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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2014, 09:36:14 pm »
For many its a matter of financials and common sense...not so common for many though. I will never judge anyone on two wheels. life can quickly through a curve ball and you sit without work or a very basic salary. Let us be slow to judge and rather respect each other.

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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2014, 09:37:51 pm »
Why some men ride scooters - Because they can?


They look quite cool to me, although the bright pink one is a bit off ;D
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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2014, 09:39:39 pm »
Jip Scooters is cool and usefull
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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2014, 09:41:24 pm »
Suz Burgman are real good scooters
 

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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2014, 09:25:42 pm »
Commuting on the old Kalahari just does not make sense, so recently added a little BMW C1 200cc scooter to the garage space.

Although I was initially a bit skeptical, I am loving it: no helmet required, no fogging up visor, cool little built-in sound system, 30km/L, windscreen, wiper, sunroof, huge topbox etc. etc. etc.

And I'd like to think that it has quite a bit of 'cool' factor  :)
 

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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2014, 05:28:28 am »
Seriously, you think THAT thing will protect your head should you one day have an off???  :laughing4:
You're a walking Darwin Award candidate mate... :eek7:
 

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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2014, 07:04:56 am »
Seriously, you think THAT thing will protect your head should you one day have an off???  :laughing4:
You're a walking Darwin Award candidate mate... :eek7:

Not true. As paramedic with 24years of experience I can tell you one thing out of experience and not hear say. The C1 scooter was brilliant and safe and I have done 2 accidents (one was quite high impact) and both with little injuries. Why BMW discontinioud this scoot after so many years of recearch and test etc only they can tell but probably not cost effective ??? Hold unto it if you are a fortunate owner
 

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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2014, 07:27:50 am »
Commuting on the old Kalahari just does not make sense, so recently added a little BMW C1 200cc scooter to the garage space.

Although I was initially a bit skeptical, I am loving it: no helmet required, no fogging up visor, cool little built-in sound system, 30km/L, windscreen, wiper, sunroof, huge topbox etc. etc. etc.

And I'd like to think that it has quite a bit of 'cool' factor  :)

The C1's fundamental problem is it does NOT have ejection seat type grapples to secure your dangling extremities once the poo starts to hit the fan. Try to remember what your instinctive reaction was when you fell with your bicycle as a kid and what the result was for your hand pads and bare feet. Then reconsider the necessity of solid riding boots, gloves and a jacket with elbow & lower arm padding when riding a C1 :-\

If you wipe out on a bike you usually separate and slide & roll around a bit. You better pray to the Almighty that you don't hit anything stationary (or oncoming :mwink: ) but the ground.
If you wipe out in a C1 you better pray to the Almighty that your hands and feet stay inside.

The C1 is extremely safe and protects you very well in the primary impact if you ride it into something.
The C1 is not very safe if you get T-boned, hit at an angle or once it wipes out and slides.

The C1 was priced out of the potential market. it never made it past the novelty status.
Too pricey for the customer looking for a cheap commuter.
Too homo for the bikers :lol8:
Too weird for the car daddies.

One point the C1 scores: If you want to get rid of your partner get the passenger seat and invite him / her for a ride ::)
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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #48 on: March 07, 2014, 07:36:38 am »
Agree and amplify........

Only sissy's ride scooters......so my Fagster is fluorescent pink......

I look forward to meeting you at the next robot - to - robot. Nothing for the ego like being dropped by a pink scooter....



Other than the insanely bright colour that is the weirdest looking scooter I have ever seen.

The Italjet Dragster is no scooter but a time travelled 24th century warp drive hover board very thinly disguised as a late 20th century two wheeled terrestrial vehicle.
It does belong into this discussion as much as it belongs into the 20th or 21st century.
It's one of the most fun things I ever rode :biggrin:
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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #49 on: March 07, 2014, 07:37:03 am »
Yamaha apparently toyed with the idea of building a scooter in the 90's, using the 350cc 2stroke twin "Banshee" engine.

You would not be able to call that any derogatory names by any stretch of the imagination.

ONly Vespa's are gay.  :pot:
 

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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #50 on: March 07, 2014, 08:07:28 am »
The hardest I ever fell and the most skin I ever lost was on a pink 50cc 2stroke Yamaha jog! This one Ktm build just before Noah left but I stand to be corrected.......
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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #51 on: March 07, 2014, 08:14:22 am »
Yamaha apparently toyed with the idea of building a scooter in the 90's, using the 350cc 2stroke twin "Banshee" engine.

You would not be able to call that any derogatory names by any stretch of the imagination.

ONly Vespa's are gay.  :pot:


There is a Lambretta fitted with a RD 350 motor , see it drag race on you tube.
 

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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #52 on: March 07, 2014, 10:38:16 am »
Yamaha apparently toyed with the idea of building a scooter in the 90's, using the 350cc 2stroke twin "Banshee" engine.

You would not be able to call that any derogatory names by any stretch of the imagination.

ONly Vespa's are gay.  :pot:


There is a Lambretta fitted with a RD 350 motor , see it drag race on you tube.

I have seen it, google the one with Suzuki's RG500 square 4 engine in.......... :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:
 

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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #53 on: March 10, 2014, 06:33:29 am »
I would take any amount of verbal abuse for this scoot....
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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2014, 06:34:40 am »
I would take any amount of verbal abuse for this scoot....

Same here!
 

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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #55 on: March 12, 2014, 06:38:58 pm »
So putting a KTM sticker on a scooter doesn't make it gay?
 

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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #56 on: March 12, 2014, 06:57:07 pm »
So putting a KTM sticker on a scooter doesn't make it gay?

Nope, the scoot's not gay. But the sticker is the driver's 'coming out' announcement!
 

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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #57 on: March 12, 2014, 09:25:22 pm »
So putting a KTM sticker on a scooter doesn't make it gay?

That's shocking! (Sorry it's ktm's electric scoot) and don't be so negative!
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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #58 on: March 13, 2014, 01:27:41 pm »
if it has an Orange frame I'll ride it ;)
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Re: Why some men ride scooters
« Reply #59 on: March 13, 2014, 07:40:23 pm »
if it has an Orange frame I'll ride it ;)
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