Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Kuroneko » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:53 pm

A copy of my post on another thread:
Buy a Yamah Spark 114cc, this years model $1280 PI with ally wheels and front disc. ($1180 with wire wheels) I bought the carbed equivalent 5 years ago, ( edit nearly 7 actually) excellent bike. Enough power, 4 stroke sohc engines are quite powerful for their size. I go in and out of Phnom Penh 60-70kph no problem and acceleration is good, of course you need to use the gears a bit.
(I bought mine at Yamaha Town, they do all the reg and paperwork for you and have done nearly all work FOC I only payed for parts.)

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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by davegorman » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:01 pm

That’s good price and bike.
Why are Hondas so expensive?
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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Kuroneko » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:28 pm

davegorman wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:01 pm
That’s good price and bike.
Why are Hondas so expensive?
Maybe it was that Honda had the market, Honda dreams and Scoopy's were the bikes locals wanted and maybe willing to pay. Yamaha was behind in the small bike market and when they broke in they made the bikes, service and parts very competitive.
Back in 2012-13 they were actively running promotions to sell their products.

AS I mentioned mine is a Jupiter, heres one clocked at 120kph
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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by davegorman » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:39 pm

The dreams are drum brakes!
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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Kuroneko » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:48 pm

davegorman wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:39 pm
The dreams are drum brakes!
Exactly thats why I would never have one, they are (or were) very old technology, they had no oil filter. However the locals liked them, they were easy to fix, available "everywhere" and kept their price. Years ago my friend bought his wife a new Honda Dream and three years later she could have sold it for quite a bit more than the original price.
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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by davegorman » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:59 pm

Kuroneko wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:48 pm
davegorman wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:39 pm
The dreams are drum brakes!
Exactly thats why I would never have one, they are (or were) very old technology, they had no oil filter. However the locals liked them, they were easy to fix, available "everywhere" and kept their price. Years ago my friend bought his wife a new Honda Dream and three years later she could have sold it for quite a bit more than the original price.
They are comfortable as a motodop.
I read elsewhere even the new ones use the same 50 year old engine design.

I’m not sure if that’s good or bad!
No filter though is an issue.
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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by lipservice » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:19 pm

Considering many of you would walk a mile to save 50 cents...
My mate was recently in the market for a new utility.
He spent 3 days hassling for a good deal.
There was a $2,500 difference between dealers.
Hit the pavement and find who really wants your cash :assasin:
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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Barang chgout » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:56 pm

lipservice wrote:Considering many of you would walk a mile to save 50 cents...
My mate was recently in the market for a new utility.
He spent 3 days hassling for a good deal.
There was a $2,500 difference between dealers.
Hit the pavement and find who really wants your cash :assasin:
I like walking.

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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Captain » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:22 am

Barang chgout wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:56 pm
lipservice wrote:Considering many of you would walk a mile to save 50 cents...
My mate was recently in the market for a new utility.
He spent 3 days hassling for a good deal.
There was a $2,500 difference between dealers.
Hit the pavement and find who really wants your cash :assasin:
I like walking.

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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by pczz » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:43 pm

davegorman wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:01 pm
That’s good price and bike.
Why are Hondas so expensive?
Bikes are expensive because they do not lose as much in depreceiation as in the west. last time i looked honda wave was dirt cheap, under $1000 new. Dreams are expensive becaue they are stronger built and can cope with bumpy dirt road laoded with 3 adukts 2 kids and pig. Most other scooters are not that strong. they are an old design from before Hinda decide saving weight was more important than strength. personally i avoif honda. they are fine if you service the regularly and properly but everything is , in my view slightly underengineered unlike yamaha and suzuki that are over engineered. For example check oil capacity and how often it need to be changed. Hondas use bare minimum and used to nee need changing every 200okm. yamaha held more oil but needed changing only every $3000.
As far as i am aware the law has changed now and you are supposed to register the bike in your name, but barang can only do this with new bikes ( as in brand new or newly imported and not yet plated. Only really a apin if you want to go to thailand on it because it must be registered in your name.
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