The Honda Aero 125 Thread

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by RedArrow, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    Today's supposed to be the last day of this cold gray weather. We're looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. I'll get the herd o' Hondas awake today so you can ride if you want.
  2. JerryH

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    I would love some cold gray weather. I'd be out riding for sure. It is hot and blindingly bright here right now. It hit 107F last week.
  3. RedArrow

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    Hi Wentwest! Looking forward to riding ALL your scooters! So Cool!.... P1110649.JPG ( Then I will ask, the inevitable question...."are you selling?")
    Worked a bit on Scooter Daughters Aero today, her final drive was way too full and as you know , all her Honda parts were super rusty , this scooter lived on the San Francisco coast most it's life before coming inland to the Castro. So we had to prop up her muffler heat shield.
    We met her for lunch and she two up as she travels always, she was on her way scooting through SF, navigating gracefully as any Aero owner would.
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  4. RedArrow

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    YIKES!
  5. RedArrow

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    Good Morning all,
    Off this morning on BART to meet Wentwest, his wife and his Hondas.
    I think this picture epitomizes scootering in the city...
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    ~ Red
    PS ~ Pick up the our Rabbit scooter child tonight!
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  6. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    That's a Summer in San Francisco photo for sure. Cold, windy, big scarf, bright flash clothing.

    See you soon.
  7. RedArrow

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    We had soooomuch fun with Wentwest! Thank you for letting us ride the Hondas! and the BAJAJ. I really did not want to get off the 250 Elite, this was such a great scooter, smooth, torquey and comfortable...If I could ever find one.....absolutely a perfect scooter. Here are the pics!
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    ~ Red
  8. JerryH

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    How was the Bajaj to ride? It is similar to a Stella except it is 4 stroke.
  9. scootrboi

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    The Bajaj interested me the most. I haven't ridden a Vespa since the early 90s and had trouble remembering why I dislike them. The Bajaj started easily, and the engine has plenty of low end and a good sound (that's important). The terrain was difficult. Wentwest's garage is in a hilly San Francisco neighborhood full of stop signs and tight turns, so there was a need to shift every few seconds. The shifter was not completely tuned in so there was some searching and getting used to where the second gear was. But that was no big deal, hand shifters are often like that. The Bajaj felt good as it went along, I made several laps around the neighborhood. I would have liked to get out in the open with it and cruise. I found the brake pedal too close for my big feet, but everything else seemed well set up. Like a Vespa, the ride is distinctive because there is a lot of mass on the rear, like the entire powerplant, and after the Heinkel's rear suspension which bounces about 14 pounds of unsprung mass, the Bajaj engine is probably about 75 lbs, and feels slow to respond. I still would choose the Bajaj if we went for a group ride. The idiosyncrasies make for an amusing ride experience. Brakes are good, turning, throttle response, and that metallic jene se qua work for me. And it has electric start.
  10. RedArrow

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    Good Morning all, it is a happy morning we are at the Hacienda (R. Hearst hunting lodge in Central California) This is one of my favorite places to stay, it is owned by the US Army. I came here when I bought Trail and now the Rabbit.
    I'm so delighted with the condition the Rabbit is in visually, she is the perfect size for me. We will be arriving home in 2 days and we will get the opportunity to go properly through her and start her up! Here are some pics...
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  11. HelloPitty

    HelloPitty Motorbike Enthusiast

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    Wow, what a beauty!!!!!!
  12. Squar

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    Well Red - You certainly fell on your feet there with the Rabbit!

    Jim
  13. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    Congratulations Red & SB!

    Careful, sometimes those Rabbits will multiply(if you know what I mean)!
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  14. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    Wow!
    Red, you and Pitty between you have all the scoot-finding karma in the country...
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  15. Dabears

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    Wow! The condition of what I can see of that Rabbit is amazing. Looking forward to hearing more about it!
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  16. JerryH

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  18. RedArrow

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    Thanks Buddies!
    We are leaving her all wrapped up in the Truck until we get home. She needs a battery ( Which we will take off Ute the scooter) We will start her up Monday morning after we get fresh fluids in her. Here is a pic we took when we got her the night at Julie & Patricks...we look a little weary from traveling...we actually stayed up till 11:00pm that night, we were sooooo excited!
    The Rabbit will be crossing into Arizona around noon today!
    ~ Cute...Red Rabbit RR.jpg
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  19. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    :nod
  20. Squar

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