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Old 03-09-2011, 12:45 PM   #15
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Barry..... I have a 1981 C70 Passport. A co-worker GAVE it to me a couple of years ago. The chrome looked awful and it didn't run. I downloaded schematics and complete manual for it. The main problem with it was a broken coil wire under the gas tank. I tried and tried to clean the carburetor but to no avail Finally got one from ebay and now it purrs like a kitten. It's fun. In Ky, any above 50cc is a motorcycle and need plates. My property tax bill is 75 cents/yr and it gets me 100mpg. I've thought I'd like to take it with the Casita but haven't really looked hard. There are yahoo user groups that will help greatly if you ever have a problem.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:36 PM   #16
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Thanks Chris,
Since I already have my motorcycle license, that's not a problem for me. I was lucky; the bike had been refurbished before I bought it. The fellow I bought it from purchased a farm last year and the Honda was in the barn. He has a teenaged son and he decided to fix it up for him. He basically got it free so he didn't mind spending a few dollars getting it going. His son didn't want to ride 'a scooter'; he wanted a dirt bike instead. The owner was heading out west for work and decided to list it for sale... in the middle of winter. I got a great deal. I can't get over how cheap the parts are for these things. Mine is an '82 so it has a 12 volt system. I driven it up and down the street a bit; what a blast.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:47 PM   #17
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Yes..... when I decided to get rid of my 3rd Goldwing, we basically traded it for a fiberglass camper. Realy had a lot of fun with camper but still missed my bike occasionally. This thing helps. Not a 1500cc, but still fun!!!
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:50 PM   #18
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I have a Kymco People 250 scooter which I love very much, and I'm going to be very conflicted this year with respect to the debate between weekend camping and photography outings on the scooter vs. outings with the Burro.

At over 350 pounds, it's not a candidate for being somehow attached to the camper.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:15 PM   #19
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I can relate to being conflicted. I have a V-Star 1100 as well as a Miata; too many toys, never enough time... LOL
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:29 AM   #20
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Scamp needs to make a "toy hauler" model that can accommodate a two-wheeler!
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:13 PM   #21
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I made my own toy hauler. I did move the box to the rear and now carry the scooter up front as I planned it. Thirty inch extension of the tongue.
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Found better pictures.
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I can't imagine what your tongue weight is! Are you worried about stressing the frame!
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I weighed it when loaded but can't find the numbers. IIRC without the caboose it was around 500 lbs. With the caboose I think it was about 350 lbs. I haven't towed it with the PT Cruiser since extending the tongue. My 3/4 ton diesel pickup with air bags doesn't know it's back there. There have been times I would have liked to still be comfortable towing it the the PT. I'm afraid that much weight would pull the hitch mounting bolts out of the PT uni-body.

I used the two bathroom scales and a board method.

Forgot about answering about stressing the trailer frame. No, not really. Where the extension in the front attaches it is seriously reinforced. The rear bumper is square stock steel (same as frame) and an additional piece of steel was added behind the bumper to stabilize the hitch receiver.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #25
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LUCKY you...

...to have such a small scooter, Barry!
I went BIG and have a 150cc Vespa, but my trailer conversion guys told me it's way to heavy to go on the back of the trailer. I'm still thinking of taking the side mirrors off and just rolling it up into the back of my '73 Compact II. AMEN for the rear door rather than the side door!
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...to have such a small scooter, Barry!
I went BIG and have a 150cc Vespa, but my trailer conversion guys told me it's way to heavy to go on the back of the trailer. I'm still thinking of taking the side mirrors off and just rolling it up into the back of my '73 Compact II. AMEN for the rear door rather than the side door!
Happy Trails!
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I'm thrilled with my little scooter. I should post pictures when I get back. I'm in Texas now...90 degrees. When I left home Sunday I had to snowblow a foot of wet snow off the driveway just to get the car out. The folks here in Texas think I'm NUTS to live where I live and... visa versa.. Smile
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...to have such a small scooter, Barry!
I went BIG and have a 150cc Vespa, but my trailer conversion guys told me it's way to heavy to go on the back of the trailer. I'm still thinking of taking the side mirrors off and just rolling it up into the back of my '73 Compact II. AMEN for the rear door rather than the side door!
Happy Trails!
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I'm thrilled with my little scooter. I should post pictures when I get back. I'm in Texas now...90 degrees. When I left home Sunday I had to snowblow a foot of wet snow off the driveway just to get the car out. The folks here in Texas think I'm NUTS to live where I live and... visa versa.. Smile
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I weighed it when loaded but can't find the numbers. IIRC without the caboose it was around 500 lbs. With the caboose I think it was about 350 lbs. I haven't towed it with the PT Cruiser since extending the tongue. My 3/4 ton diesel pickup with air bags doesn't know it's back there. There have been times I would have liked to still be comfortable towing it the the PT. I'm afraid that much weight would pull the hitch mounting bolts out of the PT uni-body.

I used the two bathroom scales and a board method.

Forgot about answering about stressing the trailer frame. No, not really. Where the extension in the front attaches it is seriously reinforced. The rear bumper is square stock steel (same as frame) and an additional piece of steel was added behind the bumper to stabilize the hitch receiver.
Holy cow, that's heavy! And to think that I'm trying to get the tongue weight of my Scamp down close to 100 pounds.
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