Scooter? Is that like... more than one cooter?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Marc, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Marc

    Marc Just sayin...

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    What the hell is this? I nod off for a few minutes...then BAM! Scooter Forum!

    Way to go! :clap
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  2. Marc

    Marc Just sayin...

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    Can I move my favorite Ruckus threads from JM into here? :ear
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  3. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    Please do! Good idea. :thumb
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  4. the gimp

    the gimp n00b Extrordinaire

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    Why not move threads from face plant also?
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  5. Marc

    Marc Just sayin...

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    Oh...I've found a few. :wink:
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  6. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    Who's ever crashed on a scooter? :scratch
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  7. VespaFitz

    VespaFitz No-good-son-of-a-bitch

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    :wave
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  8. the gimp

    the gimp n00b Extrordinaire

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    Have you ever spent time on any American beach? I had the pleasure of patching kids up (not the dead ones, we tarped them) on beaches all over Hawaii. Scooters generally are underpowered and are often bounced off cars. If going out on two wheels, I highly recommend having more acceleration ability than the cars that are about to kill you.
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  9. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    Well, I mean aside from you. :lol3

    I wasn't trying to dis the scootertistas. Being on an - ahem - less than overpowering machine presents its own set of problems on the street.
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  10. VespaFitz

    VespaFitz No-good-son-of-a-bitch

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    That's got a lot more to do with inexperience than lack of power.
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  11. the gimp

    the gimp n00b Extrordinaire

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    50% of the time i would agree with you. I have however seen enough corpses with cycle designation on their ID.

    Pretty sure any MSF instructor in this country would agree. Lack of power, especially when a hyundai can out accelerate you is a safety issue in an already dangerous two wheeled life.
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  12. RubberDown

    RubberDown Long timer

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    Cooter?

    Well...possum on a gum bush! :freaky
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  13. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    I can't say I've ridden a scooter...
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  14. Bayou Boy

    Bayou Boy Long timer

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    I can think of more than a few instances where the presence of a cycle endorsement has no correlation with experience on two wheels. Here all it takes is an 80% on a test and a couple of figure eights in a parking lot.
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  15. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    :wave Me too! Lowside. :thumb
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  16. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    Well, I damn near went over the bars on your Big Ruckus up in Lima. Those brakes were stronger than I thought they were. That would have been embarrassing in front of a few thousand BMW riders. :yikes :lol3
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  17. the gimp

    the gimp n00b Extrordinaire

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    Did your years of experience :rolleyes make it safer then?
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  18. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Why not?

    Say it: "I've ridden a scooter!" There. That didn't hurt, huh? :lol3
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  19. SScratch

    SScratch Somewhat Tolerable

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    You're excused, you were drunk at the time.
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  20. Rad

    Rad Just me

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    I teach MSF and I don't think the issue is power, it is experience and judgement. I also used to ride bicycles between 200-300 miles a week all over the Santa Cruz mountains when I raced bicycles..They kinda lack power also; well, at least with me push'n the pedals. :lol3
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