RK and EK are just manufacturer names, both good ones. An RK chain is of similar quality to DID (both Japanese made I think). The EK chains at Red Baron were quite a bit cheaper than the RK (3,000 baht from memory), but I think EK is also a pretty reputable chain maker. A chain is bloody heavy, so will up your postage significantly if sent internationally. I would buy it in Bangkok from Red Baron and just get the sprockets posted.
Red Baron had some AFAM sprockets in stock, but only for sportsbikes from memory. They can clearly order them, but not sure of the price. When we asked about sprockets they wanted to order genuine from Suzuki (at a ridiculous cost!!). Both Red Baron and The Dirt Shop did respond to emails, within a day or two. So you could always ask.
If you order sprockets from overseas I would suggest the UK over Australia. Because of the high value of the Aus $ it will probably cost you a lot more to get from Australia. Talon Engineering in the UK supplied my sprockets. They were really helpful and gave me a good price. They make the sprockets themselves and so have everything in stock, and great quality stuff as well. They will also be able to supply your brake pads but not your clutch cable.
Contact details for Talon
Talon Engineering Ltd
Red Baron actually had a pretty good range of SBS (good brand) brake pads. However, most of them seemed to be for the rear. Not sure how much difference that will make. Email them, they may have brake pads in stock for your bike.
parcel2go.com is the website to use!! Massive discounts over booking with a courier company direct and you can do the whole thing online. It only works for sending stuff from the UK though. Talon supplied me with the size and weight of the package and I just booked the collection online for delivery to our hotel. Filling in the commercial invoice is a bit of a pain, and MAKE SURE YOU WRITE THAT THE PARTS ARE TO BE EXPORTED WITHIN 28 DAYS. Then call the courier company office in Thailand (UPS, Fedex whichever you choose) and tell them the package is coming and that there should be no duty. It will probably help if your bike is already in Thailand as you can then email them the Temporary Import Permit. The import duty UPS tried to charge us was almost the same value as the parts! We got lucky and they agreed we shouldn't have had to pay it. Also, another reason to buy your chain in Thaliand - keeps the value of the package lower.
BANGKOK BIKE SHOPS
Contact info for Bangkok shops in the following link:
Motorcycle Shops in Bangkok
Red Baron has a website, I got the contact email from there and emailed them direct at:
I've also attached the info to this post as a PDF for convenience.
The shops to go to are in Central Bangkok, not far from Khao San Road. Check the tyres section on the BKK riders link. Big Bendum had a fantastic stock of bike tyres, everything from full on off road tyres to massive sportsbike tyres. We bought three Michelin Siracs for just under 7,000 baht. Dumrong Yang Yot also had a great stock, Metzelers etc. but was a bit more expensive than Big Bendum. Although the Siracs are made in Thailand, so should be cheaper than an imported Metzeler.
Can't help with this I'm afraid. Although, at a pinch I'm sure someone could make you one using the old casing. I've seen loads of places with cable and the end bits... if you haven't thrown the old casing away that is.
Hope that helps!