What are some helpful tips in buying a scooter and then practicing driving it within a major urban center? Snowflake details below [more inside]
posted by hillabeans
on Mar 25, 2013 -
I am buying a 50cc motor scooter. I have never owned or ridden a scooter. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Spurious
on Oct 21, 2012 -
I own a small food delivery business, and use a scooter/moped for deliveries. I am wondering if anyone has advice or recommendations for a better delivery bag/attachment system than what I am currently using. I currently use this bag
for deliveries. I'm very happy with its size and the fact that it has separate compartments, but I would like something with a little more structural integrity. Either that, or I need to figure out a better way of attaching it to my scooter.
Does anyone have any suggestions for ways I might improve my delivery method? Most ideal would be a detachable, insulated hard-shelled compartment that attached relatively simply to my existing scooter rack
or in place of it using the existing mounting hardware, but I have no idea how I would go about putting that together or having one custom made for a reasonable price. [more inside]
posted by jignomer
on Sep 8, 2011 -
A friend of mine has a scooter, but no title. Is there a way to get a license plate without it?
posted by patientpatient
on Apr 27, 2009 -
Hawaiin Vacation advice. Where should we stay, Maui or Kauai? Needs to be cheap, and need to be able to get around by scooter. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit
on Mar 14, 2009 -
I would like to buy a scooter to save money on fuel costs, and to limit the miles I put on my relatively new car. I don't want a bike, even though I know the Honda Rebel is $3k. I weigh 165, for reference. What scooters should I be looking at? [more inside]
posted by santaliqueur
on Jun 30, 2008 -
You know those three-wheeled scooter trucks
that the NYPD uses? What are they called, where can I buy one and how much do they cost? I've seen several stripped of their livery and apparently in civilian use in Brooklyn. Do they get sold at surplus auctions?
posted by boots
on Apr 1, 2008 -
I'm looking for a Xootr scooter. Does anyone know of a shop in / near Vancouver which has them?
posted by Kristan
on Mar 23, 2008 -
I'm in the market for a (used) scooter, something under 2000 AU$ (preferably under 1500!). Is there anything I should know? Assume I know absolutely nothing about cars or scooters! [more inside]
posted by mjao
on May 10, 2007 -
I'm looking into a power scooter for my mom, and I'm realizing pretty quickly that I have no idea what I should be looking for. What makes one better than the other? [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix
on Oct 9, 2006 -
I've been curious of late -- I've been seeing post after post about how dangerous motorcycles are (compared to cars) and how they aren't REALLY that dangerous, etc. etc. etc. Anyway, my question is, how do motorscooters stack up in comparison, safety-wise?
posted by DoctorFedora
on Aug 27, 2006 -
I have plantar fasciatis and have been advised by my PT not to walk anymore than I absolutely have to. My commute includes a 5.5 block walk to/from the ferry everyday. I want to get a Razor-type scooter. What kind is best? What should I avoid? Thanks!
posted by dbmcd
on Apr 12, 2005 -
Scooters--my wife is thinking of selling her car and getting a scooter for commuting to work (about 2 miles each way, on city streets, in Austin TX). It's pretty clear she wants something with more oomph than a 50cc; right now she's leaning towards a Stella (an Indian clone of the old Vespa).
I'd appreciate any specific tips on models to buy/avoid, tips on buying used, online resources, etc.
posted by adamrice
on Feb 5, 2005 -