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Awaiting for my TP and already eyeing at motorbikes to motivate me to perform well at test (if only). What was your first bike and why?

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MSX. cos im short. but i haven pass my TP yet so its a white elephant sitting in the carpark now 🌚

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27 minutes ago, Nakuru said:

MSX. cos im short. but i haven pass my TP yet so its a white elephant sitting in the carpark now 🌚

Haha ok la motivator. So many of yall buy before TP. I fomo hence the Question 

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phantom hahaa... cause it looks like a mini shadow... seat also very low. But sadly all the phantom going to retire liao... cause its not euro 4 certified...  

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23 hours ago, Siphon said:

phantom hahaa... cause it looks like a mini shadow... seat also very low. But sadly all the phantom going to retire liao... cause its not euro 4 certified...  

legendary bike 😁

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On 6/6/2022 at 2:26 PM, fizasulton said:

Awaiting for my TP and already eyeing at motorbikes to motivate me to perform well at test (if only). What was your first bike and why?

TIA

Kawasaki Kips KRR150 (Cuz it looks cool to have a sport bikes back in the days and it doesn't have to bend down too much)

 

On 6/6/2022 at 4:56 PM, fizasulton said:

Haha ok la motivator. So many of yall buy before TP. I fomo hence the Question 

Nope.. I start to look for one after I pass my TP and owned one 3 days later.. hahaha..

Supposed to be the same night but my friend insisted me not to get that bike cuz he find the bike very problematic.. thus we went to another workshop next morning.. then I want to get it on 2nd day.. but workshop say need LTA transfer (which takes another 1 day) then can ride off.. LOL.. 

Kindly read thru at least the intro section first before decide to post any comments.... thanks... :cool:

 

Please proceed to this website/web link if you guys have any technical issues on Kawasaki Kips/KR150, I'll update the 1st POST as and when there's a new question. Newbies questions on the top as well. :)

 

 

 

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6285055#post6285055

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Cool! Thanks for sharing. Would also be good to share if buying direct or shop and if any tips overall what to look for. Cos I don't have any friends that ride and being a female likely to be conned! Hahahaha 

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3 minutes ago, fizasulton said:

Cool! Thanks for sharing. Would also be good to share if buying direct or shop and if any tips overall what to look for. Cos I don't have any friends that ride and being a female likely to be conned! Hahahaha 

Buying direct will usually be better.. but really need someone to tag along.. depending on what bike you choose... 

Buying from shop have alot of clause.. and if anything wrong.. they will repair your bike until warranty over,.. I heard of the worse case, they take out bike 1 week, put back shop for 1 month.. (say no spare parts and etc) until 3 months is over then say warranty ended..  Lastly, try not to take financing from shop.. (insurance will be restrictive and alot other clause, best to check clearly)

Bike 2nd hand from shop they might ignore the stuff you mentioned also.. wait until got problem then come back and say.. unless you go to a repair shop (outlook doesn't look clean and nice) and buy from them.. (usually limited opinions also)

 

Save money and get full cash will be the best ideal.. ;)

Last resort - bank loan also another way.. 

Kindly read thru at least the intro section first before decide to post any comments.... thanks... :cool:

 

Please proceed to this website/web link if you guys have any technical issues on Kawasaki Kips/KR150, I'll update the 1st POST as and when there's a new question. Newbies questions on the top as well. :)

 

 

 

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6285055#post6285055

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2 hours ago, fizasulton said:

Cool! Thanks for sharing. Would also be good to share if buying direct or shop and if any tips overall what to look for. Cos I don't have any friends that ride and being a female likely to be conned! Hahahaha 

For a start… look for original paint. Why? Cause if respray… it usually means the bike bwang big time before so… 🙈🙊

most used bikes you’ll want to do a servicing and check by a good mechanic that you trust. So would be good to know someone or a shop near let to your house that is that person. 
 

prepare to spend prob a couple of hundreds to do a once time “renovation”

as for direct or shop. Shops will want profit for sure so you’ll always get better price from direct seller. But there are nice shops you can get bikes from. Loans are pretty high in interest rates and usually they will have insurance deals which u must take. 

