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Anyone know any good 125 motorbikes/scooters ? Or ones to avoid ?

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Hi, I was just hoping some members might beable to help me out. I'm currently looking for a 125 motorbike/scooter and was wondering what to avoid,what is good to get. Car insurance prices are still h…
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5y, 3m agoPosted 5 years, 3 months ago
Hi, I was just hoping some members might beable to help me out. I'm currently looking for a 125 motorbike/scooter and was wondering what to avoid,what is good to get. Car insurance prices are still higher than I am willing to pay again. I will be aiming to do around a 25-30 round trip at the most on it. I'm prepared to pay the price for the right bike. (I won't give my money to a dealership though !)

Any help would be much appreciated and any horror storys of bikes you might of owned ( Year 1998+ )

Thanks again !
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5y, 3m agoPosted 5 years, 3 months ago
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#1
whatsThePoint
avoid anything being sold by a 17 year old


Mmmm I would disagree. You could buy one from a 60 year old that was brought from a 17 year old and a few more before them. I have noticed some like to say "lady" owned as if it's a good thing, which I don't understand why it would be.

Thanks for the post though ! :)
#2
Been looking recently at 125CC Scooters, Sym are very good having three years parts and labour warranties.
#3
whatsThePoint
have you got a bike licence?


You only need a provisional and a CBT to ride anything up to 125CC, once you pass your CBT you can ride on L Plates for up to 2 years of which you would either need to take a full bike test for a license or retake your CBT again....repeat.
#4
dga
cicobuff
whatsThePoint
have you got a bike licence?


You only need a provisional and a CBT to ride anything up to 125CC, once you pass your CBT you can ride on L Plates for up to 2 years of which you would either need to take a full bike test for a license or retake your CBT again....repeat.

You writing this down wTP?


Huh?
#5
whatsThePoint
have you got a bike licence?


No bike licence just a cbt and a full driving licence. (I'm 19 and will wait untill I am 21 so I don't have to be 21 and restricted !) The main thing is just getting from a-b and I've joined a gym (year membership) which is 12-13 miles away from me and is why I mentioned a round trip of 25-30 miles as the most. Other rides will be a few miles eachway.
#6
cicobuff
Been looking recently at 125CC Scooters, Sym are very good having three years parts and labour warranties.


Thanks but they are chinese (higher quality ones though)

I am swaying towards a scooter as the insurance is approx half the price (£120/£130 a year for most scooters or around £240 for a varadero,cg,ybr and a sr was around £180) I'm just seeing what others have had/use and think of any bikes :)
#7
Gunner4Life
cicobuff
Been looking recently at 125CC Scooters, Sym are very good having three years parts and labour warranties.


Thanks but they are chinese (higher quality ones though)

I am swaying towards a scooter as the insurance is approx half the price (£120/£130 a year for most scooters or around £240 for a varadero,cg,ybr and a sr was around £180) I'm just seeing what others have had/use and think of any bikes :)


No, Sym are taiwanese not chinese as are Kymco...both reputable, both been going for years.
#8
Buy a used Gilera Runner 125cc 2 STROKE

Never look back....
#9
whatsThePoint
Gunner4Life
whatsThePoint
avoid anything being sold by a 17 year old


Mmmm I would disagree. You could buy one from a 60 year old that was brought from a 17 year old and a few more before them. I have noticed some like to say "lady" owned as if it's a good thing, which I don't understand why it would be.

Thanks for the post though ! :)


I'd avoid because most 17 y/o's can't tell a spanner from a hammer and it shows in their handy work in maintaining the bike
thats based on buying and selling bikes for a living


says it all from Arthur Daley here . . .

go to a dealer, and see what they have both new and second hand, find maybe a very cheap run around to get you through the winter, then perhaps spend some extra cash on a better model for the spring
#10
Mallinersha
Buy a used Gilera Runner 125cc 2 STROKE

Never look back....


