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Tue, 08 Nov 2005 21:29:31 +0000

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ET4
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ET4
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Tue, 08 Nov 2005 21:29:31 +0000 quote
First off, thanks to Jess for getting this site going. That 'other' BBS has taken a real slide in the last year, but I won't even get into that.

Was wondering though if anyone was rollin' a Piaggio Fly? As the previous owner of an ET4 and the current owner of a wrecked GT200, I have considered the Fly as a replacement for the GT, but all kitted out. It's light, has the big tires and seems like it could be a pretty sweet ride. I took Scooterbobby's ET4 out at Endless Summer and could swear that thing was faster than my GT. I would assume the same performance goodies are available for the Fly...
Tue, 08 Nov 2005 22:23:50 +0000

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M@
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Tue, 08 Nov 2005 22:23:50 +0000 quote
sorry to hear about your GT200
i think the fly is a great looking scooter i would not mind having one
Tue, 08 Nov 2005 22:44:18 +0000

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1978 P200
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Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
 
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1978 P200
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Tue, 08 Nov 2005 22:44:18 +0000 quote
Ditto, the fly is great looking. I have no doubt in my mind that et4 scooterbobby has contains more performance parts than an F-16.

I mean, christ! Have you seen what he did to his gt200
scooterbobby wrote:
Just got done putting the big bore kit, hot cam, variator,ignition box, tall final gear and more on my GT.
http://scooterbbs.com/board/DCForumID11/3448.html[/quote]
Tue, 08 Nov 2005 23:49:17 +0000

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Tue, 08 Nov 2005 23:49:17 +0000 quote
i have all that stuff on my GT & Bobby still kicked my ass (even with out his taller gears in)

his bike was faster than ours even when it was stock
Wed, 09 Nov 2005 01:13:41 +0000

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Wed, 09 Nov 2005 01:13:41 +0000 quote
the fly is pretty darn cool.
i think the styling is decent for a new bike, and it is appointed nicely.
the hyd. front fork makes all the difference in the world in terms of handling. pair that up with the large 12" wheels and the 120/70 pirelli SL26 rubber and basically you can carve pavement at will.

i just wish that it had a rear disk...

the disk/drum configuration stops it right and true but i think that if it had a rear disk it'd be unstoppable.

buy one, put on a 190, up gear, cdi, variator and a pipe. add a double adjustable rear shock and go terrorize the neigborhood.

best,
-greasy
Wed, 09 Nov 2005 01:14:46 +0000

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Wed, 09 Nov 2005 01:14:46 +0000 quote
Piaggio Fly
I'd also be interested in hearing from Fly users. I recently looked at both LX150 and Fly at a Vespa dealer, where the Fly was 1,000 dollars cheaper than the LX. Has anyone ridden both models?

Rusty
Wed, 09 Nov 2005 06:34:10 +0000

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Vespa GT & Vespa LX
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Location: Southend-on-Sea, UK
 
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Vespa GT & Vespa LX
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Wed, 09 Nov 2005 06:34:10 +0000 quote
I was given a Fly to use by my local dealer...

Here's what I thought of it:

http://groups.msn.com/funontherun/piaggiofly125testride.msnw
Wed, 09 Nov 2005 13:21:37 +0000

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Wed, 09 Nov 2005 13:21:37 +0000 quote
greasy125 wrote:
the disk/drum configuration stops it right and true but i think that if it had a rear disk it'd be unstoppable.
Isn't that an oxymoron?
Wed, 09 Nov 2005 23:27:37 +0000

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Piaggio Fly 150
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Location: Southwestern CT
 
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Piaggio Fly 150
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Wed, 09 Nov 2005 23:27:37 +0000 quote
I've had my Fly since July, and I love it. I tried out the LX when I was shopping for scooters, and the Fly just seems more comfortable for me (although I wish it came in "daring plum"!).

I'm definitely interested in performance parts once my warranty is up. Please post if you find anything.

~ Shellee
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