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Just Gotta Scooter - Silly Scooter GrinOK, so you've pulled over, killed the engine, tugged off your helmet and gloves, sat down at your computer, and that big grin is still on your face. That's why we're here. 

JustGottaScoot.com is dedicated to the fun of scootering. We think it's very cool that something so practical and easy can be such a good time! The NEWS section of this site has recent and upcoming happenings and is where we will post website changes. The STUFF page will take you to our store where you can purchase COOL SCOOTER STUFF and will include links to places that we recommend. We ONLY post links to vendors we have ACTUALLY USED and believe offer a good value to their customers. In other words, no "paid advertisements" here. BLAH (as in blah, blah, blah) is the place to go if you are so into scooters that you don't mind the blathering of a confirmed scooter loony (me) and will include bios, stories, rides, pictures and other mindlessCLICK HERE to jump to our calendar of scooter-related events ramblings. LINKS is our page of "connections" to other sites. SEARCH allows you to (you guessed it) search our site. 

Thanks again for visiting, see you on the road. 

David Harrington

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Which Scooter Should I Buy Updated May 2012Which Scooter Should I Buy? - UPDATED
March, 2015

Our "most commonly asked question" gets an update in the "my favourites" section. Remember, these are MY choices in each classification. This year we see the Kymco People GTi 300 fall from the top spot as the best do-everything scooter. The King is dead, long live the King.  CLICK HERE to see the new monarch and other updates.

Scooter Doodles by Mark GarveyToo Much Time
December, 2014

This is what happens when an otherwise normal, sane person has too much time on their hands AND spends part of the aforementioned time browsing this website. Click here to see what we're talking about. 


Commuting with the Honda PCX 150 ScooterReview of the SHAD 39 Liter Topcase & Commuting with the Honda PCX
October, 2014
Review of the SHAD 39 liter Topcase TrunkAs promised in the Honda PCX review, we've added a windshield and topcase to the PCX and have been utilizing it to commute. Amazingly, it's still mostly sunny and in the 50s here in Minnesota in late October. We'll keep riding until the evils of winter road conditions stop us. Click here to read about the SHAD topcase and commuting on the Honda PCX. We'll update the commuting section as changes and additions are made. For one thing, we'll likely modify the seat over the winter.

Revoew of the Lance SYM Soho 50 ScooterReview of the Lance Soho 50
October, 2014
It's been too long since we reviewed a moped-legal scooter. Let's make up for lost time by looking at the big-wheeled Lance Soho 50, built by SYM. For a lot of scooter riders, moped-legal machines offer parking advantage that just can't be beat. Click Here to jump to the review.


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Thinking About a Low-End Chinese Scooter?

Horror story of building scooters in China

While there are certainly some decent Chinese brands (CFMoto comes to mind), there are a great many that are low-price, low-quality, and even low-safety. Click on the image above to hear how a British entrepreneur found out about the challenges of manufacturing in China. 

Messenger Bags and Backpacks for Scooter Motorcycle and Moped Riders
Looking for a better way to haul your stuff with you when you're on two wheels?
Check out Better Bags. They feature messenger bags and backpacks designed and made by Banjo Brothers (well-known in the pedal bicycle business). With outstanding function, great value and rider-based features these are the bags you've been searching for. 

CLICK HERE to go to the Just Gotta Scoot Podcast Archive Scooterfile.com with Nathaniel Salzmen GPS and Tires for Scooters with Bob Hedstrom of Scooterville

Second Car or Scooter?

My wife and I recently decided to get down to one car. We have scooters (more than any sane person would have) and just weren't using the second car very much. Getting our insurance renewal probably had a lot to do with this decision. We are lucky to live in a metro area with a very good public transit system and I ride a scooter to work as often as I can in any event. Click on the image above to open a spreadsheet to help you see if this might work out for you.

Two-Wheels-And-A-Motor Website
Yes, another cool site devoted to scooters, motorcycles, mopeds, just about anything with two wheels and a motor. Several Twin Cities locals have gotten together and started with some podcasts to spread the word: It doesn't matter WHAT you ride as long as you ride.

CLICK HERE to visit the Two Wheels and a Motor website

CLICK HERE For a Scooter Fuel Savings SpreadsheetWe often hear people talk about fuel savings making their scooter "free" to own. Can it be true? Click on the graphic to open or download a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Fill in the light blue boxes and the spreadsheet does the rest!



David Harrington on his Stella ScooterContact Information

David Harrington

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2021 East Hennepin Ave., Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Last modified: January 06, 2015
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