Scooter pics!

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

  1. hugemoth

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    That would eliminate the old Vespas, Lambrettas, and others from being scooters. No underseat storage, manual transmissions. Also would eliminate the Big Ruckus, no step through. And there are others.

  2. hugemoth

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    Here in Oregon a scooter is registered as a motorcycle. Mopeds are a separate category.

    Your paint job looks excellent. Is it a powder coat? I have on order a Lifan 140cc for my Trail 90 (postie bike) which I figure will push it up to about 60 mph. That's fast enough for me to get on the highway for a short distance if need be.

  3. Sean-0

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    The paint came out of a pressure pack , i had them made up for me in atomic mica green , was painted in a garden shed , when the clear was on i put it in the wifes oven for about an hour on low heat

    came out real nice , panel shop mate of mine asked if i had som1 else spray it for me :D

    lifan 140 , good strong motor , last 1 i had i put 15,000 miles on b4 she was beyond repair ,
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    Only 15,000 miles? What happened to it? Lifans are usually great motors that last a very very long time.

    And yes, here in CA a scooter is also usually registered as a Motorcycle.

    And wow, 115 KPH is 71.46 MPH! That is REALLY fast on a bike of that size and nature! My stock CRF 50 does 41 MPH on GPS, which is plenty for a non-street legal machine. But I am sure I could get some mods on it and re-gear it to do 55 MPH if I needed it, but that takes away some engine life as well as reliability. I just love the way in all the years I've had it it has ALWAYS started on the first kick!:evil
  5. Cat0020

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    IMO, they are all step-thru (no fuel tank over seat height) and they all have floorboards instead of foot pegs.

    Besides, that Z50 looks to me to have shifter lever and clutch lever just as a motorcycle, not even close to be a scooter.

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    They're ALL considered motorcycles here (RI) for registration purposes, insurance included.
    Anything 49.9cc or under, only driver's license required, but even those required a MC license to operate for a few years.

    Well, that's ONE vote... :rofl
  7. hugemoth

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    Well let's see. I've owned at least 20 scooters over the years, at least I thought they were scooters. All had a gear shift and clutch lever, even the Vespa 50. Guess now I'll have to say I've never owned a scooter only a bunch of Vespa motorcycles.

  8. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    I am pretty sure that is not limited to RI but most states. :deal

    Who's voting? simple fact is that Z50 is not a scooter, no twist-n-go throttle, no floor board, no step-thru, no underseat storage...
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    Does your Vespa 50 have floorboard instead of foot pegs?

    Does you scooter all have fuel tanks between the riders legs that are higher than the seat height?

    Gear shift on Vespa do not take away their appearance as being scooters.

    You can consider Vespa to be whatever you think they are, but that Z50 is not closer to be scooter than a motorcycle. Why would you even consider that? provide some reasons.
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    Feeling a little, 'er, cranky?
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    Swingarm-mounted engines, guys. That's the biggest thing separating scooters from motorcycles.

    Floorboards vs. pegs, displacement, manual vs. auto, all of these exist across all categories and aren't really reliable measures. It's the swingarm-mounted engine.

    The Z50 isn't a scooter because it's engine/transmission aren't part of the swingarm (or the entirety of it). It's a very small motorcycle. But it's okay, we scooterists accept small motorcycles, too!
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    lol , its only a pic and a opinion of mine , actualy stock the original seat height is highr than the tank , reason i call it a scooter is , its small and nimble like a scooter , its ok tho i'll now call it a motorbike , australia post here use the ct110 as postie bikes to deliver mail

    there a step through , there seat hight is highr than the tank , they have a 3 speed gearbox with clutch leaver on the bars and shifter , they are also classed as scooters , then i seed scooters with masive ride height's ,large cc's , the look like jetski's with wheels , these are called motocycles , auto twist and go , so IMO a bike differs from country to country ,

    and besides i just like to show off my lil scooter < or motorbike < or thumper < or pitbike < when infact is a monkey bike :evil
  13. hugemoth

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    That one doesn't work either. There are many old scooters where the engine is not connected to the swing arm.

  14. hugemoth

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    Glad you showed it off here. It's a great looking little scoot/pitbike/monkeybike/motorcycle/2 wheeled vehicle.

  15. Crossthread

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    Last time I looked, this was a PICTURE thread. :ddog

    Give the debate a rest, guys, or take it elsewhere. By Battle Scooter rules the Z-50, and all the rest of the little horizontal thumpers are included as "scooters" and treated as such. Deal with it.

    Now... who has PICS to post, eh? :1drink



    P.S. that is one gnarly little pitscootmotothumpymonkey bike. Awsome.
  16. btcn

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    Sorry, have to post this!:lol3

    True, most have swingarm mounted engines also. But the BURGMAN 650 doesn't and it's considered a scooter!

    And yea, I'll try and get a good photo of my Elite 150 to upload. We should try and get more photos coming and make another thread for this disagreement!
  17. hugemoth

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    Point taken on the PICTURE thread.

    Here are a few pics from my 1978 trip to Alaska from San Francisco on my Vespa 200 motorcycle, total of 17,000 miles riding around Canada and Alaska. The AlCan was all gravel, mud, and rocks back then.

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    My ex and my daughter who is now 23 in our Vespa hack. Second pic is my ex going leaving for work on a frosty morning. The motorcycle is a 1963 Douglas 150 which is a Vespa made in England. Original 2 tone paint.

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    My friend's 1963 Honda Trail 55 limited edition in chrome finish.
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    :bow Finally got all the planets aligned, going to check one out tomorrow morning about 110 mi. distant from where I now sit.

    Hopefully will have something (visual) to post then... :dunno