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First, I'm happy to have found this forum since I've had so many questions about my new Vespa and you all seem to have one of the best Vespa communities going here. I've especially enjoyed seeing everyone and their scoots in the gallery!

I'm in Atlanta, GA riding my new ET2 (Pearl/Blue) that I picked up last week. This is my first scooter and really enjoying the time I've spent with it so far. Going to use it to get to work (2-3 miles from my house) and running around the city. Any other metro or in-town Atlanta folks out there?

Unfortunately, this weekend (while I was out of town no less) saw the fierce winds tip over my ET onto it's left side so there are a few scratches, a couple of loose mirrors and a little oil that leaked out so it's not all that new anymore Oh well, I'm sure it'll be just fine but I'm thinking I should take it up and have someone give it a once over. I guess that means it's officially broken in--well at least one side is.

All in all, I'm really looking forward to being out on my scoot on a daily basis and wanted to say hello to everyone on the board!
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Welcome, flanders.
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Glad to have you here, Flanders!

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Welcome to the forum, flanders. Glad you found us.
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Re: New to the forum and my new ET2 is officially broken in.
Hi Flanders,

I'm originally from Decatur and I lived in mid-town and off Northside Dr until I moved away many years ago. Sorry to hear that the winds toppled your scooter. They truth is, though, that scooters are much more fun to ride after they've been "christened," which yours certainly has now. So take heart. My GT never ran or handled as well until I threw it down the road good and hard. Now I ride it like I stole it (RILYSI) every day and enjoy it a whole lot more. I'm not even thinking of getting the crash damage repaired!

Atlanta traffic can be a bit of a challenge. Mostly it's those jealous folks sitting in their 355HP Hemi-Powered SUVs idling away in traffic getting zero MPG who want to run over you, so watch out for them while you RILYSI. The best advice I can offer relative to your particular scooter is to get a 70cc kit. They're not very expensive to buy or install. Your dealer can do it in an hour or so. The 70cc kit will give you a little added oomph to help with pulling away from redlights so you don't get rearended by drivers who are in oh-so-big-a-hurry to go sit in a traffic jam on GA-400. The 70cc kit will also give you a little extra speed to keep up with Roswell Road traffic on its hyterical rush to go sit in a traffic jam on GA-400. And so on...

If you don't already have it, you need to go purchase (and wear at all times) the following minimum minimum safety gear: Full Face Helmet, Padded (preferably armored) Riding Jacket, Riding Gloves. And don't ever let me hear about you riding around in flip-flops! Never!

Seriously, dude, have fun and ride safe. And welcome to Modern Vespa.
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Thanks everyone, and thanks jrsjr for the tips! I'm in the highlands and will probably ride there and through midtown for the most part. I already have a good helmet and jacket (although not armored but I'm thinking about getting something pretty beefy like that) and gloves. I also thought I'd probably want the 70cc kit after a few months just to give it that added pep.
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Stupid Flanders. Laughing emoticon
I'm joking. I bet you get that allot!
Welcome, flanders.
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Hi-diddly-ho, neighbor. And welcome to the board!
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Welcome to the club!
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Nukie wrote:
Hi-diddly-ho, neighbor. And welcome to the board!
Laughing emoticon Nukie, Ya beat me.
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Welcome Flanders! Hope you enjoy the site, Lots of good info and folks. Enjoy your scooter, Beale.
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Welcome to the warm nest of Modern Vespa
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Welcome Flanders
Welcome Flanders. I love the avatar.

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Hi Flanders! I'm also an ET2 owner and it's good to have you on board.
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Hi didley ho neihborino......I'm a huge Simpson's fan also......one of the episodes that cracks me up the most is when Homer is in the football bleachers yelling at Coach Flanders "FLAAAAAANNNNNDDDDERRRRSS.....FLAAAAANNNNDDDDEEEERRRSSSS" over and over again and that was the first thing that popped in my head when I saw your avatar.......Good grief that's funny.
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Scootiley Doodiley
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Hi-diddly-ho, neighbor. And welcome to the board!
and me too
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Another Simpsons Fan
Flanders.....
Welcome to the cyber neighborhood!

I am a former ET2 and ET4 owner, having gone "up" the food chain to bigger and faster. I loved both my ETs and they found good homes. Plenty of pep for a scooter newbie. For armored jackets check out the closeouts on www.newenough.com, they have some bargains. There is a mesh jacket (good for the warmer seasons) for $44 plus shipping.

Any Simpsons fans who want the couple of X-rated Simpsons images I have on my hard drive, email me at LisaEsca@aol.com off this forum and I'd be happy to share. I am going to hell for sure, Flanders.

Lisa
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Wel-diddley-elcome Flanders!
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Flanders, welcome! Doh! 8)
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