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Old 10-06-2017, 02:03 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by minimac View Post
I'm thinking a manually operated solenoid instead of a lever to facilitate changes. I think something like this could help anyone doing a foot forward design.
Why not a hand-shifter similar to the one which was used in the early Vespa?

Originally Posted by Eddie25 View Post
FE wise i owned a honda xr 125 (geared bike) and now own a Chinese gy6 125 scooter and getting the same mileage. Around 90mpg. Scooter is definitely more nippy through traffic but on tje open road the honda was about 15mph faster.
Scooters seem to not just get a narrower RPM band, but also not to compensate it with a wider gear spread which would render them more suitable to occasional road commuting.
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