Mechanics in Asia

KTMphil

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Lek Shop, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Lek - a motocross rider in Chiang Mai, Thailand is a mechanic some people use to do work on their dirt bikes.

He's hard to find, so i've used a mapsource screen shot to show his location from the Nawerat bridge in Chiang Mai.

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He speaks basic English and is very reliable.

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KTMphil

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Joe's Bike Team, Chiang Mai, Thailand


29th April, 2013 - Joe's Bike Team New Location in the link below Co-ords: N18.86655 E98.96661



http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-forum/vendors/3665-joes-bike-team-new-location.html








Below is his old location

Probably the most respected mechanic in north Thailand, Joe Sauerborn's workshop is always full of bikes & you normally have to wait to be seen to. Highly recommended that you call and make an appointment.

A little hard to find, tucked down a narrow street between 2 one way systems.
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Co-Ords

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KTMphil

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Leah - Luang Prabang, Laos

Leah has been a mechanic in Luang Prabang, Laos for years, he has helped numerous motorcycle travelers out of mechanical trouble. His daughter speaks good English, he also has about 10X Honda XR 250's for rent. If you're bike's waiting for parts maybe you can rent one of his bikes so that the tour isn't halted.

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Leah the mechanic with Midnight Mapper
 

Midnitemapper

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VIENTIANE, laos
Bikes
xt600, xr400 (4)
"Da Man" In Laos,
Fuark Motocross

Fair price, Fast work always a smile!
Allways a pleasure to visit this shop, An avid offroader and motorcross rider.
He rebuilt my, completely blown motor, in 2 days, including getting the parts!
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The Only place to get a proper 3 angle valve job!
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KTMphil

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2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Vay's Motorcycle shop


Vay's motorcycle shop in Phnom Penh is supposed to be excellent. Robert Hiekel had his piston rings replaced on his Africa twin here with no problems at all.

Notes from Robert "His shop is located on Russian Blvd in PP, maybe a half kilometer from the river. He just did a PERFECT complete paint job on my friend Peter's Africa Twin for $ 150 dollars. Thai shops slapdash work, and shove it out the door. His shop actually works very carefully, with no mistakes found later".

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KTMphil

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Dara Motorcycle - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Fred just gave us another mechanic recommendation in Phnom Penh, Cambodia:

I would definitely recommend Dara. He's a Cambodian guy who is an extremely experienced 2 and 4 stroke dirt bike mechanic. The majority of expats in Phnom Penh go to him. His details are:

Contact:
Dara Motorcycle
#43, Street 136 Phnom Penh
012335499
darabikeshop {AATT} yahoo {DoT} com

You can use the GPS-coordinates from the closed adventure moto shop:

GPS: N 11 34.276 - E 104 55.739
 

KTMphil

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2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
More Cambodia recommended mechanics


Jim from Hotel California 2,Phnom Penh, a long time rider and resident in Cambodia has sent me the following mechanics he recommends:

"Flying bikes, the bike shop, two wheels tony, precision, angkor dirt bikes", will find out more about them.
 

KTMphil

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2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
Phonsavan, Laos

In Phonsavan, Laos, there's a mechanic opposite Crater's restaurant.
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Map: Green Triangle Maps

He does excellent vulcanizing on punctured inner tubes, Don't have any reports on his mechanical skills, but his workshop was quite well kitted out.
 

KTMphil

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C&P Chiang Mai, Thailand

C&P Chiang Mai, Thailand

Lan who owns C&P bike rentals in Chiang Mai, Thailand, comes highly recommended as a mechanic in Chiang Mai, I'm told he's good at suspension work (he's installing my race tech valving in my rear shock).

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A lot of the bike tour companies use C&P/ Lan as his bikes seemed to better better maintained and more reliable than other rental shops.

Location in Chiang Mai is below:


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KTMphil

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Lan at C&P Chiang Mai, Thailand fitted my Race Tech rear shock valving & kick start kit to a Suzukie DRZ 400 and i'm very impressed with the quality of service i would highly recommend Lan at C&P.
 

KTMphil

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KTMphil

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Biker House - Qualified Harley Davidson Mechanic


Looks like north Thailand has hit the jackpot recently with a couple of excellent Harley Davidson mechanics setting up businesses in the region. The latest being A.J, a qualified Harley Davidson mechanic, trained in the USA.


We stopped by to see A.J who has just set up a Harley Davidson servicing business on R 118 just south of the Doi Saket area, location:


N18.83585

E99.06163








His wall is filled with certificates from Harley USA, showing him completing the necessary Harley Davidson training courses.























A.J , originally from Surin, Thailand is a super nice guy. He spent 25 years working as a Harley mechanic in the USA and has just returned here to relax and work on bikes.








Taking a look at a 883cc Sportster which he discovered had a leaky rear shock.









He told me his labor rate is 400 bht an hour, below is a map of how to get there

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He'll be servicing my Harley 48 for sure.
 

