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Well I got me a Scooter for off road riding when I take my little camper out...

Not fancy but will get me there.  Beats walking .

196CC ,pulls me good, even in soft sand.

 

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Way to go azdigger. I spent years riding two Wheeler's out prospecting. I think your new scoot is the way to go. You dont need any more power than that. just enough to get you over that next hill. low profile, looks comfortable to ride too, nice wide seat. I love it. going to save you a lot of walking too.  :thumbsupanim

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I tried to find a good used Honda Big Wheel but everyone that had one for sale was just WAY too proud of it...Best I could find was $3500 ... More than I want to pay for that machine.... Ricks little scooter looks cool and very functional! ... Cheers, Unc

 

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On 7/4/2018 at 11:23 AM, azdigger said:

Well I got me a Scooter for off road riding when I take my little camper out...

Not fancy but will get me there.  Beats walking .

196CC ,pulls me good, even in soft sand.

 

scooter.jpg

Here's probably the ultimate 2WD scooter that can go almost anywhere a person can on foot.  I've lusted after one of these for years and I'd probably carry it in a front carrier on our small Class C motorhome for desert rockhounding and exploring.    It should be way superior to even an extreme Jeep:  https://www.rokon.com/

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That looks great.  I love smaller bikes! I have a Honda Trail 90, the classic off-road scooter. It has a compound low gear that makes it a hill climbing goat too, even with just 90cc’s. My wife and I love scooting around together with it, and it’s light and narrow enough to load onto our receiver hitch with our small truck.

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no- that’s not me,!it’s a original 1970’s ad... ;)

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On 7/4/2018 at 11:23 AM, azdigger said:

Well I got me a Scooter for off road riding when I take my little camper out...

Not fancy but will get me there.  Beats walking .

196CC ,pulls me good, even in soft sand.

 

scooter.jpg

I really like that bike! Are you going to add a rack for the back and one in front as well for your gear? Also, due to my bad experiences with it, I suggest packing a pad or enlarging that kickstand foot for parking on soft dirt.  Have fun with that little sand hog! :)

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I'd love one of those. Easy enough to load up in the P.U. and get me around quit well it would.  Think the Tractor Supply store here in town sell those from time to time.  I've looked them over a few times.  Not sure it's the same ones.   May just end up with one some day.   You did dang good on that price.

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Tractor Supply here in Wickenburg sells them like hot  cakes and buyers are old guys too not kids , they will get you there but I had an aversion to helmets. I had the folding handle bar Honda and the bumper carrier for a while when  I was full time RVing ,liked my old floppy aussie hat better than a helmet. About the third time for stitches the wife threw a fit so sold it for more that I paid for it but  but it didn't cover the Dr Bills , one day a bumble bee flew up the sleeve of the short sleeve shirt  I was wearing and got me in the armpit  I was on a paved forest road, spectacular crash witnesses told me. In my younger days I owned a 1943 Harley Army MC I converted it to the 4 speed transmission , I also had a 1938 Indian Chief, would give  pretty penny for them now. No more two or 3 wheelers for me!  Now I have a pride wheeler electric wheelchair and a new "Zinger" electric scooter , 40 miles range , 8 MPH speed, will climb a 11% grade with help. it drives with two levers. 

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4 hours ago, Gilaoro2 said:

Tractor Supply here in Wickenburg sells them like hot  cakes and buyers are old guys too not kids , they will get you there but I had an aversion to helmets. I had the folding handle bar Honda and the bumper carrier for a while when  I was full time RVing ,liked my old floppy aussie hat better than a helmet. About the third time for stitches the wife threw a fit so sold it for more that I paid for it but  but it didn't cover the Dr Bills , one day a bumble bee flew up the sleeve of the short sleeve shirt  I was wearing and got me in the armpit  I was on a paved forest road, spectacular crash witnesses told me. In my younger days I owned a 1943 Harley Army MC I converted it to the 4 speed transmission , I also had a 1938 Indian Chief, would give  pretty penny for them now. No more two or 3 wheelers for me!  Now I have a pride wheeler electric wheelchair and a new "Zinger" electric scooter , 40 miles range , 8 MPH speed, will climb a 11% grade with help. it drives with two levers. 

Max, back in my younger days,  I used to be a whitewater guide for a company that brought access challenged people on river trips. Some of the clients back then had awesome off-road chairs that had really heavy lead-acid batteries on them, but now with lithium batteries, there are some amazing chairs for backcountry use out there. I don’t know the level of your mobility, but if it’s hard to walk on unlevel and rocky terrain,  I saw one type with tracks being used on a trail that looked like a mini tracked Bobcat. It was called a trackchair. Something like one of those may give you really good access for prospecting. Kinda pricey though I imagine, even the cost of a basic medical-grade mobility chair is ridiculous!

Edit: found it- it’s called an action trackchair

http://actiontrackchair.com/trackchair-st/

I bet if you could figure out a way to modify it to use those tracks as a double riffleboard for a mobile drywasher system! :D

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I got what is called a "ZINGER", 40 mile range on level ground , no good off of hard surface , have to use both hands bulldozer fashion to drive! Don't recommend ! button shift to reverse is a pain , claims an 11% grade, no way! , will run away on any down hill grade. OK for use inside , very maneuverable inside. Would have rather spent the money on a ML 60 or 800 MD. !

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