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Some next, but cautious, steps for beginner scooterists?

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 - 12 answers

Scooter 101

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 - 19 answers

How Old Is My Quadrophenia Vinyl Album?

How can I tell if my copy of Quadrophenia is an original pressing? [more inside]
posted by marienbad on Nov 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me improve my food delivery system via scooter

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 - 11 answers

Scooter, no title

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 - 12 answers

Scooter-friendly Hawaiian vacation recommendations?

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 - 4 answers

Staying dry on two wheels.

I need to find the best gear for riding my scooter in the rain. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Aug 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Contemporary moped with old-school looks?

What is the closest thing now in production to old mopeds like this? [more inside]
posted by everichon on Jul 9, 2008 - 11 answers

What is the best scooter for me?

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 - 22 answers

I want to get mocked as much as the coppers!

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 - 9 answers

Help me find a Xootr scooter in Vancouver?

I'm looking for a Xootr scooter. Does anyone know of a shop in / near Vancouver which has them? Thanks.
posted by Kristan on Mar 23, 2008 - 1 answer

Help me buy a scooter

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 - 14 answers

Help researching power scooters?

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 - 10 answers

Scooter safety vs. motorcycles

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 - 14 answers

Honda scooter

Help me find a used replacement engine for my Honda scooter. [more inside]
posted by stevejensen on Jun 27, 2005 - 4 answers

Sidewalk Scooter-Filter

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 - 6 answers

What advice do you have for scooter shopping?

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 - 23 answers

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