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  1. Short Answer : Yes, you can buy aka pay for the bike first. But the ownership and insurance will only be to your loved one or love one. You cannot own a bike before getting a license. TLDR: Buying a used bike, you can do a "Layup" with the bike shop meaning the bike would be parked in the shop and cannot be used on the road until its removed from that status which is when he gets his license. So this bike is like showpiece at this moment. Bad thing about this is while the bike is on layup status the COE is still running. so if he doesn't pass soon the clock will keep ticking.
  2. Looking at the road and the sign, it just doesn't make much sense thou. At such a small junction, why only vehicles >= 2500kg (7 seats fully loaded? up to 3000kg? Lorry,truck,bus, and trailers) can turn? From the amount of cars coming doesn't look like a loading/unloading road which is purely made for commercial use. Anyone has any idea why?
  3. While I agree 2A is more than adequate for our roads eg CB400 was already like enough back when i had it... Its more for like a "dream" to ride a vrroom bike while the wife can pillion type so a class 2 is something I want to have at this point of time. Bigger bikes also have more heat to deal with usually... the dilemmas hahaha
  4. do more revisions to kill the waiting time hahaa... I remember i went almost everyday just before the test date just to get me to be very familiar with more bikes before the test. have a few numbers you're familiar with so the clutch, throttle and engine doesn't throw u off on the actual test. Good luck!!
  5. haha... still its super scary... I didn't upgrade to a higher CC bike back then just because i know confirm will accidently accelerate too much when overtaking some cars in the xpress way. vrooooom
  6. yeah no need to put P plate for 2A and 2. Unless its class 4 or 5 which is a new class. But yes... 12 points only. I couldn't believe my ears so I asked alot of people and even verified with the examiner there. So it is confirmed. Once you get your 2A or 2 you have 12 points only for a year. Very scary hahaha accidently go past 1 red light and its over
  7. hahaha i also uncle class liao... back cannot tahan... but did u see the R6... wah too sleek liao... cannot tahan hahaaa but in singapore ride that ... i think my pocket also cannot tahan the summons... hahaa
  8. why do i feel like i know you... Does Weapons sound familiar? sweet bike too!
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    I think mineral would be good? Castrol makes some really good mineral oil. Don't use oils that are too thin here in singapore. It heats up easier if its thinner. maybe do 10W40 type rather than 5w30. changing oil every 5k would be a good investment for an older bike too. Singapore doesn't get that cold enough for it to freeze so a 10w is still really safe.
  10. wah steaddy!! haha okok. that's an achievement alright! how did u manage it i'm still amazed. Did u do it alone or with friends? Riding in singapore if can't cut the traffic then its a little counter intuitive. I guess with the FJR vs the comfort of the car... yeah maybe car. Plus the cost is almost a budget car. Maybe a 400-600cc bike here in singapore would be a better choice. I just don't wanna be riding a CB400 again. I mean its an amazing bike. I just wanted to try something more fun hahaa... and yet still can pillion.. Else i'll get the R6 muahahhaa!
  11. Thanks for sharing your insights!! I've always heard that the NC were very convenient and suitable for singapore road without knowing why. It has a front storage??? How does that work? I don't see any space for it. How is the Tracer's handling compared to it thou? I've read some pretty worrying stuff online about the tracer having wobble and issues at speeds up to 180km... which i prob won't experience in singapore. But i've seen the wobble happen at 50km on some youtube videos. So its making me think about it more too.
  12. what?~?~?~ on a 2B???? how did u survive it??? share how you do it??? lmao~~~ my back feels like breaking after we rode up to malacca on the revo hahaaa.... maybe i'm just getting old.... hahaa I was considering the FJR 1300 but then that's a really huge bike to manage on Singapore roads. Very hard to share lanes with that bike imo so i dropped the idea.
  13. Its actually alot easier at class 2A and class 2. Frankly i think the sooner you do it the better because you can still remember all the "checks" and haven't developed weird habits yet hahaa... Also everytime you get a "new" license say 2A ... your Class 3 points drops to 12 points as well... so yeah you wanna get it out of the way asap hahaha...
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    I remember using iphon oil last time... Depending on the age of your bike Mineral/Semi/Fully synthetic makes a difference. New bikes, go fully syn, and the older it gets drop down the type because it will help with the lubrication as well as the oil change cycle.
  15. There are deer oh the roads in Singapore now??? It was just wild boars and i remember going along Upper Thomson and finding them on the road side foraging for food. Where did those deer come from? hahaa... Soon we'll need to get tags to hunt those deer for meat. I've encountered wild animals crossing roads overseas but it sure will be interesting to see them here in Singapore. Just need to be aware of wild life even in Singapore now I guess. Looking forward to seeing those "Deer crossing" signs soon.
  16. Hi! Haven't been riding in Singapore for a while and was wondering if you guys could give me some ideas of what bike i should get back in Singapore. I saw all the new COE prices and well i guess those car systems finally caught up with the bikes... I was looking for something that works for a daily ride, can pillion my wife and maybe do some rides up north after all these Covid problems are over... maybe in like 5 years time. So like the Yamaha tracer 900 gt, Honda NC7XX, Triumph Tiger, Suzuki Versys 650 are some of the bikes i saw online... But how are they in the Si
  17. Oh nice~~ Just came back and I thought i was remembering things differently... Glad to see this forum still alive!
  18. Good to know you are still trying! It won't be easy but I am very sure once you pass you will enjoy the thrills that comes along with riding! Especially if you go overseas and have a chance to do some leisure riding... You'll see sights you will never see when in a car. Even in Singapore... You'll prob smell durian along the expresswaysí ½í¸‚ Keep up the spirit!
  19. Frankly, i don't think they mind if you are in full control of the bike... BUT you don't want to show the instructors the speedy side of you so soon do you? Remember the police advertisment... Speeding is the number one killer... I would prefer to take it easy until you finish pract 7 hehe... Cr can do anything u wan...
  20. Have fun! Relax your body and learn to use the rear (foot) brake. At slow speed its better for keeping your balance. Front brake makes the bike stop too abruptly. Master the biting point and rev the engine higher while holding the clutch in gear 1. These are the key points for 1 prac
  21. This below is for ssdc format. Not sure about other schools, Theory is own time own target, and anyway one lesson only... You can start practical together with theory. Just make sure you complete it before passing the practical assessment. Practical is only 2 classes. 1 & 2. Pract 3 is assessment. So basically prac 1 is to learn, pract 2 is for you memorise the route. After that you can do circuit revision until u are comfortable with the bike. Pass prac 3 and book tp. Latest tp dates can be found online... Usually is 4-8 weeks. Depending on the crowd during that time.... When i g
  22. Machine price is not omv... Unfortunately... so if u lose a new bike... Insurance only pays omv... Hehe... 8000 is the estimated new coe... Hopefully it will come back down soon.
  23. Let's do some maths Machine price of S4 ~$16,000 50% tax for omv ~9,000 = $750 (1st 15%) + $2000 (calculation = ($9000 omv- $5000 1st15%)*50%) = 2750 = 16000+2750+8000 = $26,750. Dealer needs to have some profit, so... Add about 500-1000... Addinsurance, road tax, registration plate... Yeah about 30k. Pasted some links here. The omv is in feb 17... So the arf charged is the old price. https://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/ltaweb/corp/PublicationsResearch/files/FactsandFigures/MC_Cost_Update.pdf https://www.lta.gov.sg/content/ltaweb/en/roads-and-motoring/owning-a-vehicle/costs-of-o
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