Couple of questions. I ride 27 miles , one way, to work and I have a couple of questions related to reliability and comfort. I ride close to WOT for that distance and need to know any specific areas I should be sure are looked at . Also, does anyone have any ideas on how the seats can be made more comfortable .This thing is killing my butt! ;D And has anyone added foot pegs to their scoot? If so , how did you mount them?
Last Edit: Mar 24, 2011 4:39:38 GMT -6 by ncredleg
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My two TGB dels. come with foot pegs and I have homemade pegs on my tomos Revival. My R9i does not have them and once I got used to it I have been comfortable with it. R- padding the seat is a good answer also for butt comfort.
every thursday my daughter and i would ride 60 miles to a bike night, wot the whole way, hell i even took her down 690 to speed things up, we were doing 65 and they still pass at 80 lmao.
strip your seat and refoam it, it isn't hard it 's putting on new vinyl that can make it or break it,
change your fluids alot it is cheap, stop and let her cool , but 27 miles is about where i would stop to take a break anyway, you should be good,
foot pegs? need to see your scoot to recommend that?
I don't want to hi-jack the thread, but where would you recommend getting new foam, Phaze? My seat is worn out after about 12,000 miles. I was also thinking about getting a gel pad from ebay to insert with new foam.
Goods subject! I took my Tank on a 140 mile trip last summer and the only problems I had were lack of top spend and a very sore butt. I'm hopefully have the power problem fixed with the 250 upgrade but I need to do something about the seat. I want to take it to Sturgis this summer and that's a 700 mile round trip.
2009 Tank Touring 150/250 DE 2008 JCL MP-050B 2008 Verucci 1998 Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird
Post by oldchopperguy on Mar 26, 2011 1:36:24 GMT -6
I guess I must be the one in a hundred scooter-jockeys with the right proportions to actually fit these things... LOL! I'm 6' 2" but have short legs, and long arms. Must have an orangutan somewhere back in the family tree...
Anyway, these scoots (generic "Eagle" Sunl, Roketa, Jonway, tank, etc.) seem to have been designed with me in mind. The seat height, handlebar position, levers, floorboard, and the whole enchalada suits me fine. First time I got on-board, I was a happy camper and haven't changed my mind after 3 years of riding my little Xingyue 150.
Hmmm... Just how DO those swell little Asian guys and gals at around five feet and a hundred pounds reach the ground and the handlebars, anyway? They DESIGNED the doggone things...
Last night, the weather was perfect, and I just headed south on a 50 mph 4-lane surface street. 75 happy miles later, most at WOT I was short on gas, and had to get back home to work. That's the longest non-stop cruise I've done on the scooter, and find it's not much different to me than riding on my old Harley was. Except of course, that "Lil' Bubba" is wound up to around 9 grand at 55 mph, and the old chopper was loafing at about 1,800 rpm at 85 mph with half the throttle left... LOL!
If had longer legs, shorter arms, or other more "normal" features I'd probably want to change something too... But for me, the generic scoots are fine. And they ride a WHOLE lot better than a hard-tail Harley... LOL!
Heck, I even find the seats comfortable... Maybe I'm just too easy to please...
Ride long, and ride safe!
Leo in Texas
PS: My Wife is short, small, and truly hates the whole layout of these... She is more the Honda Interstate type. Too bad the budget is still Chinese 150... Cheesh, some folks would bitch if you hung 'em with a new rope! She's a keeper though.