Does this count as a scooter?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by roasterx, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. roasterx

    roasterx Leatherman Jedi

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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. :D
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  2. ElusivePedro

    ElusivePedro Layin' Low

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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. :dunno
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  3. roasterx

    roasterx Leatherman Jedi

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    So....where is the moped area?
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  4. brockster

    brockster Despair & Repair Garage

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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??? :rofl
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  5. roasterx

    roasterx Leatherman Jedi

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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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  6. emmettken

    emmettken Long timer

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    Greetings!
    +1,moped
    I like it.
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  7. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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  8. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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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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  9. jake28

    jake28 Riding to the horizon.

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  10. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    That'd be where the 'adventure' part comes in...
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  11. hugemoth

    hugemoth Long timer

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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.

    Q
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  12. Somerled

    Somerled Mountain Warrior

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    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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  13. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    Shoot, I would've posted that in Ride Reports! :rofl


    Sean :bmwrider
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  14. Ken OBSC

    Ken OBSC -6.12, -7.64

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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. :lol3 :lol3

    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. :evil 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. :clap
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  15. JEDI 2.0

    JEDI 2.0 Not From Star Wars

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    LOVE the Eddie Van Halen-inspired paint job! PAINT THE TANK!!:freaky

    Scooter, bike, 'ped. .. ..You can call that thing whatever the f*** you want!!! hahahaha!
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  16. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    Please enlighten me just how that motor is connected to the drive wheel, as it isn't obvious to me from the photo alone.
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  17. hugemoth

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    The engine drives the rear wheel via a chain (which is missing) on the opposite side of the wheel as the bicycle chain. The engine has a manual clutch.

    Q


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  18. straightrod

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    Looks like a bicycle with a motor:D
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  20. scorch

    scorch Poser

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    thats great stuff. i think it makes alot of sense. What is the range and mpg on that thing? I have seen electric bicycles, but never saw a gas powered one on the road.
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