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1997 Italjet Formula 125, 2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
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swa45 wrote:
Does that include my mint PX200 with 2 miles on the clock? It will be one of a kind in 10 years time, and was one of the last ever made. Ok, it's 'just' a P series, but it will never have any corrosion, no bits welded on, no body filler, immaculate original paint, the best 2 stroke engine (IMHO), and none of the 'patina' that people seem to crave
I found Your next Vespa:
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One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
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One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
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I quite like the 946, but I wouldn't want any of that bling, and definitely no references to so called 'designer' brands. The only brand name that I want to see on a Vespa is 'Vespa'.

My idea of a true Vespa is quite simple: air cooled, two stroke and manual gearbox, whether it is from 1946 or 2003. When I describe mine as one of a kind, I'm not referring to model type (it's just a PX), but purely the fact that it has never been used, restored or tampered with. Why not use it? Cos I don't need to. It's not a rare model and it's not even a special edition. It's just a PX200, but I'd rather have it than a rare model from the '60s that's had every bit replaced or repaired over the years, possible more than once.

Anyone familiar with Only Fools and Horses and the reference to Trigger's Broom?: https://gold.uktv.co.uk/only-fools-and-horses/article/only-fools-top-ten-moments/
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1964 v90, 1970 VBC, lots of dumb twist n go toys
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I've been trying hard to thin my herd down to bikes I actually ride, or are super weird. I've gotten rid of two running bikes, a few project bikes, and a huge pile of parts in the past year.

Just in order of slowest to fastest, I'm down to Gilera GSA50, Buddy 50, Italjet Velocifero, Puch Maxi, Motobecane Mobylette, Derbi Atlantis, Vespa v90, Genuine Stella, Harley Dynaglide. Then the projects…. Piaggio Ciao, mutant TGB, Vespa Super, another Moby, Bajaj three wheeler, and then a pile of stuff that'll be a Tomos.

The Gilera is just too weird to let go of, and as far as I know one of two in the US. I'd been wanting a Velocifero since they were released in the late '90s. The Moby, Stella, and Atlantis were all my late brother's. The Harley is because I grew up with Easyrider magazine.

I'd claimed at one point I was gonna get down to just Italian stuff, that's when I got rid of the Hondas and the Yamaha. At least I'm down to mostly European except for the Harley. Two Indian Italian clones and two Taiwanese with Italian clone engines.

Obviously none of them get that many miles a year, and it's hard to keep more than two or three ready to ride at a time. But I get enjoyment from them.

I completely lost track of what point I was trying to make, but like the cliche goes, if I die please don't let my wife sell my bikes for what I told her I spent on them…
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I like the 946 also, how about red.

No scooter porn post is complete, without go fast parts.

https://scooterpartsco.com/vespa/946/946-performance/malossi-185cc-cylinder-kit-with-cdi-for-vespa-946?zenid=df99e00530c5e2b635b7545b523794a1
swa45 wrote:
I quite like the 946, but I wouldn't want any of that bling, and definitely no references to so called 'designer' brands. The only brand name that I want to see on a Vespa is 'Vespa'.

My idea of a true Vespa is quite simple: air cooled, two stroke and manual gearbox, whether it is from 1946 or 2003. When I describe mine as one of a kind, I'm not referring to model type (it's just a PX), but purely the fact that it has never been used, restored or tampered with. Why not use it? Cos I don't need to. It's not a rare model and it's not even a special edition. It's just a PX200, but I'd rather have it than a rare model from the '60s that's had every bit replaced or repaired over the years, possible more than once.

Anyone familiar with Only Fools and Horses and the reference to Trigger's Broom?: https://gold.uktv.co.uk/only-fools-and-horses/article/only-fools-top-ten-moments/
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