Bike gear shops in Tachileik

Lightemup

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I went up to Mai Sai / Tachileik yesterday and since I havent found a thread on here yet, dealing with the stores up there, I took some pics of the stores and their stock for you to see whats available currently.
Honestly, I found only 3 stores dealing with motorcycle rider accessories and of the three, only one is worth a visit.

Yesterday, I was specifically going for a mesh jacket to complement my normal gear as I find the BMW Rallye 2 Pro jacket too hot for everyday wear around town, so I tend to not really wear anything related to safety. This would also be my first foray into mesh gear for riding, so I wanted it to be cheap (Compared to the Hit-Air jacket, at 16100 Baht, I had eyeballed in the FastCorner shop in Panthip Plaza in Chiang Mai City) and to compare prices between the shops, I choose the jacket I bought as they were available in all the shops.
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Directions:
Once you get through the immigration into Myanmar, you walk down the first stairwell on right hand side. Once at the bottom, you turn right and proceed until about 50 meters and there you find YoY store. It marked with a HD logo thing.
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As the logo implies, they deal mostly in HD related shirts and jackets. But I found Alpinestars, BMW and YellowCorn as well.

A few pics of the YoY shop:
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I was quoted 2800 Baht as the price for the Alpinestars jacket here.

I left YoY and took a left turn and walked all the way down to the ned, then turned left again. About another 50 meters or so I saw the next shop.
I didnt see a name, but its easily recognised as there are loads of helmets and boots at the very front and the shop deals only with motorcycle accessories and has the biggest selection of the three shops I saw.

A few pics of that store:
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For the the Alpinestars jacket, I was quoted 1400 Baht.

When I walked out of that shop I turned right and another 50 meters or so was the last shop.
Im sorry I didnt take any pics in that shop, but their selection isnt quite up to the others and deal mostly with other fashion brands not related to motorcycling.
I was quoted 4000 baht for the same Alpinestars jacket in that shop, so I left and bought the jacket for 1400 baht in the second shop instead.

Hope this gives you a bit of insight into the shops and whats available on the other side of the border.
Beware, its mostly counterfitted stuff, so buyer beware and all that. But at 10% the price of the meshjacket I saw in FastCorner, I think its worthwhile giving this one a go for my first meshjacket. (Need to see if I can fit my BMW CE protectors into it instead of the ones that came with it)
 
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