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  1. I've seen those house lizard in my bike 3 times already. ride half way and the lizard climbs out from under my cb400 speedometer or tank area. scare me. haha

     

    It happened to me also. Was walking towards my bike to go home after work. I saw the lizard on my seat. When I wanted to scare it away, it crawled under the seat.

     

    I was sweating like hell. Cos my fear of house lizards is like 12 out of 10.

     

    I shook my bike like hell, but it is still there. Till today. I think. Hope it crawled out already. That beast has to eat and drink right? Hahaha..

  2. Hi Kelvin, got a few inquiries here...

     

    My bike's birthday coming up. And I really mean birthday. COE, road tax, inspection and insurance. Thing is, I'm kinda short on time. Is it possible to leave my bike with you, and at least help me out with the inspection? Cos I know if I go by myself, high possibility cannot pass.

     

    Inspection due 21st Apr. I totally forgot about it.

     

    I'm in camp, and I'm only free on fri and sat.

     

    Would appreciate if UM, or any of you guys, could give me some pointers.

     

    Thanks...

  3. Tap water is cheaper.. Haha.. I got the same problem too when i got my S4. Went to shop and the mech told me my fan not working. I dunno what he meant cos i newbie. So i just say, ok ok repair..

     

    Then a few days later, though fan works, but its still very hot.. I ask my frens they say no problem. Go buy proper coolant from shop, can already..

     

    Then a few days later, i can still feel strong heat between my thighs whenever i ride.. I ask my dad. He simply says, "If its not hot, its not an engine."

     

    Somehow he made sense. So i just forgot about the problem. Today my bike works fine. Either the problem is somehow solved, or my thighs are immune to the heat already.

     

    Go get ur bike checked. Get a honest and reliable shop to take a look at ur bike. Try Engine Ice if u want. I did. At the end of the day, i just remember what my dad told me..

  4. FOC:

    * 28 Ayer Rajah Crescent

    * Acer Building

    * Adelphi (park @ b3, guard will ask, jus say u work there)

    * Alexandra Technopark

    * Allson Hotel

    * Amara Shopping Centre

    * AMK Hub (loading bay located opposite mrt tracks. dun enter via normal CP as ground will be wet when raining)

    * Anchorpoint

    * Apollo Center (B1 for tenants/ B2 free)

    * Balestier Plaza

    * Beauty World Shopping Centre

    * Boon Siew Building

    * Botanical Gardens

    * Bukit Batok Driving Centre

    * Bukit Panjang Plaza

    * Bright Centre

    * Carlton Hotel (park @ b2)

    * Capitol Building

    * Centrepoint (bikes normally super packed)

    * Central @ clarke quay (Enter by the loading bay, located next to the normal CP.)

    * Central Square

    * Changi Village Hotel (Formerly Le Meridien Changi)

    * Chai Chee Technopark (Blk A, D & E only)

    * China Square at Cross Street (under renovation - no parking for now)

    * Chinese Garden

    * Clarke Quay CP

    * Coronation Plaza Shopping Centre

    * Costa Sands East Coast (weekdays free; weekends $1)

    * Costa Sand Pasir Ris

    * Comfort Driving Centre (Closed)

    * Compass Point (loading bay)

    * Concorde Shopping Centre

    * Conrad Hotel - basement with marked lots

    * Copthorne King Hotel (no marked lots)

    * Creative Building

    * Downtown East (ground floor FOC; limited lots - park on pavement at your own risk)

    * Eastpoint Shopping Mall (Limited)

    * Esplanade

    * Far East Square

    * Furama Hotel

    * Furama RiverFront Hotel (Full barrier but can there's gaps in the centre kerb to bypass)

    * Furniture Mall

    * Forum Shopping Mall

    * Fuji Xerox Towers

    * Gateway Building

    * Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel (no marked lots; enter by King's Centre)

    * Great Eastern Centre (Pickering Street)

    * Great World City

    * Goldhill Plaza

    * Goodwood Park Hotel

    * Guthrie House (@ Fifth Avenue)

    * Health Promotion Board

    * Hotel 81 (and most other budget hotels)

    * Hotel Miramar

    * Hotel Rendezvous (hotel guests only; treacherously tight carpark)

    * Hougang Point

    * IKEA (alexandra; tampines)

    * Inland Revenue House (park @ b3 or b4)

    * IMM (1st 3 hours free; 4th hr @ $1.07/hr)

    * International Plaza

    * Jelita (Have to park further down or at the petrol station)

