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Did Scottoiler.


Will be awesome and help new chain and sprocket last a long time.


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Looks awesome tbh.



Tbh a nice 125 will hit 90 indicated which is a comfortable 80 real speed. Not saying it will be easy and you'll get there instantly and you'll be revving it high in top gear and tucking in but ...
exactly 80mph
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That's only if you're 16 and on a moped. On a 125 you are allowed on any road you want.

125s can do 80mph and handle themselves on a motorway fine.
Not if you're on L's!

Not sure what 125's you've been riding, but even the sportier ones can't hit 80, no way.


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exactly 80mph
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Not if you're on L's!

Not sure what 125's you've been riding, but even the sportier ones can't hit 80, no way.
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My bad about the learner rules. U corrected myself later.

125s can hit 80 though. My 125 was an old trailie type and could get to an indicated 85 easily.

If you youtube it you can see people on the sportier ones getting up to indicated 90/95.



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My bad about the learner rules. U corrected myself later.

125s can hit 80 though. My 125 was an old trailie type and could get to an indicated 85 easily.

If you youtube it you can see people on the sportier ones getting up to indicated 90/95.



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They must be tiny people then!
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I just checked and you're right. My bad.
You owe Boris an apology :sadnod:

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Hi,

I am new here. I have a couple of questions to ask:

1. What scooter shall I buy for grocery shopping and commuting from London suburb to central London everyday?

2. Can I wear a skirt? I want to use it to commute to work. If not, what protective clothing would you recommend? Can I wear a shirt and trousers/skirt, then wear some protective coat for scooter?

3. Parking. I want to leave my (non existent) scooter in the free parking bay near London Liverpool Street station from 7:30am to 6:30pm. Is it a safe option?

Much appreciated,
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You owe Boris an apology :sadnod:

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Tell him I apologise profusely.

(Original post by fastswift)
Hi,

I am new here. I have a couple of questions to ask:

1. What scooter shall I buy for grocery shopping and commuting from London suburb to central London everyday?

2. Can I wear a skirt? I want to use it to commute to work. If not, what protective clothing would you recommend? Can I wear a shirt and trousers/skirt, then wear some protective coat for scooter?

3. Parking. I want to leave my (non existent) scooter in the free parking bay near London Liverpool Street station from 7:30am to 6:30pm. Is it a safe option?

Much appreciated,
1. Scooters are mostly fairly similar tbh. Just avoid chinese ones as they're un reliable. Go for something from a nice Japanese make like Honda and you're fine.

2. Depends how much you value the skin on your legs? Even at 30mph it's enough to remove a lot of skin from your legs. I'd buy protective trousers, jacket, boots , gloves and helmet. Of course if it's all low speed you can get cheaper trousers and boots and gloves than if you were flying down motorways but still get a cheap pair add they're a lot better than nothing.

3. Buy a big lock for it and don't buy third party only insurance and you'll be fine.

Feel free to ask any more questions and even posts bikes for us to look at if you want.

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(Original post by fastswift)
Hi,

I am new here. I have a couple of questions to ask:

1. What scooter shall I buy for grocery shopping and commuting from London suburb to central London everyday?

2. Can I wear a skirt? I want to use it to commute to work. If not, what protective clothing would you recommend? Can I wear a shirt and trousers/skirt, then wear some protective coat for scooter?

3. Parking. I want to leave my (non existent) scooter in the free parking bay near London Liverpool Street station from 7:30am to 6:30pm. Is it a safe option?

Much appreciated,
Any scooter with underseat storage will be fine

My personal favourite is the mighty Burgman. I assume you don't have a license yet so the best you'd be able to do is a 125 Burgman on L's.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/bi...-2002-current/

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(Original post by fastswift)
Hi,

I am new here. I have a couple of questions to ask:

1. What scooter shall I buy for grocery shopping and commuting from London suburb to central London everyday?

2. Can I wear a skirt? I want to use it to commute to work. If not, what protective clothing would you recommend? Can I wear a shirt and trousers/skirt, then wear some protective coat for scooter?
You can wear a skirt. I wouldn;t. I would be more likely to wear bike trousers with a skirt tucked in the waist band as i like my skin and don't want road rash. If you look in the OP at road rash queen you'll see what i mean.