Had a 2 stroke SR50 at 16.Left outside for 2 years and spent £300 getting it though mot new tyres,exhaust and work on back break. Only sold it a couple months later as the insurance was due to run out and 32 mph was to slow ! Dangerous if i am honest ! Also i couldn't be bothered to pay a shop £50 to de-restrict it (Was only cutting 2 pipes on the exhaust shorter and shutting the wholes) I had so much hassel with a after market exhaust which was "ment" to fit which is why the bike ended up in the bike shop and I had a bit of luck and picked a original up off ebay ! The 45+ year old who had it before me didn't even put a exhaust gasket on as i think the hammerite paint sealed it. Took ages to get it off as it was almost glued ! 1 of the 2 main bolts were also rounded off and it took ages to remove the head ! Only got £400 when i sold it 3 months ago.

I'm after a 4 stroke as they should be easier to maintain and Gilera runners (172) are just made to go wrong as my luck always sucks ! They seem to be around the £800-£1200 for the older "better" model which are 10 years + old ! Primed to be ragged ! :D
#11
Gunner4Life
Mallinersha
Buy a used Gilera Runner 125cc 2 STROKE

Never look back....


Had a 2 stroke SR50 at 16.Left outside for 2 years and spent £300 getting it though mot new tyres,exhaust and work on back break. Only sold it a couple months later as the insurance was due to run out and 32 mph was to slow ! Dangerous if i am honest ! Also i couldn't be bothered to pay a shop £50 to de-restrict it (Was only cutting 2 pipes on the exhaust shorter and shutting the wholes) I had so much hassel with a after market exhaust which was "ment" to fit which is why the bike ended up in the bike shop and I had a bit of luck and picked a original up off ebay ! The 45+ year old who had it before me didn't even put a exhaust gasket on as i think the hammerite paint sealed it. Took ages to get it off as it was almost glued ! 1 of the 2 main bolts were also rounded off and it took ages to remove the head ! Only got £400 when i sold it 3 months ago.

I'm after a 4 stroke as they should be easier to maintain and Gilera runners (172) are just made to go wrong as my luck always sucks ! They seem to be around the £800-£1200 for the older "better" model which are 10 years + old ! Primed to be ragged ! :D


How much you willing to spend?
#12
phoenix72
whatsThePoint
Gunner4Life
whatsThePoint
avoid anything being sold by a 17 year old


Mmmm I would disagree. You could buy one from a 60 year old that was brought from a 17 year old and a few more before them. I have noticed some like to say "lady" owned as if it's a good thing, which I don't understand why it would be.

Thanks for the post though ! :)


I'd avoid because most 17 y/o's can't tell a spanner from a hammer and it shows in their handy work in maintaining the bike
thats based on buying and selling bikes for a living


says it all from Arthur Daley here . . .

go to a dealer, and see what they have both new and second hand, find maybe a very cheap run around to get you through the winter, then perhaps spend some extra cash on a better model for the spring


I won't go near a dealer oO I'm not paying more than the bikes worth. New is not a option (lose to much money) I am indeed after a cheaper A-B bike and a dealer can't offer that. A local dealer is trying to sell a cbf 125 with 6k (rust and few marks) for £1795 ! When i know on ebay it would go for around £1200-£1300 ! (Depending on time of year,location and If someone else also wants it more than you) Thanks to all for the posts !
#13
phoenix72
Gunner4Life
Mallinersha
Buy a used Gilera Runner 125cc 2 STROKE

Never look back....


Had a 2 stroke SR50 at 16.Left outside for 2 years and spent £300 getting it though mot new tyres,exhaust and work on back break. Only sold it a couple months later as the insurance was due to run out and 32 mph was to slow ! Dangerous if i am honest ! Also i couldn't be bothered to pay a shop £50 to de-restrict it (Was only cutting 2 pipes on the exhaust shorter and shutting the wholes) I had so much hassel with a after market exhaust which was "ment" to fit which is why the bike ended up in the bike shop and I had a bit of luck and picked a original up off ebay ! The 45+ year old who had it before me didn't even put a exhaust gasket on as i think the hammerite paint sealed it. Took ages to get it off as it was almost glued ! 1 of the 2 main bolts were also rounded off and it took ages to remove the head ! Only got £400 when i sold it 3 months ago.

