Will driving a 150cc scooter long distance damage the engine?

by Robert
(Dallas, TX, USA)

I stay 40 miles from my job and I'm planning to drive my 150cc scooter to commute to work once or twice a week if and when the gas prices reach $4.00 a gallon.

My question is with the right maintenance work and driving normal conditions, will commuting 80 miles round trip damage my engine?

Answer: Not to my knowledge, Robert! As long as you're not at full throttle the whole 80 miles, your scooter should do just fine. Jim Zeiser, a frequent contributor here, has written of long day trips he's taken on his similarly sized scooter quite a few times... Kathi, Site Owner

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Mar 18, 2012
children on gas motorscooters NEW
by: michael

i was wondering can kids ride on a gas motor scooter i walk my 8 year old daughter to school & now i get a gas 150cc motor scooter.

Apr 03, 2011
You'll BE Fine
by: Jim Zeiser

In another forum there was a man in San Francisco who rode his 150 EVERY day for 80 miles. He did the required maintenance, tightened bolts and changed bulbs for 26,000 miles until he broke his frame doing a foolish jump on a pile of dirt. He retired the scooter with a perfectly good engine so more was probably available. Just change your oil frequently and you should be fine.

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