Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:36 pm

Addicted
2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2019
Posts: 600
Location: Norfolk, VA
 
Addicted
2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2019
Posts: 600
Location: Norfolk, VA
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:36 pm linkquote
I get on the interstate today around noon, 64 North bound near Norfolk, and I notice a slow motorcycle up ahead riding in the center lane. As I get closer and pass in the right lane I see it's a young looking kid on some China big wheel scooter! I'm not kidding, it was called a Speedy 150! Just cruising along at around 55ish mph while all the cars are going 70mph minimum. In our state its 150cc minimum for interstate travel, but having cars ride your butt and zoom past you cannot be fun. I would never take my Liberty on the interstate. Whats the craziest 2 wheel thing you've seen on the interstate? My runner up was passing a guy on a stock Grom while I was on my Burgman 200 on the interstate going to work one day.
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:46 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: 30 Jan 2007
Posts: 7360

 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Posts: 7360

Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:46 pm linkquote
...Probably an Aprilia Scarabeo 50.
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:59 pm

Ossessionato
Joined: 10 Jun 2007
Posts: 2183
Location: So Cal
 
Ossessionato
Joined: 10 Jun 2007
Posts: 2183
Location: So Cal
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:59 pm linkquote
sc00ter wrote:
Whats the craziest 2 wheel thing you've seen on the interstate?
This motorcycle hearse is probably it for me.


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Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:07 pm

Ossessionato
Joined: 10 Jun 2007
Posts: 2183
Location: So Cal
 
Ossessionato
Joined: 10 Jun 2007
Posts: 2183
Location: So Cal
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:07 pm linkquote
Witch wrote:
...Probably an Aprilia Scarabeo 50.

from a small award and remembrance for our friend ashrat-
greasy125 wrote:
... kinda sorta sounds like somebody else I know. maybe somebody that rode a 50 from Texas to California?...
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:59 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 9286
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 9286
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:59 pm linkquote
~wry smile~
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:19 am

Addicted
GTS250ie "Mechanical Squirrel", '66 Honda Benly, Suzuki 250 cafe "Mouse", Jawa 350TS
Joined: 01 Jul 2011
Posts: 575
Location: somewhere deep in the back of the garage...Burlington ONT.
 
Addicted
GTS250ie "Mechanical Squirrel", '66 Honda Benly, Suzuki 250 cafe "Mouse", Jawa 350TS
Joined: 01 Jul 2011
Posts: 575
Location: somewhere deep in the back of the garage...Burlington ONT.
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:19 am linkquote
Its likely his first bike and he thinks he’s king of the road.

Lets just hope he lasts long enough to upgrade to a nice GTS
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:35 am

Hooked
2020 Sprint S 125, 2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon 800, 2021 Rebel 1100
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 239
Location: Stevenage, UK
 
Hooked
2020 Sprint S 125, 2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon 800, 2021 Rebel 1100
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 239
Location: Stevenage, UK
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:35 am linkquote
Take my 125 Sprint on 70 mph motorways every now and then

It is only for 10 miles and I sit in the slow lane which usually moving around 60 mph.
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:14 am

Addicted
2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2019
Posts: 600
Location: Norfolk, VA
 
Addicted
2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2019
Posts: 600
Location: Norfolk, VA
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:14 am linkquote
Come to think about it I used to ride a Genuine Buddy 125 on the interstate going to work. A 12 mile trip pretty much wound out. So I'm sure someone in a car was like "Look at that idiot!". But I stayed in the right lane and my Buddy 125 was faster than that kids Speedy 150. I did get stopped one day on my Burgman 200 by a unmarked state trooper. I passed him and got his attention. He thought it was a moped! But it was all good. I get along with law enforcement just fine.
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:06 am

Molto Verboso
Dongfang 170cc, CF Moto Fashion 250
Joined: 07 Dec 2008
Posts: 1185
Location: Hyde Park, New York
 
Molto Verboso
Dongfang 170cc, CF Moto Fashion 250
Joined: 07 Dec 2008
Posts: 1185
Location: Hyde Park, New York
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:06 am linkquote
I saw somebody on a 150cc Honda Joker replica on I-81 in Pennsylvania rolling in the right lane. She had people easing past her so she wasn't a big hazard.

