I need your opinions! Best scooters?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Rev, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Dabears

    Dabears Long Timer

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    Do a search on SYM Symba. Recently discontinued, but would expect they can still be found either NOS or low mile used. You mentioned the Honda Cub; Symba is a Taiwanese made clone. Videos online of them being used off road. Might work for your size as well. Good luck on your search.
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  2. Smaug1

    Smaug1 Been here awhile

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    How about a Zuma? Some folks have put knobbies on them. Here's a vid of a guy riding one in the dirt:
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  3. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    If your large then a 50cc is a way from point a to b only. I had a 50cc Vino as a project and 35mph is about it at my weight of 215 and even less on hills which is what we have here. 125cc & up is all that makes sense for a big butt.
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  4. JerryH

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    I have also put a lot of miles on mopeds, especially Puch and Tomos. My last moped was a 2005 Tomos, bought new. Only modification was removal of the crappy oil injection system and going to premix. At about 225 pounds back then, I was too heavy for it, and had to replace the rear shocks with heavy duty ones for a Puch Maxi, which were both stronger and 1" longer. That solved the problem of the rear fender rubbing on the tire. But the biggest problem I had was the seat. A true torture device. I had to get off it for about 15 minutes an hour. I wound up with just over 20,000 miles on it (mostly highway) when I sold it and gave up mopeds. Never had the head off. The A35 is a great engine.

    If you want something you can work on, and doesn't have any super expensive and unnecessary parts, I would definitely go with something carbureted. That is one great thing about the Genuine Buddy 125. It is high quality, reliable, has great performance for it's size, reasonably priced, and still carbureted. No ECUs, electric fuel pumps, or the 5 or 6 sensors that EFI scooters have. It is air cooled, so you don't have a liquid cooling system to deal with. Oh, and the valves are super easy to get to and adjust.
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  5. Rev

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    Well I did it. Picked it up with 0 miles. I'm in love. Your welcome for the unintentional man ass


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