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So I passed my MSF basic course last weekend and got my motorcycle endorsement. I'm heading to California this weekend to pick up a 2001 ET4 150cc that I bought off craigslist. I'm super-excited to get it, but I'm told it doesn't have a manual. Does anyone know how I could acquire one? Also, any helpful tips/advice for a new (used) scooter owner?
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Ahh, thanks I had seen that site but hadn't quite perused through all of it. The scan quality is a little wonky in a couple pages, but it's certainly better than nothing. Thanks!
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If anyone has better manuals or scans for the ET2s and ET4s then please send them to me via email for upload to the repository.
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Jim - Thanks for making the manuals available! Let me know if you want the S50 manual.
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also if you want the real book you could probally find it on ebay for 20-30 $ USD.
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voneschenbach wrote:
Jim - Thanks for making the manuals available! Let me know if you want the S50 manual.
Yes please, any and all scooter manuals welcomed, not just Piaggio/Vespa. Just email them to the address in the email link in this post.
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Will do
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Got my scooter home! It's in amazing condition (it's a 2001, only 1100 miles). I rode it a couple times over the weekend (first time out on the road, not in a parking lot) and it rode beautifully. Now to get it registered/smogged/insured!
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Congrats on getting her home safe and sound.

Ride safe!
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Welcome to MV. I hope you enjoy riding and reading us here.

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Riding has been an absolute blast I just got my insurance, so I feel safe riding around before I get my scooter registered (I live in AZ, but bought it in CA). And reading these forums has given me a wealth of information, it's a great resource.
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Jim: S-50 Manual in your inbox.
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Be sure you get all the keys for the scoot. Specifically the red/brown one and at least one blue one.

I have heard too may stories about riders losing the only key they got or the red/brown one.
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To get an extra ET2/4 Key
To get an extra ET2/4 Key the part # is 573426. This is the same part # for all LX, LXV, GTV, GTS models.
You can purchase/ order them from your local Vespa dealer for $35

This is a must have if your pron to loosing or misplacing your keys often. The master key (brown) is NOT an extra/spare!! It is only used to program the new blank key, after you take it to get cut at any local hardware store.

If you need one, i have them here at Vespa Hillsboro. Google us, and give me a call. I'll hook ya up!
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Jim: S-50 Manual in your inbox.
Ta muchly, now at:
http://www.wotmeworry.org.uk/manuals/Vespa/S50/
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