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Scooter Mileage

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by mollymoo, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. mollymoo

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 5, 2009

    Posts: 2,940

    Location: North

    Sorry but I know nothing about bikes. Is 9600 miles high mileage on a 50cc watercooled engine?
     
  2. _tucker_

    Gangster

    Joined: May 8, 2013

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    Location: London

    Really depends how it’s been rode just the same as cars but generally there good for 20k miles before you start to get things go wrong.
     
  3. Terminal_Boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 7,968

    Location: La France

    Does is appear to have had pizza delivery company decals recently removed?
     
  4. mollymoo

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 5, 2009

    Posts: 2,940

    Location: North

    Thank you. It's a 2017 so will have done that mileage in 2 years. I will make subtle enquiries about usage tonight.

    Good point, I will look closely at it tonight. The dealer sold it originally from new and it has been traded back in so I will see if they have serviced it with them.

    It's the first one we are looking at for my daughter so I may pass on it anyway.
     
  5. _tucker_

    Gangster

    Joined: May 8, 2013

    Posts: 259

    Location: London

    To be honest with you scooters are so easy to work on and the parts are very cheap so long as it’s not a Chinese’s Import which are still cheap just much harder to find parts and shipping ect then repairs are relatively inexpensive from local garages.

    If your a dab hand with basic mechanics you can work on almost every part of them pretty easy.
     
  6. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

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    Location: West mids

    @Diddums will fill you in on how to overclock it.
     
  7. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 19,420

    Location: London

    Hi! Scooterfag checking in!

    What scooter is it? The most important question is whether it's a two stroke or a four stroke. A two stroke has about 3 moving parts and a whole engine rebuild can be done in an afternoon in most cases. A four stroke is more finnicky and honestly I wouldn't put my daughter on a 50cc four stroke, you're looking at 3hp at most, it's flat out dangerous on the roads. A derestricted two stroke will hit 50ish mph and accelerate a lot quicker, much safer.
     
  8. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

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    Location: West mids

    Although also illegal as I'm guessing 50cc are being looked at due to the OPs daughter being on a CBT at 16.
     
  9. mollymoo

    Mobster

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    Exactly the purpose, she would like something for school and going to her friends without asking me or the missus for a lift constantly.
     
  10. mollymoo

    Mobster

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    Its a Yamaha YN50 Neos 4 so 4 stroke and water cooled. If she wants something de-restricted she can do it when she's older and moved out :)
     
  11. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

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    Location: London


    Excellent little bikes, can't go wrong. I don't think they're restricted either, just gutless by nature. She'll go for a gazillion miles on a tank too. Just make sure it's been properly looked after. I doubt it's been a delivery bike, don't see many 50cc deliveroos.

    How much is it going for?
     
  12. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

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    Put up with it for another year and get a geared 125???

    Otherwise that mileage is fine.
     
  13. mollymoo

    Mobster

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    Location: North

    Its a 2017 and going for £1200 off a dealer who has been servicing it and originally sold it.
     
  14. Bolerus

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 7, 2006

    Posts: 941

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    i just paid £1000 for a 13 piaggio xevo 125 as my first bike, which i thought was a decent scoot to learn on (spotted last night that one of the rear shocks are leaking though, so going to have to spend some cash on that)

    My thought was for a first bike get something cheap, as the chances are you will probably drop it at some point, once you have 6 months experience on the road, then look at the one you actually wanted