KTMphil

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
Mae Sariang



Junction of R 108 and R 105 at Mae Sariang. About 1km south of Mae Sariang on R 105 on the western side of the road there is an EXCELLENT big bike mechanic. He's done several things for David Bailey, highly recommended.





 

IIRoo

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Apr 23, 2013
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Chiang Mai
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2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 900
Sa Moto, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Lots of satisfied customers leave here and will recommend him. He's particularly good at tuning and remapping, can do Ducati, KTM etc.... usually charges around 4,000 bht for the remapping.

Location:
N18.78046
E98.97713
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Hi KTMphil, I just wanted to let you know I used Google to find the location of Sa Moto this morning (Friday 26 April 2013) and went there straight away. Google Maps shows the location as just before the 3 Elephants Corner on Mahidol Road heading towards the Moat from the Airport Flyover. Sorry to advise but apart from Thai Post, a clothes shop and the AIA building, there is nothing there on the left. No bike shop. On the road heading towards the flyover from the Moat, likewise. There used to be a Big Bike Shop further down the road but that sells pedal cycles now - but I did see what I think is a new shop opening just down from where that Bike Shop used to be, but I didnt see the name Sa Moto. Sorry guys. Cheers - Roo, Chiang Mai
 

KTMphil

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Sa is there for sure







Hi KTMphil, I just wanted to let you know I used Google to find the location of Sa Moto this morning (Friday 26 April 2013) and went there straight away. Google Maps shows the location as just before the 3 Elephants Corner on Mahidol Road heading towards the Moat from the Airport Flyover. Sorry to advise but apart from Thai Post, a clothes shop and the AIA building, there is nothing there on the left. No bike shop. On the road heading towards the flyover from the Moat, likewise. There used to be a Big Bike Shop further down the road but that sells pedal cycles now - but I did see what I think is a new shop opening just down from where that Bike Shop used to be, but I didnt see the name Sa Moto. Sorry guys. Cheers - Roo, Chiang Mai
 

Lone Rider

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Chiangmai
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4 Wheels
There is a very handy Google map showing a Motorcycle Directory like big bike repair shops and other bike related shops are in Thailand. This Directory was was set up by Sefton - Livin-LOS (member of RideAsia) and some of you may find this handy. You can add places to it with descriptions, etc. which would help to keep the Directory up to date for the benefit of all:
Motorcycle directory Project - Google Maps
 

Lone Rider

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Sa is there for sure
Yes, checked this morning and they are still there. When you come from the airport drive in the direction of the moat and you will see the shop on your left just before the second pedestrian bridge over the road and right after a side road to the left (and before the post office and the AIA office).
 

IIRoo

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Chiang Mai
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2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 900
Handy Google map showing a Motorcycle Directory

There is a very handy Google map showing a Motorcycle Directory like big bike repair shops and other bike related shops are in Thailand. This Directory was was set up by Sefton - Livin-LOS (member of RideAsia) and some of you may find this handy. You can add places to it with descriptions, etc. which would help to keep the Directory up to date for the benefit of all:
Motorcycle directory Project - Google Maps
G'day Lone Rider, like wow!. I wish I had found this map a few months ago. Many thanks from this end of Chiang Mai. I genuinely appreciate your time to point me to this map. I am loath to add the Santitham place I know - they kept my bike for pretty much 6 months and still didn't get it right, but what they did, I am very sure they did the best they could. Shame as they are nice people and always showed me what was wrong before I said go ahead. Cheers: Roo, Chiang Mai
 

IIRoo

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Got it (Samoto) at last. I didn't look at places before Thai Post because when I entered the Longitude and Latitude into Google map, this clearly showed the location where AIA is. Again, many thanks everyone. Cheers, Roo - Chiang Mai
 

KTMphil

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AJ's is cranking and up to full speed now.


A show bike that's just been detailed







Plenty of work waiting






A local farrangs bike having some front suspension alterations







This was a beauty and he came off it today



















Biker House - Qualified Harley Davidson Mechanic


Looks like north Thailand has hit the jackpot recently with a couple of excellent Harley Davidson mechanics setting up businesses in the region. The latest being A.J, a qualified Harley Davidson mechanic, trained in the USA.


We stopped by to see A.J who has just set up a Harley Davidson servicing business on R 118 just south of the Doi Saket area, location:


N18.83585

E99.06163








His wall is filled with certificates from Harley USA, showing him completing the necessary Harley Davidson training courses.























A.J , originally from Surin, Thailand is a super nice guy. He spent 25 years working as a Harley mechanic in the USA and has just returned here to relax and work on bikes.








Taking a look at a 883cc Sportster which he discovered had a leaky rear shock.









He told me his labor rate is 400 bht an hour, below is a map of how to get there

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He'll be servicing my Harley 48 for sure.
 

KTMphil

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2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
Just had AJ do some work and can highly recommend him.
















AJ's is cranking and up to full speed now.

