View Full Version : With all due respect
09-01-2002, 03:59 PM
With all due respect to my fellow Atlantic 500 riders, I ask you to consider this.
I have read comments that this is an Aprilia site and we should not discuss other products.
I think this attitude is ridiculous!
In the USA there are only two maxi-scooters available, the Atlantic and the Silverwing.
America is built on competition.
When I find out that the Honda Silverwing is much better than the Atlantic, I'll sell it and buy a Silverwing.
What do you think encourages the manufacturers to build better products? Competition.
A motocycle rider all of my life, I am really excited that the maxi-scooter will replace the motorcycle for many riders.If this does happen, can you imagine what Yamaha and Kawasaki might come out with?
Having said this, I love my Atlantic and will definitely ride the Silvewing at the first opportunity.
Now what's wrong with an Aprilia twin at 750cc"s or a Honda 800 that will kick the ass off most motorcycles. Fuel injected with plenty of storage, an automatic
step- through Gold Wing for touring. We may be at just the tip of the iceberg.
09-02-2002, 01:50 AM
I was an officer in the Navy and whenever anyone said"with all respect Sir" I shut them up before they said another word. Their next words were almost always disrespectfull. Its mostly tone. Now I know tone is hard to read on a board. But Darcy's tone was wrong.He says I'am not going to slam the Atlantic BUT. It was his repeating and repeating that I think everyone was on edge with. I read about a MaxiScooter Club in Seattle that had started up mostly Helix and Reflex they were just getting a member with a SilverWing and had a member that had an Aprilia on order. I have been on bikes for 34 years and I to welcome the Maxi's I hope Suzuki brings in the Bergmans and Yamaha the T-Max I think it would be great for Motorcycling. Piagio (proably misspelled) is working on a 850CC V-twin scooter with the engine and transmission mounted in the frame like a bike. I think its great and I love people talking about their rides and letting me know their shortcomings and strong points. It's all a matter of Tone. By the way I did not get a bookmark on that Seattle Maxi Club if some one has a link I would like to get it I have not found it again. And I would like to apologize to everyone about my spelling my spell checker will not work on this site and I am the worst speller in the world.
09-02-2002, 02:03 AM
Just checked my e-mail after posting the last message I had sent an e-mail to Northwest Scooter site and the sent me the address for the Maxi Club. I bookmarked it.
Its, www.maxiscooter.org (http://www.maxiscooter.org) I did not have a chance to look it over but the home page has a photo of the club with a helix, aprilia, silver wing, and a reflex. It also has a photo of a Silver Wing and a Atlantic sitting side by side (the scoots don't seem upset to be set beside each other) I will explore the site more when its not 1AM. This site should be a natural place to get some real side by side comparisons and have any questions people have answered. We are none of us I think made of money so to get what you want thats the best way.
09-02-2002, 03:46 PM
Checked into the site you mentioned and posted a request for a comparison.
No replies as yet
09-03-2002, 08:21 AM
Great website and all Atlantic owners should hook up and register with it.
Until the pros come out with complete reviews in the bike mags (and many of these are biased) you will never get better feedback. www.maxiscooter.org (http://www.maxiscooter.org)
09-03-2002, 03:34 PM
You couldn't leave it alone, could you? If you don't like my tone, you can cram it up your kiester. Whiny, sensitive, brand-name worshippers like yourself will always hate a differing opinion. You ride imported so you can say you got an import. It wasn't enough to dislike my posts, you had to push your meager weight around to put down anyone who might not agree with you. Forums always seem have a close-minded dweeb like yourself with a self-appointed quality control fetish.
Never in any of my posts did I say I didn't like the Atlantic. Since everyone was thinking aloud in here, I thought I would do the same. If this bothers you, kiss my a*ss - I don't care.
Try putting your ego away next time and try to ignore the posts you don't approve of, instead of pleading your silly case to all the entire forum like a troll-nazi.
I'll leave this forum to the self-appointed boss, and I hope you welcome any new differing opinions with a little less predjudice.
09-03-2002, 11:24 PM
quit it DarcyJames. Just post questions and read responses and leave the rest out. I would love to read about your concerns about the scooter-not the people here.
09-04-2002, 02:39 PM
I don't like your tone!
09-04-2002, 07:58 PM
Simmer down boy! You come across as a bit testy.
This board is to talk about the Atlantic 500, and if you wish, other scooters, although you may find your audience in that area somewhat limited. It is meant to be both informative and fun. Arguing with those that don't share our viewpoint is of no interest to me nor I'll bet others.
09-04-2002, 11:35 PM
You may have noticed I was quite easy to get along with until Gnome gave me a pep talk. I will be quite friendly, even in the face of flaming - but being told my tone isn't conducive to the mood and to be careful my topics don't stray from outright originality and from being saccharinely pro-Aprilia is one thing I can't stand. I will post what I want, when I want, until I decide to leave or a troll boots me off. Gnome knows damned well he can ignore me if he doesn't like my posts, and despite his military background, he can't dictate what I type.
If bringing up *occasionally* repetitive posts about the Atlantic's only competitor is that annoying, then everyone have their go at me. Just don't try to play big brother.
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