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Old 07-27-2015, 02:56 PM   #241
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I have a scooter like that, mine is black. Luv it!
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:20 PM   #242
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I almost bought a scooter like that but they wanted too much for it since much of the plastic was trashed. Yours looks cherry.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:35 PM   #243
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Came across a nice deal on a clean, old-man-owned Honda 80cc scooter. It even matches the bus (for now).
Had to splurge... I LOVE these.
Picked it up yesterday in Cocoa Beach.


that truck sale money was just burning a hole in your pocket, wasn't it?!?!?!

It's ok, I'd have hit that for the right price too!
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:04 PM   #244
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Is your scooter National School Bus Yellow? Some states might require you to paint it! ;)
Nah, not here in the sunshine state.
Although, I'm painting my bus something less attention-grabbing.
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:06 PM   #245
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I almost bought a scooter like that but they wanted too much for it since much of the plastic was trashed. Yours looks cherry.
This was some old guy's sunday cruiser.
4300 miles on it. Its nearly new looking and is a 2001.
$700 out the door isn't bad.
Even have a legal tag on it already!


Changed the oil in the crankcase and rear end. Took less than a quart to do both so I splurged on some Amsoil.
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:12 PM   #246
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I have a scooter like that, mine is black. Luv it!
I think I'll have to do some sort of rack on the front of the bus for this little guy.
I LOVE scooters. I grew up on dirtbikes and have had the occasional street bike here and there as an adult. My last was a ZRX1200. I rode the hell out of that one. But scooters have always been my favorite. I think they're the most fun.

My last scooter was back in 03'. Cheap Chinese knockoff of a Yamaha Vino 50. It was pitiful. Slow and unreliable. Fun for a week or two. I gave it to a friend.

The CH80 is the scooter I always wanted. Fun, reliable, and will cruise at 45.

They look good in black, the yellow is pretty cool. Too bad it won't end up matching the bus in the end, but oh well.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:52 AM   #247
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that truck sale money was just burning a hole in your pocket, wasn't it?!?!?!

It's ok, I'd have hit that for the right price too!
Downsizing from several vehicles, I figured I should make sure we have a backup form of transport!



Just about finished up with the black goo removal. We knocked out quite a bit over the weekend but this damned rain has been non-stop.
Hopefully it will dry up and I should be beginning the roof raise in the next few weeks!
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:41 AM   #248
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I have a buddy who's going to help me with the last of the goo over this weekend. Should be all finished with the stuff after that.

Then the plan is to drive it over to the flattest concrete on the property and start bracing everything and prepping for this roof to be raised!!!!
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:59 AM   #249
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wow you have really put the effort into your bus!
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Yeah I believe in doing HARD work and doin things right.

I took lots of "weeks off" with this heat though.
When I'm at it though, I'm AT IT!

I still maintain that if one buys the tools and does all the work themselves, anything is possible. I laugh at some "converted" buses I see for sale. Judging from some of the prices I've seen lately this sucker should be worth an easy 50 grand!

Can't wait to get the roof raised and the vents and windows in.

Next things to shop for are a generator and some more windows. And I need to figure our how much steel to order.
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