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Old 12-30-2010, 03:07 PM   #1696
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Uhhh...

Last time I looked, this was a PICTURE thread.

Give the debate a rest, guys, or take it elsewhere. By Battle Scooter rules the Z-50, and all the rest of the little horizontal thumpers are included as "scooters" and treated as such. Deal with it.

Now... who has PICS to post, eh?



P.S. that is one gnarly little pitscootmotothumpymonkey bike. Awsome.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:43 PM   #1697
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Swingarm-mounted engines, guys. That's the biggest thing separating scooters from motorcycles.

Floorboards vs. pegs, displacement, manual vs. auto, all of these exist across all categories and aren't really reliable measures. It's the swingarm-mounted engine.

The Z50 isn't a scooter because it's engine/transmission aren't part of the swingarm (or the entirety of it). It's a very small motorcycle. But it's okay, we scooterists accept small motorcycles, too!
Sorry, have to post this!

True, most have swingarm mounted engines also. But the BURGMAN 650 doesn't and it's considered a scooter!

And yea, I'll try and get a good photo of my Elite 150 to upload. We should try and get more photos coming and make another thread for this disagreement!
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:56 PM   #1698
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Point taken on the PICTURE thread.

Here are a few pics from my 1978 trip to Alaska from San Francisco on my Vespa 200 motorcycle, total of 17,000 miles riding around Canada and Alaska. The AlCan was all gravel, mud, and rocks back then.











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Old 12-30-2010, 04:00 PM   #1699
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My ex and my daughter who is now 23 in our Vespa hack. Second pic is my ex going leaving for work on a frosty morning. The motorcycle is a 1963 Douglas 150 which is a Vespa made in England. Original 2 tone paint.



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Old 12-30-2010, 04:04 PM   #1700
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My friend's 1963 Honda Trail 55 limited edition in chrome finish.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:22 PM   #1701
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Last time I looked, this was a PICTURE thread.

Now... who has PICS to post, eh?
Finally got all the planets aligned, going to check one out tomorrow morning about 110 mi. distant from where I now sit.

Hopefully will have something (visual) to post then...
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:29 PM   #1702
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:31 PM   #1703
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Now there's a memory:



The first bike I ever bought with my own money was one of these. A 1964(?) Honda 55 with the fancy 'quick change' sprocket system! Picked about fifty tons of Oregon Blue Lake's to pay for it, too! Mine was just red, tho.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:38 PM   #1704
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Fine design...



One of the things I always liked about the design of the older generation Vespa's was the split rim wheels, and the spare tire. Flats were never a problem. You could change a wheel in just a few minutes, and replacing a tube in the flat one was even easier.
They just don't make 'em like that anymore.
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Crossthread screwed with this post 12-30-2010 at 04:49 PM
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:55 PM   #1705
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And because it IS a picture thread:

Here's one of mine..



The Harley is glaring at her. "You took that little yellow slut out for a ride and left me here alone! Just wait 'til I get you out on some lonely road, buster. I'm going to dump oil all over you!"
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:07 PM   #1706
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Man, PERFECT rides Crossthread! Thats all you really need!
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:32 PM   #1709
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A scooter has automatic transmission. The z50 is classified as a mini bike.
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:55 PM   #1710
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The first bike I ever bought with my own money was one of these. A 1964(?) Honda 55 with the fancy 'quick change' sprocket system! Picked about fifty tons of Oregon Blue Lake's to pay for it, too! Mine was just red, tho.


words fail me.

that's freakin' awesome
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