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BANGKOK 19 April 2019 03:17
ShortTimed

How to Buy Used Motorbike?

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Hi All,

I hope to start a teaching job here soon and want to buy a new or used Honda Click i125. Hopefully White with Mag wheels.

 

I priced a new 2018 at 47,500THB at local Honda but money is tight and I would rather buy used.

 

I have been watching Craigslist and started watching here at the recommendation of some expats I met.

 

Any other suggestions greatly appreciated. 

 

 

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Forgot to add that the Honda dealer would let me pay by credit card which is helpful to my budget AND I think it would include taxes but not sure about a warranty?

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If you have really no clue about motorbikes yourself and also no friend who can help you, then it's probably best to buy new

But in general buying a used motorbike is no big deal and you can save quite a bit money with it. There are a few parts about a bike which are expensive (frame, engine, dashboard, suspension, led headlight unit, maybe i forgot something), if these parts are in proper condition there is not much to worry, everything else that may fail costs just a few hundred baht to fix. Other than that you have to make sure that the book is in order so that you will be able to transfer the bike in your name.

 

If you pay with credit card, you can be quite sure that the dealer will add 3-5% fees on top of the price for credit card fees.

 

Small bikes usually just have compulsary insurance, this one: http://www.rvp.co.th/index_en.php

This insurance only covers medical costs to a small amount.

If you want better insurance cover you need to purchase one by yourself.

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Yes, much experience with motos 250-cc and up.

 

Yes Honda wanted 3% extra for credit card payment.

 

I will read more on Green Book.

 

Where is the best place(s) to shop for used Honda Click online?

 

Someone said there are many shops that sell used but I want to buy from a private party because I fear maybe the used dealer has swapped engine or something. I do not want a motorbike that was rented to many farang in tourist town for 1-2 year and has 35,000-km. Haha.

 

 

 

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Correction:

54,700 THB for new 2018 Honda Click i125.

Plus 3% for credit card.

Do all Honda dealer ask the same price? Do they negotiate?

Thankyou




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For looking for online take a look at Kaidee Mocy, here's a link for Clicks in Chiang Mai: https://www.kaidee.com/c12a1826p1-motorcycle-motorcycle-click/chiangmai/ be warned that some ads in Kadee are not private vendors but proper shops.

Regarding the Green book, you need it to transfer bike to your name. Just reject any bike without green book in the name of the seller.

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46 minutes ago, ShortTimed said:

Yes, much experience with motos 250-cc and up.

 

Yes Honda wanted 3% extra for credit card payment.

 

I will read more on Green Book.

 

Where is the best place(s) to shop for used Honda Click online?

 

Someone said there are many shops that sell used but I want to buy from a private party because I fear maybe the used dealer has swapped engine or something. I do not want a motorbike that was rented to many farang in tourist town for 1-2 year and has 35,000-km. Haha.

 

 

 

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Try Bahtsold, lots of bikes for sale

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if money is tight but you want a new bike why don't you buy one with monthly payments?

If you have a proper job then it shouldn't be a problem to get this done.

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41 minutes ago, ShortTimed said:

Correction:

54,700 THB for new 2018 Honda Click i125.

Plus 3% for credit card.

Do all Honda dealer ask the same price? Do they negotiate?

Thankyou




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I brought a new Honda wave 125cc with mag wheels for 52 000 baht, the shop did all the insurance and tax, you can get a  new 110 cc Honda wave for about 39 000 baht, add about 1500 baht for mag wheels which would suit you just as well.

As for paying by credit card, depends where you live in my rural area, shops will not take credit cards, just cash, in a big town /city, should not be a problem ,I would buy locally, not my idea of fun driving 40 km to the shop just to change the oil .

Second-hand bikes tend to hold they price when I was looking one shop had a 125 Wave 36k on the clock and he still wanted 35 000 baht for it, maintenance wise I would buy a Wave my local shop are always changing drive belts on these Clicks, and the whole bike  has to come apart to do any major work on the engine, ie change piston and rings, something to think about when buying second hand .  

 

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if money is tight but you want a new bike why don't you buy one with monthly payments?
If you have a proper job then it shouldn't be a problem to get this done.



No proper job over here...just one back home that has rotations that allows me to frequently visit here.

I would prefer new Honda but this whole Thailand Adventure is pretty new and still falling into place. So a low km used bike would be easier to get out from under if I can’t put something together for longer term here.

Sorry if thats confusing.

I am just another new guy here trying to figure things out...lol




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I brought a new Honda wave 125cc with mag wheels for 52 000 baht, the shop did all the insurance and tax, you can get a  new 110 cc Honda wave for about 39 000 baht, add about 1500 baht for mag wheels which would suit you just as well.
As for paying by credit card, depends where you live in my rural area, shops will not take credit cards, just cash, in a big town /city, should not be a problem ,I would buy locally, not my idea of fun driving 40 km to the shop just to change the oil .
Second-hand bikes tend to hold they price when I was looking one shop had a 125 Wave 36k on the clock and he still wanted 35 000 baht for it, maintenance wise I would buy a Wave my local shop are always changing drive belts on these Clicks, and the whole bike  has to come apart to do any major work on the engine, ie change piston and rings, something to think about when buying second hand .  
 


Interesting.

What future perks are offered if buying new from a Honda shop? You mention oil changes?

Is there any warranty? The saleslady at Honda didn’t understand that question when I asked?

As for a 110, I am what these Thai ladies giggle and call Pupui. I think a 110 is going to have its work cut out ;-)

The warning about frequent drive belts on a Click is a surprise. I have always had good luck with Honda bikes, cars, outboards, generators being low maintenance. I thought the only bad thing Honda ever made was the 1.5 liter DI turbo.

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10 minutes ago, ShortTimed said:

The warning about frequent drive belts on a Click is a surprise. 

 

A surprise for those of us who have ridden here for years.

Expect to get at least 30,000 km on a drive belt. My PCX has over 20 on it and has needed nothing. Same everything except a front tire - altho rear will need changing before the Wet sets in.

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