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yea its a pathfinder light! yours looks good, unfortunately don't have mine anymore
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How now?
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Mural at the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Wilcox.
"You are the star" was painted in 1983 by a non-muralist, whose buddy's mom owned the art deco building and the huge lingerie store around the corner. A lot of curious murals were painted around LA before the 1984 olympics. They're all gone. Not sure how this has survived... sorta.

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Lauren Bacall, now wrecked.
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and your reassuring vinyl !
repost, but fits nicely here
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My '58 VBA has finally left the house again first time in more than a few years. I finally got the original headset working after 2nd Ave Scooters got it unstuck for me. And now has a '60 4 speed motor that worked pretty good on my first extended test ride today.
Hard to believe we have huge palm trees up north of Seattle !
Hard to believe we have huge palm trees up north of Seattle !
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That's an outstanding picture right there! I love it!
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Patina on that 58 is the snazz!
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Patina on that 58 is the snazz!
For real. I'm jealous! Oil that bad boy up Terry! Make it POP!
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Barrow Co. airport.
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Oops, Where is this ride? Looks amazing
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Okay, that front rack is just sick.
Love it!

Can you briefly describe the setup?
Is it self/battery powered?
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Okay, that front rack is just sick.
Love it!

Can you briefly describe the setup?
Is it self/battery powered?
Thanks Ray! The fog is a 35w Grote 4" sealed beam. It gets about 2.5 hours run time on the12v 18ah AGM battery. I have a small push button on/off. Its run through a relay. The running lights run off of the stator and are wired through the horn to the pilot light in the headlamp. Found the Grote NOS on ebay. The running lights and mounts are all Amazon.

The fog will fold down to keep the rack useful.
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Took the Fast White to an event on the weekend. Braking distance on the 200m drag was kinda short when pulling over the finish line throttle wide open. On the last run ended up locking the rear brake for a good 20m before coming to a halt just a meter before the paved strip turns to sand and grass. After this the Michelin S1 rear tire had a nice spot with the first fibers slightly showing so it was really done for. Decided to give it a hot way out at the end of the day while a friend of mine snapped a nice photo of the moment. It's quite hard to put the rubber to the ground with the soft and diving front end ROFL emoticon
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Hawt here in Texas…

Stretching the Primmy's legs on a new clutch and pipe.
Oldsmobile Ranch?
Oldsmobile Ranch?
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Hawt here in Texas…

Stretching the Primmy's legs on a new clutch and pipe.
We're finally getting your heat. Next 5 days 100° here in Philly. It's been mid 90's for about 2 weeks now too. Friggin hot. I hate it.
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Naw naw… that's not cool.

We are built for 100 degree temps down here. Central air everywhere. That kinda heat in Boston, NYC, or Philly is dangerous bc the infrastructure ain't there. I lived in NYC one summer with not even a window unit and 90 degrees was hell on earth. (Thank god for bookstores.) I feel for ya.

Hang in there amigo. Be safe!
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Hot in the big city, any big city sucks. I grew up without AC in south Florida, semi-ac (loud window units) in some of the apartments I rented and worked construction all my life. But the ocean was always close by and I went after work everyday. Even now in 90 degrees doesn't feel all that bad as long as I can stay away from Charlotte and all the heat storing concrete.
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Barely out……but stylin' you can see the deep purple in this light
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Barely out……but stylin' you can see the deep purple in this light
beautiful scoots.
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Stumbled across the National Guard Armory at the end of a long road. I live dangerously.
No guardsman would ever shoot you, because if he did, he'd have to clean his weapon before he could check it back in to the armory. Razz emoticon
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No guardsman would ever shoot you, because if he did, he'd have to clean his weapon before he could check it back in to the armory. Razz emoticon
True! And no armorer ever took a weapon back after the first cleaning.
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Gotta love downtown front end lightness
It just does this sometimes :P
It just does this sometimes :P
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What's that pipe? How's the ground clearance on "8's? My Sim has been repacked, but I think the baffles are gone now. Looking for something durable.
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I had an old SIP Road 2.0 on my VBB and it did just fine.

I put a SIP RoadXL on, and I haven't had clearance issues, but I did have to ditch the center stand for a side stand.

People also like the Polini box on 8" s, but I haven't tried one yet.
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I had an old SIP Road 2.0 on my VBB and it did just fine.

I put a SIP RoadXL on, and I haven't had clearance issues, but I did have to ditch the center stand for a side stand.

People also like the Polini box on 8" s, but I haven't tried one yet.
How do those two compare performance- wise in your opinion? Was the 2.0 the "sport" style?
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What's that pipe? How's the ground clearance on "8's? My Sim has been repacked, but I think the baffles are gone now. Looking for something durable.
Hey Eric - It's a performance box from ScooterMercato. It looks like he only carries SIP ones now. I think it's comparable to a Sip Road.

Clearance is OK. It interferes with the center stand spring, but just a little. I use the side stand most of the time anyway.

It seems to work well. I'd love to try a Polini, but can't really justify cause this one is working just fine.
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How do those two compare performance- wise in your opinion? Was the 2.0 the "sport" style?
The XL has a little more peak power and extends the power curve way out. I posted a comparative gsf Dyno in my clutch behaving badly thread of you want to go dig it out.
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Here are the 2 Vespas that I had about 40 years ago: The first is a German market 1983 PK 50. The second is a 1986 Spanish built MotoVespa PX 200E.
Neither of these had batteries or e-starters.
I was stationed in Europe with the US military, back then.
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Naw naw… that's not cool.

We are built for 100 degree temps down here. Central air everywhere. That kinda heat in Boston, NYC, or Philly is dangerous bc the infrastructure ain't there. I lived in NYC one summer with not even a window unit and 90 degrees was hell on earth. (Thank god for bookstores.) I feel for ya.

Hang in there amigo. Be safe!
Yea we don't have AC in most of the house. Been rushing to finish painting and it's been wildly unpleasant. Almost done though. Right before it gets even hotter. It's so bad I've been wearing my bathing suit. So I don't live all day in soaking wet boxers… it's so gross.
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Here are the 2 Vespas that I had about 40 years ago: The first is a German market 1983 PK 50. The second is a 1986 Spanish built MotoVespa PX 200E.
Neither of these had batteries or e-starters.
I was stationed in Europe with the US military, back then.
I was outside of Wurzburg '88 to '91. Kitzingen, Harvey Barracks. Where were you at? We had tons of 60's/ 70's Vespa's in our village. Company commander hated bikes.
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Mod Eric The Skin wrote:
I was outside of Wurzburg '88 to '91. Kitzingen, Harvey Barracks. Where were you at? We had tons of 60's/ 70's Vespa's in our village. Company commander hated bikes.
I had 2 tours of duty in Germany:
1983-1988 at Hahn AB, (Rheinland Pfalz) That is when I had the PK 50.

1992-1998 at Spangdahlem AB (Eifel region). I rode my current 1985 PX150E there.

Great times!
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