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New or used motorbike?

Postby riversandlakes » Sun, 24 Jun 2007 10:32 pm

Recently decided on getting a motorbike to save much, much time on my extra-curicular activities ;)

Back in MY I've always driven used cars. I figured since a new car cost RM60,000 and a used one cost RM20,000 I could never use up that RM40,000 for repairs and maintenance? Of course, provided the engine and gearbox are in sound state...

But in terms of a bike here in SG, it being much cheaper, is it more worthwhile to get a new one to save on hassles for repairs?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 24 Jun 2007 10:48 pm

Save but not on hassles or repairs. More like medical bills when an idiot driver forces you off the road.

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Postby riversandlakes » Mon, 25 Jun 2007 12:29 am

100% of residents asked strongly discouraged me...

Is this a real risk? Or perceived? I know how dangerous riding looks from within a car...
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 25 Jun 2007 12:38 am

I wasn't joking. That's why I virtually gave away a 750 Honda Magna about 8 years ago. Wasn't worth the gamble. I want to be around for my kids kids.

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Postby Plavt » Mon, 25 Jun 2007 12:53 am

Put simply you are far more vulnerable on a motorbike even though you can of course become mangled in a car.

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Postby riversandlakes » Mon, 25 Jun 2007 11:07 am

:(

There was a guy in the gym, who was among our fittest. He suddenly disappeared for a year, reappearing only a year after, becoming John Doe again. All masses gained before were lost.
Apparently he was involved in an accident with a lorry (!), was hospitalized for six months and took another six months to recuperate...
Needless to say, the injury must have been very serious.

My elder brother carried too many books during his uni days and rammed into a car, breaking his collar bone. Today whenever the day feels cold that bone will feel 'cold' too...

In recent memory, my mom brought too many homework home (bags of cloths) and got into near accidents twice. Luckily both were merely superficial - bruises.

My rider colleague, recently turned driver, rammed into the car in front and smashed his knee cap. Now he strongly recommends against me riding.

I'm really kiasi...
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