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Old 06-19-2013, 09:39 PM   #21706
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I'm the same way. Spyders have an "old guy" mystique about them that they need to shake. Seriously.

Similarly, I'd like to get s scooter for just local running around my small town. Even the R60 is overkill. But scooters are association with old guys puttering around and I can't bring myself to do that. What I'm looking for is something like a Helix, used but not abused, that I can strip the tupperware off and turn it into a Cycle of Doom or something Steampunk or something real basic.

Whatever.

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #21707
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I'm the same way. Spyders have an "old guy" mystique about them that they need to shake. Seriously.

Similarly, I'd like to get s scooter for just local running around my small town. Even the R60 is overkill. But scooters are association with old guys puttering around and I can't bring myself to do that. What I'm looking for is something like a Helix, used but not abused, that I can strip the tupperware off and turn it into a Cycle of Doom or something Steampunk or something real basic.

Whatever.

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They make (made) two just like that, from a reputable manufacturer.

They're called the Ruckus and Big Ruckus. They're Honda products.

I promise, as a young guy, that I will never accuse you of being an old guy puttering around on a scooter.

Heck, even I want a scooter sometimes.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:20 PM   #21708
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A Yamaha tat?
did that guy just take a dump on his bike? note: green stuffed animal!

and what is the go pro looking at?
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:30 PM   #21709
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Ummm... no.

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A Yamaha tat?
waht is the go pro looking at and did he poop that green thing?
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:43 AM   #21710
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I'm the same way. Spyders have an "old guy" mystique about them that they need to shake. Seriously.

Similarly, I'd like to get s scooter for just local running around my small town. Even the R60 is overkill. But scooters are association with old guys puttering around and I can't bring myself to do that. What I'm looking for is something like a Helix, used but not abused, that I can strip the tupperware off and turn it into a Cycle of Doom or something Steampunk or something real basic.

Whatever.

--Bill
Yep, that pretty much describes those scooter guys.



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and gals.



They are no fun at all.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:53 AM   #21711
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Pudgy white guy?
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:29 AM   #21712
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This guy won a prize at the customization contest at the rally, great Venom.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:48 AM   #21713
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I'm the same way. Spyders have an "old guy" mystique about them that they need to shake. Seriously.

Similarly, I'd like to get s scooter for just local running around my small town. Even the R60 is overkill. But scooters are association with old guys puttering around and I can't bring myself to do that. What I'm looking for is something like a Helix, used but not abused, that I can strip the tupperware off and turn it into a Cycle of Doom or something Steampunk or something real basic.

--Bill
I bought a used Piaggio MP3 400 and really enjoy it around town (I have couple of buddies that rode their 500s across the country).

Oh, wait a minute, I'm a geezer. Ian, Iowa
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:09 AM   #21714
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Yep, that pretty much describes those scooter guys.

and gals.

They are no fun at all.
That may well be the case in The Big City, but this is what we have in the sticks:



:)

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Old 06-20-2013, 09:18 AM   #21715
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Must of been parked on a slope when they loaded these.





No fail here:




They look like they're having fun.




?????????????

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Old 06-20-2013, 11:54 AM   #21716
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The light itself is okay. It's a cleaner white light then the cheap plug and plays they sell at bike week. What makes the difference is the projector housing. That makes the light brutally efficient at lighting up the road, without blinding oncoming traffic.
So I saw another friend that has one last weekend, and yeah, the low beam is on top. Well, mostly. The tech that installed it got it canted about 15 degrees to one side... clockwise.

Edit- I wonder if they did that on purpose. GOOD reflectors have a level beam to the left (oncoming traffic) side, and the cutoff slants up to the right about mid-beam to show further up the shoulder. I could see a minimum wage MMI mouth breather tilting the headlight to get a "proper" V-shape.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:06 PM   #21717
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So I saw another friend that has one last weekend, and yeah, the low beam is on top. Well, mostly. The tech that installed it got it canted about 15 degrees to one side... clockwise.

Edit- I wonder if they did that on purpose. GOOD reflectors have a level beam to the left (oncoming traffic) side, and the cutoff slants up to the right about mid-beam to show further up the shoulder. I could see a minimum wage MMI mouth breather tilting the headlight to get a "proper" V-shape.
Hey, I go to MMI right now.

Mine is level. I have full coverage side to side, without being above the trunkline or hoodline of any cars, so I think it's supposed to be that way. It was designed specifically for motorcycles.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:43 PM   #21718
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They look like they're having fun.

Or they're screaming

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Old 06-20-2013, 08:06 PM   #21719
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?????????????

I dunno but is the Pink Helmet getting ready to FLASH?!?!?!? Or is she holding on to Back Breasts???
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:41 AM   #21720
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I dunno but is the Pink Helmet getting ready to FLASH?!?!?!? Or is she holding on to Back Breasts???
Very observant...here she is...NSFW!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/killboy...57606446788468
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