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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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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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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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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.
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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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