Does this count as a scooter?

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

  1. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    Thanks. Does that situation eliminate human/pedal power drive only, when the engine drive chain is connected?
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  2. roasterx

    roasterx Leatherman Jedi

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    I am glad that someone noticed the Eddie Van Halen paint job. :D This picture was taken May of last year. The chain is off because my back sprocket wasn't inline with the motor sprocket. During my first test run, the chain came off, wrapped around the spokes and stopped the bike. I was actually going pretty fast and I nearly laid her down. I think my ass actually swallowed the seat. After lining up the sprocket and aligning the chain tensioner, all has been well. I would guesstimate that I have put 200-300 miles on it, including some amazing mountain rides. I have read in motorized bike forums that they get around 100mpg, but I am not so sure.

    For me, the bike is a way to ride. Money is tight and this is a way for me to enjoy the wind in my hair:evil
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  3. roasterx

    roasterx Leatherman Jedi

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    I still have to pedal it in order to get it started. Sometimes (like right now in the winter) I have to pedal for a block or two.
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  4. hugemoth

    hugemoth Long timer

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    You can still peddle the bike when the engine chain is connected but there is some drag from the chain, bearings, and clutch in the engine. The engine has only one gear as if your motorcycle was always in second gear and the only way to stop was to hold in the clutch. The clutch lever has a locking mechanism to hold it in the disengaged position.

    Q

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  5. S/W

    S/W Been here awhile

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    Like the Harley salesmen say "it's an attitude"!!!!! so if you think it's a scooter, it IS a scooter. Love that fuel tank!!!!!!!
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