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    Default I need a few items

    I need walking/runnign shoes with really good cushions. Walked two days last week and killed my feet with cheap-o cutie sneaks. Where is a good place for real good sneakers?

    I need a pasola. Never in my life did I think these words would be typed but I need one to run around town. Best brands? Reasonable prices?

    Throw in your two cents. I'm new to this country (living here anyway.) Closest places to really shop are San Francisco and Puerto Plata.

    thanks all.

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    I have read more than once here on the board about a dealer in Gaspar Hernandez which sells motos at the best prices around. I would think they probably have pasolas as well, and that isn't too far from you. Cabrera, right?

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    Yes very close. Thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetdbt View Post
    I have read more than once here on the board about a dealer in Gaspar Hernandez which sells motos at the best prices around. I would think they probably have pasolas as well, and that isn't too far from you. Cabrera, right?
    And clothing and/or shoe shopping is great there too.

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    I use passola to move around town, it's cheap, fast, and parking is abundant.

    I have a Vento 125, a Domoto brand. It's distributed by Bonanza Dominicana but you can find them at your local moto dealer. Buy from the dealer, it will be cheaper than from Motoprestamos. If you buy cash, you are looking at around 55.000 pesos.

    Mine looks like this, only it's blue
    http://www.huoniao.es/images/hn125-2.jpg
    these types are very popular ones.

    They can handle 3 adults, and 2-3 huge shopping bags full of groceries.

    But... have you driven passola before? You may need some training time before you head off to traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    I use passola to move around town, it's cheap, fast, and parking is abundant.

    I have a Vento 125, a Domoto brand. It's distributed by Bonanza Dominicana but you can find them at your local moto dealer. Buy from the dealer, it will be cheaper than from Motoprestamos. If you buy cash, you are looking at around 55.000 pesos.

    Mine looks like this, only it's blue
    http://www.huoniao.es/images/hn125-2.jpg
    these types are very popular ones.

    They can handle 3 adults, and 2-3 huge shopping bags full of groceries.

    But... have you driven passola before? You may need some training time before you head off to traffic.
    No offense, Rubio, but I would rather slide down a 50 foot razor blade into a bowl of Iodine, than to hand over 1 single pesos of my money, for any of those Chinese POS bikes.
    They must be made out of old habichuela cans, what with the way they rust and break down so fast.
    Here's an article about Huoniao bikes. The Cheap Man Buys Twice Fear of Fish
    And as if it weren't bad enough that they are total junkers, the dealers give you a cock & bull story about how they are actually Hondas or Suzukis and that all the parts are interchangeable.
    Nothing could be further from ther truth.
    Huoniao manufactures their own chassis & bikes right there in China, and any resemblance to any other brand is pure coincidence.
    Lo barato sale caro.

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    Thanks for the advice.

    I only need it to go about four blocks or so. Very small town, Cabrera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaineGirl View Post
    Thanks for the advice.

    I only need it to go about four blocks or so. Very small town, Cabrera.
    Honda or Yamaha's the way to go.

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    I didn't tell her to buy the Huaonio passola. I just put that link to the image to see how the passolas look like. They all are the clones of the original Domoto and look exactly the same. That's why I put the link - for IMAGE purposes only to have idea about what kind of passola I was talking about.

    If you read back my postg I said to buy one that is distributed by Bonanza Dominicana (Mitsubishi & Suzuki importer) as they deal with Domoto and Domoto brands (such as my Vento). Domoto is, as I was told at Bonanza, a Suzuki offspring for passolas.

    Mine is no chinese junk and works very well and I am 100% satisfied.


    P.S. The article you pointed out, Rocky, talks about a 125cc motorbike, not a passola. Even though I do not dispute that theiur passolas may be same junk as motorbikes. Again abck to point, that was a link to a picture, as that is a clone of original Domoto and Domoto looks the same.
    Last edited by rubio_higuey; 08-26-2007 at 11:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    I didn't tell her to buy the Huaonio passola. I just put that link to the image to see how the passolas look like. They all are the clones of the original Domoto and look exactly the same. That's why I put the link - for IMAGE purposes only to have idea about what kind of passola I was talking about.

    If you read back my postg I said to buy one that is distributed by Bonanza Dominicana (Mitsubishi & Suzuki importer) as they deal with Domoto and Domoto brands (such as my Vento). Domoto is, as I was told at Bonanza, a Suzuki offspring for passolas.

    Mine is no chinese junk and works very well and I am 100% satisfied.


    P.S. The article you pointed out, Rocky, talks about a 125cc motorbike, not a passola. Even though I do not dispute that theiur passolas may be same junk as motorbikes. Again abck to point, that was a link to a picture, as that is a clone of original Domoto and Domoto looks the same.
    So your bike is made in Japan by Suzuki?
    I searched high and low for the brand and/or model on Google and can't find anything under that name, except a reference to your DR1 thread.
    Is Domoto the correct spelling?

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