As with our last installment, I’m not addressing a specific question, but a lot of questions or conversations I’ve heard about motorcycle or scooter top speed and mileage: Why do other scooterists report better mileage or a higher top speed than I seem to get from my scooter?
Today’s rather than answering a specific reader question, let’s rebuke a common misperception that comes up every few days on every scooter forum: My (dealer and/or manual) told me to use premium gas in my Asian scooter.
Today’s question for Dr. Buzz comes from Ryan B. in Chicago, following a thread on CHIscooterList about protecting your cylinder while working on your engine: ……So a 12 oz can of beer fits perfectly in the cylinder of a P200, a shot glass filled with 2 stroke is the perfect mix ratio for a gallon […]
Today’s question for Dr. Buzz (the “panel of experts” is still M.I.A.) comes from Katy D. in California. Katy owned a Honda Metropolitan in the past but… …I always wanted a vintage Vespa but the price was not right. Now I can afford one, but am leery of venturing into unknown territory…
Today’s question for Dr. Buzz (his “panel of experts” has become more trouble than it’s worth) comes from Joe W. in Philly: Does anybody there know how to contact ******** or whatever their corporate identity is this month? Their website lists a “dealer” in Westchester PA who had never sold one, never worked on one. […]
Today’s question for Dr. Buzz and his panel of experts comes from Peter M. in NYC: I’m a new rider–when stopped at a light, is it ok to leave the scooter in 1st gear and idle or always return to neutral when at a stop??
Today’s question for Dr. Buzz and his panel of experts comes from Charlie M. in Florida: I am interested in purchasing a 50 cc scooter. In Florida I will not need to get a license. I plan on using it within a five-mile radius. I would like to know the fastest stock (new or used) […]
Today’s question for Dr. Buzz comes from From Phil T. from Chicago, IL: I have a scooter that I plan to keep in storage for this winter. My plan is to keep it in the basement of our 9-unit building, but I want to be sure that I do everything necessary to both 1, avoid […]
Today’s question for Dr. Buzz and his panel of experts comes from From Erica P. from up in Wisco: I am looking for a 150cc scooter, but have a very limited budget of 2,000.00 including T/T/L. I would be using it for small trips within 15 miles of my house. My selections are very obviously […]
Today’s question for Dr. Buzz and his panel of experts comes from From Art E. of Fresno, CA: Please help, I am stuck with a torn apart “Vino!” From what can tell the engine is a Linhai/Yamaha 49.5cc 2-stroke. I checked the engine number to verify it. I ordered an Athena 70cc big-bore kit and […]
Today’s question for Dr. Buzz and his panel of experts comes from From Mark P. of Galveston FL: I’m looking for a scooter and I’m considering the Yamaha Vino. I’ve read that Yamaha makes some Vinos in China, and I’ve seen ads for much-cheaper Chinese scooters that look like Vinos. Are these all the same […]
Today’s question for Dr. Buzz and his panel of experts comes from From Sally P. of Portland, OR: I just got a scooter. I love it sooooooo much. I was wondering where to find other people that are into scooters. I’m single and maybe looking for a scooter-boy.