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Old 05-09-2014, 11:00 AM   #76
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9 times out of 10, thermostat failed.
It still overheats with the thermostat removed so it's something else. I hope he sorts it out. It's a great scooter and he got a it for a great price.

Besides, I am really looking forward to having someone else who really rides his scooter in the local area.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:02 AM   #77
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Thanks for the good thoughts about my scooter. You guys sure do visit a lot of different forums to have found my post.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:12 PM   #78
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Mine (09) is FI. I believe the 08 was FI also. Not sure about earlier models.
2008 is also fuel injected. I think all the Sports City 250s use the Quasar engine which is fuel injected. Top speed on our 2008 is 85-88 you may hit the rev limiter on flat or slightly down hill. Though it tends to be pretty noisy at that speed with or without a real windshield.
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:19 PM   #79
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Thanks for the good thoughts about my scooter. You guys sure do visit a lot of different forums to have found my post.
If it isn't thermostat then the water pump is not working properly or you have coolant system blockage. Be careful with coolant types as the red coolants can turn to gel(dex-cool).
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:26 PM   #80
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I went out again last night trying to find that disrespect us scooter riders are supposed to get from motorcycle riders. I rode to bike night at the Cycle Gear in Huntsville. Just to be sure I would get laughed at and disrespected I rode my Super 8 instead of my more "exotic" Aprilia.



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There was a pretty good turnout. I really didn't get a good pic showing all the bikes. There was a good mix, Hondas, kawasakis, suzukis, yamahas, harleys, an aprilia, a triumph, and a moto guzzi. There where cruisers, touring bikes, sport bikes, adventure bikes, dual sports, and even a trike. There where two bikes that really stood out. First was my scooter which was the only scooter, the only Kymco and by far the smallest bike there. The other was this 52 Vincent:



I can't understand why people where looking at and taking pics of the Vincent and ignoring my Kymco








I never did find that disrespect. I guess I'll just have to keep looking.
Wow!!!! A Vincent Comet. That's a really rare bird. I have a friend who's into restoring old Brit bikes like Goldstsar's and Vincent twins but I've never seen a Comet on the road. As far as respect goes I've had many big bike guys tell me that they really like my scooter. It usually turns out they have a scooter in the family. A 'biker' buys a scoot for his better half then finds himself putting most of the miles on because it's so much fun. Funny that……..
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:44 AM   #81
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Went for another motorcycle ride on my scooter yesterday. We had 25+ bikes total with 5 of them scooters.

Burgman 650:



Burgman 400:



Trucker Jay rode from Chattanooga on his GT300I. My Aprilia is in the center.



And a Vespa 250 to round things out:






There was a pretty good mix of bikes including cruisers, touring bikes, sport bikes, adventure and dual sport bikes.

Full ride report and more pics are here:http://bamarides.com/ride/ride-repor...s-ride-report/
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:07 AM   #82
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I'm enjoying the ride reports.

The scoots are impressive, but I really appreciate seeing the gas prices (in the background)... $4.45/gallon for unleaded here on San Juan Island (Washington State). That won't hurt, considering 100 mpg.

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Old 05-25-2014, 09:03 PM   #83
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Wonderful thread klaviator!

The way you've mixed that scoot with the big boys is fantastic!
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:23 AM   #84
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Wonderful thread klaviator!

The way you've mixed that scoot with the big boys is fantastic!
It's been fun riding my scooter with the big bikes. I can outrun most of them in the curves The riders in this group are very accepting of different types of bikes. We had pretty much all types of bikes on this ride. The really cool thing is that I've been working hard to get more scooter riders involved and it's starting to pay off. Last year I was the only scooter showing up for these rides. On this ride we had 5. Trucker Jay who is also on this forum rode all the way from Chattanooga, about 2 hours away, to attend this ride.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:22 PM   #85
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That's awesome...
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:46 PM   #86
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I had a great time. I made this today for my wife as a Thank You Honey for a day to do whatever I wanted to do.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:19 AM   #87
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Went for a 370 mile ride on my Sport City. Everyone else in the group was on bikes with at least 1300cc. It was another great ride.



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Full story and more pics are here: http://bamarides.com/ride/planned-ri...less-june-1st/
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:22 AM   #88
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Did a couple more "motorcyle" rides on scooters this last week.

First I went dual sporting on my Kymco.



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I got mud all over my scooter and actually had to wash it

Then another ride with the big bikes.



This time I wasn't the only scooter rider. Duanew1, another inmate here came along on his HD200.



It was a mystery BBQ ride. We went to a small BBQ place that had been recently redone on the Restaurant Impossible TV show. I tried fried pickles for the first time.



Although most of the riders where on big touring bikes, they still liked to ride twisty roads.



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I got these pics while riding with my right hand and taking pics with my left.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:30 AM   #89
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GREAT photos! The ones with the muddy roads made me think of the ratio of time riding to time cleaning.

Like you, I have been "single-handing" photos while riding - I'm enjoying the illustrated ride reports!

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Old 06-11-2014, 04:26 AM   #90
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Did a couple more "motorcycle" rides on scooters this last week.

I got these pics while riding with my right hand and taking pics with my left.
Great pics...I was wondering about how you grabbed those. I think it was ??you?? that mentioned that the trick of the point-and-shoot on a lanyard around your neck for fast access. That trick has now become one of the pieces of gear that I always put on while gearing up for a ride.

Love these ride reports!
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