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Hi All, I have just come across this forum and am introducing myself.

My name is Kenny, I am a 54 yo male from Durban South Africa. I am an engineering business owner and photographer.

I have been involved with motorcycling all my life and used to race MX, Superbikes and speedway in my younger days. In my latter years I had a foot-ups bike (Scorpa) and did a few trials events. I have a BMW GS1200 and spend quite a bit of time off road trail riding.

I have recently acquired my first Vespa and will hopefully enjoy the experience.

Looking forward to meeting new like-minded people here.

Regards

Kenny.

PS. Pic of Scooter to follow shortly.
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Welcome aboard Kenny. I know you'll like it here. Great peeps here on the bb.
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Good to meet you and welcome.
Everybody will say the same thing ... post a picture of your scooter.

But, of course, they'll all say "WELCOME."
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Thanks for the very nice introduction, KenBee !

Good that you have experience on two wheels, better that you've moved on to the Vespa World.

Have fun with these fun scooters and enjoy the newly acquired lifestyle.

Greetings from Germany.
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Welcome to MV KenBee!
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Welcome to the forum KenBee!
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Welcome!!
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Welcome from the Chesapeake Bay (near Washington DC)!

You'll definitely enjoy your Vespa.
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Welcome to MV Kenny.
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Welcome from Atlanta, Kenny. This site is great, the members are very helpful.
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YaYaDave wrote:
Good to meet you and welcome.
Everybody will say the same thing ... post a picture of your scooter.

But, of course, they'll all say "WELCOME."
Exactly.

Welcome to MV
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Welcome
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Welcome Kenny, sounds as if you have very good taste in bikes.
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Glad we found you, Kenny. Welcome.
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Thank you all for your warm welcome messages ... All from the States I see ... the rest of the world not that friendly Shhh emoticon Laughing emoticon
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Welcome!

Such a friendly bunch here, hope you enjoy your new ride!
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Welcome to MV... Just out of interest, what made you chose a Vespa after riding all the other bikes over the years???
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Welcome Kenny

Hop on, hold tight and enjoy the ride.

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Welcome...enjoy this great bunch of folks and, especially, enjoy the ride!
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Enjoy the ride!
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Welcome Kenbee. I hear that Durban is a great place to live. We have neighbors from there who talk fondly of your South Africa. He played Provincial Rugby there for years, but they have been in the states for maybe 10 years now. He's learning a lot about American Football and teaching me tons about the Springbucks.

Glad to have you on board!
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Another welcome from one of the other "capes" - Cape Cod, USA.
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Welcome from the plains of Colorado Razz emoticon.

It always amazes me how far these wonderful forums reach. you should post a picture of your scoot in it's home environment!
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welcome. Enjoy your wasp.
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Aloha and welcome to the forum from Hawaii. I never hit Durban on my 3 month tour around Africa. Next time. Enjoy your ET,their a great little scooter. 8)
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Welcome!

I'm 54, too. It sucks
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Welcome
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mreloc wrote:
Welcome!

I'm 54, too. It sucks
What's with "sucks"? You have at least twenty more years to ride your Vespa(s).
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wobbly wheels wrote:
Welcome to MV... Just out of interest, what made you chose a Vespa after riding all the other bikes over the years???
Just something different I guess ... still have the GS but respect for my age takes me off the superbikes
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bleverone wrote:
Welcome Kenbee. I hear that Durban is a great place to live. We have neighbors from there who talk fondly of your South Africa. He played Provincial Rugby there for years, but they have been in the states for maybe 10 years now. He's learning a lot about American Football and teaching me tons about the Springbucks.

Glad to have you on board!
Who would this be that you are referring to ? Both my sons play rugby and one is still with the Sharks set-up.
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A huge thanks for all the warm welcome messages.
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