I'm after a 4 stroke as they should be easier to maintain and Gilera runners (172) are just made to go wrong as my luck always sucks ! They seem to be around the £800-£1200 for the older "better" model which are 10 years + old ! Primed to be ragged ! :D


How much you willing to spend?


Up to £1500 for a 125 (£500 would be better though :D)
#14
well the CBF 125 IS a great starter 125 - I bought mine new for £1800 3 years ago, and only got £900 back for it mainly due to a cracked bit of paneling

The Honda Lead is also a fantastic wee runaround - strange to ride once you've ridden a bike

Happy Hunting
#15
phoenix72
well the CBF 125 IS a great starter 125 - I bought mine new for £1800 3 years ago, and only got £900 back for it mainly due to a cracked bit of paneling

The Honda Lead is also a fantastic wee runaround - strange to ride once you've ridden a bike

Happy Hunting


It was between a cbf and a varadero and it would always be a varadero for me (Seems alot better built but is around £1500-£2000 more new now so is expected !) I have sort of decided as the insurance is cheaper on a scooter and as i have a bad foot (born with a left club foot and exercise/standing for periods creates bad pain ! At 17 I had signs of arthritis that they expect in 60 year olds +)

Can i ask why you sold your cbf ? Thanks for your replys
#16
Gunner4Life
whatsThePoint
avoid anything being sold by a 17 year old


Mmmm I would disagree. You could buy one from a 60 year old that was brought from a 17 year old and a few more before them. I have noticed some like to say "lady" owned as if it's a good thing, which I don't understand why it would be.

Thanks for the post though ! :)


I fully understand (I never serviced my 2 stroke 50cc and left it sat for 2 years and still started sweet as a nut) I used it for 3 months after the re-mot and it was fine. (Was on 9,000 km when i got it and was on around 14,500 or 15,500 km when i sold it) I was fully legal on my car licence/ expired cbt (I like that I automatically had a moped licence because my cbt was valid when I passed my car test)

Do you own a dealership/work in one ?
#17
Gunner4Life
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I won't go near a dealer oO I'm not paying more than the bikes worth. New is not a option (lose to much money) I am indeed after a cheaper A-B bike and a dealer can't offer that. A local dealer is trying to sell a cbf 125 with 6k (rust and few marks) for £1795 ! When i know on ebay it would go for around £1200-£1300 ! (Depending on time of year,location and If someone else also wants it more than you) Thanks to all for the posts !


To be fair to dealers, they only make about £200 on a Scooter sale, unless you can buy an ex-demo, pre-registered etc I don't think it is worth looking at a second hand scooter when you get a full warranty backup from a dealer.

If you have £1500 to spend, perhaps take a look at the Sinnis Matrix II...it is Chinese BUT Quingqi the company behind Sinnis (european branding) are the most established Motorcycle manufacturer in China and actually produced the Sinnis Matrix II under a different name for Peugeot, the awfully names "Sum-Up" but it actually is a well built scooter, comes with two years warranty and probably is the best you could buy new for the price you have to play with.

http://www.johnparkermotorcycles.co.uk/images/sinnis/6-frontright.jpg
banned#18
Go 3rd party only if you can afford to replace the bike. I pay £88 for xr 125.
#19
lumoruk
Go 3rd party only if you can afford to replace the bike. I pay £88 for xr 125.


What was the difference you were quoted on that compared to fully comp if you don't mind me asking?
#20
cicobuff
Gunner4Life
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I won't go near a dealer oO I'm not paying more than the bikes worth. New is not a option (lose to much money) I am indeed after a cheaper A-B bike and a dealer can't offer that. A local dealer is trying to sell a cbf 125 with 6k (rust and few marks) for £1795 ! When i know on ebay it would go for around £1200-£1300 ! (Depending on time of year,location and If someone else also wants it more than you) Thanks to all for the posts !


