I've been thinking and playing around with some ideas lately. We all agree scooters are the way to go, simple, easy to ride, not beastly by any means, yet still gives you everything a motorcycle has. The main problem I see with scooters is that there are few (and I mean the Ruckus and Zuma alone) "dual sport" scooters out there. What if I took a Honda Reflex (theoretically speaking), made the general body size and shape slimmer, slapped some tall off-road suspension increasing the height a few inches, gave it some knobbies, changed the CVT so it's much like the hi/lo CVTs on side by sides, gave it a general performance upgrade, louder exhaust, moved the pipe over out from the bottom, high-up front fender, etc. Why not just buy a GS650? In addition to ease of use, comfort, and rideablilty that scooters inherently have. Scooters are also really really reliable, mainly in the engine and drivetrain areas. What do you think? Who wouldn't want one? I'm planning a trip to California (from Utah) on a Honda Elite, so I'm thinking of an ideal bike to take. My one question is, is it possible to detach the rear wheel and engine somehow? Obviously if you're going over some pretty gnarley terrain you don't want your motor doing the same thing your tire is. Would it be possible to have the belt like the chain on a motorcycle? Opened up? Without that crankcase? Or am I just stupid?