Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:47 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
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Location: Florida Keys
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:47 am linkquote
Hurricane Irma Key West September 2017



Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:56 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
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Location: Florida Keys
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:56 am linkquote
Hurricane Irma



Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:02 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
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Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:02 am linkquote
MRE Transporter. Hurricane Itma. Florida Keys



Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:04 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
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Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:04 am linkquote
Vespa S150 Hurricane Irma



Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:06 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
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Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:06 am linkquote
Hurricane Irma.



Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:15 pm

Ossessionato
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
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Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:15 pm linkquote
Conchscooter, it looks pretty wild down there at the moment

It also looks like the S is ideal for weaving round the flotsum and jetsum!
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:07 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
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Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:07 pm linkquote
It's getting better. I had a few thoughts on the Vespa as a survival tool. And now with a new drive belt ready for more miles.



Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:07 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
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Posts: 1793
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Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:08 am

Addicted
2010 S50 Modified "Punkin"; 2003 ET4 Malossi 187 "ISO"
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Posts: 732
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
 
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Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:08 am linkquote
Great Blog, Conch!
Greetings:

I enjoyed your blog. It imparts a very real sense of what it's like to weather a Cat. 4, and its aftermath.
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:52 am

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
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Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:52 am linkquote
Thanks.
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:22 am

Hooked
2017 Vespa GTS 300 Super white/ 2020 Sprint 150 Sport Super Tech
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Posts: 200
Location: Sarasota,Florida
 
Hooked
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Location: Sarasota,Florida
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:22 am linkquote
conchscooter wrote:
Hurricane Irma.
I have seen your scoot in Key West before as we go there often and own a place at the Banyan resort on Whitehead
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:19 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
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Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:19 pm linkquote
Oh dear.



Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:36 pm

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
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Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
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Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:36 pm linkquote
Night shift gas stop. Big Coppitt Key.

My favorite gas station on my commute has re-opened though the convenience store is just a container.



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Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:51 pm

Molto Verboso
2004 Vespa ET4, 2009 Vespa S150, Suzuki Burgman 200
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Posts: 1793
Location: Florida Keys
 
Molto Verboso
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:51 pm linkquote
Out to lunch



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Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:39 am

Member
Vespa S150
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Location: New York, NY
 
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Vespa S150
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Location: New York, NY
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:39 am linkquote
Hello from NYC!
Been riding my 2011 S150 (in NYC-glossy black, of course) on the mean streets of the five boroughs for the past two years.
She's a tough little ride, and unfortunately gets knocked around a bit by inconsiderate and careless parkers. That said, she's the most agile thing on the road when she's in motion. I ride her all year long, unless it's snowing. (tried that once -- it wasn't pretty)
Shouts out to all the New Yorkers out there -- I see you all out on the streets, but not really online...

Attached is a pic of her all shiny from the summer:
-Roger



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Wed May 01, 2019 8:51 am

Ossessionato
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
Wed May 01, 2019 8:51 am linkquote
An unashamed bump from a former MV celeb ..



Mon May 13, 2019 1:30 am

Ossessionato
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
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Location: Staffordshire England
Mon May 13, 2019 1:30 am linkquote
The Long Mynd nr Church Stretton Shropshire UK en route to a rather tasty piece of gammon and a pint of cider



Mon May 13, 2019 6:03 am

Hooked
Looking
Joined: 18 Feb 2019
Posts: 190
Location: Tampa
 
Hooked
Looking
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Location: Tampa
Mon May 13, 2019 6:03 am linkquote
conchscooter wrote:
It's getting better. I had a few thoughts on the Vespa as a survival tool. And now with a new drive belt ready for more miles.
I hope the pup wasn't abandoned. Those stories break my heart, although he looks healthy.
I'm a little north of you but took off during irma and went to stay with friends in SC. I escaped damage.
Let's hope this year is calm.
Wed May 15, 2019 11:18 am

Lurker
S150 ie
Joined: 15 May 2019
Posts: 1
Location: Dallas Tx
 
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S150 ie
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Location: Dallas Tx
Wed May 15, 2019 11:18 am linkquote
New Vespa S150 owner - Glovebox
Hey Guys
I'm a brand spankin new vespa owner in dallas.
I recently purchased a gently used S.
I love it, but i've questions on the glove box.
Anyone know why it's just two cups instead of an enclosed box?
And secondly, why is there a raised cup in the bigger cup?
Is it for change? I can't imagine change staying there.
I can barely wedge my phone in there....

