Adventure Skewter

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by ilmostro, Jul 1, 2005.

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Does ADV Need a Skewter Forum

  1. Hell yes! I want to be a nerd!

  2. Screw off nerds, this is for kewl kids only

  3. I ride a BMW and am indifferent to everyone else.

  4. Fuck Loaded with a Mulekick

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  1. scootertrash

    scootertrash Mobile Homie

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    Photog,
    Just read your blog re: the Suburban idiot. Amazing penmanship and observations. I like your extrapolations about the Camaro ect ect. You really can articulate how most two wheelers feel about a lot the cagers out there..They just don't give a #$%^& about anyone or anything. That seems to be the climate on the road, "might makes right".
    Glad you didn't get hurt and I'm glad you let the jerk know what a jerk he was....
    Keep the good stuff coming! :D

    Bill

    PS: For everyone else, I'll let Photog link to this blog, not trying to hijack the thread, so back to skewters....
  2. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    I'd love to have an old CT90/100/110...something along the lines of a little pack mule.

    The thrill of the Ruckus is not having to tag/insure it, so I can run it as a steath bike, so I was wondering if it would be useful as a camp bike. Sounds like anything that would require standing on the pegs (so to speak) and picking through might be something it would have trouble on. Perhaps fire roads would be okay?
  3. R.Markus

    R.Markus Damage Addict

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    Thanks for the link to the Yahoo Super 9 group.

    I did find http://www.scootersport.com/forum/ a minute ago. Not a single post or thread yet. It's virgin territory to rape and pillage.
  4. EatAtJoes

    EatAtJoes Ed Venture Heir

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    I had to tag and insure mine here in NE.
    Interesting you should mention pack mule...
    I was thinking just last night that if you ever got into some gnarly stuff, you could just walk along the side and have it carry everything for you.

    You can't really 'stand on the pegs' on these things.
    It just doesn't work the same.

    Hard to say about fire roads.
    On rough stuff, even at low speed, a Ruckus will bottom out the suspension.
  5. Caffeind

    Caffeind Team Piggly Wiggly

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    Monkeyman, Duty here. Get busy. :evil
  6. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    OOooooo! Not a single post. Just lots of empty folders. Time to invade, annex, capture, etc. :evil
  7. GaelicDog

    GaelicDog Lesser of Two Weasels

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  8. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Sounds like the old Honda Reflex or CT series or Yamaha TW is still the way to go for a camp bike.

    Honda made a "Cub 90" for a while (it was a 90cc automatic scooter with knobbies...it had footpegs, no electrics) but with all the bodywork on it, it looked like it wasn't exactly a good base vehicle for modifying with racks...though I suppose soft panniers would be easy to do.

    sorry about the Ruckus
  9. GaelicDog

    GaelicDog Lesser of Two Weasels

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    Team Dennis still has one of those for sale!!! :nod
  10. ilmostro

    ilmostro Under Da Sea

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  11. rtrider

    rtrider Lost

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  12. ilmostro

    ilmostro Under Da Sea

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  13. dwestmodesto

    dwestmodesto Been here awhile

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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.
    Hasta,
    Dave
    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.
    Hasta,
    Dave

  14. dwestmodesto

    dwestmodesto Been here awhile

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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.
    Hasta,
    Dave

  15. dwestmodesto

    dwestmodesto Been here awhile

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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.
    Hasta,
    Dave

    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... :augie

    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. :uhoh

    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. :mrskbasa

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

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