Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Ride!

Tonight, I rode home my new (to me) scooter. It is a 2005 Kymco Super 9 50cc scooter. I'm quite excited as this is the first part of my plan to ride this winter.

Riding the Super 9 was quite a different experience from the motorcycle. First, there are no gears or clutch as it is a continuously variable transmission (CVT), so the left hand grip has the rear brake and your feet don't have anything to do. Since it is a two stroke engine, there isn't any engine breaking which was surprising at first. It also turns much quicker than a motorcycle which I think will be quite fun once I get more accustom to it.

I placed my order for some new Kenda K761 "dual sport" tires. The sizes are 120/70-12 and 130/70-12. I've read the K761s are good in the snow, and we'll soon find out. Next step is to figure out the premix process.

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