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Old 12-10-2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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Does this count as a scooter?

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Does this count as a scooter? This is my daily commuter when the weather is good. I plan on doing micro trips this summer. It's the only adventure riding this teacher can afford for now.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:15 AM   #2
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It qualifies as a moped. Scooters have a step thru design and no pedals.

Cool rig. About 20 years ago I got a motor that bolted up to the front of my mountain bike (handlebars and forks) and it ran via friction with the front tire. It was fun for the 28 times I rode it before something went on the fritz.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:24 AM   #3
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So....where is the moped area?
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:50 PM   #4
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Oh sweet jumping jep-hose-o-fat...not this again.

Back a few years ago when the Adventure Scooter Forum was added, some of the larger adventure-whiners actually pulled their panties into a serious snit and QUIT ADVRIDER.

Are you trying to lessen the load on the servers or what???
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:02 PM   #5
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Wow! That is tragic. I guess this world wasn't big enough for scooters and typical adventure rider machines eh?
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:08 PM   #6
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Does this count as a scooter? This is my daily commuter when the weather is good. I plan on doing micro trips this summer. It's the only adventure riding this teacher can afford for now.
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:05 PM   #7
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Oh sweet jumping jep-hose-o-fat...not this again.

Back a few years ago when the Adventure Scooter Forum was added, some of the larger adventure-whiners actually pulled their panties into a serious snit and QUIT ADVRIDER.

Are you trying to lessen the load on the servers or what???


It was like the end of the world. God forbid someone had a Zuma tucked behind their manly 990 in the garage...and LIKED riding it to snag some groceries.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:40 PM   #8
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Any PTW can be an adventure bike. Commuting on that moped qualifies as adventure; a mini-trip would be epic.

Sweet bike, BTW.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:04 PM   #9
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:28 PM   #10
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Just don't blow your nuts off.
That'd be where the 'adventure' part comes in...
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:34 AM   #11
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I've built a few of those for friends and myself, and used one to commute to work for a few months. I kept breaking rear spokes until I re-laced the wheel with large diameter spokes.

My advice is to avoid the temptation to go fast because bad things can happen when you have no suspension. Two of my friends were hurt pretty bad when they crashed.

I found the gas mileage on the little 2 stroke to be way overstated and found I could get better mileage on a Trail 90.

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Old 12-11-2009, 04:27 AM   #12
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So....where is the moped area?
Mopeds are welcome in this forum. They're grouped together with scooters and, in fact, many people refer to scooters as "mopeds" for some foolish reason. I had a thread going on about that here at one time.

Interesting looking ride.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:27 AM   #13
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This last summer, a friend (riding a People 150) and I took it out on some really old roads and trails, ate wildflowers, and drank Mountain Dew. After only one break down and wild sheep dog attack, we made it back home. I live in Eureka, Utah, and the old trails and roads will provide me with a lifetime of exploring.
Shoot, I would've posted that in Ride Reports!


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Old 12-11-2009, 12:15 PM   #14
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I've built a few of those for friends and myself, and used one to commute to work for a few months. I kept breaking rear spokes until I re-laced the wheel with large diameter spokes.

My advice is to avoid the temptation to go fast because bad things can happen when you have no suspension. Two of my friends were hurt pretty bad when they crashed.

I found the gas mileage on the little 2 stroke to be way overstated and found I could get better mileage on a Trail 90.

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When I was in Junior High School I bought a partially constructed Monarch MoPed (we called them MotorBikes in those days) and finished it. The Monarch was a horizontally opposed twin. It just ate Whizzers for lunch.

The adventure was that it was illegal for 13 and 14 year olds to ride them in NYC. We usually rode in packs and often attracted official attention. But Police cars could never go "cross-country" as we did across backyards.

Anyway, it's really a MoPed/MotorBike, but since most riders call scooters mopeds, I wouldn't worry about it here.

Nice bike and it brings back great memories.
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:26 PM   #15
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LOVE the Eddie Van Halen-inspired paint job! PAINT THE TANK!!

Scooter, bike, 'ped. .. ..You can call that thing whatever the f*** you want!!! hahahaha!
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