Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Scooters in the Snow

OK, so I don't ride my scooter in the snow. I used to be able to when I had a much lighter scooter. But that is another story.

This is just a story about how darned reliable my 2007 Genuine Buddy 125 scooter is. As everyone in the U.S. knows, the Midwest has been gripped in a winter freeze for a few weeks. I live in an apartment so my scooter has been sitting in the parking lot buried in a snow drift a couple of feet deep for a couple of weeks at least. I loose track of things like that.

Anyway, I just decided to try to start it up. After a few tries it started up pretty well.

Now, I do have to say that the battery is not the original battery. The original battery did not last past the first winter. So this is also a testament to the quality of the batteries available at Batteries+. When the original started giving out I went down to my local Batteries+ and bought the most expensive battery they had that would fit my scooter. It was just under $90 but it was worth it. I have never had a problem since.

So, if you are looking for a scooter, a Genuine Buddy 125 is a pretty good deal and a really good scooter. I love mine. However you may have to spend about $100 more for a new battery soon, as the battery is not covered in the warranty. And, no, I am not being paid to say any of this. I was just so happy that my scooter started up so easily that I had to come in and blog about it. Even though I know that only a couple of people in the world are ever going to see this.

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