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    Just out of interest, is it safer to attempt that with the side stand or the main stand down?

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    Doing at least 100kph then hit the breaks just at the right time for maximum penetration.

    Rooting's more fun when it's risky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    ^

    That's a sweet lookin Bike Lu-Lu.

    Who owns it.
    Same guy who has the Chiang Mai condos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    You gotten yours up to top-speed yet?
    She feels pokier now that she's had her first major oiling, enough about the wife, Betsy vibrates like the Missus rampant rabbit after 120kmh, plus after having a couple of dogs run at me near that speed Ive calmed down a bit. I've noticed one thing those 2 dogs have in common though, they were both Bang Kaews and its in their nature to ward you off with glaring fangs

    I had one run at the wife's car today








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    Ksmart is your man if you want more info on Ban Chang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Betsy vibrates like the Missus rampant rabbit after 120kmh,
    Yeah, single cylinders will do that. They're pretty much motocross engines.

    Get yerself a twin cylinder, triple or inline 4 for the road.

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    120kmh is plenty fast enough for the roads from Pattaya to the South, as you will find out

    I will have to pay this Ban Chang another visit, I only went the beach when I rode through, which is 10km away from the main attraction there


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    Finally, there's hope for this forum yet, place was spammed up with Flouncy Goes To Khao San Road threads for a while there.

    Topped out a Ninja 650 at 220kph early one morning on the road down to Pattaya around 5 years ago. Think we were going to Koh Chang and took cut off road that goes from Pattaya to Rayong, think there were 3 minivans and a truck in the ditch overall.

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    You get past Chantaburi, then every fukkin 5 miles theres traffic lights because the conts wont build a fukkin bridge. Yet theyll build bridges under that 7 highway from Bangkok to Pattaya so you can leap like Bo and Luke Duke

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    Looking forward to it now, gonna be a long few months til the Sproglette finishes her current school year.


    Suppose I couldn't just fok off for 6 months of reconnaissance.

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    Giz a shout, i'll ra, erm follow you down to Cambo.

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    Will wear me leathers for the special occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ... will have to pay this Ban Chang another visit, I only went the beach when I rode through, which is 10km away from the main attraction there
    Check out the Ban Chang pub in this link:

    www.thecamelpub.com

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    ^ looks good for some food and pints before heading to the bargirl strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    ^ looks good for some food and pints before heading to the bargirl strip.
    Guess it's a frequent stop for one of my U.K. friends on his golf outings.

    He sez it's a great place except it tends to be full of loud mouth retired military septics ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    Check out the Ban Chang pub in this link:
    how many you humped in there SK?

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    ^ Never been there. Only recently found out it became home of the newest VFW post in Thailand.

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    VfW?
    Venues for womanisers?

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    Veterens of foreign wars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    it's a great place except it tends to be full of loud mouth retired military septics
    Hopefully there's another good place down the road.

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    Banchang has most things you want. Good schools for the kids, bars, reasonably clean beaches, etc. Just bear in mind it's quiet and not on the tourist trail, you will need your own personal transport most of the time. Rayong and Pattaya 20 and 40 minutes away, respectively.
    Banchang and Sattahip was the first posting venue for the US military here, so there is a history.^ Most of those guys are okay.

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    Sounds good so far. Cheers.

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    Islands off Rayong.

    Besides Koh Samet.



    Koh Man Island Group of Islands
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    The Koh Man Island group comprises three islands: Koh Man Nai, Koh Man Klang and Koh Man Nok. These tiny islands remain pristine and have excellent coral reefs. Koh Man Nai (the smallest of the islands) has a single beach and is only 100 metres across. It is not possible to stay overnight on Koh Man Nai because camping is prohibited and there is no other accommodation available. This is likely because of the abundance of sea turtles around the island - through Her Majesty the Queen's conservation efforts to preserve sea turtles there are plans to turn Koh Man Nai into a turtle sanctuary. Koh Man Klang and Koh Man Nok both have excellent beaches. In addition, being quiet and sparsely populated (and by no means over visited!), the coral reefs around the islands are still in perfect condition. It is possible to rent snorkelling, sailing, and canoeing equipment from the islands' few resorts.
    How to get there: Koh Man Nai is opposite Kai Bae Beach and is accessible by private boat from Pak Nam Prasae (1,500 Baht) or Ao Ma Kam Porn (500 Baht).



    Koh Saket Petch
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    Koh Saket Petch is a small island off the coast of Rayong, approximately 15 minutes by boat from Bang Phe. Although accommodation is available on the island, it is limited. As a result, the waters around the island remain clear and the coral on the seabed impressive.
    How to get there: Boats on a regular schedule are available from Hat Sai Thong beach near Bang Phe.
    Contact: If you want to stay on the island, a limited number of bungalows and tents are available for rent. These must be booked well in advance. To book accommodation contact (038) 617-002 (Rayong) and 0-2719-6393-9 or 0-2319-7506 (Bangkok).



    Islands in Rayong - Thailand Travel Information

    Sound like nice places.

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    They do indeed. Ive just added them to my places to go on google maps. Cheers

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    Lulu at your service Sir.

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