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Hell yes! I want to be a nerd! 67 49.63%
Screw off nerds, this is for kewl kids only 26 19.26%
I ride a BMW and am indifferent to everyone else. 29 21.48%
Fuck Loaded with a Mulekick 26 19.26%
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Old 07-14-2005, 10:23 AM   #151
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Old 07-16-2005, 06:38 PM   #152
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:31 PM   #153
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My wife and I both ride Bajaj Chetak scooters. I also ride a R1150GS. Both are fun and well designed for their purpose.
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www.bajajusa.com has pics of my wifes scooter on the top of Mt. Evans in Colorado. It rode to 14,262 feet under its own power.
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Ok... Here's the deal.

ADV Rider needs a skewter forum. There's a ton of people around here that have them; John™, Photog, Skewt, Fitz, Kendra, EatAtJoes did, and who knows, maybe other members too...

The nerds of the 2 wheeled world need a place where they can commune without being harrased by the kewl kids on the big manly bikes.

We could even attract a few of the more adventurous dorks out there that haven't joined because they are terrified by BMW Biker Bizoys.

What say thee? Does ADV need a place for people to relese their inner moto-dork?

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Old 08-04-2005, 11:33 PM   #154
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Sometimes I use the GS to get parts for the Bajaj, other times I use the Bajaj to get parts for the GS.
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Hard to explain.

From what I can tell, scooterists fall into one or more of these categories

1. Econowonks. These are people who abhor vehicles only slightly less than they abhor paying money for anything. They ride scooters because they get good gas mileage, didn't cost much, and get free parking. They couldn't care less about performance or for that matter, comfort. For them, life is a sufferfest made better by pocket protectors and OMB circulars. If someone put a 1-cylinder Onan diesel engine on a Big Wheel and sold it for $399, they'd be on it.

2. Squids. Kids who put a 70cc kit on a Yamaha Zuma and ride it to school for about a week before the cops catch them and confiscate it because they were wearing a skateboard helmet and doing a 65mph stoppie in a school zone while blatting out 163db of 2-stroke noise.

3. Adult Hooligans. These are people who justified it to themselves by combining both 1 and 2. "It'll get great gas mileage, dear," they tell their spouses, and "But it does a 1/4 mile in 12 seconds, d00d," they tell their skeptical motorcycle friends. The real reason they're riding is that it reminds them of the first time they snuck out onto a public road on their Z-50 when they were a kid, and it rails around a corner better than their R1. That, and commuting on it during the week enables them to afford to put gas in their Suburban on weekends so they can tow the boat.

4. Drunks. If the damn thing is only going 30 and the guy is giving everyone the finger, it's because it's restricted to 30mph to be classified as a moped so that the driver doesn't need tags or insurance. Which is good because the finger-waving driver can't get tags and insurance. These folks are easy to spot because they look really pissed that they are on a scooter and are weaving a bit as they struggle to tuck a 12-pack of PBR under their left arm while balancing a keg on the floorboard. See also, "Liquor-sickle"

5. Greenies. These folks ride 4 stroke scooters to save the whales from harmful emissions coming from those nasty 2T bikes and evil SUV's driven by uncaring capitalists. They are usually seen on Honda Metropolitans that, ironically, share the same motor as the fiesty Ruckus (typically ridden by groups 3 and 8). Note: if rider not wearing a Che T-shirt, you may have mis-id'd the rider. See category 7.

6. Dorks. Okay, I'm not gonna disparage anyone, but really--what else are you going to call someone in Members Only jacket, plaid shorts, white socks, and loafers, on a Silverwing? These folks run the gamut from 100 mile/year Snowbirds to the hardcore 40,000 mile Helix riders. They look like GL1200 riders, and as such, beware--they have iron butts in their wrinkly little hides.

7. Girliebikes. They're sooooo cute! They're, like, soooooo much cuter than motorcycles! Note: play your cards right, and you can get your wife on one of these scoots and it becomes a GATEWAY DRUG to bigger motorcycles. This is the first step to a 135-lb weight drop on your bike, transforming it back into the sport bike you once remembered. You can bear the Hibiscus Edition Metropolitan for this, especially if she starts getting excited about buying Bike Stuff on weekends. It's not a scooter, it's a strategy.

8. The Hardcore. This is group #3 that has evolved, transcending all rational thought and spending all their spare time ordering parts from Europe, dremeling ports to creamy smoothness. They can prounounce "Bajaj Cheetak" without sounding like they have a mouth full of novocaine, and are currently using their GS as a parts runabout for their scooter.
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:35 PM   #155
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There is a scooter rally in San Francisco on August 11th through 14th. In past years it has been called the Kings Classic rally. This year the name is changed to The San Francisco Classic. http://www.sanfranciscoclassic.com/
My wife and I have gone to this rally for the past 3 years. It has always been a lot of fun.
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ADV Rider needs a skewter forum. There's a ton of people around here that have them; John™, Photog, Skewt, Fitz, Kendra, EatAtJoes did, and who knows, maybe other members too...

The nerds of the 2 wheeled world need a place where they can commune without being harrased by the kewl kids on the big manly bikes.

We could even attract a few of the more adventurous dorks out there that haven't joined because they are terrified by BMW Biker Bizoys.

What say thee? Does ADV need a place for people to relese their inner moto-dork?

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