ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Battle scooters
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-21-2010, 01:39 PM   #1651
btcn
Beastly Adventurer
 
btcn's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Morgan Hill CA
Oddometer: 2,880
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?
btcn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 03:34 PM   #1652
emmettken
Beastly Adventurer
 
emmettken's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: southwest idaho
Oddometer: 1,903
[QUOTE. It is toooooooooooooo Coooooooooooooooool!

Yes it is!
emmettken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 09:16 PM   #1653
California
Motorcyclist
 
California's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Lantana, TX...after 56 years in Carmel Valley, Ca.
Oddometer: 2,967
Quote:
Originally Posted by btcn View Post
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.





.
__________________
California, aka Leslie V Leslie.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference
California is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 10:09 PM   #1654
minimotos95
it's a KLR who cares
 
minimotos95's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: montrose co
Oddometer: 186
^that's badA



is mine a scoot yet?
__________________
Youtube channel
ttr50 sitting in the corner, sad and lonely
1995 klr650 do it all daily rider
minimotos95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 10:51 PM   #1655
btcn
Beastly Adventurer
 
btcn's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Morgan Hill CA
Oddometer: 2,880
Quote:
Originally Posted by California View Post
$7000.





.

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!
btcn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 08:47 AM   #1656
Captain Caution
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Captain Caution's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Oddometer: 118
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.
Attached Images
 
Captain Caution is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 09:29 AM   #1657
gasandasphalt
Gnarly Adventurer
 
gasandasphalt's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: S/W New Mexico
Oddometer: 479
Go ahead and move on up,, but you will be forever unhappy if you sell it.....
__________________
bad CZECH
gasandasphalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 09:42 AM   #1658
Captain Caution
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Captain Caution's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Oddometer: 118
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.
__________________
Fight cancer, not war.
Captain Caution is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 10:28 AM   #1659
btcn
Beastly Adventurer
 
btcn's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Morgan Hill CA
Oddometer: 2,880
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!
btcn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 10:38 AM   #1660
tastroman
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Collinsville Va
Oddometer: 1,609
Captain,


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.
__________________
------------------------------------------------------
The world would be a better place if there were fewer people who felt like they needed to teach other people a lesson.
2007 Daelim S-2 250
2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XT
tastroman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 10:45 AM   #1661
hugemoth
Beastly Adventurer
 
hugemoth's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: In the TARDIS
Oddometer: 2,790
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.
hugemoth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 02:39 PM   #1662
cbolling
Here...Hold my Beer.
 
cbolling's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Greenville, SC
Oddometer: 2,805


Another Pic of the new Zuma 125!!!
cbolling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 02:35 PM   #1663
Captain Caution
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Captain Caution's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Oddometer: 118
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!
__________________
Fight cancer, not war.
Captain Caution is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 02:45 PM   #1664
btcn
Beastly Adventurer
 
btcn's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Morgan Hill CA
Oddometer: 2,880
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!
btcn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 03:35 PM   #1665
vato_loco
Adventurer
 
vato_loco's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Frisco
Oddometer: 69
2007 Aprilia SC250

Bought new in 2007 and sold last summer because I needed to thin the herd. Over 6K carefree & reliable miles, mostly around town but also occasional commuting throughout the Bay Area when needed. Not really a problem on the freeways but one had to plan passes well in advance. Also took the SC250 on the back roads, much to the amusement of my motorcycle-riding buddies.

Another scooter is in my future. They can't be beat on the urban grid but I'll downgrade next time to a 150, which is perfect for the city.
Attached Images
 
vato_loco is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014