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Offline BuRP

Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #80 on: September 26, 2019, 03:37:30 pm »
Hartseerste was toe ek die dag na ek hom by die nuwe eienaar afgelaai het hierdie foto kry

Hy kan dus duidelik wheelie!
Die bike bedoel ek  :P
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #81 on: September 26, 2019, 04:45:56 pm »
Scooters are like fat girls. - a bit embarrassing to take out with friends, but practical at home & fun comfortable to ride COS THEY TRY SO HARD.

Fixed that for ya!  ;D

Fix that again for ya-all
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Offline FlatSix

Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #82 on: September 26, 2019, 06:45:49 pm »
Ek het nie meer n scooter nie is nou nog spyt ek het verkoop maar in my opinie is daar nie n scooter wat meer fun is as n yamaha bws nie.
Het myne vir 12 jaar gery en hyt nosteeds 10 keer beter as die knockoff scooters gelyk
Im often tempted when I read feedback on the BWS.
Up to what weight and height of rider is it still practical?
-will I be cramped at 184cm?
And what speed will it cruise at?
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #83 on: September 26, 2019, 08:04:08 pm »
Define scooter.  Here's mine, and yes I do commute with it  :biggrin:

Motor Scooter:
n.   A small motorcycle or moped with a step-through frame.


Emphasis on small and step through frame !


 :sip: Anyone who says that scooters make the wind blow up your vagina has:

1. Never ridden a Vespa
2. No idea where a woman's vagina is actually located - especially when sitting on a scooter  :pot:

Why does a Vespa cost more than a Sym?
Why does an Alfa-Romeo or a Ferrari cost more than a Kia?  :patch:

The construction of a Vespa uses monocogue technology that crossed over from the aircraft industry...

PS: In case you want to know how Vespas are made:

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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #84 on: September 27, 2019, 08:50:12 am »
Define scooter.  Here's mine, and yes I do commute with it  :biggrin:

Motor Scooter:
n.   A small motorcycle or moped with a step-through frame.


Emphasis on small and step through frame !


 :sip: Anyone who says that scooters make the wind blow up your vagina has:

1. Never ridden a Vespa
2. No idea where a woman's vagina is actually located - especially when sitting on a scooter  :pot:

Why does a Vespa cost more than a Sym?
Why does an Alfa-Romeo or a Ferrari cost more than a Kia?  :patch:

The construction of a Vespa uses monocogue technology that crossed over from the aircraft industry...

PS: In case you want to know how Vespas are made:


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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #85 on: September 27, 2019, 09:00:37 am »
Define scooter.  Here's mine, and yes I do commute with it  :biggrin:

Motor Scooter:
n.   A small motorcycle or moped with a step-through frame.


Emphasis on small and step through frame !


 :sip: Anyone who says that scooters make the wind blow up your vagina has:

1. Never ridden a Vespa
2. No idea where a woman's vagina is actually located - especially when sitting on a scooter  :pot:

Why does a Vespa cost more than a Sym?
Why does an Alfa-Romeo or a Ferrari cost more than a Kia?  :patch:

The construction of a Vespa uses monocogue technology that crossed over from the aircraft industry...

PS: In case you want to know how Vespas are made:


Riding a Scooter is like kissing your sister, it's nice but you don't get a hard on

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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #86 on: September 27, 2019, 09:30:25 am »
Riding a Scooter is like kissing your sister, it's nice but you don't get a hard on

I am one of the guys here who has a sister but who would have absolutely no idea about such, read clueless, so we read this with hair raising surprise....






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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #87 on: September 28, 2019, 08:52:46 pm »
All the disparaging remarks are just originating from envy and jealousy by those who have no scooter.  :P
They don't have, so they deride what they secretly desire.
Those who actually have a scooter know first hand the pleasure and thrill they bring you every day.  ;D
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« Reply #88 on: September 30, 2019, 09:23:33 am »
Ek sal nou glad nie omgee om een van die in my garage te he nie.
 

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« Reply #89 on: September 30, 2019, 11:05:03 am »
Ek sal nou glad nie omgee om een van die in my garage te he nie.