I saw another Young Lady one day on a Kawasaki Eliminator 125 on Route 17 but she was moving right along. Obviously no one told her a 125 wasn't big enough.
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:40 pm

Member
200L
Joined: 01 Mar 2021
Posts: 6
Location: Bradenton, FL
 
Member
200L
Joined: 01 Mar 2021
Posts: 6
Location: Bradenton, FL
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:40 pm linkquote
On I-4 in Florida for about 30 miles on my Ural doing 55mph in the right lane. No one seemed to mind.
Another time, same interstate on my TW200, 55mph in right lane. Some twat rode my ass for a few miles and yet did not pass me with two open lanes to his left. Then flipped me off as he passed me on the exit ramp we both were using.
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:16 pm

Addicted
2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2019
Posts: 600
Location: Norfolk, VA
 
Addicted
2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2019
Posts: 600
Location: Norfolk, VA
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:16 pm linkquote
The twat was just hating on the fact that he was in a cage and you had a cool TW! I love T-Dubs!
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:15 am

Member
2021 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 04 Jun 2021
Posts: 42
Location: Queens, NY
 
Member
2021 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 04 Jun 2021
Posts: 42
Location: Queens, NY
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:15 am linkquote
I take my Liberty on the Interstate almost every day. It's a short run, about 5-6 miles, and I get it up to about 64mph, so I stay in the right lane for the most part. The thing is, here in the NYC area, the highways are typically much slower than in other parts of the country, so if you can do 55 - 60mph, you are fine. In fact, you'll end up passing quite a few people. The big issue is the weight of the Liberty - it gets moved around quite a bit by passing trucks, but it's not so bad. And having the flyscreen for wind protection makes a huge difference.
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:04 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10069
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10069
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:04 pm linkquote
Gee, whatever happened to Palladin?
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:39 pm

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8267
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8267
Location: Atlanta, GA
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:39 pm linkquote
Having been on the interstate on my 40 year old scooter: the craziest 2-wheel thing I've seen on the interstate is probably me

got routed on by a construction detour. sucked
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:34 pm

Molto Verboso
LXS 150
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 1135
Location: The OTHER South Bay, CA
 
Molto Verboso
LXS 150
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 1135
Location: The OTHER South Bay, CA
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:34 pm linkquote
fledermaus wrote:
Gee, whatever happened to Palladin?
I think he was no longer able to ride PTWs. Nice fellow, though.

I still take my '09 150S on the freeway. It'll top out at nearly 65MPH, GPS measured at sea-level-ish. (And a little more with a downslope, or tailwind, or drafting.)
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:34 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10069
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10069
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:34 am linkquote
Rusty J wrote:
I think he was no longer able to ride PTWs. Nice fellow, though.

I still take my '09 150S on the freeway. It'll top out at nearly 65MPH, GPS measured at sea-level-ish. (And a little more with a downslope, or tailwind, or drafting.)
Yeah, he'd had serious heart probs IIRC. Good guy, pretty strong proponent of freeway riding with his LX as kind of a minority view. But hey, it's legal.
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:27 pm

Molto Verboso
LXS 150
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 1135
Location: The OTHER South Bay, CA
 
Molto Verboso
LXS 150
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 1135
Location: The OTHER South Bay, CA
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:27 pm linkquote
fledermaus wrote:
Yeah, he'd had serious heart probs IIRC. Good guy, pretty strong proponent of freeway riding with his LX as kind of a minority view. But hey, it's legal.
There's what's legal, and what's wise.

Pick your times and it's fine (low traffic, or gridlock you can split through -- and bail out to surface streets if traffic gets too fast and heavy). If your commute or whatever doesn't give you the option of choosing when you're on the freeway, or allow for an alternate route, maybe a 150 isn't what you need.
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