My 2012 S50
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2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:02 am quote
So since I was in High school(class of 2002) Ive always wanted a Vespa, probably due to listening to MXPX and i always liked the retro,sleek look they possess. Recently all my friends have been getting Honda Ruckus' so i decided what a better time to just go ahead and get my dream scooter. The local dealer in Macon,Ga(Capitol Cycle) was contacted yet they didnt have a color I wanted, So they called Motoretta in Atlanta. There was a Mediterranean Blue S50 being leased as a display model to one of the Urban Outfitters in ATL so I went and checked it out. A few days later it was mine. I live in South Florida and the S stays in GA so I have to go periods of time without seeing or riding it , but ill keep updating its progress.
Loading the bad boy up from Motoretta,not really digging the decal kit so its going to come off

Spoiler Alert Updated Mods Listed Below
Vespa OEM Mods:
Vespa OEM S rear rack/handrail
Vespa OEM S top Case
Vespa OEM black Top Case seat backing
Vespa OEM S Crash Bars
Vespa OEM Tinted Flyscreen(Europe only)
Vespa OEM 2013+ Rubber Center Floorboard mat ("Vespa"Script)
Vespa OEM GTS "S" emblem
Vespa GranTurismo Matte Black Helmet(Europe only) GoPro Enabled

Malossi +Engine/Transmission Mods:
Malossi 78.8cc Cylinder kit (Main Jet:78 ,Idle Jet: 35)
Malossi Power cam
Malossi Double Sponge High Flow Air Filter
Malossi Digitronic Variable Advance Digital Electronic Controller (CDI)
Malossi Multivar Variator kit (Green Contra Spring +60% rigidity,6.1g weights)
Malossi Delta Clutch+Bell MHR. (White Sport clutch springs)
Malossi Torsion Controller Spring Slider 50cc
Malossi Torque Driver
Malossi "Special"Belt
Malossi Secondary Gears
Malossi Pinwheel Shaft
Malossi "Whoop" Disc Brake
Malossi MHR Red Brake Pads
Malossi "Power" Rear Brake Shoe
Malossi RS24 Front Shock
Malossi RS24 Rear Shock
Malossi tire valve stem caps
Malossi 3D Lion emblem

Miscellaneous Parts&Accessories:
AF1 Racing Super Magnetic Oil Filter Drain Bolt
Dimple Magnetic Gear Oil Drain Bolt
Buzzetti Passenger Foot Pegs
Bontrager Bottle Cage Cup Holder
Cheeky Seats custom "BRIDE" seat and top case backing covers
DIY front reflector removal plugs
DIY intake velocity stack
EBC Anti Squeal Brake Shims
Givi 3/4 windscreen
Koso Mini Tachometer
LSL bar end mirror (awaiting install)
LSL bar end mounts. (Awaiting install)
PM Tuning Sport Brake Lever Set
RAM Iphone Mount
Scooterwest "Piaggio" license plate screws
Scooterwest foot peg decorative fasteners
Shinko SR-723 Whitewall Tires
SIP S Headlight Bezel
SIP S mirror hole plug
Superbrightleds.com Gauge Cluster Amber LEDs
Super Spots High Performance Xenon Boost Headlamp Bulb
Yoshimura TRC Exhaust
Z1R Ace Transit Royale Air 3/4 Helmet
Zelioni Handle bar grips
Zelioni Fuel Cap
Zelioni Oil Filler Plug
Zelioni Bag Hook



Taking a pic after getting it oiled and fueled up in Macon


My friend Bubby wishing he didnt buy a ruckus


Posing like the badasses we are


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Molto Verboso
Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 1350
Location: Lubbock TX
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:09 pm quote
Sweet, lovin' that med blue. I think they only offer that color on the S50's and not the 150's. Agree the green in the italian roundels don't go good with the blue but RAF roundels would be great if that's your thing
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:06 pm quote
I think im just gonna leave it blank for a while, until i figure out a name and theme for the wasp.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'00 Helix TARDIS
Joined: 30 Jan 2007
Posts: 7249
Location: the Vortex
Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:18 pm quote
I just love that color. Haven't gotten the chance to see one in person yet. I think the Italian roundels are actually quite striking against it. I bet pretty much anything would be!
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:06 am quote
Still Havent been to Georgia yet, but my homie sent me some pics of the 50, ive yet to decide on a name for it yet also , ill think on that.
She looks sweet, but shes a cyclone im surprised with her standing that close the 50 is in one piece still lol.


