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Scooter Hire

Postby Tyc00n » 31 Mar 2007, 23:27

Where in Taipei (preferably close to main station), can I hire a scooter and what are the requirements and expected costs?
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Re: Scooter Hire

Postby Ducked » 06 Jun 2012, 15:26

Er, I believe this is what's known as a "bump" ?

Given the lack of response last time, maybe you can't, or nobody knows.

I'm mostly concerned with if and where, not too bothered about "requirements" (if they dont like foreigners, my gf can do it) and cost isn't critical, (unless its a really blatant ripoff).

It's cheap and easy in Tainan, but we don't have much public transport. Taipei does, but I've got one or two knackered knees so scooting would be superior.
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Re: Scooter Hire

Postby sulavaca » 07 Jun 2012, 07:27

You can try calling Jeremy at Bikefarm.
Please PM for details.
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Re: Scooter Hire

Postby Ducked » 07 Jun 2012, 15:18

OK, will do, though last I heard (a long time ago) he'd stopped doing rentals. EDIT: Or maybe that was maintenance? Can't remember) ENDEDIT. This'd only be for a day or two.

Gf says she found somewhere online, presumably in Mandarin . No details yet, but at a reported 500+ per day seems a bit pricy (though just tolerable) compared to Tainan at 100 a day.
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Re: Scooter Hire

Postby Ducked » 07 Jun 2012, 21:21

Update/correction: Weekend rate from the place my gf found online (apparently near the central station) is 700nt a day for 125cc machine.

Call me Scottish, but that does seem a bit high.

70,000NT, or approximately the purchase price in 100 days.

On that basis a car costing a million would cost 10,000 a day to hire, but then I've never hired one here. Maybe they do.
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Re: Scooter Hire

Postby John » 08 Jun 2012, 08:14

Tyc00n wrote:Where in Taipei (preferably close to main station), can I hire a scooter and what are the requirements and expected costs?


http://www.bikefarm.net/
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Re: Scooter Hire

Postby Ducked » 08 Jun 2012, 08:41

John wrote:
Tyc00n wrote:Where in Taipei (preferably close to main station), can I hire a scooter and what are the requirements and expected costs?


http://www.bikefarm.net/


Thanks. 4-day minimum though.

And at 500 a day for 4 days, I guess that puts 700 for a single day in the right relative ball-park.

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Re: Scooter Hire

Postby BigNoodle » 08 Jun 2012, 10:27

usually you can expect around 400nt /day for a 90cc. If you expect to only ride in the city, 90 is enough, even for 2 people.
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Re: Scooter Hire

Postby Ducked » 08 Jun 2012, 12:51

BigNoodle wrote:usually you can expect around 400nt /day for a 90cc. If you expect to only ride in the city, 90 is enough, even for 2 people.


Thanks. Any locations for that?

The 100nt per day price for Tainan was admittedly for a 50cc Jog, and since new ones aren't available any more, I thought a shiny scooter hire shop (and at that price it should be bloody shiny) might not have any.

I think most, if not all, 90cc machines are also 2-stroke (?) so the same would apply.

I thought 4-strokes were generally 100cc minimum, but there might be exceptions to that. I've got nothing against hiring a 2-stroke, if it can be done.
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Re: Scooter Hire

Postby sulavaca » 08 Jun 2012, 13:15

John wrote:
Tyc00n wrote:Where in Taipei (preferably close to main station), can I hire a scooter and what are the requirements and expected costs?


http://www.bikefarm.net/


Oh, it works. I was going to post that, but it wasn't working the other day. Perhaps its my shitty China connection. Blast it!
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