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Old 02-11-2009, 12:57 PM   #16
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Bikers have a saying. "The only bikers who haven't laid a bike down are new bikers or liars."

Scooters certainly are more stable but I promise you will put it down at some point if you plan on riding it as much as you say.
Totally true, and you either have or you will.
Not to be pointed, but Scoots are actually much less stable than a full sized machine as the little wheels start to get squirrely about 40/45+. They also start to feel real top heavy as well at speed.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:28 PM   #17
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Nice. Did you name her Sasha?
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:46 PM   #18
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Nice. Did you name her Sasha?
There has gotta be something to this? I'm dumb, so tell me.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:50 PM   #19
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Scooters are like fat chicks. They are fun to ride but don't let your friends catch you on one. =)
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Scooters are like fat chicks. They are fun to ride but don't let your friends catch you on one. =)
That is classic!
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:53 PM   #21
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Totally true, and you either have or you will.
Not to be pointed, but Scoots are actually much less stable than a full sized machine as the little wheels start to get squirrely about 40/45+. They also start to feel real top heavy as well at speed.
Oh I agree. It's just getting non-riders to understand the physics of bikes is a no-win situation. I'd ride of those little scooters on vacay in Puerta Villarta but in real life I ride my V-Star when I am trying to save on gas, and it's not too cold.
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There has gotta be something to this? I'm dumb, so tell me.
I watch Scrubs way too often anymore. That's what JD calls his scooter.

Point of advise: Don't try to get cute and do jumps on a scooter like I did in Bermuda a few years back. I ended up going head first over the handlebars (after standing the thing on only the front tire for a good .05 seconds). Luckily it was on grass so I was fine, but it sure freaked me out.
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QUOTE=mredskins;526330]Scooters are like fat chicks. They are fun to ride but don't let your friends catch you on one. =)[/QUOTE]
yeah,I thought about getting one too because of my commute when gas was 4 bucks a gallon,but I couldnt get past the dork factor,but i'm sure you look cool riding one
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:44 AM   #24
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I hope you're hardcore because that's going to suck in the Winter.
Is February no longer winter in the beltway?

The only time I ever visited D.C., it was February. I can't remember what the weather was like though. I think cold.
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QUOTE=mredskins;526330]Scooters are like fat chicks. They are fun to ride but don't let your friends catch you on one. =)
yeah,I thought about getting one too because of my commute when gas was 4 bucks a gallon,but I couldnt get past the dork factor,but i'm sure you look cool riding one[/quote]
HAHA! I did think about that, but I'll save between $400-500 this year. Thats even if prices don't go up. Lets say gas goes back up to $4.00 a gallon. I dont care about looking like a dork, thats some serious coin.

The biggest reason is my wife and I only have 1 other vehicle. Its a Van and it gets horrible mileage. We needed a second vehicle so she wasn't stuck home with the kids and not have a way to go out. Our finances right now wouldn't allow for another car payment or even insurance to be able to drive it. This was the cheapest, and IMO best option.
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HAHA! I did think about that, but I'll save between $400-500 this year. Thats even if prices don't go up. Lets say gas goes back up to $4.00 a gallon. I dont care about looking like a dork, thats some serious coin.

The biggest reason is my wife and I only have 1 other vehicle. Its a Van and it gets horrible mileage. We needed a second vehicle so she wasn't stuck home with the kids and not have a way to go out. Our finances right now wouldn't allow for another car payment or even insurance to be able to drive it. This was the cheapest, and IMO best option.[/QUOTE]



Hey,I hear ya,you gotta do what ya gotta do,I understand the financial part of it,be safe on it
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Is February no longer winter in the beltway?

The only time I ever visited D.C., it was February. I can't remember what the weather was like though. I think cold.
Right now it is unseasonably warm around (65-70). Typically, it is much colder this time of year. We are expecting the temperature to drop and possibly get some snow come Wednesday.

Go figure, Vegas got a Blizzard, we got flurries.
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Even though they don't require you to carry insurance its like $100 to $180 per year unless you have a bad driving record. Even though the state does not require insurance you are still liable for any accident you may cause. In most states if found liable they can take somewhere up to 18% of your income until you have paid back the money you may owe to someone for causing an accident. The scooter itself cannot do much damage but causing another car to run off the road or into another car could get very expensive so get some insurance.
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:01 PM   #29
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HAHA! I did think about that, but I'll save between $400-500 this year. Thats even if prices don't go up. Lets say gas goes back up to $4.00 a gallon. I dont care about looking like a dork, thats some serious coin.

The biggest reason is my wife and I only have 1 other vehicle. Its a Van and it gets horrible mileage. We needed a second vehicle so she wasn't stuck home with the kids and not have a way to go out. Our finances right now wouldn't allow for another car payment or even insurance to be able to drive it. This was the cheapest, and IMO best option.


Hey,I hear ya,you gotta do what ya gotta do,I understand the financial part of it,be safe on it[/quote]

What part of town do you live? Houston can be.....a challenging place on two wheels
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Re: My new ride.

i bought my first motorcycle last year. she's a nasty hog. 700CC and ugly as they come but she's fast and reliable.

For the record, I may not give you a 'biker's wave' if I saw you on that and anyone else were around... and I get snubbed a lot on my piece, so I know how that feels lol..

Anyway, I considered the scooter option for the mileage, and would've bought one for my old 6 mile each way commute in town, but they seemed too dangerous. I like the idea that I can get out of the way quickly if I need to, and I am on a highway briefly with many large trucks which will shake a smaller bike with their wind blasts.

Go you, though... and be safe.
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