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Postby 76puch » Sat May 08, 2010 2:11 pm

Looking into buying a scooter for a more reliable mode of transportation over my mopeds. I am looking at a 2010 qlink Hawk 50. and a 2009 Keywest. I am not sure on what i am looking at considering i have only been into mopeds. Soo what are your opinions and does anyone own either one of these?
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Postby John » Sat May 08, 2010 2:56 pm

The Key West is a TGB, would lean there. Bryan at Mountain Mopeds is a dealer
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Postby tortoise » Sat May 08, 2010 4:50 pm

76puch wrote:Looking into buying a scooter for a more reliable mode of transportation over my mopeds. I am looking at a 2010 qlink Hawk 50. and a 2009 Keywest.

What is your specific performance criteria . . for example, do you need to keep up with 50 mph traffic on hills? The Hawk and Key West are both 50cc 2-stroke's. The Hawk 12" wheels should have slightly better handling . . but it really depends on the front tire outside diameter and rake-trail geometry. The slightly flatter Key West seat should be a positive in finding your personal preference stance. Scooters sourced in Taiwan (as compared to mainland China) are generally considered to be better quality . . scooter VINs.
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Postby 76puch » Sat May 08, 2010 8:03 pm

I am pretty sure its not a tgb cuz i looked at those online and its a completely different body style. it had like fym on the front of it or something like that and the guy at the shop said it was a 4-stroke so im not too sure about that one. the qlink looks bad ass and i like the bigger tires and more attractive looking wheels but it is also 1500 beans compared to the 999 beans of the key west. but this is to take to school and work and the girls house so idk if i want to sacrifice quality for the money. the q-link i was at least able to find info on but the key west that i saw is unseen online.
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Postby oilyhans » Sat May 08, 2010 9:50 pm

if its a tgb (twain golden bee) key west ,it has a franco morini motor
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slightly different than the standard horizontal minarelli motor, both 2t.
all the 4t motors are the same

there is a brand of scooter called sym could that be the fym scooter?

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Postby 76puch » Sat May 08, 2010 10:58 pm

The key west i was refering to is a FYM Keywest. as like these http://westernmass.craigslist.org/mcy/1704721563.html i have been unable to find too much info on them so i am assuming they are not the best around. nor do they look as sexy as the hawk.
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Postby John » Sun May 09, 2010 6:16 am

They are playing on the name (Keywest). Definitely chinese, so stay away.
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Postby 76puch » Sun May 09, 2010 7:22 am

Yeah thats what i was thinking. So what does everyone think about the Qlink Hawk 50? It seems pretty legit to me and it looks damn sexy. I just want a second opinion compared to my own.
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Postby JD » Sun May 09, 2010 8:51 am

My wife and I have two kitted Tomos mopeds, which we like, but their reliability is not always what we would like it to be. So, like you, we went looking at scooters. They didn't replace the mopeds, but they complement them because they're well suited for some kinds of riding while the mopeds are better for others.

We settled on two TGB Laser 5 scoots. They have the same engine as the other 49cc TGB bikes. (TGB now goes by "Peirspeed.") We have 6,000 miles on each of them. Other than regular maintenance, one of the bikes has never needed ANY repairs. The other was having trouble with the carb, but it was replaced free-of-charge under the two-year warranty. Otherwise, it has been perfect.

Another thing we like about the TGBs are their large outside tire diameter. SMALL WHEELS ARE DANGEROUS ON BAD ROADS, and we have plenty of them around here.

Get something made in Japan, Korea or Taiwan. Most of the Chinese bikes are risky, although Mountain Moped has had good experience with the Chinese Keeways he's selling. Obviously the "Keywest" is a take on the TGB "Key West" and the "Hawk" is a take on the TGB "Hawk" (the name they used in the past for the Laser.) Be careful.

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Postby 76puch » Sun May 09, 2010 9:14 am

Im not sure if its a copy or not but it seems pretty legit considering it is backed by what seems to be a decent company that has bee around since 1988 http://www.qlinkmotor.com/products/products.php?pid=80
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Postby mopedlar » Sun May 09, 2010 11:09 am

Get a used, low mileage Honda Elite 80/150/250 and you'll never regret it.
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Postby 76puch » Sun May 09, 2010 12:01 pm

I want to spend the money once and have something brand new from the start so i know everything that has been done to it. And how its been ridden.
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Postby oilyhans » Sun May 09, 2010 10:23 pm

the hawk 50 looks nice . from the pictures i see what
looks like it has a gas/oil rear shock. not sure about
the stock pipe but you can put any race pipe on it.
said it was a performance pipe. the TK carb is not a junky carb.
sure give it a try, it has a 2year warranty so you arn't swinging in
the breeze in 6 months. also 2 years means its a better scooter.

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ps that front view looks wicked kinda reminds me of that
horror movie about the trucks that went berserk
or maybe a transformer (as in optimis prime).
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Postby Ralph C Barger » Mon May 10, 2010 2:33 pm

Have owned chinese and Taiwanese(TGB) and would definately go
with the TGB. Far better quality in either 50cc or 150cc. I have both in the Delivery style.
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Postby 76puch » Mon May 10, 2010 3:44 pm

well i decided that im not ready to spend 1500 or more on a scooter when i can get my hands on a old triumph tr7 convertible...
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