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Apart from the obvious bodges from some far flung distant place and the farm yard find on Ebay..... what Scooter or Vespa wouldn't you ride?

Why I ask is that the GT 200 is the first "heavy weight" scooter I have owned, everything else I've sat on that is lighter has felt like I was gonna take a tumble....
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A pink one. Get enough grief on the roads round these parts on a beat-up black one.

In fairness, though, I haven't tried much of a variety so don't have much to go on. Everything I've tried has been fun so there are none I'd say never to yet.
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If you had asked me a while back I would of said a COSA but as of last week I own one and its definately growing on me.
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I wouldn't own a GTS 250 again - not after having had a 300

I don't care for the GTV because of the light

But I would buy a Vespa knock off for the right price if it was mechanically sound
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It's probably a minority view,
but I would never ride anything that might be mistaken for a museum piece

I ride my scooter mainly as transportation, instead of using a car

It would make me crazy
to worry about a valuable/meticulously-restored scooter getting damaged
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I would not ride a Burgman or SilverWing or anything of that overweight genre. If I wanted to drive a Buick, I'd buy one with four wheels!
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Its not what you ride. Its that you ride!
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The scooter that I wouldn't ride hasn't yet been invented, although I'm always looking and hoping!

My dear wife doesn't enjoy my near-constant perusal of scoot.net and nationwide Craigslist scooters for sale. I always tell her that you can never tell when I might need a new scooter... it kinda keeps her sharp, if you know what I mean.
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PeterC wrote:
I would not ride a Burgman or SilverWing or anything of that overweight genre. If I wanted to drive a Buick, I'd buy one with four wheels!
+1... especially a Yamaha Morphous.

Life is too short to ride fat, ugly scooters.
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Simple,I would never touch any Chinese scooter.I think they should be outlawed in the States.So many poor souls have bought em happy at how much they saved vs name brand.Then when things start falling apart,they scour the net looking for help,service,parts that arn't usually around.
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I wouldn't ride anything with pedals Some of those moped thingies are very cute and I like them but the pedals have to go. Too wrong Laughing emoticon
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...anything with bigger wheels than a Vespa. As far as I'm concerned, beyond that, you might as well just buy a motorcycle.
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I don't think they're sold in the U.S., but you wouldn't catch me on a Kymco Grand Dink, because that name is just ridiculous.
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What a great conversation starter (or stopper): "Hey, wanna see my Grand Dink?"
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Scootover wrote:
Simple,I would never touch any Chinese scooter.I think they should be outlawed in the States.So many poor souls have bought em happy at how much they saved vs name brand.Then when things start falling apart,they scour the net looking for help,service,parts that arn't usually around.
Agreed!

However, I did spend my first year of riding on a chinese scoot, a 125cc Motofino. The main reason I bought the chinese scoot is because I figured that If I was going to wreck it, at least it wasn't a nice scooter.

I've had my BV250 for the past 3 years and haven't touched the chinese scoot since I got the BV.

I couldn't ride the chinese scoot if I wanted to anyhow, since it has some issue with the intake.... The factory sent me a replacement manifold thing that I installed.... didn't help one bit. As soon as that scoot comes to a stop it stalls. None of the local shops will work on it. POS
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I also wouldn't ride "your scooter"

I'd rather ride "my scooter" Razz emoticon
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I would never ride a blocky old Honda Helix.  Again. 

(Actually, I totally would.  Scoots are fun!)
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astromags wrote:
...anything with bigger wheels than a Vespa. As far as I'm concerned, beyond that, you might as well just buy a motorcycle.
My brotha you and I are on the same page.


I would never own a Lambretta or any of the BVs (or any maxi scoot with wheels bigger than 12").
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I don;t think there is a scooter I wouldn't ride. I like maxi scooters and big wheeled scooters, classic museum scooters. There are a lot of scooters I would not buy but I can't think of one I wouldn't ride at least once.
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Anything that looks like some sort of transformer ... that isn't actually a transformer! I can't put into words just how much I dislike this look. Unfortunately, UBER UGLY seems to have become a pervasive scooter design element these days!
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I'll never ride anything under 200cc again. I need speed and passing ability on the freeway.
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astromags wrote:
...anything with bigger wheels than a Vespa. As far as I'm concerned, beyond that, you might as well just buy a motorcycle.
This implies that a motorcycle is arbitrarily superior to a large wheel maxi scooter, but a 650 Burgman, for example, is a better 'motorcycle' than many motorcycles are and can compete head-to-head with them in most categories, so there is often little of true substance to gain by buying the motorcycle over the big-wheel scooter.

