Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast
Results 101 to 125 of 162

Thread: Scooters?

  1. #101
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Replicant colony
    Posts
    4,864
    Hey K- Let's double up on that thing this Sept in our wife beaters and flip flops, and head on down to Street Vibrations.

  2. #102
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    59715
    Posts
    4,881
    For the next Mad Max movie in the franchise they should base it on a post apocalyptic Paris with the scooter riders/drivers. The stand-ups, sit downs, electric, gassers - these motherfuckers are insane.

  3. #103
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    The Bull City
    Posts
    9,710
    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    For the next Mad Max movie in the franchise they should base it on a post apocalyptic Paris with the scooter riders/drivers. The stand-ups, sit downs, electric, gassers - these motherfuckers are insane.
    They'd be killing eachother over water more than gas if that was a real scenario.

    I've got a top speed of 45mph and well over 100 mpg. Under 50 ccs so I can ride it anyplace a bicycle is allowed. Genuine Roughhouse FTW..

    Name:  roughhouse.jpg
Views: 294
Size:  87.2 KB
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

  4. #104
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    59715
    Posts
    4,881
    I saw some standups that had to be going over 40 mph. That is fucking bonkers and I want some.

  5. #105
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    uTardedland
    Posts
    12,007
    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    I saw some standups that had to be going over 40 mph. That is fucking bonkers and I want some.
    How about 63 mph?
    https://electrek.co/2022/04/06/wolf-...tell-about-it/
    "boobs just make the world better really" - Woodsy

  6. #106
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    inpdx
    Posts
    17,871
    i def don't want to go 63mph on wheels that small

  7. #107
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    59715
    Posts
    4,881
    0-50 in 4.8 seconds, I think I saw that today. Holy shit you better be clear of the crosswalk when they get the green.

  8. #108
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    northern BC
    Posts
    27,266
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...sary-1.6410332

    a timely e-scooter/ e-bike artical, they may or may not be legal
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  9. #109
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    24,919
    It's crazy how people zip around on scooters in European cities, dodging around buses and trucks, etc. I can understand why they need nationalized health care.

  10. #110
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    关你屁事
    Posts
    7,248
    Unlike seasia where they just drag the body away

  11. #111
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Wasatch Back: 7000'
    Posts
    12,112
    I love my scooter. Vespa GT250Super. ~70mph. It would be the perfect ride in Manhattan, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and/or Madrid. Works great. Low maintenance, but not easy to work on.
    I just changed the battery, oil and plug

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	67000259849__222AFB06-322B-4896-9AD1-EC1FBB10A569.jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	939.2 KB 
ID:	412386

    For $800 more, I could have had a new Triumph Bonneville. Sometimes we do stupid things.

    Complete with stickers:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2232.jpg 
Views:	51 
Size:	823.9 KB 
ID:	412387
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2234.jpg 
Views:	50 
Size:	558.9 KB 
ID:	412388
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2233.jpg 
Views:	50 
Size:	546.6 KB 
ID:	412389
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2231.jpg 
Views:	53 
Size:	454.7 KB 
ID:	412390
    “How does it feel to be the greatest guitarist in the world? I don’t know, go ask Rory Gallagher”. — Jimi Hendrix

  12. #112
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    The Bull City
    Posts
    9,710
    ^^^That's killer! I've got Vans, The Specials, assorted punk rock and Ska stickers on mine.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

  13. #113
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    righthere/rightnow
    Posts
    2,721
    Those old scooters look good but I think something from this century is better, escooters have come a long way.


  14. #114
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    59715
    Posts
    4,881
    Oh yeah, I want one.

  15. #115
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    5,162
    Rode one around Rome a few weeks ago and it was a blast. Dangerous AF with how they drive, but one of the trip highlights.


