Thanks frogblogger, i had posted a question earlier regarding motorcycles and you did respond and suggest Tonys/Big Bikes so have been in contact with him via his website and I think I will deal with him when I am ready for the bike the end of this month.Sorry - met the guy through a friend of mine who knows Tony well, but other than word of mouth around Chiang Mai which has been favourable, I've no direct experience of riding a bike in Thailand, and intend things to stay that way - in town at least.
His bikes look well cared for outside his shop, I can say that much.
I had an accident last year on my motorbike. Iv'e tried to get back on the bike a few times now, but I'm just very uncomfortable with it. So instead I bought a car!
Sorry, I know that was OT, but I wanted to tell someone. Free counseling for the win!
Thanks for information, I do appreciated it.I just hired a bike with POP (near Thaipae Gate) for 200B a day inclusive of insurance. Its a new 125cc Honda - will cruise happily at 100KPH (which is about as fast as I would go close to town). This was a daily deal, monthly can be cheaper. They also have Kwak650s for rental now too. Never used Tony's but as FB says it has a good rep, as does Mr Mechanic, Mr Beer and Mr Bike (and POP) - so shop around.