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Old 01-25-2013, 05:30 AM   #1
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Japanese Customized Scooters *Warning Picture Heavy*

Kind of emberassed to admit it but I think these scooters are cool, I wonder why we dont see this more often state side?
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:22 AM   #2
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You see the Rukus style all the time. Especially around Austin and cities with a "downtown" area where using them to travel is feasible vs Houston where everything is spread out and you would have to get on a major road.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:15 AM   #4
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I think, here in the States, most people who do that own gixxers.
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I think, here in the States, most people who do that own gixxers.
yea they need bigger motors to move around on the freeway as tamucc seemed to explain in post #2 :P
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They must not have many hills/railroad crossings in Japan.
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There is a very talented guy here locally that goes by Alley Kat (i think that's his screen name). Builds a bunch of parts for those Ruckus things . Never met the guy but have seen a bunch of builds

http://akgarageworks.com/
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Laws may have changed since I last looked into it. In Japan, 400 cc or smaller was the way to go. Stringent laws put a damper on larger class machines to cut down on the japanese bike gangs. You could ride 600 cc machines or higher but..

-You had to be able to prove you could ride it, by picking it up laying on its side.

- Anything larger than 400 cc was banned from the evening, until morning time.

-had to ride on a skinny plank, and not fall off, during the test.

There were a few other laws/rules as well, that limited larger than 400 cc usage. ( this was about 20 years ago, so things may have changed..maybe)
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:03 AM   #12
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I guess if your a bike gang you can still pull "jack moves" on a 400cc, but you can't get away on the freeway, and your street cred drops to zero as soon as you rev the throttle.

I know a local club here 'The Boozefighters' an old 40's harley motorcycle club has a few chapters in Japan. I've seen videos of them riding on youtube.

I don't know whats up with Japanese motorcycle legislation but *bursts into song* I'm proud to be an American...
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, you should see them track with scooters, impressive.
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http://www.msgroup.org/forums/mtt/to...?TOPIC_ID=9233

link to some of the tiered licensing, that a canadian went through. No mention of picking up the bike, but the balance beam information is in there. Notice it had taken the guy 11! attemps ...just to pass for the 400 cc and under bikes.

the larger the bike, the harder the license is to get.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:41 PM   #18
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As much as it sucks, iI kind of agrre with it, prevents a noob from buying a huge bike and killing himself from not knowing how to ride. Versus here, pass an msf on a 250 cruiser ( or whatevers's available) and buy a hugr bike not knowing there's a huge difference.... ( i'm guilty of this, in a sense :P )
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i dont see any pics?
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