    * Kembangan Plaza

    * King Albert Park McDonald's

    * Keppel Distripark

    * Le Meridien Shopping Centre

    * Liang Court

    * Liat Tower Level 5

    * M Hotel

    * Lippo Centre

    * Marina @ Keppel Bay

    * Marina Square

    * Maxwell Food Center (free after 2200hrs)

    * Merchant Square (next to Central Square)

    * Midlink Plaza

    * Millenia Walk

    * Mustafa Shopping Centre

    * Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 1

    * National Dental Centre

    * National Univeristy of Singapore (NUS)

    * One George Street

    * Orchard Grand Court

    * Orchard Hotel

    * Orchard Parade Hotel

    * Orchard Parade Shopping Centre

    * Orion Building (Tamiya and Yamaha showroom)

    * Pan Pacific Hotel (same CP as Marina Square)

    * Park Mall

    * Park Royal Hotel (Beach Road) (Free parking behind - don't go up the Furniture Mall mscp)

    * Parkway Parade

    * Plaza Singapura

    * Police Academy

    * Police Cantonment Complex (Open Air Only)

    * Punggol Plaza

    * Punggol Marina Country Club

    * Raffles City (City Hall)

    * Raffles Hotel Basement (Enter from Seah Street)

    * Riverside Hotel

    * Riverside Square (Limited)

    * Riverwalk

    * Robertson Quay Hotel (Limted)

    * Roxy opp PParade (lots at the back of the building, no indication of coupons needed)

    * SAFRA Toa Payoh & Yishun

    * Science Centre

    * Shaw Towers

    * Sheraton Hotel

    * Shangri-La (Valley Wing entrance)

    * Shell house

    * SIA Building (77 Robinson Road)

    * Singapore Art Museum (limited lots, free only for guests to the museum & outlets)

    * Singapore Institude of Management (Clementi Road)

    * Singapore EXPO

    * Singapore Post Centre

    * Singapore Recreation Club

    * Singapore Safety Driving Centre (SSDC)

    * Singapore Mandai Zoo

    * Singapore Management University (SMU - Basement Parking @ Lee Kong Chien Bldg; enter via park EXIT gantry as entry gantry is too narrow)

    * Suntec City

    * Swissotel Merchant Court

    * Tampines Mart

    * Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

    * Tanglin Mall

    * Traders Hotel Shangri-la

    * Tanglin Shopping Centre (park at Orchard Parade Hotel besides)

    * Tekka Mall

    * TelePark (Tampines next to OCBC)

    * The Concourse

    * The Rutherford @ Science Park

    * The Synergy

    * Tiong Bahru Plaza

    * Tradehub 21

    * Turf City

    * Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre

    * UE Square Shopping Mall

    * Valley Point

    * Yishun 10 *if got carpark attendant must pay $1*

     

    Hospitals:

    Alexandra Hospital

    Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital

    Changi General Hospital

    Communicable Diesease Centre

    Gleneagles

    KK Women's and Children's Hospital

    Mt Alvernia

    National University Hospital

    Singapore General Hospital

    Singapore Skin Centre

    Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Basement 3)

     

    MUST PAY & PAY:

    * 888 Plaza ($0.65)

    * AIA building (tenants only; park opposite lau pa sat at Hong Leong Building)

    * Airport ($1.30, FOC after 2300hrs)

    * Airport T3 (both CP 3A & 3b $1.30; 2200hrs-0700hrs FOC)

    * Bras Basah Complex ($0.65)

    * Bugis Junction ($1.05)

    * Burlington Square ($0.80)

    * Bukit Merah Central HDB CP below Hawker Centre ($0.65 per entry, FREE on Sundays & Public Holidays - Insert Cash Card only upon exit)

    * Bukit Timah Shopping Centre ($1.05)

    * Cairnhill carpark ($1.00)

    * Capital Tower ($1.53)

    * Causeway Point ($0.70)

    * Century Square ($1.05)

    * Changi Airport (ERP $1.30 day &/or night)

    * CHIJMES ($1.00, Basement CP - pay at Valet Kiosk before entering)

    * Chinatown Point ($0.70)

    * Civil Service Club - Tessensohn Road Clubhouse ($1.00; Can enter and exit the normal way, i.e. with cashcard in IU unit)

    * City Plaza ($0.60)

    * CK Tangs ($3.00)

    * Clifford Centre ($1.50)

    * Cluny Court ($1 b4 2am, $5 after 2am)

    * CMPB - Opp coupon parking

    * Costa Sands Pasir Ris ($1.00)

    * CPF Building Shenton Way (very ex Never park there)

    * Excelsior Shopping Centre ($0.80)

    * Far East Plaza ($2.14)

    * Fullerton Hotel (see One Fullerton below)

    * Funan Centre ($1.00)

    * Fusionpolis ($0.65 per entry by cash card)

    * Golden Mile Shopping Centre ($1.00)

    * Golden Landmark Hotel And Shopping Centre

    * Golden Shoe ($1.10 before 7pm $2.20 after 7pm)

    * Hard Rock Cafe opp. got Wilson Parking ($0.80)

    * Haw Par Centre (Coupon Parking behind the building)

    * Holiday Inn Parkview - $2.xx for first hour, and $0.50 every additional 15mins...

