A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.
adameros

I need to stop before I break the scooter. I keep looking at performance to get an extra couple HP out of it. Then I think og how I would make of of people trying to sup up Honda's instead of just buying a better car in the first place.

But with just $1200 in parts I might be able to get it up to 90mph...
http://www.scooterwest.com/item/LX150-Performance-Parts/22/

I think when I pay this off, I will be selling it for a motorcycle. I should talk to brokenchains' man meat (J), girl_on_a_stick, and my boss prior to forking out the money for a bike. But it's at least a year out (possibly 2, as I want to go to Africa next year), so this discussion will wait till I get closer to that time.

So far the topics of discussion, based on their experience...

  • reliability (this will be a primary commute vehicle)
  • frame size (something that fits a 6'4" frame, is small enough for urban conditions, but big enough I could comfortably ride to PDX.
  • engine size (my ego says 1200c, my brain says 600cc)
  • New vs. Used
  • Range to expect (I'm guessing around $10k, which rules out BMW)


Finally, before I get myself a ticket, anyone know the rules about riding with earphones? I know in cars it's illegal to where earphone or anything else that can ubstruct your hearing. But I often see people on bikes listening to their iPod while riding. I'd love tunes while I ride, but I'm not sure if that's asking for a ticket or not.
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