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Rct 170 review link
« on: August 17, 2018, 10:55:08 AM »
Hey guys finally found the correct format for the YouTube video here's the link. 
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Re: Rct 170 review link
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 08:46:45 AM »
Thanks for the review, Mat.

I started watching it last nigjht, but it is unavailable today ?
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Re: Rct 170 review link
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 10:30:03 AM »
Oh hey stan, removed it last night, I wanted to change the format so it uses less data to watch I'll send the new link when it's ready uploaded
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Re: Rct 170 review link
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 11:55:22 AM »
Hey Stan links changed it should work now

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Re: Rct 170 review link
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 02:14:32 PM »
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Re: Rct 170 review link
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 12:02:07 PM »
Hey, nice review

In your review you state its a 170cc, the SAM website says its the normal 150cc GY7 motor.

https://www.samotorcycles.co.za/products/rct-170/1282

Is there somewhere I can check the proper specs, im sure their useless website has the generic 150cc specs for all the models.

Im currently riding a Yamaha SR 250 as my daily commuter but looking to rebuild it into a bobber and looking to finance a cheap little scooter as an alternate.

How is this little scoot for longer distances? I ride 34km one way from Alberton to Florida and yea I have ridden a scooter on that highway in the past, ive owned a few Jonway 125s and 150s in the past. Rode a Jonway 125 daily for like 6 months on that route but I was a few km closer in Bassonia at that stage.

You think the RCT 170 may be a good option or should I rather look at a second hand CBX or YBR 250? I would prefer a scooter though, can haul stuff on the floor/foot rest which would be a bonus for me. Carrying heavy goods in a back pad can be painful.
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Re: Rct 170 review link
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2018, 07:00:24 AM »
Hey, the gy6 on the rct 170 is a 170cc engine, not a 150cc. Ive messaged big boy on facebook before and in the past they have changed it back to 170cc. This scooter will easily handle longer distance commutes, but bear in mind even though it is a 170 you will only see a top speed of 85-90km/h but you acceleration is much better than a 150cc. Also bear in mind that Chinese scooters aren't perfect and things will go wrong but nothing major, usually it's something like a diaphragm in the carburettor blowing and that is literally a 100 rand fix so just remember that it will need a few fixes after riding for thousands of kilometres. Personally I'd still take one of these scooters over a second hand one because you do get a warranty with it which is valid for two years but make sure you stick to the service intervals otherwise this voids the warranty.

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Re: Rct 170 review link
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2018, 07:02:55 AM »
Sorry I just saw now that you were looking at a 250, for commuting on the highway I'd recommend the 250 just because it will get you closer to the speed of the rest of the traffic, if you were just riding on roads like the old jhb for example where I ride my longest distances I'd say rather get the 170 new


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Re: Rct 170 review link
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2018, 08:11:42 AM »
Hey, the gy6 on the rct 170 is a 170cc engine, not a 150cc. Ive messaged big boy on facebook before and in the past they have changed it back to 170cc. This scooter will easily handle longer distance commutes, but bear in mind even though it is a 170 you will only see a top speed of 85-90km/h but you acceleration is much better than a 150cc. Also bear in mind that Chinese scooters aren't perfect and things will go wrong but nothing major, usually it's something like a diaphragm in the carburettor blowing and that is literally a 100 rand fix so just remember that it will need a few fixes after riding for thousands of kilometres. Personally I'd still take one of these scooters over a second hand one because you do get a warranty with it which is valid for two years but make sure you stick to the service intervals otherwise this voids the warranty.

Thanks man, appreciate the reply. Ive owned a few Chinese bikes in my day, countless Jonway scooters 125-150cc. I used a Jonway spray 125 for 6 months from Alberton to Roodepoort with no issues, probably was the best scooter I owned. The highway I ride has loads of slow traffic so a scooter is fine actually. I have only had 1 issue on a Jonway galactica scooter, a car with an issue went from the fast lane to go over to the yellow lane without looking or indicating hit me on the side, not bad luckily, I basically bounced off the car and went into the drain thingy on the side but didn't fall. Crapped myself but luckily no major injuries and not much damage to the scooter except a few scratches.

As for Big Boy warentee, its the biggest scam on the planet and it covers nothing. Had a brand new Big Boy GP200R (the first ones that came out), thing gave me endless issues form the first day I owned it and the dealers had no interest in fixing it properly under warentee, slipping clutch issue and all they did was change the oil and then try charge me for it, riding out the dealership after they confirmed it was fixed, the clutch was still slipping. Ended up just getting rid of the thing rather than fighting to get it fixed. I don't know if I will ever buy another big boy scooter actually LOL

Looking at the Sym Crox 125, I like the on/off look and the digital speedo and they should be more reliable and better quality. Its just a temp fuel saving option while im rebuilding my Yamaha SR 250. To drive my Nissan 1400 every day will kill me on fuel costs.
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Re: Rct 170 review link
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2018, 10:48:03 AM »
I guess the Warranty depends on the dealership, I had my centrifugal clutch give issues when I got my scooter and the dealer replaced it free of charge, so there are dealers out there who do honour the warranty

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Re: Rct 170 review link
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2018, 01:33:54 PM »
I was looking at the sym fiddle 2  as a replacement for my rct170 in a few years or whenever it's worn out and then I saw that it's about 25 thousand rand for a fiddle brand new. So I'll probably buy another big boy as I have a very good relationship with the dealership here. I also have a big boy retro which I got second hand that my younger brother uses and I refuse to let him use my rct as he just got his learners and has already fallen off and dropped the retro so there's no ways I'll ever let him use my rct.

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Re: Rct 170 review link
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2018, 01:43:07 PM »
The Sym Crox is R18k or so.

Yea I guess it boils down to the dealer. I will never go back to the dealer I bought from, they really messed me around, I waited close to 6 months for a speedo cable, so my bike had 200 odd km on the clock for 6 months, who knows how many services I missed because of that LOL. But at R800 odd for a service for the GP200, I didn't mind, I think it was serviced twice in the 12 months I had it, im sure I was doing around 1500km per month so i missed a few services. That bike was still giving me nightmares and costing me years after i traded it in due to them not doing change of ownership and the outstanding licence fees and fines. The new owner wrote the bike off in like a week of me trading it in so paper work was never done.
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Re: Rct 170 review link
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2018, 02:21:49 PM »
Check out the sym jet 14 it's a 170cc I'd take that over the crox anyday
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2018, 02:30:33 PM »
Check out the sym jet 14 it's a 170cc I'd take that over the crox anyday

Looks nice and its probably slightly more powerful but I still prefer the Crox for its off roading looks and capabilities. I enjoy going on adventures LOL. My SR250 has done many an offroad trip, so much so that the fork seals are leaking badly LOL, got the new ones, just need to find time to fit them. 
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