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Old 04-21-2013, 08:40 AM   #16
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We live on land in the vicinity of Natural Bridge State Park. For some rides nearer to me I can suggest but just did a 392 mile ride last Tuesday in KY,VA. See www.visitvirginiamountains.com and click on "trails link" at top & go to MC trails-there are 6 day trips listed and a few are unquestionably among the best hwy riding in the USA. pine mtns OK but not the top destination this area.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:42 AM   #17
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Thanks! for the suggestions. This remains to be one of the few spots where the discussions are frequent & varied.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:42 PM   #18
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I'm on the Aprilia Forum, Kymco Forum and KLR650.net. I've also tried a few others. None of them compare to this one.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:53 PM   #19
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I must say this:

modern Vespa tends to veer off to anything not related to Vespas. It seems most of the people there who can afford a Vespa, dont really modify them, or even work on them, because Vespas are very reliable, and even when they fail they like going to the dealership. therefore the forum is mostly about what Vespa owners have in their minds. the amount of "NSR" ( not scooter related) threads are overwhelming, among with the " what do you call your scooter" and the like.

However that forum is active 24/7.

The other brand specific forums posted are good, you must find your brand scooter and find a forum for it pretty much.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:39 AM   #20
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I joined the Modern Buddy forum when I was researching the Genuine scooters. They are a pretty good bunch of guys/gals and as expected loyal to their brand.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:48 AM   #21
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There is always ScootDawg, or whatever it is now. Not a bad forum at all, but it is almost entirely Chinese.

Vespa owners are like Harley owners and poodle owners. They like to congregate at the local Vespa/Harley/poodle shop as a way of socializing. My former in laws are poodle owners, and it seems most of their social life revolves around the miserable things.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:07 AM   #22
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There is always ScootDawg, or whatever it is now. Not a bad forum at all, but it is almost entirely Chinese.

Vespa owners are like Harley owners and poodle owners. They like to congregate at the local Vespa/Harley/poodle shop as a way of socializing. My former in laws are poodle owners, and it seems most of their social life revolves around the miserable things.
Jerry,

I think I like what you say better when it includes "IMO". Without that your remarks come across as being absolute and divine which as everyone knows isn't the case. I don't believe Vespa riders are any different than those of other brands; yes, they tend to congregate among themselves the same as everyone else. Isn't that a given? And who really cares?

If you're feeling belligerent towards Vespa people why don't you trot on over to Modern Vespa and vent your feelings there, I know for certain you'll get a rise out of them? Best wear your flame-proof undies though, there's more than a few very smart cookies hanging out on it.

Judging by your earlier remarks it appears this ADV forum has also failed to satisfy your desires. That seems rather sad since there's a lot of us who find useful information and enjoy the camaraderie it yields. If I may offer a suggestion I think you'd be better served if you looked for its positive aspects instead of the negatives; the glass after all can be observed half full as well as half empty.

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:52 PM   #23
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I don't own a dog but I've had a few and I "congregate" very little but kinda like the Vespa thing & plan to ride one soon. Hard to fit in even well past adolescence?
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:46 PM   #24
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I wish my dog would ride on the scooter with me. That would be awesome; a fuzzy backrest/windscreen cleaner.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:02 PM   #25
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Genuine brand scooters have a strong following; the Buddy models in particular. Their forum is quite active, and has some DIY stuff and reviews.

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/index.html
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:18 PM   #26
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I am here and on the Kymco forums... mostly here. I was on a local forum but abandoned them after they adopted an odd strategy to encourage more posting and less lurking... it backfired on them.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:18 AM   #27
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I've noticed that some lurk cause they have nothing to say, which, as a former teacher & a parent I find refreshing.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:45 PM   #28
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Classic example of how NOT to administer a forum . . surrender it to the spammers!

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:05 PM   #29
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Some of the Yahoo groups are very active. Helix , elite , ct 50-110 etc. This is the most round out scooter forum with people whom know there crap. You can find out most anything here just because there so many people from all in the world on it.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:38 AM   #30
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Two Wheel Texans is an active and very good general MC forum, with lots of members from outside Texas. They now have a Maxi Scooter area. It's new, so not as active as here. Still it's a good forum all around.

http://www.twtex.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=7
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