To be fair to dealers, they only make about £200 on a Scooter sale, unless you can buy an ex-demo, pre-registered etc I don't think it is worth looking at a second hand scooter when you get a full warranty backup from a dealer.

If you have £1500 to spend, perhaps take a look at the Sinnis Matrix II...it is Chinese BUT Quingqi the company behind Sinnis (european branding) are the most established Motorcycle manufacturer in China and actually produced the Sinnis Matrix II under a different name for Peugeot, the awfully names "Sum-Up" but it actually is a well built scooter, comes with two years warranty and probably is the best you could buy new for the price you have to play with.

http://www.johnparkermotorcycles.co.uk/images/sinnis/6-frontright.jpg


If i was to buy new I could stretch more as that is my cash price. How ever I don't want to buy a new one as I can't afford to lose £100's just for removing it from the shop. I only plan to keep it for up to a year as I want a car again when the quotes get a bit better. Thanks for the effort in the reply ! I don't trust anything chinese especially going 60mph and in control of my life. I had a quick look and noticed that yamaha viva citys which are around £1750 at my local dealer.I've seen a few a year or 2 old with under 1,000 miles and they were struggling to even get a £1000 for them ! As it's not a long term I would prefer to spend less on used. Location is key also as 125's arn't as easy as bigger bikes or cars to collect. (Without extra costs eg hiring van and getting someone to drive as i'm not old enough to rent one/drive a rented one) Thanks again !
#21
cicobuff
lumoruk
Go 3rd party only if you can afford to replace the bike. I pay £88 for xr 125.


What was the difference you were quoted on that compared to fully comp if you don't mind me asking?


They are for 3rd party only with 2 years no claims (I'm 19) for scooters i've never done a 4rd party or fully comp. However for the manual bikes (ybr,cg,varadero and cbf) is £240ish 3rd party/£350 f & t and £480 fully comp (With a £300+ excess) I wasted 9 months of a 12 month policy last time as i put my old sr in for a mot and it failed then 8 months later i decided to pay it and put it though as something was better than nothing after not being willing to pay car insurance prices again.
#22
lumoruk
Go 3rd party only if you can afford to replace the bike. I pay £88 for xr 125.


£120/£130 is 3rd party only on a scooter (most) I am guessing your a little older than me. (I live in a town W-S-M, so i don't live in a city like london where prices seem to be higher ect)

Edited By: Gunner4Life on Dec 10, 2011 22:56
#23
Don't buy any of these crap scooters and bikes. You need a Honda CG125, any age, built like a tank, will run forever, the best on fuel, cheap parts. Will get your money back when you sell it. End of thread.

Oh and cheap insurance.

Edited By: Pauladin91 on Dec 10, 2011 22:59
#24
2nd hand vespa px? Metal bodied, 2 stoke, indestructible, manual gears, can be easily tuned if you like and hold their value really well
#25
whatsThePoint
Gunner4Life
lumoruk
Go 3rd party only if you can afford to replace the bike. I pay £88 for xr 125.


£120/£130 is 3rd party only on a scooter (most) I am guessing your a little older than me. (I live in a town W-S-M, so i don't live in a city like london where prices seem to be higher ect)


if you live in wsm the druggy capital of the sw i'd get fully comp if i was you


X) Puts a smile on my face, first time i've heard that the sw is pretty big. I am guessing your not to far away then X) I wasn't born here so nothing you say about the w-s-m or anywhere within 100 miles :3 I would say bristol has a lot higher crime rate (_;) A city...
#26
Gunner4Life
I don't trust anything chinese especially going 60mph and in control of my life.


