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Harvey
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:51 am  Reply with quote
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scootermonkey wrote:
Harvey, I'm so glad you could come back to the "scene" and tell us all what it means to be a "scooterist". As for the epa stuff, your not the only one with comunications to the outside world. We are all watching that stuff pretty closely. Thanks for your imput. Vintage enthusiasts like myself are very atuned to this sort of thing. And as far as I can see that is the only argument here. Why do you insist on dragging this thing out as far as you have. Sounds to me like you just want an "internet fight". If that's the case then Derrick has already won. Go back to the sticks and ride your scooter. There will always be differences ie... Harley's, crotch rockets, goldwings, new scooters, old scooters, but to argue on the internet is like puting a screendoor on a submarine. Damnit now you got me using my dad's language...

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Yeah, you're right I took this too far. And your other points were not wasted on me either.

By the way, what do you ride if you don't mind my asking?

Harv

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Harvey wrote:

By the way, what do you ride if you don't mind my asking?


Usually Egan's mom....

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Chris likes vintage bikes, which means he doesn't ride- we just leave 'em in the garage and fight on the internet about all the n00bs.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:05 am  Reply with quote
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Um Matt, Better watch it.

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Harvey
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:23 am  Reply with quote
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Owwpp!!!

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Harvey wrote:
Yeah, you're right I took this too far. And your other points were not wasted on me either.

By the way, what do you ride if you don't mind my asking?

Harv


Mostly I ride Mattys mom not egans and occasionally I ride Derrick just for a change of pace. I also ride a 1958 Allstate with a supped up v8 in it.

Chris

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Harvey
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scootermonkey wrote:
Harvey wrote:
Yeah, you're right I took this too far. And your other points were not wasted on me either.

By the way, what do you ride if you don't mind my asking?

Harv


Mostly I ride Mattys mom not egans and occasionally I ride Derrick just for a change of pace. I also ride a 1958 Allstate with a supped up v8 in it.

Chris


(!) I didn't know Tecumseh made a V8

I also know nothing about 1958 Allstates...

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'58 Allstates are just like '58 Vespas, except worse and more broken.
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Harvey
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nate wrote:
'58 Allstates are just like '58 Vespas, except worse and more broken.


oh

Languishing in Sears, and holding their tongues becuase of the Italian accent sent them into depression?
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I'm putting those. Back on toes, my dog humps leg too.

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Make the speedometer an option, top it off with three speeds, and replace whatever components made up the front 'suspension' with a very bouncy spring.

And replace the Vespa badge with ye olde allstate logo, and you're pretty much most o the way there.

I just like to remind Chris that he doesn't really ride a Vespa.
Or would ride a vespa, if he actually rode it, I mean.

He also likes to remind me that he rides my mom and that I should eat a big bag of shut the hell up, so it's all good.
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Ok Nate your right. I do like to ride your mom more that my scooter. That just makes sence. A vespa is a vespa but an allstate will always be classic. Biotch!

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Arguing in an internet forum is like running in the special olympics: even if you win, you're still retarded.

There was nobody who could unite this "group" more than Gary Charpentier... back then everybody argued on one side...

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nate wrote:
Make the speedometer an option, top it off with three speeds, and replace whatever components made up the front 'suspension' with a very bouncy spring.

And replace the Vespa badge with ye olde allstate logo, and you're pretty much most o the way there.



Hey, my Allstate resembles those comments - but I ride it anyway and love it (just doesn't move on it's mechanical merits - has gone a long way on love alone).

I actually posted to gloat that it's lucky for me a have a new (old) GS! Wooooo hooooooooo! I LOVE that thing even though it doesn't move yet. When it does, watch out. I'll be glued to it. AND, the amount of joy I get just from sitting on it even though it doesn't move yet is greater than anything new and plastic would ever give me. Love to ride, but a lot of the joy comes from making things go and from hanging out with all the other passionate people who make "going" on any of my scooters possible. Oh and all those little details that somebody thought about and put on the GS that my Allstate lacks are SO COOL...grinning just thinking about them (except the missing shroud, that makes me frown).

I'm still pleased to see groups of new and/or plastic out for rides. People having fun and enjoying what they've got for whatever reason the love it is nice to see, it's a hell of a lot better than cars on the road for sure.

The passion for old beautiful things as old beautiful things is a totally different than loving to ride scooters simply to ride them. It's a bug. Sometimes I wish there were a cure, but seeking a cure has tendend to lead to more dead scooters in my garage.
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I'm sorry I read all 6 pages of this...

A little clarity on the EPA and 2-strokes. They only changed the emission standards to include bikes 50cc and under. Some companies chose to get rid of their 2-stroke bikes (like yamaha and honda) and others did what they could to comply and pass the the EPA standards (like TGB, PGO and others). The days of 2-strokes maybe numbered if they don't get cleaner in the future, but there have been no restrictions specifically against 2-strokes.
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