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Old 04-19-2011, 11:43 AM   #1
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Daily scooter user?

Howdy,

I live between two very busy streets. It's not unlike SW Houston, traffic-wise! I tend to use my Sh150i as a M-F commuter/errands runner. Oddly, I tend to give my scoot a rest on weekends, when the traffic is even worse.
Does anyone else find himself employing his scoot less on weekends and more during the week? I know it sounds odd..or does it?
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:15 PM   #2
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Actually, I tend to use my scooter more on weekends than on weekdays. Work commute usually requires a car but I use my scooter to run into town on errands during the weekend mostly and ride for pleasure then too. I'd like to use it more to commute but usually have to transport things from home to office making the two wheeled transportation a little awkward.
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:16 PM   #3
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Yepp, MBK Doodo (125cc) as my commuter scoot, Kymco Xciting as my touring scoot.
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:33 PM   #4
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It really kind of depends. Some weekends it sits idle, other weekends, it sees some use. Some weekends I ride my TransAlp.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:07 PM   #5
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I use it to run errands and commute during the week. Weekend use is more sporadic but occasionally I'll take it on a long ride. 201 miles is my longest one day ride, but that ride included well over 2000 curves
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:44 PM   #6
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I use mine for commuting and occasional weekend errands. I like to take on the challenge of getting a weeks worth of groceries strapped down and I usually grocery shop on Sunday. It's amazing, if I leave wifey at home I can get the job done much quicker.
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:23 PM   #7
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I ride mine all the time.

I tend to rack up more miles on the weekends though. A lot of weekends when its nice and I have nothing to do I'll put 500 miles in 2 days on my Elite 150. I love cruising through the backroads and up to state parks and fun roads.

If the ride will be high speed most of the time I'm going to be using my Shadow though. The Elite doesn't enjoy riding anything over 50 MPH nor do I on it, while this feels slow for the Shadow and its asking for more throttle!

But I take later rides during the week as well. I'd just say it kind of depends. If I'm busy or hanging with friends, the Elite won't see much use on the weekends.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:45 PM   #8
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My PCX only gets stroked Monday thru Friday. Commuter. Weekends are for the Versys but last weekend I stole my kid's VTX. Tis a shock to go from 125 cc's to 1800 cc's. It's all good.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:51 PM   #9
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I commute as much as possible on the P250 (taking my daughter to school, too) but most weekend trips are in the cage with the three of us.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:24 PM   #10
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only thing I ve got so it's in use if I need to go out. 8000 miles in the last year.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:45 PM   #11
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only thing I ve got so it's in use if I need to go out. 8000 miles in the last year.
Same boat, In fact, I don't even have a drivers license, just my motorcycle license, so it's two wheels or the bus for me! And as of late, the bus is really starting to wear on me
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:36 PM   #12
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7 days a week, my daughter can't get enough weekend riding.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:35 AM   #13
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Howdy,

I live between two very busy streets. It's not unlike SW Houston, traffic-wise! I tend to use my Sh150i as a M-F commuter/errands runner. Oddly, I tend to give my scoot a rest on weekends, when the traffic is even worse.
Does anyone else find himself employing his scoot less on weekends and more during the week? I know it sounds odd..or does it?
Absolutely, I try and avoid high traffic hours and the weekends. Never do Friday rush hour or Saturday. When there are lots of weekend bike riders out on the roads, I feel less safe. Drivers seem to take more care when I'm the only bike on the road, may just be my biased perception though.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:47 AM   #14
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Yep, my scooters are my daily commuters and errand runners, but my weekend plans typically require the car.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:08 PM   #15
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Same boat, In fact, I don't even have a drivers license, just my motorcycle license, so it's two wheels or the bus for me! And as of late, the bus is really starting to wear on me
I have the license for a car, but I sold the car because I prefer to ride, so it is the scooter every time I need to go somewhere. Buses SUCK! I'd rather ride no matter the weather.
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