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« on: April 16, 2009, 10:07:28 PM »

Janelle talked me into (sort of, cuz I was game!) getting these! They're Scooters!
 Cheaper than harleys, but still pretty fun! Mines the blue one!
 We gotta get licenses now!...Today, when we went out to practice, we even had our first experience with punks!
 They came at us and hollered and revved their engine up! Made us really feel like we "Belong" to the 1%s! Tomorrow I attach my Rifle boot!

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 10:11:23 PM »

A ride that is cheap on gas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 10:32:12 PM »

Pretty cool looking mopeds, love the head lights!


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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2009, 10:36:18 PM »

 grin
 Yeh, JP!
 The headlites were a LARGE reason also in me picking this style bike out!
 Heh heh heh......What do they remind you of? grin

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 10:46:22 PM »

HEADLIGHTS  evil grin evil

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 10:48:12 PM »

They remind me of the Geico money you are saving eyes.


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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009, 10:49:15 PM »

Oh boy.....Here comes the "Bladder Laff"!
 Janelle says it doesnt have the same effect on her!

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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2009, 11:03:08 PM »

I have a colleague that rides one to work...now all you need is the black leather.... evil

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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2009, 11:32:16 PM »

Yeh, leathers!
 I found a cool site that has all kindsa helmets...I liked the one that looked like an upside down bowl with barb wire airbrushed around it!
 janelle thot I was kidding! She said somebody was gonna beat my a** if I wore it on the moped! Smiley

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(oh geeez....Geico........ Undecided) Thats FUNNY!
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2009, 12:06:23 AM »

A little pricey but comfortable. I own a few.
http://www.shoeihelmets.com/merchant2/


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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2009, 02:41:53 AM »

a little pricey but comfortable. I own a few.
http://www.shoeihelmets.com/merchant2/


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Gez, I'm getting old. I remember when only 3 of those helmet styles were available and which one you wore depended upon which city or state police agency you rode a motor for.

Here in Washington, if the 2 wheeled vehicle is under 100 cc displacement, no driver's license endorsement is necessary, but a license for the vehilce is still a must.
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2009, 07:31:03 AM »

  Pretty soon Johnny you can go ridin' with me!

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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2009, 07:54:48 AM »

Knee scraping on a scooter?
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2009, 09:44:35 AM »

Why do racers stick that knee out? Seems like a good way to get crippled.  shocked
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2009, 02:05:59 PM »

I'm mostly trying to keep from driving into the bar ditch....Thats when I put my knee( I mean foot) down...I keep putting my foot down on turns sometimes too. Dont even know if I'll have to do a figure eight or U turn during my driving test.
 Here where I was looking at helmets!
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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2009, 01:43:40 AM »

Why do racers stick that knee out? Seems like a good way to get crippled.  shocked

So they can turn better at faster speeds.  Sticking the knee out lets the rider lean the bike further over while counterbalancing the centrifugal force.
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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2009, 11:01:40 AM »

John, nice.  In Canada we don't need a licence to drive a scooter, just a regular licence does fine.  I think the "bike" has to be over a certain cc before the driver needs that particular licence to drive, weird.  You should double check it out, maybe in the states only a regular licence will allow you to legally drive the scooter.  Anyways have fun, they are a blast to drive, I love them!!!  Beautiful day in our great life, health.  Cindi
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2009, 12:53:22 PM »

now you can enjoy the open road like some of us others, there isn't anything like riding in the mountains on a scooter, here's mine with me and my 2 daughters.

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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2009, 01:25:35 PM »

JBF, trust me when I tell you this my friend. Go with a minimum of a 3/4 helmet, full helmet is best, the little bowl on the top is comfy and maybe a little cooler looking but offers no where near the protection a 3/4 or full helmet offers.

Please protect your noggin my friend! and Jannelle's!

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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2009, 02:33:27 PM »

Here is a PDF of the Texas Motorcycle Hand book

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/msb/dl-8.pdf
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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2009, 02:38:41 PM »

More motorcycle laws..... Need a license for a moped huh

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/msb/txmclaws.htm#trc521021
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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2009, 08:24:56 PM »

John I'm with JP on this one, get a decent helmet. I agree they look cool but they don't offer the protection you need.
My brother wears those and I cringe everytime he is on that bike, although I think if you ride harleys you need to where those helmets to look cool or something, I don't know but all the bikers he hangs with wear those little things.
My other brother was in a very bad accident on his bike and thankfully he had on a bigger helmet, they said if he had on anything less he would have died.

In New Hampshire I don't even think its the law that you wear a helmet, it never use to be but it could have changed. You know, the Live free or die state or the don't wear your helmet if you don't want to and die state.

I can't wait to see you suited up and ridin that thing, just like Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson.... grin
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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2009, 08:34:05 PM »

This is what is cool. If you are unfortunate enough to go down on a bike and hit your head but were wearing a full or 3/4 helmet, you just may get up and tell about it. That is cool.

Dead or in a coma is uncool.


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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2009, 09:55:18 PM »

Ted, what a great pic of you and your Gals, beauty.  Yes, head gear is really important.  I wear a good DOT approved helmut, protects my noggin in case of that fall.  Have a great and most awesome day, life, health.  Cindi`
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2009, 09:58:21 PM »

Ok...No "turtle shell" then...I found one on thtis site I posted that looks pretty good...It looks like a fighter pilot helmet! All I'll need is a gas mask!
 In Tx its the law to have a license over 50 cc engines....Ok,....This is what actually happened here...Janelle got a good deal on a 50 cc scooter....I told her its way to small for driving back and forth to work...Noel said it would probablt burn up really quick...At any rate, I decided to try it! Boy, was it scary!! shocked...But, there was something about it that I liked. We had some money from the IRS still....I did research on these scooters as by this time I had to have one too! These two are Yamaha Zumas', 125 cc's. Just a little bit beefier than most to be able to handle unpaved roads( Not Off road). Since I was a kid I always wanted a motorcycle, but at an earlier time I figured I better not get a bike the way I used to drink, so I opted for Several boats over the  years. Now, I pretty much dont drink anymore and things just kinda happened Smiley
 My old boss used to ride all the time....He was an older guy, about 65 or so, and he was reallt a pweeson most people didnt like. Anyways, he took another job up in Colorado springs with my company......Doug was always one to say he'd never wear a helmet..He always said he was old enuff to decide....After about a month up there he got ran off the road, bounced over a curb, and hit a tree head on! (with his head! no helmet!)
 He is now just like Superman....Cant move...has a thing that makes him breath too....Its really sad..Like  I said before, most people didnt like him , But, out of pity I suppose, Janelle and I used to always invite him to sit with us in the bar we all used to go to on Fridays. I used to be accused of sucking up and making plans with management back then....I was Union Shop steward and we werent supposed to mix with management...But,.....NOBODY tells ME who I can and cant hang out with, and on a few instances I had to make that clear to people.
 Oh yeh, Cindi...In Tx people dont have to wear helmets...as long as they can show they have medical coverage insurance that covers motorcycle wrecks Smiley. Just over the river tho, Oklahoma requires helmets to be worn all the time.
 I appreciate all the expressions of care here that you guys have shown me and Janelle! Thank you very much! I'll post more pics soon!

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« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2009, 05:44:33 AM »

ok yaw got me, as you see in my picture I wear a half helmet, but its not a turtle shell, it has plenty insulation inside, you can see how it fits me, I like it, I can hear all around me plus the radio  Wink
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