Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:44 pm

Hooked
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Posts: 108
Location: Kuala Lumpur
 
Hooked
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Posts: 108
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:44 pm linkquote
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:59 pm

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2010 Orange S150
Joined: 25 Sep 2008
Posts: 3504
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
 
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2010 Orange S150
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Posts: 3504
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:59 pm linkquote
I dig those low profile grab rails. Are they only available in SEA? I've only seen them on Asian scooters and can't find them for sale.
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:30 am

Hooked
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Posts: 108
Location: Kuala Lumpur
 
Hooked
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Posts: 108
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:30 am linkquote
The Mocker wrote:
I dig those low profile grab rails. Are they only available in SEA? I've only seen them on Asian scooters and can't find them for sale.
I reckon all new vespa S has grabtail after Piaggio received complaints about the inconvinience of not having one.
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:20 am

Hooked
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Posts: 108
Location: Kuala Lumpur
 
Hooked
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Location: Kuala Lumpur
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:20 am linkquote
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:43 am

Member
Vespa s150
Joined: 09 Feb 2016
Posts: 12
Location: Perú
 
Member
Vespa s150
Joined: 09 Feb 2016
Posts: 12
Location: Perú
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:43 am linkquote
This is my vespa S, with upgrades.


This is my vespa S, with upgrades.
Amazing bike...in a spa session!!!

Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:10 pm

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09 190s taormina
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Location: Googleville
 
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09 190s taormina
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Location: Googleville
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:10 pm linkquote
The Mocker wrote:
I dig those low profile grab rails. Are they only available in SEA? I've only seen them on Asian scooters and can't find them for sale.
SIP has em.
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:57 pm

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2010 Orange S150
Joined: 25 Sep 2008
Posts: 3504
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
 
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2010 Orange S150
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Posts: 3504
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:57 pm linkquote
bluecloud wrote:
The Mocker wrote:
I dig those low profile grab rails. Are they only available in SEA? I've only seen them on Asian scooters and can't find them for sale.
SIP has em.
Thanks for the tip.
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:26 pm

Addicted
2010 S50 Modified "Punkin"; 2003 ET4 Malossi 187 "ISO"
Joined: 18 Feb 2017
Posts: 732
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
 
Addicted
2010 S50 Modified "Punkin"; 2003 ET4 Malossi 187 "ISO"
Joined: 18 Feb 2017
Posts: 732
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:26 pm linkquote
New S50 Owner
Greetings:

With a whopping 256 miles on the odometer, this 2010 joined my garage:

Literature and review suggested a top speed expectation of 39mph, and i was not misled:

Malossi literature promised a 6MPH increase with the white Contra spring and their variator loaded with 36 grams. Once again, the Hype was correct:

Sorry, I cannot seem to get the pics where they need to be in the Text.

Anyway, a longer duration, higher lift cam is on its way from Malossi, as well as a 49mm cylinder kit and taller final drive gears, all of which I plan to install next week. If anyone else has sought a bit better performance from their S50 and has encountered any snags, I am all ears. Otherwise I plan to post my results once they are achieved.

Wheelman-111







Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:13 pm

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2010 Orange S150
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Posts: 3504
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
 
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2010 Orange S150
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Location: Olympia, WA, USA
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:13 pm linkquote
Welcome. if you need ideas or temptation, there isn't much Cole hasn't done to his 2012 S50:

My 2012 S50
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:29 am

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2010 S50 Modified "Punkin"; 2003 ET4 Malossi 187 "ISO"
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Posts: 732
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
 
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Posts: 732
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:29 am linkquote
S50 Modifications
Greetings:

Thanks, Mocker. Package has yet to arrive, but I've watched Scooter West Videos and have a good bit of experience modifying Honda SA50 Elite 2-strokes to near-maximum output. I hope anyone with direct experience would be willing to share the "snags" associated with any top-end and cam replacement specific to this model.



Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:22 am

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2010 S50 Modified "Punkin"; 2003 ET4 Malossi 187 "ISO"
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Posts: 732
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
 
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Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:22 am linkquote
Parts Source
Greetings:

I've been scouring the Inter-Nutz for about 4 hours now trying to find a State-side source for a final drive gear case cover gasket. Any advice is welcome.
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:39 am

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2010 S50 Modified "Punkin"; 2003 ET4 Malossi 187 "ISO"
Joined: 18 Feb 2017
Posts: 732
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
 
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Joined: 18 Feb 2017
Posts: 732
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:39 am linkquote
Gasket? We Don' Need No Steenkin' Gasket
Greetings:

Boy do I feel stupid! The Service Manual spells it out: the seal is achieved by a bead of LocTite 510 only! The reason I couldn't find a gasket is...they ain't one! I confirmed this with George at Scooter Parts Co., who got a chuckle at my expense. I have much to learn...
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:19 am

Addicted
2010 S50 Modified "Punkin"; 2003 ET4 Malossi 187 "ISO"
Joined: 18 Feb 2017
Posts: 732
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
 
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Posts: 732
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:19 am linkquote
Current Herd
Greetings:

Throwing in a recent pic of Punkin and Flash:


The 2001 SA50 Elite SR blows the S50 away in every conceivable measure of performance except ride and braking. Mods to the S50 commence this week, hopefully affording a chance to improve and keep up.

Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:35 pm

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:35 pm linkquote
2009 150cc 326 miles



Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:28 pm

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2010 Orange S150
Joined: 25 Sep 2008
Posts: 3504
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
 
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2010 Orange S150
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Posts: 3504
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:28 pm linkquote
Nice score Conch. One warning: The orange paint used on the S was soft It chips and scratches rather easily though it sure is lovely.
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:46 am

Addicted
2010 S50 Modified "Punkin"; 2003 ET4 Malossi 187 "ISO"
Joined: 18 Feb 2017
Posts: 732
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
 
Addicted
2010 S50 Modified "Punkin"; 2003 ET4 Malossi 187 "ISO"
Joined: 18 Feb 2017
Posts: 732
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:46 am linkquote
Paint
Greetings:

Mocker's right! I made the mistake of applying some tape to mine. Tape pulled up the paint! Beware.
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:38 am

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1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
 
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1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:38 am linkquote
S and T5 both MOTd for another 12 months, S had done 360 miles in 12 months, T5 had done 75 miles in 12 months

MP3 and X9 got all the mile munching last season!



Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:50 pm

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:50 pm linkquote
I have actually found some speckles on the bike but thanks for the warning. My first Vespa was orange so the color has sentimental value...I will try to take care of it. It's a great ride



Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:58 pm

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:58 pm linkquote
Daily rider



Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:30 am

Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1412
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
 
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1412
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:30 am linkquote
Great colour for your scooter, worth being careful with.
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:40 am

Hooked
Vespa 300 gts
Joined: 27 Feb 2017
Posts: 122
Location: Italia
 
Hooked
Vespa 300 gts
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Posts: 122
Location: Italia
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:40 am linkquote
Very beautifull, summer color
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:00 pm

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:00 pm linkquote
Thanks. Bump! More pictures anyone?



Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:51 pm

Hooked
2012 Vespa GTS300ie
Joined: 06 May 2016
Posts: 307
Location: California
 
Hooked
2012 Vespa GTS300ie
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Posts: 307
Location: California
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:51 pm linkquote
conchscooter wrote:
I have actually found some speckles on the bike but thanks for the warning. My first Vespa was orange so the color has sentimental value...I will try to take care of it. It's a great ride
Love this pic. Love Key West. Former Floridian here.
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:17 am

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1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
 
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1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:17 am linkquote
ex-British Railways Bulleid 'Battle of Britain' class pacific locomotive Nº34081 92 SQUADRON and my Vespa S 125



Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:25 am

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:25 am linkquote
Duval Street, Key West. Night shift perspective at 4am.



Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:45 pm

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:45 pm linkquote
No
Other
S150
Owners
?



Sun May 14, 2017 10:49 am

Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
 
Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
Sun May 14, 2017 10:49 am linkquote
330 mile round trip to mid Wales this weekend. S 125 didn't miss a beat 😎











Tue May 16, 2017 6:42 am

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1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
 
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1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
Tue May 16, 2017 6:42 am linkquote
Something occurred to me this weekend..

I normally use either the MP3 250 or X9 500 for longer rides, but having done this 330 mile ride on the 'S', I realised how much more I enjoyed it!

Making the most of tail winds, tucking in for head winds, excellent engine breaking on the downhill twisties, and a riding position / saddle that meant I wasn't hobbling round for 2 days after the ride!

I really have neglected the fact that Vespa small frames are bloody awesome machines when you stay off the motorways 8)
Tue May 16, 2017 11:08 pm

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2010 Orange S150
Joined: 25 Sep 2008
Posts: 3504
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
 
Ossessionato
2010 Orange S150
Joined: 25 Sep 2008
Posts: 3504
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
Tue May 16, 2017 11:08 pm linkquote
I love road tripping on my S. Nimble and happy to do 50 all day long.
Sat May 20, 2017 9:31 am

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Sat May 20, 2017 9:31 am linkquote
2500 miles since I got it in March and I think the 150 is the sweet spot away from freeways.



Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:05 am

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:05 am linkquote
Southernmost Point. The actual continental southernmost point is in the Navy base behind the fence. An attempt at seeing the tourist spots one more time.



Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:32 am

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1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
 
Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:32 am linkquote
conchscooter wrote:
2500 miles since I got it in March and I think the 150 is the sweet spot away from freeways.


that's some big mileage for a little'un, especially in the Keys, do you commute on it?
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:42 am

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:42 am linkquote
I live 23 miles from work each way. Sometimes I go into town on a separate trip. I do very little around town stop and go. Mostly on the highway 55-60.
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:27 am

Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
 
Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:27 am linkquote
conchscooter wrote:
I live 23 miles from work each way. Sometimes I go into town on a separate trip. I do very little around town stop and go. Mostly on the highway 55-60.
nice commute 8)
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:58 am

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:58 am linkquote
It's not to winding but it's pretty. And year round.



Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:00 am

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:00 am linkquote
Lots of bridges.



Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:34 am

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:34 am linkquote
4300 miles and still running WOT. Two valves air cooled factory stock. What a great way to get lunch. (Will this get this to page 20?).



Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:02 pm

Hooked
vespa s 125
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 438
Location: malta
 
Hooked
vespa s 125
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 438
Location: malta
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:02 pm linkquote
My S



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Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:28 am

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:28 am linkquote
I am enjoying my air cooled two valve LEADER Vespas. So I post here.



Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:34 am

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:34 am linkquote
So how many pictures do we need to get to 20? Any help out there?



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