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Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,823
Posted By Max Dongo
The SR50 is not a moped in NC, so when you get...

The SR50 is not a moped in NC, so when you get pulled over going 45 you are going to be out all your money and out your scooter.

A good choice if you want good and cheap is the Eton Beamer III....
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,073
Posted By Max Dongo
We are a dealer, and Carter Brothers has been...

We are a dealer, and Carter Brothers has been good lately as far as parts availability.
What is the problem you are having?
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,470
Posted By Max Dongo
Not even close. I have a Zuma, a Kymco Vitality...

Not even close. I have a Zuma, a Kymco Vitality 4T and one of the SYM built 2 strokes, all made in Taiwan, and you can't compare the ride, build quality or reliability of the SYM or Kymco to Yamaha....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 77,844
Posted By Max Dongo
When you want to, you can carry a passenger on...

When you want to, you can carry a passenger on the Zuma, and the Ruckus won't do any better offroad than the zuma either. With about $600 and the Parts Unlimited catalog, you can really make the Zuma...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,572
Posted By Max Dongo
I've seen a few Zuma motors show up on Ebay from...

I've seen a few Zuma motors show up on Ebay from time to time.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 66,521
Posted By Max Dongo
I'm looking out at one on the showroom right now....

I'm looking out at one on the showroom right now. The Zuma is a little more robust than the Vino, and will probably handle a bit better, but if you're just going around town, the Vino is cool to look...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 66,521
Posted By Max Dongo
[quote=chadhargis]True, the Agility is made in...

[quote=chadhargis]True, the Agility is made in China, but it's made in a Kymco factory with their quality control in place. I did a bit of research on the model, and found that they are very good...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2008, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,325
Posted By Max Dongo
This might be the one you are thinking about. ...

This might be the one you are thinking about.
great guys.

http://www.honda50.cc/
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2008, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,728
Posted By Max Dongo
Spend the extra $200. The Taiwanese Kymco product...

Spend the extra $200. The Taiwanese Kymco product is great, a lot of the Chinese product has mechanical issues. Most of the people who write how great they are have less than 4000 miles on them. If...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 36,535
Posted By Max Dongo
Every Agility I ever saw had Made In China on a...

Every Agility I ever saw had Made In China on a big label right above the headlight. They are not final assembled in Taiwan, and they are poorly made out of cheap metal.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,792
Posted By Max Dongo
This would be illegal, were it true. And it's...

This would be illegal, were it true. And it's not.

The Aprilia lineup uses the Marinelli motor for the most part, while Vespa and Piaggio use their own. Unfortunately, the new Vespas and...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-13-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,821
Posted By Max Dongo
Tiny Metro

The Metro is tiny. Make sure you can fit on it.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-08-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,562
Posted By Max Dongo
The Fiddle II is made is China. I sold one a...

The Fiddle II is made is China. I sold one a couple of months ago to a guy who's already got over 2000 miles on it.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-08-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By Max Dongo
We've had some of the more unscrupulous venders...

We've had some of the more unscrupulous venders of the Chinese crap making photocopies of the MOPED tag that is used in South Carolina and putting it on the 150s. Guy got pulled over and hit with...
Forum: Vendors 10-03-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Max Dongo
I'm not a BMW dealer. Sorry. I know there are a...

I'm not a BMW dealer. Sorry. I know there are a couple on the board who might be able to cut you a deal on the extended warranty though.
Forum: Vendors 10-03-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Max Dongo
Eek Factory Extended Warranties

If your factory warranty is about to expire, or you just want to save a lot of money on the factory extended warranty, send me a PM.

I can get you a great price on a factory extended warranty for...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Max Dongo
Wow, that's a whole $50 off MSRP. And I suspect...

Wow, that's a whole $50 off MSRP. And I suspect the dealers that have them for $2099 on Cycle Trader are going to Freight and Prep them back to reality. Nobody is discounting Zumas to cost because...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,833
Posted By Max Dongo
SYM Fiddle 2

We just got our SYMs yesterday, and I was very pleased with the size of the Fiddle 2. It's a lot like the Vino, but built for the American frame. Much easier to take two people on it.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Max Dongo
Then you're not going to ride a Zuma. They've got...

