Yamaha to a Charly

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Re: Yamaha to a Charly

Post by Duncan » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:49 pm

AE86 wrote:
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Chaly not "Charly".

They're bombproof little buggers though, love them to bits.



AE86, I dont think I over paid for the Yamaha,,, what value would you put on it and the Chaly.
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Re: Yamaha to a Charly

Post by AE86 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:50 pm

A Mio with minor problems and papers (owner's card), $100-125, major problems and papers ($0-50), in running condition $200-250 no papers, with papers and okay running condition $350-400.

Chalys, really depends on the condition. A clean one just imported usually goes over $600-700, especially a late model 70, an early model 50 around $550. In semi rough shape and been in Cambodia for a few years...$200-300 depending on condition, etc. Last Chaly I bought from Siem Reap in original condition was $265 but it was fairly rough. I would have paid $350 for a decent clean bike that was in "ride anywhere" condition, there just weren't any available when I was shopping.

I think you got a fair deal, but doing work yourself is the factor here. Many mechanics in Cambodia can not resurrect broken down bikes for a profit so they get broken down for parts an the frame scrapped for garbage collectors. i.e. Last auto I bought I paid $50 for, rebuilt the electrics and motor (cost $110 ish of parts) and sold it for $350 something, but given the amount of stuff I had to know to bring it back to life...well, you be the price judge. You get the idea.
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Re: Yamaha to a Charly

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:38 pm

A tenant bought a working Mio in condition from a friend - we told them both it was nothing to do with us - and had some minor issue (which I swore would be sorted with a new battery). Being all fierce and independent, she took it off to a local repairer, and when she got it back it had turned into a Mio with major problems and papers. We'd warned her about repairers swapping out perfectly fine parts for dodgy ones, so they can onsell the original parts, but she felt confident of her ability to pick a trustworthy-looking mechanic.
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Re: Yamaha to a Charly

Post by frank lee bent » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:40 pm

i live not far from Sa Ang- in Kampong Svay
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Re: Yamaha to a Charly

Post by Duncan » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:54 pm

AE86 wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:38 pm
Chaly not "Charly".

They're bombproof little buggers though, love them to bits.






Well it appears they are not as bomb proof as you think. After only one week, the 14 yo kid turns up with a photo of himself, on the Samsung tablet, repairing the moto, and gives me a list of parts require.

But dont get me wrong , I am quite happy about it, cause that is exactly why I bought him a moto. So he can learn to repair it when it breaks down.

Do we have a AK86 translate ?



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Re: Yamaha to a Charly

Post by Username Taken » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:47 pm

1. skin = plastic covering, nice new color?
2. oil
3. petrol/gasoline
4. might be a shaft, not sure.
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Re: Yamaha to a Charly

Post by AE86 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:23 pm

4. Camshaft (l'kam)

That's a really weird thing to replace all on it's lonesome though...
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Re: Yamaha to a Charly

Post by Duncan » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:32 am

AE86 wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:23 pm
4. Camshaft (l'kam)

That's a really weird thing to replace all on it's lonesome though...

That OK, Next week he can practice stripping down the moto so he can replace something else.
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Re: Yamaha to a Charly

Post by AE86 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:57 am

:thumb:

And that's a cool thing you're doing for the kid.
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Yamaha to a Charly

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