Here's just a nice side shot, the decals removed and the color shining bright


Edited with some kind of iphone program, i didnt complain


Thats all for now. side note tune in to FUEL TV Sat, August 4th at 5pm eastern to check out the UFC on FOX4 Preliminary fights. I'll be the FINAL prelim bout just before the Live Main Card on Fox which will begin at 8pm eastern.
http://www.ufc.com/event/FOX4#/fight/Cole-Miller-Nam-Phan
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:21 am quote
Sweet little bike... that's a good looking blue!
Kick ass on the 4th!
Molto Verboso
Joined: 05 Apr 2010
Posts: 1917

Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:58 am quote
Looks good
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:29 pm quote
First Upgrades
Here's a pic from the last fight


Alright i got some updates on the scoot I decided to Name him (he's a he) Leo, after Leonardo, ive always had an obsession with the ninja turtles so it just made sense. I forgot to take a pic of the Leo sticker i put on the top box, but its there.
First things first, being reunited with the scoot after a couple months.


Got the Vespa OEM top case with "S" fixed hand rail +rear rack/backrest no problem


We can co exist



Brought my Bontrager Bottle cage up from florida, the plastic that Vespa uses is awesome easy to work with and no threat of cracking.

Perfect fit


Not Safe


Relocated the S badge


Ok bought the Universal i phone x mount from amazon, the smallest U bolt didnt work, instead of buying new mirrors or finding a smaller u bolt, i just found some grommets, took the mirror off and slid 3 of them down on it, perfect fit.






Slapped an MXPX sticker or two on Leo since they were my inspiration originally to get one




with a little help got the side/rear crash bars on too these are the new "S" ones from vespa that connect up under the seat where the handrail does, the handrail sits right on top of these and a longer bolt is not necessary, nor washers, nor do you need to cut the plastic. well done, i like the lines these add more than the "LX" that connect in the two holes that the rear rack does.


then the Vespa Tinted Flyscreen



Everything came out great really happy with it so far, probably wont have any aesthetic upgrades for a while, if i touch it at all itll be the malossi 80cc upgrade kit we'll see im just going to enjoy it for now


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Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:43 pm quote
DIY reflectors
Got tired of the bright orange reflectors but rather than plug the holes knock off the reflectors, mismatch the paint in the process i just decided to smoke them. Easy removal and $15 transparent smoke spray can from advanced auto parts. a couple coats later and i made them slightly darker than the signal pods but they still reflect a little.


randomly bumped into this s150


Georgia is pretty
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Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:22 pm quote
I threw the vespa s/lx 150 handlebar grips on too...much better ride now
Hooked
Vespa LX150ie
Joined: 25 Jun 2012
Posts: 220
Location: Canberra, Australia
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:46 pm quote
Dude - your scooter is a FOX!!!

That blue is so gorgeous!!
Molto Verboso
Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 1350
Location: Lubbock TX
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:27 pm quote
Man I want that smoke flyscreen bad, real bad. I'm alsoleaning towards the vespa crash bars as opposed to the Faco bars. My S150 is paid off so I'm looking to accessorise some more. Great scoot !
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:09 am quote
cheetohh wrote:
Man I want that smoke flyscreen bad, real bad. I'm alsoleaning towards the vespa crash bars as opposed to the Faco bars. My S150 is paid off so I'm looking to accessorise some more. Great scoot !
Make sure if you go through a certified dealer/shop that you ask specifically for the "S" crash bars, if you like the setup i have. The shop i went to tried to just sell me on the Lx ones that connect where the rear vespa s logo used to go as opposed to up under the seat. Personally i like the way these bars look much more and the lines they add. I guess these "S" bars are somewhat new, theyre similar to the GTS' but the shop i went to had not seen a set of these yet, the part number you can get right off the vespausa.com website.
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:11 am quote
The 78.8cc malossi kit, variator kit, and super power cam has all been ordered
Turnkey 79
2 helmets, 2 jackets, 4 spark plugs, 2 rear bulbs, some bolts, a spring, an ET rear rack, clear indicators and half a can of unleaded, but no bike!
Joined: 14 Jan 2011
Posts: 3646
Location: The British Countryside
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:43 pm quote
lovely looking bike, love that blue!
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:45 am quote
Let the Build Begin
So the UPS man came bearing gifts yesterday from scooterwest(wish i wouldve gotten some stickers or something for my $600 order but everything was shipped and delivered in timely fashion)

Classic Keychain


Variator kit


Power Cam


78.8cc kit


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Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:55 am quote
Well you got the RS24 sicker ... those are awesome shocks by the way..
Anyway, great package to get... I'm stoked for you... Faster and faster.

