@koenig_blues avatar
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a yellow sunshine '74 sprint
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i bet it will gonna be a fun trip

good luck and cheer mate
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Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
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Molto Verboso
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2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
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Got a hole in the piston on a 15 mile ride. The trip appears to be over before it started.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a yellow sunshine '74 sprint
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a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a yellow sunshine '74 sprint
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nooooooo...
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Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
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Location: This is't my locker!
 
Mr. Clean
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koenig blues wrote:
nooooooo...
I'll see your nooooooo and raise you an o

noooooooo...

damn man, what a drag.. sorry to see that. No oil?
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TEAM #68
ET4 & GT160
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ET4 & GT160
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Damn, what caused a hole like that? Timing being off?
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Ossessionato
1970 Vespa Rally 180
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1970 Vespa Rally 180
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AKP wrote:
Damn, what caused a hole like that? Timing being off?
crappy restoration maybe?
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nothing at all
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nothing at all
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Well, at least your not far from Jeremys.

I'm sure he'll come get you and sort you out with whats fair.

Obviously something was overlooked or missed on a pre-sale inspection by him.

Better that failure happend right out of the gate instead of 600 miles and at night.
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Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
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Very true. I got help from passing motorcyclists...in true Midwest stereotypes of friendliness. They got a truck and hauled me back to Jeremy's place which was amazing. Now to consider repair options. My goal is a reliable stock 65 mph P200. How to achieve that is the headache!
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Hooked
1980 P200E, 2012 SYM HD200 Evo
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1980 P200E, 2012 SYM HD200 Evo
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Ouch! Hope you get it sorted. Crying or Very sad emoticon

When you figure out the secret to a "reliable stock 65 mph P200" let me know. GPS 62mph seems to be my max, and that's with a SIP Road installed. Not complaining, because it's been very dependable, but would be nice to pull a few more mph out of it and still keep it reliable.

Best of luck on your journey.
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Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
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Okay. This is a euro spec p200 so allow me to say 100 kph stock P 200 I emphatically do not want extra speed. I have my Bonneville for that. I want stock reliability.
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Hooked
GTS 300 Super, and a fleet of Ps
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Hooked
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GTS 300 Super, and a fleet of Ps
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Have you checked with Green Tree Scooters? Hopefully they can fix you up quickly.

Green Tree Scooters
504 14th St. N.W.
Mason City, IA. 50401

I was going to meet you for lunch with Justin today - Hopefully you get on the road soon, and we can meet up.
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Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
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I sent a note enquiring. At this point I hope for repair and shipping.
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Molto Verboso
79 P200e, 81 100 Sport
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Location: Iowa
 
Molto Verboso
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79 P200e, 81 100 Sport
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jamesjohn wrote:
AKP wrote:
Damn, what caused a hole like that? Timing being off?
crappy restoration maybe?
That's quite the generalization

I've had three trouble free years of daily commuting and have taken it on a handful of longish trips. I wouldn't have hesitated to hop on it yesterday and take off across the country myself.

I'm being accommodating, helpful, and working with conchscooter. I want him to be happy.

Something like the timing being off doesn't make it a "crappy restoration"
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Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
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2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
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I think idle speculation is unhelpful and hurtful.I know the Vespa can be restored to health and reliability. It's a mechanical object and things go wrong. I don't care to speculate but I will leap to jeremy's defense. He is a decent honorable guy and I have no regrets. I'm not yet happy, anymore than Jeremy is but we will get there.
I just had a different adventure than that planned. Hence the term "adventure!"
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Molto Verboso
79 P200e, 81 100 Sport
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Location: Iowa
 
Molto Verboso
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79 P200e, 81 100 Sport
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Thank you Michael
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Addicted
1978 P150X; 1982 P200e
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Location: Toronto
 
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1978 P150X; 1982 P200e
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conchscooter wrote:
I think idle speculation is unhelpful and hurtful.I know the Vespa can be restored to health and reliability. It's a mechanical object and things go wrong. I don't care to speculate but I will leap to jeremy's defense. He is a decent honorable guy and I have no regrets. I'm not yet happy, anymore than Jeremy is but we will get there.
I just had a different adventure than that planned. Hence the term "adventure!"
Love your attitude. Sorry to hear about the mishap.
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Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
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Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
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2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
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The conclusion to the trip this time is that Green Tree Scooters will take the Vespa in hand and most likely it will be too cold for a fly and ride, massive disappointment but I am sure I will plan some adventures beyond commuting with the refurbished scooter when I get it back to my home.
Thanks for all good wishes
Cheers
Michael.
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