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Old 09-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #76
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Hi Dude. It was on when I bought it. Not even sure the brand, but will check tomorrow. I have never ridden without it, so don't know how it compares riding without it. Fits the size of the bike nicely, so I imagine it helps a lot...
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:00 AM   #77
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Hi again Dude. It is a Puig windshield. Looks to attach easily to the mirrors...
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:24 AM   #78
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The Agility 125 is a great buy. I can envision how much more refined they would look with more painted panels, rather than the acres of the black, edm finished plastic. I think Kymco missed the mark there; a higher level could support the bump in the MSRP.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:38 AM   #79
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Hi again Dude. It is a Puig windshield. Looks to attach easily to the mirrors...
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:56 PM   #80
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You are an absolute waste of time and contribute nothing useful to the vast majority of threads you darken. Which part of your post belongs in a kymco thread? By your own confession, if the title of the thread doesn't say "old", "vintage", or exist in oldschool, you shouldn't be there. We've all heard your tired shtick way too many times already. Go find some like minded individuals and repeat yourself to your heart's content. I don't know where those like minded individuals are, but I certainly know where they aren't.
All I get from Jerry's posts is that he hates anything that actually works and that is not a Vulcan 750, which is every bit of an appliance, but to him it is the measuring stick for any kind of motorcycle.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #81
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All I get from Jerry's posts is that he hates anything that actually works and that is not a Vulcan 750, which is every bit of an appliance, but to him it is the measuring stick for any kind of motorcycle.







Jerry's problem is he thinks he has a new audience each time he post.
Thus, tube tires, center stand, no efi, too much money, crotch rocket, etc.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:49 PM   #82
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Jerry's problem is he thinks he has a new audience each time he post.
Thus, tube tires, center stand, no efi, too much money, crotch rocket, etc.
Yep he doing to much of this and thinking it's flying under the radar Like a 007 . Relax everyone and get a . As for myself I know everyone knows that I m full of hot air . If I start to think any of you really care what I think you can stone me .
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:37 PM   #83
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Yep he doing to much of this and thinking it's flying under the radar Like a 007 . Relax everyone and get a . As for myself I know everyone knows that I m full of hot air . If I start to think any of you really care what I think you can stone me .
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:16 AM   #84
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This thread has been more entertaining than reading Letters to the Editor in a local newspaper. Some like the looks of this scooter, some think that sucks, but they like that one. I tend to subscribe to the policy of: don't diss a man's wife, his dog, or his truck. He picked what he likes, and shouldn't have to defend any of that, unless you are buying it for him.

So, buy a Kymco... or a Vespa... or a Honda... or whatever appeals to you. If you buy a scoot you think is ugly, you have only yourself to blame. If someone else's opinion makes you change your mind and now you think your scoot is ugly, you are too easily influenced by others. Kidding aside, that doesn't happen here, so saying, "such and such has too much plastic" or "that scoot can't get out of its own way" or other similar stuff just sounds like junior high postering.

And, Jerry, really, man, I keep defending your right to say dumb shit, but to talk about a Taiwan scoot not having style and then say you are considering a Fiat 500?? One word, my friend: credibility. Even JLo couldn't make that Fiat look sexy. Then, tell us your two stroke, unreliable Stella has "personality"??? That's like saying, "I want to introduce to you a friend of my girlfriend - she has a great personality."

No need to fear 4 doors. If you can overlook the all-the-way-to-the-bone ugly (way more than skin-deep) of a Maverick, you can expand your 2-door romance to get way more selection and just not use the other two doors!

Back to the scoots: I was amazed at all the different choices when we first considered scooters less than a year ago. I guess we need to have some biases to start wading through all the options. There is a reason ice cream shops don't have just vanilla. Get the flavor that you like, and don't get all twisted about what other people think.

But, seriously... a Fiat 500??

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I'd actually like to own a old school Cinquecentro with the 16 hp two cylinder 500 cc engine.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:12 AM   #85
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I'd actually like to own a old school Cinquecentro with the 16 hp two cylinder 500 cc engine.
Me too.
But Neither of us is on the internet prounouncing it a better car than the ones they build today.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:18 PM   #86
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A 1958 Fiat 600 was my go-to-college car. It was cheap, ugly, got good gas mileage, started every time, and self-destructed two months after I graduated. Perfect timing.

I lived in South Mission Beach (San Diego). The kid next door had a Citroen Deux Chevaux. The neighbors loved them both because it gave them an endless topic for discussion, as in which one was the ugliest. In two years the salt air did irreparable damage to both cars.

In my opinion the new Fiat 500 is downright good-looking compared to the one I had.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:39 PM   #87
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To my eyes, the 1958 Fiat 600 has far more character than the current Fiat 500.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:49 PM   #88
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I can't recall the author, but it went something like "Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder." I guess you only need one eye to behold beauty. Makes sense.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:28 PM   #89
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To my eyes, the 1958 Fiat 600 has far more character than the current Fiat 500.
To my eyes all old vehicles have more character than newer ones. The character has all been refined out of the new ones.

That DOESN'T mean the old ones are better, but neither does it mean the new ones are better. It depends on what you are looking for. No one car or bike is "best", or even "better" It depends on what you want it for.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:57 AM   #90
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Well, now that we've wandered down a different path, and we all get to inject our own opinion (free of charge), there are new car models that visually striking.

I had a '69 Firebird back in the day. I remember it stirred me more than the Camaro. Since only the Camaro is an option these days, I have to say the new Camaro is a better looking car (IMHO) than back in the 60s. Lean towards European sports cars? The newest Porsche 911 is better looking than the 60s versions of the same.

I agree that most sedans have a similar designed-with-a-wind-tunnel look.

Bringing it back towards motorcycles, most of the new bikes are more pleasing to my eye than bikes built 30 years ago. For full disclosure, I like the styling of the Honda PCX better than a Vespa. It's all a matter of taste.

The really good part of all this is: options... lots of options. If you have the budget, you can have the latest technology and customize it to your tastes. Not so much budget? Go for a "classic". Just like the older styles? You can keep most anything on the road these days, if you have the skills or the bucks.

Jerry may have softened a bit here, allowing that old stuff "may not be better" than new. Let's all form a circle, hold hands, and sing Kumbaya.

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