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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by cat, Mar 31, 2005.
I've spent the past hour on your blog and I'm loving it!
I just took a glance. Looks like I've got something to read during the evenings while out of town.
After using a bike as my transport for 15 years I purchased a Derbi Scooter in 2001 and was hooked travelling 14,000 KM. After it was reversed over I purchased a Another 100C 2 stroke Hyosung afet 13,000 it was stolen from the beach. I now have a Piaggio 125 4 stroke the nicest scoot yet. I started riding scooters so i did not damage my bike with commuting sitting in the sun all day and parking lots. They running cost are low because the depreciation is only on a $3,500 machine but the convenience is the reason I ride parking on footparths, in corners etc. My daughter has now taken the Piaggio so that she can park at university as parking is restricted and free for bikes.
I will have to now purchase another one as I will not go back to riding my bike in town.
Scooters are just plain fun and as tough as a tank. My parents came out for a visit this summer and brought my 1985 Honda Aero 50 with them. I got it when I was fifteen(new) and has been sitting in the barn for 24 years. Cleaned carb, new sparkplug, and a new battery and she fired right up. Been taking it to work this fall and it is still a blast to ride. What amazes me about this machine is that ZERO maintenance has been done to it. This winter, I will break down and clean the air filter for the first time!
Don't get carried away.
Yea,next thing you know he wil be airing up the tires.
BTW, good thread.
I have a Vespa GTS 250 and my wife has a GT-200L. We also have and have had other scooters.
We have ridden our Vespas far and wide, and as recently as last weekend, rode 741 miles from So-Cal into NV, and AZ, and back on interestate 40 from Kingman AZ, to San Berdoo Ca.
I don't know who couldn't take that type of riding seriously, but at the end of the day....we ride for us....not to impress anyone else.
Next trip out, we'll take our DS bikes.....she has an XT250 and I have a DR650SE. It's all good.
Riding is riding....
Spotted this yesterday on Manhattan. I think it's cool.
The venerable Honda CT90/110 . . . a variant of the long-lived "most-numerous bike of all time" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Super_Cub ). In Australia the working version is known as the Postie Bike; being the most common Postal Delivery vehicle.
Ex-Australia Post units often become Adventure Bikes:
My own riding career commenced, May 1967, on a Honda C65. After 13 intervening motorcycles and one Yamaha Majesty YP400; my curreny ride is a Suzuki Burgman 650 Exec. When under-seat storage is all used-up - - I just hitch up:
Thanks for the info - I didn't know the model. Now that I do, I can go and find one so I can spend days polishing that lovely exhaust.
Burgmans are cool. I also have a bit of a thing for the Yamaha T-Max.
I happen to be bias of course i love my bv 250 and take it out all the time and leave the Harley sittin in garage . i leave all cars and most bikes in the dust light to light, of course most full size bikes can destroy me but they have really get on it and shift fast which is fun once in a while but every light is crazy and get attention from cops. So how bout a lil tolerance love what u love and let others do the same there is plenty of room for all on forum and roads, the more bikes scoots out there better, cars gotta pay attention and town are making roads and street lights more biker friendly. safe riding all JoeyD
first off- i've owned several bikes in my life- mostly performance oriented dirtbikes/sportbikes/dualsports- i loved them all- still do. i lost my license and was forced into a 50cc scooter- i bought a C3 Yammie. although that thing is painfully slow to accelerate into traffic (i'm 275 ), it has been a lot of fun and opened my eyes to the joys of riding at submaximum speed. it makes me laugh when guys on bigger badder machines think they're bigger and badder just because they are on those bikes- give me a break! same goes for peeps who drive 3 ton SUV's and think they're tough cause "my truck is bigger than yours"
one thing that really stands out is how there is no ego when riding scooters- you just enjoy it for what it is. in the past when riding rockets or big bore dirtbikes, there is an urge to ride it hard and fast- after all that's what they're designed for. on a scooter, it's just fun, practical, and convenient- no expectations
i plan on keeping my C3 along with my Honda XR650R- next year i plan too add a used Triumph S3 and a Yamaha T-Max to my stable
Yup, & that is plain refreshing sometimes, just to enjoy the ride for its own sake.
I'll ride or drive what I want, whether it's the 1200cc Bandit hot rod, the SV650 hot rod, the Vino125 I will soon be selling or the Scarabeo I will be picking up next week. It doesn't matter what it is. I won't apologize for riding it -- to anyone.
It's my ride and each one is worth it.
Even the cage (BMW Z4).