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Old 15th April 2014, 23:26   #2806
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[quote=rohan_iitr;3393890]Please let him test drive the scooters and select the one which he is comfortable with.

From my test drive experience, I feel that Yamaha Ray would be best suited for a person of height 5'6" since it has a lower saddle height compared to the other scooters available in the market.

While taking test drive, also make it a point to check how easy it is to get seated on the pillion seat. Some scooters (Wego, Aviator etc) have a very tall pillion seat, which makes it very difficult to use for the elderly or people with less height.

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Tall Pillion Seat is a Valid point. If it's tall, you feel sitting on the I Floor.

Coming back to the above thread - Does anybody have any idea on Suzuki Lets? Launch date ?

It's light, the saddle height is also low (good for female riders), and has got decent mileage and power.

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Hi friends.

Need some advice from you all. I need to take my Yamaha Ray to my native town. It is not possible to ride the scooter. I am planning to take it in my Manza. The travel distance is approx 500 kms. I really don't know whether it is possible. Please suggest.
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Hi friends.

Need some advice from you all. I need to take my Yamaha Ray to my native town. It is not possible to ride the scooter. I am planning to take it in my Manza. The travel distance is approx 500 kms. I really don't know whether it is possible. Please suggest.

IMO loading a scooter into a sedan and that to driving for 500 kms is not possible unless you are planning really innovative "Jugaad"

Even if you are able to load the scooter, it will be too dangerous

I would suggest to get professional help from packers and movers.
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Hi friends.

Need some advice from you all. I need to take my Yamaha Ray to my native town. It is not possible to ride the scooter. I am planning to take it in my Manza. The travel distance is approx 500 kms. I really don't know whether it is possible. Please suggest.
How do you plan to fit the RAY into your car? I would suggest you either use the private packers or the Indian Railways parcel service to do this. 500kms with a scooter hanging half inside the car is not a safe option, both for you and the other users.
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Need some advice from you all. I need to take my Yamaha Ray to my native town. It is not possible to ride the scooter. I am planning to take it in my Manza. The travel distance is approx 500 kms. I really don't know whether it is possible. Please suggest.
If I were you, I wouldnt attempt that. There are better options out there, try a good transporter who will ensure that the scooter reaches in good state. If the scooter will stay at the native place for more than 6 months, then the transportation cost will pay off.

BTW where were you planning to put the scooter in the Manza? In the boot?
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Hi friends.

Need some advice from you all. I need to take my Yamaha Ray to my native town. It is not possible to ride the scooter. I am planning to take it in my Manza. The travel distance is approx 500 kms. I really don't know whether it is possible. Please suggest.
Mate, empty the fuel, pack it up nicely and book it on a train. You can leave it in the raliway station, leave for your native and later pick it up from there as soon as the train arrives. Taking it in the car will cause damage to both your car as well as the scoot. The Ray being made of plastic panels isnt strong enough to lie on its sides. If at all it is to be transported, you should ensure that it rests on its frame or stands. Else the drive will end up with cracked panels due to the bumps or so.

Secondly, though you may empty the fuel, there will still be some left in the carb or fuel lines which may leak out if the vehicle lies on its side. Thirdly, there is a risk of acid seeping out of the battery which will pose multiple threats.

Lastly, god forbid, in case of an emergency and you brake hard, or crash into something, you will have a 100kg missile behind your back.

So, keep calm, and put your scoot into a parcel train and travel safe. Cheers!
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In addition to what others have mentioned above, if you get caught with a scooter by the cops you will be in deep trouble
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Coming back to the above thread - Does anybody have any idea on Suzuki Lets? Launch date ?
You can book one now by paying 1000. It looks like launch date is nearing.

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All, I am looking to buy a gearless scooter. Not sure if this was discussed earlier, Would like to know which one gives the highest mileage.
Wait for Scooty Pep Zest. Scooty has always been economical.

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IMO loading a scooter into a sedan and that to driving for 500 kms is not possible unless you are planning really innovative "Jugaad"

Even if you are able to load the scooter, it will be too dangerous

I would suggest to get professional help from packers and movers.
I was also of the opinion that it should be impossible to do this circus.

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How do you plan to fit the RAY into your car? I would suggest you either use the private packers or the Indian Railways parcel service to do this. 500kms with a scooter hanging half inside the car is not a safe option, both for you and the other users.
Time is the big problem. I am left out with very less time to transport the scooter. That is why thought of this weird idea. Off course will not let the scooter hang outside. I had plans to dismantle the plastic parts and just load the naked scooter.

