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eeeee bip
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
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BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
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Parked next to his boat.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Location: Oregon City, OR
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
@dooglas avatar
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Maybe it's an amphibious scooter?
OP
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eeeee bip
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
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BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
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I'm assuming that the owner parked it next to his accommodation.

The kind that floats.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, [s]Primavera[/s], S50, too many pushbikes
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Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
@znomit avatar
LX190 Friday afternoon special, [s]Primavera[/s], S50, too many pushbikes
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"It ran fine last time I parked it, probably just needs a new battery."
@amateriat avatar
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Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP), 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica; bit the dust 02-22-23)
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Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
Ossessionato
@amateriat avatar
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP), 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica; bit the dust 02-22-23)
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What do you mean, "low tide?"
@adri avatar
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Atypical Canadian
2009 Vespa S50(LX150 motor swap), 2006 Vespa GTS250ie
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Posts: 2319
Location: Toronto, Canada
 
Atypical Canadian
@adri avatar
2009 Vespa S50(LX150 motor swap), 2006 Vespa GTS250ie
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You can't park there.
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Molto Verboso
2018 Vespa 300 GTS Touring
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Location: NYC
 
Molto Verboso
@baba12 avatar
2018 Vespa 300 GTS Touring
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Guessing the No Parking signs were stolen..
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2019 GTS300 Supertech E3 60,000km
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Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
@steelbytes avatar
2019 GTS300 Supertech E3 60,000km
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Maybe some ducks had stolen it and taken it for a joyride 🦆🛵
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Addicted
Vespa Sprint Sport S 125cc
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Posts: 662
Location: Brighton, England
 
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@jakem avatar
Vespa Sprint Sport S 125cc
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Judging by the bin behind, it was parked on a pavement and the river flooded! Definitely a shame to see!
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Hooked
1952 allstate (early), 1958 allstate, 2009 S150, 2001 ET2
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Hooked
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1952 allstate (early), 1958 allstate, 2009 S150, 2001 ET2
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Reminds me of my ET2
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Moderatrice Strega
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Moderatrice Strega
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Freshly washed, inside and out.
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Ossessionato
Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
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Posts: 2874
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Ossessionato
@guzzi_gal avatar
Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
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Wha? emoticon Poor baby!
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2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
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@oldschooot avatar
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
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Youtube of a Kymco LIKE200I like mine, up to its turn signals in water.
Oil and airfilter changes ...new battery - started and ran.
O.S.
@gbaby avatar
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Molto Verboso
Modern Primavera (not pictured); Moto Guzzi V-85 TT
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Location: Los Angeles, CA
 
Molto Verboso
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Modern Primavera (not pictured); Moto Guzzi V-85 TT
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It looks oddly comfortable.
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GTS 300 HPE
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Location: Adelaide
 
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@sledge avatar
GTS 300 HPE
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Location: Adelaide
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Looks like the steering lock could be on. Can't be too careful.
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Ossessionato
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
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2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
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This requires a new traffic sign:

No parking
Occasional flooding
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Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Just "Floods at high high tide" should suffice - as they do in Richmond-upon-Thames (UK). If you can't be arsed to check the tide tables then you deserve it. The tidal level there can change by over 24ft if the tidal lock just downstream is out of service.

BTDTGTTS...
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Hooked
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Hooked
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SteelBytes wrote:
Maybe some ducks had stolen it and taken it for a joyride 🦆🛵
😂

Teenage ducks.
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Molto Verboso
2018 Vespa 300 GTS Touring
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Posts: 1355
Location: NYC
 
Molto Verboso
@baba12 avatar
2018 Vespa 300 GTS Touring
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jimc wrote:
Just "Floods at high high tide" should suffice - as they do in Richmond-upon-Thames (UK). If you can't be arsed to check the tide tables then you deserve it. The tidal level there can change by over 24ft if the tidal lock just downstream is out of service.

BTDTGTTS...
24 feet wow. I don't know places in the U.S. where one visually notices the big change between low and high tide, though I haven't travelled much to have observed either .
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Molto Verboso
S150 '09, Beo 500ie '08
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Location: Bermuda
 
Molto Verboso
@juan_orhea avatar
S150 '09, Beo 500ie '08
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baba12 wrote:
24 feet wow. I don't know places in the U.S. where one visually notices the big change between low and high tide, though I haven't travelled much to have observed either .
You live in one! 8-9.5 feet (vertical distance) between high and low tides around NYC, which can translate to 100' or more of shoreline distance. Most of NYC has been contained by seawalls, so the shoreline doesn't move, but the changing distance from the edge of the seawall to the water is certainly noticeable with the tide. This is why when there is a "storm surge" during a hurricane, and the ocean goes over the seawalls, that parts of NYC get so messed up.