Thanks for any responses!

Boomer
Wed May 15, 2019 9:10 pm

Molto Verboso
LXS 150
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 1135
Location: The OTHER South Bay, CA
 
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LXS 150
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Location: The OTHER South Bay, CA
Wed May 15, 2019 9:10 pm linkquote
Re: New Vespa S150 owner - Glovebox
cylonboomer wrote:
Hey Guys
I'm a brand spankin new vespa owner in dallas.
I recently purchased a gently used S.
I love it, but i've questions on the glove box.
Anyone know why it's just two cups instead of an enclosed box?
And secondly, why is there a raised cup in the bigger cup?
Is it for change? I can't imagine change staying there.
I can barely wedge my phone in there....

Thanks for any responses!

Boomer
There are two pockets instead of the glovebox so that the legshield can be thinner and less obtrusive than on the LX and LXV models. They might not be there at all except that the "raised cups" have to be there anyhow. That's because those provide the spaces for the running-light reflector housings (specifically, the light bulb socket wiring behind the reflector housings).
Thu May 16, 2019 3:50 am

Ossessionato
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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Location: Staffordshire England
Thu May 16, 2019 3:50 am linkquote
Re: New Vespa S150 owner - Glovebox
cylonboomer wrote:
Hey Guys
I'm a brand spankin new vespa owner in dallas.
any photos yet?

welcome to the forum

did I mention we like photos
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:07 am

Member
2012 S50
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Posts: 26
Location: MIAMI 305
 
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2012 S50
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Location: MIAMI 305
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:07 am linkquote
has anybody changed out the all of the chrome for plain black on their S50?

I am planing on doing so to mine and just wanted to see the final result and wonder if you purchased powder coated stuff or DIY for the cheap?
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Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:45 am

Ossessionato
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
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Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:45 am linkquote
Went out for a run up the M6 on Sunday, actual 63.1mph (GPS) 70mph (speedo), quite happy with that out of a 125cc air cooled, 2-valve carburettor Vespa



Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:17 pm

Member
Sei giorni 2020
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 12
Location: Montreal
 
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Sei giorni 2020
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Location: Montreal
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:17 pm linkquote
Another one that i regret selling



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Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:52 am

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Vespa S 125 Zafferano
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Posts: 3
Location: London
 
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Vespa S 125 Zafferano
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Posts: 3
Location: London
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:52 am linkquote
Hi everyone! I recently bought a Vespa S 125 Zaffferano and would like to add some bar end weights. Anyone have experience doing that? I'd like to know if the three is already in the bar before I cut the rubber

Any links very welcome! Thanks in advance
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:54 am

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1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
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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 19, 2021 5:54 am linkquote
Gwalker4 wrote:
Hi everyone! I recently bought a Vespa S 125 Zaffferano and would like to add some bar end weights. Anyone have experience doing that? I'd like to know if the three is already in the bar before I cut the rubber

Any links very welcome! Thanks in advance
I was after a 125 Zaff for ages, ended up buying a white S

just had a look on Ebay and found these..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vespa-Zafferano-125-Black-aluminum-Weighted-Bar-Ends-13-17mm/123975549323?hash=item1cdd84c18b:g:aS4AAOSwzL9dzXeh

looks to me like an expanding rubber bung arrangement?

however, it could also be that the thread's already there, like on the Primavera ..

if you do fit some, let me know, as I might go for some myself


youtu.be/SQoc8iPQ1ac
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:38 am

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Vespa S 125 Zafferano
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Location: London
 
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Vespa S 125 Zafferano
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Posts: 3
Location: London
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:38 am linkquote
fleece wrote:
Gwalker4 wrote:
Hi everyone! I recently bought a Vespa S 125 Zaffferano and would like to add some bar end weights. Anyone have experience doing that? I'd like to know if the three is already in the bar before I cut the rubber

Any links very welcome! Thanks in advance
I was after a 125 Zaff for ages, ended up buying a white S

just had a look on Ebay and found these..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vespa-Zafferano-125-Black-aluminum-Weighted-Bar-Ends-13-17mm/123975549323?hash=item1cdd84c18b:g:aS4AAOSwzL9dzXeh

looks to me like an expanding rubber bung arrangement?

however, it could also be that the thread's already there, like on the Primavera ..

if you do fit some, let me know, as I might go for some myself


youtu.be/SQoc8iPQ1ac
Thanks for your reply! Looking at the listings I think these are universal fit as they have the same weights posted under plenty of different bike names. Super helpful though!

