REVIEW: Termoscud by Tucano Urbano - Is it worth it?
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Hooked
Joined: 17 Oct 2008
Posts: 229
Location: Brookline, MA
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:33 am quote
Jolly Roger wrote:
Hi Liz this how mine mounts on front, also @ bottom of front are straps on each side. Pull these straps under frame till tight makes side fit sung with scooter. Hope this helps. Roger
Awesome, thanks for the response and pic!
So its not fastened with any screws or anything like that... correct?
Thanks a ton,
Liz
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Vespa LXV 125 (Portobello Green)
Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 7
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:46 pm quote
Rear side chrome kit in the way when mounting termoscud
I got my Vespa LXV125 equipped with the full chrome kit when I bought it some months ago.

I know it's not really termoscud season yet, but the summer has suddenly become rainy and cold (at least in the morning) here in Belgium, so I decided to buy a Tucano termoscud - the R153 fits the LX models.

The problem is that the rear side kit is fixed to the bottom plate of the scooter exactly on the metal edge where you would attach the snap hook of the termoscud's anchor strap.

For the time being I have put the centre-most screw of the chrome kit through the buckle of the anchor strap - which means I cannot adjust the length of that strap without unfastening the screw first. But it works fine.

Does anyone know the "official" solution to this problem - or a better one??

Thanks a lot in advance.
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Kymco People (sold) 2008 LXV150--Portofino Green (sold) 2013 S150 (murdered by a car)
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Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:22 am quote
US distributors
Hi.
I'm new here and this is my first post. I have searched the forums, but haven't seen a response to this question.

Has anyone found a place in the US that sells these? The shipping from Europe is crazy.

150 LXV.

Ciao.
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Location: Brookline, Mass
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:33 am quote
Maybe if we order it together we will save on shipping.
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Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:24 am quote
Re: US distributors
scoutgirl wrote:
Hi.
I'm new here and this is my first post. I have searched the forums, but haven't seen a response to this question.

Has anyone found a place in the US that sells these? The shipping from Europe is crazy.

150 LXV.

Ciao.
Shipping was only $35 when I ordered mine last year.

Wayne B
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BV 350 (16) , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
Joined: 07 Jun 2009
Posts: 2903
Location: mtl / vt / fla
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:42 pm quote
Dessita's review is perfect... the scud is a must have ! I love mine... even at high speed with big wind the scud was perfect...

Also try the neoprene gloves which are also priceless if you ride foul or cold weather ...
Hooked
Vespa GTS300 Super, 1965 Ducati 250, 1979 Ducati Darmah SSD, 1985 MotoGuzzi Lemans, and a 1966 Honda S90 Giro Weapon
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Location: middleborough
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:12 pm quote
Wayne B
who did you order your lap apron from for shipping of $35.00?
Hooked
2018 Yamaha XMAX 300
Joined: 25 Sep 2006
Posts: 354
Location: Denver, CO
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:23 pm quote
Tucano Urbano Termscud
Tikka wrote:
I love mine as well. It really does make a difference especially on a GT or GTS where you get some heat from the radiators.

Just a note about availability. You may want to check with some local dealers as many do carry the Tucano Urbano line.

Thanks for the review Vanslam.

Please post a picture of the lap apron rolled up on the bike from the back of the scooter. Thank You
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BV 350 (16) , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
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Location: mtl / vt / fla
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:24 pm quote
Al that wont be a pretty site... have you ever seen a fat woman bend over and show your the stretch marks and the crack on her asss.....
Hooked
2018 Yamaha XMAX 300
Joined: 25 Sep 2006
Posts: 354
Location: Denver, CO
Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:01 pm quote
I ordered one for my Burgman 400 from Scootercrazy.com, it was defective one of the blow up things leaked, so I sent it back, $102 its been three weeks since I've heard anything, they are waiting for word from Italy. I will keep you updated.
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2005 GT200
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Location: Washington, DC
Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:40 pm quote
I've had my 'scud for 4+ years. It stays on my GT200 all winter (stored under cover but outdoors). It not only works great but is showing no real signs of wear yet, even after being in the cold all season for four winters in a row.

I'm quite pleased with it. It was pricey but worth the money.

Kevin
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Vespa 250ie
Joined: 16 Oct 2011
Posts: 28
Location: Marina del Rey
Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:34 pm quote
Just bought the Scooter Skirt
Yup the scooter skirt wraps around my waist and clips in back. There is a little tuck and shaping so that it rides close to your body. (The Termoscud wraps around the front of the scoot and drapes over the rider.)

