Sprint Stolen/Recovered/Totaled
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2008 LXV 150 & 2019 GTS 300 Yacht Club
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Location: Carson City, Nevada
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:11 am quote
Well, scooter theft is not confined to large metropolitan areas. My awesome Matte Gray Sprint 150 with only 370 miles on the odometer was stolen from the parking lot of the Nevada Legislature. The good news is that the vigilant Carson City Sherriffís Office recovered it within days. The bad news is the kid who stole it obviously could not start it so he trashed the ignition and the rest of my previously pristine Vespa. My insurance company classified it as a total loss.

The happy ending to the story is my wife and I decided to buy a scooter for each of us instead of sharing one Vespa. She is now the proud owner of a portofino green 2008 LXV 150 with 450 miles. We added new Michelin City Grips, a new battery and had a few minor dents and dings professionally repaired and painted. A Vespa mechanic has also cleaned out the carb (fuel tank was empty). Iíve got new fuel lines to install when needed.

My new to me ride is a red 2009 Aprilia Scarabeo 200 with 1075 miles on the odometer. The previous owner was maintenance obsessed so my only adds were new Michelinís, a new battery and a brake line service.

Iím sorry I donít post/contribute often to the board. I lurk and enjoy othersí postings. Just thought this story may be of interest.
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Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:41 am quote
I'm sorry to hear of your misfortune... That sucks. Did the thieves just lift it up and haul it away? I'm always concerned thieves are going to tote away my GTS 300, despite its relative heft.

I'm glad to hear of the resolution (and recovered bike and a scooter each for your and your wife), but I'm a little disheartened to hear of the theft in lovely Carson City. My wife and I spent part of our honeymoon there (we stayed at the Pinion Plaza) and had a blast. I love Nevada.
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Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:11 am quote
I'm glad you managed to turn lemons into lemonade!
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2008 LXV 150 & 2019 GTS 300 Yacht Club
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Location: Carson City, Nevada
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:50 am quote
theschuman wrote:
I'm sorry to hear of your misfortune... That sucks. Did the thieves just lift it up and haul it away? I'm always concerned thieves are going to tote away my GTS 300, despite its relative heft.

I'm glad to hear of the resolution (and recovered bike and a scooter each for your and your wife), but I'm a little disheartened to hear of the theft in lovely Carson City. My wife and I spent part of our honeymoon there (we stayed at the Pinion Plaza) and had a blast. I love Nevada.
Thankfully it all worked out in the end. The Legislative Police had great surveillance video of the young man plotting his theft of the scooter, but unfortunately trees blocked the cameraís view of how he removed the scooter from the parking lot.

The PiŮon Plaza is now the Gold Dust West. My favorite restaurant for Mexican food is in the casino area. Theyíve added a really nice RV property probably after your stay.

Carson City is still beautiful but we have been enveloped in smoke for almost the entire summer. God bless the unfortunate people in CA who are suffering the full effects of these horrible fires.[/quote]
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Location: Carson City, Nevada
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:52 am quote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
I'm glad you managed to turn lemons into lemonade!
Thanks!! It gave me a couple of fun scooter renovation projects.
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'07 LX150 (Sold), '17 GTS300, '16 BV350, '15 EN650, '09 FXDF
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Location: Home of the Alamo
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:19 pm quote
Re: Sprint Stolen/Recovered/Totaled
Sputnik46 wrote:
Iíve got new fuel lines to install when needed.
You've just made Judy's day.

Sorry to hear about the Sprint. Post more often? It would be nice for you to create content for lurkers like you to read.

Congrats on the new scoots. Pictures?
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Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:24 pm quote
The Beo 200 is a sweet bike! Enjoy.
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Location: Carson City, Nevada
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:31 pm quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Sputnik46 wrote:
Iíve got new fuel lines to install when needed.
You've just made Judy's day.

Sorry to hear about the Sprint. Post more often? It would be nice for you to create content for lurkers like you to read.

Congrats on the new scoots. Pictures?
Thanks! i will try to be better about posting. I will definitely post pictures in the next few days if I get them moved from the workshop to the garage.
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Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:33 pm quote
Dooglas wrote:
The Beo 200 is a sweet bike! Enjoy.
Thanks! Iím really enjoying it. Iím really surprised at how fast it is. The gentleman who had it before me really took care of it. I swear itís like brand new.
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