Thanks For Stopping By
OK, so you've pulled over, killed the engine, tugged off your helmet and
gloves, sat down at your computer, and that big grin is still on your
face. That's why we're here.
JustGottaScoot.com is dedicated to the fun of scootering. We think it's very
cool that something so practical and easy can be such a good time! The NEWS
section of this site has recent and upcoming happenings and is where we will
post website changes. The STUFF page will
take you to our store where you can purchase COOL
SCOOTER STUFF and will include links to places that we recommend. We ONLY
post links to vendors we have ACTUALLY USED and believe offer a
good value to their customers. In other words, no "paid
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blah, blah, blah) is the place to go if you are so into scooters that you
don't mind the blathering of a confirmed scooter loony (me) and will
include bios, stories, rides, pictures and other mindless ramblings. LINKS
is our page of "connections" to other sites. SEARCH
allows you to (you guessed it) search our site.
Thanks again for visiting, see you on the road.
We just received word from Genuine Scooters that a recall on the new
Stella Automatic scooter is pending. The ECU has a potential issue that
could cause the scooter to not start or to stall when running. The good
folks at Genuine are on top of this and are already shipping replacement
parts to dealers. Even though the recall has not been finalized, Genuine
is doing their best to ensure that the issue is correctly as quickly as
possible. If you own a Genuine Stella Automatic,
contact your dealer right away to have your ECU replaced.
of the Lance Cabo 150 Scooter
Lance brings us another Taiwanese scooter (manufactured
by SYM) that offers good quality, a great price and a whole mess of
fun riding. Designed to be utilitarian and sporty, I rode the new Cabo
150 on roads all over St. Paul and off roads.... well... you'll have to
read the review.
Quite a few people have emailed, asking about
cheaper choices for scootering. I thought it might be a good idea to
post a few thoughts about this topic. Then I thought I should offer
some suggestions of brands and models to look for. After that, I
threw in a couple of thoughts on gear and other expenses. Pretty
much goes without saying that this ended up being one LONG tirade on
the topic of cheapskate scootering. DO NOT
bother with this if you are easily bored.
of the Genuine Stella 125cc Automatic Scooter
Looking for a true retro scooter with a metal body
AND an automatic transmission? Look no further, the new Stella Automatic
is here. Though the never-ending winter of 2014 still lingers in
Minnesota (below freezing temperatures and some light snow), we
braved conditions and spent some time with this much-anticipated new
scooter. CLICK HERE or on the image to jump
to the review.
Thinking About a
Low-End Chinese Scooter?
While there are certainly some decent Chinese brands (CFMoto
comes to mind), there are a
great many that are low-price, low-quality, and even
low-safety. Click on the image above to hear how a British
entrepreneur found out about the challenges of manufacturing in China.
Looking for a better way to
haul your stuff with you when you're on two wheels?
Check out Better Bags. They feature messenger bags and
backpacks designed and made by Banjo Brothers (well-known in the
pedal bicycle business). With outstanding function, great value
and rider-based features these are the bags you've been searching for.
My wife and I recently decided to get down to one
car. We have scooters (more than any sane person would have)
and just weren't using the second car very much. Getting our insurance
renewal probably had a lot to do with this decision. We are lucky to
live in a metro area with a very good public transit system and I ride
a scooter to work as often as I can in any event. Click on the image
above to open a spreadsheet to help you see if this might work out for
Yes, another cool site devoted to scooters, motorcycles,
mopeds, just about anything with two wheels and a motor. Several Twin
Cities locals have gotten together and started with some podcasts to
spread the word: It doesn't matter WHAT you ride as long as you ride.
often hear people talk about fuel savings making their scooter "free"
to own. Can it be true? Click on the graphic to open or download a
Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Fill in the light blue boxes and the
spreadsheet does the rest!
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