I hope the instal goes well, put up some pics... exciting.

Cheers
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:15 pm quote
Installed the variator and dropped off the Vespa along with the 78.8cc upgrade kit plus power cam at capitol cycle in macon ga. Variator really aided in the acceleration of the scoot and gave me prolly 3 mph increase in top speed.

Separately again I don't know what it is about my luck with vendors. I had a question about the install of the power cam. I call malossi USA based out of ny(bc scooter west wasn't open ) and had a question about seating the valves. The guy sounded like I was annoying him simply by calling him in the first place. After telling him my question he says "well..did you read the directions". I say yes and he says "and???...." Then tells me he shouldnt be answering my questions about the malossi product i have bc i didnt purchase it from him and ends with "try us next tjme" Just a complete D bag. I call scooter west two days later and talked to two people. Both of which were extremely helpful.

Ill keep y'all updated on the scoot after I break the motor in
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:32 pm quote
Here it is getting worked on
Turnkey 79
2 helmets, 2 jackets, 4 spark plugs, 2 rear bulbs, some bolts, a spring, an ET rear rack, clear indicators and half a can of unleaded, but no bike!
Joined: 14 Jan 2011
Posts: 3646
Location: The British Countryside
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:17 am quote
very nice!
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:50 am quote
I have purchased the Malossi Kevlar belt and high flow air filter. I am going to attempt to put the factory roller weights back in (heavier than the malossi multivar that come with it) and see if it will extend my top end speed. Should have it all done around thanksgiving. Can't wait!
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:09 pm quote
More upgrades. Some old but just now posting
Got some pics, first off my European Vespa GT helmet with gopro mount





also the RAF Tire valve stem caps


The s150 grips


pic from the intake filter install

a beauty


video to come just trying to get some good riding weather here with a clear view of the speedo to show the enhancements since the malossi big bore kit addition.

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Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:51 pm quote
finally some video of me on the vespa some cruising, some uphill climbing, some downhill speeding. holds 40 on strong uphills easy, climbs to 45 on slight uphills. Max 48mph which is less than it was before I installed the kit when i had just a variator i figured out it was bc vespa had a recall on my cdi and it actually lowered what i was reaching :/ but it hauls ass and i leave all my ruckus friends in the dust although theres no video of it when i go at about half throttle.
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:47 pm quote
Next upgrade
The next upgrade I'm going to make an attempt at will be the Cdi rev limiter cancellation. Unfortunately nobody makes an aftermarket re flashed cdi so in the near future ill have my mechanic give this a try
http://modernvespa.com/pix/uploads/piaggio_tech_manuals_dragged_103.pdf
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:24 pm quote
needed to get some new reflectors since a tab broke on each one so i went ahead and ordered them and a Malossi Torsion Controller Spring Slider. Thinking about getting the Buzzetti passenger foot pegs as well. I think im going to have every upgrade possible done to a 50!
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:45 pm quote
Awesome weekend!
So this weekend was pretty good with a slew of parts coming in and some good riding in GA!

Friday:
Started off well i went to my strength and conditioning gym in Boca Raton, FL and saw this awesome Espresso Vespa GTV outsie! Turns out an older guy i had talked to before owned it and gave me the keys and told me to take it for a ride after i told him i owned a vespa



Saturday:
This was an awesome fun filled day, i started off by teaching a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar in Marietta with about 40 attending. From there we shot over to Motoretta(Vespa Atlanta).


