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08-04-2016 04:42 PM
Harkon
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Originally Posted by KD3NE View Post
Here scooters are required to be 'registered' but instead of a license plate they affix a sticker to the back of the scooter.

They will stop you if your scooter is not showing the sticker ..... if you have no valid license you get a double whammy .... and lose the scooter.

Wasn't always that way and the sticker thing was a way to insure the scooter owner had a valid drivers license....... no license = no sticker.

Not to say you could not have a friend get you a sticker, I am sure that happens.
Here a scooter must be under 50cc and be capable of no more than 70KM/H (~45MPH) in order to be operated by a person having a minimum of a Class 7 (learners) license. Anything bigger than that is considered a motorcycle and requires a Class 6 license (motorcycle endorsement) in order to operate. They do get a motorcycle plate and must be insured to be registered, and must be registered (carry the plate). Riding unregistered and uninsured carries the same penalties as riding any motorcycle thus. My kid is 14 and got his first scooter (Aprillia SR50R 2 smoker). Insurance is a real bear to find for kids this age. It's good though as he is learning to ride safely and is not allowed (by law), to enter a roadway exceeding a posted speed limit of 70KMH. That means he can't leave town and can't get on the highway, so he's reasonably safe.

*Edit*
For the record, he does wave at every motorized 2 and 3 wheeler if he has the chance just like his old man.
08-03-2016 11:39 PM
RBS
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Originally Posted by papavball View Post
Will shorty no longer be waving to us here?
I'm sure he will, but he won't be using all of his fingers.
08-03-2016 05:44 PM
Dartanuan Maybe Kentucky & Indiana are more behind the times than I realized. About 90% or more of the bikers here either wave back or initiate it before I do. And it doesn't really make much difference with WHAT they are riding. I guess we are fortunate here!!!!
08-03-2016 03:59 PM
papavball Will shorty no longer be waving to us here?
08-03-2016 01:59 PM
Fender60
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Originally Posted by House O' Pain View Post
If you re-read my post, you will realize that I gave a nod of appreciation to the satire article while giving my opinion about the subject of the satire, that is real riders making a big deal out of who they wave at, or who doesn't wave at them.


No need for the rolling eyes, you just didn't read my post well enough.
No, I read it well enough. It was written in the same mean-spirited, condescending tone that permeate all of your post.
08-03-2016 01:29 PM
House O' Pain
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Originally Posted by Fender60 View Post
You do realize that was satire and has been spread from one MC forum to another for several years.

If you re-read my post, you will realize that I gave a nod of appreciation to the satire article while giving my opinion about the subject of the satire, that is real riders making a big deal out of who they wave at, or who doesn't wave at them.


No need for the rolling eyes, you just didn't read my post well enough.
08-03-2016 11:58 AM
surfshrink I can't believe the wave is so analyzed. If you want to wave, then wave. I almost always wave. Sometimes I don't realize a cyclist waved at me until they rode past, because I probably was just enjoying the focus of my ride. I rarely pass a rider in this part of the country that doesn't wave. Guess we're just friendly.
08-02-2016 09:55 PM
VTX1300cnME
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Originally Posted by LeftyBiker View Post
I didn't have a bike when I lived in Maine back in the late 80's, but I rode through New England last fall. Very few bikers waved.

I've noticed in Ohio that it's becoming less prevalent unless you're in a large group. It's seems other bikers are more likely to wave at a large group than a single rider.
When I started riding, every bike waved. Rockets, Wing's, HD's, Metric's. It didn't matter what you rode, it was just *THAT* your rode. Over the years it turned into a "I'll only wave to cruiser bikes" or whatever style bike you rode. Then it was "I'll only ride to bike's like mine." Now it's almost to a "I won't wave to anyone."

Very few share the wave any more.

I have ideas: self absorption, lack of socialization, the "me first" generation. Whatever the reason, it's kind of a sad social commentary.

I got tired of throwing the wave to be ignored. Suppose that makes me part of the problem.
08-02-2016 09:48 PM
LeftyBiker
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Originally Posted by VTX1300cnME View Post
Folks up this way just stopped waving. There's no brotherhood or camaraderie like years ago.

If someone waves to me, I'll wave back, I stopped initiating it though.
I didn't have a bike when I lived in Maine back in the late 80's, but I rode through New England last fall. Very few bikers waved.

I've noticed in Ohio that it's becoming less prevalent unless you're in a large group. It's seems other bikers are more likely to wave at a large group than a single rider.
08-01-2016 11:45 PM
KD3NE
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Originally Posted by RBS View Post
Yep, the same here-but they don't enforce it.
Here scooters are required to be 'registered' but instead of a license plate they affix a sticker to the back of the scooter.

They will stop you if your scooter is not showing the sticker ..... if you have no valid license you get a double whammy .... and lose the scooter.

Wasn't always that way and the sticker thing was a way to insure the scooter owner had a valid drivers license....... no license = no sticker.

Not to say you could not have a friend get you a sticker, I am sure that happens.
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