Scooter or Bike?

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  1. Deckard

    Deckard Read Only Funster

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    I have come to the conclusion i cant afford to buy a car/trailer combination, so looking at the 2 wheeled option...

    As a former biker my first thought was bike....but from a more practical cost to buy and run, it would seem a scooter would be better...

    So...what two wheeled transport do you use?
     
  2. busby

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    Push bike :BigGrin:
     
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    125cc cobra,(monkey bike) rides and looks like a bike, same weight as a scooter but less bulky.
     
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    On the MH a pair of electric push bikes. I don't want to tow and that's all the weight we can carry.

    I did find a 100kg 100cc bike on ebay, £1000 new. That's the closest I've got to a proper 2 wheel solution.

    But the electric bikes are real fun, you can ride them in pedestrian areas, along the sea front, can't do that with a motor.
     
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    hi . i have a easyrider 90cc but my mates use these 230971658358 on ebay
    Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.seem ok . my bike is 12 yr old now built in china by jincheng. great bit of kit .manages to carry me and a mate both a bit big .
     
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    I keep a 125cc Honda on the back. We used to have push bikes on the back but my wife kept falling of hers not sure if I understand her reasoning as now she can fall of the Honda but at greater speed!
     
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    Smallish 125 scoot
    Had big bikes and trikes all my life
    And still daft me likes a little scoot to play on
     
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    scooters are for mods . us rockers cant be seen dead on them .
    m,bikes only in this house.
    mind honda step throughs are allowed . ha ha
     
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    It all depends on how far you intend to travel on your bike/scooter. If you only want to travel locally like to the shops or sea front then bikes (electric or otherwise are adequate. If you're looking at about 30 miles or so then a scooter would suffice. If you are like us, then we like to explore the area that we are in and quite often will do trips of 50-60 miles each way then it has to be a bike, and a reasonably large one at that. For instance this year we will be staying at Estartit and I will pop down to the MotoGP at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona which is about 80 miles away. Horses for courses I'm afraid.
     
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    I could never make my mind what I was when younger
    Bikes all the way yet the mod or smoothy music was for me
    Regular at Wigan casino or Blackpool Mecca for northern soul bash

    Very happy days
     
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    Same here. Vincent Black Sadow during the day, reefer jacket, hipsters etc at night. Went to the Mojo club in Sheffield.
     
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    for me leather jacket or teddy boy suit if needed to be dressed up.
    not alot of differance these days . i,m only 14yr old mentaly .ha ha .
    cant beat out riding the bikes in t shirt and sleeveless jacket .
    shame we have to wear crash hats .
    thats one of the reasons i got into building trikes . hate rules really . or should i say dont like being told what to do. hee hee
    in the 70,s it was adam n eve in hackney . or anywhere good fifties rock n roll was being played . lycium every month . caisters butlins for weekend rock n roll.
    mind we had some good rock n roll clubs in cornwall n devon.
     
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    We carry a 650cc Kawasaki Versys in the garage and a couple of push bikes on the back. Best of both then Versys for touring up to a 100 miles each way and the push bikes for local, shops and a bit of exercise. Don't like scooters personally and anything over 50cc seems too bulky and heavy for what you get.
     
  14. Encantador

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    Three wheeled scooter on trailer and electric bikes on back, everything covered.
     
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    We have had various bikes over the years but find it more relaxing but still fun with modern scooters, we used to have one each but as we've now got a Smart car we've sold one and are now selling the other ... just in case you're interested!

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=1373&cat=8
     
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    did have a 400cc Suzuki bergman scooter on a trailer and a Vauxhall Corsa on an A frame when we had the kontiki but our current RV has no plated trainweight so cant legally tow anything at all.

    not enough spare payload to nail a bike/scooter to the back so shanks pony for us now :cry:
     
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    Last year we had push bikes on back of our motorhome, but found that a mile or two was the furthest we wanted / could travel, especially on narrow country roads where cars struggled to overtake us. So we thought about a scooter, but our old motorhome could not take the extra weight, even with uprating the suspension through sv-tech (100kg scooter + 30kg tow bar + 30 kg rack = about 250kg extra weight on the rear axle depending on overhang), so started looking at motorhomes that could take the extra weight. We now have a Bessacarr E480 (swift 480G) with garage and purchased a Honda vision 110 (110cc, 105kg with room for 2 x helmets with top box). This year we have already done 200+ miles on the scooter from the motorhome. We find it great for getting about within about 15 miles of the motorhome and even further if the roads and weather are suitable. Easy to get into and out of the garage with folding aluminium ramps (£45 eBay). With both of us on the scooter (26 stone) we can scoot along at 50mph easily on the flat, but often can only get 40 uphill.
     
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    Honda C90 Cub.

    Light, economical, bomb proof
     
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  19. jonsea

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    Bike or Scooter

    Had a Suzuki Address 125 last year but too small for shopping what with beer and food so got a Yamaha x max 250:BigGrin: now nice ride and very comfortable and wife likes it. john :BigGrin:
     
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    Another with a Honda vision 110, plenty of room for shopping when the missus
    And me have the helmets on, under the seat and back box,
    Very easy to ride and economical so ticks all our boxes, we would buy the same again if we needed too
     
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