Just pay the (rather high I reckon?) price et presto, done deal!
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« Reply #90 on: September 30, 2019, 02:08:17 pm »
Ek sal nou glad nie omgee om een van die in my garage te he nie.

Just pay the (rather high I reckon?) price et presto, done deal!

That's the problem, the "Rather VERY HIGH price" R139 000.00 for a 400cc scooter. EINA  :eek7:
 

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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #91 on: October 02, 2019, 01:43:41 pm »
Bought the SYM CROX125 almost 2 years ago...no issues at 2500km. Great fun in and around town. The side panniers just increase loading capacity enormously.
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #92 on: October 02, 2019, 02:09:15 pm »
Bought the SYM CROX125 almost 2 years ago...no issues at 2500km. Great fun in and around town. The side panniers just increase loading capacity enormously.

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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #93 on: October 02, 2019, 07:20:48 pm »
My current commute whilst my scooter is being repaired.

Honda PCX150. Very cool scooter. Love the idle stop.

It is for sale should anyone be interested.






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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #94 on: October 06, 2019, 01:56:03 am »
My current commute whilst my scooter is being repaired.

Honda PCX150. Very cool scooter. Love the idle stop.

It is for sale should anyone be interested.






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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #95 on: October 06, 2019, 07:41:06 am »
It is a 2013 model with 15 500km going for around R18k
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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #96 on: October 06, 2019, 04:05:20 pm »
A question or few from scooter newbie - sorry I tried to look it up but there are surprisingly few info on the interweb about scooters, unless one speaks Spanish or Italian.

I'm considering buying 300cc scooter - most probably KYMCO or SYM (not interested in the expensive ones like Yamaha). I'm surprised to read here that they have 3000 km service intervals. Is that a norm, or are there scooters in this category with longer intervals?

Second question: I see some scooters have higher middle portion between legs, while others have flat platform. I have had quick ride on both of those (though completely different scooters cc wise) and the one with the elevated middle portion felt noticeably better in the corners probably because of the higher rigidity of the frame. Is that also your experience - i.e. if I want better handling I should rather look for scooter with that elevated middle portion?

I have real difficulty finding reliable specs for these. I looked up what I could find on the SYM Citicom, but do get conflicting info on the power. One review said that it had (since 2016) new motor with 29hp, but when I google I get something like 22hp. I suspect this has to do with the Euro compliance, when newer bikes with the same cc are getting less HP to comply with whatever is the latest regulation. So I have two questions here - what is the real HP number on SYM Citicom, and is it better to rather get older model if I want as little restricted engine as possible? And if so, which MY is the sweet spot for that SYM?

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Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #97 on: October 07, 2019, 07:35:10 am »
Im often tempted when I read feedback on the BWS.
Up to what weight and height of rider is it still practical?
-will I be cramped at 184cm?
And what speed will it cruise at?

Do it  :deal:

I am 175 cm and not light and get about 100 km/h out of mine and absolutely love it in traffic. Not fast but nippy - commute 36 km round trip to work every day.
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Offline Takashi

Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #98 on: October 07, 2019, 08:14:36 am »
While on vacation these past couple of weeks we rented a Yamaha NMax 155cc.

What a lovely little scooter and very capable.
I am 2.12meters 110kgs so decidedly cramped with my girlfriend on the back luckily she is small.

 

Offline FJR

Re: Who here also has a SCOOTER.
« Reply #99 on: October 07, 2019, 09:06:24 am »
I have just traded my SYM Jet 200 in on the new SYM Citycom S 300i ABS.  I was very happy with my 200 when I only used it to travel to work and back but as I am going on pension now we need a bigger scooter to take with us behind the motor home. I wanted a new Yamaha XMax 300 but the R85K price tag kills that idea.  Last week I went for a test ride on the new Citycom and I was blown away by this scooter, comfort, wind protection and performance. Can't believe that a 300cc can preform like that, runs easily 140 +.  I just want to thank KarooKid (Charl) for his input. Will keep you guys up to date on how it's for me to live with the Citycom.

Just one more thing about the SYM scooters, They offer me R19K for mine and it was nearly 2 years old (I paid R23K for it) I think it kept it's value quite well.
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