That to be fair is being detrimental to a lot of decent bikes, including italian ones that are Made in China. Yes there are VERY cheap chinese bikes out there that I wouldn't want to splash cash out on (less than £1000) but as said the Sinnis Matrix II actually is the Peugeot Sum-Up..both come out of the same Chinese factory, both have Suzuki engines and both are manufactured to the same specification. Same with the Peugeot V-Clic..that is also manufactured by Quingqi (Sinnis) which were established in 1956 and are OEM suppliers to both Peugeot and Suzuki.

Even Piaggio bikes these days are built in Chinese factories.
#27
hermanjelmet
2nd hand vespa px? Metal bodied, 2 stoke, indestructible, manual gears, can be easily tuned if you like and hold their value really well


To young to pull one off just yet ......


Thanks for the post, you must be in the sw if you know the good old trade-it :) I've been searching ebay, gumtree and autotrader everyday for a good few weeks. Thanks for pointing that out as I've never considered a 100cc yet.... Little far to collect without hassel which is why I haven't got a bike already. My dad just got a new van yesterday so hopefully a bike may fit in the back. WIll have to measure and find out next time I see him.
#28
cicobuff
Gunner4Life
I don't trust anything chinese especially going 60mph and in control of my life.


That to be fair is being detrimental to a lot of decent bikes, including italian ones that are Made in China. Yes there are VERY cheap chinese bikes out there that I wouldn't want to splash cash out on (less than £1000) but as said the Sinnis Matrix II actually is the Peugeot Sum-Up..both come out of the same Chinese factory, both have Suzuki engines and both are manufactured to the same specification. Same with the Peugeot V-Clic..that is also manufactured by Quingqi (Sinnis) which were established in 1956 and are OEM suppliers to both Peugeot and Suzuki.

Even Piaggio bikes these days are built in Chinese factories.


Bad experiences with shineray's (chinese) = my mind being set on avoiding for a "known" brand. I know your only trying to help and it's appreciated :) Just like I won't ever buy a ZTE made phone ever again...... I'm thinking of a honda,yamaha ect as they are easier to get parts for ...... I also don't know where my local dealer might be for the bike you mentioned .....
#29
whatsThePoint
Gunner4Life
whatsThePoint
Gunner4Life
lumoruk
Go 3rd party only if you can afford to replace the bike. I pay £88 for xr 125.


£120/£130 is 3rd party only on a scooter (most) I am guessing your a little older than me. (I live in a town W-S-M, so i don't live in a city like london where prices seem to be higher ect)


if you live in wsm the druggy capital of the sw i'd get fully comp if i was you


X) Puts a smile on my face, first time i've heard that the sw is pretty big. I am guessing your not to far away then X) I wasn't born here so nothing you say about the w-s-m or anywhere within 100 miles :3 I would say bristol has a lot higher crime rate (_;) A city...


i'm from bristol and lived in wsm for 5 years, wsm has more hostels than anywhere else in the sw for druggies


I haven't really explored but of course I know there are a few. Good idea as there is nothing to do in w-s-m !
#30
whatsThePoint
Gunner4Life
hermanjelmet
2nd hand vespa px? Metal bodied, 2 stoke, indestructible, manual gears, can be easily tuned if you like and hold their value really well


To young to pull one off just yet ......


Thanks for the post, you must be in the sw if you know the good old trade-it :) I've been searching ebay, gumtree and autotrader everyday for a good few weeks. Thanks for pointing that out as I've never considered a 100cc yet.... Little far to collect without hassel which is why I haven't got a bike already. My dad just got a new van yesterday so hopefully a bike may fit in the back. WIll have to measure and find out next time I see him.


its a bike, ride it back ;)
tbh i wouldn't decide on one bike/scooter or another, just keep looking all the time and see what comes up


Its around 60-65 miles away ! Thats on the motorway as well oO A roads would take ages oO I don't even know the name of the roads next to my road !

So do you own/work at a dealership or just buy and sell bikes for a bit on the side ?

