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Interestingly, the Chicago Scooter Company has the same address as ScooterWorks.
At what point does a hobby become an addiction? I'm uncertain, but after the twelfth scooter, it sorta feels like the latter...

Seriously...I've lost count...

Seven mopeds ...that's still manageable...
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I feel like I missed something...
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Syd wrote:I feel like I missed something...
This was the story that got pulled:

http://www.motorcyclepowersportsnews.co ... o-scooter/

Not sure why the OP pulled it. I hope my comment wasn't perceived as derogatory, I just found it interesting that the relationship wasn't mentioned in the article. Maybe Genuine is diversifying its product lines like some automakers have, like Nissan/Infinity or Toyota/Lexus. It would make sense with respect other recent market moves (e.g. Genuine Motorcycles). Locally, Buddy sales have been stagnant with more affordable alternatives from Kymco. If Genuine had a value brand, they could compete more effectively against bikes such as the Kymco Agility, Super 8 and Like, or the SYM/Lance offerings such as the PCH, Cabo and Cali Classic.
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At what point does a hobby become an addiction? I'm uncertain, but after the twelfth scooter, it sorta feels like the latter...

Seriously...I've lost count...

Seven mopeds ...that's still manageable...
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az_slynch wrote:Interestingly, the Chicago Scooter Company has the same address as ScooterWorks.
The Scooterworks website is also advertising the "Go" scooter for sale. Interesting that, so far, a relationship with Scooterworks is being acknowledged, but not a relationship with the Genuine Scooter Company.
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As a dealer, Scooterworks is always good to deal with for parts and a parts only warranty means no money lost on the service side of the deal. I'm in.
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Dooglas wrote:
az_slynch wrote:Interestingly, the Chicago Scooter Company has the same address as ScooterWorks.
The Scooterworks website is also advertising the "Go" scooter for sale. Interesting that, so far, a relationship with Scooterworks is being acknowledged, but not a relationship with the Genuine Scooter Company.
There is no relationship with Genuine. Sort of. I think this is Scooterworks Chicago, which is not Scooterworks USA, but the local dealer there. They're all connected, but very loosely at this point, with independent management. Genuine and Scooterworks USA (parts supplier) no longer based next door on Damen, even.

So. There's money to be made in cheap scooters. But… hm.
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Went by my dealer to pick up the Yager on Wednesday and they have a pair of Chicago Scooter Company Go! 50s on display. One in grey and one in green. A bit surprising, as they've historically avoided selling 50s due to the difficulty those small motors have in coping with Tucson traffic.

Fit and finish looks surprisingly good for the price point. The dashboard is spartan at best, but again, price point! Hydraulic disc up front is a nice touch, though servicing the reservoir will require removal of the cowling. The one odd bit that stood out was the EGR valve in the exhaust downpipe; the recirculation hose arcs right around over the dipstick access, so it might be a nuisance when checking the oil.

I may try to finagle a ride at some point, out of curiousity. Since my local dealer initially had not interest in them, I had considered buying one in Las Cruces before I got clued in on the K-Pipe. Been wanting to put together something like a timed 50cc poker run around town using the secondary streets for funsies and to promote the small motor riders. Heck, between John K. and myself, we have about ten 50cc scoots!
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At what point does a hobby become an addiction? I'm uncertain, but after the twelfth scooter, it sorta feels like the latter...

Seriously...I've lost count...

Seven mopeds ...that's still manageable...
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