Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:05 pm

Member
Looking for a 150, maybe a 250 or 300
Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Posts: 7
Location: s/e Louisiana
 
Member
Looking for a 150, maybe a 250 or 300
Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Posts: 7
Location: s/e Louisiana
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:05 pm linkquote
Maybe should post in the not so modern forum?
Saw a listing for this 2012 Vespa, about 100 miles away, right at 1620 miles, just serviced, new battery and has extra filter. (Oil, air?). The left mirror is loose, it has a few scratches but looks good in photos. Maybe the mirror mount could be changed.

Any comments on this year bike is welcome. I do like the older speedometer gauges on these.

Thanks,
Kerry
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:45 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 12765
Location: Oregon City, OR
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 12765
Location: Oregon City, OR
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:45 pm linkquote
ko57 wrote:
Maybe should post in the not so modern forum?
Saw a listing for this 2012 Vespa, about 100 miles away, right at 1620 miles, just serviced, new battery and has extra filter. (Oil, air?). The left mirror is loose, it has a few scratches but looks good in photos. Maybe the mirror mount could be changed.

Any comments on this year bike is welcome. I do like the older speedometer gauges on these.
Modern Vespa refers to the ET, LX, Primavera, Sprint, GT, and GTS as compared to the earlier mostly 2T Vespas such as the P/PX and many others.

I owned a 2012 LX150i for a number of years. It is an excellent scooter. Fuel injected, reliable, and fun to ride. The one you are looking at has very low mileage and is 10 years old. Be sure you verify its maintenance history. Most lightly used older scooters have some undone periodic maintenance such as drive belt, brakes, coolant, tires, hoses, other rubber parts, etc. You will find quite a few posts here about servicing older scooters when first purchased.

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Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:49 pm

Molto Verboso
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Posts: 1114
Location: Herriman, Utah
 
Molto Verboso
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Posts: 1114
Location: Herriman, Utah
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:49 pm linkquote
You are in the correct area. 2012 is considered Modern. The S is a nice little bike. I had the 2011 version. I wouldn't think the mirror would be a deal breaker. It possible could be tightened or a new part. We would need to know the asking price to make a good judgement.
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:11 pm

Member
Looking for a 150, maybe a 250 or 300
Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Posts: 7
Location: s/e Louisiana
 
Member
Looking for a 150, maybe a 250 or 300
Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Posts: 7
Location: s/e Louisiana
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:11 pm linkquote
Hey thank you Douglas!
If I go see it, will see what kind of deal can make.
I had a SMALL Honda Spree back in the 80's in Phoenix AZ, talk about fun. The fastest it would go was 40-42 😁 Used it to get to work, the store. Vehicles couldn't wait to pass me up, sometimes giving me the 1 finger salute, even though there were 4+ lane highways. Loved it out there, back then. Where I live now would use it for the store and errands, a little riding later.
Photos look fine but mentions a few scratches/scuffs for the age that's not surprising. Would probably get it to a dealership and have them check it, go through it.
Don't like the loose mirror but guessing another mirror mount or ? would fix that.
It sounds like it has been maintained well, will see if he has records/receipts.
I have an f150, short bed but I think it would fit diagonally (7+ ft) with extra room to spare.
At 64, this is a very recent thought (last 2 days).
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:19 pm

Member
Looking for a 150, maybe a 250 or 300
Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Posts: 7
Location: s/e Louisiana
 
Member
Looking for a 150, maybe a 250 or 300
Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Posts: 7
Location: s/e Louisiana
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:19 pm linkquote
Hey, Lobo-

He's asking 2500 for it. It has the front and rear luggage racks-which I want, and has what looks like the Vespa trunk on the back.
This is a medium/dark charcoal gray color, I'd say a touring edition because of the racks.
The trunk box looks like one of the hinges is broken but the top still closes. If I get this bike, might replace the trunk or see if can fix it.
Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:48 pm

Addicted
2015 Vespa Primavera 50, 2021 Vespa Sprint 150
Joined: 05 May 2021
Posts: 574
Location: Naples Florida USA
 
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2015 Vespa Primavera 50, 2021 Vespa Sprint 150
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Posts: 574
Location: Naples Florida USA
Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:48 pm linkquote
ko57 wrote:
Hey, Lobo-

He's asking 2500 for it. It has the front and rear luggage racks-which I want, and has what looks like the Vespa trunk on the back.
This is a medium/dark charcoal gray color, I'd say a touring edition because of the racks.
The trunk box looks like one of the hinges is broken but the top still closes. If I get this bike, might replace the trunk or see if can fix it.
Sorry if I missed it. What model and engine size is it?
Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:23 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 12765
Location: Oregon City, OR
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 12765
Location: Oregon City, OR
Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:23 pm linkquote
Billrush wrote:
Sorry if I missed it. What model and engine size is it?
The name of his post was "2012 S 150 ie".
Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:37 pm

Molto Verboso
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Posts: 1114
Location: Herriman, Utah
 
Molto Verboso
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Posts: 1114
Location: Herriman, Utah
Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:37 pm linkquote
For me, 1500-2000 seems ok but what do I know! Are tires original?
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