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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Jim Moore, Aug 7, 2011.
Good Karma if you offer to take her for a short ride around the neighborhood.
I'll give it a shot.
Update. Yesterday I saw her entering a thrift shop. She weighs about 90 lbs., looks to be in her fifties. She wore a faded house dress, sandals, and a huge straw hat. I parked my scooter and walked inside. "Hi," I said, "Remember me?" Obviously she didn't. "I'm the guy that had the red Yamaha Vino. I recall you were so impressed with it that you went right out and bought one."
"Oh, yes," she said, looking less suspicious.
"Do you still have it?"
"Oh, yes. I do still have it."
"Wonderful....Um, have you ever ridden it?"
"Oh, yes." (Obviously not the answer I expected).
"Great. Do you ride it a lot?"
"No. Just now and then."
"Would you consider selling it?"
"No. It's not for sale." She turned away and began examining dresses on a rack. End of a conversation she did not seem all that pleased to be having.
I guess if I'm going to change someone's life I'll have to look elsewhere.
She's probably not really riding it, but selling it is clearly out of the question. Oh, well, keep saying hello when you see her out.
I use her to commute to work (about 15 miles +/-) but I also ride her with my scooter group. Have had her up to 55 but I prefer 45 or less...it's about town scoot but can handle 2 lane 55 mph highways but I'm always in a group ride for those. Mine's 2009 bought her with 90 miles on her in 2012 for $1500. Owner was a previous owner of a Yamaha dealership. I'm a petite female and it's perfect for me!
The Vino 125 will handle full throttle forever. I have 24,000 miles on my '08, almost all of it at full throttle. It still runs like new. I have been thinking about selling it since i got the 2012 Zuma 125, but with that many miles on it, I doubt it has any resale value. So I'll probably just keep it.