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ET2, PX150
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Ok, so here's the deal. The wife and I are in the middle of buying out first house and for the first time in my adult life I'm going to have the one thing that every man needs...a garage. So it's time to do a couple of performance upgrades to the ET2. Now as mentioned I'm in the middle of buying a house (move in at the end of the month) and am a bit short on the green.

What's the most bang for my buck? Exhaust? 70cc kit? New carb? Keep in mind I plan on doing all the work myself to help reduce spending and while I do pretty damn well with a wrench this is my first scooter and I really don't want to mess it up.
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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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malossi 70 kit and the leo vince SP3 pipe. upjet the carb and change out the stock belt and rollers.

good building blocks. from there you can go to a carb kit, variator, clutch, etx.

personally i'd go for the Malossi MHR replica kit and the SP3 pipe with a stock carb upjetted and the trick airfilter. then i'd spend the loot on a super bitchin front shock and some really nice tires.

or you could go full tilt and get the MHR replica kit, the SP3 pipe, the over range kit and a carb kit... then you'd be REALLY fast....

oh, and motorsport has the MRH replica kit on sale and the SP3 kit on sale right now online. get to it!

best,
-greasy
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Vespa LX50 2005
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Is that on a budget.....geez...ha-ha
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2005 Dragon Red ET2, 1959 (Vespa) Allstate Crusaire
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I put the SP3 on my bike and noticed an immediate difference.
i go up hills more quickly, bog down less, accelerate thru the mid-range more quickly, and generally have a sportier ride.
my gf and i both have ET2s. i weight 200 lbs, she weighs less than 150.
when we rode together pre-mods, she would regularly beat me off the line, pass me going up hills, and run about 5-8 KPH faster than me on the flats.
this was a simple factor of the increased 50 lbs load on my bike.

since the new pipe and rollers were installed, i beat her off the line, pass her going up hills and run about 5 kph faster than her on the flats -- all that for 200 bucks.

The pipe came with two sets of new rollers (my choice, more top end, or faster acceleration). It also came with new clutch springs which i have yet to install.
Putting the pipe on is dead easy. tho dealing with the variator can be a bit tricky.
the pipe and rollers on their own were a huge improvement. And they're building blocks for future mods.

leo vince says you don't need to touch your carb after installing their pipe. I think you might want to loosen the jet just a bit, though i haven't done so yet.
I would also recommend installing the clutch springs (i'm about to). it's more and trickier work, but it will give you more bite at the low end.
also, prolly a good idea to put a new belt on it while you're in there. Mine was looking pretty chewed up.
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