Not that I suppose anyone who needs to read this will, or if they do will actually take heed, but…
I heartily approve of the below-mentioned gentleman’s price range for buying a secondhand scooter.
[quote=“presidentgee”]His main criterion is a used 90-125cc scooter…He does not like to state the obvious. (The scooter must be in good condition and have papers)…He prefers to be discreet about pecuniary matters but will pay between $NT14-25k.[/quote](from this thread: forumosa.com/3/viewtopic.php?p=113260 )
It frustrates me when other foreigners I know think they can get anything decent over 50cc for under 10,000NT. If they do find such a bike, they will either have to make large or regular payments to get it up to scratch, or be content riding around on a thing that will break down often and probably be a safety hazard as well. My friend rides around on a 90 that he bought for 8000NT. Its most dangerous features are that it has bent forks and very weak front brakes. Of course it has a great many other major and minor problems as well. He’s hoping to sell it for 8000 again when he leaves TW! I let him know that I wouldn’t sell that thing to my worst enemy. He wasn’t too happy.