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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 2:05 pm

PNGMK, how's the vibration on your new thumper?

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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 2:46 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:PNGMK, how's the vibration on your new thumper?



Very low. That's one of the positive comment often seen in the reviews... it's a single for sure but not a vibrating single.

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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 8:31 pm

bgd wrote:Looi's Motors
55 Kaki Bukit Place


http://www.sgbikemart.com.sg/usedbikes/ ... enere-7445

You're selling it?

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 8:58 pm

http://www.sgbikemart.com.sg/usedbikes/ ... erlow-4422
Is the price correct?
16k for 1yo XL883L?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 9:10 pm

PNGMK wrote:
bgd wrote:Looi's Motors
55 Kaki Bukit Place


http://www.sgbikemart.com.sg/usedbikes/ ... enere-7445

You're selling it?


That bike in being sold in my building! 8-)

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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:08 pm

x9200 wrote:http://www.sgbikemart.com.sg/usedbikes/harley-davidson-xl883l-sportster-883-superlow-4422
Is the price correct?
16k for 1yo XL883L?



There are a LOT of sportsters for sale on the market - listed and unlisted. IF you want to move your sporty in less than 6 months (or at all) you need to set a very attractive price. The idea of H-D holding their value is gone now with so many on the market. I just sold a 2006 883 for $9500 - with new tyres and a bunch of mods to make it actually useable. That was the price I figured I'd have to list it at to sell it in a weekend. I only had two calls but the first viewer bought it. My experience here tells me that those first few calls are the serious cashed up buyers .... the latter ones are just tyre kickers.

I'd also add that bike is not one of the easy to sell H-D - the 883 iron has taken it's place pretty much. The carby 883's are preferred by the hard core bikers here anyways (that bike is an EFI version).

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 11 Dec 2013 7:24 am

Hmmm, interesting. Still, I thought that the price for a brand new one was ~28k? Holding a value is one thing but this is a huge drop for a one year old.

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Postby PNGMK » Wed, 11 Dec 2013 8:44 am

x9200 wrote:Hmmm, interesting. Still, I thought that the price for a brand new one was ~28k? Holding a value is one thing but this is a huge drop for a one year old.


Maybe it's a mistake.... the 2012 883's were only just under 20k when they were new. I priced one at the time.

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Postby bgd » Wed, 11 Dec 2013 1:12 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
PNGMK wrote:
bgd wrote:Looi's Motors
55 Kaki Bukit Place


http://www.sgbikemart.com.sg/usedbikes/ ... enere-7445

You're selling it?


That bike in being sold in my building! 8-)


And it's not me.

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Postby PNGMK » Sat, 21 Dec 2013 8:42 pm

Well I've done 200km on the Duke 390. To me it's a great bike for Singapore.

Fast, snappy, nimble. I'm far more confident on it in traffic than either of my previous bikes.

I've fitted a slightly bigger screen, some hand guards (I tend to clip car mirrors so my hands need the protection) and a small Givi box.

Vibration is a none issue. Fuel consumption is around the 20km/l mark. Riding it you feel like you're on a thumper/straight 4 combination. It really isn't like a thumper - if you want that buy the Duke 690.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g0dj4b661n9ax ... .14.12.jpg

I actually like riding this bike, even in the wet! I only enjoyed the H-D on bone dry days with no traffic. The TW200 couldn't outrun a snail so was just dangerous on the expressways.

The ABS is a god send. I had to pull in the front brake a little quick when a taxi cage driver pulled out sharply.... the front tyre squeaked and then the lever pulsed and it was all good. ABS works quicker than you can think or react for sure - my brain had started the signal to let the lever out but the ABS had fixed the problem well before my hand would have reacted.

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Postby bgd » Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:51 am

Good timing. I saw one this morning and wondered how you were getting on.

I like the XT250 for Sg. Top speed is fine but acceleration is lacking. That's probably solved by the 390's extra hp.

Interestingly I saw a chopped TW200 on the weekend. Didn't have a clue what it was. Poor man's Harley I guess but unusual conversion.


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