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Old 07-16-2014, 09:21 PM   #1
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Adventuring On Mopeds?

Interested to see if anyone else has tried adventuring on a moped before, as stupid as it may sound it's quite fun and the moped I have rides pretty well off road as well as on pavement. Pretty much any moped that is top tank/motorcycle style (or really any with suspension) will work and it has its benefits. Mopeds are cheap, automatically street legal, no required insurance, insanely good mileage, etc. Anyone else adventure or mess with mopeds off road?
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:19 AM   #2
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I did (as a teenager) . You just need more time to get somewhere, but it's fun.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:36 AM   #3
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This father and son team rode their scooters across america http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=988742
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:06 AM   #4
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Interested to see if anyone else has tried adventuring on a moped
Pretty standard means of getting around the 7100+ islands of the Philippines. One learns to pack very lightly with only essential necessities.

Petrol in 1L CocaCola bottles is available EVERYWHERE at roadside stands.
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:15 AM   #5
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I thought this was interesting, it can be done load it carefully you will do it.
http://metro.co.uk/2014/07/01/engine...moped-4783386/
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:37 AM   #6
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mopeds are like fat chicks.....

they're fun to ride, but you don't wanna let your buddies see you do it.....

hehehehehe......
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:18 PM   #7
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mopeds are like fat chicks.....

they're fun to ride, but you don't wanna let your buddies see you do it.....

hehehehehe......

So...

What you're sayin' is if you might be seen, find the best looking one you can get. Right?
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:44 PM   #8
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I got the best of both! a badass bike and a hot curvy woman
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:11 PM   #9
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mopeds are like fat chicks.....

they're fun to ride, but you don't wanna let your buddies see you do it.....

hehehehehe......
wait, I thought fat chicks were like... never mind
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:12 PM   #10
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I got the best of both! a badass bike and a hot curvy woman
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:42 PM   #11
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Major moped upgrades coming! Getting a new air filter, fabricating a steel crash bar to protect the expansion chamber/pipe, and eventually putting Shinko 244 dual sport tires on it!
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:58 AM   #12
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Major moped upgrades coming! Getting a new air filter, fabricating a steel crash bar to protect the expansion chamber/pipe, and eventually putting Shinko 244 dual sport tires on it!

Quick question that really makes no difference...

Are you under 16 and doing this for licensing purposes or are you an adult doing it because you can? I noticed it has an actual motorcycle plate versus the moped plate, right? Also that it had the chamber and the two speed transmission. Interesting for sure.

Nothing wrong with it, people are doing scooters, Ruckus and Zuma, right and left. I just rode a decent running Zuma at Mid Ohio... I want one!

There was a 15 yr old (I think) flat tracker who hopped up his moped (Ohio) and got nailed for doing 60 mph on it.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:11 AM   #13
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Actually I'm 18 and doing it partially because I can and partially because I can't afford a real dual sport and want something offroad capable. It actually has a regular moped license plate (I'm not sure there is a difference anymore?) And is absolutely bone stock in that picture expansion chamber and all. Came from the factory like that
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:52 AM   #14
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I like the way you think. Are you gearing up for a planned adventure?
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:14 PM   #15
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Nothing specific, just like to have the off road capability. There are some light trails near me that I ride a lot and I am planning to take it to PA next month and ride some trails there. After all the mods are done the total cost of this thing will still be under $800!
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