Buying and selling bike in SE Asia questions
I am planning a trip to Thailand (Koh Samui) next June for a friends wedding, I figured while I am there, I may as well see the neighbouring countries (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia), and spend 4-6 weeks of my annual leave prior to the wedding to scoot around the countries. Short time I know... but can't get more time off work.
I have done quite a bit of searching already, but still have some questions.
It looks like the best option is to buy a bike in Vietnam (Hanoi specifically), I would probably be interested in a GN125, or small Honda.
From what I have read is that while its technically illegal to buy a VN registered bike, everyone does it - just need to get all the papers (and possibly photoshop them into your name).
From there, it seems like border crossings are reasonably straight forward - particularly the smaller ones, possibly with the occasional couple of dollars going into the local constabulary pockets to smooth things over.
Is all the above mostly correct/current?
The main question I have, can I then sell the bike in Thailand and leave the country without difficulty?