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I got my Scooter

  1. Jun 1, 2006 #1

    JasonRox

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    I got my Scooter!!!

    They are delivering it as of right now, so it's coming real soon.

    I'll be posting some pictures later on tonight.

    It only has 550km on it!

    Hopefully, I can get it on the road and insured in the next 3-4 hours.

    Wish me luck. :biggrin:

    Note: It only cost $2 to fill up!
     
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  3. Jun 1, 2006 #2

    Math Is Hard

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    Congrats!!!
    You lucky punk!!
     
  4. Jun 1, 2006 #3

    berkeman

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    Your going to ride to the insurance agent to get insured? :rolleyes:

    Congrats, and ride safely!
     
  5. Jun 1, 2006 #4

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    I'm afraid that I can't be seen talking to you in public now you own a scooter Jason.

    ~H
     
  6. Jun 1, 2006 #5

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    Well, no pictures yet. Ugly day today.

    The mechanics today loved it. They all gathered around talking about people they knew who had one! I even got the Safety Certificate for HALF PRICE!

    Now everyone at work is just waiting to see it.

    There has only been two people who thought it was stupid in about 30 that I've mentionned it to.

    Anyways, I hope to have some pictures up soon.
     
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  7. Jun 1, 2006 #6
    Ummm, did I misread something there :rofl:
     
  8. Jun 1, 2006 #7
    That's awesome, congratulations. Did you find a better insurance rate or something?
     
  9. Jun 1, 2006 #8

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    Yeah, I did.

    I found one as low as $737. That's the best I can find and the only one under $1000.

    I also found a great deal on a scooter too. Scooter and helmet for $1000. Helmet was brand new, and the scooter is a 1995 Yamaha with currently 515km. Seriously, it looks brand new.

    I love it!

    Note: I ended up looking for insurance on motorcycles and they were in the thousands! I looked at a 1987 Honda Hurricane (sports bike) and it quoted me at $13 000CDN!!! WTF?!

    Note: Clean record and no claims for 5 years since I started driving.

    Note: Insurance will drop to $500 or less next year.
     
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  10. Jun 1, 2006 #9

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    I live in a small town. :redface:
     
  11. Jun 1, 2006 #10
    That's great to hear that you found a good price. The quote on the old honda is insane, I mean sportbikes are always going to be more money to insure but that just seems stupid, I've never heard of anyone paying that kind of money to insure a bike let alone one that old.
     
  12. Jun 2, 2006 #11

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    I found one as low as $737. That's the best I can find and the only one under $1000.

    Jason that is crazy money, are there any scooter clubs you could join?
    they usually know where to get the best rates.
     
  13. Jun 2, 2006 #12

    JasonRox

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    I'm going to look into it.

    I met a girl who was paying $400 and was older than I. That's not that much of a savings since they charge guys more.
     
  14. Jun 2, 2006 #13
    Scooters are cool because they don't use any gas, however although they are safer than bicycles, they are still dangerous considering that nobody around here knows how to drive. Plus you can't go on the highway with one here, so its pretty useless for a grown up to have a scooter in Montreal, unless that person only rides it around downtown, but then a bicycle is a much, much better option.

    Having said this, have fun with your scooter, myself, I might be getting an ATV sometime this summer so that I can have fun riding around on something thats small and makes a lot of noise :)
     
  15. Jun 2, 2006 #14

    JasonRox

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    A friend of mine is getting an ATV too.

    It's fun to have a toy to play with.
     
  16. Jun 2, 2006 #15

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    Oh great, more people who are so brainwashed as to think that automobiles are the only way to get around -- or that bicycles and scooters are for children.

    I guess I don't really care after all, though. Every Friday evening, I pass roughly a thousand cars, idling, stopped in gridlocked traffic on suburban arterial roads. I'm healthier, happier, and enjoy my ride home more than anyone stuck in such a metal cage. You guys can keep your cars, your "symbols of freedom," and enjoy the gridlock all you want. Have fun.

    - Warren
     
  17. Jun 2, 2006 #16

    JasonRox

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    This is North America. :grumpy:
     
  18. Jun 2, 2006 #17

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    In California, motorcycles can drive in car pool lanes, and can split lanes; drive between lines of traffic, which turns out to be safer than driving in stop and go traffic, due to the probability of getting rear-ended is higher than getting sideswiped while splitting lanes.
     
  19. Jun 2, 2006 #18

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    I guess you don't live in China or India where you have to drive over people to go your way. In these places you want a hummer or an SUV.
     
  20. Jun 7, 2006 #19
    wow your insurance is expensive! I am riding my scooter to work every day now. For the whole year full coverage is $250. How old are you? man I would hate to spend $700 thats crazy!
     
  21. Jun 7, 2006 #20

    JasonRox

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    I'm turning 23!!!

    Clean record!

    Who wants to live in Ontario? Nobody because...

    - Insurance Prices are sky high. (They average 2 to 3 times more than other provinces.)
    - No jobs.
    - No jobs for students unless you want to get paid minimum wage which is like way below poverty.
    - Tuition is twice as high or more than any other province.
    - Healthcare system is rated as worse in the country.
    - Cost of living isn't the greatest.

    I'll come up with more another day, but that should be bad enough.
     
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