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Scooter Bob
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PostSubject: First impressions......   Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:42 pm

Rodeo my first scooter (a Vespa) in 1963 and had a blast.  Today was a double barrel blast!!  It was only a 40 mile ride but I was impressed.  Certainly handles different than the Road King I have riding for 14 years and 75,000 miles.  It's going to take time to get acquainted but I am looking forward to the challenge of mastering a new machine.  
Among the other extras, former owner installed the 12v receptacle in the dash compartment.  I'm removing the throttle lock as I see it as a safety issue for me.  I did find a wire hanging down on the left side next to the belt cover.  It is orange in color and not plugged into anything.  I did notice that the light underneath the seat did not work.
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PostSubject: Re: First impressions......   Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:43 pm

That light might be on purpose. I undid mine as they have a tendency to stay on and drain the battery from what I understand. With all the LED lighting options, flashlights and do dads, one can really do without it.
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PostSubject: Re: First impressions......   Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:20 pm

I took the bulb out of my SWing when I first got it. Don't really need it.
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PostSubject: Re: First impressions......   Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:05 am

Welcome from Sunny Tampa Bay Florida!!!
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PostSubject: Re: First impressions......   Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:36 am

Welcome from o-HI-o. The throttle lock can get you in trouble in some cases, I seldom use mine.
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PostSubject: Re: First impressions......   Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:08 pm

Yes, I know.  With my neuropathy I can't trust my feet (hence the new scoot) and the hands not so much.  What I don't need is to get into a tough spot.
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PostSubject: Re: First impressions......   Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:27 pm

That makes two of us, one reason the Gold Wing found a new home, I went over 2 years without 2 wheels, no happily riding again on the Silverwing. No problem under ordinary riding with the throttle lock on but if you need to make a sudden stop you MUST remember to roll of the throttle first before braking. ( if you can )
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PostSubject: Re: First impressions......   Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:43 pm

No longer an issue,. It's on my tool box.
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