Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:55 pm

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Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:55 pm linkquote
Time to change your password... it sounds like your partner has hacked your account again!
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:10 pm

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Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:10 pm linkquote
SubEtherBASS wrote:
Time to change your password... it sounds like your partner has hacked your account again!
It's her bike, so...
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:55 pm

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'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
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Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:55 pm linkquote
Great looking bike in the best color for a shiny P at a very friendly price!



Pardon my ignorance, but what is that small black thing next to the oil sight glass?
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:08 pm

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Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:08 pm linkquote
Very nice!
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:28 pm

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Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:28 pm linkquote
V oodoo wrote:
Great looking bike in the best color for a shiny P at a very friendly price!

Pardon my ignorance, but what is that small black thing next to the oil sight glass?
Assume you mean the choke to the left of the oil site, or the US plastic bevel gear fuel tap above it?
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:25 pm

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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:25 pm linkquote
That's a smoking hot deal for that bike!

Wished I'd had the dosh or the kahunas to pull the trigger on your 102 but the tarot came up different.
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Sun May 08, 2022 4:56 pm

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Sun May 08, 2022 4:56 pm linkquote
purging another, but it's a modern

[San Francisco, CA] 2007 Vespa GT200, $3000
Sun May 08, 2022 6:06 pm

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Sun May 08, 2022 6:06 pm linkquote
If you ever decide to purge the Rally send me a PM.
Sun May 08, 2022 7:55 pm

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Sun May 08, 2022 7:55 pm linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
If you ever decide to purge the Rally send me a PM.
I'll likely let the GS go before the Rally.
Sun May 08, 2022 8:21 pm

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Sun May 08, 2022 8:21 pm linkquote
I remember that P125. It was the Scooter Rage raffle bike, I think second-to-last one where they had a raffle.
Mon May 09, 2022 5:48 am

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Mon May 09, 2022 5:48 am linkquote
I'll add to say that I'd buy ANY bike from Mr. Owens sight unseen. I know him, I've ridden with him, I know he takes immaculate care and great pride in his bikes. his attention to detail is second to none. he also likes dark beer and stinky cheese and occasionally comes up with absolutely wilting one liners. he also has a fabulous smile and great hair, the prick.

my fatal flaw? I didn't buy his TS125 and like a dummy passed on the 102 smallie-- like an idiot.
Mon May 09, 2022 11:10 am

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Mon May 09, 2022 11:10 am linkquote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
I'll likely let the GS go before the Rally.
That one gives me the vapors too!
Mon May 09, 2022 12:10 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 12:10 pm linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
That one gives me the vapors too!
YOU HAVE TO FINISH ONE OF THE... (checks notes) SEVERAL YOU'VE RECENTLY ACQUIRED FIRST!!

and also I call first right of refusal. neé... dibs, as it is said
Mon May 09, 2022 12:28 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 12:28 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
YOU HAVE TO FINISH ONE OF THE... (checks notes) SEVERAL YOU'VE RECENTLY ACQUIRED FIRST!!

and also I call first right of refusal. neé... dibs, as it is said
I AM INJURED!

…and have decided to spend the dogs inheritance on scooters. I am In the acquisition phase, prepping to entertain myself in the event of the 'next'pandemic. Some people collect can goods. I collect Vespas.

I WILL BOT BE JUDGED!
Mon May 09, 2022 12:31 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 12:31 pm linkquote
Seriously… neck brace comes off Wednesday. If X-rays are good we will be back on the SS like stink on a monkey.

Headset, fluids, and attach the cables and we will be test driving the SS to Applebees.

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Mon May 09, 2022 12:34 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 12:34 pm linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
I WILL BOT BE JUDGED!
Except for my spelling.
*ahem*

Mon May 09, 2022 12:39 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 12:39 pm linkquote
while I am in no position to be judged I have informed my war department to contact your department of war about said intentions.

also, double check the glove box friendo. there's only expired harridans gift cards taped to the top inside.


*harridans is a knock off Barragan's in love lock Nevada and no longer accepts gift cards due to state law. also, I think they've closed.
Mon May 09, 2022 12:45 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 12:45 pm linkquote
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while I am in no position to be judged I have informed my war department to contact your department of war about said intentions.
Oh the humanity…
Mon May 09, 2022 12:46 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 12:46 pm linkquote
Please put me on the list for the GS, should you decide to part ways with it someday...
Mon May 09, 2022 1:32 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 1:32 pm linkquote
dsnyder586 wrote:
Please put me on the list for the GS, should you decide to part ways with it someday...
take a number buddy! line starts
<==== that a-way!!
Mon May 09, 2022 1:51 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 1:51 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
take a number buddy! line starts
<==== that a-way!!
*Sigh* Ok, I guess I'll have to be patient.

