Dream Scooter Garage....
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Vespa GT & Vespa LX
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Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:03 pm quote
You can have 3 scoots, to cover all types of use...

What do you pick?

Me?

To satisfy my classic scooter urges, it would have to be the Vespa SS90 & the Lambretta Rallymaster:





A good, solid Vespa GT for rallies (nice and dependable with a "real" scooter feel to it) - This is mine:



For long distance runs & a bit of real performance, only the Gilera Nexus would do:



I have had 1 of these on loan a few times - fantastic scooter...

Although, the soon to be released X8 250 looks likely to make my list too... The 250engine from the GT / X9 & a more sportylook than the X9.. This is more like a modern Hexagon - watch this space, I reckon this scooter will be a big success.. (more details here: http://scooterpress.rubbermag.com/0510/x8250.html)



Yeah, I know it's more than 3 but I couldn't decide...
Sir Frets-A-Lot
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Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:17 pm quote
I've got 2 outta 3 of mine covered right now.

1 - would be a Rally or Sprint, something small and vintage that I could restore - a project bike. Don't own one yet.

2 - my GT, provided it works.

3 - my altantic 500 for distance / highway
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Location: Napa
Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:18 pm quote
#1 Vespa Super Sport 180

love the fat ass on that scoot
#2 Vespa PX200 or Stella (has to be blue)


#3 Vespa GTS
i would shave all the extra chrome stuff of so it looks like a standard GT
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Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:25 pm quote
NapaCoach wrote:
#3 Vespa GTS
i would shave all the extra chrome stuff of so it looks like a standard GT
A man after my own heart - I too think the GT looks better...
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'02 ET4 187 / '69 GP150
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Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:19 pm quote
Re: Dream Scooter Garage....
Solid Steel wrote:
You can have 3 scoots, to cover all types of use...

What do you pick?

Only 3?

1) Cruising around looking good: Lambretta Li150 Special
2) Racing / Embarrassing motorbikes: Cut-down TS1 Lambretta GP
3) Commuting / motorway work: Gilera Nexus

Plus....something with a sidecar, a small-frame for the wife and a PX for those times when you need to park up and leave it unattended without worrying.

Oops, no modern Vespas there, I'll get my coat!

BTW. Thanks for the pic of Whitby, Solid Steel.
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Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:19 pm quote
Nice vintage scooters. I enjoyed that.
Ossessionato
In constant state of flux...
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Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:18 pm quote
Love my LX 150, but if given the chance to go to three, they'd be the following:

Vespa GS 160 - For a quiet Sunday afternoon, a Grande Americano and a magazine.


Vespa GTS 250 - Daily driver/work horse to the office and back, as well as any other excuses I can come up to take it out. And yes, mine would be BLACK, baby.


Derbi GP1 250 - For when I'm in a modern and nasty mood. Oh, and when I'm feeling especially juvenile.


Some redundencies, but my lifestyle and habits are pretty specific.
Hooked
13 motorcycles..13 scooters and a bad -ass Fiat 500
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Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:38 pm quote
i would get...oh wait. i HAVE all the scoots...
'53 fenderlite
'56 lammie ld125 electricstart
'80 100 sport
'83 et3
'74 rally 200
'77rally200
'lammie jet200
'03 gilera ICE
'02et4
'03et2
'05gt200
'05px150
sold the runner180
do i get to include the 18 or so motorcycles??
sorry, i couldn't resist.
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GT 200
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Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:47 am quote
show off,
the rally/ride would be over while your still deciding what to ride.


cheers,
John
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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:50 am quote
rally 200
et3 primmy
T5
li150 series one
tv175 series two
sx200 or gp200 series three

it looks like i'm about 1/2 way there...

best,
-greasy
Hooked
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Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:12 pm quote
John, your right..and i even forgot my "62 GS160!
but as they say..a diiferent scoot/bike for each occasion. it's taken me ALOT of years to gather up all that and i'm still going...
and at least i ride most of them...but some are just TOO SLOW!
and you know you need speed when these punk kids wanna race..........
Molto Verboso
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Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:20 pm quote
scooterbobby wrote:
John, your right..and i even forgot my "62 GS160!
but as they say..a diiferent scoot/bike for each occasion. it's taken me ALOT of years to gather up all that and i'm still going...
and at least i ride most of them...but some are just TOO SLOW!
and you know you need speed when these punk kids wanna race..........
bobby, how fast is your GT after all your mods? I assume it's past it break in period now. Top Speed?
Hooked
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Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:55 pm quote
well..it easily buries the speedo...next week i'm gonna put it and astock GT on the dyno down the block...$20 for 3 runs!
Hooked
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Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:56 pm quote
oh yea...and you can ask Napacoach if it's quick
Molto Verboso
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Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:01 pm quote
scooterbobby wrote:
well..it easily buries the speedo...next week i'm gonna put it and astock GT on the dyno down the block...$20 for 3 runs!
Do you have the 80mph or 90mph speedo?

Keep us posted on the dyno figures.
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Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:24 pm quote
scooterbobby wrote:
well..it easily buries the speedo...next week i'm gonna put it and astock GT on the dyno down the block...$20 for 3 runs!
I'm still grasping to understand what is actually plotted on a scooter dynamometer run, given that has a CVT. Still, I'd be real interested in seeing if successive runs yield consistent curves, and a comparison of the stock and modified scooter curves superimposed.
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Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:57 pm quote
Bobby wiped the floor with me
he did not even need the upgear kit

F-ng BadAss !
Molto Verboso
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Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:42 pm quote
i thought you meant the actual garage.
like what tools, lifts ect. so if its ok I would like to say that in addition to wanting a scooter like rolfs old vespa 98 and a gts 250abs plus a outrageous maxi scoot like a burgman 650, my actual garage would be part of a playroom with all the right tools ect, but in addition i would want my bar and pool table, plasma tv, and my velvet"dogs playing poker picture" nearby all in one area plus a comfy couch so when my girlfriend gets pissed i can camp out there. not enough square footage where i'm at now. hopefully soon. anyone have something like this at their crib?
Ossessionato
None! I sold it :(
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Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:09 am quote
Really enjoyed the pics of the "classics". I do not know enough about scooters to know which ones to want in my garage. I do have the "game room" got a pool table, ping-pong, pin-ball, fooseball, and the shop full of tools. Hoping to get another scoot next year, I might be looking "Maxi", Beale.
Ossessionato
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Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:30 am quote
Good question.

For a classic, I would want a Lambretta SX200 or Jet 200.



When I wanted a modern scooter, an Italjet Dragster 250.

And finally, for my longer distance riding, I want the nonexistant Vespa GT500ie.
Hooked
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Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:33 am quote
i've got the euro speedo....and Matt, it wasn't that bad..(well maybe it was but i don't want you to feel so unhappy)
hope everyone is warm and dry...and for you LA people..i'll be working the booth at the motorcycle show next Sunday in Long Beach..come on down!
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