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Old 11-11-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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Mom is looking to get a scooter

The same woman that yelled at me and my dad for getting the ninja a few years back called me up to ask to find her a good scooter to commute to work in. She only works 4 miles from their house in clear lake.

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/472332613.html

she showed me this cl ad, but i wanted to see if anyone knows reputable dealer of scooters, parts, and service.

the last thing i want is for her to cut corners in price only to get a bike that breaks down. but at the same time, she only wants to spend $1000-$1500

if you come across any scooters, lemme know.
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Old 11-11-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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I love my Honda ruckus.
Comfy, rugged, versatile, reliable and not as cheezy looking as most scooters.
It's only 50cc though, soo don't plan on going over 40mph.
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Old 11-11-2007, 04:44 PM   #3
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I would stay away from Diamo...not too many people deal in them and they aren't the highest quality. Also, most of the Chinese clone scooters are junk and you can't find parts for them.

Better scooters come from Honda, Yamaha, Kymco, Stella, Aprilia, Schwinn, and of course Vespa...just depends on how much you want to spend. If she wants to be able to keep up with traffic, stay away from the 50cc scoots.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:04 PM   #4
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i forget the name of the scooter place. But if you go 59 north and exit 45 south if you look down to the right as you're going over the overpass there is a scooter shop. I forget the name but they only deal in scooters and have been there for a while.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:49 PM   #5
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i forget the name of the scooter place. But if you go 59 north and exit 45 south if you look down to the right as you're going over the overpass there is a scooter shop. I forget the name but they only deal in scooters and have been there for a while.
good looking out, i didnt even think about that place.....i see it everytime i go visit my folks, they have a bunch of scooters sitting out for display, i'll have to check it out
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:51 PM   #6
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found it...

http://local.yahoo.com/TX/Houston/Au...Motor+Scooters
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what is the top speed she will need to ride Paul? I would suggest anything made by honda from the mid 80's and up. Yamaha makes a nice dependable scooter as well, and both of those will not have parts/service issues if needed. I'll keep and eye out.
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x-it on 518 has a nice selection of scooters. They apparently are a dealer of scooters and they also do work on street and dirt bikes.
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what is the top speed she will need to ride Paul? I would suggest anything made by honda from the mid 80's and up. Yamaha makes a nice dependable scooter as well, and both of those will not have parts/service issues if needed. I'll keep and eye out.
the road to get outta the neigborhood is 30mph, and once she gets on bay area, it's 40mph.
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yamaha zuma is a decent scoot....my neighbor sold his hopped up low mi zuma for 1100
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:31 PM   #12
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heres one on ebay in ft worth (wants to much $ but you may be able to get them to give you a good deal)

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i'd recommend she stay in the 50cc range, Honda FTW!
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If she is in LC, try Scooterville off FM 2094 just before 146 on the north side of the street. They deal in all sorts of scoots and do service as well. Frind of mine got one of their 4-stroke 150 and has been pretty happy with it. One year warranty included. Sorry don't have a number, try directory assistance. I would also recommend she stay away form the 2-stroke 50cc's, as they top out at 35 and are struggling. I got a Vespa 150 last year, Amy and I love it. Comfy two up and will do 70+ solo. Good luck, and let me know if I can help out. Has she ridden one? Hard to argue with 68+MPG.
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