I use protective over trousers and jackets, with my work clothes underneath.


3. Parking. I want to leave my (non existent) scooter in the free parking bay near London Liverpool Street station from 7:30am to 6:30pm. Is it a safe option?
Normally find a large group of scooters/bikes parked together, there counts as safe,
Much appreciated,
As a side note, i don't like 50cc scooters, get a 125 scooter or bike. Gives you a chance of getting out of the way of idiots.
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As a side note, i don't like 50cc scooters, get a 125 scooter or bike. Gives you a chance of getting out of the way of idiots.
Talking about the links, I think the page about the bike test is outdated now?

EDIT: I think the only one that works/is up to date is the government one, can someone else check it's not just me?
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Tell him I apologise profusely.

Damn Straight!

still not entierly sure what you are apologising for though
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Damn Straight!

still not entierly sure what you are apologising for though
Because you were sleeping and then martin was wrong and woke you up :sad:
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Hello
I was wondering what most of you paid for getting your license. They just changed the law in the Netherlands which means I have to wait until I'm 24 to be able to ride a proper motorcycle (and with proper I mean about 600 cc, not too crazy). I'm 18 now and I have been wanting to ride since I was little, so I'm way too impatient to wait 6 years since I am probably going to study in the UK, I'm kind of looking for how much it's going to cost if I choose to do it there.
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Hello
I was wondering what most of you paid for getting your license. They just changed the law in the Netherlands which means I have to wait until I'm 24 to be able to ride a proper motorcycle (and with proper I mean about 600 cc, not too crazy). I'm 18 now and I have been wanting to ride since I was little, so I'm way too impatient to wait 6 years since I am probably going to study in the UK, I'm kind of looking for how much it's going to cost if I choose to do it there.
Unfortunately our laws were also brought into line with the EU regs recently


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Unfortunately our laws were also brought into line with the EU regs recently


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Oh noooo I missed that one! I don't understand how those nutters in the commission came up with it, it's not safe riding a 125 cc motorscooter that can barely reach 90 km/h (without wearing out the cylinder block real fast) on the highway. At least in the Netherlands, I'm not really familiar with the roads in the UK.

I guess I'll be emigrating to New Zealand or something then
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Oh noooo I missed that one! I don't understand how those nutters in the commission came up with it, it's not safe riding a 125 cc motorscooter that can barely reach 90 km/h (without wearing out the cylinder block real fast) on the highway. At least in the Netherlands, I'm not really familiar with the roads in the UK.

I guess I'll be emigrating to New Zealand or something then
At 19 you can get a bike with 46.6BHP, I think the new CBF500 is around this. I have an ER5 which is restricted to 33BHP atm (it's 48BHP normally) and it feels like it will do over 100 (never actually gone that high though) and will out accelerate nearly everything on the road. So it's not as if you can't get a proper bike.

I'm not sure if the laws are the same in the Netherlands, but if it's standardised across the EU it's bound to be similar.
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Talking about the links, I think the page about the bike test is outdated now?

EDIT: I think the only one that works/is up to date is the government one, can someone else check it's not just me?
Blame martin, he took over editting it after i threw a strop and threatened to delete it all, it's his problem now unless i get bored
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Tell him I apologise profusely.



1. Scooters are mostly fairly similar tbh. Just avoid chinese ones as they're un reliable. Go for something from a nice Japanese make like Honda and you're fine.

2. Depends how much you value the skin on your legs? Even at 30mph it's enough to remove a lot of skin from your legs. I'd buy protective trousers, jacket, boots , gloves and helmet. Of course if it's all low speed you can get cheaper trousers and boots and gloves than if you were flying down motorways but still get a cheap pair add they're a lot better than nothing.

3. Buy a big lock for it and don't buy third party only insurance and you'll be fine.

Feel free to ask any more questions and even posts bikes for us to look at if you want.

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Thank you for the reply.

Is the Taiwanese brand like Kymco and SYM ok? My budget is around 1k only.

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This bike looks very cool! Sadly it is too expansive.

I read somewhere that the heat from the engine can make your food go bad

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