Edited By: Gunner4Life on Dec 10, 2011 23:38: edit
#31
Gunner4Life

Bad experiences with shineray's (chinese) = my mind being set on avoiding for a "known" brand. I know your only trying to help and it's appreciated :) Just like I won't ever buy a ZTE made phone ever again...... I'm thinking of a honda,yamaha ect as they are easier to get parts for ...... I also don't know where my local dealer might be for the bike you mentioned .....


Sinnis - qingqi (chinese), Kymco & Sym (Taiwanese) are not to be confused with the generic chinese build yourself or badged under loads of different none heard of name crap. Try buying a copy of Twist & Go Magazine and looking at reviews in there.

If you were thinking of buying a 12 year old Peugeot with 22K on the clock with an average of anywhere between 25K-40K life expectancy of the engine then if you were buying new would you consider the Peugeot Sum-Up which is exactly the same bike £200 cheaper if you buy it from the OEM Sinnis?

BTW, I used to own the ZTE Blade, it was an ok introduction to Android, bit dated and underpowered now but was ok for the price I paid..build quality was not its strong point, just like the finishing on the really cheap chinese scooters.

I did take a look at the Sinnis Matrix II (Peugeot Sum-Up) and it is solidly built, it may be worth you at least checking it out to dispel the myth that everything chinese is cack...a list of dealers is here
#32
cicobuff
Gunner4Life

Bad experiences with shineray's (chinese) = my mind being set on avoiding for a "known" brand. I know your only trying to help and it's appreciated :) Just like I won't ever buy a ZTE made phone ever again...... I'm thinking of a honda,yamaha ect as they are easier to get parts for ...... I also don't know where my local dealer might be for the bike you mentioned .....


Sinnis - qingqi (chinese), Kymco & Sym (Taiwanese) are not to be confused with the generic chinese build yourself or badged under loads of different none heard of name crap. Try buying a copy of Twist & Go Magazine and looking at reviews in there.

If you were thinking of buying a 12 year old Peugeot with 22K on the clock with an average of anywhere between 25K-40K life expectancy of the engine then if you were buying new would you consider the Peugeot Sum-Up which is exactly the same bike £200 cheaper if you buy it from the OEM Sinnis?

BTW, I used to own the ZTE Blade, it was an ok introduction to Android, bit dated and underpowered now but was ok for the price I paid..build quality was not its strong point, just like the finishing on the really cheap chinese scooters.

I did take a look at the Sinnis Matrix II (Peugeot Sum-Up) and it is solidly built, it may be worth you at least checking it out to dispel the myth that everything chinese is cack...a list of dealers is here


Not everything chinese X) Almost everything is made in china. £1500 to £300 is a huge difference. Pug are usually in KM so it may only be around 15,000 miles or so. If the engine did blow up ect It's only £300 and I am sure it be worth £150-£200 in spares or as a repair project. Less spent = less to lose. If I was planning on keeping a bike for 2 years or so I would consider new but that is not my plan.The £1500 budget would be on a cbf 125, varadero that would hold it's value over a year. Unlike a new bike at £1500 would loose £500 +

Do you understand what I'm saying ? Like I do about paying £200 for the Pug name. That is a pure example of people buying apple products as 50% is tax !

Thanks
#33
Surely the cost of a scooter would be more than one years car insurance?
Seeing as you're only using it for a year and waiting for car insurance to come down then why not just bite the bullet like the rest of us and insure a motor.
#34
dtovey89
Surely the cost of a scooter would be more than one years car insurance?
Seeing as you're only using it for a year and waiting for car insurance to come down then why not just bite the bullet like the rest of us and insure a motor.


I've already done it once and wasn't worth the premium overall !

I could get a bike and insurance for under £550 and have a bike worth £350 after the year to sell.
Cheaper to tax (£16 a year over £125+ on a car that i could afford, cheaper to run approx 1&1/2-2x as far for your money) I try to learn from my mistakes and so will not give greedy insurance companys more money than I have to. The pro's out way the con's of car over bike for me at this moment in time. I wouldn't have any money left and would be in some debt. Adding running costs = bankrupt !