I'm going to do some research into whether the thread is already in the bars I'll let you know the outcome!
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Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:44 pm

Member
S 125
Joined: 06 Nov 2020
Posts: 23
Location: Mid-Wales
 
Member
S 125
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Posts: 23
Location: Mid-Wales
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:44 pm linkquote
Hello, I've finally got my first Scooter a 2009 S only approx 4K miles only problem being a 2 month wait for CBT around here in Mid Wales / Shropshire looking forward to getting out riding asap.



Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:10 pm

Addicted
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 912
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
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GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
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Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:10 pm linkquote
Congratulations on your new purchase, it looks a great scooter. You've got it just at the right time, now that the good weather has finally arrived.
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:46 am

Ossessionato
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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Location: Staffordshire England
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:46 am linkquote
NickJ wrote:
Hello, I've finally got my first Scooter a 2009 S only approx 4K miles only problem being a 2 month wait for CBT around here in Mid Wales / Shropshire looking forward to getting out riding asap.
great choice, pretty much a clone of mine, even down to the blemish on the mudguard

Don't be scared to put the miles on it, I live in the West Midlands and have ridden to Tenby, Aberystwyth, Long Mynd on mine. Although i don't like the look of the flyscreen, it does add a few mph which is handy when your doing 200 miles + runs.

Another thing I added was the rear grab-rail which makes it easier for getting on the main stand.

Hope you get the CBT sorted soon so we can see some 'action shots'





Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:45 am

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S 125
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Posts: 23
Location: Mid-Wales
 
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S 125
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Location: Mid-Wales
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:45 am linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
Congratulations on your new purchase, it looks a great scooter. You've got it just at the right time, now that the good weather has finally arrived.
Thanks , I can't wait to get out on "it", not sure if it's a he or a she yet
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:17 am

Member
S 125
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Posts: 23
Location: Mid-Wales
 
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S 125
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Posts: 23
Location: Mid-Wales
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:17 am linkquote
fleece wrote:
great choice, pretty much a clone of mine, even down to the blemish on the mudguard

Don't be scared to put the miles on it, I live in the West Midlands and have ridden to Tenby, Aberystwyth, Long Mynd on mine. Although i don't like the look of the flyscreen, it does add a few mph which is handy when your doing 200 miles + runs.

Another thing I added was the rear grab-rail which makes it easier for getting on the main stand.

Hope you get the CBT sorted soon so we can see some 'action shots'
Cheers, looks like you weren't too far from me in that 1st pic , Elan Valley ? I was thinking about a fly screen as well Aberystwyth will probably be a regular run for me to see the sea. Hopefully the action shots won't be too long coming CBT booked for end of July.
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:39 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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Posts: 3630
Location: Staffordshire England
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:39 am linkquote
NickJ wrote:
Cheers, looks like you weren't too far from me in that 1st pic , Elan Valley ? I was thinking about a fly screen as well Aberystwyth will probably be a regular run for me to see the sea. Hopefully the action shots won't be too long coming CBT booked for end of July.
Yes, Elan Valley, and Fishguard was the second pic.

I find if I stay off motorways, they are a great little go anywhere bike
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:55 am

Member
2021 Sprint 50 S
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Posts: 14

 
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2021 Sprint 50 S
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Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:55 am linkquote
My 2021 50 S

Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:25 am

Ossessionato
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 Jun 25, 2021 6:25 am linkquote
V.Nice
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:11 pm

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S 125
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Posts: 23
Location: Mid-Wales
 
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S 125
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Location: Mid-Wales
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:11 pm linkquote
Agreed very nice, I like the matt black with red highlights
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:26 pm

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2021 Sprint 50 S
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Posts: 14

 
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2021 Sprint 50 S
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Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:26 pm linkquote
fleece wrote:
V.Nice
NickJ wrote:
Agreed very nice, I like the matt black with red highlights
Thank you guys

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Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:05 pm

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S 125
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Location: Mid-Wales
 
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S 125
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Location: Mid-Wales
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:05 pm linkquote
First proper ride out today since completing my CBT







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