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yoyo65
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:38 am  Reply with quote
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can anyone advise me on the best route to take from south Minneapolis to Hennepin Tech Center on Flying Cloud Drive (212) in Eden Prairie?

weather pemitting, I will get to take DH's Fly out there on Sat for my Motorcycle safety course. I will be able get to up to speed for most roads. If I feel comfortable going 50mph, I don't know yet, I did do 50 briefly on Hiawatha the other day, that was a bit overwhelming.

On Sunday, I may have to take mine, which, of course, will not get above 35. (that's if it is ready on time) another story there:

As some of you know, my belt busted just a month ago. Motoprimo kept saying they were waiting on Schwinn to get them the part. I sent off a letter to Schwinn on june 13 about the situation. Yesterday, the parts manager called me (I was shocked!!) and was very apolgetic but said they had never recieved an order from Motoprimo. He said Motoprimo should have gotten it in a couple days since Schwinn is just over in Madison and they've sent parts to Motoprimo before.He said Schwinn would Fed Ex overnight it to us. (when he asked where to, I said my house because I don't want Motoprimo to misplace it LOL) I really don't know who to believe. At this point, I just want my scoot fixed! I'm not getting my hopes up my scoot will be ready by this weekend, why set myself up for disappointment. But if I get the belt to them today, they should, if they want to keep me as a customer for future scoots, replace that belt on the spot. We'll see what happens.


p.s. this is one reason I want to learn how to fix scoots. I wish I knew somebody who could show me how.

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Tom Lindsay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:58 am  Reply with quote
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The most expensive vehicle in Motoprimo's showroom is over $25K. They're not likely to care too much about repeat sales of $2K scoots. Sorry about the trouble; but I've heard before that Motoprimo doesn't respect their scoot customers. I suspect that if one of you bought a "real" bike and the other bought a scoot, your service experience would be completely different.

Hey, since the Schwinn and the TnG are actually identical, maybe Scooterville can help you out? :-P

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michelle
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:13 am  Reply with quote
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yoyo - similar sitch with motoprimo for me. i'm not taking mine back there. 5 weeks for a tune-up! apparently the spark plug was on backorder or some lame thing. then they claimed to have gotten the wrong one.
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Derrick
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:43 am  Reply with quote
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Everyone has to learn on their own. No offense but this is nothing new.
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Grant
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:49 am  Reply with quote
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As far as how to get to Hennepin Technical College, try the route below.
I believe that Baker is fairly easy going but I canít recall for sure.

Minnetonka Boulevard West (from Lake Calhoun area)
Go left on Baker Road (almost to 494)
Take Baker South a really long ways
Past Highway 5 it becomes Mitchell Road
Take a left (heading East) on Anderson Lakes Parkway
Before you get to 212, Take a right on Columbine Road
That turns into College View Drive
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Hey, yoyo65,

Did you ever get that business with your squealing front brake figured out? A few weeks ago I started with infrequent squeaking that's grown into an annoying screech every time I use the front brake.

Good luck with motorcycle school!

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yoyo65
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:13 pm  Reply with quote
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b.a.baracus wrote:
Hey, yoyo65,

Did you ever get that business with your squealing front brake figured out? A few weeks ago I started with infrequent squeaking that's grown into an annoying screech every time I use the front brake.

Good luck with motorcycle school!



I think so. (of course i have not ridden it in a month!)
I think I may just have to wipe down the disc when it starts squeaking. I did get some of that quick-dry electronic parts cleaner somebody (sorry, don't remember who) suggested. sprayed it on and wiped in down. Seemed to work. Yeah, that's how mine started.

thanks for the tips everybody!

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Last year I took the Motorcycle course. A guy in the class wanted to use his own bike and the instructors discouraged him from doing it. Seems to make sense to use your own bike.

Hope your having fun with the course and good luck with the test.
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yoyo65
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:44 am  Reply with quote
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Yup, I made it, I passed the test. I was shocked, I didn't think I was doing that good at all. I didn't use the scoot either.

Grant, thank you for the route. That was a very nice and easy ride. Good way to get out there.

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Got my endorsement a couple weeks ago. (EEEE!)

I used the provided 250cc's to take the test, but I drove to the site with my Stella. Hee, hee - I got more looks & questions than other people's crotch rockets! Driving a scooter is a great way to be a little attention whore...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:16 pm  Reply with quote
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I took the test on my Stella, they never said I shouldn't.

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trishie
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:40 am  Reply with quote
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Hell, I took the test--and passed--on my 1976 Vespa 90 smallframe.

Matt did too.

No problems! Well, there was a moment I wasn't sure I'd be able to get up to speed in the short distance allowed for the braking test, but I did.

Always thought it made a lot more sense to take the test on the scooter...
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