nice seafood kway teow. Next visited market in morning and eat toupok bf thenleft for Prachuab Khiri khan and visited Wipavadeei waterfall

4.Next morning left for Prachuab Khiri Khan and stayed 2 nights B200 at Prachuabsup hotel.( laundry at B30 per kilo). Dinner and massage. At Prachuab visited the TI – Prachuab bay,Wat Khao Tham Khan Kradai Cave (2 sleeping buddha), Aow Manao bay in airforce base Wing 5(lunch), Train stn on way to Waghor aquarium – 2pm feeding time. Wat Thammikaram 2 (full of monkeys) and City pillar.

5.Next day BF at Hua Hin – visited train stn and then the Hau hin beach before continue to Bankok. Reached Bangkokat 2.30pm and stayed 2nights. Had good dinner at Thonkrueng restaurant B777 – good! Next day go MBK by BTS and dinner at Singapore and massage.

6.Visited the Ice cream factory and then left for Tak in the afternoon. Stay at the best Hotel in Tak for B360 include BF. Hotel locted at junction of mainhighway.

7.Before leaving Tak in morning we rode through Thaksin market to see the scenic view (suspension bridge and river) and then went on to Phayao. Along the way detour to King Bhumipoh dam – very beautiful place must visit. Left the place around 12.30pm and then drop by woodcarver village at Ban Lock. Lunch was at Big C along the way.

8.Reached Phayao around 7pm and stayed at the Northern lake hotel B400 (worse hotel) and had dinner at the roadside night market outside hotel. Very interesting esplanade along the lake.

9.Next morning left at 8am for Chiang Rai, visited the TI and had bf there. Visited king Meng rai shrine and tribal museum (free coffe at Cabbages and Condom rsturant downstairs). Next to Chiang Sean and the Golden triangle. Spent some time there and then had lunch at CS Lyara resort along the way to Mae Sai. At Mae Sai went to the border with Myanmar and park bike next to the tourist police post. To cross over without stamping our passport (temp pass) – we pay B100 each to Thai immigration for VIP pass. Go over to Myanmar side pay B500 each to get across to their border town of Tachilek. Spent 1.5hour in Myanmar before returning to Thai side. Moved further down from the border and stayed at the Umporn resort hotel B600 including BF.

10.Moved on to Mae Salong and on the way visited Doi tung cottage industry – Mulberry paper making and cotton weaving industry. Next stop was the Mae Fah Lung garden and the Doi Tung Villa. Very beautiful place must visit and had lunch at the cafeteria there. Along the way to Mae Suai we past tea plantations and visited the Choke Chamroen Tea Company at Meahan for tea tasting – bought some tea and moved on to Mae Suai. Next came across the Chinese Matyr's Museum. Along the way visited the amazing White temple Wat Khon Korn – very beautiful. Dinner at Mae Suai at the junction to Fang Oil well – good dinner and cook speak good english. He recommended we stay at raodside hotel next to gas stn about 2 km down the road. The motel cost B300 with garage in front.

11.Went to Chiang Mai and stayed at the Rattana Hotel for B300 (2 nights – laundry B30 by hotel) – good clean hotel with locked parking for bikes. Night had Khantoke dinner and cultural show at Old Chiang Mai Cultural centre – B370 each. Near the Old Chiang Mai Cultural centre is the Wulai road night market.

12.Next day walk around Chiang Mai had BF coffee and fresh bake sesame bun B38 – see the 3 Kings monument and the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural centre next to it – B90 each. Then went to Wat Prasing before taking a tuk tuk back for B40.

13.Left for Doi Inthanon in the morning and visited the Royal agricultural project and Siriphum falls. Had lunch at the Doi Inthanon National Park office before moving to the summit of Doi Inthanon – 2565m – cold. On the way down took the road to Mae Cham to go to Mae Hong Son. Stayed at the Ban Farang resort at the town of Khun Yuem B300. Walk out along the road at night for cooked food dinner for two – B50 only (ommelette, toufu and meatball soup and mix vege).

14.Left for Mae HS and stay at Palm Gust hse B250 – had massage for B150 each – then visited the Royal handicraft and cultural centre and the Phraya Singhanarch monument. Next we went to the long Neck village at Ban Huai Seau Tao– have to cross 10 small streams to reach there.

15.Next day after bf visited the Sesame cottage industry, Fish cave and then the Nam Lod cave. Had lunch at Pai and arrive Lampang and check in at the Siam hotel.

16.Left Lampang and had bf at Tak and lunch at Chainak. Passed stopped by at a Wat in Suphanburi for rest stop and arrive at Kanchanaburi at 5.30pm in time to visit the River Kwai bridge and see the train going over the bridge at 6pm. Checked in to Luxury hotel B350.

17.Next day on the way down South visited the Damnoensaduak floating market along the way Ratchaburi. Had our bf there – interesting place. Reached Surat Thani and stayed at the Pornkeaw hotel B480.

18.Next morning on way home crossed Thai and Malaysian immigration and stayed night at Taiping for RM45 at the Kamunting happiness hotel.

19.Left Taiping and had bf at Ipoh before reaching home at 4.30pm.

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On the way to Bangkok - reached toll station was stopped from passing and directed to side lane. Apparently bikes are not allowed on certain major highway. Spent some time trying to find way across the Chao Phrya. Finally managed to get across in the heavy rain over the King Rama III bridge - very beautiful but cannot take picture as heavy rain. Next night had massage at the health land applied thai medicine clinic - Min B4000 per massage and up.

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u now so free

Life sux..Take control ..and live it and pick yourselves up now.. die later

if the roads end ....i go off road

Honda Shadow ACE 400 1997

V-strom 1k

Dr 200

 

"Bikers Don't bleed, we mark our territory"...

"Bikers Don't leave our body behind , we just a smear on the road"

"Bikers Don't cry When we Die, we just let others do it on our behalf"

"Bikers Don't stop Riding,We keep cruzing after we Die"

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Phattalung - fried seafood kway teow and market

 

 

i want that catfish and frog leg to go with the fried kway teow. :thumb:

regards,

 

cstay66

hp 9459 5300

 

read my love-hate relationship with my wee.

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2305336&postcount=35

1987-kawasaki gto 110, 1990-honda rebel 250, 2004-suzuki vstrom dl650, 2009-yamaha fjr 1300, 2011-kawasaki er6f

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what a wee!

 

tell me or tell them or tell everybody, is the wee capable of 2 up? :thumb:

 

My bike is a Vstrom K7 650 ABS. Decided last year to go Sept this year for north Thailand. No fixed plan or itinerary - just packed and go.

regards,

 

cstay66

hp 9459 5300

 

read my love-hate relationship with my wee.

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2305336&postcount=35

1987-kawasaki gto 110, 1990-honda rebel 250, 2004-suzuki vstrom dl650, 2009-yamaha fjr 1300, 2011-kawasaki er6f

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