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Old 08-13-2010, 12:18 PM   #3
fried okra
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Joined: Apr 2007
Oddometer: 102
I've got a Beo 500ie I bought new, love it. Plenty of power, 0-60 in maybe 6 seconds or a little over and top speed of around 100 mph, cruises effortlessly on the highways. It gets around 60 mpg or a tad over. I am about 5'11", 190#.

I've got a Kawasaki W650 and Harley Sportster that are fun to ride when the mood strikes but the Beo 500ie is preferable for longer rides, more comfortable and relaxing too.

The only real issue with the Beo 500ie's was the fuel line inside the tank was not clamped when built and did not do well with US ethanol fuels. This was handled by a recall but many owners, including myself, fixed it independently. No biggie.

A good info forum on these bikes is:

and also there is a Yahoo "ScarabeoRiders" group too.

Now, if you could give me an approximate windscreen height dimension above the headlamp for the windscreen on the scoot as pictured I would appreciate it as I have thought about buying one of those screens :)

fried okra
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