Scoot scoot scoot!

I bought a scooter. I've been toying with the idea ever since I got back from Asia (and well before (*cough* Honda Spree (twice))). After spending a lot of time looking through craigslist and the classified, I wasn't finding what I wanted. Through persistence, however, I found a place in Bellingham that had what I wanted: low(ish) size and power, non-automatic transmission but no clutch, decent gas mileage, and decent top speed. All of these came together in the Yumbo C110.

As the dealer tells it, this an replica of the old Honda Cub now made by some Chinese company. The speedometer and odometer are both in kilometers and the owner's manual is obvious translated, but both are no hill for a stepper. Now all that's left is for me to get a motorcycle endorsement on my license and I'll be good to go.

(Oh, and don't worry. I got a good helmet too.) For those gearheads out there, here are the specs:
Tuesday March 6 2007File under: transportation

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on Wed 07th Mar, 2007 05:53 am PST Chris said:
Nice, I'm all for the two-wheeled transportation. I tried talking Jenn into a motorcycle with a side car for Jonah and the dogs, but for some reason she thought the minivan was more "practical".
on Wed 07th Mar, 2007 05:56 am PST Andrew said:
big deal. i bought a helicopter yesterday. quit bragging.
on Wed 07th Mar, 2007 09:07 am PST jenelle said:
might i recommend some riding chaps for those nekked shanks?
on Wed 07th Mar, 2007 09:14 am PST amanda said:
air cooled? that should make the summer days even warmer, well, on top of your hot ride. i love the electric and "kick" start. no mention of the oil warranty, man, good thing i'm paying attention!
on Wed 07th Mar, 2007 03:34 pm PST gretchen said:
i like the front basket.
on Wed 07th Mar, 2007 03:42 pm PST Wren said:
I wanted to get some streamers for the handle bars too, but they were out of stock.
on Wed 07th Mar, 2007 11:26 pm PST Horge said:
One tip, though: If you put baseball cards into the spokes, don't expect that cool sound you get on a bicycle; instead you get that crying sound as you realize you accidentally stuck in your $2.35 million Honus Wagner card.
on Fri 09th Mar, 2007 06:44 pm PST Sean said:
I'll trade you this Cal Ripkin jr for Omar Visquel
on Sat 10th Mar, 2007 03:00 pm PST Andrew said:
I've got the Carl Yastrzemski with the bushy sideburns.

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