Make some friends who rides at your work place or something? 😂😂

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3 hours ago, fizasulton said:

Cool! Thanks for sharing. Would also be good to share if buying direct or shop and if any tips overall what to look for. Cos I don't have any friends that ride and being a female likely to be conned! Hahahaha 

Both is fine.. but u gotta know how to hear sound to check if the bike is in ok condition or not.. if u test ride n u can hear any weird sound then better dun get it. Cos the engine or any other parts could be failing soon. Need to test out the clutch n gear switching.. n brakes.. check when n how often the bike is serviced. What have they changed n when was the last time they changed anything.. especially the chain n spocket oso.. how often they lube the chains.. a lot of qns u can ask n see how they response to u lor

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5 hours ago, Nakuru said:

Both is fine.. but u gotta know how to hear sound to check if the bike is in ok condition or not.. if u test ride n u can hear any weird sound then better dun get it. Cos the engine or any other parts could be failing soon. Need to test out the clutch n gear switching.. n brakes.. check when n how often the bike is serviced. What have they changed n when was the last time they changed anything.. especially the chain n spocket oso.. how often they lube the chains.. a lot of qns u can ask n see how they response to u lor

bike shops... usually don't allow u to test ride? Its considered illegal... cause bike insurance is all by name... not like car... If u go for direct owner if they are nice they prob let you ride around. But do remember if u accidently bump into a car... and you're P-plate... its gg... riding without insurance. You can ask him to ride and u be pillion hehehe... or just ask for him to bring to a mechanic and see if they are willing. If they are confident in their bike its usually no problems. 

Wah suddenly when i see you talk about chain and sprocket i remember it was a hard time to clear my wheels last time hahaa... chain lube technology got improve any? i wish it would not be as jia lat as last time... white rim become black... hahahaha  

On 6/13/2022 at 12:03 AM, fizasulton said:

legendary bike 😁

yeah... but i think not many female will like hahaha super "ah pek" bike hahaaa

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31 minutes ago, Siphon said:

bike shops... usually don't allow u to test ride? Its considered illegal... cause bike insurance is all by name... not like car... If u go for direct owner if they are nice they prob let you ride around. But do remember if u accidently bump into a car... and you're P-plate... its gg... riding without insurance. You can ask him to ride and u be pillion hehehe... or just ask for him to bring to a mechanic and see if they are willing. If they are confident in their bike its usually no problems. 

Wah suddenly when i see you talk about chain and sprocket i remember it was a hard time to clear my wheels last time hahaa... chain lube technology got improve any? i wish it would not be as jia lat as last time... white rim become black... hahahaha  

oh? really? i tot if for like a short distance they usually dun mind de as long as u dun ride it out from the building or wat la.. but then u need to be keen to buy it in the 1st place then they will allow la.. then u ask them nicely like nv try how i noe worth to buy or not.. hahaha 

err dunno leh.. so far i haven personally done any cleaning to my bike.. all left to the husb to do it.. hahaha

 

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1 hour ago, Siphon said:

bike shops... usually don't allow u to test ride? Its considered illegal... cause bike insurance is all by name... not like car... If u go for direct owner if they are nice they prob let you ride around. But do remember if u accidently bump into a car... and you're P-plate... its gg... riding without insurance. You can ask him to ride and u be pillion hehehe... or just ask for him to bring to a mechanic and see if they are willing. If they are confident in their bike its usually no problems. 

Wah suddenly when i see you talk about chain and sprocket i remember it was a hard time to clear my wheels last time hahaa... chain lube technology got improve any? i wish it would not be as jia lat as last time... white rim become black... hahahaha  

yeah... but i think not many female will like hahaha super "ah pek" bike hahaaa

U say one not mi heheheheh

29 minutes ago, Nakuru said:

oh? really? i tot if for like a short distance they usually dun mind de as long as u dun ride it out from the building or wat la.. but then u need to be keen to buy it in the 1st place then they will allow la.. then u ask them nicely like nv try how i noe worth to buy or not.. hahaha 

err dunno leh.. so far i haven personally done any cleaning to my bike.. all left to the husb to do it.. hahaha

 

So lucky! I was also spoilt for car all leave to husb now bike have to figure on my own…sad face anyway what is good depre value for bike. What u all think about getting a bike with 1 yr coe left? Do ppl usual renew they coe?

