Ten Ten Is Sold: A Wrap Up Of How We Did It

Sherrie’s Note:  And by we, Patrick means he,  as I am currently still in Songkhla, Thailand with Mango, who at the moment is recovering from the removal of his testicles. I will sell Temari next week, but I digress, on with Patrick’s post!


Our time in Asia is running out, as of the end of March we are Canada bound (more about the new plans later).

That means we have to sell our moscoots. Shipping them to Canada was not an option due to the costs of getting them over combined with nightmare import regulations. So we decided to sell the bikes back and to buy again in Canada. Financially that makes sense, the money you save from shipping coupled with what you get from the sale almost covers the cost of the bike. If we sell that bike again it does cover it. The problem of course is that selling a bike is a lot of hassle and paperwork. Or is it? Turns out not. Selling in Malaysia is as easy as buying.

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Calvin from KOK Motors recommended a Honda dealer close to the border to Thailand (we will fly out from Bangkok). I left around 7 am to ensure I had lots of time to cross the border and make it  to Alor Star and Chin Chin.

They quoted me a fair price (3800 Ringit, about 700 EUR). That is 50 Euro less than half price, which we were very happy with. (We each put just over 10 000 km on the bikes). I was sent with some papers to the registration office to get a stamp. That was done in 30 minutes, and without any fees. I came back to Chin Chin and they gave me the money in cash. Done and all before lunch time.

There is one problem.

Now I’m a backpacker again 🙁

Day 118: Waiting For The Train To Malaysia: Motorcyclists Without Motorcycles!

If you enjoyed this you might enjoy:

Buying A Bike In South East Asia

Family Reunions and New Motorcycles In Malaysia

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About Sherrie

Sherrie was born and raised in Newfoundland, has her home base in Germany, and at any given time can be found just about anywhere in the world. Addicted to books, travel, chocolate and motorcycles, a perfect day for her is riding her bike followed by drinking good coffee and reading a good book or writing one.

4 Responses to Ten Ten Is Sold: A Wrap Up Of How We Did It

  1. Alix says:

    I’m glad you were able to sell the bikes easily. 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing you soon!!

  2. Patrick Patrick says:

    Hi Alix,
    we are looking forward to Vancouver to see you again 🙂
    And some nice cold Canadian weather. Believe it or not. I don’t even know how cold feels anymore 🙂

    • Alix says:

      Well, you’ll get damp and chilly! 🙂

      • Sherrie Sherrie says:

        I wish there was a way to reserve the heat or cold for when you need it. Like some of that 5 and freezing rain in Iceland for now when its 40 degrees plus, and then some of the sunshine and dry heat for Vancouver. 😛

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