Motor Scooters - good or bad idea ?

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  1. Trevor Pettifer

    Trevor Pettifer

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    Thinking of purchasing and installing a 125cc scooter at the rear of our N+B Arto 760. With a view to accessing village / town centres in France, collecting provisions etc.
    Any recommendations on racks, scooters, and general things to consider ?
    We currently have a Tow bar fitted to a lateral bar, also a cycle rack in the way.
    Trevor
     
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    I would consider the amount of overhang from the rear axle and the weight of the scooter, you could be easily overloaded on the rear axle
     
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    I carry one on my hymer but had to increase to maximum weight from 3500 to 4100kg
     
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    If you have the capacity to carry one and the licence to ride one they are fantastic and open up a new and exciting form of exploring places you'd normally never go. We've been carrying a 650cc bike for the last 8 years and its fantastic although we are now considering down grading to a 250cc scooter since getting electric bikes.:)
    If you can do it go for it but it will eat into payload.(y)
     
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    We have a Honda pcx 125scooter that we take in the garage love it go to all sorts of places that you can't get the motorhome to. Used to tow my motorbike miss the big bike but hate towing.
     
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    What about one of these instead 50hp and 145Kg

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    The bike is gorgeous. Real classic :)
     
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    Wow that's nice fit easily in my garage and nice weight just have to find one eh.
    Off to Croatia next Friday for 6 or 7 weeks think it'll be last trip for the Versys. Hardly been used on last few trips and a big lump to carry not to use.
     
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    Its my Manx GP transport and it will touch over 90 with two not so light weights on it.
    I park up the van and use this for the whole 2 weeks.
     
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    Same as we do with the Versys been to some amazing places on it.
     
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    Love the bike ... I had a 76, RD 250 oval tank very similar ...
     
  13. Trevor Pettifer

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    Thanks guy's, food for thought.
     
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    Honda vision recommended to us though not explored yet, weighs 100kg I think
     
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    We have a scooter ( Honda 125PCX ) on a bike rack. The past 4 years not used it as much as we thought, so on returning to Spain next month will remove it and buy 2 x eBikes ( folding perhaps ).
    We will get back the 135Kg we lost and use that for more solar power. The new eBikes these days are far lighter and go further so will become fitter and save on fuel.
     
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    We have a SYM jet 4 125 cc in the MH garage. It weighs in at 110kg and we use it all the time. Brilliant little scooter, and small in size.
    Phil
     
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    I'd rebuilt a 250B just before realising that the 350B was exactly the same weight but with more power.
    So I had bought and rebuilt 2 RD's with in 7 months.
     
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    It was just like this...
     

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    They are bloody good! I've fell in love with mine.
    The front brakes is the only problem, I need to find some better pads - or some thicker soles for mi boots!
     
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