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Old 10-13-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
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Laugh I'm totally hooked on scooters and my

new 05 GS with all the farkles just sits in the garage unless I want or need to take a blast out of the city....

Am I crazy or do other scooterista's also feel the way i do...


especially my super nine, its just amazing.....

great on gas
easy to jump on and off and as or more confortable than my GS
the leg protection in foul weather is way better
reliable... but so has my GS and it already has 60,000kms
super easy to park
so easy to cut through traffic
insurance is peanuts
maintanence is a cinch
underseat storage holds my helmet gloves and more......
mini front compartment hld's wallet or a cold beer
and its doing about 60 - 80 mpg's
It only cost me two fingers unlike my GS which cost an arm and a leg


ANyone else want to share there love for the scooter let me hear what you say about your scooter...
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Old 10-13-2006, 06:46 PM   #2
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Amen!

I have a 70cc kit for my Aprilia that I haven't installed yet for fear of making my big boxer even less viable for trips that involve long uphill grades, 60mph traffic, etc...

I've said it before but why use a jumbo jet when a Piper Cub is more fun and gets the job done.
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Old 10-13-2006, 08:10 PM   #3
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So... Howard, let's see what scooter/s you have
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Old 10-13-2006, 08:57 PM   #4
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I had a 600 sporty bike a few years ago and I just could't have fun with it. There was always so much more bike than I would ever use. My stella is much more like the small bore dirt bikes I rode as a kid. Wind them out. Pin the throttle. Just let her fly. On my stella I can ride it turned to the throttle stop in 4th gear and I still can't break the speed limit. I can drag race cars off a stop light winding out the motor for all it's worth (and then never know I'm racing them ) Riding is fun. Just plain fun.
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:29 PM   #5
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That's it. The "Grin Factor". You can do so much on this bike under the legal speed limit and it's a blast.

It's just plain fun.

And all the people that make fun of scooters are fags.
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Old 10-14-2006, 03:43 AM   #6
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So... Howard, let's see what scooter/s you have

Hey Rick here you go..... The grin factor is off the hook !


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Old 10-14-2006, 03:05 PM   #7
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our twosome





This was my first scoot:



150 miles through the countryside on a sunday morning

well...actually...all day...

Wish I had kept it but had to raise funds for the Stella. I loved that little Vento. That little sucker would corner and stop so hard it was like the commute was my personal GP race.
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:17 PM   #8
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Very nice Howard and Photog!!

Not long ago, I was coming home with scooter brochures.. and mrs. gadget looks at me and says: You're not THINKING of getting a scooter, are you??!! .... um.. no, but I was hoping to get YOU on a scooter so I can ride it too.. foiled again..
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Old 10-14-2006, 06:28 PM   #9
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Rick that was too funny... my wife also pulled that on me.

Photog.... is the real inspiration for me, breadman too, but he went way out there with the Vespa purchase. Photog got me into the Kymco super 9 ... and i gotta say this is the best bang for the buck going....

See all you guys on the road someday....
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Old 10-14-2006, 06:31 PM   #10
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So what does a Kymco 9 go for in CAD $$?? I still haven't given up on the idea of a scooter.. I've always wanted one!
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:49 AM   #11
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So what does a Kymco 9 go for in CAD $$?? I still haven't given up on the idea of a scooter.. I've always wanted one!
Because my scooter dealer is a very small shop I didn't haggle on the price however I did get him to throw in a full face helmet and some 2 stroke oil. I paid (if my memory serves me correct) about $3,700 tax in. Another scoot you may want to look at is the Aprillia SR50 Factory. That was the one I really wanted but the dealer network in Montreal is bad to say the least and I was afraid getting parts would be an issue. The SR50 also was about 25% more expensive than the Super 9. Oh, one more thing you will be able to appreciate is that you can change a lot of parts on the super 9 giving you more performance. The parts are not that expensive if your choose to do the mods. Check out Moped Hospital. They are located in the Florida Keys for info. on the upgrades.

I took the Super 9 to the Formula 1 races this summer. I parked on Creasant Street right at a Ste. Catherine which is very busy with tourists and locals alike. If I tell you how many people came over to look at the scoot and ask me questions about her, you prob. would't believe me. The Scoot is "HOT" thats 4sure.

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Old 10-15-2006, 07:15 AM   #12
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Thanks Howard.. sounds like a bargain! I'm going to keep it on the backburner!
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Old 10-15-2006, 09:15 AM   #13
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Lots of fun for sure, here is my scooter, 05 Zuma.

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Old 10-15-2006, 09:29 AM   #14
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Lots of fun for sure, here is my scooter, 05 Zuma.

You picked a real Hot scoot too..... as a matter of fact thats the scoot that is most popular around my parts. I see about 10 Zuma's (around these parts its called BWS or BEEWEE) to any other scooters. Its the GS of scooters... a real winner !
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Old 10-15-2006, 09:44 AM   #15
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I have a scoot too

I have an 05 Zuma as well. I took off that hideous rear fender extension and added a Leo Vince ZX pipe with the carbon fiber silencer. Not much louder than stock...a little more zip...and much better looking IMHO.

I try to ride it once or twice a week to work. 50 mile round trip. Only one stretch of 50 MPH speed limit road where I can't keep up with the flow of traffic...but it has two lanes and always has very light traffic on it. The rest of the time I get the holeshot and either stay in front of traffic or the faster cars slowly filter past after 1/4 mile or so.

1/3 of that commute is through very twisty streets where it is like my own mini Moto GP race. Suspension wobbling, rpm fluctuating as I get on the side of the tires, nice little bumblebee bzzzzzzz eminating from the silencer.

Riding it just makes me grin and giggle inside of my helmet. I get all the fun and thrills of riding my street bikes and never go over 47-48 MPH.

I even caught up to and slowly passed a police cruiser all tucked in behind the little number plate looking mini fairing and waved to the cop who just looked at me and grinned. I was still a few MPH under the speed limit.

It rules for running errands as well. Stuff groceries under the seat, 40lb bag of dog food on the floor board...can't do that with my other bikes.

For safety and visibility, I wired the headlights so they are both on at the same time...and run the high beams during the day. Seems to get me noticed.

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