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2005 ET4
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:11 pm quote
Just got my first Vespa! 2005 ET4. Picking it up Saturday and I can't wait to take it for a spin.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX150, GTS300, BV350, EN650
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:12 pm quote
Just returned from a week at a BSA summer camp here in Texas. Was REALLY hot only one day, no one got hurt, and watched a lot of underprivileged boys learn a lot of self-esteem building skills.

Now it's back to work. Oh yeah, this is the happy thread. Scratch that.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:15 pm quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Just returned from a week at a BSA summer camp here in Texas. Was REALLY hot only one day, no one got hurt, and watched a lot of underprivileged boys learn a lot of self-esteem building skills.
Is there a scooter badge?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 6920
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:01 am quote
After 2 hours, got the new rear tire on the MP3 to take air and got the bead seated.
The final resolution was to put it back on the tire changer, spray the rim and tire down with lube and use the bear breaker to push the tire bead over the seat on the rim so the tire would be over the hole for the air fill valve.

Been changing tires for over 40 years and never had this much problem getting a tire to take air.

Oh, and put 2,500 miles on the MP3 500 in just over a month.
Man I love riding this thing.
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Vespa GTS 'Ruby Roo'
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:40 am quote
This bombing it along the M25 at Chobham today

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:46 am quote
ashbrook wrote:
This bombing it along the M25 at Chobham today
Awesome pic!
Hooked
Vespa GTS 150 3v SUPER. Vespa V100 x 1. Lambretta Li150 x 1. Px 125 x 2. Px 200 x 1 (red bull special) T5 Classic x 1. Vespa Cosa x 2.CF moto 650mt
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:48 am quote
My internal affairs dept are being investigated by another load of investigators. About time. I would love nothing more than to see these corrupt people being locked up. What goes around comes around. Hoorah you fu....😁
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:16 am quote
It is only one security guard and myself in the data center today. No facilities people onsite today in this building. Oh guess that makes me facilities too
So they left the gypsies in the palace
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:37 am quote
England winning the Cricket World Cup.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:42 am quote
johnymoore wrote:
England winning the Cricket World Cup.
It's like the condolence prize for loosing the women's World Cup

Still, congrats! I know cricket is a huge sport in many places. Here not so much.... however I'm sure you could care less about ice hockey so it all works out
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:58 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
johnymoore wrote:
England winning the Cricket World Cup.
It's like the condolence prize for loosing the women's World Cup

Still, congrats! I know cricket is a huge sport in many places. Here not so much.... however I'm sure you could care less about ice hockey so it all works out
Hell, I am in the US and could give a crap about Hockey. Well unless the Caps are ROCKING THE RED and kicking some Maples Leafs ASS !! hehehe
MV Santa
GTS250, 1960 VBA, 1975 VBC, 1980 P200E cutdown
Joined: 04 May 2010
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Location: Sedgwick, Kansas
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:30 pm quote
For those of you unaware, I broke my calcaneus (heel bone) on March 19th. Almost four months ago.

I haven't walked since then. I haven't ridden since last year.

Today I took my first steps without crutches or any other assisting device. My physical therapist will be proud when I see him Wednesday.

There is still a long way to go but I am starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.

Hopefully, I will get a few weeke riding in this year.
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:44 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
johnymoore wrote:
England winning the Cricket World Cup.
It's like the condolence prize for loosing the women's World Cup

Still, congrats! I know cricket is a huge sport in many places. Here not so much.... however I'm sure you could care less about ice hockey so it all works out
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2019 MP3 SPORT 500 IE
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:45 am quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
For those of you unaware, I broke my calcaneus (heel bone) on March 19th. Almost four months ago.

I haven't walked since then. I haven't ridden since last year.

Today I took my first steps without crutches or any other assisting device. My physical therapist will be proud when I see him Wednesday.

There is still a long way to go but I am starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.

