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My sister saw this ET4 in Soho in NYC. She took a few pics and sent them to me. I have no idea who the owner is, but it's a great-looking scoot.
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What's customized on it short of the crash bars and rear rack? Don't get me wrong, though, it is a beautiful scooter. Alabaster is by far my favorite color that any of the modern Vespas have come in.
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What's customized on it short of the crash bars and rear rack? Don't get me wrong, though, it is a beautiful scooter. Alabaster is by far my favorite color that any of the modern Vespas have come in.
Well, I could be wrong, but those hand grips, foot mat and seat didn't come stock, did they? There is no custom paint, but don't you think that the overall effect those plus the mirrors, rack and crash bars would qualify it as a "customized" scoot?

Or maybe not.

Either way, it's a good look.

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Very sweet scoot. I like the look a bunch.

I know adding mods and customizing can be in the eye of who does it, and who views it. IMO if it did not come stock, it is a mod. Just my view, very nice scooter, and pics, Beale.
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I've seen that scooter downtown. It's tastefully accessorized. There are some nice scooters usually parked in Battery Park City. Most of the scooters you see parked downtown, are battle-scarred from daily commuting in a harsh environment.
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Since you can buy all those things - brown floor mat and grips, crash bars, rear rack, and mirrors - off the shelf, I tend to think of it as "accessorized" as opposed to customized.

In my mind, a customized scooter (and I'm talking purely cosmetics here, not anything underneath "the hood") is one that has something you unique - be it a paint job (like the gorgeous one on your GT, Kevin), or a unique Corbin seat or one of Kristal's scooter seat covers. In other words, a customized scooter needs to have something custom-made.

Again, don't get me wrong, I've got nothing wrong with accessorizing. That's what my scoot has going for it at the moment.

Oh, and to clarify, I do think that the mod look with tons of mirrors and lights is a custom look, since you have to pick out how many mirrors and lights and bells and whatever else you're going to throw on there and where. It'd be something unique to your scoot.
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Since you can buy all those things - brown floor mat and grips, crash bars, rear rack, and mirrors - off the shelf, I tend to think of it as "accessorized" as opposed to customized.
Yeah, Jon, I get what you're saying. From now on I will use "accessorized" instead of "customized" if it's something you can simply buy and put on a scooter.

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Jon, how do you classify when things have been done under the hood?

Is a Malossi kit custom or no? Is a one off exhaust pipe custom? What about an engine swap?
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Mod or custom ?
I'd say the ET4 is modified but not customized. I think you need to do the seat or paint or both to get a customized look. I think Kevin, Ramrezz425, and Girlbike are still leading the pack.

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Agreed with TFauch. A bike with a cylinder kit or multivar or bitubos or exhaust is "modified."
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Agreed with TFauch. A bike with a cylinder kit or multivar or bitubos or exhaust is "modified."
Gotcha -- "customized", "accessorized" and "modified".
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Agreed with TFauch. A bike with a cylinder kit or multivar or bitubos or exhaust is "modified."

Jon, couldn't have said it better myself.

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Here's my old ET4...."Mod-ified"...

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hope this works....
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Scoots,

I like the ET on the windshield. I've been thinking about putting the ET on the leg shield. Nice pic. 8)

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Thanks! She's gone now,sadly.Had to sell her to finance the GTS...

The ET'll look good on the shields,trust me.
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Seat Cover Shipping Sale!
Since we're on the topic of customizing and accessorizing, and since someone posted a photo of Crystal's scooter, I thought I'd let you know that Crystal has been in business one year and she's offering $1 shipping on seat covers until Feb. 10th.

[url]www.scooterseatcovers.com[/url]

I am one of her many satisfied customers, as well as a good friend.

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Scoots,

Are you going to or have you already done mods on the GTS. I'd love to see some pictures. Someone posted up this site for Scoot Graphics . I don't want my ET to look like anyone elses.


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Not to the extent on the ET4!! I've got the short windscreen on it,a black and white number plate and a small Fred Perry chevron on each panel.And THAT'S IT!!

I'll take a few pics at the weekend,once Ive cleaned it!! This British winter's playing havoc ..

I know a good graphics guy,but he's over here
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I have a friend who's a real mod'er. He will absolutely freak-out when he sees this picture of your ET4. Nice work, Scoot.
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Freak in a good way?

Actually,that's an old pic....I'll see if I can find one of the later ones...I think I added MORE!!!
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Well, I guess my Bajaj would classify as modified & customized.

I've added a HRS pipe, and a UNI air filter with custom mount. I've added a cuppini rear rack with tire carrier. Added a fender crest. Oh, and the coolest thing I've done (IMO) is add two inch black reflective tape to the front fender and rear cowls. The bike is white & black so the black outlines seem to add a bit of tasteful "dressing up". I also covered the fender crest in the same stuff. Hopefully I'll be more visible at night.

WAIT - my bike's not a VESPA! Oh well, I posted anyways....
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WAIT - my bike's not a VESPA! Oh well, I posted anyways....
So what? You're cool with us.
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Here's my old ET4...."Mod-ified"...
Seen you about on that mate - last time was last years GLRO (when I seem to remember it was up for sale)

Where was that picture? If it was local (Essex / Kent) I was likely there too....

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Aha,nope,I went to the GLRO on my PX!! Been to loads of events in Essex on it though,had it up for sale for a while till it went in the end..That was at our local run to take gifts to the kids in hospital at Margate in 2004.

YOUR pic is at the Specials custom show,I took a few pics of that ET4.Is it yours?
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Aha,nope,I went to the GLRO on my PX!!
Specials family day then? I'm sure last time I saw it was at the Half Way House prior to a ride...

No, the ET4 isn't mine
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Yep.must have been then..Usually go to that one,this year I'll be zooming down the outside lane of the A127 tho'
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