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Timmy
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Picking a new scooter

Postby Timmy » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:23 pm

Hey guys it's Timmy no time no see but I am thinking about a new scooter my issue is I weigh 193 and I don't want a something that can only do 30and I want to keep up with traffic and the weight of the scooter is very important and no gy6 scoots I can go up to 100cc. Any recommendaion is helpful in my possible search like a malaguti aprilia kymco genuine I had a zuma before but 2 stroke or 4 thanks.
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wireburn
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Re: Picking a new scooter

Postby wireburn » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:35 am

Timmy, only thing I found that is a true 100 is Kymco Sento 100i. Not available in the US. I will catch some heat for this, but I do not recommend trying to upgrade a 50cc China motor.

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scooterwolf
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Re: Picking a new scooter

Postby scooterwolf » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:58 am

I would agree with Mike. Some Chinese scooters are well made, but it's finding someone who can service them is the problem, along with the right parts (if you can do the work yourself). Also, not all DMV's will legally register some Chinese brands. I wasn't sure why you're limited to only 100cc's. I'd suggest just going straight to 150cc and higher. I used to own a Kymco Yager GT 200i (180cc). Awesome ride. My weight bounces between 170-190. At my heaviest the scoot had no problems riding with me - top speed 70 mph, or with my wife as a passenger.

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dirtyd
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Re: Picking a new scooter

Postby dirtyd » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:55 pm

Check out Genuine's Buddy 125 or Buddy Kick(also a 125). I thought they made a Rattler 110 but maybe that's someone else.

(EDIT) I see the Rattler was a 2 Stroke so unless you find a used one that's out of the question. But to be honest, a 110 two stroke would probably be nice. might be worth the hunt.
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