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No riding today: the remains of the Honda Wave in Patong

Patong Awakes to a Burning Bike. Are Motorcycles Under Threat Again?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
PHUKET: Is the bike burner back? A woman who works at Jungceylon awoke this morning in Patong to word from neighbors that her motorcycle was on fire.

The bike, parked without others outside a five-floor apartment block in Patong's Soi Nanai 8, could not be saved.

Two other next to it were damaged but residents managed to shift other motorcycles from the blazing Honda Wave before they too went up in flames.

Patong police are inverstigating.

A spate of motorcycle fires earlier in the year destroyed or damaged many bikes along Phuket's holiday west coast.

The smell of fuel indicated that today's blaze could have been deliberately lit about 7.10am but other residents said they had noticed sparks shooting from a faulty electrical transformer.

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If residents saw sparks why didn't they call someone to repair/replace the transformer and/or move the motorbikes! Now look what has happened.

Posted by Fiesty Farang on July 16, 2013 13:28

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Honda wave?
Nope! To little wheels, only one shock. Plus the engine....!
Sparks?
Ok, lets say sparks!
Seeking 'harmony' so badly is one of the biggest treats in law enforcements. In special in Patong!

Posted by Anonymous on July 16, 2013 14:57

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It must be the violent biker gangs again (Thai Hell's Angels) who drive these Honda Waves at breakneck speed all over Phuket.

Posted by Andy on July 16, 2013 16:33


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