REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Auto Chat

Vancouver Auto Chat 2016 VAC Community Head Moderator: Raid3n

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-02-2012, 04:46 PM   #76
I STILL don't get it
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 468
Thanked 103 Times in 41 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilvtofu View Post
I can definitely look into sourcing one for you. IMO my biggest concern is leaving one parked on the street and having it stolen. Genuinely costs a pretty penny ~14k iirc :/
But yeah its pretty fast and will probably outrun an entry level sport bike at city speeds
Oh, what I ment was if you know of anyone who has bought one who can let me try it or if not let me know how it's like to own it. (Kinda like the optibike ambassador program). I ship commercial stuff all the time so buying it & getting it over is not the issue.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.
Advertisement
VK79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #77
F**K YOUR HEAD
 
ilvtofu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: vancouver
Posts: 8,709
Thanked 8,140 Times in 1,246 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by VK79 View Post
Oh, what I ment was if you know of anyone who has bought one who can let me try it or if not let me know how it's like to own it. (Kinda like the optibike ambassador program). I ship commercial stuff all the time so buying it & getting it over is not the issue.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.
Oh haha no worries, I actually don't know anyone who has one right now, the one I tried out has been sold. The only weird thing about the bike is the weight/weight distribution, it's heavy and all the weight is in the back, otherwise it's super comfy and quiet.
__________________
Miata
Fiesta
Feedback
ilvtofu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2012, 07:29 PM   #78
Where's my RS Christmas Lobster?!
 
dealt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 845
Thanked 1,089 Times in 114 Posts
Wow...I really want one now...

__________________
Quote:
Originally posted by nipples
can you help me braid my ass hairs?
dealt is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 04-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #79
Captain Happy Bubble is my Homeboy
 
knockoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: the sticks
Posts: 319
Thanked 124 Times in 39 Posts
im kind of late, but i own a 2005 bws.

costs 6 dollars even at these gas prices, hits 65km routinely on my way to work on the flat, and going uphill never dips below 55.

i also live in richmond, and if i want to head into vancouver, oak street is the only way. that or the skytrain foot passenger bridge, but i feel like a jerk heading that way.

either way, the scooter is a blast, and yes, i drive mine rain or shine.

good luch with your search!
__________________
1997 RF1 Honda Stepwagon
Flickr
knockoff is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 04-03-2012, 10:49 PM   #80
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Richmond
Posts: 12,484
Thanked 2,090 Times in 773 Posts
wait what the skytrain has a foot bridge?
Meowjin is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 04-04-2012, 04:50 AM   #81
My homepage has been set to RS
 
falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Deutschland
Posts: 2,402
Thanked 900 Times in 387 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by doma View Post
Wrong, they are legal to drive on any public road, they follow the exact same laws as pedal bikes.
Incorrect. Anything with a motor, electric or not is required to have valid insurance.
__________________
FOR SALE: 14'' MR2 MK1 wheels with 90% rubber $130, FD RX7 Transmission $200, Hitch Mount Snowboard/Ski rack w/ THULE clamps, locks $200. PM me for details!

If this is still in my sig, it's still avail.
falcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 06:41 AM   #82
I Will not Admit my Addiction to RS
 
tgill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ōsaka
Posts: 591
Thanked 163 Times in 85 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MajinHurricane View Post
wait what the skytrain has a foot bridge?
Canada Line crossing the river.
tgill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 07:04 AM   #83
Pull Out Towing. Women rescued for free.
 
SumAznGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Hongcouver
Posts: 7,583
Thanked 1,965 Times in 1,031 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by falcon View Post
Incorrect. Anything with a motor, electric or not is required to have valid insurance.
ICBC | Electric bikes

According to ICBC, an electric motor assisted bicycle does not need insurance.
An e-scooter with no pedals does need insurance.
__________________
Originally posted by Iceman_19 you should have tried to touch his penis. that really throws them off.
Originally posted by The7even SumAznGuy > Billboa
Originally posted by 1990TSI SumAznGuy> Internet > tinytrix
(11-0-0) Buy/Sell rating
Christine
Shitvic
Pull Out Towing
SumAznGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 07:55 PM   #84
RS.net, where our google ads make absolutely no sense!
 
LenovoTurbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: H2K
Posts: 999
Thanked 289 Times in 99 Posts
What about a bicycle with a 49cc motor installed? Would it consider as a motor assisted bicycle or LSM or it's just plain illegal?
LenovoTurbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 09:58 PM   #85
Returner of Lost Phones and Turtles
 
LP700-4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,082
Thanked 3,886 Times in 940 Posts
^Plain illegal. Don't ask how i know
LP700-4 is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 04-06-2012, 06:18 AM   #86
My homepage has been set to RS
 
falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Deutschland
Posts: 2,402
Thanked 900 Times in 387 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SumAznGuy View Post
ICBC | Electric bikes

According to ICBC, an electric motor assisted bicycle does not need insurance.
An e-scooter with no pedals does need insurance.
That's what I was referring to. An e-scooter. Because that's what was linked.
__________________
FOR SALE: 14'' MR2 MK1 wheels with 90% rubber $130, FD RX7 Transmission $200, Hitch Mount Snowboard/Ski rack w/ THULE clamps, locks $200. PM me for details!

If this is still in my sig, it's still avail.
falcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 03:22 PM   #87
WOAH! i think Vtec just kicked in!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: 604
Posts: 1,628
Thanked 1,020 Times in 421 Posts
Cycle BC - Two-Hour Scooter Rental, Gas, and Insurance $20

Hey people, since we're talking about scoots, give this a try. Coupon for 2 hr rental at $20 @ Living Social. Revscene meet?
whitev70r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #88
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: no
Posts: 201
Thanked 139 Times in 66 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by falcon View Post
That's what I was referring to. An e-scooter. Because that's what was linked.
These have pedals, and are thus pedal assisted, and are completely legal to drive on public roads.
doma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #89
I STILL don't get it
 
Fi2e's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: N/A
Posts: 497
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ruckus are slower. get a 2 stroke if u wanna go "faster". but who gets a scooter to go fast?
Fi2e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #90
Returner of Lost Phones and Turtles
 
LP700-4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,082
Thanked 3,886 Times in 940 Posts
Didnt want to bump the thread, but i searched all over rs and bcsb and still coudnt find the answer.

Can you ride a 50cc scooter around the city unsupervised without any motorcycle license and only a learner's license (7L)?

So many different answers in each of the threads i looked through
LP700-4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 07:00 PM   #91
RS.net, where our google ads make absolutely no sense!
 
LenovoTurbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: H2K
Posts: 999
Thanked 289 Times in 99 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by LP700-4 View Post
Didnt want to bump the thread, but i searched all over rs and bcsb and still coudnt find the answer.

Can you ride a 50cc scooter around the city unsupervised without any motorcycle license and only a learner's license (7L)?

So many different answers in each of the threads i looked through
ICBC | Electric bikes
Quote:
You must have a driver’s licence of any class. You can not operate on a learner’s licence other than a Class 6 or 8 motorcycle learner’s licence.
Need at least a N.
LenovoTurbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 09:51 AM   #92
Returner of Lost Phones and Turtles
 
LP700-4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,082
Thanked 3,886 Times in 940 Posts
What if I go out and take my motorcycle knowledge test ? Would I have to follow the same rules as motorcycles? Ex. No riding before sunrise and after sunset.
LP700-4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 10:14 AM   #93
My homepage has been set to RS
 
falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Deutschland
Posts: 2,402
Thanked 900 Times in 387 Posts
no, not for the scooter. only if you were on a motorcycle.
__________________
FOR SALE: 14'' MR2 MK1 wheels with 90% rubber $130, FD RX7 Transmission $200, Hitch Mount Snowboard/Ski rack w/ THULE clamps, locks $200. PM me for details!

