Scooter pics!

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Jarvis, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. rtking

    rtking Been here awhile

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    I had one for a year. It's a great scooter and perfect for urban scootering. It even kind-of blends in with bicycles at the bike rack.

    The Vino 125 is a 50 - 55 mph bike stock. That's on a perfectly level road that happens to be quite long. Plenty of mods available to make it faster. I had added Dr. Pulley sliders (10.5 gram), NCY variator, 1500 rpm torque and clutch springs, 105 main fuel jet, Slipstreamer S-06 windshield, 150 cc overbore kit, and NCY high lift cam to mine. That made it a pretty quick scoot 0-40 mph, and it would top-out around 62 mph on a long, flat surface. Any wind or hills would knock it down to 50 - 55 mph (modified.)

    I traded it in after almost a year for the Tmax as I wanted to go faster. But if you don't have a need for 55+ mph speeds consistently, the Vino 125 works great.
  2. kawasakifreak77

    kawasakifreak77 the Asphalt Cowboy

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    I'm getting used to being a city slicker again & wouldn't need to go faster than 50 or so to commute to work, even though I'd end up modding it... Stock is so boring! I weight under 150 lbs so I have that goin' for me & I live in Kansas so every things flat! What's insurance & stuff cost? I just don't think I can justify spending 3 grand on a scooter when I have less than 1500 bucks in my KZ650 that'll go 130+
  3. techguy

    techguy Scooter Trash

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    If you are looking to get a commuter scooter and keep the big bike for out of town and going fast I am going to guess the little bugger will see 90% of the hours dedicated to riding.


    Just my 2 cents :1drink
  4. rtking

    rtking Been here awhile

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    I weigh 280 pounds and with the 150cc overbore kit, sliders, variator and torque/clutch springs, I could pull wheelies by accelerating over speed bumps from 5-10 mph.

    Modifying a Vino is super easy once you know how to remove the body panels. (doing it once is all it takes.) Air cooled, single cylinder - there's really not much too it. Windshield is a big improvement in top speed. Modified, keeping up with city traffic from a dead stop is a non-issue.

    If you can swing a little bit more money, a Zuma 125 has more modifications available (206cc overbore kits available) and can hit 70 mph indicated. Plus it has 12" wheels which will make it a bit more stable on the road.
  5. kawasakifreak77

    kawasakifreak77 the Asphalt Cowboy

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    Well I think I'll start a new thread concerning this, didn't mean to hijack this one!
  6. milwaukeemadass

    milwaukeemadass Web Geek

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    Sorry Barnone, it's far from being a POS. I absolutely love that damn bike.
  7. B DIRT

    B DIRT Long timer

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    Every year we go to the outer banks and for the past three years the Ruckus came along. Sorry I took this pic with my phone
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  8. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Nice.
    Kinda like Hondas?
  9. cyjanopan

    cyjanopan n00b

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    black bumper spray paint, knobby tires and i`m ready for camping :evil :freaky

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  10. elzebub

    elzebub Been here awhile

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    China scoot, $400.00 bucks delivered to my door, 2500 miles, so far so good, let the flaming begin!
  11. mjhoward

    mjhoward Adventurer

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    No flaming needed... I'd have bought it for $400 delivered too! Nice find :)
  12. steelmagnolia

    steelmagnolia ....

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    http://steelmagnolia.smugmug.com/photos/509255607_kzmAY-S.jpg

    Have really enjoyed my Vino 125. One thing to consider, though, is the very inconvenient placement of the gas cap which is behind the seat under the rear rack. My basket is attached with zip ties and bungee cords so I can access it.

    The house is Eudora Welty's, FYI, for you literary folks!
  13. lilolita

    lilolita fahr mit mir

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    Cool; I love Eudora Welty.

    Gas cap placement on scooters is often stupidly inconvenient. My old Honda Met had great placement...under the floorboard, so no matter what was strapped to the back, the front or the seat, I could still fill up. Mind you, I never got going very fast :rofl
  14. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    rlzebub,
    No flaming from here either.
    And where did you get the scooter for $400 delivered?
    2500 miles, loos like a good one way bike to Panama.
  15. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    and if something fails, you can just leave it at the beach with a kid!!!

    lol!!

    damasovi
  16. elzebub

    elzebub Been here awhile

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    Actually it was $425.00 with liftgate delivery, I bought it on E-bay, the seller I bought it from shipped from Nebraska, here in SC there is no registration, tag or insurance required, no MC endorsement needed either. It runs really well, tops out at 40 after some jetting changes, and replacement and performance parts are plentiful and cheap.
  17. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    I know I am late to the party, but I just bought my first scoot, actually I should say "our" first scoot as this is suppose to be our wedding present to ourselves! The Mrs. swears she will now get her M endorsement, but we shall see. In the mean time, I am having a blast on it. All of 50 miles so far. But we have only had it 3 days and it rained on one of them. I forsee many more grins to come.

    Rick G

    Our 2009 Sym Fiddle II 125

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  18. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

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    Daelim S-2 250

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  19. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Keep us updated in another thread.

    I spent a while looking at one at our local dealer and was pretty impressed with the size and fit&finish, but I'm curious to see how the motor is post break in. The dealer's model had all of 15 miles on it so he had no real idea of what it would ride like.
  20. tcjames.yu

    tcjames.yu Adventurer

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    your elite125/150 are in perfect condition, people who love this scooter envy you pal !!:clap