Someday...
Mon May 09, 2022 1:58 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 1:58 pm linkquote
guess I need to finish replacing the cables on the GS and get it off the lift and out the door. it's 170cc now too!
Mon May 09, 2022 4:05 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 4:05 pm linkquote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
guess I need to finish replacing the cables on the GS and get it off the lift and out the door. it's 170cc now too!
can I interest you in a 3 for 1 to make 2 parlay. I mean, I know you like a project...

also, I need, want, and demand the cable update you jerk.
Mon May 09, 2022 4:12 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 4:12 pm linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
Oh the humanity…
well, I suspect you're already in dutch. so what's another week on the couch? gather up some extra pillows and let the doggos keep ya warm

but I won't rat you out.

if you can get it down to kajiit house of wares it will be ensconced in bubble wraps and nudie mags. and maybe, or probably, taco wrappers until it is seen fit to make the journey back your way.

and I TOTALLY promise I won't take it out for a test ride just to be sure that your investment is sound.

I do this as your friend.
Mon May 09, 2022 6:55 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 6:55 pm linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
I AM INJURED!

…and have decided to spend the dogs inheritance on scooters. I am In the acquisition phase, prepping to entertain myself in the event of the 'next'pandemic. Some people collect can goods. I collect Vespas.

I WILL BOT BE JUDGED!
Vespa prepper! I think there are a few of us on here! My bunker (garage) is full of cans.
Mon May 09, 2022 7:10 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 7:10 pm linkquote
swiss1939 wrote:
Vespa prepper! I think there are a few of us on here! My bunker (garage) is full of cans.
Mon May 09, 2022 9:43 pm

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Mon May 09, 2022 9:43 pm linkquote
swiss1939 wrote:
Vespa prepper! I think there are a few of us on here! My bunker (garage) is full of cans.
Vespa Project Preppers (hoarders) UNITE!
Tue May 10, 2022 6:06 am

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Tue May 10, 2022 6:06 am linkquote
After ending up with 3 scooters, I was thinking that I would end up keeping just one, cuz how many can you ride? How many do you really need? I tried to consider which one would be the best. That's not gonna work. Each one only has good points. The kitted Stella: fast and revvy…The 77 P200E: An authentic classic. Slower, but grunty. The VBB: Thé nicest lines…and Wheeeee!
Tue May 10, 2022 6:28 am

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Tue May 10, 2022 6:28 am linkquote
Only three? That's just barely over the "one to ride on, one to wrench on" minimum threshold!
Tue May 10, 2022 6:35 am

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Tue May 10, 2022 6:35 am linkquote
Just remember, that the most you can have running at any one time is 3. Something to do with the second law of thermodynamics...
Tue May 10, 2022 6:45 am

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Tue May 10, 2022 6:45 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Only three? That's just barely over the "one to ride on, one to wrench on" minimum threshold!
I just wanted one, really. If I had found the 200 first, all by itself, I probably would have stopped there. After picking up the VBB, I felt like a P series would work better for the riding I wanted to do and the Stella was just too nice not to shove in the bus…while I was there anyway and there was room. And that bus…At times it has been like a second job, though now it's mechanically sorted, hence the scoots. I have a friend who has 7 Volvos on his front lawn, all registered and in working order. I can't even imagine…
Tue May 10, 2022 7:25 am

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Tue May 10, 2022 7:25 am linkquote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
Just remember, that the most you can have running at any one time is 3. Something to do with the second law of thermodynamics...
Currently, I am a proof for this theorem.
Tue May 10, 2022 8:42 am

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Tue May 10, 2022 8:42 am linkquote
orwell84 wrote:
I just wanted one, really. If I had found the 200 first, all by itself, I probably would have stopped there. After picking up the VBB, I felt like a P series would work better for the riding I wanted to do and the Stella was just too nice not to shove in the bus…while I was there anyway and there was room. And that bus…At times it has been like a second job, though now it's mechanically sorted, hence the scoots. I have a friend who has 7 Volvos on his front lawn, all registered and in working order. I can't even imagine…
This is how I ended up with a P200 propelled Stella, needed more cowbell.
Tue May 10, 2022 10:36 am

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Tue May 10, 2022 10:36 am linkquote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
Just remember, that the most you can have running at any one time is 3. Something to do with the second law of thermodynamics...
Sadly, I think there's something to this.
Tue May 10, 2022 1:13 pm

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Tue May 10, 2022 1:13 pm linkquote
It doesn't help…or helps that engines are interchangeable across decades of scooter models.
Wed May 11, 2022 4:47 am

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Wed May 11, 2022 4:47 am linkquote
orwell84 wrote:
It doesn't help…or helps that engines are interchangeable across decades of scooter models.
That just makes it possible to have no more than three running, mismatched bikes.
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