My new LXV150
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2011 Vespa LXV150ie
Joined: 22 Aug 2019
Posts: 28
Location: Kokomo, Indiana
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:40 am quote
Going to pick up my new to me 2011 LXV150 here in a couple hours. I had been looking at a Stella or a P series, but a couple things steered me away from those right now. One, I need a dependable twist and go commuter bike to ride to work, the 2t noise has the high potential to not agree with my autism and that same noise might not be appreciated by my neighbors when I ride home from work at 1am in the morning. I will look into getting a vintage Vespa in a couple years as a secondary bike to enjoy on the weekends and not depend on as a daily rider. Here are some pics of the Vespa that I am going to pick up shortly. Mike the Aspie.

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2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:26 am quote
Congrats, Mike!

You're going to enjoy that one, I'm sure.
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2011 Vespa LXV150ie
Joined: 22 Aug 2019
Posts: 28
Location: Kokomo, Indiana
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:53 am quote
The Vespa is home safe and soiund. The bag is a Prima bag, one of their large ones and tan in color. The computer screen seems to make it look a bit pinkish, but its not. I will upgrade it to a leather bag, as well as a rack and bag on the front as well next spring when my profit sharing check comes or funds allow. Going to ride to work tonight, a friend is detailing both of our Jeep Wranglers for tomorrows show. I love my Jeep, but love riding more when the weather is nice.
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2007 Vespa LX 190, 2011 LXV150ie
Joined: 26 Oct 2008
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Location: Annapolis, MD, USA
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:57 am quote
A beauty, Mike!

Yep, roll bags look best on an LXV, especially leather.
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GTS 300 Super
Joined: 13 Sep 2017
Posts: 838
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:14 am quote
Oh, I JUST posted on your thread on FB!

Again, Great looking bike and I LOVE that Prima bag.
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LX 50
Joined: 04 Mar 2018
Posts: 66
Location: Winston Salem NC
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:45 pm quote
Mike,

Wow! what a ride.

Cheers!
David, Aspie as well.
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2011 Vespa LXV150ie
Joined: 22 Aug 2019
Posts: 28
Location: Kokomo, Indiana
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:48 pm quote
Thanks David! Sort of my reward for tolerating working in a factory for the last couple years. Longest I have managed to stay with one employer. But this time is different. I have support from both my employer and the union. They knew I was on the spectrum from day one, and what my strengths were and what my struggles are. She was a blast to ride in to work, looking forward to the ride home. Mike the Aspie
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2009 GTV 250, 2018 GTV300 sei giorni, 2012 LXV 125ie and V90
Joined: 11 Mar 2018
Posts: 316
Location: Guatemala
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:58 pm quote
I love your LXV, very nice color! I also have one but mine is lxv125 in a very weird color that is called Etna Brown, some times it looks brown, gray or purple. Leather bag looks great on our scooters! I have one that I bought on ebay.

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LXV 150 3v ie. Midnight Blue (Sold)
Joined: 06 Dec 2010
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Location: Bangkok
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:34 pm quote
I had a 2016 Midnight Blue one. Lovely bike . Miss it a lot.
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Vespa PX 177 Settantesimo
Joined: 01 Feb 2017
Posts: 606
Location: Norf Wheezy
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:23 am quote
Nice one Mike.

Welcome to the club
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LX 50
Joined: 04 Mar 2018
Posts: 66
Location: Winston Salem NC
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:42 am quote
artfull dodger wrote:
Thanks David! Sort of my reward for tolerating working in a factory for the last couple years. Longest I have managed to stay with one employer. But this time is different. I have support from both my employer and the union... Mike the Aspie
Yeah, Commuted to work for years. Then I got a new job. a few years ago, too far away to scoot. I admit it was my main obsession.

Now they have closed a major portion of a nearby expressway. So the detour is thru my neighborhood. I prefer not to until after traffic dies down around 6 pm. I use it mainly to make a run to a convenience store once a week to run gas thru the carb and charge the battery. Can't wait till they get the highway open, first of the year.

Unil then sigh...

David
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2011 Vespa LXV150ie
Joined: 22 Aug 2019
Posts: 28
Location: Kokomo, Indiana
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:18 am quote
Thankfully there is both a highway to work, and the back roads that are good for scooting. The highway is doable as well if you can run fast enough, but for the 60mph limit, its a race track most of the time, so I avoid it. I enjoy the relaxing part of scooting the back roads home. Excellent way for me to wind down after a long day at work, or get phsyd up for the work day ahead.
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LX 50
Joined: 04 Mar 2018
Posts: 66
Location: Winston Salem NC
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:00 pm quote
artful dodger,

There is one particular rout I like(35mph zone) that takes you by The Winston-Salem Childrens' Home and past several quiet historic neighborhoods. You end up at a village that has an excellent Italian coffee shop. Fun!

No highways, because a law was passed in NC that doesn't allow 50's on roads with a speed limit over 35. Don't relish "race track" experience.
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