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2003 ET2 50
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2003 ET2 50
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Bought a non-running 2003 ET2 50. Got spark, compression, but no fuel. Will research previous posts. Scooter was sitting for 1 1/2 years since running headlong into a raccoon. Minor damage and most of it fixed before purchase. The raccoon sustained little to no damage.

Jackson
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Hooked
2009 250
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Location: Canada
 
Hooked
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2009 250
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Need to clean the entire fuel system. The tank, the carb and a new fuel filter and gas lines if they are 17 years old. If ethanol fuel was left in it for 1.5 years it'll be a mess. Start by taking the carb off and see how it looks.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, [s]Primavera[/s], S50, too many pushbikes
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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LX190 Friday afternoon special, [s]Primavera[/s], S50, too many pushbikes
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Welcome to MV, from high above the Tasman sea.
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Hooked
2013 Vespa GTS 300, 2007 Vespa LX150 (sold)
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Location: Rochester, NY
 
Hooked
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2013 Vespa GTS 300, 2007 Vespa LX150 (sold)
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Hi & Welcome from Rochester, NY!
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
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Welcome to MV from the snowy North.
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Moto Giro Titan
2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red,2020 Zero SR/S, Zeus, Electric Dragon
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Location: Carrollton, Kentucky
 
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2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red,2020 Zero SR/S, Zeus, Electric Dragon
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Welcome! Good luck getting her running!
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Hello from the Pacific Coast of the US. Glad to have you with us.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
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Location: Latina (Italy)
 
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In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
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Welcome from Latina, central Italy.
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Enthusiast
2012 GTS & '04 ET4
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Location: Montgomery, TX
 
Enthusiast
2012 GTS & '04 ET4
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Location: Montgomery, TX
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Welcome! You're just a couple hours north of me. Good luck on getting it back to life. Getting the carb cleaned using sonic jetting may be time or money well spent. Lots of little places for old gas to gum up. Post pics when you can!
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Lurker
2003 ET2 50
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2003 ET2 50
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Got my 2003 ET2 running. Had a block in the fuel line. I will go over everything else to make sure perfection is achieved. Now searching for a touch up paint and have found some good possibilities on site. Thanks to all for the welcomes. This is my first Vespa. I smell like gasoline...good aroma!
Jackson
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Hooked
2003 Vespa ET2
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Hooked
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2003 Vespa ET2
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welcome Jackson!

let me know if you need any help with your et2 ...i have one that i have stripped down to the frame and am painting and rebuilding..

its a great bike and will fly with the right setup
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Addicted
2014 GTS 300ie
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Location: Belgium
 
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2014 GTS 300ie
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Welcome to MV and congrats with your Vespa. You're at the perfect place to learn and share. Have lots of fun-miles!
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2009 'Burma Shave' Red GTS 250ie
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Location: Israel
 
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2009 'Burma Shave' Red GTS 250ie
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Shalom and welcome from Israel.
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2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS sold, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
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2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS sold, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
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Welcome to MV from the Great White North!
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2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
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2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
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Welcome to MV Jackson. Glad to have you onboard.
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2018 Vespa GTS 300 ABS- Bianco
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Location: E. KY
 
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2018 Vespa GTS 300 ABS- Bianco
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Jackson wrote:
Got my 2003 ET2 running. Had a block in the fuel line. I will go over everything else to make sure perfection is achieved. Now searching for a touch up paint and have found some good possibilities on site. Thanks to all for the welcomes. This is my first Vespa. I smell like gasoline...good aroma!
Jackson
The cheapest by far touch-up paint I've seen is on ebay from UK. even with postage! The clear coat can come from an AP's box store here.
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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Welcome from Lake Wobegon Minnesota
I envy your ride all year weather down there in the Lone Star State.

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portofino green GTV 300
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portofino green GTV 300
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Welcome from New England
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2021 Ducati Multistrada 950S
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2021 Ducati Multistrada 950S
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Welcome Jackson.

Glad you got your ET2 running!
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Lurker
2003 ET2 50
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2003 ET2 50
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Got a picture.
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GTS 250, LX 50, and Falcon 200
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GTS 250, LX 50, and Falcon 200
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'07 LX150 (Sold), '17 GTS300, '16 BV350, '15 EN650, '09 FXDF (sold). '15 FLSTN
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'07 LX150 (Sold), '17 GTS300, '16 BV350, '15 EN650, '09 FXDF (sold). '15 FLSTN
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Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
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Molto Verboso
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Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP), 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica; bit the dust 02-22-23)
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Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP), 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica; bit the dust 02-22-23)
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Warm welcome from the Jersey Shore, and glad you got that ride running! Keep us posted on your progress.
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