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Offline vintage53

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Do you Vespa?
« on: July 28, 2021, 11:10:38 AM »
Hi,

Visited local Indian, Guzzi and Vespa Dealer.    here you go! They look better in person.

 







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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2021, 03:39:38 PM »
Do I Vespa!?!  Why yes, I Vespa regularly. I highly recommend them! :thumb:

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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2021, 08:11:23 PM »

Vespa And Guzzi go together. If you havent ridden a Vespa youre missing out on a fun ride.


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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2021, 09:34:31 PM »
Yes.  I have a 1964 Vespa GS160, in addition to my Heinkel and Maico scooters.

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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2021, 09:34:31 PM »

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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2021, 03:02:36 PM »
I ride a Honda Reflex. Friends in our little club ( http://wsscooters.com/ ) ride a Vespa and a Benelli 135. I LOVE riding my scooter. Have gone shopping at Costco with it and brought back a case of toilet paper tied to the back seat with it. 60 mpg too, and it goes highway speeds. This is a good forum for scooter riders:

https://advrider.com/f/forums/battle-scooters.36/
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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2021, 03:30:14 PM »
And here is mine: bought new in 1987, and after 42000 miles  still going strong:




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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2021, 05:08:06 PM »
I am pretty sure the seller of this vintage Vespa rig was "very happy..."



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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2021, 09:12:16 AM »
New Vespa joins its relatives.   

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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2021, 09:27:08 AM »
I think something this size would be a BLAST here in Vortex-Land!!  :thumb: :cool:











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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2021, 09:55:11 AM »
Congratulations on bringing that beauty into the fold! :drool:
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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2021, 11:17:53 AM »
I was actually going to lost this question but it seems fitting to ask it here.

Why?

What is the advantage of a scooter over a motorcycle? I just don't see any.

I remember as a teenager my dad bought a Lambretta for $5 at a garage sale. I wasn't allowed to ride it. My younger brother rode it everywhere. Maybe if I had a chance on that thing I'd understand. My dad eventually threw it away because it didn't have a title.

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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2021, 11:34:08 AM »
There was a segment on a morning show yesterday about a local scooter club. There were some really nice Vespas and a couple of other brands. The top bike for me was a pristine white 160 Honda. The camera person obviously wasn't a biker kind of person as the Honda wasn't given much airtime. Shame.
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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2021, 02:36:46 PM »
I have BMWs version of a Vespa on steroids. Its a 650 twin.

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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2021, 02:44:38 PM »
I have BMWs version of a Vespa on steroids. Its a 650 twin.



 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:  Here is my buddy's Suzuki 650 Burgman Executive... :boozing: :cool:

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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2021, 03:20:07 PM »
Why?

What is the advantage of a scooter over a motorcycle? I just don't see any.

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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2021, 03:56:08 PM »
 :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2021, 05:03:11 PM »
The older I get the more I like. :thumb:
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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2021, 05:18:05 PM »
I don't, but these blokes do. Marsala, Italy



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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2021, 05:38:37 PM »
I used to, but made sure no pics were taken. You have to test what you work on. Ever go over 90mph on those lil wheels?
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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2021, 08:29:51 PM »
I used to, but made sure no pics were taken. You have to test what you work on. Ever go over 90mph on those lil wheels?

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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2021, 10:40:23 PM »
I was trying to see if it would do the top speed the book says. It will but not w/me. I liked the bigger wheels on Aprillia's & Piaggio's.
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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2021, 12:48:00 AM »
I saw this one at the Dust-2-Dawson solstice rally in 2012.  The rally is held in Dawson City, YT and attracts "adv" bikes from all over the world.  Somme of the extreme riders scorned our Cali's as the wrong tool for the job.  I have no idea what they thought of a Vespa up there.  My argument is that it's the ride, not the bike that makes the adventure.  This scooter was ridden up the Klondike Hwy from the ferry at Skagway.  Presumably it had been ridden from NorCal.  The rider was a college-age girl. 




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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2021, 06:12:13 AM »
A college age girl at a Guzzi Rally is bigger news than a Vespa. 
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« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2021, 06:18:07 AM »
 One of my favorite of all time two wheeled vehicles was my 1980 Vespa P200E. A two stroke shifty scoot. It was in need of work when I got it but after a few weeks it ran so good. 2nd gear wheelies- maybe thats why I had to replace the clutch. One day I gps'd it at 77mph. Typically it would do 72 no problem. This on the 10" wheels. Did a lot of riding on that Vespa. 200-300 mile days were no problem, now thats not cannonball miles but man it was great fun.
  One day I will own a modern Vespa, most likely a 250 or 300.

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« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2021, 06:33:54 AM »
A college age girl at a Guzzi Rally is bigger news than a Vespa.



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« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2021, 09:22:36 AM »
A college age girl at a Guzzi Rally is bigger news than a Vespa.

Yes, indeed!  But with 7 Guzzis out of 700 bikes, I wouldn't call the Dust-2-Dawson a Guzzi Rally.  It was more a rally with Guzzis.  Excellent Poutine at the restaurant they were parked at, BTW.

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« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2021, 09:56:30 AM »
I love scooters...new and vintage!  Have ridden many over the years...never owned one...maybe in my old age.  Always like VESPA's and Lambretta's!  This is a great photo, by the way! :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley:




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« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2021, 11:12:31 AM »
I love scooters...new and vintage!  Have ridden many over the years...never owned one...maybe in my old age.  Always like VESPA's and Lambretta's!  This is a great photo, by the way! :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley:




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Re: Do you Vespa?
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2021, 09:09:24 PM »
aklawok,

That is Haruko Haruhara: Rickenbacker gas powered bassist; Intergalactic Vespa motor cop.
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« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2021, 02:56:00 AM »
aklawok,

That is Haruko Haruhara: Rickenbacker gas powered bassist; Intergalactic Vespa motor cop.

Very cool Ill have to look that up..

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