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Well i had to smile at this scoot on ebay. In the mid 80s i remembering scooter boys clambering to get hold of these accessories. I guess it was the new form of mod, instead of chrome mirrors and lights it was as many third party products you could deck your scoot in. I remember fitting the most horrendous black bulbous wheel covers and various plastic grills on my MK1 p200e; the gold metal flake yankee seat where you would slide off it when braking. Anyway, its a flashback to the scooter scene in the UK mid 80s.

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Utah clad px on ebay.
Utah clad px on ebay.
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Thats nice that is, really understated.

The more you look, the more details you see. I especially like the drinks holder.
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That's cheesier than the Battlestar Galactica motorcycles.

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I'm not saying I wouldn't ride it, though.
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I would ride that! I would need an 80s bmx racing outfit though.

It's hilarious.

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It's a shame they couldn't get the backrest in white.
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What's funny is that tiny little BMX pad on the front rack.

You'd need a Members Only jacket and some Wayfarers to complete the look.
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That thing looks like it should be in a Wham! Video! ROFL emoticon The Eighties, the best decade ever!
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I would ride that! I would need an 80s bmx racing outfit though.

It's hilarious.

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My dad ran the company that made that movie...
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My dad ran the company that made that movie...
If he's still around.. tell your dad that movie was one of my favorites as an 80s child, and he entertained a kid all the way around the world in New England!

And thank him for introducing the world to Nicole Kidman!
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Not sure what movie is being referenced? I must of been too busy watching Purple Rain, Breakfast Club, Karate Kid and MTV!🤟
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Not sure what movie is being referenced? I must of been too busy watching Purple Rain, Breakfast Club, Karate Kid and MTV!🤟
Bmx bandits. Nicole Kidmans first movie.

Also probably my favorite movie as a kid.. Berry Gordy's the last dragon... Ironically enough... William H Macy's first movie!

I got the glow...


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That one was basically an extended music video for berry Gordy's newest Motown records artist... Vanity. Who also ironically enough was discovered by Prince!
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We all have a favourite decade , for me it was the 80s, the music, scooters and films . Less said about the clothes but this pimped 80s Vespa really captures that place in time perfectly . I love the cup holder too . Who remembers the stereo systems , the player above petrol lever and speakers put into the glove box of the PX . The other Vespa 80s accessory I had was a see through spark plug cap that flashed red. Pike nuts on wheels and the must have flip over backrest with Yankee seat.
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That thing is wonderful in all the most horrible ways.
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We all have a favourite decade , for me it was the 80s, the music, scooters and films . Less said about the clothes but this pimped 80s Vespa really captures that place in time perfectly . I love the cup holder too . Who remembers the stereo systems , the player above petrol lever and speakers put into the glove box of the PX . The other Vespa 80s accessory I had was a see through spark plug cap that flashed red. Pike nuts on wheels and the must have flip over backrest with Yankee seat.
Never heard of it, but now that you mention it, it looks like he has the see through blue flashing version of that spark plug cap you mentioned! I MIGHT need that now.

I'm also now regretting getting rid of the same simonini pipe that came on my stella when I got it.



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. I love the cup holder too .
Is the cupholder on the wrong side? surely you would want it on the clutch side so you could take a swig of whatever while riding along.
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Missing the 1 DIN radio console...

Not for me though... Bleh emoticon Bleh emoticon Bleh emoticon
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That thing looks like it should be in a Wham! Video! ROFL emoticon The Eighties, the best decade ever!
If I have "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" running through my head the rest of the day I must warn you I do have a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If this ear worm persists, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kick you right in the shins.
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If I have "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" running through my head the rest of the day I must warn you I do have a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If this ear worm persists, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kick you right in the shins.
Time to smash all your Wham! Cassettes and play some Guns and Roses over and over! ROFL emoticon That'll fix you right up!
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That is hideous
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If I have "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" running through my head the rest of the day I must warn you I do have a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If this ear worm persists, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kick you right in the shins.
Don't forget to livestream it if you do! Don't leave us hangin' on a knife edge yo-yo!
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I both hate it and love it. It's like a train wreck of 80's awesomeness.
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Bmx bandits. Nicole Kidmans first movie.

Also probably my favorite movie as a kid.. Berry Gordy's the last dragon... Ironically enough... William H Macy's first movie!

I got the glow...


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That one was basically an extended music video for berry Gordy's newest Motown records artist... Vanity. Who also ironically enough was discovered by Prince!
I only have one question...
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I both hate it and love it. It's like a train wreck of 80's awesomeness.
same boat. I love this so much that I hate it.

and you know I loves me some 80's

but this is straight up excessive.
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Sho-nuff! You LIMP... WIMP!
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My gawd that scooter makes me happy
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Wicked awesome. Needs a turbo sticker somewhere.
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It's a shame they couldn't get the backrest in white.
good eye. Im fairly sure that is a head restraint from a Volvo.
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I'm also now regretting getting rid of the same simonini pipe that came on my stella when I got it.
Only because you didnt realize it could be painted white
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theres a lot of hard work gone into finding all those old accessories... i think all that missing are the panniers and topbox.

id have it but - would be ashamed to ride it
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I have to admit that I really love the Battlestar Gallactica motorbike. Sadly, my esthetic sensibilities have forever been defined by Blade Runner and everything Gary Numan did before the mid 80's.

I was thinking of possible PO's for this machine. I already mentioned Barbie.

Jane Fonda, Barney, Max Headroom, Tiffany, Bananas in Pajamas, David Hasselhoff, Richard Simmons…just to name a few.
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Slight departure, but yeah ... best TV theme music ever. Period.

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Did you guys get Blakes 7 over there? The theme tune to that was pretty good.
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and the Galacti-bikes are one of the suggested videos!

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LOL! I had just finished watching that!

"That's what I mean, man! I don't know!"

And then the funky guitar solo. "Weedleah-weedleah-weedleah-wheeee!"

Classic.
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and the Galacti-bikes are one of the suggested videos!

"Hey Willie... Get a load of King Tut riding Judge Dredd's motorcycle!" ***grabs fistful of brake for a high side***
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I wish there was more surviving 80's Utah stuff around, love the vibe.
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"Hey Willie... Get a load of King Tut riding Judge Dredd's motorcycle!" ***grabs fistful of brake for a high side***
I was looking at the strong Egyptian Vibe on those helmets and wondering if there was done crossover with Stargate there.
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Did you guys get Blakes 7 over there? The theme tune to that was pretty good.
Hell yeah and when you're 13 discovering life I thought servilan was hot .
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