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Old 05-16-2009, 06:39 PM
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Road tripping on it sounds like a fun idea, but it'd have to be planned carefully to take into account its.. leisurely.. performance. And maybe find a smaller sprocket for the back first.. Still, for a trip that avoids major highways and weaves about the backroads it'd probably be quite fun...
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:21 AM
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That'd be heaps good for tootling around suburban streets. park anywhere, use bugger all petrol....

I'd hate to see it on a highway though.
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:31 AM
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:11 AM
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It also is running a lot better with half the tank filled with 98 octane. Next up is replacing the spark plug and it should be brilliant!
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:39 AM
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That'd be heaps good for tootling around suburban streets. park anywhere, use bugger all petrol....

I'd hate to see it on a highway though.
I've actually seen a scooter Vespa thingy on the highway, next to an 18 wheeler's draft. Holy crap it was scary, the thing was so unstable. It kept up with traffic, barely, but I actually feared for the driver's life.
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I've actually seen a scooter Vespa thingy on the highway, next to an 18 wheeler's draft. Holy crap it was scary, the thing was so unstable. It kept up with traffic, barely, but I actually feared for the driver's life.
here in Italy, where scooter and things like Pimento's are very common, you can enter the motorway (from 80 to 130 km/h) only with two-wheels vehicles with a displacement larger than 150 cc.
That said, there aren't much scooter if not those with 400-800 cc engines.
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Road tripping on it sounds like a fun idea, but it'd have to be planned carefully to take into account its.. leisurely.. performance.
For those really big trips, why not move up to the comfort & security that four wheels bring to long distance travel?

No need to upgrade too far from your postie bike, just choose a proven vehicle that matches your style .. like this one

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Old 06-10-2009, 04:23 PM
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As great an idea as that is nota, I reckon you can adventure more places on the postie.. just like http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=339550! They're indestructible! Almost...
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:57 PM
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Whereabouts is Sydney do you live? We should totally go for a ride.
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:55 AM
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I'm in Balmain. At the moment I've not been out of the inner west.. still learning and all. The boss did his Ls at the same time, he has a scooter so we've been getting about places. I want to ride out to the Hunter or something at some point, but things like that should probably wait until I've gotten the Ps.
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If you want someone to ride interference shoot me a PM. I'm only <15min from Balmain.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:27 PM
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Will do, thanks man!
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:29 AM
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Since I voted for this to be a custom here.. I should take part myself.

Is it practical?

Since I fitted a big cagey basket thing (it started life as a drawer) I've brought home a case of beer, a vacuum cleaner and a pretty large firewall.. so for a motorbike, yes!

Is it economical?

I fill it up with the change in my wallet.

Is it fun to drive?

For me, a learner with no experience.. yes. It's fun in the way a crappy old car is.. just fang it everywhere and do some off-roading with it.

Will it break down all the time?

It'd better not.. though it seems to like blowing headlights at the moment.

Is it easy to park?

It's a small motorbike.. it doesn't get any easier without having to pedal.

What if I go to a Shopping Centre and get chased by baddies in a Corvette?

Easy.. head down some escalators!

Is it green?

Nope.. it's red.

Can I afford it?

Well, if you have about $2K.. which will include rego, insurance and some basic kit.. yes.

What If I'm asked to take part in a beach assault with the Royal Marines?

Well.. one survived a beach trip up near Cairns.. and I've seen a bunch with rifle racks.. I'd say it'd be pretty handy.
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