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Old 10-02-2006, 12:21 PM   #11
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Yeah, the Salsbury had that big chrome bumper deal on the front too..and the torque converter was made by...Salsbury!



We had one at Hollywood Rentals that Cholos would rent all the time...cool eh.
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Old 10-02-2006, 12:32 PM   #12
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I save that for Tuesdays.
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:23 PM   #13
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another MO, um, Epic.
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:36 PM   #14
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It's "Jim" McMahon.



I wonder how telling it is that there are none of those "let's see if I can drag my knee" pictures?



We're told the Morphous is to slow for freeways - but what about the Scarabeo? I always wonder why reports on 185mph sport bikes tell you exactly what the top speed is (like it really matters whether it goes 185 or 187) and the 1/4mile time, etc. But when the report is about some low performance bike that you're really worried about whether it can be used on the freeway you get zip in hard data.
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:37 PM   #15
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Just so I can comprehend the relevance of the passage: were the intestinal troubles the result of poorly dampened suspension jarring the author's innards? TMI.
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:43 PM   #16
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Epic is right, did you check out the porportions on that Yamaha? Looks like a '59 Buick with a bad rash...
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Old 10-02-2006, 03:23 PM   #17
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I own an 04 Scarabeo 500 and often ride the highways with it. I'm 5'11" and 190 and the seat is extremely comfortable and I've done many 300 + miles on it with no discomfort. Suspension is extremely good and absorbs potholes with ease so I was surprised by his comments about the suspension. I would think adjustments would be in order. I can do 75 mph all day with no problems. Top speed is 95 mph. This is a quick and nimble scoot and handles very nicely. As he indicated, top case is very big and the two panniers are sizeable, as well. Lots of storage for small items is in the front under the handlebars in two different locations. I especially like the 16 inch tires as I find its weight and profile good enough to handle the dreaded semi which can do some damage to a smaller scoot. Finally, I get 55 to 60 miles per gallon. the 04 has a 5.3 gallon tank so I'm good for many a mile. There is something about the automatic "twist and go" that's so fun. I use it for all my local trips.

I also have an 06 BMW 1200 RT and frankly, as much as I love the Beemer, this scooter creates much more conversation whenever I take it out.

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Old 10-02-2006, 03:31 PM   #18
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I bought an unlined pair at Laguna and have been enjoying them ever since.
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:39 PM   #19
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"yet another thing she doesn't like me doing to her posterior"



Uh, can we get some more information on this???



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Old 10-02-2006, 05:35 PM   #20
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The Morpheus sorta looks like a modernized Honda Helix.



Still waiting to see Yamaha Tmax 500 over here. Has been around for about five years now. You'd think that Yam would have brought it over by now.
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