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Offline KarooKid

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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #100 on: October 07, 2019, 10:14:35 am »
Congrats. That is a beaut.

One thing I like about the new model is the ABS.

May you have many happy miles.
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #101 on: October 07, 2019, 01:09:55 pm »
I think a scoot is a perfect for a retired person or couple.
Light and economical - just the thing to do the grocery shopping, coffee with friends, etc.

Many happy years and miles of riding...!  :thumleft:
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #102 on: October 08, 2019, 10:48:46 am »
I think a scoot is a perfect for a retired person or couple.
Light and economical - just the thing to do the grocery shopping, coffee with friends, etc.

Many happy years and miles of riding...!  :thumleft:
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #103 on: October 08, 2019, 10:58:25 am »
 :thumleft: Congrats...I clearly recognise a lot parts of the CROX 125 on your scoot. Happy travellings...  :)
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #104 on: October 08, 2019, 11:33:31 am »
I hate Capetonians...... because every time they post a pic the grass is green, not brown like mine   :P
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #105 on: October 10, 2019, 05:00:18 pm »
Got the Kymco 300I for myself but lost it to swambo who at first scolded me for wasting money on a scoot  :lamer:  For the PTA guys if a tannie on a white scoot tries to pass you in the koeksister towards Rigel and you cannot go faster, rather let her pass  ::)  Bought it 2nd hand for 30K and its very fast and reliable for a 300. Only pity is that Yamaha took the dealership over and now everything from parts to brake pads is a massive bugger up  :xxbah:  Also the bigger diameter tyres work better on our roads  :thumleft:
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #106 on: October 29, 2019, 08:36:58 pm »
I think a scoot is a perfect for a retired person or couple.
Light and economical - just the thing to do the grocery shopping, coffee with friends, etc.

Many happy years and miles of riding...!  :thumleft:
Thanks, here is some more photos of the Citycom.
How tall are you and how much did you pay? The ABS model is R15k more?!?!?!
 

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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #107 on: October 29, 2019, 10:49:16 pm »
Bought the SYM CROX125 almost 2 years ago...no issues at 2500km. Great fun in and around town. The side panniers just increase loading capacity enormously.
What do they cost and how quick are they to take off?

My current commute whilst my scooter is being repaired.

Honda PCX150. Very cool scooter. Love the idle stop.

It is for sale should anyone be interested.






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For a fuel injected scooter that's a steal
« Last Edit: October 29, 2019, 10:49:55 pm by Meteor »
 

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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #108 on: October 30, 2019, 01:10:38 am »
How tall are you and how much did you pay? The ABS model is R15k more?!?!?!
I am 1,75m tall.
I bought a refurbished 2013 Vespa 300GTS for R65k.
It is non-ABS. 
I have had to do emergency braking twice since buying it.
The rear brake is on the left lever (as for clutch) and I could lock it up without losing control.
I could not lock up the front brake.
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #109 on: October 30, 2019, 09:02:47 am »
Bought the SYM CROX125 almost 2 years ago...no issues at 2500km. Great fun in and around town. The side panniers just increase loading capacity enormously.
What do they cost and how quick are they to take off?

My current commute whilst my scooter is being repaired.

Honda PCX150. Very cool scooter. Love the idle stop.

It is for sale should anyone be interested.






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The SYM Crox is horribly slow. I've ridden a bunch of them and they are all friggin slow. They do ride quite nice though. I commute on a PCX150 now and it's great. You can easily get to 100-110km/h. Mostly accelerates away from the traffic from the traffic lights .... unless the oke in his GTI is trying to prove his worth on this planet by how fast his car goes. My average fuel consumption on the PCX is 36km/l and that's typically thrashing the hell out of it.

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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #110 on: October 30, 2019, 11:41:53 am »
Bought the SYM CROX125 almost 2 years ago...no issues at 2500km. Great fun in and around town. The side panniers just increase loading capacity enormously.
What do they cost and how quick are they to take off?

My current commute whilst my scooter is being repaired.

Honda PCX150. Very cool scooter. Love the idle stop.

It is for sale should anyone be interested.






