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I take back any and all derogatory comments I've ever made or implied regarding vans, and any suggested links to pedophilia. Cheers Mike...legend! Scooter safely getting transportation in the luxurious comfort of a sexy van of fine distinction.

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Okay, I've got a crush on this paint job.

 

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And the double seat. It really transforms the look. So.... I agreed to buy this one.

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I'll get it redone in brown leather. Ummm eventually...when I can afford to, aka I'm broke arse again after buying this shit.

But hey, a future project for me to start obsessing over.

 

 

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Look at the size difference!

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Took it for a ride late last night, its so fast compared to my other two scooters. Easily sits at 80-90kph. It corners surprisingly well too. 

Can't wait to ride it today and get used to it under better conditions.

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Man you're gonna be jamming scooters in that kids play house by September.... i wholeheartedly applaud your choices :grin:

Just a suggestion 

 

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Did my usual testing track run down to the gas station.

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Found a use for the glovebox.

Does 100kph on the straights, if you assume the racing position. 120kph downhill...so awesome!

Its butter smooth to ride, actually handles like a dream. Seriously impressed with it.

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You can fit a surprising amount of stuff in a vespa glovebox. I was going to remove mine when I first got it but it's too handy  

And now welcome to the rabbit hole of chasing more power

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2 hours ago, cletus said:

You can fit a surprising amount of stuff in a vespa glovebox. I was going to remove mine when I first got it but it's too handy  

And now welcome to the rabbit hole of chasing more power

Yeah, removing it was a serious intention. But yes, its like a Tarsus in there. I reckon you'd get a 2L of coke or milk in there. Another trip to town and ill find out.

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I keep googling cool vespas but the ones I really want are stupid money. The (1948 - 1950) model 98 are seriously cool. But like €65000 or something like that.

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Think I'd rather have a dodge challenger if I had to make a choice on what to spend my imaginary money on.

 

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Double seats...yeah buddy! So stoked to pick these up. Really transforms the look for less than 5 minutes work.

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Im loving this seat. The springs are sweet...it squats down as you excellerate, so forgiving and super comfortable.

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I made a slight mistake by applying some armorall to shine it up...but that just ended up making it very slippery. I've done my best to try remove the "slipperyness" and its certainly not as bad as it was. Lesson learned.

Ive ordered a brown leather cover set to replace the black covers. Should look lush! I don't hate the black, it looks sweet...but im keen to try brown? #brownseatsmatter

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so if the seat squats back, does it make a pinch point at the crotch of the pillion?

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9 minutes ago, tortron said:

so if the seat squats back, does it make a pinch point at the crotch of the pillion?

I did wonder that. But I just ran my wife down the road and asked her that same question. She reckons its fine, in fact initially she held onto the bar, then decided to just hold on to me like normal as it felt more natural.

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This arrived today.

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Just need some snifter green paint to make it match...

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I got 2 coffees home, 10km from town like this. Well one dropped off to wife on the way.

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Didn't spill a drop! Did 120kph downhill...it loves it!

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I've mostly just been using it for well any excuse to ride it. The amount of shit I can fit in the glovebox never gets old for me.

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Da da dada dada da da da....

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And my hat and sun glasses snuck in there too.

disclaimer: ***No pastries were harmed in the making of this transportation photo***

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Then I gave it a service, changed out the gear oil for spec found online (first line GL4). Someone put a lot of effort into writing this, so I blindly followed their advice.

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The oil still looked okay. Not just done yesterday, but luckily not last done 10 years ago either. So it was mostly a feel good exercise - just nice to know its had a charmed life of pampered services where someone cared about it. I will continue with this love.

 

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Okay, fucking around with different options.

 

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Im undecided, but when I first looked at these...definitely would have chosen the bottom one.

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I keep coming back to this photo. It was on trademe and I didn't buy it. But love the look. Its an earlier model, but very similar lines.

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2 hours ago, rumrum said:

loose the luggage rack, smaller rounder rear light

Yes, think you maybe right. Though if I lose glovebox and luggage rack I'm starting to get low on storage options. However I may be trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist, as its not like 99% of motorcycles have either of these options. Perhaps I take a car when I'm buying the groceries?

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