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1985 T5, 1978 50 Special, 1985 Honda Elite 150, 1965 Honda C100, 2007 Vino 125
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Hey all,

Introduction time. Been scooting for 6 months or so. First picked up a 1978 Honda C50 that had 113 actual miles on it. Rode to work for a couple of weeks and decided that I needed more power.
Next jump was to Chinese power, a Diamo Velocity 150, but something with some soul was calling me. Time for a Vespa!

Put the feelers out, and as of last night, I'm the proud owner of an 1985 T5!

It's a minor project, so I'll be asking lots of questions.

It was dark when I got home with it, so didn't get to monkey much, or take more pics. Here is one from the seller.

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1979 P200E, 2006 Piaggio Fly 150, 2010 GTS 300 Super
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Welcome. I like the studded-looking rear tire.
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2013 GTV 300 ie "Victoria" Concept 2 Model D "River of Pain"
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Welcome to Modern Vespa. I love the Doors theme of your scoot. Are you going to keep it?

I hope you find this forum as friendly and as useful as I do.
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2005 GT 200
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Welcome to the forum jeepmandan! (I have Jeep too)
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2009 'Burma Shave' Red GTS 250ie
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Shalom and welcome from Israel.
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1985 T5, 1978 50 Special, 1985 Honda Elite 150, 1965 Honda C100, 2007 Vino 125
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ckaiserca wrote:
Welcome to Modern Vespa. I love the Doors theme of your scoot. Are you going to keep it?

I hope you find this forum as friendly and as useful as I do.
I'm a huge Doors fan, so thought about it. Unfortunately, the front sticker is a young Mick Jagger, so it doesn't work as well. I thought it was Jim when I first saw the pic.
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A twentieth century fox
Hello! I love you (the scoot I mean). I'm sure you will love her madly. I know it will be an easy ride as you take your queen of the highway for a moonlight drive.

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2013 Vespa LX150ie, 1968 Vespa Sprint 150
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Definitely has some soul. Welcome to MV!
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2010 Orange S150
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Welcome. Be sure to introduce yourself on the Not So Modern side of the forum. They were chatting about that very T5 in this thread the other day:

Deal O' The Day (Page 81)
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The Mocker wrote:
Welcome. Be sure to introduce yourself on the Not So Modern side of the forum. They were chatting about that very T5 in this thread the other day:

Deal O' The Day (Page 81)
Thank you sir, just posted over there too.
The seller said that someone had posted the link to CL, and things just "blew up" with responses.
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2021 Ducati Multistrada 950S
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Welcome to MV!!

That's a nice scoot!!
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