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    Scooter conversion mobility options in Thailand

    Hey Ho, I am currently completely mobile, but one of our pals here in Kamala would appreciate a bit of help.

    What we need is any information about converting a Honda Click (or similar) to a 3 wheel configuration, so that he can get about the village and maybe even get over hills and stuff.
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    I have seen many 3 wheel conversions in Thailand over the years, one was converted in Samui and had a proper diff like rear end, most seem to add a solid rear axle with guards etc. This one below is an interesting conversion to the front end ( says cost 40K Baht conversion in Pattaya ) and I have never seen on the roads.


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    I think you`ll find we`ve been through all this many times many years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post


    I think you`ll find we`ve been through all this many times many years ago.
    I think you'll find Moo's correct >

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    Like this
    http://s56.photobucket.com/user/loll...eeler.jpg.html

    3 Wheel Honda Click Closeup Photo by lollypopuk101 | Photobucket

    This was a conversion done in Phuket for our friend Rex (LandofSmiles on P.I.) and was posted by his brother Charlie Towers shortly after Rex died of MND.
    Unfortunately I've lost track of Rex's family in Guernsey and friends here (my best link has since died) so I can't locate the mechanic.

    If anyone knows of a good local m/bike shop that does these conversions on Phuket please let me know.
    I've exhausted most other avenues.

    The frustrating thing is there are at least 200 trike options available from China via Alibaba, some quite beautiful, but importing a single item and then Thai customs hassles is prohibitive.

    The only trike that was made here (no longer) that I can locate is the Honda Gyro - a 49cc tilting body trike, with small rear wheels.
    http://bangkok.craigslist.co.th/mcy/4243586745.html

    I've tried one but I have problems due to balance and it is not suitable and they are too under-powered for the hills surrounding Kamala, Patong etc.


    P.S. It was discussed elsewhere a few years ago - there are different members on here and this is now.
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    Search Thai Visa or ask the Q there. I'm sure there will be dozens of Members with Manufacturer/Conversion ideas and info if not actual vehicles f/s.
    Cheers, Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    I think you'll find Moo's correct >

    Not suitable, either of these.
    I need a step-through not step-over - hence the Click conversion (with auto and LH combi brake).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    Search Thai Visa or ask the Q there. I'm sure there will be dozens of Members with Manufacturer/Conversion ideas and info if not actual vehicles f/s.
    Have searched there for several years.
    Many sightings but no info on TV I've found re actual converters.

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    Appreciate you want to get around Zab, but would you trust some of these local conversions to get you up and down the hills in and out of town? It's pretty hairy at the best of times on a normal bike (One made in a real factory and tested by experts). Ok for pootling around town though. You've come this far why take the added risk.
    And where the hell was Biggles.....?....when you needed him last Saturday....?

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    Sure - that is a consideration C1 - plus insurance, registration, licence etc.

    Currently my electric trike (which will do up to 25kmh) is acceptable for village use without registration, by the Orbortor and police, but when Chob and the boys talk about lunch at Surin I get itchy feet (no pun intended!) and a desire to widen my horizons.
    The village is such that with the only white trike everybody knows where I am and where I've been ...
    Unfortunately due to no feeling in my lower legs, footdrop and balance problems getting a "dink" is also out of the question.
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    เมืองเชียงราย Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Rivo's Avatar
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    I will have a look later Zab and tell you the name of the guy on Samui who ive seen do the conversion, it does look like a great job, no idea of cost.
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    Rex seemed to find one on Phuket fairly easy...it was for sale a few years back?

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    Thanks Rivo - transporting a Phuket registered bike (important) to KS and a trike back could be an option if quality work.

    It would be interesting to find out if they are registered on KS as a trike or just running on the original rego after conversion.
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    What were the negatives for a Click with Sidecar? Kenny ran one for a long time, everyone said it was underpowered to do the job, but really its not going to be loaded. is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by briofoz View Post
    What were the negatives for a Click with Sidecar? Kenny ran one for a long time, everyone said it was underpowered to do the job, but really its not going to be loaded. is it?
    ^ rider would be 555

    licence for the MiB check point north of lala?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    ^ rider would be 555

    licence for the MiB check point north of lala?
    After paying a few fines, I am sure he will get waved thru like the rest of the Rot Pwong.

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    This is the one I saw in Samui a few years ago Zab and it was converted by The Springer Bar bike shop in Chaweng Samui, it had a proper diff in the rear, alot safer in the wet IMO, he had converted quite a few he was telling me. Im sure Bacwaan could call past and enquire if you were interested. Another bloke who would know who to talk to would be Ohm from Ohm Bikes ( hires harley's on Samui ) he is just up the hill from the springer bar shop and has great english.


    Ohm - http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rc...59026428,d.dGI


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    Go for the one in the background, in front of the wooden doors Zab, much more stylish, you'll get all the girls with that one 555555
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    Thanks for that Rivo.
    Unfortunately a google search shows they have closed down?

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