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Old 03-23-2005, 06:50 AM   #11
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Where was this, Tom?
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:51 AM   #12
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Contact info for Vespa USA, please.
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:53 AM   #13
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These are the bikes that should be used in MSF classes. Teach the newbies how to slide around a bit. It might also put the fear of god into them when they realize what a 50 will do and they were thinking of buying a 600-1000 cc supersport.
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Old 03-23-2005, 07:26 AM   #14
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You lucky bastards.



Personally IÂ’ve always been fascinated by little racers like these. When I was a kid, I use to lust after 75cc Jawa ISDT bikes, 80cc SWMÂ’s and the like.



IÂ’ve got a Â’75 TC100 Suzuki 8 speed thatÂ’s pretty quick, cut rotary vale, chamber. After everyoneÂ’s all tuckered out from the last ride, itÂ’s a fight to see who gets to pit race the 100.



Why there arenÂ’t there more of these little bike buzzing around I wonder?



Maybe when gas hits 3 dollars a gallonÂ…

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Old 03-23-2005, 07:27 AM   #15
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Gabe wrote:

"Japan requires a special license for just about every displacement category over 50cc, with anything over 400cc almost impossible to get."



Actually, there are quite a few owners of larger bikes in Japan. There is a thriving outlaw movement who ride larger modified crotch rockets, and Harleys both old and new are also popular.
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:06 AM   #16
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Maybe when gas hits 3 dollars a gallonÂ…



This spring!
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:24 AM   #17
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..."very difficult and expensive to get?" Would that be a more accurate statement?
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:25 AM   #18
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MY BROTHER HAD ONE OF THOSE BUT TRADED IT FOR A HAYABUSA CAUSE IT WAS TOO SLOW TO HOLD HIS OAKLEY BLADES IN PLACE, AND THE BACK TIRE KEPT GETTING STUCK IN HIS GIRLFRIEND'S CRACK. I COULD SEE OWNING ONE TO CIRCULATE THE FLUID IN MY TANK, BUT THAT'S ABOUT IT.
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:03 AM   #19
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I think the smoke might contaminate your fluid.
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:16 AM   #20
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Great ariticle Gabe. Thanks for the adventure into the world I never knew existed (two-stroke streetbikes). Fun stuff.
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