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Went to a scooter rally today with a scooter!

Postby mopedlar » Sat May 30, 2009 3:02 pm

I attended my first scooter rally today on one of my scooters. I drove my '85 Honda Elite 250 from my house to Allentown, PA, about a 45 mile ride each way on a major highway. My Honda cruised at 70 mph. This old girl still has some spunk left in that nearly 25 year old motor.
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Postby chris » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:23 pm

great pics and nice too see trad scoots as well,what miles has the elite done ?
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Postby mopedlar » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:57 pm

My Elite has around 9,000 original miles on it. I got her about 10 years ago with 1,500 miles.
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Postby mrice » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:52 pm

I have an 85 honda elite, but its only an 80cc. It has just under 6,000 miles on it. It still runs strong, but needs a few parts. So I parked it and bought a brand new chinese ebay model. But I do love those old Honda's.
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Postby JD » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:23 am

mrice wrote:I have an 85 honda elite, but its only an 80cc. It has just under 6,000 miles on it. It still runs strong, but needs a few parts. So I parked it and bought a brand new chinese ebay model. But I do love those old Honda's.


In another 18 months, you may wish you had spent the money fixing up the Elite instead of buying a Chinese model that may very well become obsolete because you can't get service or parts for it.

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Postby mopedlar » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:32 am

I have twp Honda Elite 80's in addition to the 250, and they are awesome bikes and relatively simple to wrench on.

I agree with JD. The Honda 80 is a much, much better bike than any chinese scooter out there. If anything, you'd be better off with a Korean scoot. They are making some really great scoots.
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Postby Tab » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:38 am

I did a scooter rally on a moped down in Texas. They were very friendly and didn't mind the moped at all. I hope the opposite (scooter at a moped rally) would yield the same results... ;)
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Postby mopedlar » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:52 am

I rode my Honda CH80 scooter at my own ride 3 weeks ago. I whipped from front to rear much faster to manage the long line of riders. I was even able to carry a rider whose ped broke down and couldn't be fixed.
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Postby maddog » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:24 pm

if i had to go above 50cc it would be the diamo velux 150cc with a retracktable hardtop, am/fm cd radio, good for those bad weather days.
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