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DennisD
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:13 pm    Post subject: It's Home! Reply with quote

Picked up my new 2008 Stella last night and rode it home. This is a completely different riding experience from the modern scooters I have been riding for years. I decided on the way home that I was going to have to spend some time in parking lots adjusting to this beast. Right now I just don't feel secure in my handling skills with this one. I didn't stall at any lights on the way though. Very Happy It had 6 miles on it when I picked it up, 14 when I got home. Can't wait to get that first 1,000. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll beat you to that 1k! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No fair, you only have one scoot to keep running. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:needpics:
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats guys! I'm getting used to mine too, I rode it to work for the first time today and I was all excited that I hadn't stalled out. Then on the way home for lunch just now I stalled at a light cuz I thought I could pick back up into 2nd, but I didn't give it enough gas I guess. I tried to kick it while I was still sitting on it, but it didn't work, so I jumped off and tried and it was stiff and not working at first. As all that is happening I'm saying "I'm going to die I'm going to die" out loud. Laughing I pushed it over closer to the curb and waved people by then started back up and was on my way.

So Dennis are you working tomorrow, maybe we could all practice somewhere. Cmac is there normally a lot of traffic in your subdivision? that might be a good place...

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, in the morning. Then off to DeFuniak to bring back canoes.
Right now I have to get some pictures. Looks like someone above is organizing a protest. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laxer wrote:
:needpics:


Here's a couple for now. Getting dark, batteries low, no flash. Sheesh! Oh, the pressure I am under! Laughing





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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orange, great choice! Now just get a legshield mirror and take off those Mickey Mouse ears! It looks so pretty!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Orange, great choice! Now just get a legshield mirror and take off those Mickey Mouse ears! It looks so pretty!


Thank you!

Is mirror vibration less with the legshield mirror?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oops

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, Dennis your garage is very nicely organized! Scoot looks good!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is mine. Very Happy



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KRUSTYburger wrote:
So Dennis are you working tomorrow, maybe we could all practice somewhere. Cmac is there normally a lot of traffic in your subdivision? that might be a good place...

No there isn't really any traffic hardly at all. My neighborhood is semi-big and there is a church with a fairly good size parking lot that is always abandon right down the road. OH AND! there is this cool back road behind the airport that has some good turns which is also not busy Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DennisD wrote:
laxer wrote:
Orange, great choice! Now just get a legshield mirror and take off those Mickey Mouse ears! It looks so pretty!


Thank you!

Is mirror vibration less with the legshield mirror?


I actually have no idea, but to quote my most favoritest quotable movie, why do I suggest you do it? "I dunno, cause it's super bad-ass..."

And Cmac, I love the baby blue, I always wanted to get one and black out the wheels and the chrome.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CMAC, you must live close to me. Is the church Trinity Presbyterian on Bayou?
I did the back airport road yesterday. The long straight in the middle was fun, but as usual the turn at the other end by the viewing park was full of sand. Careful.

I like the blue. And you've got inside storage with something for the scoot to read during those oh so few rotten days. Crying or Very sad

The Stella seat is more like a peice of carved granite. Something is going to have to be done with that. The Buddy and Helix seats have me spoiled.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I hate the chrome, blacking out the chrome is on my list trust me Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DennisD wrote:
CMAC, you must live close to me. Is the church Trinity Presbyterian on Bayou?


Wow you made this post like 2 minutes ago weird.
Uhm, I live over by Scenic Heights Elementary. I was talking about the church on spanish by the vet hospital. I dont know what its called.
It has a decent size big U shaped parking lot
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cmac wrote:
DennisD wrote:
CMAC, you must live close to me. Is the church Trinity Presbyterian on Bayou?


Wow you made this post like 2 minutes ago weird.
Uhm, I live over by Scenic Heights Elementary. I was talking about the church on spanish by the vet hospital. I dont know what its called.
It has a decent size big U shaped parking lot


Know it well. My MIL lives on Summer, one block over from the school. I'm on the other side of Summit.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is awesome! All of it, awesome! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FOUND PRACTICE PLACE! HEY CMAC!
Just got back from a 9 miler on this frigid Florida night. I swear the temps must already be in the mid 50s. BRRRR!! Its almost 10pm and I was riding down Summit and turned into the Vickery Center. This was after a round of Spanish and the Airport back road. Anyway, when I rode past the Vickery Center and the ball fields I realized that the ball field parking lots are HUGE and empty. They're pretty well lit, no barriers other than the narrowing to two lanes from one lot to another. Great for practicing turns, stops, wheelies and maybe a superman. Shocked The biggest surprise of all was that the parking lots were CLEAN. I don't know if the city has them vacuumed or what, but they were great. Give it a shot, I think you'll like it. Just don't go on Saturday. Millions of little ball players out then. Probably best at night during the week after all the mess has been cleaned up.

By the way, the pressure is on you now. My Stella has 29 miles on her! Clap

If this weather doesn't change I might have to put her away until spring. That's on the weekends isn't it? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goodness gracious...how many scooters do you have?? Shocked Congrats on your newest addition to your collection! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ms_Kady wrote:
Goodness gracious...how many scooters do you have?? Shocked Congrats on your newest addition to your collection! Very Happy


Too many. Gotta get rid of something. My wife doesn't complain because the scooters are better than whiskey and cigarettes. Cool

I think the Hondas are going to get sold. Tough to let go. Sad
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