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Re:  International Shipping from Taiwan to the USA During the Pandemic
There is now a worldwide slowdown in air shipping because of so many flights being cancelled due to the virus (eg. The main international airport near Taipei used to handle about 130,000 passengers on a busy day. Now it sees about 1,000 per day.)  Anecdotal reports from S. Korea, Japan, and Canada, all point to the same thing -- delayed shipping.

As of a few days ago I found out that right now it can take up to 8 days for a package posted in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, to find an available airplane to crawl onto. Most receiving countries undoubtedly have their own airplane problems.

The good news is that packages are still getting through.    Currently I can guarantee that packages sent to the USA will arrive on USA soil, but delivery time to anyone’s address there will depend on whatever problems the USPS may or may not be encountering locally, regionally or nationally.

I don’t like this one bit more than anyone else and hope improvements are soon possible re: shipping times.

General Discussion / Motorcycle Sales Data
« on: April 19, 2020, 01:34:46 AM »
Anyone interested in what’s happening in the motorcycle industry in various countries around the world (trends, sales data, etc.) might want to check out this Rome based website.

General Discussion / Electric bikes
« on: October 16, 2019, 08:45:56 PM »
Taiwan sold 27 electric scooters domestically in 2009. So far this year 98,000 have been sold in Taiwan and the total domestic sales this year are expected to reach 150,000 by year end.  That’s not a big number at all but it is amazing growth.  You can charge your battery at home or, for a nominal fee, just exchange it a gas station for a fully charged one.  Bikes and scooters here are used mainly for commuting rather than distance touring so range is not much of an issue.  Also, young people here are sick and tired of pollution, the nemesis of the industrial age.  Times are certainly changing and while the gas-powered bikes I love will be around for quite a while it is pretty obvious that the sun will probably start to significantly set on them over the next decade.  The good news is we’ll still have bikes.

General Discussion / Scooterseals Closing Dec. 7, 2018
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:36:35 AM »
Scooterseals Closing Dec. 7, 2018
Well folks, I’ve decided to retire and will be shutting down my Scooterseals parts sourcing service. 

December 7, 2018  will be my last official day of business.  Nov. 24, 2018 will be the last day to order and pay for parts.

I’ll miss Scooterseals and all of the honest and interesting people it has put me in contact with, but  I’d like to relax a bit, as well as have the time to pursue other interests.

I’d like to thank everyone for their past support.  I wish you and your families nothing but the best in the years ahead. 

Best regards,
Cam Purvis
Hsinchu City, Taiwan

General Discussion / Electric Scooters
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:24:39 PM »
Times are rapidly changing.  Electric scooters were once rare in Taiwan but they have improved dramatically in the past few years and are becoming much more common.  Now the post office is interested in them, as the following news article shows. 
‘Chunghwa Post rolls out electric fleet for carriers’

I kind of like gas powered bikes the best for a multitude of reasons, but it doesn't matter what I think.  People are buying them and the world is clearly moving in a new direction.  Much of the impetus for that here (a crowded country) is to improve air quality, and even I, a dedicated, life-long, fossil fuel burner, have to admit that I'd rather breathe clean air than dirty air. 

Wolf Classic 150 / Wolf Classic 125 Service Manual
« on: May 20, 2016, 07:36:58 AM »
Wolf Classic 125 service manual can now be downloaded from the home page at:
It is a large file and had to be compressed, so the download could take 10-15 seconds.
This is not a Wolf Classic 150 manual, but aside from the engine bore, it is very, very close and will be beneficial to most home mechanics.  There is an error in it regarding stator testing, but if you ever have to do that I will be pleased to send you the proper info rather than rewrite the procedure here.

RV250 / No more RV250 parts from Taiwan
« on: September 01, 2015, 09:18:38 PM »
I found out quite by surprise last week that SYM Taiwan has decided to stop supporting RV250 parts sales in Taiwan so I will be taking everything off of the RV250 page on my website except for economy air filters. 

 I would like to thank all of my RV250 parts customers for their business over the past four years.  I have no idea if SYM will be making RV250 parts available to customers through their foreign distributors, but I certainly hope so.  The RV250 (also known as Joymax 250 and GTS 250 in some countries) was truly a great bike.
Best regards,
Cam Purvis

« on: November 27, 2011, 08:04:22 PM »
I have genuine SYM SYMBA front baskets and front mounting racks for US$49.00 per set.  Airmail postage is $50.00 per package (because of bulk, not weight).  I can ship two complete sets in the same box for the same price as shipping one set.  If you have a friend who also needs one, this would lower your per unit cost considerably.  Airmail shipping from Taiwan normally takes 8-10 business days. If interested you can contact me:
I accept PayPal.

I'd put a picture in here but am having no luck with the forum's "Insert Image" button.  

Cam Purvis
301 Minfu Street,
Hsinchu City,

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