Most of the east coast of the US and Canada have very noticeable tides. The Bay of Fundy in Canada has unbelievably extreme tides, over 50' - and is well worth the trip to see.
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2015 Sprint 150, 2018 GTS 300
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Location: SoCal
 
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2015 Sprint 150, 2018 GTS 300
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znomit wrote:
"It ran fine last time I parked it, probably just needs a new battery."
Exactly. And, "No low ballers, I know what I got"
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
GT 2.4
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Location: Watts, Cherokee Nation
 
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GT 2.4
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It's an ET. Air intake is under the seat. it's fine.
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Foiled
300 - 'Red' Primavera
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Location: Rock Hill, SC
 
Foiled
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300 - 'Red' Primavera
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You find the coolest stuff in the internet.
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Vespa Sprint Sport S 125cc
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Location: Brighton, England
 
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@jakem avatar
Vespa Sprint Sport S 125cc
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baba12 wrote:
24 feet wow. I don't know places in the U.S. where one visually notices the big change between low and high tide, though I haven't travelled much to have observed either .
Boats with twin keels are quite popular around Britain as we have some of the largest tidal ranges in the world, and this allows boats to stay level if the water level drops too much.

Bristol (on the West coast of Britain) has a tidal range of 45 feet!
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1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2023 Piaggio MP3 300HPE Sport
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Location: Staffordshire England
 
Ossessionato
@fleece avatar
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2023 Piaggio MP3 300HPE Sport
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Location: Staffordshire England
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maybe ET stands for Ex-Thames? Facepalm emoticon
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Ossessionato
2007 250 GTS, 1980 P200E, 2010 ThunderFly 190 (SOLD) 2015 Yamaha SMax (SOLD)
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Posts: 3404
Location: Springboro, OH
 
Ossessionato
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2007 250 GTS, 1980 P200E, 2010 ThunderFly 190 (SOLD) 2015 Yamaha SMax (SOLD)
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"Who's the U-boat Commander?"
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Enthusiast
2020 gts 300 super sport hpe
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Posts: 99
Location: Brooklyn/NYC
 
Enthusiast
@cmatts avatar
2020 gts 300 super sport hpe
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Location: Brooklyn/NYC
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Dooglas wrote:
Maybe it's an amphibious scooter?
you mean a jet ski?
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Molto Verboso
'99 PX200 & GTS300 HPE SuperSport
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Posts: 1466
Location: Cheshire, England, UK. Still European
 
Molto Verboso
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'99 PX200 & GTS300 HPE SuperSport
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Location: Cheshire, England, UK. Still European
UTC quote
Ah, that's the W-ET4.
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Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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Posts: 3604
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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Minnesota. We just hit the record for the 3rd most snow in
over a hundred years. Melting with Spring rain is going to
cause much flooding

So, park your scooters/cars well on high ground if you see it
coming amigos.

Here in the USA, homes are not covered for flood unless you are
in an actual flood zone and buy the separate Federal Flood
Insurance.

Cars/Scooter/Motorcycles are covered for flood because you can
move them out of harms way. If you don't move them they
are still covered - its called stupid insurance.

Bob Copeland
Insurance Agent to the Stars
In the office, selling "Stupid Insurance" to nice people everyday.
In the office, selling "Stupid Insurance" to nice people everyday.
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Member
LX
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Location: NEPA
 
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LX
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Ah the rare and coveted Vespa "Venice" model. Carves up the canals like nobody's business. You should see the Vespa "Pisa" model, has a persistent lean to the right.....or left depending on your perspective.
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Molto Verboso
Modern Primavera (not pictured); Moto Guzzi V-85 TT
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Posts: 1737
Location: Los Angeles, CA
 
Molto Verboso
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Modern Primavera (not pictured); Moto Guzzi V-85 TT
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MechanicalMayhem wrote:
Ah the rare and coveted Vespa "Venice" model. Carves up the canals like nobody's business. You should see the Vespa "Pisa" model, has a persistent lean to the right.....or left depending on your perspective.
I looked hard at the "Venice" model but ended up with the "Sicilian Special" after the dealer made me an offer I couldn't refuse.
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