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Old 01-17-2013, 07:25 PM   #11491
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You married?
Yes Dave , Tied The knot on 5 -5 -10 , Auspicious date for a Fairytale Union .





It was all good until she decided she had to quit work ( Good bye $ 60 K pa.) to save what she had left of her mental health ( Psyc Nurse working in NSW Health ) . Now we need to limit the liability of travel for learning new things and enjoying cheaper pastimes . Re the scooter .

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:55 PM   #11492
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Sure, wife

A friend of mine had Kymco Espresso / Kymco People 150cc 4t. Not the fanciest but could not kill it with a stick. Stolen 4 or 5 times in Sydney, backed over, dropped etc etc - cheap as chips replacement panels. Spongy brakes but not life threatening most of the time . . . Rode it 2 up to Canberra and back - full noise at 90. Rode it down Range F/T and out Wombeyan following me (albeit slower) - and I I gave it a thorough bottoming out - just for fun. About 4k I think. Since he's more financial these days and his business is paying for it he has an Aprilia Mojito or Scarabeo - I have not ridden that.

Antoher friend had an Aprilia Sportcity 200 - 5 years ago now I spose - that was tops. Carmima ended up buying it off him and commuting on it for a while - and it survived that so it must be good. That was much nicer to ride and braked better - about 2500 would buy you one now - second hand. I think they were 7k or so new. He rode it to his parents place in Canb all the time - did a lot of k's. Nice Scooter - much nicer than the Kymco.

Buy a 'Scooter' mag - they have a list of everything available in the back.


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Big wheels - 15" or above I reckon - 12"s SUCK.
Styling - some like the old - I like the new.
Required speed - a 150cc is a pain for more than 10 mins at 100 - and some may not get there.
Inclusions - top box, under seat storage etc - bloody handy and popular for the lasses handbags and crap

Having said that about 150cc - there was a recent Aprilia Sportcity One 125 that was in the 3k bracket I think. I never rode one but I'd figured it would be in my list if there was no highway involved - I like new stuff and they are still on bikesales now with 0km
Thanks Deano , I'll buy you a Rum when next you get your hairy arse down south far enough to meet up .

Locally , the fastest you can go legally is 90 kph , but on a trip to town 80 is the limit , so a Scoot that tops out at 100 kph would be adequate .

I have 3 900cc PLUS bikes with big wheels , can't really see me getting any kicks out of riding a 4T scooter .

My Ct 110 is going to be the trade in ...... or sacrifice to the market to part fund this scooter purchase IF it actually happens ( as opposed to just being lip service to thriftiness . ) and my CT 110 gets used for about 6 trips to the shops , in runners , shorts and blue singlet , each year , an ATGAT man I am NOT .

I have been riding these two wheeled contraptions for 80 % of my life time and I reckon ATGAT is for beginners and fools , keeping your mind focused on the task at hand is MUCH more important than how you are dressed to accomplish it !
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:59 PM   #11493
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are bar risers a one-size-fits-all thing as long as the bolts are correct and long enough?
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #11494
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are bar risers a one-size-fits-all thing as long as the bolts are correct and long enough?



NO .
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:24 PM   #11495
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NO .

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Old 01-18-2013, 12:28 AM   #11496
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This should explain, standard bolts will do. But you will still need the correct fitment for your bike.



Check this:

http://www.motorcycleadventure.com.a...roduct_id=2708
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:34 AM   #11497
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My wife has expressed interest in learning to ride , I am thinking scooter for transport into town for low costs , minimal fuel , no parking fees , ease of use when dressed in a skirt , etc , etc .

So to this end , I am asking the amassed knowledge ( or lack there of ) if there are any stand out brands in the scooter world ?


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As I know virtually nothing about them , I want a CVT type transmission , adequate power for accelerating out of trouble and a reasonable start price , if all this costs as much as a DR 650 then they can keep it in my opinion . If it were for me I would be looking for a 2 stroke manual ( Vespa PX 200 ) , but I am sure my wife does not need one that has a power band and gears .
I know stuff all about scooters, altrhough one is turning up for me later this year from Europe
I have seen two spills in Nowra , girls on scooters, one happened right in front of me, nearly ran over her, I saw the front wheel just fold under, so the biggest wheels you can get are essential I reckon.Hope she enjoys it
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:40 AM   #11498
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Yes Dave , Tied The knot on 5 -5 -10 , Auspicious date for a Fairytale Union .





It was all good until she decided she had to quit work ( Good bye $ 60 K pa.) to save what she had left of her mental health ( Psyc Nurse working in NSW Health ) . Now we need to limit the liability of travel for learning new things and enjoying cheaper pastimes . Re the scooter .

Cheers
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Errr... Congrats.

You can have a shitload of fun on small bikes. Mental health is worth saving. Gotta think of it as having a happy Mrs not a 60k deficit. I try to do this... My Mrs has a small business / hobby It would be great if she could earn even 20!
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:19 AM   #11499
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ok got the camping gear onboard, with my colman instant hotwater on demand with optional shower head, and a 30l bio toilet. im right for my holiday now
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:25 AM   #11500
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on a more serious note, i got board today and finally installed that genuine givi brake light topbox thing i had sitting in the shed, over engineered, and the instructions were worse than Chinese, lots of little double pronged bulkhead things, so it goes from base into topbox, then from bottom to the lid of the topbox, then into another hole, into a few leds inside the lid.


and i butchered a charging cable, and plugged it into my powerlet bulkhead port, to install a maplight and a voltometer, controlled by a 2 way switch.

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Old 01-19-2013, 01:40 PM   #11501
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:43 PM   #11502
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Todays quiz

A little test of wits, last night while indulging in a cold XXXX at the Stonehenge Pub, i noticed a sign in the bar that said: YCHJCYFCFTRFDS It took me about another 12 beers to work it out See how you go .
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:52 PM   #11503
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:47 PM   #11504
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Over it!!!!!!!!!!! Went to move one of the hot rods, spat the front seal out of the tranny



This is built with clearances of about 2mm all round, so I've had a fair old workout, but its on the floor!


Havent used it for years, but because its totally built by me, I'll never get rid of it, they can dig a dirty big hole and stick me in the drivers seat with the DR in the back and fill it in when the time comes!
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:54 PM   #11505
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You could have told me sooner Russ, i wouldn't be wearing the hangover.
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