Yamaha Vino 125?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Jim Moore, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. MiniBike

    MiniBike Been here awhile

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    Good Karma if you offer to take her for a short ride around the neighborhood.:clap
  2. blugg1

    blugg1 Been here awhile

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    I'll give it a shot.
  3. Scott_F

    Scott_F Been here awhile

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    +1
  4. blugg1

    blugg1 Been here awhile

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    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.
  5. MiniBike

    MiniBike Been here awhile

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    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.
  6. klloch

    klloch n00b

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    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!
  7. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    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.