Wed, 16 Nov 2022 16:59:39 +0000

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Wed, 16 Nov 2022 16:59:39 +0000 linkquote
Picked up an ET4 about 5 weeks ago with 11k miles that wasn't starting, had some body damage, and had been sitting in a garage for 2+ years. I picked it up for only $500. Spent a lot of time looking through the forums (thanks JIMC, you ROCK!) and after tracing wires, checking the meter, replacing the spark plug, replacing the relays, etc. finally managed to get it running.

The attached pic was from early on.



Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:43:10 +0000

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Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:43:10 +0000 linkquote
Now that I have it running need to get it all cleaned up.







Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:58:46 +0000

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Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:58:46 +0000 linkquote
Super cool!
Fri, 18 Nov 2022 01:44:07 +0000

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Fri, 18 Nov 2022 01:44:07 +0000 linkquote
Mauro150LX wrote:
Super cool!
Thanks! I spent a lot of time looking for just the right 'project'. This past spring our neighbor offered my wife her LX150 for only 1k. I borrowed it so often she told me to go find my own but it had to be a Vespa and not just any old scooter and it had to cost less than hers.

Here is her LX150 with the FV Alaska Ocean. If you have ever had a McDonald's filet-o-fish sandwich it's a good chance that the fish was caught by this boat.



Sat, 19 Nov 2022 15:23:38 +0000

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Sat, 19 Nov 2022 15:23:38 +0000 linkquote
All cleaned up and put back together. I think it looks pretty good for 20 years old. The stickers were on it when I bought it but have been removed. I think I've come up with a plan to cover up the battle scars. Previous owner appears to have tried to touch up some of the scratches but didn't quite match the color.











Sat, 19 Nov 2022 15:31:33 +0000

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Sat, 19 Nov 2022 15:31:33 +0000 linkquote
Nice work!
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 14:24:49 +0000

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Sun, 20 Nov 2022 14:24:49 +0000 linkquote
Quickbeam_99 wrote:
Now that I have it running need to get it all cleaned up.
Looks lovely. Mint (no pun intended).
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 14:26:35 +0000

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Sun, 20 Nov 2022 14:26:35 +0000 linkquote
Quickbeam_99 wrote:
Now that I have it running need to get it all cleaned up.
Looks lovely. Almost mint (no pun intended).

Battle scars look like mere kisses (from the pics anyway), so I'd keep it as it is. πŸ‘
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:38:24 +0000

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:38:24 +0000 linkquote
I managed to commute to work for a couple of days before it started sputtering and it wouldn't go above 12-15 mph. I've ordered a new fuel line and pet cock fuel valve and should have those installed in the next few days. Here's hoping that solves the issue. I did manage to get it home and pair it with the wife's scoot. In just six short months we went from having no scooters to now having His and Her Vespa's. I can't wait for the warmer riding weather when we can take them out together.





Wed, 23 Nov 2022 04:13:26 +0000

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Wed, 23 Nov 2022 04:13:26 +0000 linkquote
OscarSass wrote:
Looks lovely. Almost mint (no pun intended).

Battle scars look like mere kisses (from the pics anyway), so I'd keep it as it is. πŸ‘
I'll see if I can get better pics of how the touch up paint and the missing paint really stands out on this minty green. It's all good though thanks to other posts on MV I'm going with a combo of magnets and decals.
Sat, 26 Nov 2022 17:28:15 +0000

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Sat, 26 Nov 2022 17:28:15 +0000 linkquote
I think it's all starting to come together.





Sun, 27 Nov 2022 19:22:21 +0000

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Sun, 27 Nov 2022 19:22:21 +0000 linkquote
Good looking ET! I have an ET2. Solid scoots
Fri, 02 Dec 2022 21:41:14 +0000

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Fri, 02 Dec 2022 21:41:14 +0000 linkquote
I wonder what all these magnets could be for……



   

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