Buying a scooter. No idea how, ideas please :)

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Found 9th JulEdited by:"wide"
I rode pizza bikes back in the day in all traffic and weather conditions and they say my pre-2001 licence entirely covers 50cc mopeds... Don't even need CBT!
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Quite capable of maintenance.
Got lid.
Not likely to go into a bike shop to make a purchase.
Just need to get about for several months or more
(and carry minorshopping)


Thoughts?
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Gumtree?
justanothercid26 m ago

Gumtree?



Looks good
Just recognised Honda Melody as the old Pizza Hut bike...
That would be amusing...
Plenty on Gumtree.
Do people still buy these, thought in London they were like them Santander bike but you just break the locks and drive away for free
Is that all we are allowed to ride 50cc, thought it was 125cc, but that was years ago.
Kymco agility kymco.co.uk/kym…htm are very reliable and use gy6 honda engines (£1200 new), they are also 4 stroke so much more economical, they are like the old honda c50 scooters, change the oil regularly and they just keep going, kymco make engines for honda and BMW so very good quality, avoid the likes of Peugeot as they are now made in China and use boatian Chinese engines.
As you say your licence will have full moped entitlement so you can ditch the L plates and you are allowed to carry a passenger. I have used my car license to own a few scooters over the years. Best advantage for me was that it was free to go through the mersey tunnels which I did about 12 times a week, also my insurance was less than £60 per year and only £16 road tax.
Over the years I have owned a honda express, honda vision, Suzuki ap50, Peugeot speed fright, starway qt 50, malaguti F10, Peugeot kisbee, and then in 2012 got my first kymco, the kymco being the most reliable out of all of them and started first time every time. I have even carried a passenger on the kymco quite a few times, only sold it last year as no good here in rural Wales as my nearest shop is 15 miles away and it is national speed limit roads all the way.
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Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 10th Jul
cowsindahouse49 m ago

Is that all we are allowed to ride 50cc, thought it was 125cc, but that …Is that all we are allowed to ride 50cc, thought it was 125cc, but that was years ago.


If you had your license before 2001 or you've got your car license then pass a CBT it permanently gives you the AM license which is for upto 50cc.
For a 50 to 125cc you need a valid CBT and L plates or to complete your A1 license or higher.

OP the weather has been good for a while and the schools and unis are breaking up so you'll pay a premium as the market is hot.
Just make sure you spend atleast 10% of the value of the moped on security. 13mm+ (ideally 16) chain with good padlock and ground anchor for at home.
cowsindahouse57 m ago

Is that all we are allowed to ride 50cc, thought it was 125cc, but that …Is that all we are allowed to ride 50cc, thought it was 125cc, but that was years ago.


Shame it was not 125cc as I would still own a scooter, problem for me now is living rural all roads here in mid Wales are national speed limit so can never keep up with traffic, in the city though where most limits are 30mph they are ideal, especially if the roads get grid locked as you can then filter through the traffic.
Do CBT. Will cost you about £130 and lets you ride a 125 (up to 15Kw) on L plates. needs redoing every 2 years or take tests to make it perm.
125s are daft expensive though because of demand from students/delivery bods. Do a proper test and 600cc bikes can be had very cheap.

Being limited to 30mph on a scooter isnt going to be fun outside a town/city.
joedastudd9 h, 54 m ago

If you had your license before 2001 or you've got your car license then …If you had your license before 2001 or you've got your car license then pass a CBT it permanently gives you the AM license which is for upto 50cc.For a 50 to 125cc you need a valid CBT and L plates or to complete your A1 license or higher.OP the weather has been good for a while and the schools and unis are breaking up so you'll pay a premium as the market is hot.Just make sure you spend atleast 10% of the value of the moped on security. 13mm+ (ideally 16) chain with good padlock and ground anchor for at home.


Doesn’t stop bike thieves they are braisen and carry battery powered angle grinders. Plenty of videos online show this.
cmdr_elito12 h, 15 m ago

Doesn’t stop bike thieves they are braisen and carry battery powered angle …Doesn’t stop bike thieves they are braisen and carry battery powered angle grinders. Plenty of videos online show this.


If it's a decent 16mm+ chain (Almax or Pragmasis) and padlock is going to stop pretty much anything other then a disc cutter, which tbh nothing is going to stop just slow down.
It's all about stopping the opportune thieves and making it look harder to steal then the rest.
If someone doing it professionally wants it then nothing is going to stop it, but a kid looking for a joyride with access to his parents/grandparents tools it's going to stop. Most bike theives are the latter and a pro is going to go for ones with higher resale value.
joedastudd13 h, 47 m ago

If it's a decent 16mm+ chain (Almax or Pragmasis) and padlock is going to …If it's a decent 16mm+ chain (Almax or Pragmasis) and padlock is going to stop pretty much anything other then a disc cutter, which tbh nothing is going to stop just slow down.It's all about stopping the opportune thieves and making it look harder to steal then the rest.If someone doing it professionally wants it then nothing is going to stop it, but a kid looking for a joyride with access to his parents/grandparents tools it's going to stop. Most bike theives are the latter and a pro is going to go for ones with higher resale value.


More and more are being stolen by gangs not for value but to use in thefts. They all have battery powered cutters. The best way to keep it safe is lock it up in a garage or building.
There’s a company called scooters.co.uk or direct bikes which are same people that specialise in the importing of the Chinese brands like boatlian and kymco they sell on eBay also
hi i have a sym fiddle 125cc 2008 still works well never failed MOT so it works for me a 50cc is a little slow i have had 1 when i started and its not great in trafic the 50 tops out max 35mph and most Car drivers just end up right behind you and its not great,a a second hand Honda or SYM or Kymo are usually good value if the mileage is good .I have been using my scooter for 10+years and a 125cc is the way to go and a CBT really helps give you the confidence to use it
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