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Post by bond_yzf » Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:28 pm

Right I've never owned a scooter/moped and I'm thinking buying to commute on 40 miles a day total.

Anyone on hear do it?

I'm looking at the lexmoto's which I know are Chinese and I do expect the wheels to fall of and it to explode in a shower of shit but any info would be appreciated.

Oh it's a 125 4 banger

Otr £999 with 2 years warranty

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Re: Scooters/mopeds

Post by halfpint » Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:33 pm

buy anyting jap or italian not crap not prc why give yourself the problems . it just not worth it. you can buy a second hand honda or yam for a grand

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Re: Scooters/mopeds

Post by herman » Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:37 pm

That will buy you a Honda pcx or similar which will loose £100 or so in two years if you look after it and sell very quickly. The cheap new one will be in a skip by then. I sold a 110 lead recently for £80 less than I paid for it a year later and it had a few battle scars. Get one with the bigger wheels if you can, I hated a Piaggio we had as it had the small wheels then had a Peugeot tweet which was blessed with good brakes and big wheels, chalk and cheese to ride.
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Post by Tramp » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:06 pm

I had a gillera 180cc runner good for 75+... Real good at 60mph...scary when wet on roundabouts...the 2Stroke gillera are rapid....or get a boring sensible value for money honda....any scotter is commuting in traffic heaven...just get used to the lag from when the throttle is turned...

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Post by SteveR » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:55 pm

Out of your budget I guess, but the maxiscoots which have a proper engine in frame setup are brilliant bits of kit. I had a 600 Honda Silverwing that was pretty bloody amazing. Bit big for Big City urban commuting but tons of luggage space and quick off the line up to about 80, max out at 110 and superb weather protection for a commute or motorway. The Piaggio big uns go like sh** off a shovel. The big Gilera/Piaggio 3 wheelers are awesome but hold their money well... Yams little 3 wheeler seems interesting, but pointless here in the UK.

The smaller 400cc Suzuki and Hondas maxiscoots are also good and more affordable

However, I am with the other posters on it surely making more sense to find a tidy mainstream make scoot that will depreciate slowly if at all... Honda's 125 PCX is like a baby version of the Silverwing and feels well built and put together. Goes OK for urban use.

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Re: Scooters/mopeds

Post by Maljones » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:56 pm

I use a Honda innova 125. Good on fuel (100++ mpg) big wheels and keeps up with traffic no problem. Can probably pick up the later fuel injection model for that price as well. Screen and topbox job done :)
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Scooters/mopeds

Post by Uncle Buck » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:31 pm

I used to use a BMW C1 which I loved. Sold it when I didn't commute anymore. Brilliant in the rain.

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Re: Scooters/mopeds

Post by SteveW » Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:31 pm

bond_yzf wrote:Right I've never owned a scooter/moped and I'm thinking buying to commute on 40 miles a day total.

Anyone on hear do it?

I'm looking at the lexmoto's which I know are Chinese and I do expect the wheels to fall of and it to explode in a shower of shit but any info would be appreciated.

Oh it's a 125 4 banger

Otr £999 with 2 years warranty
I bought my son Lexmoto FMX125 Four months ago. For his commute to work.
Which I guess is the model your looking at.
It's pretty big for a scooter, he's 6'-3" and it fits him well
I've rode it and it's very comfortable and plush. It feels and looks better than £950's worth.
The service intervals are very short, but as he's mechanically challenged the 2 year warranty is pretty important to him so he ensures he keeps to the schedule and has it dealer serviced.
The main stand has bent and he's waiting for a new one under warranty. It died on him last week on the way to work, I picked him up in my van and dropped the bike off at the dealer, they sorted it the same day.....they adjusted the carb and it's been fine since.
If you get one, coat the mat black exhaust in multiple layers of paint straight away, otherwise it'll be red with rust in no time.
It's pretty slow, my younger son had a Yamaha Vity 125 and that was much more lively. Top speed is just about 55mph on the flat and it can get pretty embarrassing going up hill.
I think there's a big bore kit and exhaust out there which will improve things.

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Re: Scooters/mopeds

Post by bond_yzf » Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:41 pm

Yeah it's the fmx Steve

Thanks for the info

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Re: Scooters/mopeds

Post by Godspeed » Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:51 pm

Would you think about a little 125 like the Honda CG.

They last for ages, you still get to play about on it, and resell for exactly the same as you bought it.

You can stick a whopping great box on the back for carrying all your stuff, and then not have to worry about refilling it for 200 odd miles, and when you do it'll only cost a few quid.

I'm rapidly becoming a big fan of 125's. So much more thrill throwing it around corners :)
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