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I picked up a new scooter at the weekend.

A friend from a biking forum dropped me a line to say that his old bike (a slightly newer, lower mileage machine than mine, same model) was for sale at his local dealer, and he reckoned he could swing me a good deal on it.

The idea of owning a bike with a known pedigree appealed, the price was good, and as the old one is most likely gone forever, and I need to get to work and other places, I went for it.

Howard took me down to JS Gedge, in Sussex, on his pillion, and my forum friend came along to watch us seal the deal, bringing his Staffie cross, Diesel, with him as a bonus.

It's all happened very quickly, and I'm not taking as much delight in my new toy as I usually would, because I'm still upset about the old toy. But I expect we'll bond once I get a few miles under my belt.

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I'm glad you have wheels again. Obviously having your own bike back would be nicer, but having a friend's known bike seems like a decent second-best outcome. Hope you have fun with it!
Thank you! Once I get used to it I will start to take pride and pleasure in it as Mine.
Glad to hear you're back in the saddle, both literally and figuratively. It's a shame about your old bike, of course, but at the end of the day life's gotta go on. It looks like you found a great new one, and I'm sure you'll grow to love your new ride very soon.
Thanks - I hope so!
Nice scooter! I'm sorry you weren't able to get your old one back though. :(
Yeah - it could still turn up, but the chances are slim and it would probably be a writeoff :(

This one is pretty, though!
You now have a scooter again so at least you're not walking everywhere. :)
That's about as good an ending as one could hope for under the circumstances.

Did insurance help back-fill the smoking crater in your wallet?

I hate to ask, but I can't tell make/model from the photo. I failed Scooterology 101 patently.

CYa!
Mako

Edited at 2017-11-15 03:57 am (UTC)
It's a Honda NC7050 Integra - there's a more motorbikey-looking one, but I've always liked scoots: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_NC700_series

I need to chase the insurers as I haven't heard from them since I sent over my documents last week...
Insurance is evil, they bark and penalize us if we're late on a payment, but slow boat on paying out when the time comes...

Honda's last forever, as you already know, so yeah :)

Thanks for the link, I'm now up to snuff on Honda scooter-ology!

CYa!
Mako

PS: Scooter-style bikes here are pretty rare, not manly enough for the manly men and manly women apparently. Sales were pathetic to put it mildly :P

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Pacific_Coast



Edited at 2017-11-15 09:21 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the Pacific Coast! They're even rarer over here, I believe.

I know a few USians with maxi-scooters from various forums, but they do seem to be the exception. Some of them have or have had more traditional bikes too, others wouldn't touch 'em.
And with the sheer white, there are cosplay opportunities too, if you don’t mind being on the Empire’s side. =:)

Hopefully the insurers won’t dick you around - FSM knows, some are definitely better than others when it comes to actually paying out.
It is a bit stormtroopery, especially with my new white helmet!

My insurers are pretty helpful on the whole, but I do hope they hurry up a bit.