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New Kids on the Block

Post by Chas379 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:50 pm

It always happens. New TUK TUK, New JAG

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Re: New Kids on the Block

Post by Chas379 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:54 pm

It is a coincidence that when I bought a New TUK TUK I also bought a New Jag. My OH thinks differently, she just Rolls her Eyes and sighs.
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Re: New Kids on the Block

Post by 147daytona » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:12 am

My daily commute is 26 miles along a single carriageway A road which is nose to tail traffic in both directions travelling at best at 50mph but very often the speed is a lol, lot less, even coming to a halt at times, and guess what is always at the head of the queue, morning and evening, doing 35mph downhill and 20mph uphill without pulling over for anyone to pass?

Yup, a bloody Tuk Tuk :twisted: :evil:
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Re: New Kids on the Block

Post by Bazzamf » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:01 pm

What do you use the Tuc Tuc for, as it seems an odd choice for a second car?
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Re: New Kids on the Block

Post by Chas379 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:48 pm

Bazzamf wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:01 pm
What do you use the Tuc Tuc for, as it seems an odd choice for a second car?
I use it for running around locally, Supermarkets etc. I also Fund raise for an Indian Charity I support. Arundel festival each year, giving rides for donations. I have also been approached to do School Proms, Weddings and Anniversary rides. I do not take payment and ask for funds to be paid to the charity. Insurance covers this Ok as long as I am not taking payments.

All in all I have reduced my Milage on the XE by 1100 miles per year over the 3 yrs I had the previous one.
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Re: New Kids on the Block

Post by Chas379 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:49 pm

147daytona wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:12 am
My daily commute is 26 miles along a single carriageway A road which is nose to tail traffic in both directions travelling at best at 50mph but very often the speed is a lol, lot less, even coming to a halt at times, and guess what is always at the head of the queue, morning and evening, doing 35mph downhill and 20mph uphill without pulling over for anyone to pass?

Yup, a bloody Tuk Tuk :twisted: :evil:
Obviously not a seasoned Tuk Tuk driver🤪
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Re: New Kids on the Block

Post by BOBCDP » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:08 pm

I must say they are great fun to drive. My son in law bought one for his coffee business a couple of years ago. However when he tried to tax it, it turned out not to be road legal. The side window glass had to be changed for safety glass and also the speedo which was kph had to be replaced. New parts were sent over from India and I changed them myself in about an hour. They do make them easy to maintain. I understand that there was also a problem with the noise level in the cab coming from the diesel engine. However what amused me most of all was the metal brake pipe which appeared from under the cab floor, rose about 3 inches and then looped 180 degrees and disappeared back into the floor just where you put your right foot. That had to be sorted too before it could be taxed for use on UK roads. As 147Daytona poined out, not exaclty a mr hurry up. I doubt it could outrun even that other well known speed merchant the JCB.
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Re: New Kids on the Block

Post by PhilB » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:47 pm

Chas,
The new one won't be properly ready for the road until it has all the extra "adornments" like the last one.
I liked that look!
:D
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Re: New Kids on the Block

Post by Chas379 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:19 pm

BOBCDP wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:08 pm
I must say they are great fun to drive. My son in law bought one for his coffee business a couple of years ago. However when he tried to tax it, it turned out not to be road legal. The side window glass had to be changed for safety glass and also the speedo which was kph had to be replaced. New parts were sent over from India and I changed them myself in about an hour. They do make them easy to maintain. I understand that there was also a problem with the noise level in the cab coming from the diesel engine. However what amused me most of all was the metal brake pipe which appeared from under the cab floor, rose about 3 inches and then looped 180 degrees and disappeared back into the floor just where you put your right foot. That had to be sorted too before it could be taxed for use on UK roads. As 147Daytona poined out, not exaclty a mr hurry up. I doubt it could outrun even that other well known speed merchant the JCB.
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Re: New Kids on the Block

Post by Chas379 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:25 pm

PhilB wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Chas,
The new one won't be properly ready for the road until it has all the extra "adornments" like the last one.
I liked that look!
:D
I have put the coloured LED's on the front and added a warning device to the reverse lights indicating : Attention, this TUK TUK is reversing.

There are some decorations inside, but am waiting till I go to India late November, where I know there is a TUK TUK accessory shop. Last time I went it was like being a kid in a sweet shop. Plus I need some flowers and garlands.

Indeed work in progress.
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