A show bike that's just been detailed

Plenty of work waiting

A local farrangs bike having some front suspension alterations

This was a beauty and he came off it today
 

KTMphil

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
AJ has a great detail-er too....3, 500 bht and your bike will look like it never has before, he preps show bikes!









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KTMphil

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2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
SW of Chiang Mai on R 108 / Hang Dong, Nung is one of the founding members of the "Northern Trails Club" / NTC



Location:



N18.65929 E98.90763




He's on the western side of R 108, speaks very good English, would be a good place to get an off-road bike worked on for sure

























Facebook


https://www.facebook.com/Onentc?fref=ts







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KTMphil

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
Honda XR 250 source in Chiang Rai



This Thai gentleman had probably 30 Honda XR 250's in his workshop. He said he wasn't in the rental business, but had a few for sale, a new-ish looking one, invoice only was 80,000 bht (not the older model in the front). He would be an excellent source for parts.









Location:





http://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.90076614600132,99.83267153886062
 

KTMphil

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
Monster Top Garage (Chiang Mai)



A new Harley Davison / custom bike / chopper full service business in Chiang Mai. Service, parts, custom bike fabrication, motorcycle sales, it's all there. The place has a great vibe.







Owned by Khun Top, I can't see how this business will not be a huge success


















A full service workshop, Jim, who has a Harley V-Rod to assemble has checked out all the possibilities for this and has decided to use Monster Top Garage for the job. Labor rate here is only 200 Bht an hour, incredibly reasonable.










Location is a little tricky, best route is to take R 1001 / Mae Jo road north from R 11/ Superhighway, first traffic light (McDonalds on your front left), turn right, go 1km and take (left) last small soi 50 meters before the Nissan dealer. He is 300 meters up on the RHS.


Co-ords:


N18.81915


E99.02012





Map from Chiang Mai city











Map from R 1001/ McDonalds intersection










It also looks like a great value place to get your Harley detailed, I will try here next time for sure



 

KTMphil

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2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
Joes Bike Team (German Joe) has moved over the road from where he was and is settled in his new location. co-ords:


N18.86685 E98.96929



Map of the new location, now on the north side of the road, next to the Govt. Vehicle inspection station (curved roof)


joe new map txt by Triangle Golden 007, on Flickr



He is the next build to the east of this

joe1 by Triangle Golden 007, on Flickr



Joe's new set up


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KTMphil

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
Phonsavan Mechanic

East out of town around the bend then 200 meters LHS Co-ords:



N19.45202 E103.21338




Repacked wheel bearings foe me and noticed a cracked rear nut spacer, fabricated another one - highly recommended











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Russ McDermid

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Chiang Mai & Hereford, UK.
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Honda Transalp XL700VA in the UK, and a CRF250L & V-strom in Thai.
Superbike tyres & oil in Chonburi - "Moto Shop"

Stumbled across this young chap in Chonburi who has a tyre changing & wheel balancing machine, aswell as stock of european synthetic oils, filters. and some Pirelli tyres. He can get stuff to order and had no problem in getting a set of Metzler Tourance tyres for my V-strom.
Although located opposite Power Buy on Hwy 3, he's difficult to find without GPS co-ordinates due to the fact the "shop" is located in the middle of a large metal fabrication workshop. Not ideal for passing trade, but this could be of use if more specialist work was required.
I'm calling him "Moto Shop tyres and Oil" and the co-ordinates are : N13.34494 E100.97780
Some pics with his name & phone number are attached.
 

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KTMphil

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BMW trained mechanic in Chiang Mai


Tium is a BMW factory trained BMW mechanic, that used to work for Barcelona BMW, Chiang Mai & about 6 months ago started his own motorcycle service/ workshop.


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A friend had been using him, so gave him a shot for a check on the F 800 gs and oil change



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Did everything professionally, bike was tied down on the lift, rags under pliers when opening covers, torque wrenches, 3 stage for doing thins back up, locktite on the sumpguard bolts when re-tightening, all nice to see.


Some interesting projects in there too


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Location:


N18.80299 E99.00314




https://www.google.co.th/maps/place/18°48'10.8"N+99°00'11.3"E/@18.795753,98.9840943,14.95z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en





He's on the Ping River side of the road just NE of Chiang Mai moat square


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tium 1 by Triangle Golden 007, on Flickr





Seems to want to make something of this, well worth giving him a try


P_20150717_111428.jpg by Triangle Golden 007, on Flickr





P_20150717_112905.jpg by Triangle Golden 007, on Flickr





P_20150717_113843.jpg by Triangle Golden 007, on Flickr





P_20150717_111853.jpg by Triangle Golden 007, on Flickr






Tium on Facebook:


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tium-Moto-Work/1482516465329913?fref=ts








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thaigs800

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GS1200 / GS 800
I can highly recommend Tium. On my F800GS he changed chain with sprocket and steering head bearings. Everything was done very professionable and as promised.
 

KTMphil

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Location
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Bikes
2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
SA Moto has sold his shop house and is in a temporary location while he builds another one. Temporary location is:


18.775330, 99.021950
 
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