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    Recommend a scooter

    I need a scooter as a runaround now that I'm living in a semi rural area of Nonthaburi. The Yamaha Aerox 155 seems to be the bike of the moment. Loving the wheels and tyre size. Any other recommendations?


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    My click was stolen a while back so am now getting round to sourcing a replacement and to date the best bang for buck in the 125cc category is the Yamaha GT125.

    That Aerox looks the goods though, much better styling than the PCX.

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    Is bike theft a problem? It's not something often talked about here.

    Below is Yam's PCX competitor. Same engine as the Aerox. I'm not really looking for a commuter machine.


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    Get a bicycle.

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    Already have one Prag. Great for nipping to 7-11 after breakfast but not much fun for heading to the local mall in the midday sun if the car is elsewhere. Getting bored of ordering taxis.

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    Honda wave 125. Last for ever, cheap to maintain. Cam't go wrong.

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    Yeah they're ok Fred. Cheap as chips. I don't like the clunky semi auto 4 speed though.

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    Used Honda Wave. Millions to choose from. Stable and unlikely to be stolen. Ooops, I forgot. You are not smart enough to handle a bike with gears.

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    Thanks chas. I have a CB500X in the UK. Auto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt View Post
    Is bike theft a problem? It's not something often talked about here.
    My ex forged my signature and put it up as collateral for a loan to pay a drug debt.

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    Honda Fino? Small for moving around traffic and packs enough punch for getting in front of traffic.Ah, good memories of riding it to Nakhon Nayok!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles
    the best bang for buck in the 125cc category is the Yamaha GT125.
    I have this one. I only buy Yamaha scooters & im on my 4th one. Had several Mio's and now one like this. Absolutely can not go wrong. I wanna say it was like 45k new.


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    GT125?

    I prefer Honda to Yamaha but they don't seem to have anything cool out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy
    Honda Fino? Small for moving around traffic and packs enough punch for getting in front of traffic.Ah, good memories of riding it to Nakhon Nayok!
    Getting old as your memory is shot? Yamaha makes the Fino

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    Always go the mio.
    45000k on a 2011 125 gt.
    Zero problems.
    Clicks always have auto dramas a.
    Also we have two Aerox 155.
    So far so good but taller riders complain of lack of leg/knee room.
    We have had just aboutevery scooter made for rent.
    Mios are the best auto if you dont want your hand in your pocket regular like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt
    GT125?

    I prefer Honda to Yamaha but they don't seem to have anything cool out.
    Just like the one I pictured. I always buy Yamaha here. The Click 125 was almost 10k more and its a simple scooter. No point in spending another 10k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggersback
    Mios are the best auto if you dont want your hand in your pocket regular like.
    Seconded.

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    Honda Snoopy would suit you mate. Erm i mean Scoopy.


    I like the space in the middle of them, like the Vespa but with 2 storage pockets

    I had a spin round Penang on a Vespa 150 not long ago. It was rapid. They have a common fault with ignition pins though apparently, so the bloke said after i pushed it back.

    I walked into a Vespa showroom here and enquired -200,000 baht. Can get nearly 5 scoopys for that.mental. theyre only made in Vietnam too.


    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt
    The Yamaha Aerox 155 seems to be the bike of the moment. Loving the wheels and tyre size
    Its the handlebar size you should worry about for squeezing between cars in Bangkok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt
    I'm not really looking for a commuter machine.
    Buy something second hand then that you wont lose so much on.

    Someones done a guide somewhere. I will try and find it

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    Cheers dill. I'm not worried about deprecation. Even the racy little aerox 155 is only about 68k and will last a decade. I'll regularly be here for a month or two in the future after i repatriate again next year so I won't sell it.

    I love the looks of the mslaz but it's not so suited to suburban life.


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    just tried to buy a GT125 from my local mityon dealer.

    asked the price then dropped the cash on the counter along with my passport and work permit.

    Dumb bint was insistent I need a residency certificate even after explaing to her ive purchase 2 scooters from mityon on 3rd road with no need for resi cert as I have a work permit she was having none of it.

    Told her to call head office and ask, she refused so I scooped up my cash and documents and left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles
    Told her to call head office and ask, she refused so I scooped up my cash and documents and left.
    How much were they asking for that one?

    Could just go back the next day and talk to a male sales person. Or any other person at all other than that dumb ho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles
    Told her to call head office and ask, she refused so I scooped up my cash and documents and left.
    How much were they asking for that one?

    Could just go back the next day and talk to a male sales person. Or any other person at all other than that dumb ho.

    44,500 +3k for the red plate (refunded when book and white plate arrive). I'll buy one elsewhere then drop in and say hello to the dumb [at][at][at][at]. easy sale for her and most likely a much needed commission but nope she had to be a dumb [at][at][at][at].

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    Had same nonsense from the first Honda dealer I went to here. Went to different one next day. No problem. The owner, a woman, was happy to make the sale on a scooter not likely to sell quickly in poor boy country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles
    44,500 +3k for the red plate (refunded when book and white plate arrive). I'll buy one elsewhere then drop in and say hello to the dumb [at][at][at][at]. easy sale for her and most likely a much needed commission but nope she had to be a dumb [at][at][at][at].
    Don't quote me on this, but I thought scooter places hate 100% cash down. They make next to nothing on the commission compared to what they could get if you finance.

    Can't remember where I saw a thread about this topic. Will dry and have a dig around and report back.
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