Then you're not going to ride a Zuma. They've got some stuff in this price range down at Pepboys.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,178
Posted By Max Dongo
The problem with the Kymco Agility is that it is...

The problem with the Kymco Agility is that it is cheap, poorly constructed Chinese product snuck in under the Kymco reputation. The fit and finish and welds are third world quality. Already, dealers...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By Max Dongo
The Ultimate Weirdo Bait

I have never had someone come in asking about that bike that wasn't a complete weirdo. The bike brings them out of the hollars and off of the internet. I park it outside and point it out to them,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Max Dongo
Moving to Charleston, SC, temp housing suggestions needed

My wife and I are moving to Charleston, SC, and need to find a place to rent right away. I am looking for something furnished, in the 800-1000 range. If anyone has any information about short term...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,994
Posted By Max Dongo
Kymco just lowered the msrp of the People 150 to...

Kymco just lowered the msrp of the People 150 to $2799. It's freeway legal, very reliable, stable, and women love the bike.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,369
Posted By Max Dongo
No, it doesn't, and no, they aren't.

No, it doesn't, and no, they aren't.
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,791
Posted By Max Dongo
Great Report.

Great Report.
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,183
Views: 881,657
Posted By Max Dongo
Center stand

Did anyone ever find a source for a center stand for the 92-93 model?
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,734
Posted By Max Dongo
Don't forget the Hyosung GT250 and the Suzuki...

Don't forget the Hyosung GT250 and the Suzuki GS500. that's a great bike for a taller person.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-28-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By Max Dongo
There is a parking garage on Ofarrell and Powell,...

There is a parking garage on Ofarrell and Powell, behind Macys, where you can park for really cheap rates. A block from Union Square, and your bike is completely safe.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By Max Dongo
The Kymco People is a great choice. Well worth...

The Kymco People is a great choice. Well worth the money. We have had people bring them in for routine service who bought them years ago in Europe and claim they are the best thing out there.

I...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,148
Posted By Max Dongo
I saw a lot of them in Peru, all chinese from the...

I saw a lot of them in Peru, all chinese from the looks of it.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,333
Posted By Max Dongo
Two adults, two kids, a baby and a live chicken.

Two adults, two kids, a baby and a live chicken.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 57,340
Posted By Max Dongo
You need a 125, or a derestricted 50cc two...

You need a 125, or a derestricted 50cc two stroke. Good luck finding a Japanese one. Most of the good ones, including the Yamaha Vino, are made in Taiwan.

The Kymco Agility is a great 125, and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By Max Dongo
I've got a set in Ojai.

I've got a set in Ojai.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 11,523
Posted By Max Dongo
A guy on a GS once waved me over in Santa Monica...

A guy on a GS once waved me over in Santa Monica and gave me a flier for a monthly get together involving European and Adventure bikes. I believe it was in LA proper.

Barney's Beanery is a great...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 28,448
Posted By Max Dongo
Try a bicycle tour. You see a whole lot more.

Try a bicycle tour. You see a whole lot more.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,356
Posted By Max Dongo
Unless it was almost free

Unless it was almost free, or you are insanely good at fixing things and hunting down parts, don't even get into it if the scooter needs more than a carb clean and battery. You can get a good...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,960
Posted By Max Dongo
you will get the best fuel economy out of the...

you will get the best fuel economy out of the Majesty or the Burgman 400. They are pretty equal, but the Yamaha turns a little quicker and the suzuki feels more stable at high speed. The storage on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 43,300
Views: 8,199,499
Posted By Max Dongo
There aren't going to be many of these around. We...

There aren't going to be many of these around. We are a pretty good size dealer and we've been cut back to 2 from the 8 we ordered. Last one was on the floor 36 hours, and we just got the new one in.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
Posted By Max Dongo
can you put a turbo on the smaller bike? that...

can you put a turbo on the smaller bike? that might save you a lot of money if you kept it long after it ran.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,042
Posted By Max Dongo
They just jump right off the kickstand.

They just jump right off the kickstand.
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