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I havent ridden a scooter for years. Someone planted a seed and now Im feeling the bug again.

Im looking for a used bike.

Any "dont do's" would be appreciated.

This is the ballpark....



1980 Yamaha XS850. $1350

16,000 miles on the odometer. New dunlop tires. New battery. New seat. Recently redone carborators. Very reliable. Always starts. I've taken it on 8 hour trips and had no problems. Tank in great condition, no rust, good paint.



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Nomad;670032 wrote: I havent ridden a scooter for years. Someone planted a seed and now Im feeling the bug again.

Im looking for a used bike.

Any "dont do's" would be appreciated.

This is the ballpark....



1980 Yamaha XS850. 16,000 miles on the odometer. New dunlop tires. New battery. New seat. Recently redone carborators. Very reliable. Always starts. I've taken it on 8 hour trips and had no problems. Tank in great condition, no rust, good paint.




That's a SCOOTER??:-3
Very nearly perfect ... :D
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Post by CARLA »

Nomad what your showing there sweetie is a Motorcycle not a Sooter, this is Scooter a Vespa.. :wah:

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CARLA;670036 wrote: Nomad what your showing there sweetie is a Motorcycle not a Sooter, this is Scooter a Vespa.. :wah:




Well la dee da :p

Im Nomading it.

Hiya muka poo :-6
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I would expect nothing less Nomie. How you doing?? :D

[QUOTE]Well la dee da

Im Nomading it.

Hiya muka poo [/QUOTE]
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CARLA;670044 wrote: I would expect nothing less Nomie. How you doing?? :D




Except for my bug fine. Hows your vacuum ? :wah: Picking stuff up for ya ? :rolleyes:
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This Vacuum is a premium piece of equipment I cherrish it totally. My daughter wanted to borrow it, to which I said "Not on your life" get your own. :D Actually I gave them my old one. :p

[QUOTE]Except for my bug fine. Hows your vacuum ? Picking stuff up for ya ? [/QUOTE]
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Dont do it. Forget it. You do not have the temperment for this toy. Only the very serious should attempt riding. Get a golf cart.
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weeder;670116 wrote: Dont do it. Forget it. You do not have the temperment for this toy. Only the very serious should attempt riding. Get a golf cart.




I can giggle and ride at the same time.
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Do it if you can control it and feel in charge. It's bigger than I'd ride if I went back to it but that's just me, I grew up on a small light british frame. Don't forget to wear a helmet and maybe gloves if it's that sort of day. Aim for the Darth Vader look.

Here, this is the model I last had.



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One of these almost killed me. Haven't gone near one since.



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well if ya get one you can join me

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Good lord. I only ever rode single cylinder bikes. My ambition is to spend some years touring parts of the world on a Manx Norton, assuming I could ever kick one into ticking over.
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I like the Indian

1948 Indian Chief

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minks;670714 wrote: I like the Indian



1948 Indian Chief






Im an Indian chief. You probably didnt know that. Algonquin. I dont really have a tribe or even a teepee but I am one.
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Nomad;671311 wrote: Im an Indian chief. You probably didnt know that. Algonquin. I dont really have a tribe or even a teepee but I am one.


I can't ride you :lips:
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minks;671330 wrote: I can't ride you :lips:


Double :lips: :wah:
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Nomad;671346 wrote: Double :lips: :wah:


you know I couldn't resist that.
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:-3
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Accountable;670174 wrote: One of these almost killed me. Haven't gone near one since.






did you wear one of those little hats with the propeller thingie on top while you rode that thing?? :D :wah:
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sunny104;671668 wrote: did you wear one of those little hats with the propeller thingie on top while you rode that thing?? :D :wah:
Mine was way cooler than that. It had a racing slick. I rode like the wind! except that the wind was better at maneuvering around trees & stuff.
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Accountable;672062 wrote: Mine was way cooler than that. It had a racing slick. I rode like the wind! except that the wind was better at maneuvering around trees & stuff.


:yh_rotfl
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This one is making me feel frisky all over.

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Nomad;672677 wrote: This one is making me feel frisky all over.




That one looks nice!!!




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It comes with its own traffic ticket?
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Accountable;672691 wrote: It comes with its own traffic ticket?






my name phone # and how old I am
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Nomad;672703 wrote: my name phone # and how old I am
:yh_rotfl I just got a visual of a big biker with a note from the teacher safety-pinned to his leathers.
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Nomad;672703 wrote: my name phone # and how old I am


that tag is sposed to be firmly attached to the inside of your underpants gee whats wrong with you, it's not cool dangling from your bike.:wah:
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This time tomorrow Ill have my bike. :-6

This might be the one

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Post by Betty Boop »

Can you not come up with something a bit more 'Sporty' Nomes, I feel the need for speed! :wah:
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Nomad;673622 wrote: This time tomorrow Ill have my bike. :-6

This might be the one


Sweet! Please tell me that's water not oil. ;)
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:wah:

Gave me a jump too. They just washed it. Which one do you like better R ?
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I gotta say I like the lines of the second one better, and my beloved loves the color. That longer chassis will give a smoother ride, won't it?
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Not sure. Im reading its a good bike but the gear shifter clanks on this model. I dont want to hear any clanking.
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Nomad;673684 wrote: Not sure. Im reading its a good bike but the gear shifter clanks on this model. I dont want to hear any clanking.
Clanking would make me nervous. To me, clanking means loose parts means excess friction means early wear-out.



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Well this is what I ended up with. Its an 05 Kawasaki Vulcan 750. (They actually have a Vulcan Nomad) :D

Its mine but it was raining heavy so Ill wait to pick it up on Mon.

Im starting a biker gang if anyone wants to join.

Im not sure what the theme it is yet, probably a ride/stop eat some ice cream ride again kind of gang.

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Pinky;673980 wrote: Wahat cc is it?




750.

Perfect size for what Ill be doing.
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Pinky;673984 wrote: Cool. It looked like a 125 to me. I'm sure you'll love it, they all have the grin factor!




No it didnt ! :eek:

It didnt look like a 125 to you....it looked like a 1500.

And you thought "oh that Nomad, hes so brave and daring" *swoon*







Jesus. :mad:

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Not.
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I'm nervous without a steering wheel & doors. Mind if I ride behind one of you ladies? :yh_bigsmi
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Pinky;674018 wrote: You can have a ride on my 600 if you like?-




Your 600 looks like this !



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Post by CARLA »

:cool: Nice looking bike Nomie, just be careful OK...:-3
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Post by Gypsy »

I have a Honda CBR 1000, I love it!

Bought it in America and had it shipped back here to Uk.

Zooooooooooooooooooom Varoooooooooooooooooom.

Off I go.:wah:
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What a rush !

They gave me the keys and said good luck.

I almost pissed myself when I hit the throttle. I freaked out. I thought it would be like riding a bicycle, you never forget right ?

Wrong !

Luckily there were residential streets nearby for me to practice on and get enough confidence to hit the highway. It was 70 miles home so there was no taking back streets. I spent a good hour weebling and wobbling and jamming the brakes on too hard at stop signs till I felt semi safe enough to ride home.

Actually once I hit the highway it was much better, no stopping and going.

I took it out for an hour or so after work today and things went much smoother.

I have wide open country roads all around me with little traffic so I could breathe a little easier and get fairly comfortable. Ill be taking it easy for awhile but this is too much fun !
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