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Old 04-13-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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What's with the scooter complex?

Lets be rational here, and have a decent conversation to determine where some of ya'll developed a disregard for scooters.

I'm quite sure, most of the riders here started out or have owned a scooter at one point in time.

I can only point to the days of "rockers and mods" in early 60's europe.

One point of contention is that they are not as fast, however, everyone's bike is not as fast as others.

I'd like to hear your opines.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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probably about the same reason that people who like real beer generally frown upon bud light
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They look stupid, which is further enhanced by the stupid-looking doods that ride them.

Ruckus are cool, however...
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Dude, for the most part everyone doesn't have much of an issue with scoots...

It's you coming in trying to sound all bad and stuff...so now the scooter suffers because it's associated with you...

I would advise that scooter to stop hanging with you...
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It's all a matter of preference.

I always owned dirt bikes and street bikes. I used to ride an old scooter of a friends when we were younger, but just because we didn't have anything else to ride at the time.

I think the bigger scooters are pretty neat. Not my cup of tea, but they're neat little toys. The smaller cc ones are kinda gay though, and I can't help but laugh at guys riding those small vespas and .
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Dude, for the most part everyone doesn't have much of an issue with scoots...

It's you coming in rying to sound all bad and stuff...so now the scooter suffers because it's associated with you...

I would advise that scooter to stop hanging with you...
good advice i wish the scooter well
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:37 PM   #7
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Lets be rational here, and have a decent conversation to determine where some of ya'll developed a disregard for scooters.

I'm quite sure, most of the riders here started out or have owned a scooter at one point in time.

I can only point to the days of "rockers and mods" in early 60's europe.

One point of contention is that they are not as fast, however, everyone's bike is not as fast as others.

I'd like to hear your opines.
most likely wrong. I grew up on a motorcycle and shifting gears while sitting on top of the bike. a scooter is slower, more boring, can't lean as far, no dirt versions, you sit between the wheels, did i mention slow?

show me a scooter that can wheelie easily and accelerate and you might convert me into liking them
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:38 PM   #8
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The foot well area make them look like girlie bicycles. Also they are so practical they are the equivalent of a Toyota Camry four cylinder. No spirit no joy. Just an appliance to go economically from point A to B.

I know, harsh words coming from a guy that rides a VStrom but c'est la vie...

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I have nothing against scooters. In fact, I would love to rent one and ride it around whatever place I might be visiting.

I think the main aversion that you're sensing here is more against you than your scooters.

Re-read your intro thread. You are not awesome. We don't hate scooters (well, not as much as you think). We just don't like you.
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You really think most here started on a scooter?
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It's all a matter of preference.
So is sexual preference. Some men choose to like men and scooters.

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You really think most here started on a scooter?
he's counting your 600 as a scooter, because is was slow. what was that one 60' time with it, like 5 seconds or something?
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Lets be rational here, and have a decent conversation to determine where some of ya'll developed a disregard for scooters.

I'm quite sure, most of the riders here started out or have owned a scooter at one point in time.

I can only point to the days of "rockers and mods" in early 60's europe.

One point of contention is that they are not as fast, however, everyone's bike is not as fast as others.

I'd like to hear your opines.
I commute anytime it's not raining and on two wheels you're at a size disadvantage against cages. I want a handling, power, and performance advantage for protection. You're not getting that with a scooter.

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Dude, for the most part everyone doesn't have much of an issue with scoots...

It's you coming in trying to sound all bad and stuff...so now the scooter suffers because it's associated with you...
+1

If you didn't show up like you had something to prove, the stance would have been a little bit different, not completely, but different.
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Kinda like a hot girl hanging out with an epic douche. If she hangs with an epic douche you know you don't want to be associated with her.
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I don't ride a scooter, I ride a ruckus.
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Now that you mention it, I always say my first motorcycle was an 06 CBR600RR. However, when I was a teenager, I rode a 1991 Yamaha Riva 125. That scooter was fun to ride.

Anyway, a lot of riders in this forum ride sportbikes. If you ride anything else than a sportbike, you are not in the cool group. It's like being a ginger, as you know, ginger's don't have souls.
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