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Okay, I finally got around to assembling pictures of my own scooter stable.

These pictures represent:
2006 GT200 in Vintage Green (mine)
1966 Vespa 150 in Periwinkle (mine)
2004 Honda Metropolitan (my wife's)

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2003 ET4 150/PX 150 Serie America #232/1974 Rally 200
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2003 ET4 150/PX 150 Serie America #232/1974 Rally 200
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Very nice Jess!
I really dig the way the 66 looks with the black legshield trim.

Cheers!
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Molto Verboso
'95 Yamaha Riva 125- '05 Piaggio BV200-'05 Honda Reflex-'08 Honda Metropolitan
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'95 Yamaha Riva 125- '05 Piaggio BV200-'05 Honda Reflex-'08 Honda Metropolitan
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Interesting to see that more than a few members also own a Honda Metro. I've been thinking of one for my wife. It's the only scooter that she's seen that she "fits" and feels comfortable with.
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cool
Hey the '66 looks nice! Gotten to ride it much yet?

I think the green is still my favorite color for the GT's.
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Re: cool
danh wrote:
Hey the '66 looks nice! Gotten to ride it much yet?
A little bit, just up and down the street. The tail light and brake light don't work right, so I've gotta stay out of traffic and close to home. The registration is expired as well, and I need to do the registration.

That said, its, ummm... interesting to ride. At this point, I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about with vintage scooters -- my GT200 is about 200 times more fun to ride -- more power, easier, more pleasant, and I can focus on riding instead of the scooter. I need to move the spare tire from behind the leg shield to behind the seat and add a bench seat instead of the dual seats -- that'll make a big difference in terms of "fit" and hopefully make it less unpleasant to ride.

The side-mounted engine was somewhat of a surprise to me, being that my GT200 is so perfectly balanced. Nearly got the better of me, too.

The motor seems healthy, shifting is relatively easy (although not perfect) and it starts first kick almost every time. The wiring is screwed. Everything about the wiring is suspect. The switches in the little control pod on the right-hand side of the headset do random things that make no sense, and the headlight only works intermittently. I also need a new lens for the tail light, the one that was on there was close but not close enough.

It's gonna be interesting...
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GTS250 vintage red
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Dang! Same green GT, Same checkers Metro. No 66 but is there one in my future?
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