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    Road tripping on it sounds like a fun idea, but it'd have to be planned carefully to take into account its.. leisurely.. performance. And maybe find a smaller sprocket for the back first.. Still, for a trip that avoids major highways and weaves about the backroads it'd probably be quite fun...

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    That'd be heaps good for tootling around suburban streets. park anywhere, use bugger all petrol....

    I'd hate to see it on a highway though.
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    lightweight, cheap, simple.
    win.
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    It also is running a lot better with half the tank filled with 98 octane. Next up is replacing the spark plug and it should be brilliant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBrake4Rainbows View Post
    That'd be heaps good for tootling around suburban streets. park anywhere, use bugger all petrol....

    I'd hate to see it on a highway though.
    I've actually seen a scooter Vespa thingy on the highway, next to an 18 wheeler's draft. Holy crap it was scary, the thing was so unstable. It kept up with traffic, barely, but I actually feared for the driver's life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    I've actually seen a scooter Vespa thingy on the highway, next to an 18 wheeler's draft. Holy crap it was scary, the thing was so unstable. It kept up with traffic, barely, but I actually feared for the driver's life.
    here in Italy, where scooter and things like Pimento's are very common, you can enter the motorway (from 80 to 130 km/h) only with two-wheels vehicles with a displacement larger than 150 cc.
    That said, there aren't much scooter if not those with 400-800 cc engines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pimento View Post
    Road tripping on it sounds like a fun idea, but it'd have to be planned carefully to take into account its.. leisurely.. performance.
    For those really big trips, why not move up to the comfort & security that four wheels bring to long distance travel?

    No need to upgrade too far from your postie bike, just choose a proven vehicle that matches your style .. like this one

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    theres a bike that will get you from point a to b. cool whip!
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    As great an idea as that is nota, I reckon you can adventure more places on the postie.. just like [ame="http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=339550"]this guy and his missus[/ame]! They're indestructible! Almost...

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    Whereabouts is Sydney do you live? We should totally go for a ride.
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    I'm in Balmain. At the moment I've not been out of the inner west.. still learning and all. The boss did his Ls at the same time, he has a scooter so we've been getting about places. I want to ride out to the Hunter or something at some point, but things like that should probably wait until I've gotten the Ps.

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    If you want someone to ride interference shoot me a PM. I'm only <15min from Balmain.
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    Will do, thanks man!

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    Since I voted for this to be a custom here.. I should take part myself.

    Is it practical?

    Since I fitted a big cagey basket thing (it started life as a drawer) I've brought home a case of beer, a vacuum cleaner and a pretty large firewall.. so for a motorbike, yes!

    Is it economical?

    I fill it up with the change in my wallet.

    Is it fun to drive?

    For me, a learner with no experience.. yes. It's fun in the way a crappy old car is.. just fang it everywhere and do some off-roading with it.

    Will it break down all the time?

    It'd better not.. though it seems to like blowing headlights at the moment.

    Is it easy to park?

    It's a small motorbike.. it doesn't get any easier without having to pedal.

    What if I go to a Shopping Centre and get chased by baddies in a Corvette?

    Easy.. head down some escalators!

    Is it green?

    Nope.. it's red.

    Can I afford it?

    Well, if you have about $2K.. which will include rego, insurance and some basic kit.. yes.

    What If I'm asked to take part in a beach assault with the Royal Marines?

    Well.. one survived a beach trip up near Cairns.. and I've seen a bunch with rifle racks.. I'd say it'd be pretty handy.

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