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Old 05-23-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
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A scooter has been on my mind for some time and at Craigslist, a dealer was offering free shipping. I like this little number in red!

http://www.infernoscooters.com/X-360.htm

How do you like this scooter, do you have a scooter?

Anyone else thinking about one of these little gas saving cuties?
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:12 PM   #2
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Thats a pretty sexy little scoot scoot.. but.. 56 lbs?

My back hurts thinking about how to get it stowed.
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:10 PM   #3
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Gina, I'd ride it straight away into the camper on a neat plastic ramp!

All this baby needs is the little flag at the back on that 10 foot pole!
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Old 05-24-2006, 05:00 PM   #4
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A scooter has been on my mind for some time and at Craigslist, a dealer was offering free shipping. I like this little number in red!

http://www.infernoscooters.com/X-360.htm

How do you like this scooter, do you have a scooter?

Anyone else thinking about one of these little gas saving cuties?[/quote]

HOW ABOUT A 250 cc Honda Helix
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:05 PM   #5
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A scooter has been on my mind for some time and at Craigslist, a dealer was offering free shipping. I like this little number in red!

http://www.infernoscooters.com/X-360.htm

How do you like this scooter, do you have a scooter?

Anyone else thinking about one of these little gas saving cuties?
They're cute, but illegal to ride anywhere but private property in many jurisdictions. Investigate the local laws before you invest your hard-earned money. They're not legal for use anywhere (including sidewalks and bike trails) in Iowa except on private property.

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Old 05-24-2006, 08:24 PM   #6
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Glo,

Since no one else has given you any input (that is experience with electric scooter) - here's my 2 .....

I know this is NOT the same thing, but it is close enough IMHO to give a small bit of input - -
I purchased a ZAP for my bicycle about four years ago - this is a electric motor that you add to the rear wheel of your bicycle to "assist" / power - - -

I won't go into details - but the bottom line on the product was that is did just HALF of the claimed range and time - thus it said eight miles (very lucky to get 3 miles) - speed 15 mph,
mebbe 8 mph - and the big disappointment was that it would not go up a major incline (even had a neighbor 12 year old try and it wouldn't get him up the hill) - - - so it sits in my garage (mebbe it's time to clean it up and ebay it ) - - -

Side notes - yes I am a BIG GUY, so I did not expect the max, but I was disappointed with
it. It was worth the learning experience (I did buy it new on eBay on a dealer going out of biz - so I didn't pay the current price) - -

So while the price is "affordable" I would suggest being prepared for HALF of the claims - and "if" that is acceptable to you and your needs, then go for it - otherwise I would suggest, do like Ron suggested and go with a Honda Scooter - we have had an Honda Elite, Honda Reflex, and a Honda Silverwing - all MUCH more money ($183 vs $1849 starting and then UP) BUT well worth every penny in what they will do.

ZAP link:

http://www.zapworld.com/products/dxkit_bike.asp

Honda link:

http://powersports.honda.com/scooters/
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Old 05-27-2006, 03:39 AM   #7
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hi glo,

i have an electric bike that looks like a scooter. it is a schwinn and cost about $200. the weight is not so much that i can't lifi it. it is electric and stays plugged in most of the time but i use it every day to go get the mail and to run the dogs so they don't get fat. (it is too late for me to run.)

it doesn't go up hills well but i give it an assist with my feet on the one between the house and the mailbox. it has a top speed of a lot faster than a walk and almost as fast as a cocker spaniel can run. there is no real figure on speed or distance between charges because it all depends on your weight, the terrain and the speed. mine says 12 miles. well, i ain't about to go six miles and hope i can get back home!

try out as many kinds as you can at local dealers. mine came from a place that sells car parts and service. i want to say curly, moe and larry's but it is something like that.

do make sure that it is properly sized for you. i have a permanent reminder of the moment of stupidity that allowed me to ride one i saw my neighbor on. i could see that the tire was flattish and that the handlebars were set too far forward but i got on the thing, set off .....and kissed the pavement. spent the night waiting in the emergency room for someone to fix my lip.

it is fun so get one and enjoy it. and if you are going to use it at a park or campground make sure you can lock it to something if you go in to the showers or store.
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Old 05-27-2006, 07:59 AM   #8
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Between gas and electric? I'd say electric. Didn't read the info, but is the gas 2-cycle? I hate dealing with my gas blower/vac in the fall....getting ready for storage. I would really dislike a toy that took that much effort.

So, really between the two...gas or electric...I vote for neither. Get a good bicycle or even a "Razor-style" folding scooter. Nothing beats getting physical activity and the maintenance issues are far less too
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Old 05-27-2006, 10:38 PM   #9
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Whatever happened with the ebike? Some outfit that had Lee Iacocca's name attached to it. One guy I worked with found five of them at a big car sale and bought them all for a song. He did quite well selling them off one at a time.
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:21 PM   #10
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I guess Im a scooter junky. I have bought two scooters and am looking to buy a third. I was at a point that it was getting hard to get around because of OA of my right ankle.

My first scooter was a Currie 24 volts. it is cute and does a good job on flat land. It does not do slight hills at all. I really enjoyed it. The biggest problem I had with it was it could not carry me up hills and the tires kept going flat.


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My next trailer was a Great White, 36 volts. It has power enough to go up hill. Another benefit is it has solid rubber tires, NO flats. It has so much power, it will go over backwards if you gas it to hard and are not really ready. I let my kids ride it and it now has a kink in the cable and the battery is dead.

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My next scooter is going to be an offroad Segway. I have lost 62 pounds so far. When I reach 71.5 pounds lost we are getting the Segway. I have seen and ridden one and they are great. They fold up and pack into a small space. The offroad tires can be switched out with the mobility tires. I have checked with our local Police and they fall within the handicap use laws.

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I hope this helps.
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:33 PM   #11
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Whatever happened with the ebike? Some outfit that had Lee Iacocca's name attached to it. One guy I worked with found five of them at a big car sale and bought them all for a song. He did quite well selling them off one at a time.
I think the ebike company died. I own one and love it. I know that I need to get an extra battery off eBay before they disappear altogether.
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