The Papmobile!
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Molto Verboso
None. Maybe again someday when Michelle won't worry.
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Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:25 pm quote
Not a Modern Vespa but a new toy for my 71 yr. old dad AKA Papaw.

Dad's Stella...The Papmobile 001.jpg

Dad's Stella...The Papmobile 002.jpg

Dad's Stella...The Papmobile 003.jpg

Dad's Stella...The Papmobile 004.jpg

Dad's Stella...The Papmobile 005.jpg

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Jeep 4dr. Rubicon, Hard Rock
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Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:43 pm quote
COOL
That is very nice! Is that a Globe sidecar? I think the white is great.
Molto Verboso
None. Maybe again someday when Michelle won't worry.
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Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:46 pm quote
I'm not sure which sidecar it is....I think it was made by Cozy Sidecar Co.
Plus we put in a 200cc Vespa motor to help with the weight and drag.
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None! I sold it :(
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:49 am quote
Very nice! It looks so cool, even just sitting. Is it a new model, if not what year? I know he will love it, Beale.
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07 GTS250ie VCOA#2794
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:37 am quote
Watch out! Doug might just get that Stella Shifter Bug!!

Very nice set up! And the extra 50cc's will definitely help while using the hack.
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et4 and px150
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:17 am quote
Nice!

Here's Pirate Jay's Vespa version ( http://www.pirateupholstery.com ):

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I have a few scooters....
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:27 am quote
Nice rig! Did you just add the sidecar? If so, how has affected your top speed?
Molto Verboso
None. Maybe again someday when Michelle won't worry.
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:29 am quote
Beale wrote:
Very nice! It looks so cool, even just sitting. Is it a new model, if not what year? I know he will love it, Beale.
It's a '06 Stella and thanks Beale.
Molto Verboso
None. Maybe again someday when Michelle won't worry.
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:31 am quote
Tikka Masala wrote:
Watch out! Doug might just get that Stella Shifter Bug!!

Very nice set up! And the extra 50cc's will definitely help while using the hack.
Yep, I have to agree.....there is something to shifting isn't there.
Molto Verboso
None. Maybe again someday when Michelle won't worry.
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:49 am quote
Killo wrote:
Nice rig! Did you just add the sidecar? If so, how has affected your top speed?
Thanks....we had the sidecar added as a package deal. It definitely slows you down. It tops out at about 45mph on flat ground but it will hold 40-45 or so even with two adults on/in it on the flats. It's a very different animal than without the sidecar. When you accelerate, it pulls right and when you brake, it pulls left. These things become more noticeable when you add a person in the sidecar. It's also a little weird feeling because of how you don't lean in turns, do have to be careful (even more so without a passenger) when making turns to the right to not tip it, and don't ever have to put your feet down. Once you've driven it for a while, you get used to it. It really is very fun.
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I have a few scooters....
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:57 am quote
DougandMichelle wrote:
Thanks....we had the sidecar added as a package deal. It definitely slows you down. It tops out at about 45mph on flat ground but it will hold 40-45 or so even with two adults on/in it on the flats. It's a very different animal than without the sidecar. When you accelerate, it pulls right and when you brake, it pulls left. These things become more noticeable when you add a person in the sidecar. It's also a little weird feeling because of how you don't lean in turns, do have to be careful (even more so without a passenger) when making turns to the right to not tip it, and don't ever have to put your feet down. Once you've driven it for a while, you get used to it. It really is very fun.
Here's a link to mine. I added a side car to my SS180 about a month ago. I've only lifted it off the ground on a right turn once. That certainly get your attention. I do agree. It's a totally different animal with the sidecar. My SS will do about 60 without the sidecar and it will only go 40-45 with it. I do miss the speed a little bit. It is fun to ride.

http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic2113.html
Molto Verboso
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:19 am quote
I forgot to mention how it turns even more heads than my GT ever has!
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:05 am quote
Killo wrote:
Here's a link to mine. I added a side car to my SS180 about a month ago. I've only lifted it off the ground on a right turn once. That certainly get your attention. I do agree. It's a totally different animal with the sidecar. My SS will do about 60 without the sidecar and it will only go 40-45 with it. I do miss the speed a little bit. It is fun to ride.

http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic2113.html
Lifted on a right turn or left?

edit... sorry... took a second to sink in. Damn that must be freaky!
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I have a few scooters....
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:11 am quote
Cardiac wrote:
Killo wrote:
Here's a link to mine. I added a side car to my SS180 about a month ago. I've only lifted it off the ground on a right turn once. That certainly get your attention. I do agree. It's a totally different animal with the sidecar. My SS will do about 60 without the sidecar and it will only go 40-45 with it. I do miss the speed a little bit. It is fun to ride.

http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic2113.html
Lifted on a right turn or left?

edit... sorry... took a second to sink in. Damn that must be freaky!
It was. There was no one in the sidecar and I turned a little too tight. I've heard that some people put a sandbag in the sidecar when it's empty for ballast. I am just being a little more careful.
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:22 am quote
Killo wrote:
I've heard that some people put a sandbag in the sidecar when it's empty for ballast. I am just being a little more careful.
We have a set of small (about 7 or 8 inches square) heavy metal plates that help keep the optimal weight in the sidecar. They get loaded in the trunk and take up little room. If an adult is going to be riding in it, you pull out the appropriate number of plates (I don't remember but they're about 15-20 pounds each). Most of the time our main passenger is 60 pounds so there are plates in there to keep it at the optimal weight.

Karen
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:27 am quote
Tikka Masala wrote:
Watch out! Doug might just get that Stella Shifter Bug!!

Very nice set up! And the extra 50cc's will definitely help while using the hack.
Tell me about it!
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