    * Hong Leong Building ($1.10)

    * Hong Lim Complex (shared with Chinatown Point - see above)

    * Hougang Mall ($0.65)

    * Hyatt Hotel ($2)

    * IBM Headquarters @ Changi Industrial park

    * Bishan J8 - Park at MSC abv the bus interchange (ERP $0.60) (Sunday and PH normal HDB parking rules apply.)

    * JB City Square (RM$3.00) need to buy BLISS CARD

    * JB Holiday Plaza (RM$1.00)

    * Jurong Entertainment Centre ($1.05)

    * Jurong Point ($0.80)

    * Jurong Stadium (coupon parking)

    * Jurong West Stadium (coupon parking; active wardens)

    * Katong Shoppling Centre (ERP) (Park at Roxy (see above)

    * Lot 1 ($1.00) (HDB Branch Office just after LOT 1 free)

    * Loyang Point ($0.65)

    * Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) ($1.00)

    * Ming Arcade ($1.00) (next to Orchard Parade Hotel)

    * Manhattan House ($1.00)

    * National Library - ($1.05 / entry or $18 monthly season)

    * New Tech Park ($0.65 by Cash Card)

    * OCBC Centre at Raffles Place

    * One Fullerton ($2.20 per half an hour, after 6pm daily and Sat/Sun at $5.00 per entry)

    * One Raffles Quay ORQ ($1.10)

    * Parklane Shopping Mall ($1.30 insert Cashcard)

    * Peace Centre ($0.60)

    * Pearl's Centre ($1.00)

    * Peninsula Hotel ($0.80)

    * People's Park Shopping Centre ($1.00)

    * PSA Building ($1.30) now need to pay, free parking at keppel yard entrance opp KTM railway or park at keppel distripark

    * Queensway Shopping Centre ($0.90)

    * Quality Hotel ($0.75 Using IU)

    * Raffles Hospital at Rochor ($0.60)

    * Rivervale Plaza ($0.65)

    * Robertson Walk ($1.00)

    * SAFRA Mount Faber (ERP $0.60 Member; $1.20 Guests)

    * SAFRA Tampines

    * Serene Centre ($0.80)

    * Shenton House ($1.20)

    * Skytech Buliding ($0.65)

    * Sim Lim Square ($0.75)

    * Sim Lim Tower ($1.00)

    * Standard Chartered (Battery Road - $5)

    * Starhub Building ($1.00)

    * Sun Plaza ($1.61)

    * Takashimaya (per hour charging)

    * Tampines Mall ($1.00)

    * Techlink (Kaki Bukit- $0.65)

    * The Signature - Changi Business Park ($0.65 / entry) [OR can squeeze at ENTRANCE, go up curb when EXIT. curb is very small anyway]

    * Thomson Plaza ($0.50)

    * Toa Payoh HDB HUB ($0.65 if more than 10 minutes / Sunday FOC, barrier will be opened)

    * UOB Center ($3.50)

    * UOB Plaza ($2.50 Per Hour same charge as car)

    * Youth Park Carpark ($0.65)

    * Vivocity ($1 for the first 3 hours, $1 hourly after that)

    * Whitesands ($1.00)

    * Wisma Atria ($2.10 - parking only on top 2 levels)

    * Woodlands Civic Centre ($0.65)

    * Woodlands Point ($0.65)

     

    OUT OF BOUNDS FOR BIKES:

    * California fitness (members only)

    * Cineleisure - coupon parking across & besides

    * Cathay Cinema

    * Crown Prince Hotel And Shopping Centre

    * Cuppage

    * Dawson Place (park on the pavement at Blk 58 at your own risk)

    * DBS Building Shenton Way

    * DBS Tampines Centre (tenants only)

    * Far East Shopping Centre (opposite Thai Embassy) - coupon parking besides at Angulia Park

    * Fook Hai Building

    * Fortune Centre

    * Golden Mile Tower @ beach road (park at pavement)

    * Great Eastern Life Changi Centre (Changi Road)

    * High Street Centre & High Street Plaza (park in the back lane + lots of room on nearby sidewalks)

