Street Legal Gas Powered Scooters.

By Owen Jones

So, you have been considering getting a gas driven two-wheeler? If you have, gas powered scooters are probably the best machines to begin with. Many people who buy gas powered scooters are worried about whether a gas powered scooter is street legal in traffic. This is not surprising every car driver has had the misfortune to get stuck behind a slow gas powerd scooter at some time or another and has wished that the scooter would get out of his way.

The speed of those gas powered scooters was virtually non-existent. However, modern gas powered scooters can stay with the traffic. It may not be a good idea to take a gas powerd scooter or any scooter on the highway, but they do have the capability to travel at high speeds, although the speed necessary to keep up with the flow of motorway traffic may overwhelm a gas powered scooter. They are just not designed for sustained high speed travel.

Despite all this, gas powered scooters are almost the same as smaller versions of motorcycles. They can get up to a top speed of about 75 mph. That is not so, is it? However, it is ideal for shooting around town as they were meant for doing.

As for fuel consumption, most gas powered motor scooters are can achieve 65 mpg, which is quite exceptional millage. And they usually have a petrol tank that can hold about three gallons of fuel giving a range of about 200 miles.

To put another way, if you used your gas powered scooter every day, every month you would probably have to fill the gas powered scooter up 3 to 4 times say, once a week, if that. If you compare that to a cars mileage per gallon, it is probably between a fifth and a quarter of the cost, or even less if you are talking about big cars like SUVs. That is a massive saving with the way gas prices are sure to be moving.

Gas powered motor scooters are also so very easy to operate. Riders will not have a problem with learning how to change gears as with a motorcycle, as they are usually automatic or semi-automatic these days. All the rider will have to do is: jump on, switch on and twist the handle for power. That is it and the motor scooter will take off the way you point it.

The issue of maintenance for a gas powered scooter is pretty much like the maintenance on a motorcycle, car or truck. The motor scooter oil should be changed every 2000 miles and a complete tune-up should be done every 5000 miles. This may differ slightly according to the manufacturers recommendations. It is recommended that a higher grade fuel be used for a scooter.

It is of course up to you, but a general guideline is that 87 octane fuel is cheaper than all the other choices because the lower the number the less refined is the gas, so it is not as clean as 93 octane fuel. 93 octane has an agent added to the fuel that will guard the moving parts of the engine and help to keep it running smoothly over your gas powered scooters long lenth of life.

Last but not least, change the fuel filter often as this will help keep muck and build-up from entering your engine thereby causing damage and check the spark plugs every 2000 to 3000 miles and, if necessary, adjust the gap with feeler gauges, if they need it. This should help preserve your gas powered scooter and keep it on the road for many years to come.

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