ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Battle scooters
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-21-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
Paul Mihalka OP
Old Fart
 
Paul Mihalka's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Maryland
Oddometer: 877
A big change

From this:



To this:



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.

Paul Mihalka screwed with this post 10-21-2012 at 01:48 PM
Paul Mihalka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
thunderkat59
Cooter on a scooter
 
thunderkat59's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: ♘ ④⓪②⓪⑤ ♘
Oddometer: 1,188
Nice !
Many happy miles !
__________________
Current ☞ Eton 50 & 2008 Burgman 400 For Sale or trade for ☞ Classic euro scooter ?
Past ☞ CL175, Bridgestone100, CR250, DR650, GS500, YZF600, RR900, ZX900, XL883, FXST, Stella150
☭☮☯♋
thunderkat59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
gumshoe4
Studly Adventurer
 
gumshoe4's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Oddometer: 718
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...
__________________
Bob
gumshoe4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
DandyDoug
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Lewisville, NC
Oddometer: 378
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Mihalka View Post
From this:



To this:



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
DandyDoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 03:24 PM   #5
Paul Mihalka OP
Old Fart
 
Paul Mihalka's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Maryland
Oddometer: 877
"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.
Paul Mihalka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 03:53 PM   #6
DandyDoug
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Lewisville, NC
Oddometer: 378
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

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
DandyDoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
KennyT
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Naperville
Oddometer: 75
Congrats!

Hi Paul. Wow! Beautiful new bike!
I hope to still be riding when I am 81...
Ken
__________________
2009 Kymco Agility 125
Have fun and enjoy the ride!
KennyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 05:32 PM   #8
Bearcat
burg1
 
Bearcat's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Delaware/Florida/Pa
Oddometer: 99
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.
Bearcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 09:20 PM   #9
gumshoe4
Studly Adventurer
 
gumshoe4's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Oddometer: 718
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...
__________________
Bob
gumshoe4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 11:59 PM   #10
DudeClone
Studly Adventurer
 
DudeClone's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: L.A.
Oddometer: 959
Quote:
Originally Posted by gumshoe4 View Post
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!
__________________
bikes
DudeClone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 05:04 AM   #11
BigCanoe
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Located in Moncure, NC
Oddometer: 702
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 :)
__________________
1997 BMW F650 Funduro
BigCanoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 09:43 PM   #12
dirtdiver
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Oddometer: 1,960
Less is more and at 81 you can do whatever you want! Good for you!

DD
__________________
04 CRF230F
08 KTM990 ADV/ABS Black
09 KTM 530 EXC
dirtdiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 05:53 AM   #13
hexnut
just cruising
 
hexnut's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: middle Tennessee
Oddometer: 1,164
I got my first scooter at 14. I am 68 now. I hope to ride a while longer.
__________________
Kymco People S 250
2012 Honda Shadow Spirit

hexnuts...a curse put on your balls by a mean gypsy
3/5 Cav, C Troop, BlackKnights, Vietnam 1969
hexnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 05:57 AM   #14
Bearcat
burg1
 
Bearcat's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Delaware/Florida/Pa
Oddometer: 99
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.
Bearcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 06:16 AM   #15
Ken K
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Oddometer: 17
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.
Ken K is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014