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Old 12-21-2010, 01:03 PM   #1651
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A neighbor bought this, from the original owner! 1963 Cushman Super Silver Eagle. It is toooooooooooooo Coooooooooooooooool!



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Old 12-21-2010, 01:39 PM   #1652
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Wow!

Man, that is a crazy cool classic! 63? I bet that things would be a hoot! Do you know what he paid for it?
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:34 PM   #1653
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[QUOTE. It is toooooooooooooo Coooooooooooooooool!

Yes it is!
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:16 PM   #1654
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man, that is a crazy cool classic! 63? I bet that things would be a hoot! Do you know what he paid for it?

$7000.





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Old 12-21-2010, 10:09 PM   #1655
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^that's badA



is mine a scoot yet?
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:51 PM   #1656
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$7000.





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WOW, $7,000? Thats a hell of a lot of cash for a scoot like that. I mean it isn't really practical for daily use, but it sure is a cool little bike! I saw one in my are for $4,000, but it was a little different and was yellow.

Oh, and minimotos95, I guess so!. But I have a CRF 50 as well. Things are so fun! My CRF 50 was and is THE MOST RELIABLE motorcycle I have ever owned! Every time I kick it, it fires to life on the first kick. It has never failed to start on the first kick!
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:47 AM   #1657
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My CH250

Here's a photo of my 1985 CH250. It has been a great scoot, but it's time to move on to something bigger.
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:29 AM   #1658
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Go ahead and move on up,, but you will be forever unhappy if you sell it.....
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:42 AM   #1659
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So very true. Fortunately, if I miss it too badly, I can probably buy another. At this point, I've caught the dirt bug and would like to move to a dual sport.
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:28 AM   #1660
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Keep it! Just get a used bike on CL for a good price and you'll have the money to! It will be hard to find another one in that condition! I guarantee you'll miss it! It looks so good!

Yes, I understand you, it isn't to comfortable on the interstate, so you need a bigger bike, but it is perfect for around town and commuting. I have a 1986 Honda Elite 150 Deluxe in satellite blue, and I absolutely love it! I have 9 motorcycles in my garage, from Harleys to sports bikes, and I LOVE my Elite! I commute on it and ride it all the time!
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:38 AM   #1661
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That is one clean Elite. My 250 Elite died about 3 years ago and I agree with the above poster who said you are going to miss it. To this day it was the best bike/scooter I've owned.
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:45 AM   #1662
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Sell it and go for the DS. Change is good once in a while. You would surely get a better price if you wait until spring to sell it when gas prices are high and the weather is good.

I used to have a lot bikes in the garage but have whittled it down to just 3 and a couple motorized bicycles. If I could keep only one it would be the 200cc DS. Good gas mileage, cheap to maintain, good in town and on the trails. It gets used more than all the others combined.
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:39 PM   #1663
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Another Pic of the new Zuma 125!!!
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:35 PM   #1664
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You all make some very valid points. I wish I could keep the scoot and have a DS, but money and space are at a premium. One thing I don't like about my Elite is the riding position (i think) as after about 1/2 an hour my back starts to bother me. Maybe upgrading the shocks would help.
BTW, those BWS 125's are cool! A yellow one at the local dealer, really wanted to come home with me!
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:45 PM   #1665
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You don't find it so comfortable? Yea, the old Elites are not the perfect all day trip bike. I can handle my 150 for maybe 4 hours at a time, but I have to fill up every 3.5 hours on an adventure ride because of the small tank! But the seat gets a bit uncomfortable after about 1 hour or so. The shocks are sure as hell nothing to brag about as well!

If you ever get another scooter, perhaps a Helix would suit you better, but thats only if you miss it enough!

Yea, I do know you will enjoy the DS though. The Elite was a perfect bike to start with though!
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