Chinese scooters

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  1. Road Runner

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    Does anyone actually own one or know of anyone who has one?

    Are they really rubbish?

    So many people seem to be selling them new.
     
  2. American Dream

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    Hi john when i was looking I called into a friend of mine who owns a local motor bike shop he had three in stock and wouldnt sell me one, he said Peugeot Honda Piaggieo, and he had non of these in, hence e-bay purchase, the chineese parts are not easy to get hold of, and they keep changing the spec so long term No not a good idea

    Geo
     
  4. American Dream

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    I think he's got the Bug after seeing yours Geo.:thumb::Cool:
     
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    In answer

    Hi, I will 2nd the above re getting aparts, total useless, get a well known make, not one of these look alikes.
    terry
     
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    Dont bother buying a chinese moped They are rubbish

    Buy a second hand japanese one

    Steve
     
  7. Road Runner

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    So that's a no then?:Eeek:

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Thank you for the answers:thumb:
     
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    Are they built by political prisoners in a Labour Camp?:Eeek:
     
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    Dunno:RollEyes:
     
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    I live in the Caribbean, and loads of these scooters from China are over here right now. The dealers do say 'Its a Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha...whatever, but for the import rules, they just stick a different label on the bike - and then pay less tax'. Hence the big price difference. A brand new scooter can cost around $800 US.

    I've seen a Suzuki GP100 (do they still make these??) disguised as an N.C. motorcycle - with a family of 4 riding it, + a washing machine on the back!! (No rules over here guys...)

    I agree that the problems start when spares are needed - :shout:
     
  11. Lindy-C

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    John, You are better off buying a second hand known make off Ebay rather than any of these chinese copies for the reasons already stated.
    Also avoid the Vietnamese copy of the Vespa too, they are as bad!
     
  12. Terry

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    :ROFLMAO: you can buy 2 or 3 for the price of 1 jap / italian so plenty of spares:thumb::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    terry
     
  13. American Dream

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    I remember when the Japanese launched their first bikes on to the British Market.

    Everyone said they would never last.:Eeek::RollEyes:

    Me.....Sorry I have always bought Japanese cars and bikes.I wish I didn't have to but the British Bike industry didn't compare.:Sad:

    But then I have an engineering background.
     
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    :ROFLMAO: AWW come on Steve you could always buy an Harly :thumb: then spend 3 grand to make it run properly :ROFLMAO::thumb:
    terry
     
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    Hi Terry.

    I would truly Love a Harley.:Cool:

    Used to race a Vincent.There's nothing like the sound of a big V twin.
     
  16. Terry

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    Hi Steve bet you wish you still had the vincent :thumb:if you still had you could get a m/h & a harly::bigsmile:::bigsmile:
    terry
     
  17. American Dream

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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    The Vincent went I'm afraid.As did my mate.:Sad:

    Beautiful Bike but bad memories. Hey Ho.:Doh:

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  18. Terry

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    did yoou win much with it?:thumb: the pic brings back memorys of a night spent at olivers mount when we drove stright into the pits (3 am) and hid next to a fence only to be woke up v/early next morning by bikes revving,turned out we were in between Barry Sheen at one side and Guagamo Aguistini at the other !!
    terry
     
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    A few classics Terry, until my mate sadly lost his life at Brands in a classic race.

    Rubbed shoulders with the Young Barry Sheene, Barry Ditchburn, Paul Smart, Giacomo as well.

    Exciting Days.:Cool:
     
  20. Lindy-C

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    Basically John, the concensus is steer clear of Chinese - they are better at takeaways than scooters :winky:
     
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