Don’t buy a 10 to 12 year old motorcycle or scooter. If they want 25,000NT? hahahahaha Your asking for problems. You or might run into the following problems.
Valves will be dirty.
Piston rings will for sure have to be replaced.
Head gasket and oil pan gasket will for sure need to be replaced.
Crankshaft bearings replaced.
I would suggest spending 10 to 15,000 more for a newer bike. The other problem is people here tend to only bring there bike in when something goes wrong, very few bring it in for regular service. Like changing oil, plugs ect.
If you have the money i would also suggest you look for a more powerful bike than a 150cc. If you find a 500 or 750cc even if the bike is 10 years old it is more likely that the owner took much better care of it.
A friend of mine just bought a 1964 BMW R69 (kick start only) and paid 70,000NT. He bought it from a guy that lives next Zhongxiao Dunhua and the bike had not moved in 2 years, but when kept in his under ground parking. The only thing the bike needs is to be repainted, but everything else is fine.
[quote=“shawn_c”]Does any of you out there know if it’s possible to restrict the intake (and by extension, the injection of fuel) into a 150cc scooter so that it rides more economically? Restrictor plates?
My second question is: Is it better to buy a 10 to 12-year-old motorcycle (not scooter) for around $20-25,000 - or is it better to fork out around $10,000 more for one half that age? Does it make a difference in terms of reliability and constant replacing of parts?