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Re: Brand new rider - advice sought
ryjan wrote:
In my opinion you have no option but get 300 one assuming you want to ride Vespa. Getting 150 and then 300 and then bigger bikes is very expensive proposition and you are going to cover that expense on each exchange.
Actually if he shops and buys used. I bet he can make a profit selling the 150 if he buys and sells at the right time of year.
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...and now with photo evidence! Hope this works
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It's a beaut! You're going to love riding it and something that beautiful gets lots of attention Just posted pics of my new ride in another thread.
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EZ ha already taken 2 3hr lessons so he can take the MSF course later after he gets the scooter IMHO.
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ezrocks wrote:
...and now with photo evidence! Hope this works
Dang. That looks so refined and sophisticated! Congratulations on the new purchase and welcome to the forums!
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ezrocks wrote:
...and now with photo evidence! Hope this works
Nice sled. Well done.
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Nice ride I almost bought the same one from dealer but the only thing worry me is the front vehicle couldn't see your headlight, congrat on your new ride.
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So you have the scoot and signed up for the class. You are a dad, so you have responsibilities (I have four). Congrats and all good. Now, get some good, no, great safety gear. Also, if you area new rider I would suggest some reading material: Proficient Motorcycling, the ultimate guide to riding well, by David L. Hough. Get some pics up and good luck.
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MSF class taken and passed.
Many miles accrued.
Having the time of my life on this thing.

Thanks all.
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ezrocks wrote:
This is great, thank you all.

Narrowing it down to a 150 definitely helps, as does the recommended advice on used. Unless I happen to find a used Sprint around here, I'll probably have to skip ABS until I'm ready for something new. As you may be able to tell, I'm a bit of an overthinker, so definitely value all the opinions!
I lurked on this site before finally settling on my lx150 as my first ever motorized two wheeler. It came down to sitting on the bike for the test ride. I felt I controlled the 150 and felt the 250 (at the time no 300+ available).

After two years of solid commute riding in Sacramento and other random run around, I felt the need for a larger bike. Though my 300 is currently in the shop. I'm still in that comparing her to my first love (the 150).

I think the size of the 150 and the power it has should be sufficient for you and your size and weight but sit down on one and test ride it. If you can test ride a 300 (or 250 as suggested). I got my 300 at the beginning of September but had been checking out Craigslist. There are MANY good deals in SF right now on all bike's from 150-300 and up.

You'll know whats the best fit once you sit in the saddle and ride. Also, I'd recommend a rider safety course. As in, if I was your partner I'd be signing you up right now. You can use your own ride or they usually have motorcycles to use. Either way, it's invaluable training. Especially knowing you'll be riding around the City! If you haven't read Proficient Motorcycling, I'd strongly recommend that as well.
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zamboni wrote:
Nice ride I almost bought the same one from dealer but the only thing worry me is the front vehicle couldn't see your headlight, congrat on your new ride.
Well then keep a safe riding distance. Headlight visibility is just one more good reason to stay further behind the vehicle in front of you, both when moving and when stopped.
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How wonderful! that scoot is a beaut! Here's to many fun miles of riding!!
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