Full Circle- 125cc to 125cc

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by driller, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. driller

    driller Twist and Go

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    About 52 years ago my two wheeled adventures began on one of these:

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    This freedom machine came with 125cc's, three speeds, you mixed the oil, flipped the fuel toggle over to reserve when hitting empty (like the VW that took it's place) and would hit an optimistic 40mph! "Appliance Blue" is what the Sears sales brochure stated for color. Mine came lightly used like every other bike I have had and I spent a couple of years taking adventures that would have earned it an ADV sticker. Scars to prove it!:lol3
    I even mounted a genuine Vespa sidecar on this little hero. That is a story in itself.
    Growing up, trying to behave like a responsible adult for several years kept me off motors for a long time. About 12 years ago it was time to renew the passion.
    A procession of great bikes came along. About the only major brands I haven't tried were HD's or Ducs. 650's,250's, 350's, 500's, liter bikes...singles, twins,triples all shapes sizes and styles.
    Twist and go came in the form of a fine Majesty400. Now the itch of something smaller to dink around on got my attention.
    Enter another 125cc scoot.......PCX125

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    Wow, have things changed! If I were a dog,my tail would not stop wagging.:norton
    I'm thinking the grin-o-meter will be on high soon.:clap
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  2. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    Sometimes you just know you found the ONE!

    Congrats amigo!!!

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  3. scooterGdawg

    scooterGdawg Been here awhile

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    you'll love it......

    congrats :clap
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  4. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Maybe I will bring the Zuma up for a drag race.:wink:
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  5. driller

    driller Twist and Go

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    Chad, we will need to run the "Tour de Lanier" on the tiddlers.
    Check the Google map of Lake Lanier just below Tryon off 176. So many curves it will make you dizzy. :eek1
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  6. scooterGdawg

    scooterGdawg Been here awhile

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    ya'll know each other?
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  7. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Never met before. Just talked on this forum and competed for a few tags in the past.:norton
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  8. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    Driller, looks like a lot of fun! Can't wait to hear some reviews of how it handles on the street. Best of luck.
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  9. windburn

    windburn Long timer

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    Driller scouter source has two restored all states in Ohio. I don't imagine he would part with them for $319. They are excellent restorations.
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  10. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scootist

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    Yeah, I get it. :wink: Even that "coming full circle" stuff. We are really enjoying the "his & hers" Honda PCX 150s we picked up last week. Of course, I must also say kudos on the color choice. :thumb

    Have fun - keep those posts coming!

    Best wishes,
    Captain Jim

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  11. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    Never had a scooter till about 10 years ago, now I've had several. I have an '09 Genuine Stella that is not that different from that Allstate/Vespa in appearance, 150cc 2 stroke 4 speed tops out at around 50 mph. I started in 1968 on a Bultaco Lobito 100, not sure what year but it was far from new.

    I just decided to take the Stella to work this morning....
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  12. strongbad

    strongbad Been here awhile

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    Look at that price! If you had bought two 52 years ago and kept one in a box you would have been way ahead.
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  13. Brooktown Geezer

    Brooktown Geezer scooter guy

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    Yup, the small scoots are a hoot! I rode my Vespa PX150 to work today, smiling all the way.
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  14. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Keep riding, Mike!:thumb
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