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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by vega, May 3, 2006.

  1. vega

    vega

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    With the rising cost of fuel I'm considering getting one but I don't have any experience with motorbikes. Does anyone here have one? I'd like to get 80-150cc so I can carry a passenger. Pros and cons please.
     
  2. wingz

    wingz speed not power

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    Hi sir vega,

    i myself is planning to buy one, but aborted in the last minute. i can give you some pros & cons of motorbike use IMHO.


    Pros:
    1. low fuel cost for 80-150 cc bikes
    2. easy to evade congested traffic routes even if you're caught in it.
    3. low maintenance cost

    Cons:
    1. new models are light and can be dangerous at high speeds.
    2. high mortality rate in motorbike accidents.

    well, it's just me...
     

  3. riddler

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    Get one that is at least 250cc! Mileage difference between the 150cc and the 250cc is negligible even with today's gas prices. You will need the extra ummmph when merging on the freeway.
     
  4. Allegra

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    Vespa, it's got character, made of metal and may spare tire pa
    You can dress it up din
     
  5. atmarcella

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    are u planning to use it stateside or PI vega? kasi dito usong-uso talaga ang scooter, kung dito pwede na 110-150cc pero kung sa states... get a harley:supergrin: :supergrin:
     
  6. Eye Cutter

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    cool na cool ang mga vespa scooters!

    meron vespa club dito sa pinas. they regularly meet at metrowalk and the fort. kumpleto attire pati old style helmets, goggles and gloves. feel na feel nasa rome, italy sila!
     
  7. vega

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    Thanks for the replies....

    My work is only 7 miles away and I do not intend to use it in the freeway. I did consider the 250cc (scooter) but its too big for me.

    Yes, those Vespas look good but a bit more than the Japanese brand. I did consider Piaggio Fly 150.

    I think I'll buy a used one, saw a Yamaha Rivo 125 for $1350 with 800 miles in it. I'll check that out in the afternoon and kung ok, bibilhin ko na. Mag fi-feeling Japan na lang muna ako.
     
  8. 3kings

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    on the cons side...

    1. aside from the fact that your life and limb is at stake whenever there is an accident,

    2. scooters and motorcycles are almost always flagged down by policemen because lately most of the drive by shootings or assassinations are done by motorcycle riding hitmen

    my 3cents
     
  9. Skyhook

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    I've been out of touch with the biker world for some time but as a previous instructor for the MSF, I would like to mention that those smaller-wheeled scooters are less stable than the regular-sized bikes. It's something to do with the center of gravities and gyroscopic forces. Hitting a patch of loose sand on a turn can cause the differences mentioned above to really stand out.
    The scooters are quick to react and oversteer (High-side, etc) and that could exacerbate the problem induced by the loss of traction.

    I have thought of getting a smallish bike- my last three were big cruisers- What is available in the, say, 450-500cc range? I have lost tract.
     
  10. Allegra

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    ito nalang vega! - pinarello dogma
    it's has great mileage , it's Italian but at the price of a 2nd hand Honda lang

    http://www.pinarello.com/

    errr...yung Honda accord
     
  11. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

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    hi, what's MSF?
     
  12. Skyhook

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    Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

    It was based in MD then moved to the left coast. I think some states require a safety course to qualify for a biker lic.
     
  13. 9MX

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    thanks! i'm based in manila, which explains i don't know. hehe
     
  14. batangueno

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    Tama vega, bike na lang. :supergrin:
     
  15. vega

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    Grabe pala presyo ng bike na yan!

    I bought it yesterday, used 2001 Yamaha Riva 125cc, 800+ miles from the original owner. Engine runs smooth. Tires are still ok but I might buy new ones. Guy used it at his motor home. Color is white which is really not my choice. I will go to the DMV this afternoon to get a motorcycle reviewer. Now I'm having buyer's remorse.

    Gas went up again yesterday. How is it with you guys?

    BTW, thanks for all the replies.
     
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    Today, a liter of Shell Velocity (95 octane) costs P40.50. Tomorrow, it's going up again by another .50 centavos!

    Yung P500 pesos ko less than 13 liters na lang karga.

    2 years ago, my weekly gas bill was P500. Now it's P1000-1500/week!
     
  17. Allegra

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    ? - how's the quality of gas of jetti , seaoil , flying v etc?
    I tried jetti , mukang ok naman
     
  18. hankhan

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    I ride a 49cc Honda Ruckus around town. About 90 mpg, it's a one person scooter. I have the cycle endorsement but it's not required to ride the Ruckus. It'll go 35 mph easily on the flat.
    I've ridden road bikes for over 30 years, my last one before the Ruckus was a '04 BMW GS 1150 - but I rarely rode it, before that a 2000 HD. The Ruckus gets more use than either of those big bikes did,
    and I have a KTM RFS for playing in the dirt.
     
  19. vega

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    The Ruckus is a good looking scoot but after checking out the displacement I have to turn away.

    At P40.50 per liter magkano na kaya bayad sa jeep and bus?
    I used to pump seaoil when I was still back there, they are a little cheaper compared to the big players.
     
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    jeep? P7.50 pero they're asking to raise it to P8.75. hindi pumayag ltfrb.

    sa totoo lang, mas makakatipid ang lahat kung tatanggalin mga bwisit na smoke belchers na iyan! bus and jeep naman ang tunay na cause ng traffic with their undisciplined driving manners. comparing all the asian countries i've been, bangkok lang ang mas congested mga kalye pero hindi kasing polluted hangin compared to metro manila!