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Old 01-13-2012, 10:53 AM
 
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Clients love em. But dangerou. That is, purchasing a Yamaha 125cc scooter. 85MPG / $4 fill ups. Market & Gym mode of trasportation. Not busy highways. Some folks say never and some folks say it's ok. Clients like scooters because it's cheap transpo around town but Fort Lauderdale large metro area. Immigrants not the best drivers, not to mention, maintenance & tag expenses.

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Old 01-13-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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It's often not the rider who is to blame, aside from the idiots flying down the roads on their motorcycles at high speed or the ones who weave in an out of traffic, pass cars on the berm. These types of morons give the good safe riders a bad rap.

Typically the risk of riding any type of street bike/scooter and even bicycle here is like a lot of places, risky. This is based on many reasons, smartphone and texting distraction, not being seen by older drivers some who are not good drivers to begin with and of course plain old rude, aggressive, inconsiderate types who think they are the center of the universe.

If saving $ is worth the risk, then I'd say go for it.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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Thx. Good no non-sense advice. We thank you.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:34 PM
 
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I say no. Three friends in two years injured in motorcyle crashes. The first survived despite numerous traumatic injuries (Head trauma, organ damage, multiple compound fractures). The second sustained only two bad fractures of the wrist and ankle, and the third is in a coma. Too dangerous here. Probably anywhere, really.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I can image scooters working for downtown, residential area east of downtown, Las Olas, the beach, and maybe sunrise intracoastal areas. I would stick to local roads with speed limits of 30-35 and no more than 2 lanes in each direction. You can't expect to get out to the Hard Rock or Sawgrass Mills, but I think for within "the city" of Fort Lauderdale it's doable, with the inherent risk of all 2-wheel vehicles, of course.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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Thanks .......
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Jupiter
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It's like riding a bicycle...but just alot more dangerous...I have riden a road bike and a dirt bike (pedal type) for more years than I care to remember...as well as a scooter many years ago...the problem is the other drivers in their cars...from the smallest to the largest...for when they see you coming...some of them just pull out and don't give it a second thought...they also will speed up to pass you...only to slow down to make a turn in front of you...or if someone is making a left turn in front of them...they will just move to the right and either force you off the road or cut you off...

If you are not a defensive driver...or not willing to become one...I would not buy a scooter...for you will not be able to view the sights...look at the babes...or answer the phone while riding your scooter...for as soon as you take your eyes off the road...something/someone/anything might sneak up on you...ruining your day...it could be something as simple as a pot hole...
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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Scooters are for getting around Bimini or Cozumel. NOT a major metropolitan area. As an RN, I've seen a lot of permanent head trauma related to motorcycles/scooters/bicycles. I think a Hummer H2 is best here, those cars with no shocks or bumpers will just bounce off.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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Scooters are for getting around Bimini or Cozumel. NOT a major metropolitan area. As an RN, I've seen a lot of permanent head trauma related to motorcycles/scooters/bicycles. I think a Hummer H2 is best here, those cars with no shocks or bumpers will just bounce off.
Know what ER staff calls motorcycle/scooter riders?......





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