In the end, it's a matter of preference I suppose, but it would make just as much sense to say 'You might as well just buy a maxi-scooter as a motorcycle'.

PS. This has no relevance to the fact that I was trying to sell my Burgman to buy a .............................motorcycle.

I just miss shifting a howling four cylinder engine that goes like hell, that's a different deal.
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+1
Lifer wrote:
I also wouldn't ride "your scooter"

I'd rather ride "my scooter" Razz emoticon
that's the answer! even if i have a GT200 and most of you GTS250/300

won't speak about corean, chinese or japanese recicled plastic bags!

regards
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China
For the most part anything made in china that is a cheap knock off scooter.
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Scootover wrote:
Simple,I would never touch any Chinese scooter.I think they should be outlawed in the States.So many poor souls have bought em happy at how much they saved vs name brand.Then when things start falling apart,they scour the net looking for help,service,parts that arn't usually around.
Like they say

If it looks to good to be true then it is.
or Let the buyer beware

China Imports are killing us with junk.
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astromags wrote:
...anything with bigger wheels than a Vespa. As far as I'm concerned, beyond that, you might as well just buy a motorcycle.
+1 automatic motorbikes do nothing for me
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Re: +1
fish wrote:
won't speak about corean, chinese or japanese recicled plastic bags!

regards
Ah yes! scooter snobbery at it's finest.

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Masala wrote:
I don't think they're sold in the U.S., but you wouldn't catch me on a Kymco Grand Dink, because that name is just ridiculous.
Actually the Grand Dink is sold in the USA (only in the 250cc version) under the name Grand Vista.
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Kymco also just started selling the 200cc Dink in the States, but they are calling it the Yager.
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Even in the Mysterious East, it is considered poor scooter etiquette to question someone about the size of his Dink.
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Re: +1
Scooterdoodler wrote:
fish wrote:
won't speak about corean, chinese or japanese recicled plastic bags!

regards
Ah yes! scooter snobbery at it's finest.

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exactly mate, without any shame!

enjoy your ride, even more if it's a vespa ride!
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I was once offered a ride on this tandem tallbike:
http://tricolour.net/photos/2002/05/05/11-19-24.html


I wouldn't ride on any scooter if my feet couldn't touch the ground.


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I wouldn't ride anything that I have to wrench after riding.

A bike should be ridden, the bolts should not need to be tightened after each ride.
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I know that a lot of people like them. You don´t see many over here. But I just find them ugly...Really, really ugly. But the Honda Ruckus just looks like a pocket version humvee. They're probably fun to ride and all...But I just can't get past the looks. Knowing my fellow countrymen, they will probably get popular here once people start using scooters more. Anything that is used to get you to the bakery and back but looks as if it's made to climb mountains while under bazooka-fire, seems to catch on.

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Varaflame wrote:
I know that a lot of people like them. You don´t see many over here. But I just find them ugly...Really, really ugly. But the Honda Ruckus just looks like a pocket version humvee. They're probably fun to ride and all...But I just can't get past the looks. Knowing my fellow countrymen, they will probably get popular here once people start using scooters more. Anything that is used to get you to the bakery and back but looks as if it's made to climb mountains while under bazooka-fire, seems to catch on.

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I felt the same, but Ive been riding with them and they have a lot of cool aftermarket tricks, one guy has put a 2stroke engine in his and is the fastest around.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/snapshot05/sets/72157619287169884/
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LOSTBOY the helix is an ugly MF but it sure was dependable I'm horrible with shifting so that leaves them out. I had a chinese scooter Didn't do my homework first I couldn't even give the thing away
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Lifer wrote:
I also wouldn't ride "your scooter"

I'd rather ride "my scooter" Razz emoticon
BINGO! Clap emoticon
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Not this one!
Not this one!
I would ride this one
I would ride this one
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Re: +1
fish wrote:
Scooterdoodler wrote:
fish wrote:
won't speak about corean, chinese or japanese recicled plastic bags!

regards
Ah yes! scooter snobbery at it's finest.

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exactly mate, without any shame!

enjoy your ride, even more if it's a vespa ride!
No 'shame' required nor expected.

Alas, no Vespas in my garage though, just a couple of them there gigantic, fast, reliable, comfortable, quiet, economical, parts available, technicians local, well-engineered, grocery-getting, continent-crossing, Japanese recycled plastic bag things.
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It is my stated ambition to ride at least one of everything at least once, so I guess, by definition, my answer to your question is, "Nothing!"
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