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If I were you, I wouldnt attempt that. There are better options out there, try a good transporter who will ensure that the scooter reaches in good state. If the scooter will stay at the native place for more than 6 months, then the transportation cost will pay off.

BTW where were you planning to put the scooter in the Manza? In the boot?
Yes, boot was the option that i thought.

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Mate, empty the fuel, pack it up nicely and book it on a train. You can leave it in the raliway station, leave for your native and later pick it up from there as soon as the train arrives. Taking it in the car will cause damage to both your car as well as the scoot. The Ray being made of plastic panels isnt strong enough to lie on its sides. If at all it is to be transported, you should ensure that it rests on its frame or stands. Else the drive will end up with cracked panels due to the bumps or so.

Secondly, though you may empty the fuel, there will still be some left in the carb or fuel lines which may leak out if the vehicle lies on its side. Thirdly, there is a risk of acid seeping out of the battery which will pose multiple threats.

Offcourse fuel will be completly drained out and battery will be removed as well in any mode of transportation. Be it car or cargo.


Lastly, god forbid, in case of an emergency and you brake hard, or crash into something, you will have a 100kg missile behind your back.

So, keep calm, and put your scoot into a parcel train and travel safe. Cheers!
No one will be travelling in the car except my Driver. Offcourse if i had transported the scooter this way, i would have ensured my driver's safety as well.


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In addition to what others have mentioned above, if you get caught with a scooter by the cops you will be in deep trouble

That is one thing which i had initially thought. Also this being election time, there could be a problem because of frequent checking in the border of the State. But i think no one can object if i have all the documents of the scooter. Paying tax to the other state will be applicable only when i take the scooter to the other state. Transporting the scooter is a step prior to that, so i don't think that will be a problem. Please correct me if i am wrong.


Finally considering safety point of view, i think that i should transport the scooter by rail or parcel service. Shall look into that options now.

Thanks for all your support and timely help.

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Guys any feedback on Suzuki Lets? Saw the vehicle yesterday but didn't have the time to test drive it. The cost is 5k lesser than swish and the quoted on road mileage of 48kmpl looks good.
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Guys any feedback on Suzuki Lets? Saw the vehicle yesterday but didn't have the time to test drive it. The cost is 5k lesser than swish and the quoted on road mileage of 48kmpl looks good.
Vehicle is Good. As usual with Suzuki Scooters - great pick up. Had a short test drive, so can't comment much.

Pricing is realistic. The under seat storage is wide, but slightly less. But If you include the Seat bulge, it is adequate and can take a full face helmet easily. Seating position is upright and compared to Activa's it's low.

Value for Money, I can say. Mileage should be good. Even though the Scooter is light weight, you feel well planted and don't feel scared to twist the throttle. Deliveries have started this week in Bangalore.
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Guys any feedback on Suzuki Lets? Saw the vehicle yesterday but didn't have the time to test drive it. The cost is 5k lesser than swish and the quoted on road mileage of 48kmpl looks good.
After owning the Suzuki Access for 3+ years (which is my daily ride, btw), I would not consider another Suzuki nor recommend someone else.

I have seen plenty of Access' with clutch/ gearbox issues where you can hear the squeaking noise when you accelerate at certain low speeds. There is considerable increase in noise after the first 1-2 years. This noise comes back when you open up the throttle at speeds around 20 kmph and it occurs around 1 month after each and every service.


This prompts me to think that there is a design issue. I have not heard such major issues with Honda.

So, the Access does not age that well.

Now, I do not know about the newer scooters from Suzuki - Swing and Lets.
But since they are new, the long term reports are not there. So, if I were to err on the side of caution, I would avoid Suzuki scooters.

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I agree on the above observation, that the Access does not age well. Honda scooters on the other hand really seem to age well. So people looking for 125cc can go for Honda 125cc, if it is launched already.
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What would be a reliable way of purchasing a pre-owned vespa and how is their resale value?

Test drove the Vespa S, but the price is pretty steep!
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What would be a reliable way of purchasing a pre-owned vespa and how is their resale value?

Test drove the Vespa S, but the price is pretty steep!
Vespa is a brilliant scooter, I had my LML Vespa for 15 years after college.

I doubt if you can find a pre-owned Vespa, usually people pay the premium for long term ownership. I would likely be buying one in a couple of months.
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