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Old 07-23-2009, 01:33 PM   #976
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:15 PM   #977
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My SYM HD200 With Bicycle Trailer

Took my new bicycle trailer for a 150 mile test pull today and she did just fine. Over the Cherohala Skyway (5300' elevation) down about 20 miles of gravel road past Bald River Falls to Tellico Plains,TN ,on to Walmart at Marysville,TN to load up with stuff, then back home via the Dragon.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:25 PM   #978
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What is it that keeps drawing me back to this thread? WHAT I ASK YOU?

I've spent all afternoon strangely glued to reading all 66 pages of this thread!
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:49 PM   #979
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What is it that keeps drawing me back to this thread? WHAT I ASK YOU?

I've spent all afternoon strangely glued to reading all 66 pages of this thread!
If you don't have a scooter,then get one and you will know. I got my first one a month ago after 50+ years of motorcycle only riding (old fart) and am now hooked. The bikes are getting cobwebs on them.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:52 PM   #980
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Here's a picture of my 2010 MadAss 125 and some big goofy dork just after i got back from picking it up...



I think the neighbor's DYI bike shed and trash bins in background really help to set the mood.
Damn,
That bike/scooter is looking good. Tell me it's a POS so I won't want one.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:48 PM   #981
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If you don't have a scooter,then get one and you will know. I got my first one a month ago after 50+ years of motorcycle only riding (old fart) and am now hooked. The bikes are getting cobwebs on them.
Hmm... I think those vino 125s look ok & I could use it around town, to work, etc. Out of curiousity... How slow are those things? I have a fightered 636 when I feel like having a religious experience!
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:49 PM   #982
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Hmm... I think those vino 125s look ok & I could use it around town, to work, etc. Out of curiousity... How slow are those things?
I had one for a year. It's a great scooter and perfect for urban scootering. It even kind-of blends in with bicycles at the bike rack.

The Vino 125 is a 50 - 55 mph bike stock. That's on a perfectly level road that happens to be quite long. Plenty of mods available to make it faster. I had added Dr. Pulley sliders (10.5 gram), NCY variator, 1500 rpm torque and clutch springs, 105 main fuel jet, Slipstreamer S-06 windshield, 150 cc overbore kit, and NCY high lift cam to mine. That made it a pretty quick scoot 0-40 mph, and it would top-out around 62 mph on a long, flat surface. Any wind or hills would knock it down to 50 - 55 mph (modified.)

I traded it in after almost a year for the Tmax as I wanted to go faster. But if you don't have a need for 55+ mph speeds consistently, the Vino 125 works great.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:29 PM   #983
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I had one for a year. It's a great scooter and perfect for urban scootering. It even kind-of blends in with bicycles at the bike rack.

The Vino 125 is a 50 - 55 mph bike stock. That's on a perfectly level road that happens to be quite long. Plenty of mods available to make it faster. I had added Dr. Pulley sliders (10.5 gram), NCY variator, 1500 rpm torque and clutch springs, 105 main fuel jet, Slipstreamer S-06 windshield, 150 cc overbore kit, and NCY high lift cam to mine. That made it a pretty quick scoot 0-40 mph, and it would top-out around 62 mph on a long, flat surface. Any wind or hills would knock it down to 50 - 55 mph (modified.)

I traded it in after almost a year for the Tmax as I wanted to go faster. But if you don't have a need for 55+ mph speeds consistently, the Vino 125 works great.
I'm getting used to being a city slicker again & wouldn't need to go faster than 50 or so to commute to work, even though I'd end up modding it... Stock is so boring! I weight under 150 lbs so I have that goin' for me & I live in Kansas so every things flat! What's insurance & stuff cost? I just don't think I can justify spending 3 grand on a scooter when I have less than 1500 bucks in my KZ650 that'll go 130+
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:17 AM   #984
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If you are looking to get a commuter scooter and keep the big bike for out of town and going fast I am going to guess the little bugger will see 90% of the hours dedicated to riding.


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Old 07-26-2009, 08:58 AM   #985
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I'm getting used to being a city slicker again & wouldn't need to go faster than 50 or so to commute to work, even though I'd end up modding it... Stock is so boring! I weight under 150 lbs so I have that goin' for me & I live in Kansas so every things flat! What's insurance & stuff cost? I just don't think I can justify spending 3 grand on a scooter when I have less than 1500 bucks in my KZ650 that'll go 130+
I weigh 280 pounds and with the 150cc overbore kit, sliders, variator and torque/clutch springs, I could pull wheelies by accelerating over speed bumps from 5-10 mph.

Modifying a Vino is super easy once you know how to remove the body panels. (doing it once is all it takes.) Air cooled, single cylinder - there's really not much too it. Windshield is a big improvement in top speed. Modified, keeping up with city traffic from a dead stop is a non-issue.

If you can swing a little bit more money, a Zuma 125 has more modifications available (206cc overbore kits available) and can hit 70 mph indicated. Plus it has 12" wheels which will make it a bit more stable on the road.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:45 AM   #986
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Well I think I'll start a new thread concerning this, didn't mean to hijack this one!
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:55 AM   #987
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Damn,
That bike/scooter is looking good. Tell me it's a POS so I won't want one.
Sorry Barnone, it's far from being a POS. I absolutely love that damn bike.
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:52 AM   #988
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Every year we go to the outer banks and for the past three years the Ruckus came along. Sorry I took this pic with my phone
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:54 AM   #989
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Every year we go to the outer banks and for the past three years the Ruckus came along. Sorry I took this pic with my phone
Nice.
Kinda like Hondas?
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:35 AM   #990
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