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Mon, 08 Aug 2022 04:53:25 +0000

Molto Verboso
2003 ET4, 2005 LX 150, 1964 GS 160
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Molto Verboso
2003 ET4, 2005 LX 150, 1964 GS 160
Joined: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 03:41:20 +0000
Posts: 1500
Location: Maui Hawaii
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 04:53:25 +0000 quote
My good friend Danielle bought a used Vespa LX 150 that wasn't running and needed some work. I offered to fix it up and do some modifications for her! Check out what I did to get this Vespa back on the road!

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 14:09:55 +0000

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GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
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Mon, 08 Aug 2022 14:09:55 +0000 quote
Great work Mick. It was great entertainment watching you bringing that LX150 back to life.
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:45:04 +0000

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Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:45:04 +0000 quote
Watched that on Youtube last night funnily enough. Enjoyed it. 👍👍

Would love an LED headlight option for my ET2 but with BA20D bubs not being that common anymore, I wonder whether a decent and reliable one could even be sourced.

So - Any plans for the bodywork in future? Will you be doing it?
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:43:23 +0000

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Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:43:23 +0000 quote
OscarSass wrote:
So - Any plans for the bodywork in future? Will you be doing it?
I got the impression that his friend, Danielle couldn't wait any longer to start riding her new scooter
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 19:28:02 +0000

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Mon, 08 Aug 2022 19:28:02 +0000 quote
Touring300 wrote:
I got the impression that his friend, Danielle couldn't wait any longer to start riding her new scooter
There's nothing like new bike day, so totally get it. I was ripping parcels open like a child, and in the garage every night to get mine up and running... (totally neglected my new Cipollini!).

Would love to see it repaired - something therapeutic about seeing things restored to their former glory, especially pretty vespas.

A sequel this winter perhaps. 🤞🤞
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 23:02:18 +0000

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2019 Supertech EURO3 41,000km
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Wed, 10 Aug 2022 23:02:18 +0000 quote
good watch but have you considered the safety of the gear you wear? 🙃
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 23:28:39 +0000

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2022 GTS 300 HPE
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Location: Alabama
 
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Wed, 10 Aug 2022 23:28:39 +0000 quote
steelbytes wrote:
good watch but have you considered the safety of the gear you wear? 🙃
After reading the comments on his many videos, I'd venture a guess that you are near the 1000th person to ask that question. And I'd guess you will have the same results too.
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 16:36:57 +0000

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Thu, 11 Aug 2022 16:36:57 +0000 quote
Without causing an uproar with the 'safety first' brigade, somehow it wouldn't seem right to watch Mic doing his scooter maintenance wearing PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).

I like Mic's alfresco style of mechanicing, listening to the wildlife around him as he does his work. His videos are a direct counterpoint to the workshop based, hydraulic lift use tuturiols from Robot of Scooterwest. When I first bought my GTS 4 years ago, it was often one of Mic's videos which helped inform me and showed me that scooter maintenance can be done without the aid of a motorcycle lift, with basic tools and with a little bit of improvisation.

The very fact that he is a free spirited surfer-dude from Hawaii makes his videos all the more watchable and entertaining.
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:36:18 +0000

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Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:36:18 +0000 quote
^^

Agreed - my last two visits to A&E were due to incidents in my kitchen.

I mean, where do you stop?! People nowadays have wear helmets for everything (including sex!). 🤣
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 20:09:40 +0000

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Thu, 11 Aug 2022 20:09:40 +0000 quote
Touring300 wrote:
Without causing an uproar with the 'safety first' brigade, somehow it wouldn't seem right to watch Mic doing his scooter maintenance wearing PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).
I was taking about the gear he doesn't wear when riding. Like maybe a helmet when test riding maybe? Just a thought. 🤷‍♂️
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