My lovely blue lady is being delivered tonight (vespa super '66). I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it! And maybe a little nervous as well. All of a sudden the responsibility part needs to kick in instead of just dreaming and shopping.
So, I got my motorcycle permit this morning (yay!!), and I'm signed up for the MSF course this week. That will get me my endorsement by Sunday afternoon. Thanks for that tip, Larrytsg, cause I'm a safety gal at heart.
Helmet and face shield/goggles being selected today or tomorrow. Hard to choose and I don't want to spend $500. Recommendations welcome.
I'm thinking title transfer, insurance, and registration have to happen right away. Scooter had the original license plate on it, which will be given to me, but the owner put new plates and tabs on it. Does that mean I can't ever use the original plate? It's so much cooler.
So my big question mark for today is scooter security? I'm parking it in my 1930's garage which has no lock on it. I could put a lock on the garage doors but hubby thinks that will alert thieves to valuables inside instead of deter them. And then I need to lock up the scooter itself. I've looked at chains, cables, disc locks, u locks, Grip lock (looked very convenient), and alarms. Can anyone give me a little advice on the best methods? I'm thinking maybe 2-3 methods might be best to have available depending on scooter's location (work, store, garage, etc).
Next week I have to figure out the first steps of checking mechanical stuff, gas mixing (yep, got the helpful link), and learning to actually ride this beauty!
Step by little step, the dream is coming true. It's so so fun!
Ps: to those of you who may have read about my bawl baby behavior regarding the red Super, I'm embarrassed. I was maybe a little out of hand with my emotions. Easy to get caught up when faced with two vintage beauties at once. I'm over it now and very grateful for blue. Yes, it was the right choice!