My 2 Vespas - Past & Present
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Hooked
2004 Vespa ET4
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 242
Location: Toronto, ON
Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:56 am quote
I love seeing pics of other peeps' Vespas, so I thought I would add mine to the mix!!!

My first scoot, a 1984 PX125E







She had ongoing engine problems, so I decided to sell her for something that would be 100% reliable. My Vespa is my primary source of transportation and I could no longer take the risk of having a break down on the way to a meeting. I loved how that PX looked though, the two-tone was beautiful and poeple stopped me everywhere asking questions...

I picked up a new ET4 from a dude who won it in a Starbucks contest. I got it with only 2km on the odometer, extended warranty and top-case for a great price, way under the dealer list!

Here are the ladies, just before they were parted for life.



My ET4. Super smooth and ulta-reliable; I think I'm in love!







Cheers!
Molto Verboso
'95 Yamaha Riva 125- '05 Piaggio BV200-'05 Honda Reflex-'08 Honda Metropolitan
Joined: 22 Oct 2005
Posts: 1646
Location: Ohio
Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:03 am quote
Colin- Nice looking ET. That red really stands out. Isn't the paint on the Modern Vespa's/Piaggio's awesome?
Hooked
2003 ET4 150/PX 150 Serie America #232/1974 Rally 200
Joined: 28 Oct 2005
Posts: 218
Location: PONCE, PUERTO RICO
Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:20 pm quote
Nice scoots!the px should've look real good with white walls and that 2tone
paint job,I also have an ET4 and i really love it,will post pic's soon!

Cheers!
CUCO
Molto Verboso
2005 vespa px125 (sold) + 1998 Yamaha XJ600N
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 1258
Location: Belgium
Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:41 am quote
Colin, what tyres were on that px? I want to change my Pirelli's.
Hooked
2004 Vespa ET4
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 242
Location: Toronto, ON
Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:08 pm quote
Hayes wrote:
Colin, what tyres were on that px? I want to change my Pirelli's.
I'm not sure what kind of tires they were. They were on the PX when I bought it. I know they weren't one of the well know brands, as I probably would have remembered seeing the name on them. Sorry!
Molto Verboso
2005 vespa px125 (sold) + 1998 Yamaha XJ600N
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 1258
Location: Belgium
Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:38 pm quote
No probs
I love two tone paintjobs for a vespa! That px was beautiful!
Ossessionato
2005 Dragon Red Vespa ET4 Speedster
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 2109
Location: Rappahannock Co., Virginia
Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:47 pm quote
That PX is a beauty!
Member
Joined: 28 Jan 2006
Posts: 10
Location: Canada
Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:13 am quote
Oh wow, if I were you, I wouldn't have been able to part with that PX. It's too gorgeous. It couldn't be fixed or something?
Hooked
2004 Vespa ET4
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 242
Location: Toronto, ON
Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:12 pm quote
MarvinAndroid wrote:
Oh wow, if I were you, I wouldn't have been able to part with that PX. It's too gorgeous. It couldn't be fixed or something?
For sure it could have been fixed, but I'm not really that mechanically inclined, I don't have garage space, and don't have the free time to do repair work myself. It would have been expensive to pay the shop to do the work, so when an ET came up at a great price, it made much better financial sense to sell the PX and pick up the ET.

Unfortunately (for me), the decision was one based on cash, not aesthetics.

Believe me, it was difficult to part with!
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