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A guy is selling this locally on CL. http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/3394583009.html It looks like it replaces the stock fuel cap. I'm not considering buying it, just thought it was kinda cool. Anyone know the history on these, like who made them and when?
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They were made in the '50s as an aftermarket accessory. They are pretty rare and valuable today. Cool mechanism too. the float rides on two posts on either side with a flat twisted rod that rides through the middle. As the float moves down it forces the twisted rod to turn which, in turn, is connected to the needle on the dial.
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That is just cool. Want. The amount of times I go looking in the tank to see if I can eek out enough fuel to get me to the station because I couldn't be bothered to just fill up when I hit reserve.
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Something else I never knew existed! Oh the things to hunt for!
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You can buy new versions, I have seen a couple of places that sell them.
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barking mad wrote:
You can buy new versions, I have seen a couple of places that sell them.
Done esta? Where? link?..... Por favor!
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Two here but I have seen in other spots as well. Have always been quite expensive.

http://www.lavespadue.it/default.asp?l=1&idA=25&idC=274&cmd=searchProd&orderBy=codeA&pg=2

Cheers
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barking mad wrote:
Two here but I have seen in other spots as well. Have always been quite expensive.

http://www.lavespadue.it/default.asp?l=1&idA=25&idC=274&cmd=searchProd&orderBy=codeA&pg=2

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Thanks BMad!

* yeah, not cheap, but interesting nonetheless.
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Errrr. 40 euros for..........wait for it..........a 50 cent measuring cup!

http://www.lavespadue.it/VARIE-50-PEZZI-MISURINO-MISCELA-SENZA-TAPPO-PER-VESPA-ADATTO-A-TUTTE.1.25.274.gp.9475.-1.uw.aspx

Must be special Italian plastic.
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Errrr. 40 euros for..........wait for it..........a 50 cent measuring cup!

http://www.lavespadue.it/VARIE-50-PEZZI-MISURINO-MISCELA-SENZA-TAPPO-PER-VESPA-ADATTO-A-TUTTE.1.25.274.gp.9475.-1.uw.aspx

Must be special Italian plastic.
Yeah WTF? can't be right......... right?
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Vader19 wrote:
SGN Scott wrote:
Errrr. 40 euros for..........wait for it..........a 50 cent measuring cup!

http://www.lavespadue.it/VARIE-50-PEZZI-MISURINO-MISCELA-SENZA-TAPPO-PER-VESPA-ADATTO-A-TUTTE.1.25.274.gp.9475.-1.uw.aspx

Must be special Italian plastic.
Yeah WTF? can't be right......... right?
you got to understand.... the store is based in Naples (Napoli as we say) not in Florida of course.....
that in itself says it all!
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ggmax01 wrote:
Vader19 wrote:
SGN Scott wrote:
Errrr. 40 euros for..........wait for it..........a 50 cent measuring cup!

http://www.lavespadue.it/VARIE-50-PEZZI-MISURINO-MISCELA-SENZA-TAPPO-PER-VESPA-ADATTO-A-TUTTE.1.25.274.gp.9475.-1.uw.aspx

Must be special Italian plastic.
Yeah WTF? can't be right......... right?
you got to understand.... the store is based in Naples (Napoli as we say) not in Florida of course.....
that in itself says it all!
It has to be a mistake... $50.87 for a plastic measuring cup? Impossible. I just sent them an email... I need to see what's up witht the 50buck cup.
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I don't see an advantage to it. You have to dismount and open the seat to see how much fuel you have. One simple step further is like someone said, opening the cap and taking a peek. I thought the idea of a fuel gauge was to see it within the control panel on the headset as your riding.
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Vader19 wrote:
ggmax01 wrote:
Vader19 wrote:
SGN Scott wrote:
Errrr. 40 euros for..........wait for it..........a 50 cent measuring cup!

http://www.lavespadue.it/VARIE-50-PEZZI-MISURINO-MISCELA-SENZA-TAPPO-PER-VESPA-ADATTO-A-TUTTE.1.25.274.gp.9475.-1.uw.aspx

Must be special Italian plastic.
Yeah WTF? can't be right......... right?
you got to understand.... the store is based in Naples (Napoli as we say) not in Florida of course.....
that in itself says it all!
It has to be a mistake... $50.87 for a plastic measuring cup? Impossible. I just sent them an email... I need to see what's up witht the 50buck cup.
I believe that says it's for fifty of them, no?
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Upon digging a little further, it appears it costs considerably less to buy only one:

http://www.lavespadue.it/VARIE-MISURINO-MISCELA-SENZA-TAPPO-PER-VESPA-ADATTO-A-TUTTE.1.25.274.gp.6505.-1.uw.aspx
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50 pezzi! Ahhhhhh my eyelatian needs some hep... Now we're talkin' I feel a whole lot better about this place... Shit I may just get 50 pieces of oil cups and give 'em out as Xmas gift... less than a buck apiece? that's my brand of fun! Whoo hoo...
Oil cups to all.. and too all a buonanotte! Ho ho ho!


Oh crap.. I already emailed the guy and said "isn't that a lot for an oil cup?"
Buwaaaahhhhhhhh I guess a box of biscotti is coming there way.. on me!
Biscotti... that's eyetalian right? them funny little crackers? Razz emoticon
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Oh crap..........
..........there's a ride this Sunday.
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I contacted the guy selling the gauge to get more information about it. The next thing I know, it's sitting in my living room. The thing is pretty cool and it looks like you can see the gauge face when in the saddle. I don't know if I'll actually use it, but it's definitely a conversation piece.

Here I am gathering all this stuff and my scoot is still in pieces. Am I becoming a parts hoarder now?
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