If this is still in my sig, it's still avail.
falcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 08:31 PM   #94
d1
I *Fwap* *Fwap* *Fwap* to RS
 
d1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,598
Thanked 492 Times in 125 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by tgill View Post
Canada Line crossing the river.
Spoiler!
So do people who drive their 50cc scooters usually take this route into/out of Richmond? I wouldn't feel safe on any of the normal bridges but if this foot bridge is actually a viable option, I'd strongly consider getting one for my summer commutes.
d1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 08:46 PM   #95
Returner of Lost Phones and Turtles
 
LP700-4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,082
Thanked 3,886 Times in 940 Posts
The foot bridge is usually only people and bicycles. I've only seen 1 gas powered scooter cross the bridge. Other times its usually only electric powered bikes
LP700-4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 09:18 PM   #96
My homepage has been set to RS
 
falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Deutschland
Posts: 2,402
Thanked 900 Times in 387 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by d1 View Post
So do people who drive their 50cc scooters usually take this route into/out of Richmond? I wouldn't feel safe on any of the normal bridges but if this foot bridge is actually a viable option, I'd strongly consider getting one for my summer commutes.
If you don't feel comfortable riding over a bridge with a 60kph limit, don't buy a scooter. You'll be a hazard to everyone.
__________________
FOR SALE: 14'' MR2 MK1 wheels with 90% rubber $130, FD RX7 Transmission $200, Hitch Mount Snowboard/Ski rack w/ THULE clamps, locks $200. PM me for details!

If this is still in my sig, it's still avail.
falcon is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 05-07-2012, 07:42 PM   #97
d1
I *Fwap* *Fwap* *Fwap* to RS
 
d1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,598
Thanked 492 Times in 125 Posts
So are you speaking from experience that it's fine? Oak might have a 60km/h speed limit but people are still driving over it at 80km/h+ while some 50cc's top out at 5x km/h.
d1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 08:42 PM   #98
RabidMod
 
RabidRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 5,680
Thanked 568 Times in 200 Posts
I have to ask - what is so appealing about riding a scooter? Is it really so much cheaper on gas than a motorcycle that it justifies topping out at 60kph? It doesn't seem any safer either, I would think the biggest danger is still other drivers not seeing you and taking you out.

Edit: Actually I would think it's even more dangerous as people on scooters don't seem to wear any sort of gear at all. So you'd get even more fucked if a car ran you over =p
__________________
03 S2K | 07 R6 | 13 FJ TT
RabidRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 08:58 PM   #99
My homepage has been set to RS
 
falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Deutschland
Posts: 2,402
Thanked 900 Times in 387 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by d1 View Post
So are you speaking from experience that it's fine? Oak might have a 60km/h speed limit but people are still driving over it at 80km/h+ while some 50cc's top out at 5x km/h.
Given that this is a car forum, I am assuming you drive a car. In case you didn't notice, nearly everyone goes 20kph over the limit... everywhere. So if you're scared of 80kph on the Oak St. bridge, you'll be scared everywhere. Just saying.

Yeah, and I am somewhat speaking from experience. I've been riding motorcycles for 7 years and scooters, when driven correctly in a proper manner, are fun, cheap and safe. Nothing bothers me more than driving down a street with some tool on a 50cc scooter going 20kph with the throttle half open, hugging the sidewalk. Either drive IN traffic the way you're supposed to or GTFO the road.
__________________
FOR SALE: 14'' MR2 MK1 wheels with 90% rubber $130, FD RX7 Transmission $200, Hitch Mount Snowboard/Ski rack w/ THULE clamps, locks $200. PM me for details!

If this is still in my sig, it's still avail.
falcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 09:25 PM   #100
Returner of Lost Phones and Turtles
 
LP700-4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,082
Thanked 3,886 Times in 940 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by RabidRat View Post
I have to ask - what is so appealing about riding a scooter? Is it really so much cheaper on gas than a motorcycle that it justifies topping out at 60kph? It doesn't seem any safer either, I would think the biggest danger is still other drivers not seeing you and taking you out.

Edit: Actually I would think it's even more dangerous as people on scooters don't seem to wear any sort of gear at all. So you'd get even more fucked if a car ran you over =p
Insurance is one of the big factors, scooter itself is also dirt cheap. Gas is supposed to be something crazy cheap like $5 per 150kms or so.

Speaking for myself, im still in HS, and a big motorcycle costing 3-4k along with 2-3k insurance is just out of what people would call reasonable.

I did look into some big bikes like an R6 or GSXR but didnt want it to kill me till later in life
LP700-4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net