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Old 02-06-2010, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default California Scooter Company

No rumor here; we are a new motorcycle company in La Verne, California. We are building a 149cc motorcycle that takes its styling cues from the Mustang Motor Products bikes made in Glendale, California during the 1940s/50s/60s. We're not building econo-bikes; these are "Scooters" with lots of billet, chrome, stainless brake lines, and other custom features.

Questions? Ask away, and I'll do what I can to answer.

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Here's a video of a recent test ride...
YouTube - GoGo Gear Visits California Scooter Company - TEST DRIVE!

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Old 02-06-2010, 08:21 AM   #2
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Nice designing, but that "scooter" logo sure looks like "sportster".
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:14 AM   #3
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Nice designing, but that "scooter" logo sure looks like "sportster".
I think that was the point!
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:42 PM   #4
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Nice looking bikes, but too bad you couldn't source some different motors for 'em. A nice Gladden Industrial motor (that the original Mustang used) can be found at swap meets, also, a v-twin Vanguard Briggs & Stratton hooked up to a torque converter (Salisbury still makes 'em) would be more astetically pleaseing than that Honda motor.

Still, nice looking. Hope you sell a bunch of 'em. Might want to get some kind of springer on the front too, as an option.
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Questions:

What's the engine output?
How's it driven, is it 1 speed? Clutch?
Street legal with VIN etc.?
Warranty?
Distributors, service and parts?
How much?
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:37 AM   #6
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Put some fat knobbies on there and a high pipe and you have a whole new model. What's the cost? What about dealers? Are they 50 state legal? Are they 3spd?
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:00 AM   #7
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"Put some fat knobbies on there..."

He can't do that. The tire will blow to bits!!!!!
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:23 AM   #8
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Down here at the beach, everyone rides around on scooters (which all pretty much look alike). If I did ride a scoot, I'd want it to look a little different, much like these. Of course, I can only imagine the comedic sight of seeing my fold my 6'5" legs up on one of these... kinda like a circus bear on a tricycle.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:25 AM   #9
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Is that there one of the old, lawnmower pull-starts on the right side? Kids these days will never know the joy of a pull-start scooter.
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....or even the joy or a pull start lawnmower for that matter
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