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Old 07-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #106
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Thanks! It's my first and only one so far...... I hope to make more trips in the near future. Hope to go from here to Oklahoma some time next year!
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:22 AM   #107
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Not an expert but a fan of aviation. I think these are Short Range bombers A6 Intruders. Funny thing is that they do not have any countermesure to reply fire if they are attack in the air!
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:50 AM   #108
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Maybe that's why they ain't in the air no more! haha....

Well, hopefully they have moved on in technology since these things were made!
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:21 PM   #109
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What's a good beginner Bike for me??

I was considering looking into a Honda Rebel if I can find one to upgrade to something else or in addtion to what I am riding now. Just don't know what a good beginner bike would be for someone who never operated one before.

Anybody have any suggestions???
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:37 PM   #110
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Nice report It's always nice to see a couple riding together. Scooterchick, congrats on your first long ride. I'm sure you will have many more ahead.

As for a good beginner bike for Scooterchick, that 250 you are riding now seems like a pretty good choice. A Honda Rebel would probably be a step backwards from your Kymco. Small motorcycles are not really made for comfort. Scooters are much better in that respect. If you really want to try a motorcycle then probably the best small bike out there is the (don't laugh) Ninja 250. Not the new ones but a 2007 or older. Much more comfortable than a Rebel, better performance and much better suspension. The only advantage the Rebel has is a lower seat height if that is important to you. However, if you really want comfort then stick to a scooter. You could always upgrade the seat on your Kymco or add a seat cushion. Also, what you wear will also affect comfort and whether or not you bet monkey butt. Wear synthetic underwear. Also, riding pants often will provide extra cushion and make your seat feel more comfortable. Both of those things make a big difference for me.

Speaking of seat cushions, What is that seat pad on Scootard's Yamaha. I'm looking for something for the passenger portion of my Aprilia's seat.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:59 PM   #111
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[QUOTE=klaviator;19143773Speaking of seat cushions, What is that seat pad on Scootard's Yamaha. I'm looking for something for the passenger portion of my Aprilia's seat.[/QUOTE]

Hey K:
Yeah, we were looking at a couple of options for the Chick. We even considered a Honda CM400A, but haven't come up with a workable option. The Kymco is an excellent bike barring a little seat discomfort. The "Neverending Saga" had a cruiser -style seat, low wide and soft, and a relaxed foot forward riding position much like the Maj, but we'll probably have to find someone to custom form a seat pan to duplicate that. Upholstery after that would be a breeze.

The blue cushions you see on the Maj fulfill two purposes. First they give some keister relief as the stock upholstery is very firm. Secondly the additional inch and a half give me effectively three inches more legroom. I had always found the riding position a little short.

The cushions are just outdoor camping cushions, glorified mouse pads really. There are two of them which I laminated with some double faced tape, and secured with shrink wrap. Now that I know they do the trick I just have to get an upholsterer to shape them and recover. Ride on! Total cost so far about $20.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:28 PM   #112
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Hi "K",

Thanks for the advice on the learner bike. I think I might be riding all I can handle anyway in regard to weight. I don't have a lot of upper body strength and it took me forever to even think I could push my 50cc when I had one! ha

Now, that I have this one, I know I can put it on the center stand with just a little struggle. But Scootard says that is more about "technique" than strength. I think it's both since it won't get there without a little help from me!

I haven't tried to push this one yet......oh lord! It's a little intimidating to think I might drop this thing....Again! I dropped it once when we started out on our trip when I went to park and "thought" the kickstand was fully engaged. It wasn't...I decided to let it fall with the stuff on it and not let it take me with it!

Sooooo, except for the monkey butt.....(which I am now over)...I think you are right. I even considered the Kymco Downtown 300i, but man, that thing seems bulky to me for some reason. Just not comfortable with something that big. I did sit on it once I think.....and the foot placement was weird like the Bet and Win that I have.

Synthetic? Really? Wow...never heard that one. I thought cotton would have been good. I will try the synthetic stuff though.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:58 PM   #113
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I was reading the very enjoyable Wee Beastie report and found a link to you guys. I just followed your first long trip for Scooter Chick. A great trip and photos I saw the planned trip to Oklahoma and Texas.I am in the tent space thread if you get to El Paso.I have good coffee.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:13 PM   #114
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Hey Westerly:
The closest we will get to El Paso is Amarillo on this trip. We also have good coffee and if you are up in Canada, we are on the tent space list as well. Look us up and you will see where we are. Thanx for the offer though....Ride On!
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:38 PM   #115
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11408 views. Scooterchick and I feel very gratified to be able to contribute. We not only enjoyed riding with you, but our adventures continue. Follow th blog link to see more.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:51 PM   #116
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11408 views. Scooterchick and I feel very gratified to be able to contribute. We not only enjoyed riding with you, but our adventures continue. Follow th blog link to see more.
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+1 more view. what are friends for

I should be starting my RR soon. 14 more sleeps before lift off

why are you posting ? Have you finished all of your yardwork? Scooterchick told me to keep an eye on you

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