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Today we bought a replacement for Francesca, the LX150 that Mrs pigletpilot had the misfortune to crash and break her wrist and have the insurance company write off.
A 2017 70th Anniversary 150ie Primavera came up on Trade Me, our local version of eBay. Initially it was overpriced but it dropped and we got in touch with the seller. So we drove the 140km to Auckland with the trailer behind the car in case we took the plunge, and after a brief discussion and an agreement on price she was loaded and headed home with us. This one will be known as Mia. With only a little over 1000km on the clock we will get a service done, probably add a fly screen, and possibly a top box if we can find one. Mrs pigletpilot is a bit keen. on rear crashers as well.
Always ways to spend our money
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Congratulations on your purchase. Please post a picture when you get the opportunity.
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Great!
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Touring300 wrote:
Congratulations on your purchase. Please post a picture when you get the opportunity.
As soon as I figure out how to change the picture suffix used on my iPhone. The forum doesn't like HEIC
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LX190 Friday afternoon special, [s]Primavera[/s], S50, too many pushbikes
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As soon as I figure out how to change the picture suffix used on my iPhone. The forum doesn't like HEIC
I think Jess fixed that.
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znomit wrote:
I think Jess fixed that.
Nope. I haven't. The underlying tool we use for resizing uploaded images doesn't support HEIC yet, so we can't process those images.

The workaround is to change your iPhone settings -- go to Settings -> Camera -> Formats and set it to "Most Compatible".
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jess wrote:
Nope. I haven't. The underlying tool we use for resizing uploaded images doesn't support HEIC yet, so we can't process those images.

The workaround is to change your iPhone settings -- go to Settings -> Camera -> Formats and set it to "Most Compatible".
Thanks Jess, as we have just gone into lockdown for 3 days Mia can come out of the garage and I will get some more photos.
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Spent a couple of hours cleaning Mia, starting with the magic of aluminium foil and water removing rust on chrome. She has come up nicely, tomorrow she will get polish if the weather plays ball.
So, I took some photos, let's see if I can post these.
Looking nice and clean, apparently her first wash ever.
Looking nice and clean, apparently her first wash ever.
The lovely case that came with her.
The lovely case that came with her.
Embossed logo on the seat
Embossed logo on the seat
and the glovebox logo.
and the glovebox logo.
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She's a keeper.
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pigletpilot wrote:
…and possibly a top box if we can find one…
Are you sure? The case that came with it looks really nice. Your new scoot is a beaut!

Chris from CLE
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She's a keeper.
A lot like her owner really. Don't think I could train another one after 46 years learning how to behave for this one.
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ChrisFromCLE wrote:
Are you sure? The case that came with it looks really nice. Your new scoot is a beaut!

Chris from CLE
Yep, we are certainly impressed with the leather bag. Looks perfect for taking wine and snacks to our local Gardens Art Festival each year.
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Very stylish.
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