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Offline whitedelight

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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #60 on: October 30, 2015, 09:26:58 am »
I see our chat planted a seed....

Sure did.  ;D

And forget the Gilera.  It is an awesome scoot but it is like owning an Alfa.
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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #62 on: October 30, 2015, 09:41:41 am »
Was in the same situation, bought the GS Rallye and bought a C1 for work.
 

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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #63 on: October 30, 2015, 09:45:13 am »
I see one name that was not mentioned in the last three pages. Here is one cracker scooter,but maybe not in your budget. Very few small scooters will stick with this,let alone an 1400 I20...... :peepwall:

http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/city-centre/2003-gilera-180-sp-2-stroke-italian-scooter-made-by-vespa-very-fast-and-well-looked-after/1001458963150910169150009

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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #64 on: October 30, 2015, 11:04:15 am »
not 'n bad deal
http://www.takealot.com/jeronimo-electric-3-wheel-scooter-red/PLID40688661

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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #65 on: October 30, 2015, 02:36:28 pm »
I'd say that even the C1 is too cumbersome for commuting, a scooter is the best choice, but it is important to work out your route, and it's suitability.

My son, Winters, owns a Kymco 100cc "Topboy",the toughest scooter after the Yamaha BWS.
Problem is that on his commute is a section of road that has a 100kmph limit, and the Kymco TB only does 80. In town it is superb, with ample acceleration
and good economy and VERY low maintenance cost.

« Last Edit: October 30, 2015, 02:37:09 pm by 2StrokeDan »
 

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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #66 on: October 30, 2015, 02:44:22 pm »
Nou dat Oom Dan dit noem, blykbaar is die Kymco Super 8's ook amper onbreekbaar, en hulle is 125's.
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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #67 on: October 30, 2015, 02:52:30 pm »
I'd say that even the C1 is too cumbersome for commuting, a scooter is the best choice, but it is important to work out your route, and it's suitability.

My son, Winters, owns a Kymco 100cc "Topboy",the toughest scooter after the Yamaha BWS.
Problem is that on his commute is a section of road that has a 100kmph limit, and the Kymco TB only does 80. In town it is superb, with ample acceleration
and good economy and VERY low maintenance cost.



All the above is true and it is a fantastic little scooter. Although speaking from personal experience, if you have anything bigger just standing in the garage the scooter is not going to work. Luckily my girlfriend got her learners and is now learned to ride it, otherwise I would seriously consider selling it again.
 

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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #68 on: October 30, 2015, 03:05:55 pm »
Another Honda 125
Great bike, IF YOUR a midget.
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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #69 on: October 30, 2015, 03:21:44 pm »
Another Honda 125
Great bike, IF YOUR a midget.

So! Hentie sal pas op een????
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2015, 03:23:53 pm »
 :laughing4: :laughing4:

 

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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #71 on: October 30, 2015, 04:33:34 pm »
Dan Grrr's not gonna be doing more than 80 on the route from his house to work,ok maybe 100. But there is no highway involved in his short commute.
My mate also used a Kymco for years,had very few issues.
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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #72 on: October 30, 2015, 04:46:34 pm »
Dan Grrr's not gonna be doing more than 80 on the route from his house to work,ok maybe 100. But there is no highway involved in his short commute.
My mate also used a Kymco for years,had very few issues.

Then a sensible option would be a Kymco TB100 for around R6-8ooo in great condition.
 

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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2015, 04:54:19 pm »
Dan Grrr's not gonna be doing more than 80 on the route from his house to work,ok maybe 100. But there is no highway involved in his short commute.
My mate also used a Kymco for years,had very few issues.

I don't ride highways. The only "highway" bit is from Paarden Island into town and that is not a highway from Koeberg Interchange and bas a 80kph limit (...although everybody still treats it like a 120kph zone...), Scooter will work fine...


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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2015, 05:51:51 pm »
I stopped next to one of those BW scooter things things at a traffic light yesterday in the cage. (the XL is at Runner for a new clutch).  It didn't look too good with all the go-faster stickers and the expansion pipe that turned back on itself above the back wheel.

When the light turned green the rider twisted the throttle all the way to "hyperspace" speed, and pulled away. I was in the 1400 i20 WITH the AC on. I pulled away gently, and stayed alongside him whilst all that really changed was the cacophony coming from that fucking exhaust. I couldn't even hear the music on Radio Jakaranda  :xxbah:

So I put my foot down and left him behind at about 60km/h.  :ricky:

Must have been a Friday bike...  :pot:

Bring on the i20

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Ok, challenge accepted.  :thumleft:


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Re: Re: Scooters....
« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2015, 05:57:17 pm »
I hate them so!

But.....

Since I got my 990 I have been thinking, which in itself is a dangerous thing, and although I adore my KTM it is the kakkest commuter I have ever owned. She is just not built for it, kind of like trying to kill a fly with a sledgehammer.

So, scooter as a commuter crept into my mind.

I want to get a T-max, but then the thoughts of sledgehammers return since my commute is but a 15km sprint. I kinda like the BWS, looks OK for a scooter but I am fat.

What does one do?
Exercise..... 😄

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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2015, 07:52:28 am »
I hate those tiny wheels on the scooters. What's wrong with a CRF230 and a road kit (lights and mirrors)? Probably set you back about R18k or R20k, and if you move your fat ass back on the seat, you may even be able to wheelie the thing! ;D

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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2015, 08:16:19 am »
I am with you Dirthound, but I sometimes use my daughter Puzey Jet to just go to the shops and find the thing very practical. I especially like the storage space for your handbag ;) and shopping, under the seat, very convenient.
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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #78 on: October 31, 2015, 08:35:37 am »
Grrr.. I'm going to drop my 2c in here.

Hace you actually been on a scooter. I am not trying to be funny but scooters are really terrible I'm my opinion for a number of reasons. Besides the obvious underpowered. .look at wheel size..rake angle. . I feel so exposed and it's due to the overall geometry of scooters.. i looked and looked at scootets fir my kid and in the end besides the big, expensive ones they were all pretty bad not only in  build quality but in general engineering,  you are looking for the best  value for money on a bike go grab what I got Troy.. they have one left at honda in century city.. cbr125. Its small..light.. fuel economy of a 125. Has decent engineering and build quality is very good. Best of all.. they have a special running which  means you can sell it in a year or 2 for what you paid for it.

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Re: Scooters....
« Reply #79 on: October 31, 2015, 08:37:22 am »
Talk to Harry ... he got a Vespa  :ricky:
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