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Scooter has nearly 70000km on the clock

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Scooter has nearly 70000km on the clock

Postby Milkybar_Kid » 19 Jul 2012, 10:02

Hi,

I have just been given a scooter for free by my wifes brother. It is a yamaha 125cc and looks and rides ok.

However it is approaching 70k on the clock. Does this scooter have much life left in it? How many k's do they usually run to before they start developing problems.

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Re: Scooter has nearly 70000km on the clock

Postby tommy525 » 19 Jul 2012, 10:35

looking a gift horse in the mouth eh? I heard TW scooters can run just bout forever because everything can be replaced.
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Re: Scooter has nearly 70000km on the clock

Postby omerojs » 19 Jul 2012, 10:49

If you dont crash it or leave it for more than 2 months without starting the engine, and as long as you change the oil periodically the scooter will work "for ever"... mine has over 150k.. and still running fine!!
Taiwanese normally dont change or sell their scooters, and when they do is to get a newer looking one..
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Re: Scooter has nearly 70000km on the clock

Postby funkymonkey » 19 Jul 2012, 11:23

I put almost 100k on my last Yamaha 125cc. I only needed to replace a few things along the way. Scooters run forever if you take care of them. :2cents:
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Re: Scooter has nearly 70000km on the clock

Postby Super Hans » 19 Jul 2012, 12:56

An engine re-build will only set you back about 6,000NT - which is nothing. Everything else which needs changing or repairing can be done for pittance. 70,000km? No problem at all.
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