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Lady needs HELP - finding a scooter in Cape Town
« on: September 01, 2016, 01:28:51 pm »
A friend of a friend - a lady - needs help to find/have a look at a scooter (2nd hand), to make the trip a couple of times per week between Big Bay and Hout Bay Market, where she is an exhibitor (she HAS a car, but needs a scooter).

ideally with a small carrier rack on the rear...

I know a LITTLE about scooters, but NOT much!

Maybe a 2nd hand Japanese scooter would be a better bet (parts and reliability) than a Chinese, but this can be advised...

Unsure of size, I would recommend something with a BIT of grunt (South Easter + hills/mountains/freeways), but to be decided...

If anyone can help, I will pass on here contact details - very nice lady, newly relocated from Jozi, living in Big Bay, name is 'Mirnette' and needs some help on NOT buying the wrong thing!

thanks, appreciated
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Re: Lady needs HELP - finding a scooter in Cape Town
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 02:11:47 pm »
We Can help with a Sym Scooter.

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Re: Lady needs HELP - finding a scooter in Cape Town
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 02:30:04 pm »
Scooters are generally a bit low resulting in the rider not being visible over general car roof height, this is IMO one of the reasons that I see more crashes involving scooters than normal bikes. She will be traveling through a lot of traffic between those destinations, I would look at something like a Honda CBR 150.
 

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Re: Lady needs HELP - finding a scooter in Cape Town
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2016, 02:40:32 pm »
I commute by scoot daily. They are way more convenient and practical than a motorcycle.

If money isn't an issue, Vespa 300 is the one to go for. Otherwise I quite like the SYM citicom 300. If she doesn't quite need that much grunt, Honda PCX 150 or SYM Fiddle II 150.

One thing to note though, other road users seem to think of scooter riders as lesser than them and their SUVs. You do have to be extra careful on a scooter
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Re: Lady needs HELP - finding a scooter in Cape Town
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 04:04:33 pm »
Hi Chris my son has a Yamaha BWS 100cc Two Stroke available
your Lady Friend of a Friend can contact him direct if she wishes on 0763235057  Allso John
 

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Re: Lady needs HELP - finding a scooter in Cape Town
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2016, 05:17:14 pm »
Hi Zebra

I have an immaculate Honda anf 125(deputy). Its the disk brake model.

It has 4000 km and has the owners manual, original spare key and original tool kit.

A fresh battery was fitted a month ago.

I am in Noordhoek Western Cape.

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Re: Lady needs HELP - finding a scooter in Cape Town
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2016, 10:32:51 am »
A-L-L posts noted, we will be in touch - please keep them coming...

thanks Chris (and Mirnette...)
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Re: Lady needs HELP - finding a scooter in Cape Town
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2016, 01:07:28 pm »
Please note the ANF 125 DEPUTY is also advertised under the trade buy and sell section.
 

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Re: Lady needs HELP - finding a scooter in Cape Town
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2016, 01:39:05 pm »
Please note the ANF 125 DEPUTY is also advertised under the trade buy and sell section.
noted, thanks...
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Re: Lady needs HELP - finding a scooter in Cape Town
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2016, 01:44:51 pm »
Chris, advise her to also look at the KYMCO range. Excellent stuff.
 

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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2016, 01:52:31 pm »
Chris, advise her to also look at the KYMCO range. Excellent stuff.

Most of the Taiwanese stuff is really decent. PGO is another one

Without trying to knock John's post and even though I own two myself, I would advise against a BWS for a non-enthusiast. Making sure you have two-stroke oil in supply and regularly topping it up gets old
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Re: Lady needs HELP - finding a scooter in Cape Town
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2016, 02:04:27 pm »
Chris, advise her to also look at the KYMCO range. Excellent stuff.
will do, my own bike (G450X) has a KYMCO engine, so I do like their (Taiwanese) product, as well as SYM...
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Re: Lady needs HELP - finding a scooter in Cape Town
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2016, 02:05:21 pm »
Chris, advise her to also look at the KYMCO range. Excellent stuff.

Most of the Taiwanese stuff is really decent. PGO is another one

Without trying to knock John's post and even though I own two myself, I would advise against a BWS for a non-enthusiast. Making sure you have two-stroke oil in supply and regularly topping it up gets old
noted, and agreed - since this is for a Lady, the oil-process is a further, complicating step...
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Re: Lady needs HELP - finding a scooter in Cape Town
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2016, 03:28:11 pm »
A pic of said lady will help tremendously - that way we can gauge what bike will best suit her needs - just saying  :pot:
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Re: Lady needs HELP - finding a scooter in Cape Town
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2016, 04:02:34 pm »
A pic of said lady will help tremendously - that way we can gauge what bike will best suit her needs - just saying  :pot:
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