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Old 05-17-2018, 09:03 AM   #221 (permalink)
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Some creative suggestions in there, really. Mostly in the comments.



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Old 05-17-2018, 12:39 PM   #222 (permalink)
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:50 PM   #223 (permalink)
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:53 PM   #224 (permalink)
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Have never seen or driven one (Beat). Would love to.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:58 PM   #225 (permalink)
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"Like driving a skateboard" is about right. And the engine revs freely to 9500 rpms.

However, the gearing is terrifyingly low for anything over 60 mph. At 60 mph it's turning about 5,800.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:58 PM   #229 (permalink)
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:58 PM   #230 (permalink)
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I just went by a local dealer who had a few sitting on their lot. Apparently they imported them, but found that they can't actually register them in Vermont, because they don't meet all US standards. What a shame.








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