Anyone call your motoredbike a "Scooter"?

Tom

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I hate it when people do that. ITS NOT A SCOOTER!

GRrrrrr

Scooters are not nearly as cool as motored bikes.
 


J

just for kicks

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I think I'll have to install a trunk on mine and in the trunk will be a trained trunk monkey that will pop out and attack anyone who calls my motoredbike a (cough)"scooter"


If I were a kid I'd ride just about any motor vehicle but as an adult I just think grown men riding mopeds/scooters looks to funny.

Just a plain motoredbike is way cooler by far and a custom bike motorized is even better.
 
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JosephGarcia

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YES! it's terrible, especially with a bike like mine.
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iRide Customs

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I sometimes refer to mine as a "scooter"...sorry guys. I do, however, also refer to my Harley as my "scooter."
 
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prowler

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Been calling all my bikes "scooters" since the 70's including the latest.
 

spunout

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:LOL: :LOL: I hate it being called a scooter. my reason is 'word-association' memory triggers. every time i hear someone say that, a mental image of Fry (Futurama) pedaling his pink and yellow "Scootie-Puff Jr." flashes in my head.
 
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Barret

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You know, I find it interesting about word-association, too, but in the true sense of the word, a motorized or motor-assisted bicycle is a "moped." While most of you are much older than me, and remember a true moped as something different, the word literally means "motor pedal". One definition I found is: (noun) "a motorized bicycle that has pedals in addition to a low-powered gasoline engine designed for low-speed operation".

Now, a scooter is defined as:
(noun)
1. a child's vehicle that typically has two wheels with a low footboard between them, is steered by a handlebar, and is propelled by pushing one foot against the ground while resting the other on the footboard.
2. Also called motor scooter. a similar but larger and heavier vehicle for adults, having a saddlelike seat mounted on the footboard and being propelled by a motor.

When people call my bike a scooter, I quickly and firmly remind them of the above definitions, and make sure they understand it is NOT a scooter. Tom's right: scooters are just not nearly as cool as motored bikes!! :)
 
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ironwarlock

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The mail lady called mine a WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!
 
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