Jess's Scooter Stable
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Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 29652
Location: Bay Area, California
Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:29 pm quote
Okay, I finally got around to assembling pictures of my own scooter stable.

These pictures represent:
2006 GT200 in Vintage Green (mine)
1966 Vespa 150 in Periwinkle (mine)
2004 Honda Metropolitan (my wife's)













Hooked
2003 ET4 150/PX 150 Serie America #232/1974 Rally 200
Joined: 28 Oct 2005
Posts: 218
Location: PONCE, PUERTO RICO
Sun Nov 20, 2005 3:18 pm quote
Very nice Jess!
I really dig the way the 66 looks with the black legshield trim.

Cheers!
CUCO
Molto Verboso
'95 Yamaha Riva 125- '05 Piaggio BV200-'05 Honda Reflex-'08 Honda Metropolitan
Joined: 22 Oct 2005
Posts: 1646
Location: Ohio
Sun Nov 20, 2005 5:40 pm quote
Interesting to see that more than a few members also own a Honda Metro. I've been thinking of one for my wife. It's the only scooter that she's seen that she "fits" and feels comfortable with.
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73 Primavera
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 23
Location: South Bay
Sun Nov 20, 2005 5:53 pm quote
cool
Hey the '66 looks nice! Gotten to ride it much yet?

I think the green is still my favorite color for the GT's.
Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 29652
Location: Bay Area, California
Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:05 pm quote
Re: cool
danh wrote:
Hey the '66 looks nice! Gotten to ride it much yet?
A little bit, just up and down the street. The tail light and brake light don't work right, so I've gotta stay out of traffic and close to home. The registration is expired as well, and I need to do the registration.

That said, its, ummm... interesting to ride. At this point, I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about with vintage scooters -- my GT200 is about 200 times more fun to ride -- more power, easier, more pleasant, and I can focus on riding instead of the scooter. I need to move the spare tire from behind the leg shield to behind the seat and add a bench seat instead of the dual seats -- that'll make a big difference in terms of "fit" and hopefully make it less unpleasant to ride.

The side-mounted engine was somewhat of a surprise to me, being that my GT200 is so perfectly balanced. Nearly got the better of me, too.

The motor seems healthy, shifting is relatively easy (although not perfect) and it starts first kick almost every time. The wiring is screwed. Everything about the wiring is suspect. The switches in the little control pod on the right-hand side of the headset do random things that make no sense, and the headlight only works intermittently. I also need a new lens for the tail light, the one that was on there was close but not close enough.

It's gonna be interesting...
Hooked
GTS250 vintage red
Joined: 24 Oct 2005
Posts: 371
Location: Fairborn Ohio
Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:31 pm quote
Dang! Same green GT, Same checkers Metro. No 66 but is there one in my future?
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