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Is it time to get a scooter

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    3-2-1.

    You’ll never use all that power!

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I actually feel more comfortable at lean angles than I ever have on my V-strom, or SV650, maybe low center of gravity, maybe 50-50 f/r weight balance, maybe both
    Very cool, sounds like your already enjoying it, keep those miles rolling!

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    3-2-1.

    You’ll never use all that power!
    Kymco claims 52horses, I figure I might use 52ponies

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Are you riding it up Mt. Washington next time we go???
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    maybe, anytime soon ?

    cost me $260 to register it, most I've ever paid for registration, town clerk said, be glad you didn't buy a new harley
    I wonder if they let scooters up? May have to check the restrictions on that...

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    …and yet the k-pipe was fine …

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    it's registered as a motorcycle is that makes a difference

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    it's registered as a motorcycle is that makes a difference
    I get it, but would the scooter be less capable going down the mountain? It’s an interesting question. My guess is that the brakes are better, but the lack of a manual first gear to take some of the work off the brakes is what makes the difference.

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    I get it, but would the scooter be less capable going down the mountain? It’s an interesting question. My guess is that the brakes are better, but the lack of a manual first gear to take some of the work off the brakes is what makes the difference.
    The belt stays engaged, so I slow down without brakes coming to a stop, till a few feet before I put my feet down. I'll have to get on a long continuous steep downhill to try it out more seriously. Brakes are awesome, by far the best brakes I've ever had on a bike, and no front end dive what so ever

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    …and yet the k-pipe was fine …
    and how did they know I didn't have the semi-auto (no clutch) version of the K-Pipe

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    Good point

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    Did you join a gang yet?

    There are moped gangs and motorcycle gangs, there must be scooter gangs?

    If not you should start one. You can own the clothing line!

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Did you join a gang yet?

    There are moped gangs and motorcycle gangs, there must be scooter gangs?

    If not you should start one. You can own the clothing line!
    ha! when I was out riding om Sunday, I passed a group of scooter/mopeds , then I saw them again later on, I think I would fit in better with my K-Pipe

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    First tank of gas 182 miles, 2.77 gal. = 65.7 mpg, 3.9gal tank was flashing on empty, so that means I had 1.2gal in reserve

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    That thing is sweet! brand new and 250+ mile range?? Wow! Maybe I need one ... since multiple 2 wheeled motos never seem like enough

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    Quote Originally Posted by OneCheekRider View Post
    That thing is sweet! brand new and 250+ mile range?? Wow! Maybe I need one ... since multiple 2 wheeled motos never seem like enough
    250 is stretching it, maybe if the wind is at your back most of the ride, I'm gonna be looking for gas at 175

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    I finally got around to #1 adjusting the lumbar support, shoulda done it sooner, only 2 positions, or take it off altogether. I put it in the forward position, works better for shorter inseams. and # 2, adjusted the windscreen, like the lumbar support, there are 2 positions, I raised it to the upper position, got the wind out of my eyes and on my hairline, perfect, I can feel the wind in my hair, without the wind trying to sneak around my glasses

    compared to my V-Strom, and K-Pipe, both of which sport a Thrush Cherry Bomb, the AK-550 is whisper quiet, not even a lot of wind noise, loudest sounds come from the tires and driveline, the engine is just a faint purr in the background

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    Pretty wild little machine Randy's got. Had a chance to give 'er the once over this weekend. It's amazing how far scooters have come. And even with the stock exhaust, it sounds kinda badass!

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    Re: Is it time to get a scooter

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Pretty wild little machine Randy's got. Had a chance to give 'er the once over this weekend. It's amazing how far scooters have come. And even with the stock exhaust, it sounds kinda badass!
    I think it has a 270 crank

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