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Offline Terence

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2t vs 4t for commuting
« on: September 04, 2018, 01:06:24 PM »
What are the thoughts between a 2t eg BWS 100 or PGO 110 vs 4t Sym 150 or a Chinese 125/150.

Commute is 34km from Alberton (albertsdal) to Florida north and mostly main road and highway.

Reason for post, my current yammie sr250 is in need of some repairs (planning a full custom bobber/chopper rebuild) and I was looking at buying a small cheap scooter/bike to use in the interim to get to work and back instead of spending R500+ a week on fuel driving my bakkie.

Never owned a 2t scoot and seen a few going at a good price so its tempting. Just not sure how they are on a long road, ridden a few jonway 125/150s on my 34km commute for months at a time and they coped fine, half the highway commute is done at like 60-70km/h due to traffic anyway.

The other alternative is financing a Suzuki Burgman 400 (found one I can afford) and using that as my daily and take my time to build the SR. In 2 minds about making a larger debt.
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Re: 2t vs 4t for commuting
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 02:58:54 PM »
that suzuki burgman is the best option  :happy:
grab it. a friend of mine has one and it's never let him down

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Re: 2t vs 4t for commuting
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 12:01:17 AM »
Burgman 400 is amazing, im even considering getting one as a bigger alternative to my big boys. Don't get me wrong, they're great, and so easy to work on even if you're a complete noob to working on bikes, but one of  their big flaws is maintaining highway speeds. The burgman will also be more reliable but also bear in mind that if the extremely unlikely happens it will definitely cost more to repair than a Chinese cheapie or even a Taiwanese scoot like a SYM or kymco
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Re: 2t vs 4t for commuting
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 10:18:27 AM »
Burgman 400 was not meant to be. Its from a deceased estate and paperwork may be a problem, licence is also very far behind. Don't want paperwork headaches so im passing on the burgman, test rode it though, got 120km/h on ontdekkers very quickly LOL.

And apparently the drive belts are like 3k and need be replaced every 10-12k. Maintenance seems to be huge on these scoots unfortunately.
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Re: 2t vs 4t for commuting
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 06:47:26 AM »
You will be sorry you gave up on the Burgman. It is definitely worth the trouble.

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Re: 2t vs 4t for commuting
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2018, 07:54:33 AM »
You will be sorry you gave up on the Burgman. It is definitely worth the trouble.

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No bud, if I cant register it in my name, I sit with an expensive paper weight I cant ride. Not going to take chance of wasting R20k+
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Re: 2t vs 4t for commuting
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2018, 08:47:37 AM »
Only 20-25k for a burgman is dirt cheap though

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Re: 2t vs 4t for commuting
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2018, 09:42:31 AM »
Only 20-25k for a burgman is dirt cheap though

Its an 2001 model with possible issues with paperwork due to deceased owner and a licence that who knows how far behind it is, the guy selling it isn't even sure. + it hasn't had a belt change and may need one soon at R2.8k for the belt alone.

Im rather going to get a cheap run around while I rebuild my SR. Makes more sense financially, a 4t scoot or scrambler will be much lighter on fuel than the burgman and less than half the purchase price. Maybe one day in the future when finances allow, il buy a new Tmax or burgman or Sym. But for now its not within the budget. 
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