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Old 09-16-2013, 02:20 PM   #31
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First Adventure Ride on Morphous.

Packed and ready to roll. Summer of 2012 going to Amerivespa in Lake Geneva, WI. from Topeka, Ks.



Camp Morphous.


The Morphous has a very limited amount of storage. A topcase would have been nice but I'm not sure I want to alter the bike to mount a case. My red gear bag was securely attached, and made an excellent back support. The bag didn't effect the handling but looked alittle dorky. And if you needed to get under the seat, it was a chore to remove the red bag. The trip was a sucess. Bike rode flawlessly. Power wasn't an issue as I was riding with a few slower scoots. My scoot tops out close to 80 mph, but the high speeds really drops the mpg. At a steady 55-60 mph range I have got 65-68 mpg. While I was sucessful riding the Morphous, I am really thinking hard about getting a touring motocycle. Something with saddle bags, taller passenger back rest? I would be interested in hearing about other riders trips on a Morphous and how they packed everything on it.
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #32
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Congrats!

I've read nothing but great things about the Morphous. I've wanted one for years. They're supposed to be well engineered, modern scoots. Let me know about clearance with respect to going up curbs/ ramps when entering parking lots.
I ask this question because here in my adopted home state of Louisiana, we have semi-curbs (!) when we leave a roadway and enter a parking lot! One feels a significant "bump" in any vehicle, nevermind a scooter. Now in Texas, there's a smooth ramp for entering a parking lot, but not Louisiana, LOL. I expect a proper review on this killer scoot!
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:48 PM   #33
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This type of curb? This type of curb is also used as approach to drive.


He is a picture entering the drive and at the narrowest clearance. The center stand would drag the ground first before anything else.


View from opposite side. I have never bottomed it out, yet! The rear tire is a lower profile from OME, I needed a tire and that's what was available, when I replace tires again, I will put OME size back on the rear. (It looks alittle low, will check next ride, just rolled it out for these pictures)


In the second picture above you can see I've added a back support extension I found on ebay, custome made for the Morphous. Compare to stock picture below.

I'm 5'7" if someone with longer legs rode with the taller back support , it would probably feel too cramped as it does push you forward a bit. It works great for me!
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:12 PM   #34
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More like a bump!

OSWarrants,

Thanks for posting. My only concern with the ultra-cool Morhpous would be bottoming out on these dreadful roads and semi-curbs here in Louisiana. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to post the pics, btw. I'm afraid our driveway ramps are more like semi-curbs! There's a noticeable "bump" no matter what one drives!

PS: The Morphous remains the coolest, hippest bike I've ever seen.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:01 PM   #35
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Have had mine for a couple of years, just want something bigger for long trips. But really like the Morphous. Hard to find aftermarket accessories. Looking at a Silverwing.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:26 PM   #36
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Saw one in a used mega-dealer a year ago...1500 miles and pristine. Radiated quality, like anything Yamaha.

I don't quite fit; but damn, I was tempted. But the chance is long gone...anyway, I'm happy with my Burgman 650.
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Old 03-12-2015, 03:26 PM   #37
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Smoooth....

I have joined those who have been "Morphed". All the good things on previous pages are true. Bike fits me to a "T".


2006 with a little over 5700 miles. Well kept with only a minor amount of garage rash.
New tires to replace the nine year old originals are on the way along with warmer spring weather. Time to ride!.
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Old 03-12-2015, 04:29 PM   #38
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Damn, that is awesome. When can I come see it?
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:03 PM   #39
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Where is this week's Upstate dinner?
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:15 PM   #40
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I don't think we have decided yet. Someone mentioned Chicora Alley in Mauldin but I an not sure if anyone has decided yet. It will be on the 18th.
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:18 PM   #41
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Those are so cool. Kinda a chop top Merc on two wheels! Looking forward to more updates on it.
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:22 PM   #42
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:31 PM   #43
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I have joined those who have been "Morphed". All the good things on previous pages are true. Bike fits me to a "T".


2006 with a little over 5700 miles. Well kept with only a minor amount of garage rash.
New tires to replace the nine year old originals are on the way along with warmer spring weather. Time to ride!.
Very cool!
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:58 PM   #44
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Congratulations! I really like the look of the Morph and can see one in my future. I am anxious to hear your views on her performance.....especially on the highway and top speed. The only thing that I would worry about would be replacement parts.......I believe that I read that they are still selling them in Japan, but does that mean that parts will be readily available in the USA for years? I also read something like only 1600 bikes were sold here in the USA so that doesn't leave much room for used parts if and when the day comes.

Still, I would take the gamble if the right one came across my path as I think the "cool factor" is way up there!
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:09 PM   #45
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Cool glad you got it. As for parts I m guessing fleabay or off the japanweb??? site . You know the one that sells custom parts along with normal parts.
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