2005 Vespa PX 150 number plate
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:57 am quote
I was told when I bought this Vespa that it was one of 500 imprted that year. It has a number plate with 008 etched in the metal but almost all of the lettering has worn off. Does anyone have a picture of
a similar number plate or have a suggestion where I can find one so I can get mine repainted. Thanks.
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:32 am quote
Re: 2005 Vespa PX 150 number plate
davidm wrote:
I was told when I bought this Vespa that it was one of 500 imprted that year. It has a number plate with 008 etched in the metal but almost all of the lettering has worn off. Does anyone have a picture of
a similar number plate or have a suggestion where I can find one so I can get mine repainted. Thanks.
Imported from where?
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:35 am quote
I don't know.
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:54 am quote
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:58 am quote
I am guessing it is. I will compare this with what remains on the plate when I get home tonight. Assuming it is, do you have any suggestion who could repaint mine if I drill out the rivets and take it off? Thank you very much.
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:49 pm quote
If it's etched you could probably reapply paint to fill the etched text yourself using the same technique for repairing this on vintage cameras.

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Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:52 pm quote
davidm wrote:
do you have any suggestion who could repaint mine if I drill out the rivets and take it off? Thank you very much.
I pulled mine off and took it, with the pictures of the other ones I downloaded from the other thread, to a local Printer/Engraver.
They said the main body of the text was probably screened on and the series number was etched.
They are working up an estimate for me on both the original look chrome and on polished stainless steel.
The chrome will obviously be more expensive.
As soon as I get the estimate I will post it here to see if anyone else might be interested.
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:21 pm quote
That looks like one of those “Serie America” ones that were supposedly a limited edition, though besides the metallic green and a special sticker, I never understood what made them any different from the rest of the 2005 PX150s sold in the US.
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:41 pm quote
pdxjim wrote:
That looks like one of those “Serie America” ones that were supposedly a limited edition, though besides the metallic green and a special sticker, I never understood what made them any different from the rest of the 2005 PX150s sold in the US.
In my experience I have found that the special shade of green makes them faster.
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:36 pm quote
Aiosi wrote:
pdxjim wrote:
That looks like one of those “Serie America” ones that were supposedly a limited edition, though besides the metallic green and a special sticker, I never understood what made them any different from the rest of the 2005 PX150s sold in the US.
In my experience I have found that the special shade of green makes them faster.
Since that little metal applique plaque adds weight, I'm going to venture to guess that the extra drag would cause the green scooters to be slower. It would be well worth it though to get that colorway. In all honesty, I would love to see a tuned up Series America. If one pops up at the right price, i'll pick it up and drop a 200 engine in it. The 05 PX's are in such small numbers, I think it's pretty rare for anyone to even slap a cylinder kit on one. Usually it's slap on a Sito+, and go ride it for 2500 miles, then sell it at a loss on Craigslist.
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Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:42 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
Aiosi wrote:
pdxjim wrote:
That looks like one of those “Serie America” ones that were supposedly a limited edition, though besides the metallic green and a special sticker, I never understood what made them any different from the rest of the 2005 PX150s sold in the US.
In my experience I have found that the special shade of green makes them faster.
Since that little metal applique plaque adds weight, I'm going to venture to guess that the extra drag would cause the green scooters to be slower. It would be well worth it though to get that colorway. In all honesty, I would love to see a tuned up Series America. If one pops up at the right price, i'll pick it up and drop a 200 engine in it. The 05 PX's are in such small numbers, I think it's pretty rare for anyone to even slap a cylinder kit on one. Usually it's slap on a Sito+, and go ride it for 2500 miles, then sell it at a loss on Craigslist.
I plan to do at least a cylinder kit on the Series America I bought for my wife. I'd love to do a 200 engine. I saw somewhere, Scooterwest IIRC, some brand new 200cc electric start engine cases. They are over half the price I paid for the whole bike (with barely 1k miles on it at that) but it'd sure be a fun project.
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