It Happened Today........

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by elite1, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Monday

    Monday Been here awhile

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    Haven't had anyone yell anything at me, but I did have some kid try to "blow me away" in his mitsu lancer (non turbo/not fun car). I was passing him in a 55 and he started speeding up so I just pulled in behind him. Speed limit was 55 and I was at 67 before he finally lifted. I figured a cop would pull him over before pulling a scooter over. I bet that kid didn't think he'd have a scooter in his rear view the whole time. :rofl It's my dads 87ch 150, just got 77mpg. I ride it to work as much as I can (8 miles round trip). I had a R6 in college and I didn't have this much fun on it! I'm all about smaller bikes. People at work joke with me about it and we all have fun with it. It doesn't change who I am and I've got enough self confidence/esteem to allow myself to enjoy it. I just like riding.
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  2. bogey78

    bogey78 Been here awhile

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    I have the ZTS version which has the 2.3 Duratec engine. If I'm not mistaken, it is almost identical to what I had in my old 4 cylinder Ford Ranger. I can't tell the trailer/kayak combo is behind me at all. With a streetbike/trailer, I can barely tell when starting off or stopping, but it isn't any different than when I have my wife and kids in the car. That Harbor Freight $200 trailer is perfect for this car.

    As far as the liquor cycle laws, I wish we had the 49cc exemption here in Alabama. Anything that keeps me from giving the county or state my money is OK in my book.
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  3. seraph

    seraph asshole on a scooter

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    My '06 has the 2.0 Duratec, so I'm down a bit on power (I think about 20hp/20ft-lb?), but it's still good to hear it does fine. Now if only I had a place to keep a trailer.

    Now to get back on topic!

    Most of the shit I take about scooters happens off the road. The other day I was letting my Stella warm up outside work and a guy walked by and said "Too bad it isn't a Harley, eh?" I ignored him.

    There's one friend-of-a-friend who I see only occasionally who, despite being a pretty nice (if annoying) guy, has to bring up my scooter every time he sees me. He rides a 10-year-old R1, and yes, he's crashed it - a few times. It's always questions about when I'm going to "upgrade" or what-have-you.

    I don't get why he thinks his choice of expenditure makes him more better than me. I could even understand the "upgrade" comment if he had spent a lot more money than me, but I, too, could've bought a beat-up old sportsbike for what I spent on my Stella. Bragging about money in that way is equally classless, but it's more of a foundation for mockery, I guess.
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  4. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    We need a shirt that says



    "Scooters - if I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand."
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  5. btcn

    btcn Long timer

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    Man, I'd love to see them people talk shit to him!:rofl Espically the poser H-D guys, about how there "real" men cause they do 2K a year on there H-D!:lol3
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  6. bbishoppcm

    bbishoppcm It ain't a moped.

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  7. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer

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    My mental response is "thank god it isn't" and if/when I make a verbal response it would be more along the lines of if I wanted a Harley I'd buy a Harley but I choose my ride.
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  8. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    As one guy said being old means I really don't care what others think. Even the woman are going easier to please. You took a bath, Do you need any vagia? Oh good it still works. :lol3. When ever someone says I ll race you I go if I get off the line first and stay there for 30 feet I win. Any scooter can do that do to weighing under 250 pounds. You can even beat a million buck car off the line with it before you start eatting it's dust 4 seconds latter.
    Yah being old is fun because we understand that yes we look like a cross between bigfoot and chicken with it's head cut off. :freaky:rofl and it really doesn't made one dam bit of difference to who I am. All that madders is that I really LIVING LIFE AND NOT JUST FAKING IT.
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  9. vex

    vex Adventurer

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    I was born in the Tri-Cities. Never a scooter rider while I lived there, but I can see how the Good Old Boys would take to heckling a scooter rider.

    I haven't been a scooter rider long enough to hear any comments, but I have some pretty good comebacks, should I feel the need. After riding motos *and* scooters now, I can say they both have their place, and they're both more fun than driving a cage. Eff'em if they don't like your ride.
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