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A few of my other rides:





This is a matched pair of Kragen Zoomas for me and my g/f when we go out cruising the neighborhood together in the evenings. Hers is a newer model, with front and rear disc brakes and a slightly larger engine, and has been modified with a seat and a small rear rack made from a griddle. Mine is more-or-less stock.
 

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I also have a third Kragen Zooma that I've been doing some work to ....:




This is a hybrid of an electric Zooma front frame combined with a gas Zooma rear end. I closed up the extra holes for the electrics in the box, but left the holes for the cables in front and rear. After a few coats of black, I mated up the frame and rear end with a mountain bike shock absorber to give me a little more ground clearance. That's an Altoids can standing on end under the original battery box.




This one acts as my pit vehicle when i go out to the track, as the battery box makes a nice storage area for holding tools and small parts. The aluminum deck is held on by four bolts with wingnuts for easier access.
 

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That thing needs either a taller shock mount on the swingarm or a shorter shock...........lol

Nice and clean looking scooters................I like em........
 

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That thing needs either a taller shock mount on the swingarm or a shorter shock...........lol

Nice and clean looking scooters................I like em........

No Way! Just Moto-Cross that thing! maybe Spy has some big holes in the road by his house?

I want to see more of the bug in the background too! <---I got smoked by a 1900 and something cc about a week ago!

 

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Holes in the road, Nick? Try the holes ARE the road out where I live ..... LOL

Right now, I only have this shot available, the rest are buried on a hard drive somewhere ... The Bug is a 1972 VW that I bought in California and rebuilt before I towed it out to Arizona. It runs a 1600cc dual-port engine into a '79 transmission. One of the old original EMPI shifters is in place on the floor, topped by my classic 8-ball. My twenty-two year-old JVC AM/FM/tape deck is still in the dash, pumping out the tunes through a combination of JVC and Pioneer speakers. The paint is two-tone, Cream over Sapphire Blue. Oh yeah, and those pop-out rear windows were a factory option back in 1973. I picked those up from a junkyard, refurbed 'em, and bolted them right up. You can also just barely see a small moonroof in the top.

This picture was taken at a small local car show that was benefitting a kid with bone cancer. Of course, I brought The Rat along, and did a few laps around the parking lot to the delight of all the kids and some of the other guys who were showing their cars.


Interesting little story about the transmission. I had blown out fourth gear on the car, and had taken it to my local VW repair shop. The owner gave me a card, and said, "Give this guy a call, he'll set you up." So, I call the number on the card, and an older man answers. I tell him my situation, and he says to bring the old transmission to his house, he'll have a newer one waiting for me. Turns out this guy worked as the transmission specialist at the original Volkswagonwerks in Germany! He showed me a transmission from a '79 VW he'd just rebuilt - "Put this in, it will fit." A couple of hours later, the new transmission was bolted up and ready to roll. But, what he forgot to tell me was that the gearing was taller on the '79. I was able to cruise easier at 70mph than with the previous transmission, which I didn't mind at all!

For right now, she's being a garage queen. I need to do a little work on the engine, and it's been WAY too hot out here to even think about doing any work in the garage. And my truck has air conditioning ...... :D
 

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That thing needs either a taller shock mount on the swingarm or a shorter shock...........lol

Nice and clean looking scooters................I like em........
Before I swapped front ends, I did have the original shock on the scooter. When I went to put on the electric front end with the original shock, the box was maybe an inch off the ground with me on it, so that wasn't going to work - I'd be dragging over every little bump and rock there was. So, off to my local bicycle recycling shop, where I found a mountain bike shock 1" over stock length, came home and mounted it up. That picture of it sitting on the crate is like five minutes after getting everything bolted back up. The freewheel on the rear rim makes it really nice to coast for extended periods of time ... just back off the throttle and roll. Even if the clutch is still engaged, the rear wheel isn't.
 

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I love your girlfriend's scooter. (Yours is nice too).
But I love the grill-rack, great for a tied down purse. And the seat is a nice touch!
 

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Yes, makes it nice for when we go to the neighborhood meetings - just tie down a box of cookies or something, and we're good to go.
 

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I am gonna find you like I did to EPR, and report you to the "Neighborhood Watch" Dudes!
Riding That on the "Street" is "Technically" NOT LEGAL, but what they "Cant see" cannot get you into Trouble!

But try not to let them HEAR it too!!!! :D:thumbsup:

Nicky.
 

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Nick, it's the Neighborhood Watch meetings that I ride these things to! Last time, I rode my purple bike, and all the kids were ooh'ing and aah'ing over it, and begging their parents to buy them one. Time before that, I dragged out my K&S Hornet, and rode that to the meeting ... with the county sheriff and a deputy standing right there!!! (They were cool about it, just told me to be safe when riding ...)
 

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Yeah I live across from a cop and he's really cool about this stuff too. As long as you're dressed properly and have a helmet on, he's happy to see the toys out and about.
 

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Nick, it's the Neighborhood Watch meetings that I ride these things to! Last time, I rode my purple bike, and all the kids were ooh'ing and aah'ing over it, and begging their parents to buy them one. Time before that, I dragged out my K&S Hornet, and rode that to the meeting ... with the county sheriff and a deputy standing right there!!! (They were cool about it, just told me to be safe when riding ...)
That was not a random "Guess" Bill!

Nicky.
 

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Not trying to hijack your thread but I just didn't see a need to start a new thread just to post a pic of my scooter as well.

Here's my Go-Ped Bigfoot.



I don't know too much about it other than it's loaded with ADA aftermarket parts. As with my A2, I found this bad-boy at an estate auction a few years back and all the mods had already been done. It screams though and pulls my 220lb frame around with good speed.
 

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Kevin, You like Stand up scooters or something? <---- me being a detective :D
eh id say yes and no. i personally only like the go-ped and boxer brand line of stand up scooters and even then i dont like them all, i dislike the GTR (goped trail ripper)

40-62cc, REEDED 5-15 hp, non suspension street "peds" is my style
 
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