Buying / Selling

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by JerseyBiker, May 17, 2012.

  1. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    I hope to own a Vespa one day.

    Very nice looking machines.:wink:
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  2. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    TU250 sold. Trying to get down to one scoot and the Sport City isn't moving so now it's either the Burgman or the Aprilia, first to go.

    Like the Bman so hope the Aprilia sells.
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  3. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Do you have a dealer's license? :lol3
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  4. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    The Burgman sold so I'm left with the Sport City. There is a lot to like about the SC but it is a bit high for my tiny legs and it just doesn't make me smile the way other scoots have.

    I'm going to search for another Reflex or Helix and hope I can find a nice one.
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  5. johnyrrr

    johnyrrr Been here awhile

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    What about a Kymco 300i Jersy? they look fun and fast.
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  6. JerseyBiker

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    While I could ride it, I don't think I could flat foot it when stopped. My inseam is about 27" so finding a bike I can flat foot is a challenge.

    Age and injuries have now made tip toeing at stops uncomfortable/painful.

    I will take a look at one and see how it fits. Maybe I could have the seat modded. Good suggestion-thanks!

    Edit- taking a look at the web page reminded me that the rider can't extend his legs on this model. The Hondas allow the rider more foot positions.
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  7. johnyrrr

    johnyrrr Been here awhile

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    There's a sweet one for sale here, you can always lower it a little if needed I bet

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  8. blugg1

    blugg1 Been here awhile

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    Have you looked at a SYM? I have a red 2012 HD 200 EVO that is very well made, fit and finish are excellent, and it cruises easily at 70-75. I have, on a good day, a 30" inseam and at a stop sign my knees are still bent so it might be OK for you.
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  9. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    I had one for a while- great machines. But, like my present Sport City. It's just a bit too high to be comfortable. I have considered the Sym RV200 evo and will look at it further if I don't find a Reflex or Helix.

    Thanks for the suggestion!
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  10. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    Bought a 1996 Helix to "perk up" but on the day I brought it home Honda announced the Forza will be out this summer so lost interest in doing anything on it. Put it right back up for sale.

    Current thoughts are to check out the CTX and Forza as they come out. If they don't grab me ill probably go back to a Burgman 400 again.

    Since 1999 as best as I can recall (and I know I will forget a couple) I've had

    2 Honda Pacific Coasts
    Yamaha VStar 650
    6 Honda Silverwings
    Burgman 650
    Burgman 400
    2 Vespa GTS 250s
    Honda CT110
    SYM HD200
    SYM Symba
    3 Honda Reflexes
    2 Honda Helex
    2 Bajaj Chetaks
    2 TU250s
    HD Sportster
    Triiumph Bonneville
    Yamaha 50cc
    Honda CRF230L
    Aprilia Sport City 250
    Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250
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  11. Bama67

    Bama67 Been here awhile

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    Don't take this the wrong way, because being a bike whore myself, I definitely feel the need to buy/sell.

    But why do you do some bikes multiple times. There are so many out there I don't understand why you would do the bike again, esp if you kept it for such a short time last time.


    On a side note, I just got my first scooter after owning tons of bikes.
    A Zuma 125 :evil
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  12. JerseyBiker

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    A couple of reasons.

    1. Over the years my riding has changed. For instance some years I've done longer trips and found scoots like the Silverwing worked well. Once a trip was completed and no long trips were planned for a while, I'd sell the Swing and get something else, usually smaller.

    2. I get bored. Even if I like a scoot, I might still want to sell it and ride something else. Then, at a later time I might get bored again and sell what I have and buy a model I had before because I feel like riding that model again.

    3. If I come across a good deal I might buy something intending to ride it a short time then sell, even if I had that model before and didn't like it.

    4. Low maintenance costs. Tho' I've owned a number of Silverwings, I've paid for almost no dealer maintenance or even tires since I tend to buy low mileage scoots and sell before scheduled work is needed. ( I do oil changes and minor stuff myself).

    Congrats on your new scoot. You are gonna love scootin' !
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  13. Domromer

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    I wish Honda would update the silver wing.. It's a great scoot but getting a little long in the tooth.. At least improve the suspension.
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  14. JerseyBiker

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    96 Helix sold today.

    I saw the CTX last week and it just doesn't do it for me.

    That leaves the Forza to see when it comes out.

    I might pick up a Reflex or Helix if I can find a 2006/2007 in very good shape or a late model Burgman 400. This would be to tide me over until the Forza hits the used market so I don't have to spring for a new one.

    Till the, the Sport City is a nice scoot to ride and enjoy.
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  15. cbolling

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    How does sales tax work in NC? Do you get hit with taxes and registration fees everything you buy and sell?
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  16. JerseyBiker

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    We pay title, registration and a highway use tax. No sales tax.

    It generally seems to run between $100-200 per bike. I often am able to make that up if I buy at a good price.
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  17. JerseyBiker

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    Picked up a 2010 Vespa 300 yesterday. I'm sure this one will be wobbly too. However, the red Vespas are just so damn pretty I can't resist them.

    Guy who sold it owns a BMW Scooter and one of those 3 wheel Spyder bikes.

    Told me he's had 34 BMWs, 20 scooters and 2 Gold Wings plus other bikes he couldn't recall! Definitely my kind of guy!
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  18. cbolling

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    Pics?
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    Still raining here so had to take a pic in the garage.

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  20. JerseyBiker

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    Sport City 250 sold.

    Nice bike, bit too tall for me. Vespa still for sale. Hoping Forza is a good fit for me.