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hey people.. ;)

 

L plate girl here..:cheeky:

 

Im currently waiting for my TP test on Jan2012. && i've so many questions to ask...

 

like what does it mean by 2 stroke & 4 stroke engine? is maintainence costly for 2 stroke..?

 

i need a bike for transportation from home -> work -> school-> home. what bike is low maintainence and fuel efficient?:):)

 

im more on the heavy side. is vespa suitable? coz i've friends who say that the bike might not be able to carry my weight long term.. :faint::faint::dot:

 

&& many more.. is it ok if i were to drop by any bike shops & ask & not get them irritated by me. coz i know some shops will entertain those who is buying not asking...:cool:

 

 

please be gentle, & if possible to explain in plain english.. i dun understand the boy-language ... :thumb:

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Bro, it should be fine to ask around the bike shops. With that, you get more choices on where to purchase. Don't tell them you don't intend to buy from them. What I did was ask for bike price, plus some details like COE, road tax, insurance, then finally ask for a name card and written down the prices. Makes it easier to backtrack on the shops you visit.

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google is your best friend.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-stroke_engine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four-stroke_engine

 

to put it in a very plain language, a 150cc 2 stroke engine can go much faster than a 150cc stroke engine.

generally speaking, it is easier to maintain a 4 stroke engine as you wont have to take note of the 2t.

you can go to bikeshops and ask as much as you can, but the answers they give might not give you a whole true picture. their knives will be out to chop as well.

 

i dont think there's an issue if you want to ride a vespa. otherwise, you could consider maxi scooters. google for piaggio x8, x9. :cheers:

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go and ask about it girl. if can find someone who knows about vespa to go down with you, so that they can help you check the condition of the bike. if not some bike shop will chop you one.

 

As for your purpose, go for 4 stroke. Lesser maintainence. More environmental friendly.

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easy.. post your pic.. i am sure there are many volunteers who are willing to help you with any questions, accompany you to bike shop, help you bargain, check bike condition etc...

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depends on what kind of riding posture/transmission type u like. vespa/scooter style, i think there are many choices available like fino, maxi scooters like piaggio x9, sym gts, s3... gilera runner as well... many choices =)

 

how heavy are you on the heavy side? ger's definition of heavy is something that is very subjective. 55kg can = very heavy to some gers already.

 

generally speaking, 2 stroke = faster, 4 stroke = ease of maintenance. petrol consumption wise, should be 4 stroke drinking lesser.

 

try to read around the various threads about different bikes. for your case, i would suggest u to get something that is easy to maintain, looks ok and reliable(doesnt have issues too often).

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just get kup-kia?

scooter? runner ?

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hello lady.

Congrats and i hope you pass with flying colours.

 

2t is a different system. It requires a container which auto doses itself with the petrol or pouring in directly as you pump petrol(known as premix).

On a norm, such a system has carbon build up. Part and parcel of servicing.

 

In a 4t, the lubrication is shared across so all you have to do is to pump petrol and service when you have to.

 

I reccomend you get an auto scooter eg Vespa Piaggio LX 150 or a fino which are 4t and belt driven. Reason is the older models of vespa is more prone to rebuild due to its age. Chain driven motorcycle requires chain maintenance which means elbow grease.

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hello lady.

Congrats and i hope you pass with flying colours.

 

2t is a different system. It requires a container which auto doses itself with the petrol or pouring in directly as you pump petrol(known as premix).

On a norm, such a system has carbon build up. Part and parcel of servicing.

 

In a 4t, the lubrication is shared across so all you have to do is to pump petrol and service when you have to.

 

I reccomend you get an auto scooter eg Vespa Piaggio LX 150 or a fino which are 4t and belt driven. Reason is the older models of vespa is more prone to rebuild due to its age. Chain driven motorcycle requires chain maintenance which means elbow grease.

 

the green vespa that i saw at the shop is a piaggio.. i think.. looks the same to me.. from those i see on google.. :cheeky:

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Bro, it should be fine to ask around the bike shops. With that, you get more choices on where to purchase. Don't tell them you don't intend to buy from them. What I did was ask for bike price, plus some details like COE, road tax, insurance, then finally ask for a name card and written down the prices. Makes it easier to backtrack on the shops you visit.

 

i will try tmr when i pass by the shop.. :thumb:

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If fat and big like me, best scooter is maxi scooter. Big, tall and super relieks when riding. Too bad i no money get a maxiscoot. But that is my suggestion. If you are also lazy like me, after years of riding, you will get tired of manual. All my street soccer shoes the left one kenna destroyed.

 

Vespa is not all that its really cracked up to be. I didn't know at first but when i rode my friend's vespa, its damn heavy. Feels underpowered especially when going up a hill with pillion. But can go kinda fast ah. 2 stroke ah. It feels like a bathtub on wheels. Last time i younger also wanted to get vespa. But then very expensive i cannot afford.

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If fat and big like me, best scooter is maxi scooter. Big, tall and super relieks when riding. Too bad i no money get a maxiscoot. But that is my suggestion. If you are also lazy like me, after years of riding, you will get tired of manual. All my street soccer shoes the left one kenna destroyed.

 

Vespa is not all that its really cracked up to be. I didn't know at first but when i rode my friend's vespa, its damn heavy. Feels underpowered especially when going up a hill with pillion. But can go kinda fast ah. 2 stroke ah. It feels like a bathtub on wheels. Last time i younger also wanted to get vespa. But then very expensive i cannot afford.

 

Hi, you can solve the problem by welding on a heel shifter. Cost $20 at my bike shop.

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Hi, you can solve the problem by welding on a heel shifter. Cost $20 at my bike shop.

 

I do already have a heel shifter... I used it for 2 occassions.

 

1) When i am wearing super nice dress shoes and don't want to ruin it.

2) When i want to do quick gear shifts when moving on at traffic lights.

 

I don't normally use it other than the 2 scenarios above because when i use it, i tend to throw the clutch, its not very comfortable to switch gears, especially when cornering and i cannot really feel how i change my gears.

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