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View Poll Results: Have you ever owned a "Scooter"
No 101 75.94%
Yes 22 16.54%
Yes, and still do 10 7.52%
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:39 PM   #21
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My VERY first ride on a street bike was on my new 2006 GSXR 600 back in 2006. And since then, I have never ridden a scooter.

I would actually like to buy a Ruckus, but thats not exactly a scooter... or at least its not perceived as one... its lacks the utter gayness that is a scooter.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:35 PM   #22
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Sorry bud...but I think you're sadly mistaken. MOST people I know that ride started when they were kids on dirt bikes like a Honda Z50 or maybe an 80cc dirt bike...which both are more than likely faster (and have better performance/handling) than your scooter.

I did ride a moped once that we found in my friend's garage when we were 10 or 11 years old, but never have I (or anyone I know) ever owned or wanted to own a scooter.

My Mom wants one though. She thinks they are cute.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:38 PM   #23
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Also - I have to agree your welcome here (or lack of one) isn't because of the scooter. It's your approach.

I don't ride a sport bike...and could never keep up with these speed demons on a ride on my Harley Davidson, but that doesn't mean we can't all hang out and talk about riding, meet up and have a few beers occassionally and just enjoy 2-wheels. Much like your scooter. So it's not what you ride...it was YOU.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:16 PM   #24
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no scooter went from this mini bike to dirt bikes and dune buggy's
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:33 PM   #25
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I have nothing against scooters - I'd LOVE to have a Ruckus. It was just the way you came at us that resulted in the bashing.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #26
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I wish I did.
No point in owning one around here
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:20 PM   #27
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Honestly,

I apologize if i have offended anyone, I am just stoked about my ride, so i was telling ya'll about it. Then it turned into scooter bashing.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:22 PM   #28
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I find it hard to believe out of 55 people only 3 own scooters. HAHA, That makes me, and 2 others!
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:27 PM   #29
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I'll tell you what, in Europe many people own scooters as there are many cities and driving a car through them can be a real , so many people will buy a cheap scooter and they can drive it on bicycle paths and require no license, to me it's very practical. Now in America I can only imagine that riding a scooter is nearly suicidal. Though tell me about your scooter
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I find it hard to believe out of 55 people only 3 own scooters. HAHA, That makes me, and 2 others!
Would you be as surprised if you went to a scooter discussion forum and only 3 out of 55 people owned sport bikes? I wouldn't.
You're in a motorcycle forum...not a scooter/moped forum.
Sort of like going to a hunting/fishing forum and asking them how many of them are vegetarians.
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:04 PM   #31
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Would you be as surprised if you went to a scooter discussion forum and only 3 out of 55 people owned sport bikes? I wouldn't.
You're in a motorcycle forum...not a scooter/moped forum.
Sort of like going to a hunting/fishing forum and asking them how many of them are vegetarians.
i have, and they do. Sportbikes, cruisers, and etc, however they prefer the scooter.

I wonder why?
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i have, and they do. Sportbikes, cruisers, and etc, however they prefer the scooter.

I wonder why?
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:03 PM   #34
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i have, and they do. Sportbikes, cruisers, and etc, however they prefer the scooter.

I wonder why?
They own sportbikes and cruisers... but they PREFER a scooter???
Seriously dude - come on... the ridiculousness of that statement is epic in my opinion. That’s like saying "I have a Porsche and a Viper in the garage, but I really PREFER my Toyota Prius!!"

Plain and simple - your own poll shows the truth. You are suggesting that we are all posers and that only "real" riders would, could or do ride automatic "bikes" as you put it. If I want my feet flat on a floor, I'll get in my truck. If I need something with me that won't fit under the seat - I'll put it in a backpack. I like performance. I like a machine that has more potential than I'll likely ever discover. I would dare say I could ride a "scooter" right there with you and never loose any ground. Can you mount a Ninja and say the same? If I didn't care what I rode - I might consider a scooter. Problem is... I DO care. It's a lifestyle. If your "scooter" is a lifestyle... um.... more power to ya, but I think you joined the wrong forum. Your poll proves it.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:06 PM   #35
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:10 PM   #36
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I owned (and still do own) half of a bike/scooter.

My son was probably 10 and we found this scooter that had been severed at the main frame just forward of where the feet go at the local recycling center (slated for trash). Free find! We integrated (welded frame and cobled hand controls) the back half of the scooter to the front half of a 20" bicycle.

That thing was wicked fast (from a bicycle standpoint, do over 50mph), but you only had the front bicycle brake and the rear drum to slow. It was a blast to ride. We wore through several rear tires (ordered replacements from Motorcycles Unlimited) as well as some hop up parts. It was fun.

It definitely drew looks from people that saw you. It was one of many great, homebuilt projects. All kids should have this kind of fun.

And no I have never owned a regular scooter...

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I should probably ask my son if he prefers the bike/scooter combo or the GSXR1000...


I wonder the answer.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:02 PM   #38
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I'd probably never buy a scooter but I would definitely drive the out of a Custom Ruckus.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:26 PM   #40
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I did at one point own a scooter, only for a couple months when I didnt have a bike. My mom bought it for me and it made her feel I was "safer"
She got aggravated when she realized she had to wait on me all the time cuz I could only go 40. lol so she sold it.
No way would I ever prefer a scooter over a street bike.
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