Good website for used motorcycles (not scooters!)

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Good website for used motorcycles (not scooters!)

Postby Multiracial Man » 11 Mar 2012, 03:32

Hi,
I'm looking to move to Taipei from New York in the next few months. Although I've read a lot about the scary driving in Taipei (but then again, I'm from NY...), I'm considering buying a motorcycle there. I have done a lot of searching online for sites that sell real motorcycles, not scooters, and I have yet to find anything. Can any of the users here recommend a good site? Also, what does a decent used bike run in Taipei? I'd like to keep my budget around $3000 US (90,000TWD). Thanks.
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Re: Good website for used motorcycles (not scooters!)

Postby jdsmith » 11 Mar 2012, 07:14

Multiracial Man wrote:Hi,
I'm looking to move to Taipei from New York in the next few months. Although I've read a lot about the scary driving in Taipei (but then again, I'm from NY...), I'm considering buying a motorcycle there. I have done a lot of searching online for sites that sell real motorcycles, not scooters, and I have yet to find anything. Can any of the users here recommend a good site? Also, what does a decent used bike run in Taipei? I'd like to keep my budget around $3000 US (90,000TWD). Thanks.

whereabouts in NY? :thumbsup:

http://www.ruten.com.tw/
The site is in Chinese though.
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Re: Good website for used motorcycles (not scooters!)

Postby Battery9 » 11 Mar 2012, 09:20

How big do you want this bike to be? ccs I mean
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Re: Good website for used motorcycles (not scooters!)

Postby Battery9 » 11 Mar 2012, 09:51

There are many motorcycle stores that sell second hand bikes. They buy bikes at a cheaper price, take them apart, clean the insides, replace what is needed, spray them over so they look almost perfect. I bought a 150cc for NT30 000 two years ago and it hasn't given me any problems. I would rather buy a bike from a store, not through a private sale, because stores usually give you free maintenance if anything breaks within the first couple of months.

Once you are here, just walk around local bike shop streets and look for your best deal. Here is a link of what to expect from a store. If you can read Chinese, the yahoo auction website is pretty good for finding exactly what you want. Here are bikes available here. There are also BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG bikes, if you're into those I can search around and see if I can find some stores.

http://tw.user.bid.yahoo.com/tw/user/Y6 ... 513175&tp= you can click on the type of bike you like to see the individual bikes they have for sale. I think those mini ones at the top are all new.
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Re: Good website for used motorcycles (not scooters!)

Postby Multiracial Man » 11 Mar 2012, 10:46

New Rochelle, NY (Westchester), but I'm originally from the Bronx.

jdsmith wrote:
Multiracial Man wrote:Hi,
I'm looking to move to Taipei from New York in the next few months. Although I've read a lot about the scary driving in Taipei (but then again, I'm from NY...), I'm considering buying a motorcycle there. I have done a lot of searching online for sites that sell real motorcycles, not scooters, and I have yet to find anything. Can any of the users here recommend a good site? Also, what does a decent used bike run in Taipei? I'd like to keep my budget around $3000 US (90,000TWD). Thanks.

whereabouts in NY? :thumbsup:

http://www.ruten.com.tw/
The site is in Chinese though.
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Re: Good website for used motorcycles (not scooters!)

Postby Multiracial Man » 11 Mar 2012, 10:50

I'm looking for about 250cc, not looking to drive on the highway (for now), but when/if I am, a 500cc bike or more is required, right?

Thanks for the link, Battery9, I'm wondering if they have something like the Kawasaki Ninja...I'm perusing the site now. Can't really read chinese though.
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Re: Good website for used motorcycles (not scooters!)

Postby sulavaca » 11 Mar 2012, 11:15

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Re: Good website for used motorcycles (not scooters!)

Postby SlowRain » 11 Mar 2012, 18:04

Multiracial Man wrote:not looking to drive on the highway (for now), but when/if I am, a 500cc bike or more is required, right?

550cc minimum. (I'm in the process of researching a bigger bike.)
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Re: Good website for used motorcycles (not scooters!)

Postby Tiger Mountaineer » 11 Mar 2012, 18:37

You could also try searching Yahoo auctions or Ruten to get an idea of what's out there... not usually a good place to buy though--overpriced imho.
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Re: Good website for used motorcycles (not scooters!)

Postby Battery9 » 11 Mar 2012, 20:47

http://tw.search.bid.yahoo.com/search/a ... =&ei=UTF-8

Here are some Ninjas, they are pricey though...there are other crotch rockets around for cheaper. Don't get excited about the cheaper things on the Ninja page, that is for modifications, paint jobs, engine parts etc.
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