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I do a lot of riding on my motorcycle. It gives me the space and occupies plenty of time.

You could also find a local expat watering hole to do some networking and get more ideas on how to occupy your free time.

There are really too many options here to be stuck wasting away in your residence. There will be time enough for that when you are old and less mobile...

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Miss the motorcycle, it sure was much cheaper to operate and get around with, I might give it another try, I was stationed in Guam for almost 10 years on the motorcycle and man I got wet all the time but I was working then.

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Miss the motorcycle, it sure was much cheaper to operate and get around with, I might give it another try, I was stationed in Guam for almost 10 years on the motorcycle and man I got wet all the time but I was working then.
If you are not really doing long rides, even a little scooter (150cc or less) is good just to get out. Mileage is lot better (100mpg) than my bike at 30mpg. It's all about the freedom and being able to enjoy/decompress
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If you are not really doing long rides, even a little scooter (150cc or less) is good just to get out. Mileage is lot better (100mpg) than my bike at 30mpg. It's all about the freedom and being able to enjoy/decompress
Like most others, I bought a car when I moved here years ago. I quickly learned that the cost of operation, insurance, maintenance, and unexpected flat tires etc was more than I wanted to deal with. We sold the car and bought the Motoposh 155cc bike pictured with my wife on it below. Also, same bike with the side-car and my daughter sitting on it. We added the side-car and down the road we go without much problem or expense at all. Takes all of us to restaurants, malls, and week in and week out to other provinces even. Great fun for sure and even loaded with the family, it gets about 37km per liter of gas..
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I thought about getting a tricycle first thing and wished I had bought it new, dang. My wife bought this car and it needs to much work, she brought along a local mechanic and he said it was good, LOL, good for him, lol, dang...If I could sue him I would, he would be the first person I have ever taken to court for money.

Windows all messed up, no air what so ever, no fan, nothing, drive pulley needs fixing every so often, can't get parts the break system needs to be completely overhauled, brakes work and I changed the pads but when I took everything apart I could see that I need new rear end rims and a parking brake, I can do the parking brake.

The positive things about the car is the engine seems to be good, it doesn't burn oil at all, I don't need to put oil in, just change it, bought new tires 3 years ago and they still look new, tread and all, front end been completely overhauled, bearings, shock struts.

We had the car for sale at 65,000P same price I paid for it and then put another 50,000P to make it worth while driving, my wife tried to sell it and the guy only offer us 40,000 Peso's, gonna keep it for now but I will eventually get tricycle too.
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I thought about getting a tricycle first thing and wished I had bought it new, dang. My wife bought this car and it needs to much work, she brought along a local mechanic and he said it was good, LOL, good for him, lol, dang...If I could sue him I would, he would be the first person I have ever taken to court for money.

Windows all messed up, no air what so ever, no fan, nothing, drive pulley needs fixing every so often, can't get parts the break system needs to be completely overhauled, brakes work and I changed the pads but when I took everything apart I could see that I need new rear end rims and a parking brake, I can do the parking brake.

The positive things about the car is the engine seems to be good, it doesn't burn oil at all, I don't need to put oil in, just change it, bought new tires 3 years ago and they still look new, tread and all, front end been completely overhauled, bearings, shock struts.

We had the car for sale at 65,000P same price I paid for it and then put another 50,000P to make it worth while driving, my wife tried to sell it and the guy only offer us 40,000 Peso's, gonna keep it for now but I will eventually get tricycle too.
I sure know what you mean on the cost of parts and repair etc. Eats you alive just to keep it drivable. Then there is the license fee and insurance every year. For those reason too, our trike has been the best thing. A good quality tire in our area is only about P1,100. For oil changes it uses only one liter on each oil change. Uses only one spark plug rather than 4, 6, or 8 for a car or van. A complete tune-up still only costs me P100. Yep, I'll keep our trike and when time, I'll buy another one. I just want nothing to do with the "local" Honda 155's. Seem to be sub standard with a host of design flaws built in.
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With my previous experience with Honda I would have probably bought a Honda but apparently the 155 is locally made.

I will need to start researching this, these motorcycles all look the same when you go to buy them, it almost looks like they put a different brand name on the same model, my neighbor bought a brand new Yamaha 100 but it looks a little under powered, he's going to use it for his tricycle, he still has to make payments but the cost was 40,000P he told me that 3 months ago the price was 37,000P, it seemed like the price was rising 1,000P every month.

Might have to break down and get the Suzuki Barako 175 or something , that seems to be the quality motorcycle here and long-lasting.

Wonder if there's a review of the different models here to make the best selection and where each model is manufactured.

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Jim,

I enjoy sports, I like to continue earn side incomes, and maintain to blow time while anne is working her 12 hours a day of work.


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I am not into beer or alcohol lol.
For sure I'll drink to that. Better chocolate milk or even Buko juice for me
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