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Old 03-16-2012, 04:16 PM   #15
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Here is my Vespa PX150 ready to go to a rally this weekend here in Tx.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:19 PM   #16
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Vespa on back of T.V

Carry my 300 gtv on back of van & tow 25' int ccd. Just for short trips thought 70 or 80 miles, too So Cal Beach's .
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:24 PM   #17
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Carry two LS 150s in the bed of my truck. jim
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:02 PM   #18
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I have been collecting and restoring Vespa's and Lambretta's for many years now. I have 7 in my garage right now. I think classic Vespa's and classic Airtstreams just go together. Here is my 64 TV175 Lambretta and my 62 GS160 Vespa. I have not yet figured out how to carry them on my 350 LE yet. I wonder if the tow hitch on the back would support a scooter?


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Old 03-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #19
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Can you get a Nitrous kit for those?

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Old 03-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #20
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Yes you can. They have a supercharger for them too. Stock they will cruise all day at 65mph while getting 85mpg. These are the two I restored for my wife. A 68 lambretta cometa and a 69 Vespa 50 special. It gets 100 mpg.


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Old 03-17-2012, 01:53 PM   #21
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Back around 1964

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Old 03-17-2012, 05:50 PM   #22
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When I go camping by myself I remove my cap and take my Ducati 750ss with me. It is heavier than a small scooter but is a lightweight by motorcycle standards. It weighs about 420 lbs wet. It fits perfectly in the back of my 6.5 ft bed Tundra because it has a reasonably small wheelbase and 17" wheels. It was one of the criteria when selecting the Tundra and the bed size. It just touches the front of the bed and the tailgate when it is closed. I put the side stand down and strap it to all 4 corners of the bed. The suspension springs are slightly compressed. It is not going anywhere while I drive short of an accident.

I load it by myself using a single ramp and always need to find a ditch or a slope to make it easier to load. My old TV was a 93 Chevy van and it was real easy to load in the back of the van, but the Tundra bed is a lot higher even though it is only 2wd. I walk it up the ramp using the throttle. No problems yet, but it is not easy since I have bad knees. I always look for a spotter if one is around. But if not, oh well. So far, so good.

Here are some photos at Rocky Knob campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway where I stayed to go to the Floydfest Music Festival last year.

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Old 03-17-2012, 06:01 PM   #23
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My first motorized 2 wheeler was a 57 Lambretta (I think) that I bought in 1961 when I was 15 years old for $35. I will never forget the freedom that scooter gave me. I could go all over the city and did not need to pedal. I painted it silver/blue and put some plastic braiding over the clutch, brake and throttle cables and put a coon tail on the back. Boy was I cool. I wish I had a picture of it.

I always wanted a Vespa Scooter. I always felt they were the Airstream of the scooter makers- a timeless design.

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Old 03-17-2012, 06:27 PM   #24
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I agree Dan. Did yours look like this one?


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Old 03-18-2012, 01:11 AM   #25
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i agree dan. Did yours look like this one?


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Old 03-18-2012, 09:51 AM   #26
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Thats it! Yours looks much better than mine did. Mine was a solid color with blackwall tires. It looked awesome to me though. I remember the freedom that scooter gave me.

I grew up in a suburb of Detroit. I could not ride it in the suburb because I was only 15. I would walk it 5 blocks to Detroit proper, and then ride it there to my hearts content.

Thanks for the photo.

I have looked at new Vespas, but I don't like the automatic transmission. All my cars have always been manual shift except for my TV, an 08 Tundra.


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Old 03-18-2012, 10:37 AM   #27
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Doh! I was made to sell my '80 P200E when we moved up here 6 years ago. The money went to new upholstery for the Airstream. You guys are making me miss my Vespa.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:06 PM   #28
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How about a little Honda ct 70, street legal and fun to ride. Not the fastest thing but a great versatile little bike.
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