How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby Andi » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:18 pm

I wish I could play this game! I'm with Bobo, smallie odometer doesn't work but I really wish it did. When I got that bike, it only had like 200-some-odd miles on it--was so original! Now it only goes up to 2,000-something but the odometer has stopped working years ago. That, then plus the P...

I'd estimate like 1500/yr...(and only that high because of Corsette and riding to nearby rallies! local trips around DC are so short...)
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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby 12CI » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:35 pm

Bobo wrote: Lammy odometer inop of course


"of course" ? a bit cynical, doncha think ? you could do something about that, you know...
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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby dirtyhandslopez » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:20 pm

Way too many...
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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby colin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:16 pm

I should be keeping track for maintenance purposes, but it's been a busy couple years lately...

Ignoring the motorcycle and the now-gone el-plastico, probably around 2k split between the old VBB and the P200. More on the P200 mostly because of CORSA (3 years in a row of around 500mi).

I don't have a daily rider car, so nearly all my miles are on two wheels, but anything on the highway, 9 times out of 10, is on the motorcycle. That's been about 2500mi in the last 8 months-ish...
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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby spoffy » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:08 pm

Sorry, I only ride my "Maryland state vintage-tagged" vehicles in parades and to official club meetings.
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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby Tedford » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:07 pm

spoffy wrote:Sorry, I only ride my "Maryland state vintage-tagged" vehicles in parades and to official club meetings.


And to get vintage-related parts and supplies. Don't forget those!
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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby Serendipity » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:22 am

this last year has been a big FAIL at about 500miles I guess. I also suffer from the sporadic odometer. The year before that was about 3000. And anything before that I can't remember or did not.
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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby LWP » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:52 pm

About 2000 by P200, I'd say. Speedo repair is still on the to-do list, but I could get a close estimate from my gas receipts.
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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby Fooligan » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:42 am

I ride between 5,000 and 9,000 miles a year on my '79 P200. It's my only vehicle therefore I ride it every day, every where, regardless of weather. 99% of the time, that's a-okay. Then, on occasion, I just don't feel like putting on rain gear or cold weather gear or whatever the case may be..but I do it anyway.
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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby imjuanpablo » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:02 am

Tedford wrote:
spoffy wrote:Sorry, I only ride my "Maryland state vintage-tagged" vehicles in parades and to official club meetings.


And to get vintage-related parts and supplies. Don't forget those!


AND you're allowed to ride to "test" the running condition of the vehicle! If I'm ever stopped, I'll say that I'm tweaking the new carb.....or make something else up.
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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby dirtyhandslopez » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:12 am

Bingo John. Funny thing is a speedo is not a requirement. If it's not there, it doesn't have to work. And as it doesn't have to be inspected...
On another note, it's the same with lights. You can get a Va. inspetion with no lights(day use only) and no tags. An inspection can be performed solely on the vin.
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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby Zeets » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:05 am

Md is really vague on the limitations. One of them, however is linked to your insurance company's restrictions. If you carry standard insurance, you essentially have no limitations.
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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby normratscoots » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:59 pm

Hit a milestone last East Coast Classic and since then, to this day, its been 500 miles on the P200, with a 34 mile fun ride today to round it out. Again, can't say how may miles on Beth's Lammy (you could probably factor 5 miles every other week, for 130, but that's just making numbers up), and then there is her Stella which isn't vintage but probably is about the same mileage for me as the Lammy. And another 2k on my motorcycle. Plus some on hers. School year 2012-13 was probably my lowest mileage year to date, followed by this year.
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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby dirtyhandslopez » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:41 pm

Must admit, my milage has dropped off some since becoming a Father and not getting to the rallies so much anymore.
Speedo still doesn't work...for the last 23 years. It's soooo hard to get parts :cry:
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Re: How many miles a year do you travel by vintage scooter?

Postby cuesta » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:00 am

I've got no idea since my odometer has not functioned ever. I will say this is the first year I haven't ridden just about every day since I got my first bike on the road, hopefully now that I'm in DC full time I'll get back to putting some miles on the scoots.

Anyone got a working Serveta speedo they'd like to sell?
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