Scooter pics!

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

  1. SpannerX

    SpannerX Adventurer

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    Here's my baby:
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    Haven't put many kms on it yet, and it's winter up here, plus I'm going away till February... :(
  2. nsu max

    nsu max Been here awhile

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    1949 Cushman, this June we will have spent the last 43 years together.
  3. CDNbiker

    CDNbiker Lost in Space

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    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?
  4. nsu max

    nsu max Been here awhile

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    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.:lol3
  5. CDNbiker

    CDNbiker Lost in Space

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    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...
  6. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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  7. nsu max

    nsu max Been here awhile

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    ....other project bikes, electric trains, old cars, old trucks, naps, when I grow up maybe I'll get something fin....ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz
  8. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    2009 Zuma 125 that I bought last night with 360 miles on it.:clap
  9. California

    California Motorcyclist

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    A neighbor bought this, from the original owner! 1963 Cushman Super Silver Eagle. It is toooooooooooooo Coooooooooooooooool!

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  10. btcn

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    Man, that is a crazy cool classic! 63? I bet that things would be a hoot! Do you know what he paid for it?
  11. emmettken

    emmettken Long timer

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    [QUOTE. It is toooooooooooooo Coooooooooooooooool!

    Yes it is!
  12. California

    California Motorcyclist

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    $7000.





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  13. minimotos95

    minimotos95 Couldn't stay away from motorcycles.....

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    ^that's badA



    is mine a scoot yet?
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  14. btcn

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    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!:rofl. 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!
  15. Captain Caution

    Captain Caution Been here awhile

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    Here's a photo of my 1985 CH250. It has been a great scoot, but it's time to move on to something bigger.:D

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  16. gasandasphalt

    gasandasphalt Been here awhile

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    Go ahead and move on up,, but you will be forever unhappy if you sell it.....
  17. Captain Caution

    Captain Caution Been here awhile

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    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.
  18. btcn

    btcn Long timer

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    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!
  19. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

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    Captain,


    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.
  20. hugemoth

    hugemoth Big Brother is watching you!

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    Sell it and go for the DS. Change is good once in a while. You would surely get a better price if you wait until spring to sell it when gas prices are high and the weather is good.

    I used to have a lot bikes in the garage but have whittled it down to just 3 and a couple motorized bicycles. If I could keep only one it would be the 200cc DS. Good gas mileage, cheap to maintain, good in town and on the trails. It gets used more than all the others combined.