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Old 08-05-2014, 04:49 AM   #1
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help - I will buy a scooter in a few day ..

I have ridden for a two years when traveling in India/Asia .. but now am buhing one in Belgium

so I am not sure how much to spend .. what to get ..

PLEASE HELP

* I do not want to be cheap and pay little and have mechanical problems ..
* I will have it now for a 3 month Euro trip .. and later resell or park it till next summer to ride again..

WHAT I do know that I NEED:

* MUST BE UNDER 50cc (I know that sucks? :/) = but it's because of the law - as a tourist I can not register - but under 50cc I do not need to register - only insurance ..
* MUST have - big wheels = GOOD going long distance ..
* MUST have space in front for legs = I put my backpacks there ..

all else is flexible ..

how can I check if it is a good machine?

what would you advise me getting from these - I started looking:

http://nl.autoscout24.be/Moto/ListGN...0&ustate=N%2CU

http://www.2dehands.be/brommers-scoo...2000+Antwerpen

I really appreciate ALL advice and info ..

thank you my online family!
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:24 AM   #2
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Kymco people 50
Aprilia scarabeo 50

Both have 16" wheels, 50cc

Had a scarabeo, was a hoot of a scoot. Bought from a tow yard auction for 75 bucks, had ignition key made, new tires, seat covered, rode for a while, sold to a friend for 500, it's traded hands 4 times since, no one has had problems.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:42 AM   #3
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Also worth a look.

http://www.lancepowersports.com/models/soho50.html

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Old 08-05-2014, 09:08 AM   #4
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the guy is in Europe so needs a European available bike.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:50 AM   #5
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Try to strike a deal with a scooter rental shop for a long term rental. Then you can get one with a larger engine, and don't have to worry about maintenance or repairs. Offer to pay in advance. Take very good care of it and they may ha e a new one for you next year.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:53 AM   #6
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Kymco people 50
Aprilia scarabeo 50

Both have 16" wheels, 50cc

Had a scarabeo, was a hoot of a scoot. Bought from a tow yard auction for 75 bucks, had ignition key made, new tires, seat covered, rode for a while, sold to a friend for 500, it's traded hands 4 times since, no one has had problems.
wow cool thx
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:17 PM   #7
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Try to strike a deal with a scooter rental shop for a long term rental. Then you can get one with a larger engine, and don't have to worry about maintenance or repairs. Offer to pay in advance. Take very good care of it and they may ha e a new one for you next year.
good idea
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:20 PM   #8
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nice.. good for USA.. but i am in Europe

got to be similar in Belgium .. will inquire ..

thx
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:21 PM   #9
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Try to strike a deal with a scooter rental shop for a long term rental. Then you can get one with a larger engine, and don't have to worry about maintenance or repairs. Offer to pay in advance. Take very good care of it and they may ha e a new one for you next year.
an idea.. will try
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:02 PM   #10
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nice.. good for USA.. but i am in Europe

got to be similar in Belgium .. will inquire ..

thx
Might want to give this a look. The Soho here was last year's SYM Symphony elsewhere. Here's the modern Symphony:
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:54 PM   #11
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why not find a honda passport over there ? Million of them there.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:08 PM   #12
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I amuse you ve got a motorcycle lic from somewhere? If so why don't your have an international driver lic? 85 bucks to get just google it if you dont know what it is .. They work in Europe , usa etc . Good for up to 6 month or more ??
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:22 AM   #13
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I amuse you ve got a motorcycle lic from somewhere? If so why don't your have an international driver lic? 85 bucks to get just google it if you dont know what it is .. They work in Europe , usa etc . Good for up to 6 month or more ??
yes thanks I got an international one now
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Old 08-19-2014, 02:16 PM   #14
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It seems there should be a much bigger selection of scooters in Europe than in the U.S., as they are a lot more popular over there. Main thing is to avoid Chinese junk. They are the same everywhere.
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Old 08-22-2014, 02:47 AM   #15
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A couple toured all over Canada with it--2 up. Do a Search and you will find their story.
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