Scooter vs Tuktuk

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Re: Scooter vs Tuktuk

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Does anyone know what the status of electric motos is? Do they need to be registered/number plated? e.g. this one: https://www.oyika.com/
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Nixon wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:37 am If I need a license I need a letter from a Sangkat, what is that?
It's residency letter, sometimes called residency permit (but that the wrong traslation).

It's a document signed by your village chief (if applicable) and the sangkat you live in (always) stating you live in that sangkat. It has you picture attached to it and it's valid for three months. The official price is 2000r at the sangkat. I paid 10k (village chief) + 10k (sangkat) for my last one and had it done in 10 minutes.
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timmydownawell wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:09 pm Does anyone know what the status of electric motos is? Do they need to be registered/number plated? e.g. this one: https://www.oyika.com/
I talked to a guy about electric motorbikes and he said that they are too weak. Don’t know if it’s true but he didn’t recommend to buy electric. Stick with petrol he said.
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Kammekor wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:03 pm
Nixon wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:37 am If I need a license I need a letter from a Sangkat, what is that?
It's residency letter, sometimes called residency permit (but that the wrong traslation).

It's a document signed by your village chief (if applicable) and the sangkat you live in (always) stating you live in that sangkat. It has you picture attached to it and it's valid for three months. The official price is 2000r at the sangkat. I paid 10k (village chief) + 10k (sangkat) for my last one and had it done in 10 minutes.
Thanks, and my landlord would of course know where to find him/her?
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Nixon wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:21 pm
timmydownawell wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:09 pm Does anyone know what the status of electric motos is? Do they need to be registered/number plated? e.g. this one: https://www.oyika.com/
I talked to a guy about electric motorbikes and he said that they are to weak. Don’t know if it’s true but he didn’t recommend to buy electric. Stick with petrol he said.
They say that one only has a top speed of 50kmh. But I'm only a 55kg weakling and would only use it around town. Plus free battery swaps for two years.

But yeah my original question stands. How do they stack up legally here?
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Nixon wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:22 pm
Kammekor wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:03 pm
Nixon wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:37 am If I need a license I need a letter from a Sangkat, what is that?
It's residency letter, sometimes called residency permit (but that the wrong traslation).

It's a document signed by your village chief (if applicable) and the sangkat you live in (always) stating you live in that sangkat. It has you picture attached to it and it's valid for three months. The official price is 2000r at the sangkat. I paid 10k (village chief) + 10k (sangkat) for my last one and had it done in 10 minutes.
Thanks, and my landlord would of course know where to find him/her?
Yes, if you rent a house they probably will demand your landlord comes with you.
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Re: Scooter vs Tuktuk

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timmydownawell wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:30 pm
Nixon wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:21 pm
timmydownawell wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:09 pm Does anyone know what the status of electric motos is? Do they need to be registered/number plated? e.g. this one: https://www.oyika.com/
I talked to a guy about electric motorbikes and he said that they are to weak. Don’t know if it’s true but he didn’t recommend to buy electric. Stick with petrol he said.
They say that one only has a top speed of 50kmh. But I'm only a 55kg weakling and would only use it around town. Plus free battery swaps for two years.

But yeah my original question stands. How do they stack up legally here?
For what it's worth, there's a ton of Chinese riding these things around my area with no plates, and it's not like there's no police either so I'm assuming there's no need for a plate.

I'm just shy of 60 kg myself though and I wouldn't use one here, as I used to have an e-scooter before and it was more of a hazard and nuisance than anything. E-bike okay, but not an e-scooter, I'd go for a Today or something similar if you want a small runabout.
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I own an e-bike and it is faster and more manouverable than an e- scooter.
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Thanks a lot for advice and good tips.

I will get me a scooter and probably make a headline when crashing into a Rolls Royce driven by a drunk Chinese 😆
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Re: Scooter vs Tuktuk

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So, my experience changing from tuktuk to bike is (not calculating depreciation):

Positive
Saving about $170 a month
Better understanding of the city
Much more fun
Faster commute

Negative
Fucking crazy traffic

Conclusion
Buy a bike, follow the rhythm in the traffic and always make sure you check everywhere before any movement.
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