    * Heeren

    * International Bldg

    * Jelita (Have to park further down or at the petrol station)

    * Junction 8 (ERP multi storey beside; EXIT USING LEFT BARRIER, THE RIGHT ONE ALWAYS JAM)

    * Keypoint @ beach road (season ticket holders only)

    * Kallang Leisure Park (URA parking outside)

    * Lido

    * Lucky Plaza

    * Monetary Authority of Singapore (tenants only)

    * Meritus Mandarin Hotel & Shopping Arcade S'pore

    * Mount Elizabeth Hospital

    * Novena Sq

    * Northpoint

    * Ocean Building - tenants only

    * Odeon Towers - season parking only

    * One Marina Boulevard

    * Pacific Plaza

    * Panasonic Building @ Jalan Kilang Barat

    * Paradiz Centre

    * Paragon

    * Park Hotel (Orchard)

    * Parkview Square (tenants only)

    * Plaza by the Park

    * RCL Building *Park at the lane beside coffeeshop, it's a "despatch parking"*

    * Rivervale Mall

    * Rivervale Plaza

    * Samsung Hub

    * Sentosa

    * SGX Centre

    * Shaw Centre

    * Singapore Power Building (Somerset Road) (for season ticket holders only. bikes still can enter but park at own risk cause I've seen bikes kena clamp before.)

    * Springleaf Tower (Only tenant with season parking)

    * Square 2

    * Sultan Plaza @ Jalan Sultan Road (No bikes allowed. Open carpark only 3 lots)

    * Sunshine Plaza (gap) *Nearest is M/C coupon parking along prinsep st or IOI Plaza across the street $1*

    * Thong Sia Building

    * UIC Building

    * URA Centre

    * West Mall (no more entry to bikes from 1st Oct 08. Park at MSCP nearby.)

    * Wheelock Place - coupon parking besides at Angulia Park

     

    NOT KNOWN:

    (Anyone who knows about parking in the places below, please update. Thank you!)

    * Sembawang Shopping Centre (under renovation - no parking for now)

     

     

     

     

    Anybody got info on Comfort Driving Centre? The URA carpark next to the Renault building is closed, since when, i dunno.. Saw lots of bikes park at the pavement all over the place..

  5. interesting thread,just managed to read it today,might be a bit too late...ready signed the papers for a fazer 6 '08...

    btw,to the thread starter,i understand where you're coming from with the engagement thingy,just got pass that stage myself,on my part,my fiancee doesnt mind me forking out an additional $120/- a month for a fazer 6 compare to $100/- a month for my previous spec 2 and she doesnt mind helping me out a bit on the finance side,so an understanding and/or equally generous partner is important too when it comes to making that decision between a need and a want...:cheeky:

     

     

    Whoa. Fazer 6. Nice.. Glad u passed thru the engagement period. Me, i dunno when.. Hahaha.. It was bad during the past Hari Raya. All the relatives, especially the aunts, constantly elbowing, nudging me.. Eh, when is ur turn.. Alamak...

     

    Doesnt help that my cousin just gotten engaged, and she's 1year younger than me. Anyway, I think I'm taking up all the big bros advice here.. I'm saving up for my cl2 bike.. I think paying cash is better. Or at least a huge chunk for downpayment. Wouldn't want to eat grass on a Class2 bike.. Haha..

  6. All S4 no..engine vaccum drumping diaghram assisted. Correct me if I'm wrong.

     

    Ah Pek got wrong before meh... :angel:

     

    Anyway, sure all of us are scared to try our fuel limit.. But just inform a friend before u go on ur test. Then he would come to ur rescue with just enough petrol to bring u to the nearest petrol kiosk. Just make sure he's not sleeping la..... Hahaha...

  7. Anything above 300km for me full tank is good enough.. 1Seth1 recommends to change gears up quickly. When i do that, i find myself twisting the throttle more cos no power.. Haha..

     

    Just a question, forgive me if its a silly one. Err.... How to adjust the trip meter? I thought the 2 buttons are for adjusting time only? Paiseh ah if i dunno. :sorry:

  8. Been so long since I checked up on my thread..

     

    Got a whole lot of big bros sharing their experiences and advice..

     

    Taking it one step at a time though..

    Surprising enough to see more and more Class2 bikes on the road. Still remember a few years back when there were loads of KRRs and Waves on the road.. *Sigh* Where did they all go to.. Especially Waves with speakers on their box, booming music loudly.. Hahaha... Fun times.. Ahaha.. Guess they all grown up and now owning a Class2 bike now..

