Vespa LX150
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Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:13 am quote
Hello to all. I am new to forum, 72 year old. I previously owned a PX150 that I really enjoyed. At the time I needed the money. I am looking to buy a 2006 LX150 with 5,000 miles. Just wondering how many miles before having to do engine work. Thanks to all. newtjr
Molto Verboso
BELVOIR WINE TEAM SC,(BUCKFAST COMMANDOS)LIANG SHANG PO SC, SOLIDBOND SC,RUSTY SHERIFFS BADGE MCC, 2007 et4
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Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:30 am quote
bout yee
Hi , welcome mate , there is a great wiki section on MV
Service Intervals
loads of other helpful stuff , you will love the Lx
ps here is a Small Ulster Fry to set you up lol
Cheers from sunny N.Ireland

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World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
Joined: 02 Jul 2006
Posts: 21886
Location: north shore oahu hawaii usa
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:33 am quote
Aloha and welcome to the forum from Hawaii. Good for you for getting back in the saddle at the young age of 72. . At 5k it's just getting broken in. I have almost 22k ('07) on mine and the scooter runs better now. They love to be ridden. An '06 should have had new tires and a new belt and rollers. While the belt and rollers and tires may not be bad per se i'd worry about dry rot. 7yrs is a long time. They probably won't be worn but replacing them gives you piece of mind That's how i look at it. Since it's carbed you will have to replace the fuel lines because they will have started to crack or will. Cheap and easy fix. Just make sure the oil and hub oil has been changed at the right intervals. Brake fluid also. If they haven't you'll need to change them out. I would anyway. Cheap to do. Also if it's the original battery you might want to see if it's still good but if it's original they were the lead acid ones so i'd get it changed out to a sealed hassle free one. Your looking at about $400 to replace the tires,belt,rollers and battery. They are a great scooter and IMHO the perfect one. Light but peppy. I can do 65 easily. Easy to maneuver and get on the center stand. If you give us the price they want we can tell you of it's a good deal but that said if you really want it tell them about what will need to be done to it and see if you can get them to come down. Cash in hand always works and this is assuming they haven't changed out the things i mentioned. Good luck and hope this info helps. Pics of the scooter when you get it please.
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Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:33 pm quote
LX150
Thanks, for the reply. By belt I assume you mean timing belt. If so, is this engine a valve bender. newtjr
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:38 pm quote
newtjr wrote:
By belt I assume you mean timing belt. If so, is this engine a valve bender.
No, Vespas do not use a timing belt. Judy was referring to the CVT belt, which is part of the transmission.
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2012 GTV 300 & LXV 150
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Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:26 pm quote
Welcome, newtjr to ModernVespa. You have instant friends here.

Your LX 150 sounds like a return to fun and enjoyment, like you probably had on the PX.

By the way, many ModernVespa members are not into social networking, with one exception: This forum.

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lx150
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Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:33 pm quote
Welcome and enjoy your LX.
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Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:06 pm quote
Vespa
Thanks to all for the reply. I first rode a Vespa in the Air Force from a friend that had one. This was in the early 60's. Bought a PX150 in 2007 when I retired. Kept it a couple of years, sold it in the winter months for what I thought was needing money. Will probably buy the 2006 LX150 that is advertised locally (about 200 miles). Plenty of mopeds other than Vespa. Keep you Harleys. But to me, nothing like a Vespa. newtjr
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Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:12 pm quote
Addicted
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Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:19 am quote
znomit wrote:
Moped?

Dude!
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Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:50 am quote
Moped?
Woops! Thanks for alerting me Vespa scooter friends. newtjr
Molto Verboso
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Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:01 am quote
Re: Moped?
newtjr wrote:
Woops! Thanks for alerting me Vespa scooter friends. newtjr
lol Newtjr , don't let us young'uns bother you Sir
You say you are ex-Air Force , for that I salute you Sir , my best buddy's Grandfather was ex RAF , seen action in WW2 and Korea "lest we forget"
So here is MY "Moped" tale ! When I got my ET4 I rode it over to my buddy's Grandfather's to let him see it ! he had a good look around it and sat on it ! after pondering for a while he said "that's a lovely wee moped son, what does it do ? 25 - 30mph? " I then did the "it's not a moped" talk
Tom passed away a year after that@ 94 yo So I got THIS on my licence plate


fair play to you mate , I hope I can still ride my vespa into my 70's +
ps get a wee picture up of you and your vespa , if not sure how to do it someone on MV will help

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Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:46 am quote
LX150 Search
Well I thought I had found a LX150 for a good price. When I got there, it looked real good but, it was a LX50. Aftere owning a PX150 I don't think I could go down in power. Will continue searching. Thanks to all that replied. newtjr
Hooked
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Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:45 am quote
Don't give up there are plenty of them out there for sale, check craigs list, also I would suggest that you check out the S150. very nice bike there to.
Twojacks
LXV150, I just bought mine in Feb.
Welcome to MV this is a great forum.
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Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:56 am quote
LX ET Question
While I am searching what is the difference in a LX150 and a ET150?
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2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:01 am quote
Mostly body differences.Mechanically not much unless you get the fuel injected LX (carbed like most of the LX'S out there). Fuel injection is a recent think on the LX series and will say IE after the LX 150. A lot of things are interchangeable between the 2. The ET was the series before the LX and it's older. ET'S are a solid scooter. Properly maintained they (LX and ET) will run for a long while. You should get the ET for a lessor price. As with any second hand scooter you need to check that it's been maintained. Good luck
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2011 LX150ie two tone expresso
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Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:16 pm quote
First off, congrats on your new purchase. The advice given above seems right on the money. FWIW, I had a 150 in the 60's and just got my new LX150 in 2010. Seems like every time I get on and ride, the experience just gets better. At 72, you have a lot of riding ahead of you. Enjoy.
Ossessionato
2007 LX150 la Negrita
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Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:33 pm quote
Welcome to MV! Looks like you're picking a winner

Funny, when I bought my '07 LX 150 last year, the salesman told me it would last me the rest of my life. I asked him if he was trying to tell me I'm old (I was 57). I'm working hard to prove him wrong.

Unless you're putting on tons of miles, it will last you as long as you want it.
World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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Location: north shore oahu hawaii usa
Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:29 am quote
NEW i have almost 22k on my '07 LX. All put on by me. Good on you for still riding at 72. Did you get it yet?
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Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:20 pm quote
Vespa LX150
Well I have been negotiating on a Vespa LX150 IE (celeste blue). Bought it today. Has only 460 miles. Don't know if you post purchase prices or not on this site. Willing to share purchase price if anyone is interested. By the way, drives like a dream. (had a 2005 PX150 2 stroke before)
Ossessionato
2012 GTV 300 & LXV 150
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Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:51 pm quote
Congratulations. You're in for some Vespa fun revival in your life!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
BV 350, Aprilia SC 300, LX150ie, Buddy 125
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Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:56 pm quote
newtjr wrote:
Well I have been negotiating on a Vespa LX150 IE (celeste blue). Bought it today. Has only 460 miles.
Congratulations. I love the look of Celeste Blue. And, yes, I'll show you mine if you show me yours .

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Location: Perrysburg OH
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:29 pm quote
Congrats on the new Scoot!!

I just got mine 4 days ago, LX150

Have fun and be safe

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