Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:53 pm

Molto Verboso
2003 ET4, 2005 LX 150, 1964 GS 160
Joined: 17 Dec 2006
Posts: 1489
Location: Maui Hawaii
 
Molto Verboso
2003 ET4, 2005 LX 150, 1964 GS 160
Joined: 17 Dec 2006
Posts: 1489
Location: Maui Hawaii
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:53 pm linkquote
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 Aug 08, 2022 6:09 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1838
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1838
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:09 am linkquote
Great work Mick. It was great entertainment watching you bringing that LX150 back to life.
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:45 am

Hooked
ET2 ZAPC 1600
Joined: 21 May 2022
Posts: 271
Location: UK
 
Hooked
ET2 ZAPC 1600
Joined: 21 May 2022
Posts: 271
Location: UK
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:45 am linkquote
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 Aug 08, 2022 9:43 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1838
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1838
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:43 am linkquote
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 Aug 08, 2022 11:28 am

Hooked
ET2 ZAPC 1600
Joined: 21 May 2022
Posts: 271
Location: UK
 
Hooked
ET2 ZAPC 1600
Joined: 21 May 2022
Posts: 271
Location: UK
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:28 am linkquote
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 Aug 10, 2022 3:02 pm

Ossessionato
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 2083
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Ossessionato
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 2083
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:02 pm linkquote
good watch but have you considered the safety of the gear you wear? 🙃
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:28 pm

Member
2022 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 29 Jun 2022
Posts: 45
Location: Alabama
 
Member
2022 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 29 Jun 2022
Posts: 45
Location: Alabama
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:28 pm linkquote
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 Aug 11, 2022 8:36 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1838
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1838
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:36 am linkquote
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 Aug 11, 2022 10:36 am

Hooked
ET2 ZAPC 1600
Joined: 21 May 2022
Posts: 271
Location: UK
 
Hooked
ET2 ZAPC 1600
Joined: 21 May 2022
Posts: 271
Location: UK
Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:36 am linkquote
^^

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 Aug 11, 2022 12:09 pm

Ossessionato
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 2083
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Ossessionato
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 2083
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:09 pm linkquote
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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