Looking for a new scooter/moped, need suggestions please!!!!

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Looking for a new scooter/moped, need suggestions please!!!!

Postby Mr Giglz » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:17 pm

Ok, I'm new to the forum (first post!) and fairly new to the scooter/moped world.

I owned a 1987 Honda Spree for some time, but it ended up dying on me and I sold it.

I now live in Denver, Colorado... and I am looking for a good scooter that will get me A to B, and even C to D.

I've been looking on craigslist and at a few different moped shops around town that have a ridiculous amount of various brands and models.

I was wondering if there is a certain make that I should stay away from? What should I lean toward? I would like to spend less than $1000 if possible, but will pay more if I find out it's what I absolutely have to do. Used is fine, as long as it is in great condition.

I have seen makes such as Velocity, Baja, Pony50, VIP.

And others that I know such as Yamaha, Vespa, Honda, etc

Any information that you can help me with on this board would be great. I have looked all over the internet and can't get a straight answer/review for some of the brands I have never heard of!!!

Thanks so much,

Giglz
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re: Looking for a new scooter/moped, need suggestions please

Postby maddog » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:34 pm

I would go with the honda elite-s made from 1994-01 or a yamaha zuma, both are super reliable, stay away from scoots made in china.
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Re: Looking for a new scooter/moped, need suggestions please

Postby tortoise » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:42 pm

Mr Giglz wrote:I have looked all over the internet and can't get a straight answer/review for some of the brands I have never heard of!

New to Scooters
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re: Looking for a new scooter/moped, need suggestions please

Postby oilyhans » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:56 pm

TGBhttp://whidbeyislandmoped.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=31&products_id=140 & many other Taiwanese scooters are top quality.
the TGB's have a Franco Morini motor , also used in Suziki .
I've sold them for over 2years but never have to really do anything
other than regular services same goes for the ones i rent out.
the R50x is hot and you can do a lot to the keywest (101s) too.
but they are taller than the spree so if you were just reaching
the ground with your feet the TGB's might not work, haa! ;~D
and they have more leg room too. the 4"x10" tires make for a
nice riding scooter and big change over the 8 inchers on the spree.

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re: Looking for a new scooter/moped, need suggestions please

Postby Mr Giglz » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:53 pm

thanks for the help so far, folks... I'm trying to find a "reputable" dealer in boulder/denver/colorado springs area (gotta broaden the horizon to some cities a little farther away).

If anybody is familiar with this part of the world and knows of a good dealer, let me know please!!!

that scootdawg site gave some great information, so thanks for that Tortoise.

I figure I will probably use my tax returns on a machine, as I'm not sure I want to bog my credit anymore than I already have the past few years (couple surgeries, bought a car, moved across the country... haha)

So, keep the information coming please!!!

Thanks,

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