Though I live in a relatively warm climate (Lost Angeles) we do have some cool days. I first used the skirt on a 51 degree morning in the Marina.

In a word..., Fantastic! There is just a little bit of flapping on one side. The skirt includes a bit of velcro that you can attach to the cowl side of your scoot, so as to avoid flapping, but I am reluctant to do so. The flapping isn;t that bad (so far) and I just don't want the velcro on my scooter!

The only hang up is the order in which you gear up. The clips hard to manage with gloves. You almost have to sit on the scooter then click the skirt clip. It is just a little constraining to click the skirt on then mount the scoot, especially if there is anything hanging from the bag hook in the front (on the modern scoots.)

In all though I am glad I have it and will ride more often because of it..

Now, if I could only find an adequate cup holder for my morning coffee...


Jools
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Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:12 am quote
An other style of apron
Hi,
I find this other type of apron for my vespa : simple and economic.

http://www.froggyrider.com
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Vespa LX 50
Joined: 02 Jun 2012
Posts: 52
Location: Victoria BC
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:05 pm quote
Hi,

We just picked up a Tucano legcover from a Urban Wasp in Vancouver. My GF loves it! Makes a huge difference in her morning commute.

Yesterday we placed an order for some neopren handwarmers from italy.
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vespa lx150
Joined: 25 May 2013
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Location: sydney
Sat May 25, 2013 9:11 pm quote
where do i hook the extension strap under the scooter's base
hi all,
i'm trying to fit my new termoscud r153 to my vespa, and i only have one doubt:
when it comes to fasten the hooks uunder the the scooter's base, usig the extension, where do i hook the extension unuderneath the base?
i don't have anthing to hook it to...
or mabe it doesn't need to be hooked but just adjust the tension of all straps?

thanks for your time,
and good riding!!!!
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Piaggio MP3 500 LT
Joined: 14 Jan 2013
Posts: 28
Location: Sweden
Tue May 28, 2013 1:22 pm quote
Need to buy one soonest. Got caught in freezing cold rain today.
Hooked
GT200l
Joined: 01 May 2014
Posts: 194
Location: San Francisco, CA USA
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:24 am quote
I scored a Termoscud R154 on eBay for US$26.00/shipped.
It keeps my legs dry and warm.
Best US$26.00 purchase ever.
Hooked
2018 Yamaha XMAX 300
Joined: 25 Sep 2006
Posts: 354
Location: Denver, CO
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:45 am quote
Thermo Scud
Love mine. Got a few from: https://scooter-wear.com/
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Sym Citycom
Joined: 26 Apr 2016
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Location: Balloch
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:29 pm quote
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
The original leg cover with PATENTED ANTI-FLAP INFLATABLE SYSTEM (S.G.A.S.): the inflatable chambers on the sides of the cover prevent flapping at high speed. - Three-layer construction to ensure thermal protection and waterproofing:
- Waterproof heavy Polyamide outer shell and taped seams
- Fully waterproof inner membrane
- Lined interior for extra warmth
- S.G.A.S. anti-flap inflatable system
- Anti-theft system (metal ring) available for models not requiring screw fixing
- Large storage pocket
- Built-in saddle cover
- Reflective edging
COMPOSITION
70% Polyamide 30% Polyester
Inside the termoscud packaging are some clear adhesive stickers to be applied to the bodywork in order to protect the paintwork. These are removable and will not leave residues of glue.
Visit tucanourbano dot com for full details
I have one for my scooter and can vouch for the items high quality.
Hooked
2018 Yamaha XMAX 300
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Location: Denver, CO
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:00 pm quote
I have used a thermo scud on all my scooters since 2010. I ride all year around even in below freezing temperatures. This product is awesome. Lately, I've had the air bladders go bad on me. Everytime I order replacement parts they send me the wrong Air Bladder. My friend recommended that I try using fun noodles instead. I am pleased to say that the smaller diameter fun noodle works well. You won't be able to roll the lap apron up, unless your remove the noodle, but it doesn't deflate based on temperatures. Just wanted to share.
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Location: Downtown Toronto
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:11 pm quote
I love these things! Have a skirt on both my bikes and they are incredibly handy. On the BMW it even has plenty of waterproof storage so your toque, gloves etc easily fit in to the side pouches or zip enclosure on top.

The big advantage on a vespa is the rads vent in to it providing even more warmth. The other huge advantage is on a cold rainy day you don't need to put rain gear on below the waist. For urban riding (lots of stops) waterproof boots help though.

Not sure why these are such a rare sight here. They make absolute perfect sense and help extend the riding season in comfort.
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