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Old 05-27-2004, 06:14 PM   #41
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Hey I live in Contra Costa County too! I have seen some of my neighbors riding pocket bilkes around as well. I can can hardly believe that grown people can actually fit on those things!
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Old 05-27-2004, 09:28 PM   #42
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To see how pocket bikes are really meant to be used check out the video.



http://www.daijiro.net/video/dkc_0401_5min.wmv



One of these kids, maybe even one of the girls could be a world class rider some day.
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Old 05-27-2004, 11:56 PM   #43
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That is off of a crusty video, and are mini bikes, not pocket bikes. Still Antanez (bad spelling) deserved the $10.
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Old 05-28-2004, 02:03 AM   #44
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Even funnier yet is, this is my first post on this thread. I wonder how I made comments as to regulation, with zero input on my part. Probably the same way I ended up a Bush fanatic, Fox news watcher, a mouthpiece for ABATE, and have a gray ponytail. Just amazing how fuked up some people are.
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Old 05-28-2004, 02:51 AM   #45
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Things are going to get really bad, now some autoparts stores are selling all kinds of bikes, mopeds and quads at very low prices, so that everybody and his mama is going to have one, the only good thing about them is that the quality is very sub-par and there are no parts available, so when they brake, which is very soon after purchase, they become useless junk, they have been landing at my shop lately, only to be told that we do not work on them! Send them back to China.
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Old 05-28-2004, 04:44 AM   #46
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Default You know if it ain't meant for the street....

Don't ride it there! Saw one comment about how 'dangerous' they are. Uh, "regular" motorcycles are "safe"? Get a grip, they are just different. Hell, it's easy to scare the crap out of ones self on a bike, try it some time..... However, if they were not designed and built for the street, don't ride them there. This just seems so easy that I can't figure out the issue. You don't ride your MX bike on the street, or your Gp bike, or your speedway bike, or your flat track bike....so it only seems logical that the pocket race bike should not be on the street,



Gee, I wonder what the loser in the original article lost his license for? Betcha it wasn't for being responsible on a bike!

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Old 05-28-2004, 05:57 AM   #47
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They are, and yes, regular motorcycles are much safer. How many pocketbikes have you ridden?
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Old 05-28-2004, 06:56 AM   #48
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When I was a youngster, back in the late 60's, almost every kid in the Silver Lake suburb of Los Angeles had a mini-bike. Most were bed-pipe wonders, with scrub brakes, and the prerequisite 3 & 1/2 HP Briggs & Stratton.



Much like today, with electric & gas scooters, and pocket bikes, the minibike was everywhere.



The Police soon learned that the minibike was a great new source of revenue, with the added bonus of keeping the bureaucrats at Juvenile Traffic Court busy. You could count on it, ride a minibike, get a ticket. With all the fines I had to pay, you'd think they'd have named a park after me.



Now I see electric scooters zipping down sidewalks, gas powered hopped-up scooters

screaming along at 45 mph. And now the pocket bikes.



I have to wonder, where are the cops? Have they given up? I live in Burbank, Ca. One of the most ticket-happy spots on earth, and there are whole swarms of pocket bikes zipping around. I have yet to see any pocket bike rider pulled over, getting a ticket.





*****, maybe I'll get one...
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Old 05-28-2004, 09:07 AM   #50
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The funniest thing is when the one dude crashes off the side of the road and just picks the bike up by the handlebars, runs back out to the road, and just plunks it down while hopping back on it.



All in full gear, of course. Priceless.
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