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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-10-2019, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Hi from Chiang Mai Thailand

Hi all,


Picking up my 2011 Versys 650 today (with only 27000km on the clock). My last "big" bike was a CBR600F in the UK back in 2012. I'm moving up from my current Z300, and before that a little CB300F. Both have been fun, but I am looking forward to the Versys a lot!
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Welcome from Freindswood Texas. I was in Chang Mai about 3 years ago. Cool place.
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and Sawadikup. from Malaysia and if you thinking of riding down here, give a shout. Was in your area to ride the thousand corners a few years back.
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I think my Versys 300 X is made in Thailand. There are lots of bikes out there and beautiful women but I've never gone there. A buddy of mine is half Thai though and I've heard the language a lot. Sounds cool I wish I could speak it lol. Wow a 650. I'm jealous. Welcome to the forum and enjoy your Versys. Post some pics.

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Thanks Fastoman, what a lovely offer. I will surely bear it in mind. That goes both ways, if you are ever coming this way :-)
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Yes, a lot to like out here - I'm in my 15th year here now! I will get posting pics sometime soon... :-)
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Welcome! Hope you enjoy your new machine!
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Hi Jim,
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 07:20 AM
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Howdy Jim,
I seen that bike advertised, looked to be a good price. Enjoy, welcome & ride safe!
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Welcome from San Antonio, TX. I will be back in Chiang Mai in 11 days to do another ride with Big Bike Tours..
This time Thailand and Laos.
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Welcome from San Antonio, TX. I will be back in Chiang Mai in 11 days to do another ride with Big Bike Tours..
This time Thailand and Laos.

I envy you. I did the Nan - Phrae - Phayao - loop last Christmas with Big Bike Tours (great outfit btw). The roads up there are amazing. Some incredible cafes too, many cater to motorcyclists. One in particular that I remember hitting on the way to Nan was the Route 1148 Cafe. The views were spectacular - https://goo.gl/maps/MfCFArhYUwG2 . Great chicken wings too.

Sawadeekrap, Jim and congrats on the new bike. Try to get some riding in on the new bike before the rainy season starts.


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Howdy Jim,
I seen that bike advertised, looked to be a good price. Enjoy, welcome & ride safe!
lol, you saw it on Thaivisa classifieds. Small world!
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Welcome from San Antonio, TX. I will be back in Chiang Mai in 11 days to do another ride with Big Bike Tours..
This time Thailand and Laos.
I know Kay very well - great guy. Enjoy the tour :-)
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I envy you. I did the Nan - Phrae - Phayao - loop last Christmas with Big Bike Tours (great outfit btw). The roads up there are amazing. Some incredible cafes too, many cater to motorcyclists. One in particular that I remember hitting on the way to Nan was the Route 1148 Cafe. The views were spectacular - https://goo.gl/maps/MfCFArhYUwG2 . Great chicken wings too.

Sawadeekrap, Jim and congrats on the new bike. Try to get some riding in on the new bike before the rainy season starts.


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Yes, I love this part of the world. I was out that way over the Christmas break - and called in at that very cafe. The views are pretty spectacular from there. I am doing lots or riding right now. The Samoeng loop before breakfast on Saturday, and this coming weekend off to Mae Sariang via the long through the hills route! Love it.... :-)
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I envy you. I did the Nan - Phrae - Phayao - loop last Christmas with Big Bike Tours (great outfit btw). The roads up there are amazing. Some incredible cafes too, many cater to motorcyclists. One in particular that I remember hitting on the way to Nan was the Route 1148 Cafe. The views were spectacular - https://goo.gl/maps/MfCFArhYUwG2 . Great chicken wings too.

Sawadeekrap, Jim and congrats on the new bike. Try to get some riding in on the new bike before the rainy season starts.


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Yep, been to that cafe..
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Sawadeekrap, Jim and congrats on the new bike. Try to get some riding in on the new bike before the rainy season starts.


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A bit off this time off the year as there is no rain around here and we are not that far apart. Rain may be over..Happy riding.
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