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Old 27th June 2008, 19:48   #676
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Two-wheelers in Mumbai are a big n0-no unless you are passionate about riding in the first place- that's what i tell all my friends and rather harshly.

If you still insist make sure you first get a good helmet and maybe something light and easy like that Scooty Pep+.
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I would think that a two wheeler would be out of the question altogether given her situation. A used Maruti 800 or some such would be far safer.

Else, Honda Activa is quality and you do not shift it.

Take a look at this team-BHP thread

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...er-thread.html (The Gearless Scooter Thread)
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Hello Everyone,

I have been driving cars for since 1995 and 2 wheelers since 1997. Unfortunately my wife is too scared of driving herself ever since she lost her father in a bike accident. It has taken me 4 years to convince her to learn riding and later driving.

What would be suitable for her first lessons? I am not keen on purchasing a second hand vehicle.
For a new two-wheeler, I need:
1. Light weight machine yet sturdy
2. Easy to learn (Anything that scares wifey is a no-no)
3. Reliability. I will keep it for 5yrs atleast.

The expected ride is about 10kms/day. Please come up with suggestions on what scooter to buy. She is 5'4"

I would suggest Scooty Pep +, as it can fit your requirement!
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I would suggest Scooty Pep +, as it can fit your requirement!
Not sure if a Scooty Pep+ would last for 5 years.
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Not sure if a Scooty Pep+ would last for 5 years.
My sister is riding Scooty pep (not pep+) for 4 years now. thought the front storage plastics looks dull the engine is still smooth!
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Default Honda Activa - Indicator Bulbs assembly: Thoughtful security?!! (my foot!!)

I use to do many things related to regular maintainance at home. Have done oil change of my Suzuki MAx 100 R too (right now I dont have it & miss it a lot!!) Anyways, the other day front left indicator bulb of my wife's Activa blown. Tried to change it at home. Could not do so. When took to the mechanic, it took nearly 15 minutes to replace the bulb as both the mirrors & then the assembly in which the headlight is fixed had to be removed from the handle bar!!

Now the rear left indicator bulb is blown. Another Pen in @ss. Tried yesterday evening, in vain. Now, will visit the mechanic again today evening.

Simple question, why this "thoughtful" security? May be in Japan the bulbs are stolen; in India the people are not that downgraded. We dont require this type of inter-locking.

Honda, mind these words!!

@ Moderators: pls do not edit it. Really, it takes a hell lot time for changing a simple bulb.
 
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Simple question, why this "thoughtful" security? May be in Japan the bulbs are stolen; in India the people are not that downgraded. We dont require this type of inter-locking.

Honda, mind these words!!

Maybe the din't want the screw holes on the front side to create unnecessary drag.

Well, seriously there must be some valid reason for this, one could be avoiding exposure of the screws to rain/etc to minimize rusting.
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Simple question, why this "thoughtful" security? May be in Japan the bulbs are stolen; in India the people are not that downgraded. We dont require this type of inter-locking.

Honda, mind these words!!
It simply means that, Honda strongly understand that most Indians are Mechanics if not robbers.

I would advice people not to indulge in any mechanical activity by their own or by any local mechanics. Always trust the Dealers Workshop ! Specially for non indian brands !
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Wink Always trust the Dealer Workshop!!!???

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I would advice people not to indulge in any mechanical activity by their own or by any local mechanics. Always trust the Dealers Workshop ! Specially for non indian brands !

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My dear friend, please read the threads related to Free / paid servicing at dealer servicing centre, posted by fellow T-BHPians!! Its really painful.


Further, for changing a bulb sort of minor thing, if you have to visit the dealer service centre, then nothing better joke in auto industry. Beg pardon from T-BHPians not agreeing to this.

Thank God, these companies (and "advisors") have not "advised" the riders to take the vehicle back to their mother plants (in this particular case - to Gurgaon) for inflating the tyres!! cheers:
 
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Honda Dio doesnt have these issues .

Pros:
Fibre Body can be changed to any color at a price of 1000 bucks
More Mileage
Can make turns like a bike
Good pickup
DIY kinda motoscooter - Parts/bulbs etc..

Cons:
Stiff ride
Battery issues, if left even for 3-4 days unused
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Further, for changing a bulb sort of minor thing, if you have to visit the dealer service centre, then nothing better joke in auto industry. Beg pardon from T-BHPians not agreeing to this.
This is the sign of typical Indian mentality, we try to be jack of all and master of none.

I personaly donot like to take my Car / Bike to any local service center / mechanics as they are always short of the right tools, spare and Geniune accesories. Same is the case when we try to operate our vehicles at home. I have been visiting the authorise dealer every time & each time, and no grivience happend to me yet. I am a Maruti Suzuki, Honda Cars and Honda bike owner. In a very rare case, if i feel am being cheated by service center, i straight away dial the Company help line and trust me, they are quite effective. You just need the traits and the right combination of words to put forward. Other senario, In case you are cheated by a local service center, than god only help you my child !

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Thumbs down proud to be an Indian!!

Thanks Sary for recognising as typical Indian. Be Indian - always.

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Default Scooterette-Whats the Choice

Dear All,

I am looking for a scooterette to ride in my area in Vile Parle for running small errands. Budget around 35-40K

I was in Pune this week and I saw that 8 out of 10 were Activa. I also spotted the new innovator and Suzuki Access.

Can you experts suggest which one is the best amongst the ones available..

I guess with the super cars and bikes around.. this wouldn't be a topic of choice for discussion.I hope the scooterette lovers and users would surely help..

P.S. I also read in a auto website that a modified and powerful Activa will be soon launched.

Look forward to your views and suggestions.


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Innovator? Which manufacturer?
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I think he meant Honda Aviator
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