Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 17 to 30 of 30

Thread: Scooters

  1. #17
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Co. Meath Irish Rep.
    Posts
    6,897
    SHE PASSED. 10 FEET TALL NOW. Looking for something now. Probably go for a bike now. Let’s see what comes up on the horizon. Honda NC or something. JJH

  2. #18
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Gloucestershire UK
    Posts
    2,520
    Quote Originally Posted by JJH View Post
    SHE PASSED. 10 FEET TALL NOW. Looking for something now. Probably go for a bike now. Let’s see what comes up on the horizon. Honda NC or something. JJH
    Congratulations! I can highly recommend a KTM 390 Duke. Always puts a smile on my face, very well built, easy to ride and an absolute bargain

  3. #19
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    441
    Congratulations to her!

    Bikes for fun but scoots for practicality/commuting. Difficult choice.

  4. #20
    Strawberry fields ... forever Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    West Devon
    Posts
    8,062
    Congratulations Now go and find a decent sized scoot, fit a 'shitebag', decent muffs and she'll be ready for a winter commute without looking like a storm trooper. I used a MkII T-Max with this set up for five years in and around London, highly recommended.
    Paul


  5. #21
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Co. Meath Irish Rep.
    Posts
    6,897
    Now back down to Earth. She has a A2 learner permet. So she passed her ibt on a 600 hornet restricted. She wants something similar. Tutor says NC 700 insurance says € 4000. Most wont quote. So down size a bit remembering she has to do test on a bike of 400 cc no way says insurance still 4000. Lady in Carole Nash says she can carry pillion with a A2 Lerner permit which is of course wrong. Also says a pre 2005 fazer would be cheaper to insure although they don’t recognise restricted bikes. So a frustrating day. I went trough a z400 still mental money mt03 no way. She can insure a ys125 for €960. Looks like that’s what going to happen unless anyone has any thoughts? Tried Liberty axa Principal Carole Nash. Pissed off now. JJH

  6. #22
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    1,193
    I know nothing about insurance in the Republic.

    Would a 125 scooter be cheaper to insure while building up a no-claims bonus? Honda S-wing or Suzuki Burgman are excellent.

    Do you have "Pass-Plus" tests or an Advanced Test that she could take to reduce cost?

    Would a Honda CG125 be cheaper to insure?

    Crap situation...
    John Bentall

  7. #23
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Co. Meath Irish Rep.
    Posts
    6,897
    Yes a Honda cg 125 would be cheaper. That’s not really a satisfactory solution. JJH

  8. #24
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Co. Meath Irish Rep.
    Posts
    6,897
    She will be cummuteing about 90 kms round trip every day. A 125 isn’t really ideal. JJH

  9. #25
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    441
    A Suzuki Van Van or a Varadero 125 would be absolutely fine for that kind of commute, but no use for sitting her big test.

  10. #26
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Co. Meath Irish Rep.
    Posts
    6,897
    I’m looking at a varado 125 tomorrow. Just have to sort out Insurence quotes first. JJH

  11. #27
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Co. Meath Irish Rep.
    Posts
    6,897
    Varadero bought. Collecting Friday. She rode it round the garden no problem. I’m riding it home. Insurance coming next week. JJH

  12. #28
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Co. Meath Irish Rep.
    Posts
    6,897
    Bike now at home. Needs chain. Orderd. I’d like a centre stand. And better head lamp bulbs. 2x35 watts isn’t a lot. JJH

  13. #29
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    15,690
    I meant to ask
    Has Herself done the Axa or Liberty "Assessment" ?
    It does reduce insewerance cost. A bit.
    If not - give me a shout. I'm one of the Assessors for both schemes .

    No charge. She's paying enough for everything else.
    appears bright from a distance / dim up close

  14. #30
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Co. Meath Irish Rep.
    Posts
    6,897
    That’s very kind of you. I’ve sent you a pm. JJH

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Anyone attending a Ride Out or Event organised through the UKGSer Forums does so at their own risk.
UKGSer.com or anyone organising an event posted here will not be held responsible in any way for damage or personal injury sustained while attending any such events.

Members attending any such event do so at their own risk.

The text, images, graphics, sound files, animation files, video files, and their arrangement on this Website are all subject to copyright and other intellectual property protection. These objects may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may these objects be modified or reposted to other sites without prior written permission.

Disclaimer: Use or depiction of the BMW logo or trademark throughout this web site is for illustrative and editorial purposes only, and to the benefit of the trademark owner, with no intention of infringement of the trademark.

The UKGSer Forums may include adult content for which it cannot be held responsible. Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of the UKGSER network privacy policy



UKGSer is....

"a pernicious environment of toxic hostility" dean0n0 2019

"I have always known this community is full good people even if most of you cover it up with piss n vinegar" Chad 2018

"Its about being a grown up hooligan - and if that means a dark visor, remus open pipe and a bit of speeding out of town then all well and good" Kaister 2005