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Old 09-02-2009, 07:06 PM   #46
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I have about 1000 dollars into a nice small performance scooter. It started life as a Honda 1989 EliteE a single speed 25 mph scooter. Cost 400 in good running condition. After being totally bored with it, I bought a performance DIO engine Built into 86 cc with a big bore and stoker kit for 500 dollars and modified a Honda CR85 pipe to fit on it. I have had it to 55 mph so far. It handles better than I would expect. Can get air under the front tire at start.

It weighs 120 pounds without the two back panels and tail light.
Good luck at having something that pulls you nicely.

Mmmmm-mmm. Now, dat's scootin'... Ooooo-wee!
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:24 AM   #47
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I'm hoping to pick up a 2003 Zuma with 4.5k on it for $700! Wish me luck! Or not!
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:33 PM   #48
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I'm hoping to pick up a 2003 Zuma with 4.5k on it for $700! Wish me luck! Or not!

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Old 01-28-2010, 06:21 AM   #49
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I'm hoping to pick up a 2003 Zuma with 4.5k on it for $700! Wish me luck! Or not!
There is also a Yamaha Jog for 300 in IC area that I was told a title CAN be had through the PO. .These have a different motor and have a ton of aftermarket. Also another Jog (97) for $550 running, title, etc. in Wilton.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:37 AM   #50
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Pissed i can't figure this out!!! help

can someone help me. i've just figured out how to reply to a post, but I don't know how to start a new post. I'm an idiot! help!

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Okay folks, hear me out on this one:

I just moved to the Iowa City area. Downtown Iowa City basically being a college campus, there are TONS of scooters everywhere. They are even allowed to park on the sidewalk in front of bike racks (which still blows my mind in a city with parking enforcement as anal as this). While I don't have any trouble finding a free place to park my KLR, every time I see a swathe of scooters roll down the road I get ideas about building a 'battle scooter'.

Something mean. Nasty. Maybe even loud. But, I don't know if it is cost effective to do this. And since I weigh about 240 right now (and even if I lose a bunch of weight this summer I will probably still be in the 220 range), it would need some serious juice in order to get me up to speed. Can you get performance expansion chambers for Stellas? What's about the upper speed/power limit of the smaller scoots? I need something that's a sleeper in order not to arouse the ire of the other scooter kids or the authorities

Most importantly, could a project like this be completed over a summer for less than $1500?
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:35 AM   #51
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You click the New Reply button at the bottom left of the posts, or you just use Quote and delete the quoted text.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:40 AM   #52
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can someone help me. i've just figured out how to reply to a post, but I don't know how to start a new post. I'm an idiot! help!
You are an idiot, drink bleach
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:07 AM   #53
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can someone help me. i've just figured out how to reply to a post, but I don't know how to start a new post. I'm an idiot! help!
replying to post:

1. go to bottom of the page
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3. compose your post, hit submit, enjoy.

starting new thread

1. find the forum you want to post in--make sure it's the appropriate one, and read the rules if you're not sure. It's also not a bad idea to do a search to see if you're not rehashing something for the 1,298,987th time. Hint: do a google search using "ADVrider" in the search string since the search feature here sucks dead wombats

2. Look at the top left side of your screen when you're in the forum. You'll see a button that says "new thread"

3. click on that button, and your editor will come up. Compose your post, give it a title, and hit preview post if you want to be sure you haven't screwed up something. Then hit "submit new thread"
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:04 PM   #54
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And don't drink the bleach.

Snort it.
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