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Old 05-23-2012, 01:10 PM   #31
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It felt small to me. I'm 5'5" but still felt cramped.

I am 5'6". Try the Downtown if you don't mind the "touring" style. Perfect bike for the shorter rider, plenty of pep and great wind protection. And as I posted in another thread, it aint hard to get $1000 knocked off sticker.

I was a little dubious of the styling in the pics and then saw one in person. They look pretty cool, go like stink, and ride pretty nice. I think they are a little abrupt over large bumps, but this is my first scooter and have nothing to compare it to, and I have not messed with the adjustable suspension.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:41 PM   #32
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Vader thanks for the suggestion.

I like the Downtown and also think it impresses more in person than on the 'net. It is on a list of possibilities for sure.

I'm having a ball with my new (to me) GTS so am actually thinking of going smaller instead of bigger. The Silverwing feels heavy compared to the GTS so maybe a 150. Until the swing sells it is a moot point anyway.

If you haven't already done so, consider starting a thread with some photos and a review of your scoot.

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Old 05-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #33
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Hi Jersey B :)

couldn't miss the fact you have a SYM dealer nearby. would they have any CityCom 300's available, leftover or otherwise? I know many praise those scooters, and a guy on the scootdawg forums has kept a journal of his ownership experience. he says one of the best things he likes about the CityCom is it is very DIY friendly. here is his thread

http://scootdawg.proboards.com/index...d=16772&page=1

lot's of maintenance and mod info with pics, so if you DIY and get a CityCom that thread alone would be an invaluable resource to you
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:58 PM   #34
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Thanks DC!

Checked the web site and they aren't showing a Citycom in stock. I will be there next week for a tire install on the GTS and ask the status when I am there. I will also check out the scoot dog thread.

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Old 05-26-2012, 07:29 PM   #35
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Must have been some trip going to Paris in '69. Guess you missed Woodstock! LOL
The Vespa made it to Paris and then across the Alps and then to Majorca and, unfortunately, half-way back to Paris. It was used and abused by a dumbass, me.

Not sure why missing Woodstock would make you LOL, but I did get to the Isle Of Wight. Dylan (pre-croaking era), The Band, The Who (with Moon), etc.
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:40 PM   #36
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I missed Woodstock as well. Something to do with an all expense paid vacation in South east Asia.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:10 PM   #37
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On this holiday weekend I want to thank you and all veterans for your service!
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:43 PM   #38
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Thanks, We all appreciate that.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:55 PM   #39
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I missed Woodstock as well. Something to do with an all expense paid vacation in South east Asia.
Yeah...I passed on that. I joined the Navy to see the world.

They didn't mention they meant, through a porthole...
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:50 PM   #40
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On this holiday weekend I want to thank you and all veterans for your service!
Same here, I've got one nephew out on a nuclear sub and the other one entering the Air Force because he thinks he'll be out of the classroom. Will he be in for a shock.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:51 PM   #41
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:13 AM   #42
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OK, the Silverwing sold so now I'm down to just the Vespa. Since I don't have a car (wife takes hers to work) I like to have a 2nd bike around so, if I am working on one I can run to get parts and stuff with the other.

Oh, c'mon that is just an excuse - I like having 2 bikes!

At the moment nothing is calling to me. Was thinking maybe a motorcycle but they are heavy and you have to shift - too much work! Nah.

Today I saw a Yammy C3. Cool looking scoot but with a top speed of 40 and my big butt - probably not a good idea. Tho' Ill have to swing over to TotalRuckus and see what easy mods could pump that up a bit. Here in NC no insurance or plate is needed for a 50cc so that is a big plus.

I'm really enjoying the Vespa so I don't want to get anything that is too similar.

Maybe a Zuma 125? It has that sort of "off road" thing going for it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:41 PM   #43
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Speaking of the Vespa, how is it doing? any wobble? Top speed okay?
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:09 PM   #44
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So you sold the Silverwing. Congratulations I guess. I still have fond memories of my Silverwing Demo ride.

I would love to own one.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:04 AM   #45
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Speaking of the Vespa, how is it doing? any wobble? Top speed okay?
Top speed is good. The bike came with a badly cupped front so I had a Heidenau K61 put on to match the back. Told them not to balance cause I wanted to buy and try dynabeads. The wobble on the new tire is crazy bad. Just occurred to me that they might have left the old weights on and they did! ( shakes head)

Next few days are busy so late in the week I will take off the weights and put in the dynabeads and hope the wobble is either minimized a lot or gone.
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