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post #1 of 20 Old 06-25-2018, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Any scooter riders?

Wondering if any other Gixxus owners have both ends of the spectrum covered and also own a scooter? I just got a 2008 SYM HD200. 171 cc, carbureted and water-cooled, has 16" wheels (unusually large for a scooter but helps soak up the bumps). Been bringing maintenance up-to-date and learning all about variators and such. It is a blast to ride and have had it up to 80 mph indicated, which is optimistic like most 2-wheelers, but not sure by exactly how much. I remember Joe Garfield sold his GSXS when he moved to Hawaii and bought a scooter, but do any of the rest of you have a scooter or small-displacement bike, like a Grom? What do you have and how do you like it?
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Yep, I have a 16 Zuma 125 Yamaha. It gets a lot more use than I care to admit, I use it to go gym, grocery store; parks, etc. my area is speed limit 25-40 and my zuma goes 60 so I can go everywhere on nice days locally. Love the darn thing, only fill up couple times a summer. 110mpg or so

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i want one..you guys are giving me ideas
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They scare me.

Yes, I know, it makes no sense: I ride a GSXS, I've hit 175 on an R1 on public roads, I've wrecked an FZ1 at the track. Scooters scare the **** out of me.

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I don't own one, but I must admit that I've been salivating over one of these:
Honda Super Cub
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or small-displacement bike, like a Grom?
I don't have one, but a friend let me use his for a weekend of racing with the Texas Mini GP. It was a weekend of hilarious stupid fun and now I really want a mini bike. That's me, number 3.



Note, I did really well and took home the 1st place trophy for the Grom class. I mean, just because I WAS the Grom class doesn't mean anything, I was first place!!!
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They scare me.

Yes, I know, it makes no sense: I ride a GSXS, I've hit 175 on an R1 on public roads, I've wrecked an FZ1 at the track. Scooters scare the **** out of me.
Possibly because there's no power to get out of situation? At 70-75 mph mine is pretty much wrung out, so no reserve to pull away if you needed. It'll do freeways but I probably won't make it a habit.


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I don't own one, but I must admit that I've been salivating over one of these:
Honda Super Cub
Interesting...I hadn't seen that before. Definitely a head-turner.
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I live in Thailand and the normal transport is Scooters,

My main scooter is a Honda PCX 150 - so much more practical than the bike, lots of space under the seat, hooks to hang shopping bags and i don't care where I park it.

There is also a Honda Click, Honda MSX or grom and a Kawasaki Z300 all sitting outside leaving me a choice every time I go out - unless i'm shopping the GSXS usually wins
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Yep, I have a 125, max speed of 60 solo, and 60 with a passenger chic (im 150 and they are usually 100lbs) but for my max speeds of 40-45mph roads and all my cities/towns are connected by backroads its great. My gym is 1 mile down road, stores are 1 mile down road, all my parks and local recreation places are like 5 minutes away. Lol Ride around with a milkshake. I can hold a crap ton of food under my seat, so its great for just misc running around. I dont use bike if its that close, it isn't even warmed up by time I get somewhere.

paid 3k for my scooter brand new. dang used ones with like 10k miles was 2k still and older
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I still have a drz but I've never been able to convince myself that scooters are a good idea. Something about not being able to hold the bike with your knees and those tiny wheels. But I love small light vehicles. Maybe a mini bike is in my future. I should probably work on making myself a little more mini first though lol.


I once met a bloke who had a busa and a cbr300. He said he rode the 300 more because it was better for short trips and lots of fun. Probably something in that. Thats the eternal curse of bikes though. The perfect number of bikes is N+1 where N is number you currently have.
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