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Old 9th December 2010, 10:11   #1396
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Johnruben > I would recomend you Honda Aviater which has got telescopic front shocks plus Disc brake which is very effective i have been using one for the past three years without even a single problem your wife can also ride it provided she is above 5" 6 tall bcz Aviater is slightly a taller vehicle but my wife after intiall hicups is an expert in it now all the best bye.
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Old 10th December 2010, 02:01   #1397
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@sathyaprakash, Thanks for your suggestion, but i already brought a used kinetic nova this sunday. The vehicle is better in suspension compared to activa which was terrible to my spine, i can comfortably ride 5-7km without any issues unless put in the back seat.

I Paid 10.5k for the vehicle, its 2003 june, single owner (lady driven). For some reason my mechanic thinks i paid more for this vehicle and nova has no resale value, but i dont agree

I had starting problem initially in cold mornings, I brought a new amaron 5yrs warranty battery, the problem is still there, but few kicks starts the engine, i guess it needs a better service, overall i am happy with vehicle performance.
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Got the delivery of Access yesterday without any hassles. Will post my reviews pretty soon.
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I have an aviator which is a year old and it serving well till date. My wife is 5’7” and she is very comfortable with it. We were primarily planning for Activa but waiting period of 6 months pressed us towards Aviator and we are pretty happy with our decision now.

Oil change is done in every 6 months and we are giving it for service to a local mechanic. Honda service centers are always busy and I don’t like the way they treat customers. It could be due to the large number of Activas around.
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Default Suzuki access delivered

got my Silver access yesterday evening. 52,657 on road.
I dint opt for any accessories as yet.

I asked for Temporary registration since it is only around 14 days for new year.I will get the vehicle registered in 2011.
What i received from the Showroom.
1) 2 keys and keychains ( Suziki logo )
2) Tax paid receipts and Insurance ( Insured for 43 odd amount )
3) User manual ( very detailed instructions about Break in period.I like it)
4) Tool Kit ( Essentials and some allen keys more than other normal kits)
5) First aid Kit(placed inside the scooter).

First impressions about the Scooter.

* I like the looks and the stance
* Overall fit and finish and plastic quality is great
* The paint job is very good and uniform finish all over the body and other underparts.
* Seat release is integrated with ignition key which is very convenient
* The ride is very light and soft ( I thought Honda dio was lightest but found this equal or less)
* Brakes are just OK ( maybe because i am used to Motorcycles )
* suspension if adequate but the rear is stiffer and throws you out of position on humps.
* Lighting is very effective for a 35/35 w.
* Battery is placed below your footrest area( new for me).
* sufficient luggage space under seat hood to carry a full face helmet.
* Electricals are basic and nothing fancy but good quality.
* Seats are comfortable, but i need to get used to it.
* Parking the scooter on center stand is fun, amazingly easy

Overall i am a happy customer with just 10 Kms on odo.
Distributed sweets to neighbours and and also to all colleagues at office.

Now i cannot give any excuse to my mother and wife to go to park for jogging and walking.


More detailed report and some pics after some days.
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got my Silver access yesterday evening. 52,657 on road.
Overall i am a happy customer with just 10 Kms on odo.
Congrats rvmohankumar! Wishing you happy trouble free miles with the Access.

Good choice in choosing access!
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Congrats Mohan. Its time for you to change your signature
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Old 17th December 2010, 18:14   #1403
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Congrats rvmohankumar! Wishing you happy trouble free miles with the Access.

Good choice in choosing access!
Thanks !.

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Congrats Mohan. Its time for you to change your signature
Congrats to you too on your Access purchase ! What color ?. Changed my signature now.
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Thanks Mohan, i went in for grey color
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Booked an Access for my wife last week. The onroad price is Rs. 53400 with accessories.
I am told that there is a 45 day waiting period after full payment. I am hoping that I get it in 60 days.
Is there any PDI/ checklist that I can refer to?
I know nothing about two wheelers.
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Is there any PDI/ checklist that I can refer to?
I know nothing about two wheelers.
Congrats on booking the access! I am not sure of an exhaustive PDI list for 2 wheelers but you can follow the below points to ensure everything is as its supposed to be.

1. Take a thorough look at the bike in broad daylight for any scratches or paint imperfections. Do this before sending the bike for Regn. Note down the Engine and Chassis number of the bike which you zero in on.
2. Once its regd. and ready for delivery, take the delivery during the day times as much as possible. Visually ensure that the bike is scratch less and cross check the engine and chassis number
3. Ensure all the electrical components like head light, tail light, blinkers, horn are functioning
4. Ask the delivery guy to check the engine oil levels and ensure its at the optimum level as marked.
5. Check tire pressure in the nearest petrol pump as the delivery guys would have invariably over inflated the tires most of the times. The sticker indicating the tire pressures will be on your vehicle. Follow the same for best ride quality.

Enjoy your ride!

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+1 to abhinav's PDI list. Would like to add a couple of imp points post delivery.

6) Please ensure that there is sufficient amount of petrol to take you atleast to the nearest bunk.
7) Ensure that the documentation is complete & correct with the engine/chassis no clearly mentioned on the invoice and the Insurance papers.

Do note that the earliest receipt of RC needs to be stressed with the dealer. In case you have gone for some accessories like the teflon coating, under body coating, do take the warranty card for the same.

All the best and congratulations S_U_N (BTW how did you arrive at this user id) on your purchase.
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Before selecting the vehicle, place it on centre stand, keep the handle bar very straight, walk 10 paces to the rear, sit on your haunches and check if both front and rear tyres are in a perfect straight line. Then do it again from the front.

This is more relevant for bikes, but no harm in checking scooters as well. This way, you can rule out a banged up & repaired vehicle or one that was dropped while being unloaded from the truck!

If it has a metallic fuel tank, check for signs of rust and insist on replacement if you see any.
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And while you are at it, give a good spin to both the wheels and observe for any bends. Also check for free rotation.
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Very nice tips, abhinav.s, ghodlur, Gansan. I will keep these in mind while taking the delivery.
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