Scooter Forums-most active???

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

  1. JerryH

    JerryH Long timer

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    There is always ScootDawg, or whatever it is now. Not a bad forum at all, but it is almost entirely Chinese.

    Vespa owners are like Harley owners and poodle owners. They like to congregate at the local Vespa/Harley/poodle shop as a way of socializing. My former in laws are poodle owners, and it seems most of their social life revolves around the miserable things.
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  2. larrylarry75

    larrylarry75 Aye Chihuahua

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    Jerry,

    I think I like what you say better when it includes "IMO". Without that your remarks come across as being absolute and divine which as everyone knows isn't the case. I don't believe Vespa riders are any different than those of other brands; yes, they tend to congregate among themselves the same as everyone else. Isn't that a given? And who really cares?

    If you're feeling belligerent towards Vespa people why don't you trot on over to Modern Vespa and vent your feelings there, I know for certain you'll get a rise out of them? Best wear your flame-proof undies though, there's more than a few very smart cookies hanging out on it.

    Judging by your earlier remarks it appears this ADV forum has also failed to satisfy your desires. That seems rather sad since there's a lot of us who find useful information and enjoy the camaraderie it yields. If I may offer a suggestion I think you'd be better served if you looked for its positive aspects instead of the negatives; the glass after all can be observed half full as well as half empty.

    LL75
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  3. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    I don't own a dog but I've had a few and I "congregate" very little but kinda like the Vespa thing & plan to ride one soon. Hard to fit in even well past adolescence?:D
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  4. creighta

    creighta Been here awhile

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    I wish my dog would ride on the scooter with me. That would be awesome; a fuzzy backrest/windscreen cleaner.
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  5. GaryinVT

    GaryinVT Adventurer

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  6. sonicsix

    sonicsix Ruckus Rider

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    I am here and on the Kymco forums... mostly here. I was on a local forum but abandoned them after they adopted an odd strategy to encourage more posting and less lurking... it backfired on them.
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  7. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    I've noticed that some lurk cause they have nothing to say, which, as a former teacher & a parent I find refreshing. :clap
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  8. tortoise2

    tortoise2 Been here awhile

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  9. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Some of the Yahoo groups are very active. Helix , elite , ct 50-110 etc. This is the most round out scooter forum with people whom know there crap. You can find out most anything here just because there so many people from all in the world on it.
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  10. xbeemer

    xbeemer n00b

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    Two Wheel Texans is an active and very good general MC forum, with lots of members from outside Texas. They now have a Maxi Scooter area. It's new, so not as active as here. Still it's a good forum all around.

    http://www.twtex.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=7
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  11. JerryH

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    "IMO" is always implied, even if I forget to include it. Fact is I love both Vespas and Harleys. Can't say the same thing about poodles. Everything I post is my opinion, unless I clearly state it as fact, and have something to back it up. I guess I'll have to put that back in my signature line. More than 90% of what gets posted on this forum, all sections, is personal opinion as far as I can tell.
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  12. cdwise

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    Didn't you say you just bought a Burgman? http://burgmanusa.com/ is highly recommended by my friends who ride Burgmans.

    Modern Vespa does have a lot of folks that mod their scoots and work on them but mostly on the not so modern or project report forums instead of the general discussion forum. Quite a bit of overlap with the folks on Modern Buddy since quite a few member either currently own or have previously owned Buddys or Stellas. Buddys are a pretty common first scooter for the folks who like classic or retro style scoots.

    I also visit the Aprilia forum but it isn't particularly active.
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  13. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    Exactly. IMO is always implied.

    I enjoy your comments- prolly cause I suspect we are about the same age and thus have similar memories of the history of riding. For example when a 500 was a BIG bike. Lol
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  14. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    Zumaforums.net : active, mostly friendly, full of good information and opinions (hence the mostly friendly).
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  15. Houndguy

    Houndguy super noob!!!

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    I've belonged to several. The best in my opinion are the Burgman USA one already mentioned and the old scootdawg.com was replaced by scootdawg.net. Not really sure why but you can no longer post on the .com side.

    I don't ride a Vespa so I can't comment on that one. Most scooter forums seem more geared to the wrencher (which I am not).
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  16. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Hey Larry,1st thanks for the response on MV showing your Vespa luggage. Seems that I got my sorry ass permanently banned from the MV forum. The guy(I don't really know what/who he/she is) made a comment about using a dolly/hammer to do a dent pictured with no hammer access & I pointedly said it was not doable that way (in more words than that) but then he made it clear he ruled the roost there in that I'd popped in as a know it all type,etc., & I kind of told him off-sort of politely(for me-HA!) Too bad for me actually because it is a decent spot for scoot stuff & has good information from other members and because I like that machine & plan to ride one & a BV350 & Kymco People GT 300i as soon as I can get to the right places.
    Maybe you & the others on BS can be my scoot info source?

    I just now took the trouble to read the reaction from the 26,000+ post guy ( it turns out he owns the website & banned me permanently from MV) and he was pissed! He also called me a dirty word! Another member jumped in on me too, saying I had earned it and he'd expected the banning. This guy is the one with the avatar of Jesus Christ with beer cans superimposed on his chest. I'll leave that one alone... There are in fact some great folks that participate there. I was warned above that it can be feisty on MV. OK I found out.
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  17. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    His moniker is "Petty Tyrant" as I recall & as I stated above he is THE OWNER! of that site, not just the moderator. :deal
    If you need some momentary entertainment you can read the series of posts that got me kicked off under the thread about "frame damage" in general discussion.
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  18. Warney

    Warney Been here awhile

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    At one time, being banned from Modernvespa entitled you to a merit patch from ScooterBBS.:rofl
    Despite various Vespa Cheerleaders and Beer Can Jesus, there is some good technical advice on Modernvespa.
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  19. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Yes , I honestly wish I'd kept my mouth shut as their are some good people (like most anywhere you go)on MV, that have knowledge & it could be the scoot I buy. The Aprilia forum hosted by the Texas dealer is lopsided toward certain machines & lacks activity with the rest but it does have some expertise present. Life will go on.
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  20. blugg1

    blugg1 Been here awhile

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    Aside from ADV, which I joined because I currently have a DR650SE and used to have a 72 KX 250 and a 97 DR350SE, I recently joined the SYM forum because I bought a used 2012 SYM HD 200 EVO scooter. It seems evenly split between trips, tips, and wrenching. Even a couple of dealer members who are amazingly liberal with advice.
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