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Old 09-19-2010, 05:53 AM   #1
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250 for 5'0 Tall Wife

Sorry if this has been covered before. My wife has expressed some interest in a scooter, she is 5'0 tall. I want to ride it some and do some rides together. Her on the scooter and me on my KLX250. So here is what I am looking for:
-250cc Scooter
-Will fit a 5 foot woman or a 6 foot man (I am more worried about her being able to touch but I want to ride it too)
-As much underseat storage as possible


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Old 09-19-2010, 06:02 AM   #2
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Yamaha Morphous. Seat height something like 24 inches, yet the seating position means it also fits a 6 footer. Very good storage with OK underseat, nice glovebox and integrated trunk. They're getting rarer since the '08's were the last year imported into the US.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:32 AM   #3
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Yamaha Morphous. Seat height something like 24 inches, yet the seating position means it also fits a 6 footer. Very good storage with OK underseat, nice glovebox and integrated trunk. They're getting rarer since the '08's were the last year imported into the US.
Good call. I've seen some really good bargains on used ones.

For similar reasons a Honda Helix would work too but that's older technology than the Morph.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:34 AM   #4
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Honda PS250 Big Ruckus will work, I think. My wife is 5 feet and it's low enough for her.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:23 AM   #5
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Helix. If memory serves me right, it's the lowest seat-position scoot out of almost any 250cc scooter available in the US. . ... Also, a Helix would be cheaper to maintain and/or modify than a Morphous, LET ALONE coast about 1/2 as much to begin with, but Morph's are cool too.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:52 AM   #6
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Yea, I think a Morhpous or a Helix would be ideal. They are very reliable, very low to the ground and can do 75+ mph. There are probably more parts available for the Helix as well. They are also avaialible for very good prices on craigslist, ranging to as cheap as $1000 to $2500.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:07 AM   #7
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Cool, how about power for an electric vest, can a scooter handle that?
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:44 AM   #8
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Cool, how about power for an electric vest, can a scooter handle that?
Depends on the scooter, but most 250's should have enough juice.
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:48 PM   #9
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Yeabut she is not interested in a bike, she wants a scooter
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:39 PM   #10
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Cool, how about power for an electric vest, can a scooter handle that?
My Helix does fine with my full vest plugged in, but I'm not sure how it would handle the vest with daily 5 mile commutes. My rides are all much longer so I'm not really sure how close to the edge of 'maintain' I am.

Unless it's really bad out, I've been running one of the Electric Warm Bibs from Aerostich. I love it, carry it everywhere I go now in season to take the chill off and it uses much less powah. Folds up small and is the perfect complement to my smaller output machines (most of them). In fact It feels so nice around my neck and upper chest that I've ridden with it unplugged and even enjoyed it around the campfire on nights when temps are right on the edge of being able to enjoy a campfire.
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