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Old 08-17-2013, 05:46 PM   #61
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I stopped at a Hon/Kaw/Suz/Yam dealer today and looked around. I saw virtually nothing that interested me. The seats on at least 70% of the bikes were horrible. Passenger seats? Maybe 10% had a decent passenger seat. This is why Corbin, Sargent and other custom seat makers are in business.

On the other hand, I was at my local Kymco/KTM dealer yesterday and they had several bikes I'd love to have.

Luckily, most scooters still come with centerstands and tubeless tires. My Kymco even has a back up kickstarter.

Neither of my motorcycles has a center stand but I found and easy way around that.

http://www.car-poster-gallery.com/im...7231-pso88.jpg

If this design was updated, it would be an awesome scoot. Swingarm, monoshock, luggage rack, large comfortable seat.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:32 AM   #62
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The reason I mentioned CVT belts is that they serve double duty, both changing ratios and driving the rear wheel as well. I have owned a belt drive Suzuki and found it to be excellent. I got tired of the cruiser after only 20,000 miles but the belt was fine.
This endless nattering about hill climbing seems pointless to me. If you want to climb a hill fast don't ride 150ccs. It's been that way since motorcycles were invented.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #63
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The reason I mentioned CVT belts is that they serve double duty, both changing ratios and driving the rear wheel as well. I have owned a belt drive Suzuki and found it to be excellent. I got tired of the cruiser after only 20,000 miles but the belt was fine.
This endless nattering about hill climbing seems pointless to me. If you want to climb a hill fast don't ride 150ccs. It's been that way since motorcycles were invented.
I don't want to climb a hill fast on 150cc. What I want is a gear that will keep the ENGINE spinning fast while I am climbing the hill slowly.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:48 AM   #64
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I don't want to climb a hill fast on 150cc. What I want is a gear that will keep the ENGINE spinning fast while I am climbing the hill slowly.
Jerry, it sounds like you need a Grom
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:07 PM   #65
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Jerry, it sounds like you need a Grom
What I actually need is the Grom engine/transmission in a scooter.
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:26 PM   #66
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Vespa PX200E, manual 4-speed transmission, two-stroke.

Piaggio still makes a new Vespa PX150E with disc brakes and manual transmission.
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