Singaporeans do the MHS Loop-Angkhang-Thaton-Chiang Khong-PCF-Nan-CM

cuban8

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KTM 990 Adventure, KTM 690 Enduro
30Jun-05Jul 2012. We had to take the 990s to the border and decided to make it a trip. Days 1-3 consisted of 2 KTM990s (Ed, Glenn), 1 SMC-R (Kevin aka LG) and 2 Versys (Amos & Radio). David and Azhar will join us after lunch on day 3 onwards to Doi Angkhang.

It was Amos' and Radio's (Alvin) first time riding in North Thailand. After collecting the 2 Kawasakis upon arriving into CM by plane, we went on to prep the KTMs.

Day 1: CM- Doi Intanon- MHS

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Best "kway teaw" in San Pa Tong. Just after the Shell station on the 108.

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Group shot on Doi Intanon- Thailand's Highest Point

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Caught in the rain between Mae Chaem and Khun Yuam.
Amos didn't pack his rain gear, so the guy at a coffee stop offered him an alternative.


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"Kafe In" Biker friendly bar in MHS. N19*17.646 E097*57.863
:DD

Day 2: MHS- Long Necks- Pai
We wanted to spend some time looking around the Long Necks and Pai on day 2, so we decided to make it a really short ride.

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I was experiencing some problems with the bike's ignition being intermittent throughout the first day. Alas it would not start on day 2.
I removed the ignition switch assembly to check if there were any loose connections. The switch was worn and a wire had broken of on the harness.
Finally had to short the wires at the connector and used that as a ignition switch.

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Ban Huay Seau Tao Long Neck Villager's album of country music.
N19*15.575 E097*54.217

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Kevin teasing a villager

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Has anyone seen Pai's walking street this quiet at 9pm?

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Excellent accomodation at Pai Baanthai Resort N19*821.214' E098*26.924.
600baht

Day 3: Waterfall-Angkhang-Tha Ton

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Radio falling in Love with Pai

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Eddie at Pai Memorial Bridge

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Dirt trail to waterfall - 1
Amos - 0

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'waterfall' after a 10min walk:WTF

We continued onto the junction of 1095 and 107 where we met up with David (Orange 990) and Azhar (Black Versys) at a nice restaurant called Kao Fae. Its just before the Shell station after this junction.


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3 990s, 1 SMC, 3 Versys

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Family lunch time

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Samples of food served at Kao Fae. It's Aroy Mak!

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Happy Versys people at the Doi Angkhang helipad. Radio on the yellow Versys rides a WR250 and Azhar rides a 2012 KTM 990 Adventure in Singapore. He says that he needs to bring his 990 up here for the next trip.

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Awesome descend from Angkhang through the clouds. As though you are in IFR.

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Apple resort in Tha Ton provided nice river views for 1000baht. N20*03.652'E099*210816'


Day 4: Mae Salong-Maesai-GT- Chiang Khong
Kevin and Amos had to return to CM today so had breakfast and some quick photos at Wat Tha Ton before going our separate ways.

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Wat Tha Ton has some very beautiful colours and a brilliant view of the eastern side of the river.

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This shop served coffee made from beans grown in their own farm. Located opposite the huge highway1234 mile marker on Doi Mae Salong.

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This would certainly be a good night stop during the winter. Brrrrrr.......Azhar will love it.

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We met up with Phil who came up on the Harley, David Bailey and his lovely wife Mai at a restaurant next to where we stayed. David who also rides has very good knowledge of Thailand and Laos and was a joy to speak with.
Ban Pak Phon is where I like to stay each time I'm in CK. Excellent river views from every room at 500baht regardless of season.
N20*15.768'
E100*24.455'

Day 5: Pu Chi Fa-Nan
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View across the Mae Khong to Houay Xai passenger landing dock.

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We went by to see the construction of the new Chiang Khong immigration bridge before heading off on the 1155 to PCF.
Phil 'insisted' that the monks took pictures with us- They succumbed.

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One of the many view points on the way to PCF. After having a quick lunch on the peak, we headed south towards Chiang Kham and east on the 1148 to Nan.

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Grand Mansion Hotel, Nan. N18*47.182' E100*46.612'
Good sized room, aircon and hot water. 380baht.

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Good food and drinks.
N18*46.858' E100*46.783'

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Route overview in Cyan. Starting in CM clockwise around the MHS Loop.
 

KTMphil

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Jan 11, 2011
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
Great report Glenn - nice save on the 990s!

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You guys had a great trip, glad to hear the guys that hadn't been up here before were able to experience the Phu Chi Fa views.
 

2wheels

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Honda Rebel 500
Cuban8, thanks for sharing your ride with us.
Those food shots are making me salivate!
Nice part of the world up here isn't it?
 

Ally

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Chiang Mai
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PCX - with custom valve caps
Hey guys, what a wonderful photo this is

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write the trip report, you certainly captured Northern Thailand!

Ally
 

Ally

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Great stuff, what a build up for the real thing !!! ;)

Ally
 
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