I am in a pickle....

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Emanuel_v19, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Emanuel_v19

    Emanuel_v19 Adventurer

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    Hello all,

    Just today i installed the kenda dual purpose tires. This is the only pic i have for now but will post some more soon i hope. The ride seems to be much improved from the stock tires. Anyways, i want to buy a motorcycle but dont want to sell "Stella" my scooter. I can get $1k for her but i am afraid that i will miss her too much. Plus she has a best friend "Herbert", a yamaha vino...I really want to get the tw200 though!!! haha. We will see what happens...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/25146305@N06/10062927184/
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  2. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    Sell it and get the TW! TW's are awesome.
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  3. Emanuel_v19

    Emanuel_v19 Adventurer

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    You think so? you sure i should do that? ha
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  4. klx250sfguy

    klx250sfguy Been here awhile

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    If all you'll get is $1000, keep Stella. Trust me, you WILL regret it. Get TW, keep the scoot. My $.02.
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  5. AMAC1680

    AMAC1680 Been here awhile

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    I agree. It will cost a whole lot more if you decide you want another down the road.

    Be Big,
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  6. klaviator

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    Keep the scooter AND get a motorcycle. If you don't spend your money on bikes, you'll probably just waste it anyway.:D
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  7. hugemoth

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    If you're planning on doing some off road riding the TWs are fantastic. OK around town also. Not as much weather protection as the scooters but very reliable.
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  8. JerryH

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    If "Stella" is actually a Genuine Stella 2 stroke, I would definitely not sell that if it is in decent condition. At least not cheap. Because of the EPA, a 150cc 2 stroke is something special. I have an '09 in like new condition, and my kids will wind up with it someday. I also have a Vino 125, which I would not hesitate to sell. It's just another modern scooter, and there are plenty of those around. I actually wish it were a Buddy 125. But it has really high mileage, and no resale value.

    About 6 years ago I had to make a decision between a TW200 or an XT225. I went with the XT, and have no regrets. With it's fat tires, I'm sure the TW is better in some conditions, But the XT has been lots of fun. I have ridden over 1000 miles on the highway with it before. I turned it into a small displacement adventure bike, and it will pretty much go anywhere, except deep sand.
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  9. Rugby4life

    Rugby4life Been here awhile

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    Don't ever sell a bike. I've had 31 bikes pass through my ownership and now I have a list of 8 of them I'll have to buy again because I miss them now. It would have been cheaper in the long run to keep them to start with. Don't make the same mistake I did.
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  10. Emanuel_v19

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    I guess ill just have to save up some money to buy a tw200 :)
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  11. k3ith

    k3ith Been here awhile

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    No, no, no. You can sell a bike but only under 1 of 2 conditions. Either it needs you to spend more $ in parts to continue riding than it would cost to replace it with a similar set up, or you've bought another bike for the same purposes as the one being replaced and you've realized how much worse the old bike was at what you used it for.
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  12. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    Keep the scooter if you don't need the money for the motorcycle. If you do need the money to buy the motorcycle perhaps you could consider waiting until the motorcycle is more affordable.
    The minute you sell the scooter ( which is clearly not a Stella in the photograph!) you will regret it. And that will spoil the pleasure of the motorcycle.
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  13. Chillis

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    It is only a Kymco Agility. Those are very cheap and you risk its resale value plummeting the longer you hold onto it.

    The TW will at least hold value better, be more versatile, and get damn near tthesame gas mileage.

    Although for functionality, scooters do rock.
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  14. klx250sfguy

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    Not sure if it's an option for ya but what I'd do is keep the scoot and finance the TW using a low interest line of credit. Cheaper than financing through a dealer. Be disciplined about it and make monthly payments. Before ya know it that TW will be paid for.
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  15. Rugby4life

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    I have to disagree. I once bought a cherry RD350 out of a man's basement for $75. He parked it there with 1700 miles on it because he once was pulling out from a side street and hit the powerband while still leaned over. he ended up in the ditch unhurt and parked the bike because "it tried to kill me." I rode that bike for 2 years before selling it on for a technically superior bike and then another and another. Even to this day, 28 years later, I still miss the RD350 but a good, restored one now runs $3-4k.
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  16. Emanuel_v19

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    thanks for the replies!

    the thing is that i dont want a new bike. I want a used one to modify it. so im looking to spend about 2k on a used one!
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