Post by urbanmadness on Feb 8, 2014 4:43:15 GMT -5
Oh yeah, it's got the touring option.... side bags and all.... It's gonna need a full service and I should probably inspect the variator and belt... it has 34k on the clock... It also has some scuffs on the hump but other then that, it's beautiful. I like the 2006 because it doesn't look like the Beverly, another nice bike, but I don't care for the looks of the Beverly as much or the later Scarabeo's. My challenge... my buddy thinks he locked the keys in the trunk... LOL... So I need to retrieve them. I guess you remove the headlight then you can get at the ignition switch so you can pull the cable manually. That's what I've read anyway.
My next bike is gonna be a goldwing 1100 gl, interstate... found one that needs some TLC but has been stored inside for 12 years.
I'll have to get famillar with shifting gears again, it's been over 20 years and that was on a 175 enduro. Yeah, a goldwing as a first bike is a bit ambitious, but, wight wise it feels about the same as the Big Scarabeo.
Since I work on these scooters, I've riden this one about 50 or 60 miles and got pretty comfortable with it. When I rode my buddies wing around the parking lot, it actually felt lighter and I could flat foot it unlike the Scarabeo. I think it's mostly because the weight is a lot lower and the bike fit me better. I didn't do much more then a parking lot on the wing, because I didn't have my helmet with me, and it was a bit wet out but I did get her into second... wasn't the smoothest shift in the world, mostly because I wasn't used to where the shifter was. It feels like the shifter should of been a little further outboard but, I'd get used to it after a few miles, I'm sure.
2007 Verona 150cc
115MM Hoca variator
12 gram weights
Mukuni fuel pump
top speed (58mph on GPS)
Upgraded valve stems after a blow out
Post by urbanmadness on Mar 3, 2014 0:52:03 GMT -5
Well, I've put over 500 miles on the big beo in just over two weeks and I'm loving it, It's an awesome freeway bike.
Its still getting the whoopies in u-turns but I'm loving it. I actually do better in u-turns with my buddies 1500gl goldwing (another totally awesome bike I shouldn't of ridden because now I want one, but it serves as motivation to get my 1100 running)
The Big Beo is happy in the fast lane, with some extra pep in reserve. As a matter of fact you have to watch the speedo, because the speed will creep up on you. More then once I've looked down and was doing 85mph. My only real complaint on the freeway, is the throttle is a little stiff, and it does cramp the hand a little. I do have a cramp buster but I don't like it, as most of the time it's in the way. The suspension on the bike is nothing short of awe inspiring. It's very smooth, yet doesn't feel soft. The bike is just got such a nice ride without feeling like it's floating or vague. The bike is a little top heavy as you would expect from the riding position. I do wish there was a little more leg room, but it's comfortable. If I had a longer inseam, that could cause problems. (I have a 30" inseam)
Filtering to the front of traffic is not for the faint of heart. It's a little on the wide side, but with care it's doable. I'm sure as I become more confident with the bike, it won't be a problem as I do it now on streets with wider lanes.
So far I'm getting around 48mpg. Gas milage on surface street with stops for traffic lights is better then running it on the freeway, but it's holding steady at 48mpg per the computer.