Now im seeing how expensive women are looks like ill be buying the girlfriend this 2013 Aquamarine LX50 very soon, how could i say no to this face


Sunday:
At last i got some riding in on the vespa i havent seen in months and we went downtown to the Cherry Blossom festival parade. I had a few ruckus buddies scoot along with me too




Hooked
Gts Modified
Joined: 29 Jul 2008
Posts: 141
Location: Puerto Rico
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:18 pm quote
very nice machine!
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:56 pm quote
Some stocked up parts
Still waiting to go on the scoot



Got the White Walls in can't wait for these to go on


The Buzzettis came in, i was worried if they would not fit. They make a slight contact with the S bars but if the passenger has the feet on them they dont create enough force to compromise the bars structure.
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vespa s150
Joined: 25 Jun 2012
Posts: 12
Location: Canada
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:40 am quote
Done very well. Thanks for the history on what you have done. My wife has a lx50 with a custom paint job candy floss pink. She loves it. For Christmas she got the malasi 90 cc kit going in in the next couple of weeks. Your post were a good read. Do you have a pic with the white walls?
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:53 am quote
no sorry not yet, theyre still waiting to be installed, the next time i go to Georgia Im going to have the wheels removed and powdercoated before i put the whitewalls on
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:42 pm quote
Fight Time
Its that time to fight again so you know alot of upgrades are about to happen Those in the US can tune in check the How to Watch page on the Event website. thanks for all the support hopefully ill be walking away with the Win.
It could be shown live on facebook too for the European Guys be sure to Like the UFCs webpage. Thanks for the support Forum members!

http://www.ufc.com/event/TUF17-Finale#/fight/Cole-Miller-Bart-Palaszewski
Hooked
2008 GTS 250
Joined: 10 Jan 2011
Posts: 135
Location: W London, UK
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:42 pm quote
Re: Fight Time
colemillerkills wrote:
Its that time to fight again so you know alot of upgrades are about to happen Those in the US can tune in check the How to Watch page on the Event website. thanks for all the support hopefully ill be walking away with the Win.
It could be shown live on facebook too for the European Guys be sure to Like the UFCs webpage. Thanks for the support Forum members!

http://www.ufc.com/event/TUF17-Finale#/fight/Cole-Miller-Bart-Palaszewski
Good luck for Saturday dude! I'll be watching and cheering you on from the UK.

Nice work on the scoot as well, love the colour.


Robert
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:38 pm quote
I won my fight last night in Las Vegas, my 13th fight in the UFC thanks to all for the support here is a picture of the finish. Now that I won that you know some sweet scooter parts are soon to follow
Hooked
2008 GTS 250
Joined: 10 Jan 2011
Posts: 135
Location: W London, UK
Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:10 pm quote
Congrats man! Unfortunately your fight wasn't broadcast in the UK but I heard you'd won by submission, thanks for the visual confirmation!

First round as well, right? Hope you're not feeling too sore today
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:07 pm quote
Recalcitrant Guy wrote:
Congrats man! Unfortunately your fight wasn't broadcast in the UK but I heard you'd won by submission, thanks for the visual confirmation!

First round as well, right? Hope you're not feeling too sore today
It was free worldwide on the UFC Facebook page in their video stream :/ wish ya got to see it. Check out www.mma-core.com and you can watch it.
Ossessionato
2012 BV 350
Joined: 19 Aug 2008
Posts: 2091
Location: Vestavia Hills, AL
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:11 pm quote
Congrats on your fight success! I really like your scooter and the mods; the color is great and it looks very nice!
Hooked
2008 GTS 250
Joined: 10 Jan 2011
Posts: 135
Location: W London, UK
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:20 pm quote
Thanks for the link, just saw your fight. Nice work.

Kudos on the pre fight fist bump with Bruce Buffer!
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:39 pm quote
ok time for the pics to catch up to the parts ive got




SIP headlight bezel

Caliper Lock

made some adjustments on the pegs got some clearance



the FAR F1 style chrome mirrors

other view

2013 center floorboard rubber insert with vespa script

Scooterwest Euro Turn Signal Kit (working on the LED switchback kit)

To be continued

Nice and Clean

I went ahead and bought the GF the vespa she wanted and surprised her with it she was ecstatic. I got my buddy who is an experienced motorcycle rider to give her some tips

Ossessionato
2005 GT 200
Joined: 19 Jun 2010
Posts: 2083
Location: Montgomery,Alabama
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:28 pm quote
Very nice colemillerkills! Thank you for the update.
Hooked
2012 Vespa S50
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Location: South Florida/Macon,GA
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:30 pm quote




Hopefully Monday everything will be assembled then ill only have to get new roller weights and a little closer to my 60mph goal.

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