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GOOFY is that your scooter with a custom paint job? I like it
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Peter Evans wrote:
I was thinking of liquidating it to buy a dirtbike for me & my son, maybe next year!!
A new dirtbike? In that case, I'd simply trade in the Vespa.
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judy wrote:
GOOFY is that your scooter with a custom paint job? I like it
Yep, it's mine. It's actually just blue vinyl and reflective tape cut to shape. I get bored every few months and do something different. I'm thinking next I might do the Japanese flag of war but do the circle smaller, offset and lower. Maybe even do a nautical star instead of a circle.

The whole point is just to be more visible to oncoming traffic (that's why I use reflective tape for the white parts) but I'm glad to hear you like it.
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Peter Evans wrote:
You're right, one is not better than the other... they each have their own special qualities.

I have not sold it, so I haven't taken a beating... Laughing emoticon

I've been getting on it more lately & quite enjoy it... It is best for riding around town, it is fun to thrash it a bit, something I'd be afraid to do on my 750.

I think that's where it shines... all the stop & go is where the vespa is best, it's very nimble, accelerates fast & reliably & has nice brakes.
I can ride a little crazier, but feel a little safer, in town.
Now you're talkin' - My prophecy is a two bike garage...

Good luck with whatever you decide and enjoy your summer!

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I am really surprised you can get parts for a 1978 CB750. I had an 1982 Yamaha Virago 920 and at only 10-12 years old I couldn't get a carb float bowl gasket for it. I fiddled with it some and it's been sitting in my basement for 12 years now.
So good luck getting parts.

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GOOFY cool and a sweet job with the tape
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Peter Evans wrote:
I'd have to agree, the Vespa is probably better and faster when riding downtown... But downtown here is like one "big city" block...

Most of my riding is on relatively crappy condition coastal roads.
Very little traffic.

The vespa doesn't do bumps well.
It's not fast enough for long fast rides.

It's awesome safe fun, for sure... But I'm just not on it much.
I just rode nearly 1200 miles on a long fast ride. You need to get on that 300 and go out for a week touring on it, then decide if you want to get rid of it. You may be surprised.
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I worry about the belt breaking...
Twice now, I've convinced myself I've had a rear flat. I didn't , of course.

Riding the bigger bike has really improved my confidence on the vespa... To get the quick launches in traffic would require me to drive quite agressively with the 750 ... First gear is always a bit of feathering. On the vespa, it's a no brainer... And I always get off the line first because of the automatic.

I'm leaning a lot more too... Fun!
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its all good
Peter its your bike your money do what you feel is right for you, its all good 2 wheels Ride Safe Brother.
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thx 175mws...

As I've said, I'm keeping the 300 for a while & am going to enjoy it.
I'm going to see if I can edit the thread title , to remove the "buyer's remorse"

It seems to be getting some people a little cranky!

Cheers

-Peter-
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Re: its all good
175mws wrote:
Peter its your bike your money do what you feel is right for you, its all good 2 wheels Ride Safe Brother.
Ha, that post gave me my first chance to hit the thumbs down button. Laughing emoticon Glad to see it was removed.
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I think what people are missing here is context.

A few years back I worked a few months in St-John's. Beautiful city with very nice people but by any standards it's a very very small city. And I think this is why peter is enjoying his motorcycle more.

Scooters are the ultimate way to go in the city; even stopping at red lights is fun; no parking ,no problem park on the sidewalks or in-between cars .
If you are doing 80% highway and 20% city, a BV500 or a motorcycle IMHO is more appropriate and more fun than a 300 GTS .
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A few posts have been removed, the first one for a personal attack, that person should know better than to violate the posting guidelines. The other posts have either been edited or removed because of references to that first post.
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Thanks Benito!
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Re: its all good
brilaz wrote:
175mws wrote:
Peter its your bike your money do what you feel is right for you, its all good 2 wheels Ride Safe Brother.
Ha, that post gave me my first chance to hit the thumbs down button. Laughing emoticon Glad to see it was removed.
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