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums

  16. #116
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Where the sheets have no stains
    Posts
    18,806
    See the rental models scattered all over the outside of town.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

    "Happiest years of my life were earning < $8.00 and hour, collecting unemployment every spring and fall, no car, no debt and no responsibilities. 1984-1990 Park City UT"

  17. #117
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    17,143
    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    It's crazy how people zip around on scooters in European cities, dodging around buses and trucks, etc. I can understand why they need nationalized health care.
    I laughed cuz that description is right on. Walking around a bunch in Italy, I definitely wanted a scooter more than a car in the big cities.
    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

  18. #118
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    24,919
    At this point what makes more sense: a scooter or an ebike? Those ebikes tool around quite effectively.

  19. #119
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    关你屁事
    Posts
    7,248
    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    At this point what makes more sense: a scooter or an ebike? Those ebikes tool around quite effectively.
    depends what max speed you want to hit. Moped scooters like early in this thread are much more comfortable at 40-50mph than bikes/ebikes imo
    Last edited by dunfree ; 06-27-2022 at 04:04 PM.

  20. #120
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    righthere/rightnow
    Posts
    2,721
    I looked at ebike's for the past couple of months and they are limited to class 2, around 750 watts which gets you up to 28mph with pedal power. I looked at Cannondale, Trek, Santa Cruz and they were are limited with basic components, looking at spending $4k to $6k then I found HPC bike and they can go 55mph 3000 watts for around the same price but technically you can only use them on private land.

    https://hpcbikes.com/

    I needed something for around town but didn't want to spend $6k then another $2k to replace the battery in seven years so went with a Apollo scooter, easy to replace parts and battery is $500 to replace after 5 to 7 years. escooters you can ride anywhere, I fly by cops on the sidewalk going 30 +, nobody cares because it's a stand up scooter.

    Name:  IMG_9413.jpg
Views: 172
Size:  249.8 KB


  21. #121
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    The Bull City
    Posts
    9,710
    Quote Originally Posted by mud View Post
    I looked at ebike's for the past couple of months and they are limited to class 2, around 750 watts which gets you up to 28mph with pedal power. I looked at Cannondale, Trek, Santa Cruz and they were are limited with basic components, looking at spending $4k to $6k then I found HPC bike and they can go 55mph 3000 watts for around the same price but technically you can only use them on private land.

    https://hpcbikes.com/

    I needed something for around town but didn't want to spend $6k then another $2k to replace the battery in seven years so went with a Apollo scooter, easy to replace parts and battery is $500 to replace after 5 to 7 years. escooters you can ride anywhere, I fly by cops on the sidewalk going 30 +, nobody cares because it's a stand up scooter.

    Name:  IMG_9413.jpg
Views: 172
Size:  249.8 KB

    Where do you store the helmet when you're grabbing the groceries (or beers) and where do you carry the cargo on the way back home?
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

  22. #122
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    24,919
    Quote Originally Posted by mud View Post
    so went with a Apollo scooter, easy to replace parts and battery is $500 to replace after 5 to 7 years. escooters you can ride anywhere, I fly by cops on the sidewalk going 30 +, nobody cares because it's a stand up scooter.
    Personally I'd worry about dumping that thing at 30 mph. Seems like a bike or sit-on scooter would be way safer.

  23. #123
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    on the banks of Fish Creek
    Posts
    5,527
    just cause it can go 30 don’t mean it always gotta go 30…

  24. #124
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    righthere/rightnow
    Posts
    2,721
    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Where do you store the helmet when you're grabbing the groceries (or beers) and where do you carry the cargo on the way back home?
    Wear a backpack, probably not going to be riding totally shitfaced, I’ve done that with bikes and skateboards, usually ends with a crash.

  25. #125
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    righthere/rightnow
    Posts
    2,721
    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Personally I'd worry about dumping that thing at 30 mph. Seems like a bike or sit-on scooter would be way safer.
    Nobody gives you grief riding these on the sidewalk if you want to take it slow. Personally I like zipping around at 30mph+.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-02-2007, 05:24 PM
  2. St. Patrick's Day TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
    By Tippster in forum The Padded Room
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 03-18-2006, 07:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •