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Offline Kevin

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Anyone in Bangkok with a SOHC?
« on: October 27, 2011, 01:34:58 am »
I'm here for a while, would be cool to be able to play with some bikes while I am here.
I thought I saw a SOHC go speeding by me the other day, maybe I was dreaming.
Kevin
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Re: Anyone in Bangkok with a SOHC?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 03:53:06 am »
I thought you were going to Africa?

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Re: Anyone in Bangkok with a SOHC?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 04:39:23 am »
Nope, SE Asia.
The other Kevin (Bidgood) is in South Africa. I plan in visiting him soon.
Why are you looking at the Asia thread?
Hope you are keeping things under control in the PNW :-)
'75 CB400F Retro "Purple Haze"
'75 CB400F Cafe'
'75 CB400F Red Rooster Rocket
'76 CB400F Parakeet Yellow ~ Stock
'77 CB400F 701 Mile bone stock Candy Anteres Red
'98 Suzuki Intruder VS1400 ~ for long rides
And a couple of CB400F's in boxes for future projects :-)

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Re: Anyone in Bangkok with a SOHC?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 04:46:38 am »
Oh I see. Well I saw your post in the new posts section. Yup we are holding things down for ya in the NW. The rain is here again. Be sure to let us know when your coming back and we will knock the dust off your bike.

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Re: Anyone in Bangkok with a SOHC?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011, 05:04:55 am »
What are you doing in Bangkok? I have a friend in Laos if you get over there...she can help you with motorcycle rental and places to visit. Laos is the place to go to avoid the crowds! ;)

Current bikes
1. CB750K4: Long distance bike, 17 countries and counting...2001 - Trans-USA-Mexico (CB750K4), 2003 - European Tour (CB750K4), 2004 - SOHC Easy Rider Trip (CB750K4), 2008 - Adirondack Tour 2-up (CB750K4) , 2013 - Tail of the Dragon Tour , 2017: 836 kit install and bottom end rebuild. And rebirth: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,173213.msg2029836.html#msg2029836
2. CB750/810cc K2  - road racer with JMR worked head 71 hp
3. VStrom DL1000 2003
4. XLR650L 2006

Where did you go on your bike today? - http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=45183.2350

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Re: Anyone in Bangkok with a SOHC?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2011, 05:29:58 am »
What are you doing in Bangkok? I have a friend in Laos if you get over there...she can help you with motorcycle rental and places to visit. Laos is the place to go to avoid the crowds! ;)

Thanks Andy, I will keep that in mind.
I'm just chilling out for a while. I'll be here for a year then moving to Cambodia for a few years, then who knows........
I am planning on visiting Laos while I am in the area.

Kevin
'75 CB400F Retro "Purple Haze"
'75 CB400F Cafe'
'75 CB400F Red Rooster Rocket
'76 CB400F Parakeet Yellow ~ Stock
'77 CB400F 701 Mile bone stock Candy Anteres Red
'98 Suzuki Intruder VS1400 ~ for long rides
And a couple of CB400F's in boxes for future projects :-)

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Re: Anyone in Bangkok with a SOHC?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011, 05:32:19 am »
Is this for travel or are you working? Like teaching English? I ask as I may be heading that way myself in a couple of years on my SOHC. 

Current bikes
1. CB750K4: Long distance bike, 17 countries and counting...2001 - Trans-USA-Mexico (CB750K4), 2003 - European Tour (CB750K4), 2004 - SOHC Easy Rider Trip (CB750K4), 2008 - Adirondack Tour 2-up (CB750K4) , 2013 - Tail of the Dragon Tour , 2017: 836 kit install and bottom end rebuild. And rebirth: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,173213.msg2029836.html#msg2029836
2. CB750/810cc K2  - road racer with JMR worked head 71 hp
3. VStrom DL1000 2003
4. XLR650L 2006

Where did you go on your bike today? - http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=45183.2350

Offline Kevin

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Re: Anyone in Bangkok with a SOHC?
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2011, 05:39:33 am »
A little of both.
I will be working at the embassy.

'75 CB400F Retro "Purple Haze"
'75 CB400F Cafe'
'75 CB400F Red Rooster Rocket
'76 CB400F Parakeet Yellow ~ Stock
'77 CB400F 701 Mile bone stock Candy Anteres Red
'98 Suzuki Intruder VS1400 ~ for long rides
And a couple of CB400F's in boxes for future projects :-)

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Re: Anyone in Bangkok with a SOHC?
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2011, 06:21:17 am »
Got it. Good luck!

