Scooter Forums-most active???

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by kantuckid, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    I've searched a bit & looked at a few forums like "Modern Vespa" but haven't determined yet which are the more active and user friendly forums for scoots-except here & being a MC rider I was already here-sort of...
    Tell me where the scoot people hang out online??? I did see that several had little recent activity. None that compared to Battle Scooters except for the Vespa one mentioned. :ear

    Thanks!
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  2. quasigentrified

    quasigentrified Trumpet Strumpet

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    there are a lot of brand/model specific forums, but since i like "scooters" and am not particular to a given brand (well, i have had a lot of success with aprilia and honda), i find i prefer this forum. also, i like the dry sense of humor that pervades this place and the good-naturedly disrespectful ambience. ;-)
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  3. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    This seems like a pretty good place to hang out.:deal
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  4. larrylarry75

    larrylarry75 Aye Chihuahua

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    Hi Mike,

    So did you sell your bimmer and move over to a scooter? Last time we talked you were thinking about riding to MX but your schedule was to go earlier than mine. I ended up riding the Ninja down there twice, once last spring and again in late summer. Good to see you on this forum, and to answer your question I'd say hang out on both ADV & MV. There's more going on here in the way of long distance riding reports but more about technical stuff on MV [if you're a Vespa owner.]

    LL75 :clap
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  5. DandM

    DandM Long timer

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    I&#8217;m here in ADV Scooter Ville, and will be here until I change my mind once again. My plate frame reads, &#8220;Consistently Inconsistent.&#8221; Right now I love my 650 Burgman. Whether you own a scoot or are in the learning phase: this is the place for the whole world wide spectrum of scoot info.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  6. Tarka

    Tarka Doesn't wave back.

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  7. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Nope Larry, My trip bike-R1150R is in the driveway resting from 400k of mtns this Tuesday. My R75 is still in pieces and when the spring farm/outside stuff calms down I have a large part of it ready to shoot some paint & a tiny Honda CL100 thats ready to paint & my LONG TIME! Bultaco(delayed gratification for real!) project is slowly getting together on a bench.
    At 69 I'm thinking scoot for the road vs hvy machine with gobs of power that runs like the wind-I'm leaning hard toward Aprilia & Piaggio & maybe Kymco. No on Burgmans & similar -they flat out look like jet skis to me. Personal reasons I did a fly & drive to Mex with wife but no MC trip happened this year. Still on my agenda to go back again & again... GT too!
    I'm doing some pre-planning toward a fly & rent to both Ecuador & Columbia but haven't pulled the trigger on tics,etc..
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  8. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Whole world spectrum huh? :huhThat's about all there is?:D FWIW, my curmudgeonly self seems to fit OK here as the rest of ADV?:huh
    Yeh, I've got the scoot bug and hard into the web. I went on one forum & it was obvious that several of the inhabitants were just not up there in scoot/machine knowledge & the "brand consciousness" was a bit hvy for me. I did like the Vespa spot ok. The folks that have either been into scoots for awhile and/or ridden MC's for awhile seem to be the best source of relevant info..
    MV as in MV Augusta???
    FWIW,after I buy a scoot there will not be a thread asking if it can "take me to Mexico". Got no job, live in the mtns and nothing to commute to for me so it's gotta be a scoot that will hit the road and throw out some vibes in handling & looks that catch my eye. BV250/300/350 are in the running & the BV350 is my fave so far:clap
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  9. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    "Scooterboy" learned something new today. Perhaps I'm a bit past my prime for venture into Scooterboy land?:rofl
    It would be fun to scoot around Yorkshire in the spring!!!!!!!!!!:D
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  10. Tarka

    Tarka Doesn't wave back.

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    Often wearing naughty helmets like Simpsons and riding cutdowns or 'skellys'.

    They mostly took over from the 2nd wave Mods and are a large proportion of the rally going and enthusiastic scooterists over here,despite the burgeoning 'new wave' Mod revival.
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  11. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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  12. Warney

    Warney Been here awhile

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    Waiting for Hexnut to post a link referring to a certain website.:rofl
    Totalruckus for Honda Ruckus/Big Ruckus.
    ScooterCentral aka Stellaspeed for all things Stella.
    Paisans for Lambretta.
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  13. JerryH

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    I have searched for a decent scooter forum for a long time, and cannot find one. scootertime.net was a good one, but it is gone now. Most brand specific forums, like zumaforums.net and totalruckus.com are all about modifications. I want a scooter forum that's about riding scooters, not destroying them.
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  14. creighta

    creighta Been here awhile

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    For repair/mod gotta be brand specific. For general scoot enthusiast discussion I pretty much stick with adv and maxi-scoots.com

    Opposite crowds, but both full of great people.
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  15. creighta

    creighta Been here awhile

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    Just caught your location in Sig. What part of E KY are you in? Everything in that 23 corridor is full of great scoot tour roads. Have always wanted to ride cross Pine mtn, but never get to take the scoot when we are down that way.
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  16. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    We live on land in the vicinity of Natural Bridge State Park. For some rides nearer to me I can suggest but just did a 392 mile ride last Tuesday in KY,VA. See www.visitvirginiamountains.com and click on "trails link" at top & go to MC trails-there are 6 day trips listed and a few are unquestionably among the best hwy riding in the USA. pine mtns OK but not the top destination this area.
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  17. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Thanks! for the suggestions. This remains to be one of the few spots where the discussions are frequent & varied.
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  18. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    I'm on the Aprilia Forum, Kymco Forum and KLR650.net. I've also tried a few others. None of them compare to this one.
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  19. JoelScootDude

    JoelScootDude High Mileage Scooter

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    I must say this:

    modern Vespa tends to veer off to anything not related to Vespas. It seems most of the people there who can afford a Vespa, dont really modify them, or even work on them, because Vespas are very reliable, and even when they fail they like going to the dealership. therefore the forum is mostly about what Vespa owners have in their minds. the amount of "NSR" ( not scooter related) threads are overwhelming, among with the " what do you call your scooter" and the like.

    However that forum is active 24/7.

    The other brand specific forums posted are good, you must find your brand scooter and find a forum for it pretty much.
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  20. wannabe1

    wannabe1 Been here awhile

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    I joined the Modern Buddy forum when I was researching the Genuine scooters. They are a pretty good bunch of guys/gals and as expected loyal to their brand.
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