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Paul Mihalka 10-21-2012 01:42 PM

A big change
 
From this:

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m.../file-46-1.jpg

To this:

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...y/file-3-1.jpg

A Yamaha Majesty scooter. I did extensive testing, I know it will do what I want it to do. R1200GS sold to a friend who knows what he gets. Lots of great memories, but I look more into the future and the future looks good.

thunderkat59 10-21-2012 01:56 PM

Nice !
Many happy miles ! :beer

gumshoe4 10-21-2012 02:34 PM

Even though you've tested it extensively, I still think you'll be surprised about what the Majesty will do.

I know I was surprised when I got the SWing. The capabilities of maxi scooters are pretty amazing. I still occasionally jones for a motorcycle...but in addition to, not in replacement of, my scoots...

DandyDoug 10-21-2012 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Mihalka (Post 19867499)
From this:

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m.../file-46-1.jpg

To this:

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...y/file-3-1.jpg

A Yamaha Majesty scooter. I did extensive testing, I know it will do what I want it to do. R1200GS sold to a friend who knows what he gets. Lots of great memories, but I look more into the future and the future looks good.

I recently moved away from motorcycles to a maxi Burgman , just curious what prompted your switch ?
Mine was due to nerve damage in my left arm that prevents me from using a clutch.

Nice choice on your part.
Doug

Paul Mihalka 10-21-2012 03:24 PM

"I recently moved away from motorcycles to a maxi Burgman , just curious what prompted your switch ?"
Simply, getting old. I'm 81. Less balance, weak legs. As a farewell I just did a 8.500 mile three week ride, Maryland-Cali-Maryland, on the GS. It was wonderful while riding, but worried every time I had to stop. With the scooter I plan to do a lot of touring, just don't cross Kansas anymore.

DandyDoug 10-21-2012 03:53 PM

I am 68 and have tried to stop riding on two occasions now.
It just never works for more than a month, so my wife badgers me in to getting something else to ride.

When i first got the maxi i was a bit concerned about how i would be received in the local motorcycle scene. But since i can ride as well or better than most of them I got over that quickly :D

My long distance days are behind me , but i still enjoy a bit of touring.
Just cannot always depend on being fit to do 300 miles days back to back any longer.

Hope to see you on the road.
Doug

KennyT 10-21-2012 04:40 PM

Congrats!
 
Hi Paul. Wow! Beautiful new bike!
I hope to still be riding when I am 81...
Ken

Bearcat 10-21-2012 05:32 PM

At 73 I find my Burgman "Halfabusa" can do just about anything the big boys can do, (except dirt). When I go out for a morning ride I tell my wife, "I'll be back in about 100 miles" Love the Maxi and ride with the big boys all the time.:clap

gumshoe4 10-21-2012 09:20 PM

You guys who keep truckin' on into your 70's and 80's are an inspiration to me.

God willin' and the creek don't rise, I plan to do the same.

Rock on...

dirtdiver 10-21-2012 09:43 PM

Less is more and at 81 you can do whatever you want! Good for you!

DD

DudeClone 10-21-2012 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gumshoe4 (Post 19870336)
You guys who keep truckin' on into your 70's and 80's are an inspiration to me.

God willin' and the creek don't rise, I plan to do the same.

Rock on...

i just want to add to this. it really is an inspiration. i am mid 40's and just started riding 2 years ago. i am only now beginning to ride motorcycles but will always own and ride a small scooter. or even a big one

but recently i have been feeling i got involved too late. i could have been riding all my life. "if i knew then what i know now" stuff. and i worry about how many more years i have to ride? i figured 20 give or take. i'd be late 60's, then

but 81? heck man if i can make up a little on the back end what i messed on the front that would be cool. 33 more years of riding in my future sounds a lot better then 20!

enjoy your new maxi, OP. and get all you can out of her!

BigCanoe 10-22-2012 05:04 AM

I hope to reach your level of maturity and no longer give a #@!& what others think. At 45 I am still somewhat subject to this weakness :( Though my current bike is definitely a "chick bike" by most folks standards :)

hexnut 10-22-2012 05:53 AM

I got my first scooter at 14. I am 68 now. I hope to ride a while longer.

Bearcat 10-22-2012 05:57 AM

Don't kid yourself, scooters are "chick bikes" I've had many girls come up to me and say, 'that's cool", but at 73 it doesn't matter anymore.:rofl

Ken K 10-22-2012 06:16 AM

The switch
 
This summer I traded my KTM 950 Adventure for a Burgman 400 don't regret it at all. I love the simplicity of the scooter and the handling. It is a blast - I hope to be riding when I get to be your age thanks for the inspiration. Keep laying down tracks.


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