     

    Me still happily enough on my trusty Super 4.. To the bro who approached me at Auntie shop, saying my bike looks nice, thanks yeah.. Yup, I did put in a lot of effort on my bike.. But still the lure of a bigger bike looms somewhere at the back of my mind.. Bro DeusExMachina really took pains in explaining the installment part..

     

    Dunno if this is out of topic, but there is some silly stuff bothering me..

    U guys know that sometimes at traffic lights-especially u bros with big bikes- smaller bikes would purposely stop just slightly behind u, although there is ample space to stop side by side... Why ah? Funny right.. Haha... No need to answer.. Just having some fun here... Hahaha... Thanks guys for all your pointers and sharing your life experiences... Ride safe everyone.

  9. And remember to check ur brakes too.. Rear one especially. Make sure its not jammed. That was the culprit for me. Mine was 240km before reserve. But afetr servicing, its 320km.

     

    Squat behind ur bike with your right knee below ur exhaust.

    Lift up the bike slightly with ur right knee, and try to spin the wheel.

     

    Hope it helps....

  10. Didn't know that this would be a hot thread... Anyway, thank you for all your pointers. The main point that I guess everyone is talking about is : Budget.

     

    Sure, the lure of a Class2 bike is tempting. But the insurance is sky-high. I dun want to post in the Garage Sale a year later when the bike's 'birthday' comes around.. Insurance, road tax, installment, servicing...... :faint: :faint:

     

    A car is not in my next planning yet. My next box to tick is 'engagement'. Hahaha.. U know la how Malay families are. Both set of parents are hinting to u and ur gf... "Aiyah, so long friends already, go get engaged better right.. " :D

     

    Luckily she's still studying and still yet to go into the working world. Im 23 and she's 20... Soooo....maybe in 2 years time perhaps.

     

    Dunno why I'm telling u guys about my life... But i sure can sense a few of u guys out there are smiling and nodding slowly and can relate to my point of life right now.. :D :D

  11. Hows ur scorpion

     

    Loving it. Dunno whether its true that people say that u need to 'season' ur pipe to make it sound nicer.. But then I do hear it it getting louder and smoother. Well, maybe it's just me.

     

    Performance wise, before tuning, not much diff from stock..

    But after I serviced and tuned carbs... :thumb:

     

    Bro Biting Point said that there's no distinct roaring when v-tec opens.

    But i feel like mine have. There's definitely a distinct sound change (okay maybe not alot, but there is) when v-tec opens. From smooth and bassy, whack at 3rd gear and above then i hear a 'pop' sound like super loud. Go up slowly thru the gear, provided the road is straight enuf, its still roaring.

     

    Dunno la eh.. No 2 bikes are similar. Same model, same version, even if u top up V-power on both, 1 might say its smooth, another might say its draggy.

     

    Hope it make sense. :D

  12. whoa! you both stay chai chee??

    which area sia??

    i'm staying at chai chee too!

    blk 51..

     

    and still waiting for scorpion to come out for revo..

    hehe..

     

    CB400 Revo(2/6/2008-??)

     

    51 quite far from me bro. ok la not that far.. my bike is at 29A. the MSCP. But dun anyhow touch ah.. From my bed, i can see my bike.. Hehehe..

  13. The more i see it, the more i like it... Nicely done bro! Good job.

    Pity it had to rain just now, or else we could grab some drinks together.

     

    My friends will surely ask where i get it from.. Hahaha...

     

    But anyway, the pics of our bike with the rain droplets, kinda cool huh... Especially the pic of my pipe up close.. Nice job! Thanks kelvin.. :D

  14. Glad you are happy with your new pipe.. i'm staying very near you.. let me know if you need help in taking out the silencer..

     

    you are right, it's totally different to hear your pipe from behind..

     

     

     

    i'm not exactly very happy.. sound wise, really lose out a lot, especially when VTEC opens, no change of sound compared to other pipes/FS..

    but just contented with the product i've bought..

    pacify myself as the finishing is very good compared to all the others..

     

     

    I dun need help taking it out, i took out mine already as in ur earlier posts suggested.. Err.. I need help putting it back in.. Ahakz...

     

    Well, just like you, i am contented with my choice. My friends say that the sound is not the 'crisp' sound. But more of a smooth and bassy type.. Hmm.. Dunno how to explain. But it sounds great to me. But seriously, when vtec opens, there's a distinct 'pop' sound. Or is it just me?? Psychologically WANTS to hear a different sound.. Hahahaha.. Dunno la eh.. Of course different pipe, diff sound.

     

    I agree with u as the CF look is so the 3D.. Nice.. No regrets getting a Scorpion. =)

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