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    Hi, found your forum to be most inspiring and though I should join up.
    I have visited Thailand previously and had a great time.
    Was sad to learn of the death of Nicke of M T bar, who was a real nice guy.
    I would like to take a motorbike to Phuket this year as II will be coming for six months. I was wondering what the best options would be in regarding cost, time for shipping, etc and if it is worth the hassle / financially .
    I live in London.
    thanks

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    Don't bother taking your bike it will cost twice whats it worth to clear customs.

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    Agree with KT rent on arrival

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    Thanks, even if I take the bike home after six months ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambling Man View Post
    Thanks, even if I take the bike home after six months ?
    You will not be able to take your bike home it will still be in customs Thai end.
    Call it a sort of bike napping pay the ransom price you bike will clear customs.

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    OK that looks like a bad idea, how about buying a used bike in Phuket ? What are the best options ?

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    dont know about thailand, but usually, if you come on a tourist visa, you can bring your bike, without major problems...
    in this case its not an "import"... or - this you have to make clear: you will bring the bike and take it with you back again... selling is not permitted and if it is scrapped, make sure you can prove this, otherwise you wiould - when leaving the country - have to pay the import fees... faik

    it needs a special insurance from the UK...
    there were a few things to consider, but your insurance will know what has to be done...

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    Thanks for all the info guys.

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    Welcome to the Buff Board.

    Don't bring your bike, just rent here.

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    Thanks

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    Welcome to the Buffalo Board...like Betty says...

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    Thanks for the welcome.

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    Hello Everyone!
    My name is Brice and I am 20 years old. I am new to this forum, hope to spend a good time with all of you. Wish you all the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    Hello Everyone!
    My name is Brice and I am 20 years old. I am new to this forum, hope to spend a good time with all of you. Wish you all the best.
    Not everyone is as dumb as me or prepared to admit it,enjoy

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