Hopefully, I will get a few weeks riding in this year.
Hi Matthew,

Congratulations!

It took me 12 weeks to be able to walk on mine. I guess I was doing better than I thought. I didn't ride again for six and a half months, but that was partly psychological.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350
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Posts: 6920
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:02 am quote
Dang guys, heel takes longer to heal then torn quadriceps tendon. I was only down 3.5 months and was riding sooner.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:45 am quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
For those of you unaware, I broke my calcaneus (heel bone) on March 19th. Almost four months ago.

I haven't walked since then. I haven't ridden since last year.

Today I took my first steps without crutches or any other assisting device. My physical therapist will be proud when I see him Wednesday.

There is still a long way to go but I am starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.


Feels great to stand on your own, doesn't it?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Location: Downtown Toronto
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:50 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
johnymoore wrote:
England winning the Cricket World Cup.
It's like the condolence prize for loosing the women's World Cup

Still, congrats! I know cricket is a huge sport in many places. Here not so much.... however I'm sure you could care less about ice hockey so it all works out
Hell, I am in the US and could give a crap about Hockey. Well unless the Caps are ROCKING THE RED and kicking some Maples Leafs ASS !! hehehe
That's fine and I'm not a Leafs fan ;-p
Molto Verboso
2012 BV 350, 2013 BMW C650 GT, 2015 Indian Chieftain
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:04 am quote
College football media days this week. Games only 6 weeks away.
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:12 am quote
Summer Vacation: Cabo San Lucas in 4 days!!!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350
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Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:17 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
johnymoore wrote:
England winning the Cricket World Cup.
It's like the condolence prize for loosing the women's World Cup

Still, congrats! I know cricket is a huge sport in many places. Here not so much.... however I'm sure you could care less about ice hockey so it all works out
Hell, I am in the US and could give a crap about Hockey. Well unless the Caps are ROCKING THE RED and kicking some Maples Leafs ASS !! hehehe
That's fine and I'm not a Leafs fan ;-p



When I lived in Maryland in the mid 80's I was only about 10-15 minutes from the Capital Center where the caps played and Raytheon (my employer at the time) had season tickets, I was a big fan back then.
If sales dept was not using the ticket they would call and see if I wanted them for the night
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:57 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
johnymoore wrote:
England winning the Cricket World Cup.
It's like the condolence prize for loosing the women's World Cup

Still, congrats! I know cricket is a huge sport in many places. Here not so much.... however I'm sure you could care less about ice hockey so it all works out
Hell, I am in the US and could give a crap about Hockey. Well unless the Caps are ROCKING THE RED and kicking some Maples Leafs ASS !! hehehe
That's fine and I'm not a Leafs fan ;-p



When I lived in Maryland in the mid 80's I was only about 10-15 minutes from the Capital Center where the caps played and Raytheon (my employer at the time) had season tickets, I was a big fan back then.
If sales dept was not using the ticket they would call and see if I wanted them for the night
I grew up and played hockey in Montreal including in the QMJHL (one step below NHL, Whalers farm team). My FIL however was the better hockey player, that is him on the left.

*EDIT* Seeing as how this is the happy thread here is another cute picture. Here he is a little older and my wife is seeing from the left. At that point he was a police chief (chief detective).

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MV Santa
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:09 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
vintage red matthew wrote:
For those of you unaware, I broke my calcaneus (heel bone) on March 19th. Almost four months ago.

I haven't walked since then. I haven't ridden since last year.

Today I took my first steps without crutches or any other assisting device. My physical therapist will be proud when I see him Wednesday.

There is still a long way to go but I am starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.


Feels great to stand on your own, doesn't it?
It certainly does but I don't want you to get the idea that I am back on my feet for good. I have good days and bad days. Yesterday was a good day and I was able to walk unassisted for about 100 feet. Today wasn't really a bad day but not good enough for any more walking.

Having said that it did feel good and I know that I will get there.
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