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canyon riding on scooters

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    canyon riding on scooters

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    rented a scooter in socal...yamaha zuma 125, cost ~$90 for day rental + insurance

    I loooovvved it

    just like riding a 250 @ NHMS - no power, no suspension, no clearance (scooters scrape pretty easily) - focus on picking the right line and hanging off the scoot to keep the bike upright!


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    Re: canyon riding on scooters

    Yep...I get that!!!

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    Re: canyon riding on scooters

    Scooters are a Hoot......clutch Kinda slows them down though



    You want Real Fun buy a Grom.....def better than a Scoot and I owned a Zuma with all the goodies except 70CC head..

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    Re: canyon riding on scooters

    When I was in college or thereabouts (ahem, 1980's, ahem), we used to do that on old Vespas (mostly '60's vintage), on the twisty roads up above Santa Barbara, CA. Great fun.

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    Re: canyon riding on scooters

    a couple guys were on Vespas...one of them told me the older ones were rad - manual transmission, 2-stroke!

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    Re: canyon riding on scooters

    I had a zuma 50 a few years ago. I wish I had kept it. It was a blast despite the lack of speed. I still took it on all the twisties. You can have a blast with little bikes and scoots

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    Re: canyon riding on scooters

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    a couple guys were on Vespas...one of them told me the older ones were rad - manual transmission, 2-stroke!
    Yep, that's what we had. 4-spd manual, shifting done with left handset, 2-strokes mostly from 125cc to 200cc. Practically no weight on the front, so wheelies were everywhere. The engine on those is mounted on the swingarm, and is thus unsprung weight, and is also off-center, which can make for some entertaining handling characteristics. Lots o' fun.

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    Re: canyon riding on scooters

    took a few weeks, but my friend sent me a picture of MEEEEEEEEEEEE



    I'm stoked...because in 90% of my pictures from rides, I'm the one with the camera (or gopro), so I'm never in the pics!

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