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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by cold_fire, Apr 13, 2009.
I had a 75 Wing set up much like that. Maybe 100. Maybe. 35mpg would be about right.
One more tidbit on these: on the original "mopeds", the pedals were used to start the motor, but not really intended to propel the vehicle for any distance due to the resistance. My 6 foot 6 inch tall father-in-law had one before I knew him, which was quite comical to watch from what I hear...
Growing up in the 70s, I knew some neighbor kids who had a moped. I don't think I heard the term "scooter" until a few years ago. Then again, I tend to live in blissful ignorance.
Yeah, a friend had a Moped back in the 70s. A scooter back then is what we'd call a razor today.
I'm getting old
The youngest generation thinks a Razor is something made by Polaris!
Polaris? You mean Motorola?
On last years trip I was loaded up to the eyeballs, looked like I'd been dragged through a hedge backwards.
Someone came up to me and asked "Are you local, coz I'm lost"
BTW, love the smiles on this forum
I'm thinking of the push scooter.
Oh man do I got a few, Mostly from the kids in my Generation.
"I've never seen this Kawasaki before, What are those things behind the engine?"
Well, those things would be Carburetors.
"Can you do a wheelie?!"
"That bike was built in 77?! Is it safe for the freeways?!
And from the older folks it's usually along the lines of
"WOAH MAN, A KZ1000, Rode one of those back in the day scared the hell out of me because of how fast it was"
"A KZ? What do you have a death wish?! Those things were monsters!"
:huh Either these people have been under a rock about motorcycles since the 70's..or have had a very bad experience with this type of bike, I would never call my bike -Fast- and or -Quick- by modern standards.
I make a stop at the post office to pick up a package and as I exit the building I see a local cop; I notice his rank, a Lieutenant, but I didn't get his name. I proceed to ask his opinion on lane splitting then wander off to the no-chase policy, We finish our chat and I move on to my bike a few spaces over.
Keep in mind I'm ATGATT and heading out to Pensacola once I leave the post office. Anyhow, as I walk to my bike a few parking spots over an older woman is on the phone walking to her car parked next to me. I hear her conversation on the phone and she says, "Hole up, I don't know if dat man is da po-lice or a regular man". I proceed to smile at her and say I'm just a regular man and that the cops are over here, as I point to a few spots over.
English, do you speak it?
I've only been riding for a few days (and only around my neighborhood), and I've already heard "Can I ride it?"
This thread has been cracking me up - I hope I can come up with witty responses when the time comes.
I have one !
Where i live, the smallest enduro bike being now at last a 1050 Tiger, other riders keep asking me what kind of moped i'm driving (see y sig)
So rewarding ...
I had the garage door up one day working on my KTM - orange bits everywhere. Guy walks past we chat a little and he eventually asks"What type of bike is that?"
My usual response: "For $15,000 cash in hand, yes, you can. If you drop it, you bought it." (Hey, maybe someone will be rich and/or stupid enough!)
A common one from people I know,
"Oh, I thought you meant you rode bicycles. I was wondering why you had a fancy helmet."
I was in a resturant wearing a new pair of Tourmaster pants a few years back. A couple at an adjacent table, after some discussion between them, asked, "What kind of pants are those?". I started to explain that I was a professional dancer and the pants were part of the stage dress. Their expressions were priceless but I had to let them in on the ruse...
It was funny at the time.
Girl at the coffee shop asked why i was dressed like that.Told her i was on my way to the circus to get shot out of a cannon.Her eyes got big.Really?
Me, riding my 97 DR350se at night pull up to a red light, left turn lane, with some teenagers in the car next to me. They have the window down. They ask is that a street bike or a dirt bike, the light changes to green and I reply, yep.