Behold my mighty LX 150!
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ex 1986 Vespa PX125, 2007 Vespa LX150
Joined: 11 Feb 2021
Posts: 46
Location: Italy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:14 am quote
Hey all, it's been quite some time I've joined the forum and I thought it'd be nice to share with you a couple of pics of my Vespa.

As I said before she's a 2007 150 LX I bought second hand in 2013 I think.
My second Vespa after a (sh***y) '80s PX 125 and a fantastic Honda Joker 50cc.

I like her, she's quite a good scooter, really pleasant to drive.
I've added/changed something over the years, that is:

- Isotta tall windshield;
- SIP front light chrome spoiler
- SIP badge chromed wings
- Buzzetti chromed front bumper
- Piaggio central platform cover
- SIP passenger footpegs
- LXV leather seat (maybe brown on red's not the best but I don't dislike it)
- FACO chromed side crash bars
- F.A. Italia rear luggage rack
- SIP red/white mud flap


...the front "vagabond" sticker was a tribute to the old Vespa! It was quite common to see it attached on motorcycles and cars here in Italy during the beat generation's era/'70ies...

I'm wondering what could I change next.
Maybe the rims. Not sure. Enjoy!






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S150, Beo 500ie
Joined: 14 Aug 2019
Posts: 531
Location: Bermuda
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:43 am quote
Looks great! I've done many of the same things to my S model, except they don't make a headlight "eyebrow" for the S's square headlight. I'm also not a fan of the front fender chrome - I think it's dangerous. Mine fell off while I was riding and wrapped around the front wheel/brake line.

Gotta find myself some of those wings!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 9729
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:14 am quote
Nice!

Interesting observation roaming around Italy, in particular, is the number of tall windscreens. Not that common to see in the U.S, and mostly in colder months for the hardcore riders. In Rome among other places, I've seen dozens of tall screens, even in August. Kind of interesting.
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ex 1986 Vespa PX125, 2007 Vespa LX150
Joined: 11 Feb 2021
Posts: 46
Location: Italy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:27 am quote
Tell you what, have a look at my other bikes:


the Bandit:




the Guzzi:




all the bikes I regularly use are fitted with windscreen, maybe not as tall as the Vespa's, but still much needed when it gets cold. I simply find it soooo comfy!

The bikes I haven't fitted a windscreen on are my track bikes, even if I'm planning to fit a full fairing on my '71 Gilera Arcore (still w.i.p.) for when we go on fastest tracks:




Still, aesthetically speaking I really appreciate naked bikes more than ones fitted with windscreens, bags and such (maybe except the Guzzi).
And they're also quicker lol



@JUAN, you're totally right about the front bumper!
I'm not going to remove it so I had no doubts putting some "Artiglio" glue on the bolts before tightening them, so they won't loose.
I'm sure you have similar products but if I may give a feedback on the "Artiglio", that'd be super positive, I've been using it for years on either bikes and clothing and it looks like it will keep things together forever...!
As per the wings, you can find them on the SIP Scootershop website!
I fell in love with their somewhat streamline design so here they are

Thanks for the kind words guys!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 9729
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:44 am quote
Nice collection of bikes!

Yes, have to admit, the scooter is pretty cozy with a tall screen. Of course in hot weather getting blasted by air isn't such a bad thing, except for high speeds....
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2009
Location: Minneapolis USA
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:43 pm quote
Tall Windscreens in Italia
Fledermaus,

I ride mostly for recreation. I know you ride to work regularly when the weather permits. I have the same recollection of Italy. Tall windscreens.

I also noticed the mass number parked in prescribed areas were mostly dirty.
I maintain they use the scooter as their main transportation. Thus, out in the elements getting dusty and using tall windshield to hide behind in the rain.

Again, I think it is the utility of constant use.

Bob Copeland
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ex 1986 Vespa PX125, 2007 Vespa LX150
Joined: 11 Feb 2021
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Location: Italy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:11 pm quote
Yep this is also true, while not super huge most Italian towns have lot of traffic and/or narrow streets. The practicity of a scooter is unbeatable in such a context. Isn't the same where you live? How is the scooter considered? More a recreational vehicle?
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2009
Location: Minneapolis USA
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:42 pm quote
Recreational Vehicle
Mario,

There are people here who use their scooter every day. Due to our wide land mass, we drive cars. I use my scooters just for recreation.

Bob Copeland
Hooked
2018 GTV300 SG, 2012 LXV 125ie 2V, 2015 Primavera 3V 150ie and V90
Joined: 11 Mar 2018
Posts: 419
Location: Guatemala
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:49 pm quote
That is a nice LX!!! I did also similar upgrades to my LXV, including the Malossi 190 cylinder kit.

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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
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Posts: 2009
Location: Minneapolis USA
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:04 am quote
Great Looking Scooter
Valvitola,

You have done a nice job on that scooter. Great looking back rack bag.

Bob Copeland
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