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7 minutes ago, fizasulton said:

So lucky! I was also spoilt for car all leave to husb now bike have to figure on my own…sad face anyway what is good depre value for bike. What u all think about getting a bike with 1 yr coe left? Do ppl usual renew they coe?

my husb is a car guy so he noes more car stuffs than bike stuffs. he went to took up bike cos i have been bugging him since 2 years back but i end up drop out from CDC n he passed last year. hahahaha now he have to deal with both my bike and car 🤣

depending on the quality of the bike.. if its in very good condition n engine is almost still in good working condition then it is still ok to buy and renew bikes with 1 yr coe left. most bikes has no value. even scrap oso no value. so if its in a trash condition, then it will end up in the trash. 

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15 hours ago, Siphon said:

For a start… look for original paint. Why? Cause if respray… it usually means the bike bwang big time before so… 🙈🙊

most used bikes you’ll want to do a servicing and check by a good mechanic that you trust. So would be good to know someone or a shop near let to your house that is that person. 
 

prepare to spend prob a couple of hundreds to do a once time “renovation”

as for direct or shop. Shops will want profit for sure so you’ll always get better price from direct seller. But there are nice shops you can get bikes from. Loans are pretty high in interest rates and usually they will have insurance deals which u must take. 

Make some friends who rides at your work place or something? 😂😂

LOL.. not really ba.. Some people really go for outlook? LOL..

If it's a bike owned by me.. then confirm not because buang.. hahaha.. But I also never really go for entire respray.. just sticker combined together until looks like respray..

Agreed.. I spend about 1k for "first renovation"...

 

8 hours ago, Siphon said:

bike shops... usually don't allow u to test ride? Its considered illegal... cause bike insurance is all by name... not like car... If u go for direct owner if they are nice they prob let you ride around. But do remember if u accidently bump into a car... and you're P-plate... its gg... riding without insurance. You can ask him to ride and u be pillion hehehe... or just ask for him to bring to a mechanic and see if they are willing. If they are confident in their bike its usually no problems. 

Wah suddenly when i see you talk about chain and sprocket i remember it was a hard time to clear my wheels last time hahaa... chain lube technology got improve any? i wish it would not be as jia lat as last time... white rim become black... hahahaha  

yeah... but i think not many female will like hahaha super "ah pek" bike hahaaa

Yeah.. I heard of those shops that doesn't allow testing.. and usually.. those are the "black" shops.. LOLOL...

Got improve la.. I chain lube once can last usually 1 month or 2-3 heavy rain.. :)  & no black rim.. but this depends greatly on the amount of lube you spray also... LOL

 

7 hours ago, fizasulton said:

U say one not mi heheheheh

So lucky! I was also spoilt for car all leave to husb now bike have to figure on my own…sad face anyway what is good depre value for bike. What u all think about getting a bike with 1 yr coe left? Do ppl usual renew they coe?

Depending on bike condition.. I renewed my KRR.. but now NEA say cannot renew anymore.. thus the upgrade.. hopefully the ev-bikes age don't come too fast.. later all bike no sound on the road and it just feels sooooo weird.. 

Kindly read thru at least the intro section first before decide to post any comments.... thanks... :cool:

 

Please proceed to this website/web link if you guys have any technical issues on Kawasaki Kips/KR150, I'll update the 1st POST as and when there's a new question. Newbies questions on the top as well. :)

 

 

 

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6285055#post6285055

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On 6/15/2022 at 8:00 AM, adesmond2 said:

Yeah.. I heard of those shops that doesn't allow testing.. and usually.. those are the "black" shops.. LOLOL...

Got improve la.. I chain lube once can last usually 1 month or 2-3 heavy rain.. :)  & no black rim.. but this depends greatly on the amount of lube you spray also... LOL

Depending on bike condition.. I renewed my KRR.. but now NEA say cannot renew anymore.. thus the upgrade.. hopefully the ev-bikes age don't come too fast.. later all bike no sound on the road and it just feels sooooo weird.. 

I think Yamaha bike dealer doesn't allow test rides ... Oh dear .....

I don't use chain lube/wax anymore. They stick a lot of gunk and takes a lot of effort to clean off ...

Actually, I am waiting for the age of ev ... Quiet, environmentally greener and low pollution, theoretically low maintenance etc ... But too bad it seems govt focus on cars only and nothing about bikes

 

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1 hour ago, apogeeXX said:

I think Yamaha bike dealer doesn't allow test rides ... Oh dear .....

I don't use chain lube/wax anymore. They stick a lot of gunk and takes a lot of effort to clean off ...