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For a fuel injected scooter that's a steal

The SYM Crox is horribly slow. I've ridden a bunch of them and they are all friggin slow. They do ride quite nice though. I commute on a PCX150 now and it's great. You can easily get to 100-110km/h. Mostly accelerates away from the traffic from the traffic lights .... unless the oke in his GTI is trying to prove his worth on this planet by how fast his car goes. My average fuel consumption on the PCX is 36km/l and that's typically thrashing the hell out of it.


I disagree...the Sym Crox 125 is NOT horribly slow. I leave cars behind at robots, unless someone wants to really dice. They only start catching up at around 80km/h when we are already cruising. It is slow on top speed because it battles to reach 90km/h, but it is irrelevant in town..  I t can be bought for R17 000 today. Quite happy with its performance in town, which is where it is used.
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #111 on: October 31, 2019, 06:42:33 am »

I disagree...the Sym Crox 125 is NOT horribly slow. I leave cars behind at robots, unless someone wants to really dice. They only start catching up at around 80km/h when we are already cruising. It is slow on top speed because it battles to reach 90km/h, but it is irrelevant in town..  I t can be bought for R17 000 today. Quite happy with its performance in town, which is where it is used.

The advantage of scooters is exactly that rapid acceleration from a stop.
You want to be ahead of the traffic to be safe.
I ride a Vespa 300GTS (yes they are expensive) and it will cross the intersection before the rear wheels of the car next to you cross the stop line.
The 300 Vespa has a higher top speed which does make it freeway capable,
but smaller-engined scooters can't keep pace on a freeway and should should keep left or stick to secondary roads up to 100km/hr.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 06:37:59 am by Fudmucker »
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #112 on: February 17, 2020, 12:00:53 pm »
I'm looking at getting a Scooter to commute on.
10 km per day, no highway etc. just city driving

How would you compare a
Sym crox 125 vs Yamaha bws 100
I see there's a lot of bws's available, is spares still available for them? And see some high km ones. Is that a problem?
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #113 on: February 17, 2020, 12:02:37 pm »
I'm looking at getting a Scooter to commute on.
10 km per day, no highway etc. just city driving

How would you compare a
Sym crox 125 vs Yamaha bws 100
I see there's a lot of bws's available, is spares still available for them? And see some high km ones. Is that a problem?

Talk to me if you decide on a Crox 125  ;)
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #114 on: February 17, 2020, 12:03:56 pm »
I'm looking at getting a Scooter to commute on.
10 km per day, no highway etc. just city driving

How would you compare a
Sym crox 125 vs Yamaha bws 100
I see there's a lot of bws's available, is spares still available for them? And see some high km ones. Is that a problem?

Talk to me if you decide on a Crox 125  ;)

Do you have one to sell?
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #115 on: February 17, 2020, 12:06:15 pm »
I'm looking at getting a Scooter to commute on.
10 km per day, no highway etc. just city driving

How would you compare a
Sym crox 125 vs Yamaha bws 100
I see there's a lot of bws's available, is spares still available for them? And see some high km ones. Is that a problem?

Talk to me if you decide on a Crox 125  ;)

Do you have one to sell?

Yes I do, but we can take this to PM or email if you are interested.
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #116 on: February 17, 2020, 03:55:12 pm »
The big wheels on the Honda PCX will make it safer and better on rough surfaces also stable at higher speeds. I think that is one well thought out scoot and water cooled fuel injection will give it more power then some bigger engine models.
 

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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #117 on: February 17, 2020, 09:28:56 pm »
It is a 2013 model with 15 500km going for around R18k

I could be interested. Please PM me your contact details.
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #118 on: February 18, 2020, 08:31:32 am »
It is a 2013 model with 15 500km going for around R18k

I could be interested. Please PM me your contact details.

Sorry that one's been sold.
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #119 on: February 18, 2020, 08:35:56 am »
The big wheels on the Honda PCX will make it safer and better on rough surfaces also stable at higher speeds. I think that is one well thought out scoot and water cooled fuel injection will give it more power then some bigger engine models.

The other major advantage is that the handle bars are conventional bolt on bars. I bolted on a set of MX style bars to make the cockpit a bit roomier and also to increase stability. You can also put your feet fairly far forward for comfort so you're not sitting in the cramped position.

The thing I hate most about the PCX is that stupid bump stop on the seat that limits seat movement. It would also be nice if it had a little clock but now I'm nitpicking, which is actually indicative on how good it is actually.

The PCX 150 is one hell of a good scooter!