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  1. That's up to me,i'm quite capable of doing boring tasks over and over, i'd suggest i could do it for 1-2 hours solid without getting bored which is what i would be after, 1-2 days of 1-2 hours of just doing the same thing to begin to build the muscle reflex and find consistency. Once again, not on the road, within an enclosed training center. Thanks lads, if you hear of a farang killing themselves in a motorbike training center, pat yourselves on the back and tell yourselves you tried to save him but he wouldnt listen
  2. I AM NOT RIDING ON A ROAD, I AM AFTER A TRAINING CENTER WHO HAVE AN ENCLOSED TRAINING SPACE, I AM NOT RIDING FURTHER THAN 5-10M, THIS IS CLUTCH/THROTTLE FRICTION POINT PRACTICE. IF YOUD TAKEN THE TIME TO READ RATHER THAN JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS YOUD HAVE KNOWN THAT. I HOPE THE CAPS MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU TO READ.
  3. Alright folks, it seems there is selective reading and presumption taking place. I've stated i intend to leave the rider training to the professionals at home. I've stated the intention was purely for practice in finding the friction point on the clutch and getting take offs out of the way as i believe this will be something that without prior experience will make a crash course at home more difficult than it need be, you cannot book private lessons here until you do the course, you cannot legally practice anywhere other than private property until youve done the course, doing it in my driveway is not possible as i live in a city and its a shared driveway, doing the course several times in order to get said practice would be required to be spread over many months due to work/courses booked out and waiting for the stars to align. I've stated it'd ideally be an enclosed area away from traffic. The only area that i did not clarify was the stopping part, as in take off go about 5-10m and stop, not as in get up a head of steam and slam the rear brakes on while pulling the handle bars as far left as possible. So IDP etc really doesn't come into it as it would be a training center, foreigners can get a license in Thailand on a tourist visa you know...again this is NOT my intention, once more..i have NO intention of riding further than that 5-10m of friction point, take off, stop. Travel insurance well, i mean i'm semi uncoordinated but i know don't believe i am that uncoordinated that i'd be flipping a bike onto myself and breaking a leg while repetitively finding that friction point so again absolute minimal chance of requiring treatment. It seems no one has an idea of who may be able to provide said training so i will use more googlefu to save any more presumptuous folk commenting without actually reading. Thank you.
  4. Nope i do not, which is why i am seeking a training centre with environment free of any road traffic to get some practice, it'd also help pass a day or two waiting for the fun to start as the sun goes down As mentioned in OP, this is not so i can ride a bike in Thailand, it's purely to attempt to give myself a bit of confidence on the clutch and friction point finding on a consistent basis in preparation of doing the course at home. The courses are hard to book when you dont really know what shifts or times you are working more than 2 weeks in advance, any failure also makes it harder again as again id need to wait for next roster and hope that theres a session available when i am..thus i'd rather go prepared for what i think will be one of the more challenging aspects for a noob. I would just buy a cheap second hand bike and try it at home but.. i dont think my neighbours would appreciate me using the shared driveway as a practice ground and booking one on one sessions for training doesnt appear to be ab option as you need a licence or to be in a course for a licence to ride they say.
  5. I'll start off by saying i don't have a death wish and have absolutely no intention of riding a bike in Thailand, so let's save the "dont ride" etc. What i'm hoping to find is a school or preferably a private trainer that can be with me for a couple of hours in a private location away from traffic on a small motorbike, 125cc etc just so i can get used to the clutch/throttle relationship through repeated practice in taking off and stopping. I know this is very basic stuff, but my lack of opportunity to do this kinf of thing where i live had me think that perhaps somewhere in Pattaya would be a suitable location just to get the hang of it prior to going to do the course at home. I have every intention of doing the course at home but as it takes coordinating between my work roster which is all over the place and changes fortnightly and courses that fill up fast i'd rather go to the course prepared and confident of already being able to get my hands and feet working together. Anyone know of any location or trainers who could provide what im after?
  6. I stayed there on my first trip, the thing that irked me were the tiny balconys. other than that it was all good, being able to enter via the Family Mart is a bonus, not that the desk bothered to chase me to card the girls anyway. Cando is another and the cheapest ive found. Office is also located in the building directly across from Honeys coffee house. Seems to be run by Norwegians but the Thai girls that work there who you deal with have good English. Stayed with them 3 times, had an issue of a leaking toilet once, they had it fixed the next day which was reasonable as i arrived in the evening. One thing ill recommend, if youre staying here look for rooms with a washing machine, the laundromats down stairs can be pricey so its convenient to just grab a bottle of washing liquid and get your girls to do your washing before they leave your room 555
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