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Old 02-03-2014, 12:20 PM   #41
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Either way I didn't get the silver wing because I felt like the practicality wasn't worth hearing everyone's and I wanted to go on motorcycle group rides once and a while.
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PluS as someone learning to ride, I wanted to learn on a manual transmission
I will say this, I have learned to "RIDE" by riding my scooters. After that, learning a manual was pie, and i wasn't so concerned about actually learning to ride. Make sense?
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one of the things that also happened to make the motorcycle more appealing was that my impression of people who ride motorcycles were generally friendly and helped each other out where the scooter riders were neo hippy douchebags...or 90 years old...not that there is anything wrong with being 90
thats actually a first.
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Most people in Tomball own $45K+ 4X4 pickup truk and will never take it anywhere off road other than gravel. There is no reason for most of them to have one other than that is what they like and want. Bottom line is this is America and most of us spend our money on what we want. ....rarely on what we actually need to get by. .....and that is fine by me.

Too many people focus in on what is "best." They want to look at spreadsheets and minimize and maximize everything. They then want to tell everyone how their things is the "best" at something even if they can't do it themselves with that thing.

I say the only thing that is "best" is what is best for you at any given point in your life. What is "best" when it comes to two wheels, three wheels or four wheels SHOULD BE and IS a very subjective thing has there is no need for it to make sense to anyone else.

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thats actually a first.
Hipsters are pretty douchey, just look at newrider and alot of scooter riders I see are definitely on that hipster time.

Of course I live downtown and spend alot of time in Montrose and the Heights; areas with a bunch of hipsters.
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Hipsters are pretty douchey, just look at newrider and alot of scooter riders I see are definitely on that hipster time.

Of course I live downtown and spend alot of time in Montrose and the Heights; areas with a bunch of hipsters.
I mentioned it earlier. Hipters LOVE scooters, especially Vespas.



Some of those cost 5-6K. That tiny storage is less than one good pannier. I'd rather navigate the deplorable roadworks of Highland Village in a $5K CB500X than a $5K scooter.

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I love the people that put down scooters without ever really been on one. They have there place in the world. I race an Aprilia RSVR 100occ. I also race a Husqvarna supermoto as welll.I put lights on it and hit the streets too. I have an Aprilia sr50 factory with a 70cc big bore kit in it and it is a blast around town. I squid it up and don't care. It will go 60MPH with a little help down hill. It cost about $100 a year for ins. and gets over 80mpg. I have a Ruckus too that I will be teaching my Girlfriend to ride. Then we can ride together, I know, Ghey right. who cares. I have ridden the Aprilia scooter to the last couple of Central meets and No one came up to me with any of the lame comments that I have read here about scooters. a lot of people here don't really ride much anyway. Unless you count the role up to the local Starbucks. But , as long as they have fun doing that who am I to judge. Enjoy what you ride.
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I mentioned it earlier. Hipters LOVE scooters, especially Vespas.



Some of those cost 5-6K. That tiny storage is less than one good pannier. I'd rather navigate the deplorable roadworks of Highland Village in a $5K CB500X than a $5K scooter.
Probably most MH members would rather ride a motorcycle, that's not a surprise to anyone

I wouldn't ride one in Houston because you're at such a disadvantage to other vehicles around you
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Actually hipsters love anything vintage, I see plenty of hipster on old honda 350s and up that they turned in to cafe racers. Vespas are actually more a yuppie ride than a hipster, and being some one that rides mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles, I see the same trends in the kind of people that do not wear gear. On many of the rides I go on, I see plenty of scooter folk wearing proper gear, and some that don't wear , but same can be said for motorcycle riders. I esp love you guys that want to rip down the freeways at any speed with no helmet on. Esp love those dumb that ride with a jacket but no helmet lmao.

Also, it depends on the size of the motor the speeds they're able to do, that or the knowledge of the owner. I have a 50cc Tomos Targa moped that is a two stroke premix engine that that hits over 40mph, which with a few more mods could easily hit 50-55mph all day every day. Then there are 150 scooters that can hit over 70mph and more, there are exactly 50cc mopeds that have pushed the 80+mark! Watch this video from Turkey of some 50cc mopeds that push over 180km

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back in...I think maybe 2005 I had a 50cc scooter. It was off brand chinese bought brand new out of the crate. It would do 50 mph...It was a nice ride, but as it turns out, scooters get stolen...a lot
so do motorcycles

there are plenty of easy ways to keep bastards at bay that would like a free bike to strip for parts or turn in to a "track bike"

i love/hate those chinese scooters...very cheap and some can take a huge mistreatment but with many of them as soon as something goes wrong you're s o l!
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Actually hipsters love anything vintage, I see plenty of hipster on old honda 350s and up that they turned in to cafe racers. Vespas are actually more a yuppie ride than a hipster, and being some one that rides mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles, I see the same trends in the kind of people that do not wear gear. On many of the rides I go on, I see plenty of scooter folk wearing proper gear, and some that don't wear , but same can be said for motorcycle riders. I esp love you guys that want to rip down the freeways at any speed with no helmet on. Esp love those dumb that ride with a jacket but no helmet lmao.
I mentioned the ones on scooters were the ones that didn't have a UJM. I've seen a ton of scooter riders around here, yet to see one in a full face and a leather jacket. If you have then understand that is the white what of scooter riders. Their excuse is they ride so slow but as we all know, 35 mph asphalt or 35 mph windshield can suck.
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I mentioned the ones on scooters were the ones that didn't have a UJM. I've seen a ton of scooter riders around here, yet to see one in a full face and a leather jacket. If you have then understand that is the white what of scooter riders. Their excuse is they ride so slow but as we all know, 35 mph asphalt or 35 mph windshield can suck.
Now can you start a thread on Harley riders and their lack of gear?
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Now can you start a thread on Harley riders and their lack of gear?
Don't care. They are doing it for style and should know better.
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