I got tired of the Chinese engine, the yearly trouble to get the engine stencilled separately, and wanted to have in registered in my name. And if I fix things, I fix them properly.

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Sad moment. Today I sold my good old work horse, the Yamaha TTR250 I bought in 2008.

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The coolest moped Honda ever made..

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In July 2008 I bought myself a new motorbike, a Yamaha TTR250.

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My third Honda. After returning to the Philippines I wanted to buy a Funduro BMW 650 or a Harley but it turned out that all the bigger bikes over here are imported on an idividual basis and that each spare part and even tires have to be imported individually as well.

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I needed transport in Indonesia since Mavic uses the car to bring the kids to school. I always found Vespas had a special flair because for me they kind of represented an Italian lifestyle. The model they offer in Indonesia as the newest one must be from the eighties.

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Well, my second Honda. After the first one I had decided “Nie wieder Honda” (never again a Honda). However, since I could not bring my BMW to the Philippines in 1993, I looked for alternatives, and there were not many.

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I bought this bike brand new before we went back to the Philippines in 1993. Originally I planned to ship it together with some personnel effects. The tax savings together with a 10% discount from the dealer that he agreed on because he did not have to take it out of the box and assemble […]

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Back in the Philippines we needed some transport. I bought this old Ford Cortina and we got this Yamaha scooter with 80ccm two stroke engine for Mavic. One of the most terrible vehicles I ever spent money on. It was cheap.

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The Yamaha I bought because in 1990 I desperately wanted a motorcycle for the summer and because it was cheap. It had the reputation to be a “modern classic bike”. I was in for a bit of disappointment.

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