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Old 02-12-2009, 05:28 AM   #46
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It's entirely possible that most of the above (Adventurers) were in fact pizza delivery riders doing a runner on the shops bikes with their satchels stuffed with dripping mozzarella coated little numbers
I delivered takeaways on my motorbike while i was at high school... although it wasn't on a scooter... I had a 1981 GSX750ET....

I got pulled up one night, and the cop went over the bike until he found something to give me a ticket for. No warning, and he was grinning like an idiot..

I found out later the local cops had a bet to see who could ping me... and even had rules... like they couldn't wait for me within 2 blocks of the shop.

It seems riding a noisey matt black GSX round town dragging cars off the lights with a big reflective box on the back attracted a bit of attention
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:35 AM   #47
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Thumb Is a Vespa and Adventure bike..

Hell yeah... But only if you:

1. put any considerable distance on it..
2. go camping on it.
3. take it off road.
4. go to a rally on it.
5. get either wheel off the ground while drunk.
6. paint it camo
7. put knobblies and crash bars on it
8. do donuts on your mates lawn.
9. jump something taller than you or longer than the vespa.

But if you just ride to a cafe... you're a posing wanker. you should hand in your "man-badge" and get a job as a hairdresser.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:40 AM   #48
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:58 PM   #49
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Hell yeah... But only if you:

1. put any considerable distance on it..
2. go camping on it.
3. take it off road.
4. go to a rally on it.
5. get either wheel off the ground while drunk.
6. paint it camo
7. put knobblies and crash bars on it
8. do donuts on your mates lawn.
9. jump something taller than you or longer than the vespa.

But if you just ride to a cafe... you're a posing wanker. you should hand in your "man-badge" and get a job as a hairdresser.
there'd be nothing left of the scoot after you're done with it. and you aint got any hair anyways.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:32 PM   #50
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so going off road is the only criteria for adventure rider? I don't think so

your words " it,s the ride that makes an adventure" how ture no matter what surface you ride on
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Just go look at the "Battle Scooter" section of this forum.

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Old 02-12-2009, 11:03 PM   #51
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Of course the Vespa is an adventure "bike"!

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ask Sharon, who is a member of this forum and goes everywhere on em.

Hi Sharon
I'm here.

I'm planning going to a scooter rally in Qld. next year on mine. I've already been as far as Port Macquarie (1700kms each way) as well as other places.

We just had a scooter rally in Bicheno (east coast Tas) and one guy rode from Brisbane on his Vespa (2500+kms).

One of our Hobart club members rode from Perth on his Vespa (yes, the one in W.A.) across the Nullabor to get back to Tassie.

Then there's the two brothers who rode around the country for a cancer charity http://www.rightaroundaustralia.com on two Vespa PX200s. They had loads of adventures.

Anyone who is ashamed to ride a Vespa might, just might, be insecure in his manhood.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:56 PM   #52
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Anyone who is ashamed to ride a Vespa might, just might, be insecure in his manhood.
In fairness, Sharon, some of the inmates here do call me Sheryl.
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:33 AM   #53
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In fairness, Sharon, some of the inmates here do call me Swanger.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:28 AM   #54
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In fairness, Sharon, some of the inmates here do call me Sheryl.
And that's just for starters.........
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:59 PM   #55
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Ok, I think we have fairly well established the Vespa is an adventure bike then?!

Thanks all for your input.
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:16 PM   #56
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:33 PM   #57
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Probably been said before....but

This may not belong here but here goes..

I was riding back from a mates place today as you do after too many and don't feel like losing your licence or even worse.....any how I digress....I pull up at the lights and there is this cute little chicky babe on her scooter in a helmet, singlete, shorts and thongs. Ok its a good look usually, but man the next thing I see another scooter ride past from another direction through the lights, a rather healthy sized male wearing the same gear. I then spent the rest of my one and a half hour trip taking mental note of what other riders were wearing. It is amazing, 100 per cent of scooter riders wore pretty much a helmet and just enough clothing so they couldn't get booked with indecent exposure, other riders, trailbike, sports cruisers super bikes were all wearing at least 1 part of protective ride wear excluding their helmets and many wore full leathers etc, some were most likely wearing Draggin Jeans or similar but I didnt account for them as it is almost impossible to tell ( I wear them as it is handy to go out in).

My questions to you are; Does riding a scooter make you immune from being knocked off it by a car?
As scooters in SA do not require a bike licence are the stats from their accidents recorded seperately, or in with cars or motorbikes?
How does this affect bike insurances?

Just curious and perplexed as to why people would be so dumb with their own personal protection and how it affects other responsible bike riders.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:25 PM   #58
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As scooters in SA do not require a bike licence Jase

Is any sort of license required?
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:50 PM   #59
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This may not belong here but here goes..

I was riding back from a mates place today as you do after too many and don't feel like losing your licence or even worse.....any how I digress....I pull up at the lights and there is this cute little chicky babe on her scooter in a helmet, singlete, shorts and thongs. Ok its a good look usually, but man the next thing I see another scooter ride past from another direction through the lights, a rather healthy sized male wearing the same gear. I then spent the rest of my one and a half hour trip taking mental note of what other riders were wearing. It is amazing, 100 per cent of scooter riders wore pretty much a helmet and just enough clothing so they couldn't get booked with indecent exposure, other riders, trailbike, sports cruisers super bikes were all wearing at least 1 part of protective ride wear excluding their helmets and many wore full leathers etc, some were most likely wearing Draggin Jeans or similar but I didnt account for them as it is almost impossible to tell ( I wear them as it is handy to go out in).

My questions to you are; Does riding a scooter make you immune from being knocked off it by a car?
As scooters in SA do not require a bike licence are the stats from their accidents recorded seperately, or in with cars or motorbikes?
How does this affect bike insurances?

Just curious and perplexed as to why people would be so dumb with their own personal protection and how it affects other responsible bike riders.
Jase
as scooters stem for the European look and feel (not to mention asian)...take a trip sometime to Paris or the Tuscan and southern Italian areas and see how they ride and the gear they wear. Go to anywhere in asia and check out the saftey gear they wear.

Then check out the advertising for scooting and you'll see the marketing is very much oriented around those genres - so what else would people do than imitate the fashion
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:31 PM   #60
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I've seen a few scooter riders wear more safety gear than I do (helmet, back protector, gloves, boots, jacket, jeans) . Good on 'em!


The only reason I don't wear draggins is the price vs benefit. >$200 for jeans that wear out in a couple of months, and still having blood everywhere when I crash...
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