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Old 03-21-2006, 10:48 AM   #1
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Off Road Scooter?

Is there a off road scooter available in the US? I like the old Honda Cubs, but can't find many of them around anymore. I also like the Zuma, but think it might be under powered. TGB makes a scoot they call offroad last year, but this year it's called Key West. Any Thoughts?

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Old 03-21-2006, 04:42 PM   #2
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:24 PM   #3
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How offroad do you plan to go? My husband takes his offroad.

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Old 03-21-2006, 06:41 PM   #4
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What's your definition of offroad?
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Old 03-22-2006, 08:54 AM   #5
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I just bought a Zuma for $500 I'll see what it can .
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:40 PM   #6
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I just bought a Zuma for $500 I'll see what it can .
Do?

How in the heck did you get it for $500???

Post the pics. I'm curious about off-road scootering also. Last week, during the first ride after I brought it homw, I went along the edge of the cornfiled (behind the Five Seasons gym) I think I have the wrong tires on it though. Once the new Zippys wear out, I may have to try and find some of those Kendras.
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:02 AM   #7
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What about the Baja 150? http://www.tngscooters.com/DesktopDe...aspx?TabId=124



Does anyone have it?? It looks real interesting and the price is right..The TnG is supposed to be a pretty good scoot...
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:29 PM   #8
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What about the Baja 150? http://www.tngscooters.com/DesktopDe...aspx?TabId=124



Does anyone have it?? It looks real interesting and the price is right..The TnG is supposed to be a pretty good scoot...
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Old 03-30-2006, 12:50 PM   #9
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cool, I would like to see pix and hear all about it when you get it. I think the only thing it lacks is some agressive tires like the Ruckus/Zuma and then you would be good to go...
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:54 PM   #10
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[quote=brockster]Do?

How in the heck did you get it for $500???

The guy I bought it from has a car lot and he bought it at a police auction. It was a theft recovery. He thought it wasn't street legal (Idiot) that's how I got it cheap. So Far I've put 3" Teal Fur with Neon Green highlites, integrated the blinkers in the tail lens, put flush mount blinkers on the front, and put a pipe kit on it from Team Calamri. I haven't taken it off road but sure is fun around town. I'm going to make a 12o'clock bar for it next. I bought this to stunt and take it on dirt/gravel roads. I'll try to get someone to post pics for me, I don't have an account anywhere yet.
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Old 04-03-2006, 03:27 PM   #11
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TNG Baja 150

I looked at one, sat on it, not impressed. The fit and finish compared to my Kymco was really low quality. This one had very low miles but had a camo paint job that looked horrible (home made job?). I do like the black/ rat bike idea though. I wish I could take a test ride and see for sure. It looks like a great advscoot.
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:29 PM   #12
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Yeah, the echos what I heard at the WKRP rally this weekend. I was talking to a couple that had borrowed a friend's Baja. Due to it's rough ride, it quickly gained the nickname of "The Abortionist".

Maybe you could find an old Elite 80, and put bed lining material on the plastic panels. Or strip some of the panels off. Instant rat.
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:56 PM   #13
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How about a Sachs Madass... it's got big wheels, bound to fit some dirtbike tires on one.
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:05 AM   #14
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The Trailkat (http://www.tkat.com/contents.html) might be a good option, but not really a scooter and not road-capable.
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:51 PM   #15
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Sachs Madass aka Tomberlin.net

Saw one at our local multi brand mega dealership. Lots of interest from people in the store. Looks to be very high quality. I do wonder if it goes by any other names.
http://tomberlin.net/tomberlinoutdoor/madass.htm
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