Post by bigggroovy on Nov 11, 2015 14:41:25 GMT -5
It's weird. I've been pulled over in cars, trucks, even on a tractor! But the police don't even give me a second look on my scooter. I do speed from time to time. I lane split too which is illegal here in Alabama. But they just don't seem to care. Weird huh?
After 40 motorcycycles from Monsters, to crotch rockets to Harley's to Guzzi's, I'm more excited about getting a 150 than I was a year ago getting a Triumph Scrambler last year. Am I crazy or finally figuring out I had more fun 50 years ago on a Honda 50 than on a CBR900rr? Guess speed and power aren't everything. Even old dogs can learn
Can buy a new 2012 for $3400 plus tax and tags. Just bought a Wolf 150 which is a bit disappointing but willing to sell it at a loss. Still learning but I'm addicted the 300 should be all I need, not interested in the Goldwings type luxo scooters. Seems like the Kymco is a a great deal for the tech, quality and performance from in town to 2 up and even the 65mph highways. Any advice appreciated. It will also replace my 500 pound Triumph. At age 65 it's time to ditch overweight classics
Think about a used 400cc Majesty or Burgman instead. You can find ridiculously low mileage ones for about that much. I just bought my 2012 Majesty 400 for about $3500 plus tax, tags, and title with about 2100 miles on it.
I'm a big fellow, over 300 pounds and over 6 ft tall. About as much load as two average size people. I went with a 400cc scooter for the following reasons, and I'm glad I did. 1. A 300 cc motor isn't that much bigger than a 250cc motor. 2. Many highways have higher speed limits than 65 MPH 3. Most of the time the actual traffic speed is five to fifteen MPH faster than the speed limit. 4. Head winds are a fact of life. 5. Up hill grades are too. 6. If you aren't into doing your own wrenching they have a large, long established nation wide dealership network and parts distribution system.
The only clinker is the 400cc machines weigh close to 500 pounds, but the over 70 contingent of the A C W Scooter Club seem to have no problems handling their maxi scooters. Ask the dealer to let you move one around and see how it works for you.
Post by bigggroovy on Jul 23, 2015 23:31:17 GMT -5
I miss riding. Lately it rains everytime I get ready to head in to work. The weather here sux! It rains at some point everyday! And with the rain comes the thunder and lightning! Uggg! I'm stuck driving my tahoe. Don't get me wrong, I love my tahoe but it's a gas guzzler. I MISS MY MAJESTY!
Yesterday I was thinking of driving my tahoe to work because of the heat. Thank God I didnt. 1st I was supposed to get off at 4 in which I would have beat the worst traffic. But my relief came at 4:40 which put me in the worst traffic! But I had my scooter so I was zipping in and out, between and around. People got mad cause they were stuck but I got through while they had to wait. The problem was a lane closed due fixing a spot where a recent rock slide happened. Even though they said it was SUPPOSED to be a late night lane closure, they were still working all day long.
I'm still looking for people to ride with. I actually belong to THREE scooter groups including the one I started. No one rides anymore. I've only been on 1 ride with someone else. Is there anyone on here from Central Alabama?