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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Jarvis, Oct 2, 2005.
You are a wise, lucky man Other Doug
Here's my better half piloting a scooter for the first time.
It's a pretty peaky 88cc MadAss with 4 speed trans, but she did great! Doesn't ride it much solo, preferring to ride pillion down to the beach or around town, but if need be she can now do it.
Also a bunch of scooter/cycle photos from a trip I took to Japan last year here:
Here's a picture of three Piaggio MP3's at Neptune's Net in Malibu. We were on our way home from Bill Mayer Saddles in Ojai, CA, and stopped for a bite.
Lucky yes, wise could be debated. I set out one Saturday to buy a Honda Big Ruckus for me and came home with the Helix for her. She had such a big smile on her face when she sat on the Helix that I was helpless. I'd never give up riding for a woman but I'd sure help her get started!
BTW, Doug, she enjoyed your pictures of the Helix ride to AR. She has kin folk down that way.
the other Doug
Neat! She looks good on it, like it fits her well. And congrats on her passing the BRC.
My scoot is a huge help with my hip/spine arthritis. I can still ride a regular motorcycle but the scoot makes it practically effortless. I'm looking forward to some ride reports from y'all!
yee-haw! quite a blessing.
Thanks for the congrats, I'll pass it along.
The funny thing is that Debbie did nearly all her riding on her 50cc Ruckus and only had maybe 20 miles on the Helix before she took the BRC with it. I'd have thought the scooter would make the class easier, in some ways it did, but the Helix has a really long wheel base, longer than my Concours 1000, so the tight maneuvers were particularly challenging. Never the less, the instruction she got was first rate and made all the difference in the world.
Hopefully once the weather here in AZ gets below 1,000° during the day we can get out an resume riding and take pictures and have actual fun.
A couple of more pictures below from the class so we can stay on topic. I had great fun taking pictures while Debbie sweated.
This is my 06 Sachs MadAss with a 110cc Lifan motor. Also check the video we shot of it here>http://www.vimeo.com/5797275
It must have come with that Uber-Cool invisible option!
Honda scooter is reliable, efficiency and quality.
Vintagemxr , The little lady looks like she doing a fine job on the Helix. the Helix looks so clean. she looks so well matched to the Helix.
Thanks, windburn. I really wasn't expecting her to do so well (I'll spare you the details). With good instruction in the class success built on success and she passed easily. Debbie is 5'1" on a good day so the low seat height of the Helix gives her the ability to get her feet flat on the ground and all of us inseam challenged people know how much easier that can make things when you can start moving from a stable position.
Here's a picture of my 2010 MadAss 125 and some big goofy dork just after i got back from picking it up...
I think the neighbor's DYI bike shed and trash bins in background really help to set the mood.
Scooter trash heaven!
Took my new bicycle trailer for a 150 mile test pull today and she did just fine. Over the Cherohala Skyway (5300' elevation) down about 20 miles of gravel road past Bald River Falls to Tellico Plains,TN ,on to Walmart at Marysville,TN to load up with stuff, then back home via the Dragon.
What is it that keeps drawing me back to this thread? WHAT I ASK YOU?
I've spent all afternoon strangely glued to reading all 66 pages of this thread!
If you don't have a scooter,then get one and you will know. I got my first one a month ago after 50+ years of motorcycle only riding (old fart) and am now hooked. The bikes are getting cobwebs on them.
That bike/scooter is looking good. Tell me it's a POS so I won't want one.
Hmm... I think those vino 125s look ok & I could use it around town, to work, etc. Out of curiousity... How slow are those things? I have a fightered 636 when I feel like having a religious experience!