Edit: Insurance quptes come back at around £900-£1000 for me with elephant (adding my dad as a named driver brings them in to my insurance quotes) I've been quoted this for a 106 quicksilver, 1.6 mk 4 golf,saxo vtr. Vts,gti come back at around £1300-£1400 (licence held for approx 2 1/2 years as I passed within around 8 weeks of turning 17) I can't justify spending the insurance money as if something went wrong I would have no money to fix it and after the year was up I don't know if i could afford to re-insure.(Student with no job :( but I am a goodish saver)

Edited By: Gunner4Life on Dec 11, 2011 00:15: Adding
#35
Gunner4Life


Not everything chinese X) Almost everything is made in china. £1500 to £300 is a huge difference. Pug are usually in KM so it may only be around 15,000 miles or so. If the engine did blow up ect It's only £300 and I am sure it be worth £150-£200 in spares or as a repair project. Less spent = less to lose. If I was planning on keeping a bike for 2 years or so I would consider new but that is not my plan.The £1500 budget would be on a cbf 125, varadero that would hold it's value over a year. Unlike a new bike at £1500 would loose £500 +

Do you understand what I'm saying ? Like I do about paying £200 for the Pug name. That is a pure example of people buying apple products as 50% is tax !

Thanks


Right I understand what you are saying, unlike myself that is looking for a longer term investment in a scooter with a decent warranty backup, you are looking for something short term for a year or so that would have already lost enough in depreciation to have balanced out and you want to get near enough your money back in resale.

You could have made that point clear in your header lol :D
#36
whatsThePoint
dtovey89
Surely the cost of a scooter would be more than one years car insurance?
Seeing as you're only using it for a year and waiting for car insurance to come down then why not just bite the bullet like the rest of us and insure a motor.


the difference is the insurance money would be gone after a year where as you'd be able to get most of your money back on a scooter


Took the words out of my mouth before I could finish posting
whatsThePoint
Gunner4Life


Its around 60-65 miles away ! Thats on the motorway as well oO A roads would take ages oO I don't even know the name of the roads next to my road !

So do you own/work at a dealership or just buy and sell bikes for a bit on the side ?


you could do it in around 90 mins without touching the motorway
before my first heart attack my only income was buying /selling bikes from home, used to buy the trade-it online(they've stopped doing that now) the day before it came out and get 90% of the bikes i went for and made a nice living


Seems good things always come to a end, I never knew they use to do a early online release. I guess it's just straight on the site now.

90 mins is a LONG ride over my previous experience. Might be pushing my trust in something if i had just brought it.

Edited By: Gunner4Life on Dec 11, 2011 13:24: ooo
banned#37
cicobuff

What was the difference you were quoted on that compared to fully comp if you don't mind me asking?


£280-£300, I'm 28, married and home owner :) 10 yrs driving, 1yr no claims on bike, 3rd party f&t on car was £240.
#38
lumoruk
cicobuff

What was the difference you were quoted on that compared to fully comp if you don't mind me asking?


£280-£300, I'm 28, married and home owner :) 10 yrs driving, 1yr no claims on bike, 3rd party f&t on car was £240.


Wow..I am surprised fully comp was that high?!
#39
lumoruk
cicobuff

What was the difference you were quoted on that compared to fully comp if you don't mind me asking?


£280-£300, I'm 28, married and home owner :) 10 yrs driving, 1yr no claims on bike, 3rd party f&t on car was £240.


That explains the £78 no need to rub it in X) Around £100 more for 3rd party only if I had 0 no claims on the higher manual insurance quotes

Edited By: Gunner4Life on Dec 11, 2011 00:16: ooo
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whatsThePoint
dtovey89
Surely the cost of a scooter would be more than one years car insurance?
Seeing as you're only using it for a year and waiting for car insurance to come down then why not just bite the bullet like the rest of us and insure a motor.


the difference is the insurance money would be gone after a year where as you'd be able to get most of your money back on a scooter


Fair point. It's been a long day so try not and judge me on that silly statement 8)

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