Your reasons for owning a scooter?

Discussion in 'General Scooter Discussion' started by tErr0, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Merlin

    Merlin Old School Biker

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    Same here, Scootz. My scoot is going to be my weekend toy and local runabout when it's finished, with the occasional run into work.
     
  2. scootzmadness

    scootzmadness Left the forum.

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    ive been really tempted to buy a speedfight 100 and put the engine into my jog to make a sleeper but have resisted so far.
     
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  3. Mark Emerson Trentham

    Mark Emerson Trentham Well Known Member. Staff Member

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    Obviously,you have'nt got mt doctor,creak.;).:D.
     
  4. Mark Emerson Trentham

    Mark Emerson Trentham Well Known Member. Staff Member

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    Starting ,small,cheap,sensible?,for my 1st brand new bike/ped -
    got this almost irresisstable urge,to get a new Pulse Scout for some reason.o_O.
     
  5. scudybeef

    scudybeef Madness,whats that all about eh?

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    I bought mine purely for financial reasons at first,owned a car all my life(im 45),but couldn't justify the cost of it just sitting outside my house rusting away,,with the cost of petrol,insurance,tax,mot,maintanence,it was becoming more expensive than a taxi for the amount of time i actually used it.

    As soon as mot time came up,i made the decision to get rid of the car,figuring i would just walk or get lifts if needed,but my mates gf has a new chinese scoot and when she mentioned the cost,i figured i could justify having one,as it sits indoors in my hallway,is cheap to buy,cheap to run,cheap to fix,,,and best of all,if i cant afford the insurance or mot for any reason,i can declare it off road as its in my house,until i can afford whatever would be needed.

    Wish i'd got one sooner now,great a to b machines,i wont be touring on it or anything,but for local stuff,it's brilliant.

    jonway madness 125cc,64 plate.
     
  6. Mark Emerson Trentham

    Mark Emerson Trentham Well Known Member. Staff Member

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    Figured another reason why i ride a scooter now -
    believe there's no way in h.ll a geared bike could hack it in traffic,like a scooter can.:).
     
  7. King_L

    King_L New Member

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    I ride because i cant afford a car yet :]
     
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  8. MrXT

    MrXT Active Member

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    There are lots of road barriers near where I work blocking cars forcing them to take a long route around, scooters and motorbikes can pass through the bike path so that's why I ride a scooter. Can't beat the fuel economy either and its fun!!! Would like to upgrade to a geared bike soon but it looks complicated. I like the simplicity of twist and go but the fuel tank on scooters is small 4L on my scooter compared to 18L on the bike im interested in...I feel like I'm forever in a petrol station.
     
  9. Rockin'EZ

    Rockin'EZ Active Member

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    Pretty much why I bought my first Yamaha Twin Jet 100 in 1969. It got me all around Amarillo Tx until the temp dropped below zero.... Great reason to have a scoot.
     
  10. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    my BMW (bike) has a 40 odd liter tank!
     
  11. King_L

    King_L New Member

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    Its really weird tho because now ive been ridig for a month ive stopped looking at cars and begun looking at r125's .
     
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  12. MrXT

    MrXT Active Member

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    I bet that won't be fun picking it up if it ever ends up on its side!
     
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  13. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    low CoG so isnt too bad, dropped it once already.
     
  14. Mark Emerson Trentham

    Mark Emerson Trentham Well Known Member. Staff Member

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    Play in traffic with one.:).:) -

    Nuff said.;).
     
  15. scootzmadness

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    try picking up a triumph tiger 800 with full fuel tank, panniers and topbox with a tankbag and some other camping gear strapped to it... not easy!
     
  16. twodogs

    twodogs Active Member

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    got mine so I don't get wet feet on the way to work, traffic makes a car a nightmare, a scooter is easy to keep clean compared to a bike ,all it needs a wipe over were as a bike has all them hard to reach bits
    and no gear changing bliss hand guards.jpg
     
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  17. MrXT

    MrXT Active Member

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    Dirt gets to those hard to reach bits too. Motorbikes have easy access to everything, scooters are covered with panels that you need to need to remove and that adds a lot of costs when taking it for a service as more than half the time servicing a scooter involves removing the panels.

    Cleaning dirt and grime build up over the airbox and tubes ect where the wheels kick it all in is very hard.
     
  18. thosoneill

    thosoneill Active Member

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    I've chosen a scooter because I am now 58 and my fitness level ain't too good - my legs stiffen up and I get cramp on a bike after an hour or so - the upright riding position on the scooter suits me just fine and my current scooter can accommodate a full face helmet under the seat - ideally I would like to own the 750cc Honda integra however at present I cannot afford one - my recently acquired Sym citycom 300i will have to do - I'm never content with what I've got which is a bad trait to have
     
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  19. Mark Emerson Trentham

    Mark Emerson Trentham Well Known Member. Staff Member

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    I ride one,cause they're practical and make sense in getting about in a user friendly way.
    Would advise/mind,that you try one on for size and how you get on with it,an don't just buy any old thing,less it's down to economics or it's a deal that would'nt make sense to pass up.;).mk.
     
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  20. Bawdy

    Bawdy New Member

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    I bought one because I love being on two wheels and wasn't using my bike as it was impractical for city use, which is where I unfortunately need to use it for 80% of the time, in a no money world I'd still have a big bike and a smaller scooter, but reality dictates my MaxSYM 600i does everything I need it to, and well.
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