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Old 02-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #91
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had to look back at op, wow 35in inseam! stick to sitting on any brands biggest scoot till you find one that fits. good luck!
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:31 PM   #92
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had to look back at op, wow 35in inseam! stick to sitting on any brands biggest scoot till you find one that fits. good luck!
Tmax and Scarabeo fit.

Don't like the Euro look of the Beo.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:49 PM   #93
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The Burg 650 is a very agile and comfortable bike especially with the backrest adapter added. Check out the one in the link below. Several hundred dollars in extras. Seller would probably knock off a hundred or so to help with cost of plane ticket. I have a friend that has an 06 with 49K miles on it and runs perfect. Saw a guy at the gas station a week ago and he had 92K miles on his and he was headed 300 miles south to St. George Island. Ran perfect. http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/2841612055.html
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:55 PM   #94
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The Burg 650 is a very agile and comfortable bike especially with the backrest adapter added. Check out the one in the link below. Several hundred dollars in extras. Seller would probably knock off a hundred or so to help with cost of plane ticket. I have a friend that has an 06 with 49K miles on it and runs perfect. Saw a guy at the gas station a week ago and he had 92K miles on his and he was headed 300 miles south to St. George Island. Ran perfect. http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/2841612055.html
Thanks.

I tried out the Burgmans and my knees hit on both.

I'm (hopefully) taking delivery of an 09 TMAX tomorrow morning.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:06 PM   #95
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Honestly, I would love something this size, but I am concerned that at my size, I would look like a monkey humping a football while riding it. ;)
I'm taller than you and I have checked myself out on my Citycom and I look totally cool or at least as cool as an old fat guy can look.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:36 AM   #96
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Uggg...dude still has a loan. No clear title? No thanks.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:52 AM   #97
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That sucks, but keep looking it is worth the wait.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:42 AM   #98
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I am 6'1" with a 34" inseam.

I have ridden a Silverwing and a Tmax. It has been a couple of years but I remember being pretty comfortable on both of them.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:09 PM   #99
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I ride a Piaggio MP3 500 (maxi-scooter).

Added some foot pegs which gives me the ability to stretch my legs during longer trips.

Longest trip in a 17 hour period. 500 miles

In a three day period. 988 miles (3 Twisted Sisters - San Antonio)

I just love this scoot.

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Old 03-24-2013, 01:02 PM   #100
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very frustrating topic for me. for the life of me i cannot figure why most maxi's i have tried have less room for my legs / kness then my Kymco Agility 125 or even a Genuine Buddy

its what made me look MC for a bigger bike. given my few viable choices for ergo comfort on a maxi it is just too limiting. Yamaha Majesty and SW fit me best, most others just felt small at the seat, with a big bike underneath. weird sensation. i would like more then a few choices in the world of big bikes, more choices then a 400cc or just get the SW, and certainly the ability to get something for under or around $5,000 new or used that suits me. $10,000 for a SW? sure. if you want one and its not one of very few choices :/
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:40 PM   #101
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In 2 or 3 years the new honda nc700 and nc500 are going to fit the bill nice for a tall scooter like ride with a good price. By then they ll be 2 to 4 grand .
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:43 AM   #102
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That's funny, I'm an ex VStrom guy (had 2) moving to scoots. :)
I solved the V-Strom vs scooter issue. I kept my 02 Strom when I bought my Citycom. I actually find myself putting more miles on the scoot, it's all I need for most of my riding and it's much less fascinating to Officer Friendly.

Still for loading up with camping gear and taking off for a week in the mountains, the big bike is the way to go.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:28 PM   #103
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^ yeah they found that in the comparo on motorcycle.com when pitted against other maxi scoots. certainly nothing wrong with the quality of the bike, though

i too see the Beo as a more straight up city bike. a city with lots of hills and freeways like L.A. and its surrounding areas would be nice for it. but for distance riding or "fun" better choices do exist. its like a glorified commuter scoot. i say glorified because of the 500cc motor

i am pretty sure the previous gen Beo 500 was more liked by its owners, perhaps. especially for distance and touring

Depends on the owner, I prefer my 500ie to the GT. The GT is simply too massive and heavy for me but I've put 14,000 miles on the "lite" Scarabeo in trips of up to 3,700 miles.
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