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Scooter Purchase ... Where's the best place to look

Post by Patrick777 » Tue, 29 May 2007 2:08 pm

I'm looking to buy an old piagio city scooter or something similar pref around 200cc (125) min for around the $3K mark for bobbing to work and back etc. Where do you go to buy such things I've not seen much about to be fair? Also if you go to a dealer, what's the deal with haggling? Should I start 15-20% below asking and settle for 10% or what? Any tips would be handy. Places central or to the west would be better although if they have a zone in the east etc I'd be willing to check it out.

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Post by rob w » Thu, 31 May 2007 10:15 am

few places to look , try the motorcycle shops, i've seen these all over, lots around lavender way, but they are all over the island.
also try the singaporebikes.com website on the garage sales
Also on yahoo classifieds ( beaware I won an auction for a bike and they guy would not get back to me then after about 2 weeks he emailed to say he had sold it).
loads of bikes about I've never looked for scooters but must be about.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 31 May 2007 10:32 am

Singapore Bikes is the best place to start sniffing around for a bike.

You have to be careful with dealers. You will only get an idea of what the price is for the bike you want by checking with several of them.

Many of them are notorious for the extras they add on, once they quote you a price. You may be required to buy insurance from them (for a premium). Or they will handle the title transfer for a fee. Or, they will require all servicing to be done with them... at inflated rates.

The only way to be sure of price is to demand and out the door, ready to ride price, in writing. By searching the Singapore Bikes boards you will get an idea of which shops are good and which are not so good.

For what you are looking for, I'd made a couple of posts in the SBF forums and do a deal through a private party. Getting insurance and transfer is easy.

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Post by rob w » Thu, 31 May 2007 10:36 am

I could not risist having a look as im also looking for a bike but want 600cc+ and found this on singapore bikes a newly restored old looking scooter ( not my thing)

viewing: Leong Kah Heng a.k.a. Hendra shop(The Shop is just facing loading/unloading point of SingPost Building.)

pm me or text/call me at 91076701 if interested

$2500

no conection just looking myself

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600cc Bike

Post by Patrick777 » Thu, 31 May 2007 5:20 pm

Thanks for that guys I'll check that site out ..

In regard to 600cc bikes, what does something like a 04' CBR 600 go for? If my wife doesn't want to use the scooter I may end up looking for one? :D

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Post by rob w » Fri, 01 Jun 2007 8:48 am

best to look on the singaporebikes forum under garage sales.
there is a very nice V-max on ebay :)

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Post by rob w » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 10:14 am

Did you find anything?.
I managed to get a Kawasaki Zephyr 750, and as was said the transfer and insurance is very easy. My colleague has just bought a 400cc Honda from a bike shop and again very easy but he has let the bike shop do all the paper work at a premium over what I did by myself.
Get out and get it done you know it makes sense.
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Re: 600cc Bike

Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 1:38 pm

Patrick777 wrote:Thanks for that guys I'll check that site out ..

In regard to 600cc bikes, what does something like a 04' CBR 600 go for? If my wife doesn't want to use the scooter I may end up looking for one? :D
Just beware that you need an unlimited class 2 license to ride anything over 400 cc's. The law says that you can convert a motorcycle driving license from another country only to a class 2b, 200 cc's or less.

There are exceptions (I am one and I know others) but it depends upon a number of factors.

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