The Chicken or the Egg type of question.

by Ron Goldwyn
(Milford, CT, USA)

Dear Folks,

As you read the postings submitted by our members, the one outstanding point is made clear to all of us.

Some ask which scooter is best, others ask how do I fix my scooter and a third group asks where they can get a replacement part.

Some acquired their scooter by searching the internet and found a very good deal. BUT WAS IT?

I educated myself on the internet, obtained the rules and regulations for my state there, found every dealer of new scooters and checked out each brand they had available, as well as their prices.

Only then did I narrow my choice by visiting the dealer and checking them out as well as their scooter.

I am not a scooter mechanic, I don't have wiring diagrams or a parts lists, but I made sure the dealer did. I made sure that he just didn't sell scooters as a sideline but that it was his primary business as opposed to a motorcycle shop.

The fact that I still haggled over the price is just a sign of the financial time we are now living in. just the fact that I could drive the five miles to his shop and have an assistant adjust my rear brake or for $10 give me a complete oil change is why I bought my scooter locally.

I'm now a long time senior citizen and things that I may have done in the past with my own two hands, I find that while I still have the knowledge, my physical ability has been diminished.

This then is the purpose of this posting. I would like you to learn from my years of living experiences so that you don't have to reinvent the wheel, or ask how do I repair my scooter or where do I find a replacement part. I know the answers for my scooter, do you?

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Aug 05, 2009
Use the New Forum
by: Kathi

Hey Jim & Ron... I set up a new forum for the site:, where you could easily create a post where you list suppliers, etc. In fact, I'd love it if you'd go over there and do so! Thanks!

Aug 05, 2009
Great reply
by: Ron Goldwyn

Der Jim,
Your reply was just what we need on this site. Our readers need places where they can get parts for there scooters and we should have a column just so that we can list recommended dealers to fill our needs all in one section.

Aug 05, 2009
Places for Parts
by: Jim Zeiser

As the owner of a Chinese scooter I made it my business to know where parts could found. Two that I think could keep me rolling are and

They have just about everything in the way of important pieces. Also the place I bought it from, GS Motorworks has an abundant supply. Tires are available everywhere, it's just a case of how much I want to spend.

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