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Old 02-04-2010, 11:52 PM   #91
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I yam here, dammit!

The delivering company picked the bike up a bit late, and I was tracking
the "package" to find it arrived in my home town some 45 minutes ago!

If they don't call in the next hour, I WILL.

I'd already be there in the warehouse picking it up, but the scoot has
no tags/licence plates and I don't have a trailer.. so.. gotta wait for them
to come to me.


After a quick snapshot.. bunch of paperwork is awaiting!
With some luck I'll finish it today, but it might have to wait until monday

Not that I'd ride much at 23F and snow all over .. but.. :)
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:26 AM   #92
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It's here!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=548038
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:21 PM   #93
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CONFESS! Isn't this what "Taming The Small Wheel" is about?

[IMG][/IMG]

We all have some of that in us....the scoots just set it free. Admit it.

Thanks, Killboy.
you mean like this?:
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:57 PM   #94
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DUDE! This pizza is cold, couldn't you have gotten it here a little faster?
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:04 PM   #95
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Such a kick-ass clip. I'm going to guess they shot that sequence without a permit!



Hard to believe it was remade in 2004 with Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah. That turd of a movie literally fell out of Hollywood's pantleg and rolled into the sewer.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:00 AM   #96
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Taxi Clip

HOLY CRAP BATMAN!

That is so f*%kn cool!

I'll be back in an hour.......I need to practise
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:13 PM   #97
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Driller: if you haven't gotten a scooter yet, I noticed Myers is doing a winter blow-out on their '09 models. Stupid-cheap.

If I missed an obvious post where you already pulled the trigger...I'll take the ridicule for being blind.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:17 AM   #98
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Driller: if you haven't gotten a scooter yet, I noticed Myers is doing a winter blow-out on their '09 models. Stupid-cheap.
Not yet. Been waiting for some clear weather to get up there so I can test ride the Rat. I got out on a used one in the area, but it was gummed up from sitting too long. Hopefully a fresh one at the dealer will be more inspiring and tip me over the edge.
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:39 AM   #99
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Hopefully a fresh one at the dealer will be more inspiring and tip me over the edge.
Thanks!
Oh, it'll tip you over the edge... they are crazy fun.... ear-to-ear grin fun. Especially if you have other scooters to ride with.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:56 AM   #100
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Riding bunch

Having a crew zipping around on similar bikes is always soooo much fun.
There were three of us who rode KLR250's around the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Like three squirrels chasing each other.
Is there a mob you ride around Greenville with?
It sort of annoys some of my riding friends on their big cruisers when riding my Majesty.
Don't know if it spoils their image having a scooter hanging with them or the fact it keeps up with them and dogs them in the turns.

I see a "Raid The Grade" in the spring. A bunch of scooter riders running around between Saluda and Tryon. I know you know 176....
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:45 PM   #101
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I commute on a orange Buddy 125 and it's pretty damn fun. 2.5 miles each way!

Only issue I have is scraping parts on my one set of S curves




Quote:
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CONFESS! Isn't this what "Taming The Small Wheel" is about?

[IMG][/IMG]

We all have some of that in us....the scoots just set it free. Admit it.

Thanks, Killboy.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:01 PM   #102
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Having a crew zipping around on similar bikes is always soooo much fun.
There were three of us who rode KLR250's around the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Like three squirrels chasing each other.
Is there a mob you ride around Greenville with?
It sort of annoys some of my riding friends on their big cruisers when riding my Majesty.
Don't know if it spoils their image having a scooter hanging with them or the fact it keeps up with them and dogs them in the turns.

I see a "Raid The Grade" in the spring. A bunch of scooter riders running around between Saluda and Tryon. I know you know 176....
Oh yes, been on all the good stuff... mostly motorcycle, but on our trip to Deals Gap, did it on the scooter. Oh geeze what freaking fun. Especially Deals Gap. Stayed right on top of some motorcyclers. I'm sure they were shocked to see me on their arse.

A few of the guys at Touring Sport have scooters and girlfriends/wives with scooters. Another has a Royal Enfield which is pretty much scooter speed - haha. There is s chick in town that has a Pink Stella, but I think she's moved to Charleston During the late summer and fall, once a month we had a "taco tour" night. So motorcycles and scooters all came together, meeting at Handlebar and we'd hit a couple of the authentic taco joints. Good times.




^^Cagers hold'n us back


^^Pinup girl themed taco tour night


^^Some of the scoots, but had a LOT of bikes and scoots show
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Old 01-08-2015, 05:33 PM   #103
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Been a longtime...

After five years it is time to stir this thread back to life. We had some fun with it then and Hey, it's cold out so why not ride in our minds.
My "twist and go" experience has gone through some different scoots since we began pondering the mysteries of riding on small wheels.
Majesty 400...Honda PCX 125...Vespa GT200...Piaggio Fly 150 (200 BlowFly)...Kymco PeopleS250 and now the smallest pair of wheels yet...



The PCX has 14inch rims and the People 16inch hoops. Of course their handling characteristics are somewhat more "bike' like. The 12 inch rims on the Vespa and Fly are smaller, but equipped with relatively plump 120-130 rubber. Input is a bit quicker but you feel well planted most of the time.

Now, those 10 inch doughnuts the Buddy sports take the meaning of "quick and nimble" to another level. Can you see a pattern of going from heavier to lighter? The Majesty weighed in around 450 pounds, the Vespa and Kymco are in the 350 range while the PCX and Fly come in some where around 250-270lbs. The buddy is close to 225 pounds wet. Of course, that light weight has a lot to do with the scoots quick reaction to steering input.
The PCX barely needed a glance in the direction you wanted to go. The Buddy...just think it.
Light, quick, nimble. Whoo, boy, these smalls wheels can be fun!
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:10 AM   #104
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Those tiny wheels will kill ya. Too unstable and they will get swallowed up whole by the first pothole you hit. On top of that, you need more road hugging weight in case the wind is more than 15 MPH or if a truck passes you.

Also, you need more power. You'll get run over in no time with that tiny, underpowered scooter. And you better not have any hills nearby. You'll never get up them.



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Old 01-09-2015, 10:19 AM   #105
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Lmao!

So, If I survive the perils of small wheels, when do we raid "The Gap"?
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