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Old 01-07-2009, 05:28 PM   #76
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i can't win the battle against my friend who drives a ducati. we'll go back and forth all day with the auto trans, horseback vs chair, skirt, wheel size, horsepower, V vs thumper etc...
your friend could use some horizon expanding
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:15 AM   #77
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only thing 'girly' about a scoot is the step through design. why? step through designs were made for women so they can wear dresses and ride through the city. and you'll see them use scooter skirts europe to cover their legs.

i wish there were more mana 850s and DN-01s with the traditional horseback riding and auto trans. i feel safer being able to hug the ride with your legs or stand on it like a dual sport.
I feel safer carrying the twelve pak and pizzas on the floorboard between my legs.


That was the best part of the scooters - as we discovered back in 83 when Honda first brought out their Aero line.
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:34 PM   #78
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How comfortable is the seat on your Kymco People s 250? That scooter is on my short list. Thanks!
Sorry for the delayed reply, been off for a while.....

That is my only complaint with the People S 250.

I plan on doing a seat MOD before spring. Something like this:

http://www.maxi-scoots.com/postnuke/...ewtopic&t=4282
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:43 PM   #79
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Why do I ride?

The pure joy of traveling in the wind and air, it must be an Oxygen High.
The camaraderie of new and varied friends
The lean in the corner and the rise and fall of the road that feels so good.
The personal thought in the helmet as I ride. one cannot disengage when riding. Thinking is required.
People are interested in what you are doing.

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Old 02-05-2009, 08:54 PM   #80
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Now this morning I read a thread where someone recommended one as an alternative to a Suzuki DL650.
Yep, I'm forever doing that. The Burgie is an excellent all rounder, including offroader.

Rode my Burgman 650 from Korea to Italy last year and handled the dirt in Kazakhstan and Russia a lot better than a movie star on a GS12 could manage.

See http://farqhuar.blogspot.com

Garry from Oz.

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Old 02-06-2009, 08:13 AM   #81
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Yep, I'm forever doing that. The Burgie is an excellent all rounder, including offroader.

Rode my Burgman 650 from Korea to Italy last year and handled the dirt in Kazakhstand and Russia a lot better than a movie star on a GS12 could manage.

See http://farqhuar.blogspot.com

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I've spent the past hour on your blog and I'm loving it!
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:47 PM   #82
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I've spent the past hour on your blog and I'm loving it!
I just took a glance. Looks like I've got something to read during the evenings while out of town.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:22 AM   #83
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Scooters are tops

After using a bike as my transport for 15 years I purchased a Derbi Scooter in 2001 and was hooked travelling 14,000 KM. After it was reversed over I purchased a Another 100C 2 stroke Hyosung afet 13,000 it was stolen from the beach. I now have a Piaggio 125 4 stroke the nicest scoot yet. I started riding scooters so i did not damage my bike with commuting sitting in the sun all day and parking lots. They running cost are low because the depreciation is only on a $3,500 machine but the convenience is the reason I ride parking on footparths, in corners etc. My daughter has now taken the Piaggio so that she can park at university as parking is restricted and free for bikes.
I will have to now purchase another one as I will not go back to riding my bike in town.
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:11 PM   #84
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Scooters are just plain fun and as tough as a tank. My parents came out for a visit this summer and brought my 1985 Honda Aero 50 with them. I got it when I was fifteen(new) and has been sitting in the barn for 24 years. Cleaned carb, new sparkplug, and a new battery and she fired right up. Been taking it to work this fall and it is still a blast to ride. What amazes me about this machine is that ZERO maintenance has been done to it. This winter, I will break down and clean the air filter for the first time!

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Old 11-10-2009, 04:28 AM   #85
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........ This winter, I will break down and clean the air filter for the first time!

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Old 11-10-2009, 05:24 AM   #86
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Don't get carried away.
Yea,next thing you know he wil be airing up the tires.
BTW, good thread.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:00 PM   #87
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I admit that I would like a Vespa for around town....who knows.....

My biggest problem with scooters is that they are not taken seriously enough by most riders I see. They go the speed limit, so Full face helmet, gloves, boots, pants and jacket are just as important on these as they are on a sport bike or DP bike on the road. so if you really are ATGATT, then they really aren't that much more convenient....and if you're not ATGATT on a scooter - why not?
I have a Vespa GTS 250 and my wife has a GT-200L. We also have and have had other scooters.

We have ridden our Vespas far and wide, and as recently as last weekend, rode 741 miles from So-Cal into NV, and AZ, and back on interestate 40 from Kingman AZ, to San Berdoo Ca.

I don't know who couldn't take that type of riding seriously, but at the end of the day....we ride for us....not to impress anyone else.

Next trip out, we'll take our DS bikes.....she has an XT250 and I have a DR650SE. It's all good.

Riding is riding....
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:45 AM   #88
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Spotted this yesterday on Manhattan. I think it's cool.

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Old 11-18-2009, 04:06 AM   #89
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Spotted this yesterday on Manhattan. I think it's cool.
The venerable Honda CT90/110 . . . a variant of the long-lived "most-numerous bike of all time" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Super_Cub ). In Australia the working version is known as the Postie Bike; being the most common Postal Delivery vehicle.



Ex-Australia Post units often become Adventure Bikes:
http://www.postiebikechallenge.org/postie_bikes.htm

My own riding career commenced, May 1967, on a Honda C65. After 13 intervening motorcycles and one Yamaha Majesty YP400; my curreny ride is a Suzuki Burgman 650 Exec. When under-seat storage is all used-up - - I just hitch up:

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Old 11-19-2009, 02:30 AM   #90
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kraftwerk spake: The venerable Honda CT90/110 . . . a variant of the long-lived "most-numerous bike of all time" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Super_Cub ). In Australia the working version is known as the Postie Bike; being the most common Postal Delivery vehicle.
Thanks for the info - I didn't know the model. Now that I do, I can go and find one so I can spend days polishing that lovely exhaust.

Burgmans are cool. I also have a bit of a thing for the Yamaha T-Max.
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