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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Jarvis, Oct 2, 2005.
2007 Vespa GTS250ie
Here's my baby:
Haven't put many kms on it yet, and it's winter up here, plus I'm going away till February...
1949 Cushman, this June we will have spent the last 43 years together.
Very nice scooter - I've always wanted to find one of those. Looks like you have been restoring it. Just curious - how fast does it go?
Thank you, I have been working on it off and on since 1971, as these things can't be rushed. I did most of the body and paint work when I was 14/15 years old, though I did final paint 12 years ago and yes in the spirit of my youth I painted it out of spray cans. As far as how fast, with the 4 HP engine, on a good day and a hefty dose of fearlessness it will run about 45 MPH. But at that speed the citizens could never soak it the coolness of it all.
Wow that is a long term project! I should not talk though, I spent years restoring a 1966 Solex that is finally done thanks to E-Bay and parts from at least 10 countries. Like most restoration projects, lots of things slow the process down - parts, life, kids, wives, work...
....other project bikes, electric trains, old cars, old trucks, naps, when I grow up maybe I'll get something fin....ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz
2009 Zuma 125 that I bought last night with 360 miles on it.
A neighbor bought this, from the original owner! 1963 Cushman Super Silver Eagle. It is toooooooooooooo Coooooooooooooooool!
Man, that is a crazy cool classic! 63? I bet that things would be a hoot! Do you know what he paid for it?
[QUOTE. It is toooooooooooooo Coooooooooooooooool!
Yes it is!
is mine a scoot yet?
WOW, $7,000? Thats a hell of a lot of cash for a scoot like that. I mean it isn't really practical for daily use, but it sure is a cool little bike! I saw one in my are for $4,000, but it was a little different and was yellow.
Oh, and minimotos95, I guess so!. But I have a CRF 50 as well. Things are so fun! My CRF 50 was and is THE MOST RELIABLE motorcycle I have ever owned! Every time I kick it, it fires to life on the first kick. It has never failed to start on the first kick!
Here's a photo of my 1985 CH250. It has been a great scoot, but it's time to move on to something bigger.
Go ahead and move on up,, but you will be forever unhappy if you sell it.....
So very true. Fortunately, if I miss it too badly, I can probably buy another. At this point, I've caught the dirt bug and would like to move to a dual sport.
Keep it! Just get a used bike on CL for a good price and you'll have the money to! It will be hard to find another one in that condition! I guarantee you'll miss it! It looks so good!
Yes, I understand you, it isn't to comfortable on the interstate, so you need a bigger bike, but it is perfect for around town and commuting. I have a 1986 Honda Elite 150 Deluxe in satellite blue, and I absolutely love it! I have 9 motorcycles in my garage, from Harleys to sports bikes, and I LOVE my Elite! I commute on it and ride it all the time!
That is one clean Elite. My 250 Elite died about 3 years ago and I agree with the above poster who said you are going to miss it. To this day it was the best bike/scooter I've owned.