Actually, I am waiting for the age of ev ... Quiet, environmentally greener and low pollution, theoretically low maintenance etc ... But too bad it seems govt focus on cars only and nothing about bikes

 

EV… better wait till battery technology improve… don’t want it bursting into flames while I’m riding in the rain 😂😂😂.

 

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1 hour ago, apogeeXX said:

I think Yamaha bike dealer doesn't allow test rides ... Oh dear .....

I don't use chain lube/wax anymore. They stick a lot of gunk and takes a lot of effort to clean off ...

Actually, I am waiting for the age of ev ... Quiet, environmentally greener and low pollution, theoretically low maintenance etc ... But too bad it seems govt focus on cars only and nothing about bikes

 

Loud exhaust can save lives 🤭

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4 minutes ago, Nakuru said:

Loud exhaust can save lives 🤭

Wah that’s very true!!! I use my exhaust sound to warn cars I’m overtaking actually 😂😂😂😂😂

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3 minutes ago, Siphon said:

Wah that’s very true!!! I use my exhaust sound to warn cars I’m overtaking actually 😂😂😂😂😂

Hahaha ya.. my husb do tt oso.. somemore his exhaust can do the pop.. leo vince pipe on the duke 😂 

My MSX comes with a yoshimura pipe too.. loud n bassy.. cant wait to ride it.. hahaha

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9 hours ago, apogeeXX said:

I think Yamaha bike dealer doesn't allow test rides ... Oh dear .....

I don't use chain lube/wax anymore. They stick a lot of gunk and takes a lot of effort to clean off ...

Actually, I am waiting for the age of ev ... Quiet, environmentally greener and low pollution, theoretically low maintenance etc ... But too bad it seems govt focus on cars only and nothing about bikes

 

hahhahaha... Not those official brand new ones la.. I'm referring to those 2nd hand bike shops... 😂

Agreed.. but actually you can ignore de.. I check with bike shops before.. they are usually just sand and wun really damage your chain.. BUT... If you wash off those gunk.. and expose them to the air without chain lube.. they can get rusty very quickly.. (within a day)... 

EV = unless all cars change to EV then no choice lor... (I'll be back to the driving centre to get a class 2) hahahahahaha...

8 hours ago, Siphon said:

EV… better wait till battery technology improve… don’t want it bursting into flames while I’m riding in the rain 😂😂😂.

 

yeah yeah... but alot proclaim wun shock circuit already.. LOL...

 

8 hours ago, Nakuru said:

Loud exhaust can save lives 🤭

Completely agreed.. When I was riding my 2 stroke.. don't even need to horn/high beam... Cuz it's loud by default... LOL...

 

7 hours ago, Nakuru said:

Hahaha ya.. my husb do tt oso.. somemore his exhaust can do the pop.. leo vince pipe on the duke 😂 

My MSX comes with a yoshimura pipe too.. loud n bassy.. cant wait to ride it.. hahaha

LOL.. Pop = damage block (if you and your husband is not aware) 😂

The concept of pop is a overly rich mixture of fuel and air.. cause fire from exhaust... 

 

hahahaha... then faster pass and can ride out liaoz.. 

Kindly read thru at least the intro section first before decide to post any comments.... thanks... :cool:

 

Please proceed to this website/web link if you guys have any technical issues on Kawasaki Kips/KR150, I'll update the 1st POST as and when there's a new question. Newbies questions on the top as well. :)

 

 

 

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6285055#post6285055

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47 minutes ago, adesmond2 said:

LOL.. Pop = damage block (if you and your husband is not aware) 😂

The concept of pop is a overly rich mixture of fuel and air.. cause fire from exhaust... 

 

hahahaha... then faster pass and can ride out liaoz.. 

Haha yea he noes.. cos his car can pop way louder like gunshots n still a legal pipe. But the pop is not loud la.. when down gear it will pop a little. Haha

Ya lor.. im starting to get nervous for TP already 

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6 minutes ago, Nakuru said:

Haha yea he noes.. cos his car can pop way louder like gunshots n still a legal pipe. But the pop is not loud la.. when down gear it will pop a little. Haha

Ya lor.. im starting to get nervous for TP already 

LOL.. pop a little still ok but when too loud.. usually the piston/block will be gone within 3 years.. 😂

meanwhile, standard la.. TP is usually abit nervous de.. 

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Please proceed to this website/web link if you guys have any technical issues on Kawasaki Kips/KR150, I'll update the 1st POST as and when there's a new question. Newbies questions on the top as well. :)

 

 

 

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