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Sun, 20 Mar 2022 00:51:06 +0000 quote
I had a stroke 18 months ago. It was a massive stroke and I had to relearn how to walk, shower, brush my teeth, read, etc. one of the long term goals I set was to ride my Vespa again. Today I rode for an hour, it was too cold for me to ride longer. But I RODE.

I will need a side kickstand because right now getting it on the center stand is too difficult. And I'm going to downsize to a 150 for that reason.



Sun, 20 Mar 2022 00:57:04 +0000

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Sun, 20 Mar 2022 00:57:04 +0000 quote
Absolutely wonderful! And wow! Great progress and a lot of very hard work, been through 2 accidents that had me wondering if I would ever walk or be able to return to work, a stroke is even more challenging than the right leg injuries, yes, 2x, car accident and then a slow easy fall with a borrowed scooter that twisted that same leg.
I think you are amazing and an hour was a long ride, your body knew that.
The rides will get longer, the lighter bike will be a great choice, that's the size this old woman is comfortable with.
Sun, 20 Mar 2022 02:15:23 +0000

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Sun, 20 Mar 2022 02:15:23 +0000 quote
You go girl!

You are an inspiration to me.

Keep goin'
Sun, 20 Mar 2022 12:55:13 +0000

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Sun, 20 Mar 2022 12:55:13 +0000 quote
What an achievement! Congrats!
Sun, 20 Mar 2022 21:45:13 +0000

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Sun, 20 Mar 2022 21:45:13 +0000 quote
AWESOME! What a great achievement for you. An hour riding is certainly up there for a first ride back, you have my admiration. Amazing what a positive attitude can do. Keep it up.
Sun, 20 Mar 2022 22:34:59 +0000

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Sun, 20 Mar 2022 22:34:59 +0000 quote
Cosmo4me wrote:
I had a stroke 18 months ago. It was a massive stroke and I had to relearn how to walk, shower, brush my teeth, read, etc. one of the long term goals I set was to ride my Vespa again. Today I rode for an hour, it was too cold for me to ride longer. But I RODE.
brilliant
Cosmo4me wrote:
I will need a side kickstand because right now getting it on the center stand is too difficult. And I'm going to downsize to a 150 for that reason.
maybe once you switch to a 150 you might also want to lower the rear by a couple of cms using this adapter https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/height-reducer-kit-sip-rear_MV667872
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Mon, 21 Mar 2022 08:31:20 +0000

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Mon, 21 Mar 2022 08:31:20 +0000 quote
Thank you I will look into that.

Here are two choices, a Sprint S and a Primavera product RED.





Mon, 21 Mar 2022 13:24:47 +0000

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Mon, 21 Mar 2022 13:24:47 +0000 quote
That is awesome! Way to go and what a great goal to have!

Both the 150s look nice. I do hear red is faster!
Mon, 21 Mar 2022 14:28:59 +0000

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Mon, 21 Mar 2022 14:28:59 +0000 quote
What a great decision you have to make! - Is the blue a matt paint finish?, they can be a little harder to look after. It's just a thought. Best of luck whichever one you choose.
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Mon, 21 Mar 2022 23:19:27 +0000

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Mon, 21 Mar 2022 23:19:27 +0000 quote
Yes, it's matte. It is in stock the red would need to be ordered with a 45 day estimated delivery.

Does anyone know what year they stopped making the LXV and if there are any new old stock ones left?
Tue, 22 Mar 2022 01:18:42 +0000

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Tue, 22 Mar 2022 01:18:42 +0000 quote
Love the red, but the blue is nice.
2016 was the last year the LXV150IE was sold here in the USA. And I have 1, and she's heavier than my new touring Primavera 150, she's also a bit wider and has more foot room, the floorboards are actually about 5/8" wider, at the widest spot on each side, makes a difference I can notice in work boots and brace on right lower leg/foot.
Tue, 22 Mar 2022 14:03:12 +0000

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Tue, 22 Mar 2022 14:03:12 +0000 quote
Yhat's awesome!

I can only imagine the feeling of satisfaction....
Wed, 23 Mar 2022 17:48:27 +0000

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Wed, 23 Mar 2022 17:48:27 +0000 quote
What a fantastic accomplishment!

My cousin, at 49, suffered a massive blood clot in the carotid artery that came loose and caused an equally massive stroke. Three years later she's still struggling to communicate and use the right side of her body.
Thu, 24 Mar 2022 10:15:02 +0000

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Thu, 24 Mar 2022 10:15:02 +0000 quote
Congratulations!!! I know what it means mentally to be able to ride your Vespa. When I had my interview for PT recently the therapist asked "what is it you would like to do most that you cannot right now?" I replied "ride my Vespa." Fortunately he is Dutch and knows what a Vespa is. So that was set as the first goal. Glad so say we accomplished it and more.

I wish well with your recovery and please keep us posted.
Thu, 24 Mar 2022 15:25:17 +0000

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Thu, 24 Mar 2022 15:25:17 +0000 quote
Outstanding good job! That is fantastic to hear and I wish you many happy miles in the future. I sincerely hope you wear that scooter out!

It is not the size of the dog in the fight, it is the size of the fight in the dog. It would seem you have been given a large helping of fight. Much congratulations on your victory.
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Sun, 03 Apr 2022 13:05:45 +0000 quote
So I decided to go with a white primavera that is in transit. Trying to force myself to wait for the scooter before buying accessories is going to be hard.
Mon, 04 Apr 2022 20:51:26 +0000

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Mon, 04 Apr 2022 20:51:26 +0000 quote
Cosmo-4me,

A real major achievement. All my best to you. If you have the opportunity, when
the white one comes in, send along a photo or two.

Bad things can happen to good people - but you fought your way forward.

You made my whole day brighter!

Bob Copeland
Tue, 05 Apr 2022 01:02:00 +0000

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Tue, 05 Apr 2022 01:02:00 +0000 quote
Cosmo4me wrote:
So I decided to go with a white primavera that is in transit. Trying to force myself to wait for the scooter before buying accessories is going to be hard.
I have a new Primavera and my first accessory was a metal gas cap, those plastic ones are hard for my old hands, the 1 on my Liberty was almost impossible for me to remove. And the next accessory is a Classic Racks cup holder that will Mount on that center floorboard. Long rides mean I need hydration and if I need to balance weight when loading gear on that for overnight stays, I want to have the option to secure stuff on that floorboard as that front rack will obscure that headlight, learned that with my LXV150IE
Wed, 06 Apr 2022 19:42:43 +0000

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Wed, 06 Apr 2022 19:42:43 +0000 quote
Congratulations on an inspiring recovery. Great choice on the white primavera!
Thu, 07 Apr 2022 21:51:11 +0000

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Thu, 07 Apr 2022 21:51:11 +0000 quote
steelbytes wrote:
maybe once you switch to a 150 you might also want to lower the rear by a couple of cms using this adapter https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/height-reducer-kit-sip-rear_MV667872
Here's a video on installing this type of bracket

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Mon, 14 Nov 2022 10:20:04 +0000 quote
Only just seen this whilst browsing the forum. Just to say, congratulations on your ride, having a specific target to focus on and achieving it

I hope you are keeping well
Mon, 14 Nov 2022 11:31:49 +0000

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Mon, 14 Nov 2022 11:31:49 +0000 quote
Congratulations, stay well, you are a hero!
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Mon, 26 Dec 2022 04:42:57 +0000 quote
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