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Old 07-26-2009, 08:58 AM   #985
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Originally Posted by kawasakifreak77
I'm getting used to being a city slicker again & wouldn't need to go faster than 50 or so to commute to work, even though I'd end up modding it... Stock is so boring! I weight under 150 lbs so I have that goin' for me & I live in Kansas so every things flat! What's insurance & stuff cost? I just don't think I can justify spending 3 grand on a scooter when I have less than 1500 bucks in my KZ650 that'll go 130+
I weigh 280 pounds and with the 150cc overbore kit, sliders, variator and torque/clutch springs, I could pull wheelies by accelerating over speed bumps from 5-10 mph.

Modifying a Vino is super easy once you know how to remove the body panels. (doing it once is all it takes.) Air cooled, single cylinder - there's really not much too it. Windshield is a big improvement in top speed. Modified, keeping up with city traffic from a dead stop is a non-issue.

If you can swing a little bit more money, a Zuma 125 has more modifications available (206cc overbore kits available) and can hit 70 mph indicated. Plus it has 12" wheels which will make it a bit more stable on the road.
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