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    Thai legal Age for a Thai to own a Motorbike

    I'm Buying a Motor bike for my son,he is 16yrs old, can he have the papers in his name.?

    The motor bike is paid for in cash.

    And will be under 90cc

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    you are a confirmed fantasist - and you do not have a son

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    15 for drivers license. Don't know about ownership.

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    Doesn't seem to be much info on it,my son says,his friends father said its 20yrs

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    Buying a motorcycle for a teen in a country with one of -- if not the -- highest rates of motorcycle road deaths in the world. Smart.

    Save the money and spend it on his education instead, ensure that he doesn't end up like you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    AO thanks for the link though,the question was how old to own a Motorbike,not to ride one. hmm

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    After saying, "why you ask me" wife said "ask the shop owner".
    Makes sense. Try it Chico.

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    Makes sense,though at times they not know themselves.

    Was just wanting to know before we go,because I may need to take the loony ex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Was just wanting to know before we go
    Cal em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Cal em.
    Sorted its 20 yrs old.

    or 17 yrs old if your married.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    15 for drivers license. Don't know about ownership.


    And in the practiced rural/local situations, seems to be about 11 or 12 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    And in the practiced rural/local situations, seems to be about 11 or 12 years.
    Have seen some younger if side car is attached. They cut their teeth standing in the MC leg well. They get raised to have no fear of MC dangers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Doesn't seem to be much info on it,my son says,his friends father said its 20yrs
    Seems correct Horatio. Thais become legally adults at 20 so are able to sign legal documents.

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    Be sure to get the ex to register it in her name, that way when your son does some property damage, she pays.

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    CS, When my son does some property damage,are you pissed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    CS, When my son does some property damage,are you pissed.
    Assuming your asking me a question, because most questions end in question marks, I could fookin' care less. I was suggesting a possible course of action for you in order to mitigate your exposure to costly insurance claims.

    Since a teenager has less sense than the common cockroach, I would be willing to bet there's going to accident. If you own the bike, you own the responsibility.

    Personally, it will give me a giggle if you have to pay for his fuck ups because you were too stupid to make sure you WEREN'T responsible.

    Best of luck.
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    CS, You must know a lot of youngsters who haven't had guidance from there parents,though my son is a very responsible young lad,and he rides his bike very carefully,and is more than aware of idiot adults who cause the majority of accidents in Thailand.

    Considering you work with children/youngsters you do seem to have a very negative attitude to the very people you teach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Considering you work with children/youngsters you do seem to have a very negative attitude to the very people you teach.
    Negative or realistic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Negative or realistic?
    I wouldn't know I don't have the experience of Teaching Children in a classroom.

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    I thought the legal age was about 7 years old, 5 years old if they wear a crash helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    And will be under 90cc
    Out of interest, what model is it?


    There are those old 'Dios' that are 50cc (And actually very good fun. Weigh less than a bag of sugar and have 4 inch wheels. ) but they can't be legally registered.


    Don't they have to be a minimum of 100cc to be able to be legally registered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    I wouldn't know I don't have the experience of Teaching Children in a classroom.
    LOL, it's good you trust your 16 year old son considering all the time you've spent with him. Kudos to you, sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    I was under the impression the conservation was about motorbikes.?
    That would be conversation not conservation thus you proving Ant's point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Out of interest, what model is it?


    There are those old 'Dios' that are 50cc (And actually very good fun. Weigh less than a bag of sugar and have 4 inch wheels. ) but they can't be legally registered.

    Don't they have to be a minimum of 100cc to be able to be legally registered?
    Not sure yet will go around the shops and see looking to spend around 45k. just want him to be independent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Chico, have you ever driven a scooter in Thailand over a period of time?
    yes I have, and?

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