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Old 02-27-2003, 03:06 PM
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My 13 year old son just bought a good used go-ped.the previous owner told my son it would go 36 mph.it has some head work done, header, k&n air filter.i had never ridden one until two days ago.4 bruised ribs,cuts on both hands,shattered pride.anyone ever ridden one?not much low end power but dam!when the power band kicks in lookout!
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Old 02-27-2003, 03:16 PM
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Welcome to the go-ped pride wipe-out!! I have ridden one and am considering purchasing HyperBaja's, that he has for sale. I bit it at about 30 mph a few years ago; while at parking lot at the launch ramp where we were racing jet-skiis. I broke my thumb clean on my right (writing) hand, so that it actually folded into my palm. It was bad, and painful. Top that off with wearing a cast for 2 months; 4th of July to September. I actually got a fiberglass cast with a teflon liner, and still went out on/in the water.
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Old 02-27-2003, 03:25 PM
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I doubt it runs 36... 36 with the G23LH motor takes a Bore up kit, new carb, new intake manifold, tuned pipe, reed valves and some really good head work.

I took a fall too a year ago... locked the brake up at 25, 10 stitches in my chin, and fractures in both wrists!!

As Sydways said...I do have one for sale, tell me if your interested.

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Old 02-27-2003, 03:32 PM
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Tommy, i have no interest at all in buying one for myself.i hit one tiny bumb in the road and it pitched me off.I was lying in the road looking like this
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Old 02-27-2003, 03:47 PM
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Those things are absolutely suicidal---------I had two of them when I was a Snap-On Dealer (they were part of a promotion).

I had a few drunken, and fun excursions on them, but learned quickly how much of a death wish they are.

Fortunately, I sold them before anyone I knew got seriously hurt!
 
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There is an idea go-ped party at my house
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Old 02-27-2003, 06:02 PM
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Warpaint, i would have loved to have seen that.
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you didn't fall off a Go-Ped. Your wife kicked your A$$!!!! You should see his hands. OWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!
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We have eight of them at my shop. Every Friday night during the summer we meet up and ride all over town of them. I can't count the number of bruises, cuts, and scrapes I have from mine. I also can't count the number of hours I've spent enjoying it either. Probably the best $400 I've ever spent. Did I mention that we're all over the age of 30 too?

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