I want to invite Hivers around the world to join the Scooters and Mopeds Community. After owning a scooter for almost a year, I came to realize how popular scooters are around the world. Yes, I do like motorcycles. However, scooters are more fun to ride.
I have been riding my Honda PCX 150 for almost a year. I got it used with almost 900 miles. I have now passed 3000 miles. It has been fun to ride every day to work and for errands in town.
Some day I will buy a larger motorcycle for longer trips. For now I am satisfied with riding my Honda.
Recently, I rode 75 miles to a nearby town. It was a long ride as I can only reach a maximum of 60 to 65 miles per hour. Afterwards, I had to ride back home on the same highway in the dark. The experience left me with a little more confidence in my machine and in myself.
Despite the positive experience, I would avoid taking the PCX 150 on long rides, if it can be avoided. The seat is not the most comfortable. I should probably find a more comfortable seat.
The PCX 150 was in storage for a while after getting a flat. It was challenging to find a replacement tire. Even after getting the tire, I had trouble getting the bike to the shop. One day I realized that I could just take off the rear wheel and drop that off at the shop. One YouTube video later, I did exactly that. It was much easier than expected.
The flat tire experience has made me more comfortable with the idea of doing my own repairs and maintenance. I have purchased an air filter, spare belt, and some engine oil. I even installed my own top box for additional storage.
People get the impression that riding a scooter is safer than a motorcycle. I can't say that this is true. Falling off at highway speed from a scooter or motorcycle would result in serious injuries. I wear a helmet, jacket, and gloves. As I can budget, I'll be adding trousers and riding boots. As affordable as motorbikes are, the riding gear can make up for the pesky savings.
When I was a teenager, I had a motorcycle accident that put me in the hospital for a couple of weeks and required months of recovery. I still feel the effects of that wreck today. It's for this reason that I don't take any more chances than necessary. I make it a point to wear my riding gear whenever I ride.
I look forward to reading your experiences and advice at the Scooters and Mopeds Community.