Current bikes
1. CB750K4: Long distance bike, 17 countries and counting...2001 - Trans-USA-Mexico (CB750K4), 2003 - European Tour (CB750K4), 2004 - SOHC Easy Rider Trip (CB750K4), 2008 - Adirondack Tour 2-up (CB750K4) , 2013 - Tail of the Dragon Tour , 2017: 836 kit install and bottom end rebuild. And rebirth: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,173213.msg2029836.html#msg2029836
2. CB750/810cc K2  - road racer with JMR worked head 71 hp
3. VStrom DL1000 2003
4. XLR650L 2006

Where did you go on your bike today? - http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=45183.2350

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Re: Anyone in Bangkok with a SOHC?
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2011, 02:03:20 pm »
It'll be good to have a fellow SOHC4'er at the embassy  ;)  I'm hoping (myself and another member) to come for a "visit" soon now that I'm unmarried. Any tips, perhaps via PM?

I bought some NOS parts off a Thai EBay merchant somewhere in Thailand, just don't remember where. 

Jerry
As of today 3/13/2012 my original owner 75 CB750F has made it through 3 wives, er EX-wives. Free at last.  ;-)

Offline davidstipek

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Re: Anyone in Bangkok with a SOHC?
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2012, 12:54:32 pm »
What are you doing in Bangkok? I have a friend in Laos if you get over there...she can help you with motorcycle rental and places to visit. Laos is the place to go to avoid the crowds! ;)

Thanks Andy, I will keep that in mind.
I'm just chilling out for a while. I'll be here for a year then moving to Cambodia for a few years, then who knows........
I am planning on visiting Laos while I am in the area.

Kevin

Hi Kevin

I was just told you were here in Thailand. (BKK) I am in Chiangmai.  Name is David, retired live in Nong Hoi area with my wife. From Bothell, WA.  We had Jai Thai Restuarant in Northgate area, sold it and moved here to take my turn at helping her take care of her family.

I do have a bike but it's 1/3 Yamaha, 1/3 Bicycle and I guess 1/3 Honda.  haha!  I took a old Y80 Belle I had bought new and pulled the hardware off (had really low miles for a 1986 model - 29,050 kms) completely redid 2t engine raised compression, bore and stroke and beefed up everything.  Then installed it in my Chopper/Bicycle frame.  Now it is a hardtail  :D Used Phantom tank and front forks, Used the Yamaha frame steering post (has serial to match motor) and engine mount.  With oversized tank would like to see if I can do the CM/BKK trip on one tank ::)

I was stationed here during Vietnam era (early) are you civilian  :D, Military ;D or Goverment issue 8)?

David
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Re: Anyone in Bangkok with a SOHC?
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2012, 12:56:16 am »
Hi David!
Your bike sounds pretty interesting. I bet you have a lot of fun on it up there in Chang Mai.
I rented a Kawasaki Ninja 650 in Chang Mai and rode it through the mountains up to Chang Rai and then did the Golden Triangle loop and back down to Chang Mai the next day. Loved every minute of it!!!

I grew up a few blocks from Greenlake and spent a lot of time in the Northgate area. I may have eaten at your restaurant  ;D

My uncle was also stationed here (BKK) during Vietnam, so was my grandfather, maybe you know them? Albert Brown Jr. and Samuel Leland Smith.

We are government issue  8)

Kevin
'75 CB400F Retro "Purple Haze"
'75 CB400F Cafe'
'75 CB400F Red Rooster Rocket
'76 CB400F Parakeet Yellow ~ Stock
'77 CB400F 701 Mile bone stock Candy Anteres Red
'98 Suzuki Intruder VS1400 ~ for long rides
And a couple of CB400F's in boxes for future projects :-)

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Re: Anyone in Bangkok with a SOHC?
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2012, 11:48:34 am »
Cool 8)

hahaha

Thought the Glasses fit the "Issue"

I grew up in Bothell, Parents still have 1 acre left of the Dairy farm I grew up on, the lat they sold was 4 acres to City of Bothell for Park. Kinda cool you can go on internet and research "Stipek Park" (parents are on the west side of it) When I'm gone family name will live on...

Thinking about doing a Honda 4 Cycle version of my bike.  Parts are cheap and available, we also have "Tiger" Motorcycle here.  Thai built bikes copies of Yamaha and Hondas.

David
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