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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by JerseyBiker, May 17, 2012.
Ok Stella is off my list then. Really want a 250 or larger anyway.
Thanks, glad the Harley is gone.
I don't keep stuff very long. Silverwing has to go!
What didn't you like about your TU250?
I think he liked it but he had it for over 2 weeks so he was forced to sell it.
Now you got it!
It felt small to me. I'm 5'5" but still felt cramped. Don't know how bigger guys can ride them.
And I had it more than 2 weeks.
Still trying to figure out what to get when the SWIng sells.
Stopped by a couple of local shops yesterday. Found out one is a Genuine and Kymco and Sym dealer. Also has a good rep for serving customers so that opens a lot of possibilities.
Tho' I like to have 2 bikes - I'm thinking I don't really need 2 that can do interstate. The Vespa can cover that and a 2nd bike could be a smaller size.
The Stella is nice (I know not easy to maintain as pointed out). They also had both the SYM HD 125 and 200. Nice looking as are the Kymco People 150cc. Like the big wheels on those.
Over at the Honda.Yammy dealer is the Zuma 125 and the little Hondas Elite and PCX.
On a related note - rode the Swing yesterday for the first time in about 2 weeks. Compared to the GTS it feels HUGE! And SLOW - both in handling and in acceleration. While there is no doubt that Honda rides the interstates better and can cruise at a higher speed - around town the Vespa is so much lighter and easier to handle. And, at least to me, the FUN factor on the smaller scooter is much greater.
Odd - I fit on the TU250.
Ya slide back on the saddle...almost into the bitch-seat.
I learned to ride on UJBs - and that's how I got comfortable on them, at 6'2"
The TU is small but it's nimble.
Not odd at all.
You surely have longer arms than I, allowing you to shift back more thus leaving more room between you and the front of the bike. I needed to lean forward and thus felt cramped. Also, one of the things about many bikes (for me) is after leaning forward for more than a short while, my wrists ache and my hands get numb.
One of the things I loved about the Silverwing and Reflex is the long handlebars that allowed me to sit more upright.
Comfort on a bike is affected by many things - including a person's physical makeup. I happen to have herniated disks in my neck and back making certain seating positions quite painful. So it is difficult for me to find bikes/scoots that work well of me. Lucky, I enjoy trying lots of new stuff so buying/selling/trying new bikes is a hobby I love.
The TU is a fun bike and I'm glad it works for you. Enjoy!!
I am 5'6". Try the Downtown if you don't mind the "touring" style. Perfect bike for the shorter rider, plenty of pep and great wind protection. And as I posted in another thread, it aint hard to get $1000 knocked off sticker.
I was a little dubious of the styling in the pics and then saw one in person. They look pretty cool, go like stink, and ride pretty nice. I think they are a little abrupt over large bumps, but this is my first scooter and have nothing to compare it to, and I have not messed with the adjustable suspension.
Vader thanks for the suggestion.
I like the Downtown and also think it impresses more in person than on the 'net. It is on a list of possibilities for sure.
I'm having a ball with my new (to me) GTS so am actually thinking of going smaller instead of bigger. The Silverwing feels heavy compared to the GTS so maybe a 150. Until the swing sells it is a moot point anyway.
If you haven't already done so, consider starting a thread with some photos and a review of your scoot.
Hi Jersey B :)
couldn't miss the fact you have a SYM dealer nearby. would they have any CityCom 300's available, leftover or otherwise? I know many praise those scooters, and a guy on the scootdawg forums has kept a journal of his ownership experience. he says one of the best things he likes about the CityCom is it is very DIY friendly. here is his thread
lot's of maintenance and mod info with pics, so if you DIY and get a CityCom that thread alone would be an invaluable resource to you
Checked the web site and they aren't showing a Citycom in stock. I will be there next week for a tire install on the GTS and ask the status when I am there. I will also check out the scoot dog thread.
The Vespa made it to Paris and then across the Alps and then to Majorca and, unfortunately, half-way back to Paris. It was used and abused by a dumbass, me.
Not sure why missing Woodstock would make you LOL, but I did get to the Isle Of Wight. Dylan (pre-croaking era), The Band, The Who (with Moon), etc.
I missed Woodstock as well. Something to do with an all expense paid vacation in South east Asia.
On this holiday weekend I want to thank you and all veterans for your service!
Thanks, We all appreciate that.
Yeah...I passed on that. I joined the Navy to see the world.
They didn't mention they meant, through a porthole...
Same here, I've got one nephew out on a nuclear sub and the other one entering the Air Force because he thinks he'll be out of the classroom. Will he be in for a shock.